fife piper

 

Background

I began learning the bagpipes in 1996 and have played in many different countries, including Germany, Belgium and France.  Playing in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo was a special experience.  I have competed solo and also with various bands, winning many prizes. 

Bagpipes My pipes are full size Scottish Highland bagpipes which were made in the 1940's by Peter Henderson. I am very proud to own a sterling silver set. The highland dress I am wearing in the picture below is the Madras College tartan.  I have a royal blue waistcoat and jacket.  When playing for less formal occasions I can wear my Jacobean shirt if requested.

I have a full repertoire of traditional highland piping melodies and can recommend suitable pipe music to accompany any event.

Barry Johnston

WEDDINGS

My repertoire is extensive and I am very flexible and will happily cater for all needs with traditional and modern pipe music.

Here are some suggestions for your wedding;
 

  • Piping for the arrival of guests into the ceremony

  • Piping arrival of bride,

  • Pipe bride down the aisle and pipe the new couple out at the end of the ceremony.

  • Pipe as guests leave the ceremony

  • Pipe guests into the reception

  • Pipe top table party up to their table

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Having a piper present at a party for a particular person or couple can be a wonderful surprise and can lend an added sense of importance to the occasion.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

The music of bagpipes can provide a moving, unobtrusive and personal tribute at a ceremony or service.

For any event, you are guaranteed the personal services of a professional and experienced Highland piper.

 

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