Pipers of Distinction - Bagpiper | Australia, New South Wales(no reviews)
Based In: Australia, New South Wales
Fees: AUD $550 per day + travel /accom and meals (if applicable) overseas and $330 per performance within Australia
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Traditional or Modern Piping:
Can do casual or detailed talks or presintations on the bagpipe, highland dress or Scottish history.
With nearly three decades of experience in the entertainment industry (est 1999), Pipers of Distinction custumers instantly have piece of mind and assurance, in knowing they are receiving a service with the reliability and quality that is second to none! We are proud of our reputation in the marketplace and pride ourselves on representing our clients with a professional service at all times.
We have pipers in every capital city of Australia and other part ... s of the World and we perform in excess of 400 bookings a year in Sydney alone. Our level of service and reliability is of a standard that you would find difficult to match.
We strive not just to meet your expectations but to exceed them! We have supplied pipers for weddings, funerals and corporate events in every state of Australia, Scotland, China, New Zealand, Kuala Lumpur, Koh Samui, Phuket, Singapore and Japan. We cna assist you no mater where you require a piper, HIghland dancer, or Pipe Band.
All traditional Scottish bagpipe Tunes.
Modern songs such as : My Heart Will Go On (Theme from Titanic) , Sailing (Rod Stewart)* , Perfect (Ed Sheeran)* , Wake me Up (Avicii) , Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)* , In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)* Angels (Sarah McLaughlan) *, Time To Say Goodbye (Anthony Bocelli)
NOTE: Those * have backing tracks
The manager of Pipers of Distinction is Barry Gray. With over 30 years experience playing the bagpipes and having competed twice in Scotland with the World Famous Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band under Pipe Major R.T.Shepherd (in 1986) and Pipe Major Davy Barnes (in 1994) you can rest assured that the companies credentials are of the highest standard.
Barry holds the Australian Pipe Band College Advanced Certificate (1984) and was the Pipe Major and Musical Director of New South Wales Premier Pipe Band from 1984 – 2007. Barry has been the NSW Open Solo Champion on numerous occasions and compe ... ted in solo competition in Scotland in 1986, 1992, 94, 95, 98, 2006 and in Lorient France as an Australian representative at the World invitational MacCallum Contest in 1999.
He is now a sought after recitalist and instructor throughout Australia and Asia. He has competed in Scotland at the World Championships with the Grade 1 Fife Constabulary Pipe Band (Scotland) who were 9th in the World Championships in 2009, New Zealand police 2008 and as the Pipe Major of the City of Blacktown Pipe band in 1992, 95, 98, 2001, 2006 and as tutor and Pipe Major of the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band from Sydney, Australia in 2010, 2012, 2017.
In more mainstream performances he has appeared on two Australian Feature films “One Night Stand” and “The Boy Who had Everything”. Barry has appeared on stage or recorded with Sir Paul McCartney, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Sarah MacLeod, Olivia Newtown John, The Chieftains, Area 7, Anthony Warlow, The Beatnix, The Battlefield Band, The Red Neck Mothers, The Up Streamers and was the Senior Pipe Major at the Great Anzac Tattoo held at the Entertainment Centre in 1999 and at the Acer Arena in 2006 and with Andre Rieu.
He has been a past Director of the NSWPBA Ltd, as well a past Vice Principle of Piping for the APBA NSW Branch and as well a a past Vice Chairmen of the Australian Pipe Band Association (NSW Branch). Barry is the current President of the New South Wales Pipe Band Association.
He also runs The Sydney School of Piping & Drumming as well as a Highland Wedding Kilt Hire Service and Berlsa Trading - Celtic Sales.
Has been performing for over 45 years. Have 3 fulltime pipers, as well as drummers and buglers on staff. Can also access a large band of 15 - 50 players when required.
Sir Paul McCartney / John Farnham / Byran Adams / Jimmy Barnes / The Cieftains / Angry Anderson / Olivia Newtown-John / The Battlefield Band / Peter Byrnes- Celtic Beat Show / The Australian Girls Chior / Whisskey promtions in China for Chivas Regal and the Famous Grouse / The Barukura Garden - Japan / PO Fair Princess /
Wedding Service or Reception Entertainment Birthday Party Entertainment Private Parties Corporate Events Cocktail Receptions Funeral or Memorial Services Christening Entertainment Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinners Jewish Weddings After Dinner Entertainment.
We have insurence and public liability both locally and Internationally.
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