church wedding


Wedding piper.

The Scottish wedding bagpiper creates a lively happy atmosphere. Whether a Church, Registry, or a civil wedding.  I know that your guests and friends will talk about this for a long time. (I know this to be true by the large amount of thank you cards, Tel: calls and e-mails I receive after the wedding day).

I can make your day even more SPECIAL by any or all of the following:-

ENTERTAIN your party of guests before you arrive, and then escort you into church.
PLAY inside the church during the signing of the register.
PLAY your guests, yourself and groom out of the church following the ceremony.
MEET you at the reception to play for the guests and escort you to your top table.
PROVIDE entertainment at an evening reception.

I have played at York Minster, Ampleforth Abbey, Ripon, Durham Cathedral's and the Houses of Parliament. I have played for Sir, Gordon Banks, Ian. St. John, Nobby Styles, Robson Green, Tony Blair, and the H.R.H.Duke and Duchess of Kent. I was lucky enough to be chosen by the BBC to play for their Politics show in Scotland.

I can provide you with a first class drummer for your wedding and a Ceilidh Band with a caller for your reception if required.


Sample Wedding Music: 

Scotland the Brave 

Bonnie Dundee

Sky boat Song 


scottish bagpiper

Tunes for weddings

These are but a few of the favourites:















We just wanted to drop you a little note with a Huge thank you inside it!!
You helped make our wedding day so very special. When I think of the pipes. I still get "goose bumps!"

You sounded fantastic!

Thanks once again, lots of love.

Nicol and Chris

P.S. The cheeky "smile" was a crowd pleaser!


We wanted to thank you for being such an enormous asset to our very special day. The melodic sound of the pipes at the church and at the wedding reception were appreciated by all. In addition, your a great personality to have at such a social occasion.

A very delighted Mr. and Mrs. Maunder.

Bishop Auckland. Sunderland


Dear Derek,

Thank you very much for playing the Bagpipes at our wedding at Durham Castle in December, You helped to make the whole occasion and experience even more unique and enjoyable.

A lot of guests have commented to us on how atmospheric the pipes made their experience of the castle. They have also remarked how special if was to be piped over the bridge from the church to the castle itself. This was certainly one of the highlights from the day for Lee and I.

We hope you had a pleasant Christmas and wish you all the best for next year.

Yours, Rob & lee.



To Derek,

I would just like to thank you on behalf of Laura and myself for your fantastic performance at our Wedding. Your 'Highland Cathedral made the hairs stand up on my neck and your pipes kept people well entertained throughout the day!

The wonderful tunes you and your pipes produced certainly made a difference and became an integral part of our special day! You get my strongest recommendation!

Thanks for everything!!!!

(Gisborough Hall.) Middlesbrough

PS. Could you email the words of the verse you gave us just before we walked down the staircase. It was a nice touch but I can't remember what you said!

Thanks Matt Whitfield.



A keen Scottish rugby supporter was watching a match against England at Murrayfield. Beside him was the only empty seat in the entire stadium. "Whose seat is that?" asked the man on the other side. "It's my wifes"  But why isnt she here? "She's dead"  Well, why didnt you give the ticket to one of your friends?" "They are all at the funeral".


 How wise I am to have instructed the butler to instruct the first footman to instruct the second footman to instruct the doorman to order my carriage: I am about to volunteer a definition of marriage. Just as I know that there are two Hagens, Walter and Copen, I know that marriage is a legal and religious alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. Moreover, just as I am unsure of the difference between flora and fauna and flotsam and jetsam, I am quite sure that marriage is the alliance of two people one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them, And he refuses to believe there is a leak in the water pipe or the gas pipe and she is convinced she is about to asphyxiate or drown, And she says "Quick get up and get my hairbrushes off the windowsill, it's raining in," and he replies "Oh they're all right, it's only raining straight down."

That is why marriage is so much more interesting than divorce, Because it's the only know example of the happy meeting of the immovable object and the irresistible force. So I hope husbands and wives will continue to debate and combat over everything debatable and combatable. Because I believe a little incompatibility is the spice of life, particularly if he has income and she is pattable.


Q. What's the difference between a dead snake in the road and a dead Bagpiper in the road?

A. Skid Marks in front of the snake.

This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with and love.


What do you call six weeks of rain in Fort William?.............   The Summer Holidays

Actually that is a lie.

we have two seasons on Scotland.

July, and Winter.

 (c) ASoloHighlandpiper