Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, KMM, OLJ, OMLJ. - Bagpiper | North of England(27 Reviews)
Based In: North of England
Whatever the occasion, the use of the highland bagpipes creates an atmosphere imbued with tradition. If it is a wedding, the ceremonial can be enhanced when the bride is piped into the ceremony and out again. The grand entry into the wedding reception highlights the importance of the couples first steps into married life, sealed with a traditional piper's toast to the newly weds. Parties can also have a significant element by using the bagpipes for dramatic effect - perhaps in the engineering of a surprise. The pipes are also well suited to provide that solemnity in the ceremonials for a fu ... neral, adding that special touch for a dignified send-off.
Choice of tunes will inevitably be a cooperation between the piper and the client, depending on the style and format of the event.
Since he was a seven year old Boy Scout in Scotland, eagerly seeking a musician’s arm badge, Pipe Major Waterton-Anderson has been honing his skills with the Scottish bagpipes and through many years in both pipe band work and playing solo, he possesses a wealth of experience upon which he can draw. In recent years, he was Pipe Major of the "Pontefract & District Caledonian Pipe Band" as well as Pipe Major of the "Ainsty Pipers" group. David was appointed "Personal Piper" to His Grace The Duke of Hamilton & Brandon in 1996 until the Duke's death in 2010. In 2013, he was invited to become a ci ... vilian guest piper with the 1st. Batt. Scots Guards. A 'Freeman' of the City of Glasgow, a tartan designing member of "The Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow," he is one of only three living pipers in the UK to have been honoured with a State Knighthood.
Reviews (27 Reviews)
Extensive experience from early school days playing for the 'School Corps,' to piping for dancing with the University 'Scottish Dance Society.' Major involvements in Pipe Bands with both parades and competitions, plus one to one teaching the instrument to new pupils. Piping for cultural exchange visits to France, Germany, Russia, Poland, USA, Japan, Hong Kong. Piping for high profile events at home and abroad, such as playing at the wedding in Kiev, for the daughter of the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Julia Tymoshenko. Prizewinner in many piping competitions. Long term personal Piper to The Duke ... of Hamilton & Brandon, and official Piper to "The Council of Armigerous Clans & Families." Innumerable Burns Suppers, funerals, weddings, birthdays, Parades, competitions, etc. Even one Hen Night!! Piping in the military sphere with the Pipes & Drums of the 1st. Batt. Scots Guards.
Weddings Funerals Burns Suppers (with After Dinner Speaking & Entertainment) Birthday Parties Private Parties Corporate Events Cocktail Receptions Christenings Product Launches Trade Shows Gala Dinners.
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