Hiring Bagpipers, Tips, Advice and How to Book!


Bagpipers are a fantastic entertainment choice and are very popular among traditional weddings along with many other types of event.  Although most famous in Scotland, Bagpipers are popular across the World and can be found in Europe, Western Asia, Northern Africa and other places and originated back in the Middle East as far back as 1000 BC!  If you are thinking of booking bagpipers but don’t know where to start, take a look at our special guide on www.EntertainersWorldwide.com of tips and advice before you part with your money and book a bagpiper!

What Events are Bagpipers Suitable for?

Bagpipers are considered a traditional instrument and are very popular in Celtic events.  Choose bagpipers for the following:

  • Wedding Ceremony Entertainment
  • Award Ceremony Entertainment
  • Private Party Entertainment
  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Sporting Event Entertainment
  • And much more!

Where do I find Bagpipers on your Website?

Our website is very easy to use and there are two ways you can find Bagpipers with ease and speed. Firstly, you can use the amazing search function on our website.  Each page has this search function which consists of two form fields, “I’m Looking For” and “Near”.  All you need to do is start to fill in these form fields and click on the big search button to be taken to all of the applicable listings.   If you want to keep things more open, you don’t need to add a location which will give you even more listings!

The alternative way to find Bagpipers on our website is to use the navigation which is at the top of every page.  Simply click on “Musical Entertainers” and navigate to “Instrumentalists”.  Bagpipers are listed in this section so all you need to do is click the link and you will find every single applicable act on our website!  If you want to make things even quicker, click here to be taken directly to our Bagpipers category on our entertainment directory!

What does a Bagpiper Actually Do?

Bagpipers will perform instrumental music using their pipes and offer a very distinct sound.  Usually they will perform traditional Celtic songs such as “Flower of Scotland”, “Amazing Grace” or the “Highland Cathedral” and they play their instrument by inflating the bag by blowing into the blowpipe.  There are a number of other technical parts to playing a bagpipe so many of these instrumentalists spend years practicing their performance, both alone and in groups.

How long will Bagpipers perform for?

Each bagpiper or bagpiping group will have their own performance times so it is always advisable to get in touch with them to see if they can accommodate your event.  As a rough guide, bagpipers will usually be happy to perform for a couple of hours.

How much does a Bagpiper or Bagpiping Band cost?

One of the great things about our entertainment directory is that it is completely free to contact performers for a no-obligation quote.  Since each performer will have their own prices and fees, again we recommend contacting them for an accurate quote.  What have you got to lose?

What Should I Ask a Bagpiper?

If you are unfamiliar with bagpipers, there might be many questions you want to ask them before you decide to commit and book.  We have put together a little guide of example questions that you can use when you contact your chosen performer, however if you have more questions to add to the list, that is perfectly acceptable and any professional entertainer will happily answer any queries you may have.   Keep the following questions handy for when you decide to contact a performer…

  • Are you available to perform on the date of my event?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
  • How much space will you need to set up?
  • Do you have previous experience in similar events?
  • Can you provide previous client testimonials?
  • How long will you be able to perform for?
  • How much do you charge for your services?
  • What percentage deposit is needed to secure my date?

How Do I Choose a Bagpiper?

Using our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com we give you as much information as possible to help you make your final decision on booking a bagpiper.  Unfortunately, we cannot make that decision for you since it is quite a personal choice but what we can do is make it really easy for you to make your mind up.  Browse through all of our available entertainers’ profiles and read all about them.  Many of our acts also choose to upload video or audio samples too which we find very useful in making that all important decision.

Once you’ve found a performer you would like to book or enquire about, simply click on the “Request a Quote via E-mail” button and you will be put in direct contact with them.  We do not charge a fee for this service, so you can make sure you get the best direct price – with no hassle!

Want to Save Time When Booking Your Entertainment? Sit back, relax and have your Entertainment contact you! By adding a post to our website e.g. ‘Bagpiper required for Wedding Ceremony on 19th October’, our available acts will contact you by email. Look at the Entertainer’s publicity, decide which is your favourite and contact them directly! The entire service is completely free of charge. Tell us what entertainment you are looking for now and we will do the rest! Contact us. Or view all of our entertainers, bands, tributes, singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, speciality acts, DJs & other artists worldwide here: www.EntertainersWorldwide.com ———————————————————-


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