Q&A With Cambridge Bagpiper | Bagpiper | Cambridge, East of England



Cambridge Bagpiper available for Weddings, Funerals, New Year, Burns Nights & speciality events. Wealth of experience gained with 1st Battalion The Black Watch. Has played for most of the current royal family and also George Bush senior at the White House.

To assist you in booking Cambridge Based Bagpiper, The Cambridge Bagpiper for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with them!

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Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A. Weddings, funerals and birthday parties. 

Q. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?
A. Over 40 years. 

Q. On average, how much do you cost to hire?  A. Around £160.

Q. Is there audience interaction in your act?  A. There can be by getting people up to try and play, which is normally fun. 

Q. What is one of the highlights of your show?  A. The element of surprise always goes down well especially when piping a bride down the aisle.

Q. What’s your most favourite gig to date and why? A. There’s been so many highlights but I think the most memorable one was piping for the president on the White House lawn and chatting with him afterwards. 

Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A.  I have performed worldwide and continue to do so. 

Q. Describe your act in 5 words.  A. The best in Scottish music. 

Q. What do you personally enjoy most about performing? A. Meeting new people. 

Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far? A. Apart from the president, playing reveille for the Queen Mother. 

Q. Are there any occasions that you would not advise to book you for?
A. An England Rugby game.

Q. What’s the biggest crowd you performed to so far?  A. Billions at the Bahrain grand Prix. 

Q. What type of occasion/event have you the most experience performing at? A. Unfortunately funerals. 

Q. Do you have any overtime charges if the event runs late? A. No not at all.                                 

Q. What questions would you like to ask your booker? A. Full address and times they require me for. 

Q. Is you act child-friendly? A. very much so, children love to ask questions about my uniform and instrument. 

Q. Do you have any video links on your Profile for a booker to view your act? A. Yes.

Q. Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
A. I always offer a bespoke service. 

Q. Do you have any online reviews a booker can read? A. Hundreds on my website. 

Q. Are there any cancellation fees? A. Only the £20 deposit. 

Q. How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A. About an hour before so I can tune up and complete a full recital.  

Q. Do you sell any merchandise?
A. No.

Q. Do you require a meal?
A. No.

Q. What kind of outfit will you wear?
A. I wear full ceremonial military number 1 Black Watch dress. 

Q. Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A. Very much so, it’s very important. 

Q. Does your pricing change during popular seasons?
A. No.

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