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
walk up the street playing the bagpipes
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
Sample Party Music:
Pipe Major G Allen
Cock of the North
A 100 Pipers
Tunes for parties:
LOVE A LASSIE.
IN THE JAR.
MACDONALD HAD A FARM.
SINGING IN THE RAIN.
A LONG WAY TO TIPARAREE.
PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES.
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING.
MULL OF KYNTRE.
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.
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.
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.