For centuries, the magic of the pipes has been thought of as something very special. Interwoven with national folklore, from spiritual encouragement in battle to the celebrating of an important event, the skirl of the pipes adds a unique aspect to any event, that cannot be equalled!!
Piper Richard Dawson, an experienced musician and bagpiper, was fortunate to have been taught by the very best of piping tutors and carries on the skills and traditions handed down to him. He is able to turn out in any level of Highland Wear, from day wear to full highland dress uniform, wearing the tartans of MacDuff or Davidson.
Richard has given performances several times on TV, and has performed in many places around the world including, Australia, America (Washington DC), the Middle East, Europe ( Wedding Pipers in Krakow ), Cyprus and Hong Kong.
Services can be tailored to your requirements and can include a selection of varied pieces to suit all tastes. Select from the categories below the one which is best for you.
The information below is intended to give you an idea what can be covered at a wedding
Service "A": - Wedding Ceremony only
He is at your disposal from the time your guests arrive for the ceremony until the party departs for the reception. He can play welcoming music as the guests arrive, enhance the arrival of the Bride, lead the Bride and escort her up the aisle, play during the signing of the register, play the Bride and Groom down the aisle and outside the church, and for a suitable time during the photographs.
Service "B" : - Wedding Reception only
He is at your disposal from the time the wedding party arrives at the reception. He can play welcoming music as the guests arrive, and enhance the arrival of the Bride and Groom, play for a suitable period during the reception drinks, pipe the guests into the dining room and finish in! style, piping the Bride and Groom into the Wedding Breakfast.
Service "C" : - Wedding Ceremony and Reception
This combines Services "A" and "B"
For a birthday the choice is yours as to how you would like me to arrive and play, I have been used as a secret surprise at several functions
Prices Start from £160
I'm willing to travel anywhere so If you have any questions please call and ask or email me I endeavour to check emails daily.
I can be booked for other functions eg birthday parties Anniversaries or retirement parties and I'm willing to travel to any country (fees and expenses are to be agreed at time of booking).