university balls

 
Parties.

University Balls.  Blessings. Christenings. To name but a few of the varying events at which I have piped.  

Private parties in peoples own homes are really something. The surprise on their  faces as I walk up the street playing the bagpipes then turn into their drive makes my job really worth while.

The feed back from these people always overwhelms me. To have the guests dancing to my music is fabulous, I wouldn't swap my job for anything.

Sample Party Music

Pipe Major G Allen

Cock of the North

A 100 Pipers

Pumpkins Fancy

 

 

Tunes for parties: 

  • IN THE MOOD. 

  • I LOVE A LASSIE.

  • THE WILD ROVER.

  • WHISKY IN THE JAR.

  • WOODEN HEART. 

  • OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM.

  • SINGING IN THE RAIN.

  •  IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPARAREE.

  • PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES.

  • KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING.

  • MULL OF KYNTRE. 

      VALENTINES DAY.

I was hired by a Paul Asensio, to Pick up flowers from a local Florist in Hartlepool, Drive to his home at 2.30.p.m.  Play Highland Cathedral and then present the flowers to his wife. She cried and then gave me a big cuddle. What a way to be cupid.

Hells Angels Anniversary

I was booked to play for the Hells Angels in Sunderland on Saturday, 6th June, 2009. Arrived to find hundreds of Bikers from all over the world. Went onto the stage surrounded by a Blue Haze as this was a private club and I had not seen this amount of smoke since the ban. (would you tell 600 hairy bikers to put it out?) I was to play The Gael (the theme tune from the last of the mohicans) this had been done by the Royal Scots Dragoons with 12 pipers and 6 drummers. I had to play this alone with TT Blue. a Great Band John on Vocals. Keith on Drums. Phil on Guitar. Pete on Bass. and me on the pipes (not 6 doing the medley and 3 doing seconds and 3 doing 3rds) We rocked this number out so successfully that the Angels wanted it twice. We also did the version of The Belfast Child. (I knew this as She Moved Through the Fair.) Great night and a sore throat the next day with all the smoking. Thank's lads for a fantastic night.

 

scottish parties

Please feel free to print this photo specially designed to keep the children away from fires.

Q. What's the difference between a bagpipe and an onion?
A. No one cries when you chop up a bagpipe.

Q. What do you call ten sets of bagpipes at the bottom of the sea?
A. A Start.

Q. What's the difference between a bagpipe and a trampoline?
A. You take your shoes off when you jump on a trampoline.

 

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