Bagpipers: Willie’s Bagpipers – UK
Willie is a long serving and established bagpiper who has been seen by millions of people all over the world over the years, having performed on TV shows, theatre performances (even ballet!), marches, wedding and state occasions. Willie was also the Dewars Highlander!
He is available to perform at all types of events.
Willie can also provide further pipers including Tony. Tony was a Pipe-Major in the Gordon Highlanders and served in H M Forces for a total of 26 years. During his service, He played at many Royal Functions and Dinners, Military Parades, Tournaments and Tattoo’s, including Edinburgh Castle, Hollyroodhouse etc., Worldwide Band Tours and European Film Premiers. i.e. “The Battle of Waterloo” and “The Tunes of Glory”
He spent four years in Brunei, as H M the Sultans Piper and Pipe-Major of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Tony’s duty encompassed Band Tours in the Far East and Northern Australia and also a recording of Combined Band Music of the RBAF, in Singapore.
Since leaving the Army, Tony has played on various occasions for H M the Queen and Family, many Corporate and Military Functions and Dinners in London, including Clarence House, Mansion House, Astor House, Spencer House etc., including Europe and the Far East.
Tony has performed in Switzerland, Paris and Guernsey as part of a company and also performed in Turin, Italy, The Palace of Versailles and Dubai last year.
Whilst assisting with the musical advancement of the London Scottish Pipes & Drums in 2000, Tony had the honour of being on Parade for the 100th Birthday Celebrations, for HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in London’s Horse Guards Parade, also at Clarence House and the 100th. Birthday Celebration Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
Standard Length of Performance:
Approximately 2 hours.
”As always Willie was fantastic, a great entertainer and a true gent!”
- John Lewis
"The band you provided last week were great and went down a storm. They sounded great – very stirring music and were enthusiastic playing from 0800 to 1000 with a few intervals. Please pass on my thanks to them."
- Giant Leap Event Management Limited