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Shaun Wedding PhotoSmuts-Wedding-PhotoBagpipers have been entertaining guests at weddings, banquets and parties for centuries. By hiring a piper to play for your wedding or event, you will be carrying on a cultural tradition that has been prevalent throughout the world.

According to Scottish tradition, if a bagpiper greets the bride first, she is assured of a long and successful marriage. However, you don’t have to be of Scottish or Irish heritage to have a piper at your wedding. Bagpipes provide an electrifying presence and will leave an indelible mark in all of your guest’s memories.

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about-me

About Me

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  • I have been playing the bagpipes for more than 15 years.
  • I currently play for the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band as well as the Cape Garrison Artillery Pipes and Drums.
  • I have won several solo piping competition, as well as competed at many band competitions throughout South Africa.
  • I have performed on stage at Kfm’s KDay, Kirstenbosch, the Assembly night club and outdoor rock festivals such as Rock the River.
  • I have performed internationally as well as regular performances at the Cape Town Military Tattoo and the South African Tattoo in Johannesburg.
  • I have featured in several international television commercials for brands such as Haribo and Lexus.
  • I have also featured in a wedding on Via’s Pasgetroud

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The bagpipes at a wedding bring an unique and unforgettable atmosphere to the special day.

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Funerals

Any bagpipe enthusiast or person of Scottish heritage deserves a traditional farewell.

Let the bagpipes bring the emotions and memories of the person you loved so much.

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Corporate Events

Add the sound of the highland bagpipes to your corporate event.  

The bagpipes can be played at different functions: Whisky tasting’s, Christmas/End of Year functions, Robert Burn’s Scottish Evenings and Birthday’s.

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Television Commercials

I have featured in several international television commercials for large brands such as Haribo and Lexus.

 

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Television Appearance

In April 2018 I had the privilege of piping and featuring in Nicholas and Elizabeth’s wedding on Via’s Pasgetroud (S07e08). The wedding reception took place at the Groote Kerk in Adderley street and the reception was held at the Castle of Good Hope.

         

           
 

Television Commercials

I featured in a German Haribo television commercial for their new vegetarian Fruitmania range of sweets.

In the commercial I portrayed a Scottish Loch tour guide.

I featured in a Lexus television commercial for the launch of their Centre Stage sound systems, developed by Mark Levinson.

I also recorded the commercial’s melody (Depeche Mode – Just Cant Get Enough) on bagpipes at Milestone Studio.

 

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FAQ and Rates

What songs can you play?

I will play traditional music at all events. However, if there is a specific tune you would like me to play then please feel free to let me know.

What uniform do you wear?

A traditional Scottish uniform is worn at all events, with the Ancient MacDonald tartan kilt.

Do you travel?

I will travel anywhere to where your event or function is being held.  The cost of travel will be included in the fee. I have traveled to events all around the Western Cape such as, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Barrydale and even Vredendal.

Can you play with other musicians?

Yes, I have played with many different musicians, from traditional side drummers, rock bands, church organs, a violinist and even an alphorn player.

If you are looking for a unique arrangement of the bagpipes then please feel free to contact me.

   

What are your rates?

The basic pricing guide for 2018 is as follows:

  • Weddings R 1 400
  • Wedding & Reception R 1 600
  • Funerals/Wakes R 950
  • Corporate Events/Birthdays R 1 400

Please note:

  • Corporate Events pricing varies based on event type and piping requirements.
  • Pricing is based per function and not hourly.
  • Prices do not include travel expenses to and from venue.
  • Please contact me with inquiries. Tailored packages can be arranged.

Get in touch with me!

Please feel free to contact me with any queries. If you would like a quotation for your event, please either fill in the form below or click here to email me.

I will get back to you as soon as possible.