Bagpiper for Hire

Hello, My name is Phil McConnell – Bagpiper for hire, I have been playing the Highland Bagpipes for 45 years. I was taught to play the pipes by Malcolm Hilton, an ex pipe Corporal of the Gordon Highlanders, at the time he was Pipe Major of the Clan Macleod pipe band. read more
Wedding bagpiper for hire

Bagpiper for Hire – Testimonials

Hi Phil,

Craig and I would like to thank you very much for playing at our wedding on the 4th August at Shrigley Hall. I will never forget the excitement I felt when I heard you playing as we were driving towards the hotel. You really did make our wedding very special. Our guests were amazed and really did enjoy listening to play I will recommend you to anyone and I can not thank you enough, I will never forget the joy that you brought to everyone at my special occasion. I would love to put a message on your web page singing your praises you’re fantastic. Thanks again, Claire Buxton read more

History of the Bagpipes

Bagpipes existed in many forms in many places around the world. In each country the basic instrument was the same, a bag with a chanter and one or more drones. Some of these were mouth blown while others used a bellows attachment to supply the air. The bag provided a sustained tone while the musician took a breath and allowed several tones to be played at once. read more

Traditional Highland Bagpiper for hire for all occasion’s

I can offer a variety of styles of dress including:

  • Full dress with feather bonnet
  • Evening dress with dinner jacket white shirt and Dickie bow tie
  • Day dress with blazer jacket.white shirt and tie
  • Three-tartan kilts Ancient MacDonald of the Isle, Black Stewart, Ancient Cameron

 

Bagpiper hire in Liverpool and across MerseysideWhatever your special occasion, contact Bagpiper for Hire today to discuss your requirements. I have been playing the highland bagpipes for over 40 years as well as playing on horse guards parade in the presence of our royal family.

Together with one thousand pipers, I played at the opening ceremony of the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

My Passion allows me to offer my services as a Bagpiper to many Local Parades and Events as well as offering services to the public playing at Weddings, Funerals, Burns night celebrations, anniversaries, New Year Eve events and birthdays.

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I was born in Inverness and lived in Fort Augustus when I was very young, before my father and mother moved to Liverpool – the home of my mother. My grandfather and grandmother moved to Fort Augustus from Inverness when my grandfather took over as engineer of the famous tug boat ‘The Scott’. read more

I am also available for a number of Special Events and a Bagpiper is guaranteed to add to the Hospitality of your event. Events that my services have been required for include;
  • Hospitality Events
  • Conferences & AGM’s
  • Sporting Occasions
  • Trade Shows & Exhibitions
  • Corporate Christmas Celebrations
  • Road Shows & Rallies
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches

 

I can offer a variety of styles of dress including;

  • Full dress with feather bonnet
  • Evening dress with dinner jacket white shirt and Dickie bow tie
  • Day dress with blazer jacket, white shirt and tie
  • Three-tartan kilts Ancient MacDonald of the Isle, Black Stewart, Ancient Cameron

Burns Night

Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Ayrshire on the 25th January 1759. Every year on the 25th January or around that date the world celebrates the life and work of the most famous of all Scottish poets, Robert Burns. read more

Wedding Bagpiper

The bride and the bride’s maids will also be greeted before being piped in to the ceremony. I can play during the ceremony, a hymn such as Amazing grace. Or during the signing of the register. I will play as the guests are leaving and provide a few tunes while pictures are being taken. read more