Bagpiper in South Wales - John Campbell
- Serving South Wales and adjacent counties
Bagpiper John Campbell is a Scottish Highland Bagpiper in South Wales. John Campbell is available for Weddings, Funerals, New Year's Eve Parties, Burn's nights', corporate events and other functions.
John Campbell - Bagpiper in South Wales
A bagpiper is guaranteed to add musical excitement to any event with the combination of traditional highland dress and a wide and varied repertoire of bagpipe tunes to suit all occasions.
John is available for Weddings, Funerals, New Year's Eve parties, Burns suppers, birthdays or other special occasions across South Wales and the South West.
John has played the 'highland' bagpipes for 15 years, 5 years as a playing member of a competing pipeband. The high points being two major pipeband championship wins. In Nov 2008 I started to compete in the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP), organised by the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. In my first year of solo competing (August 2009), I came joint 1st at the World Amateur solo piping championships at my grade.
During the CLASP competition season of 2011-12 I have collectively won all the events at my grade in a new worldwide 'online' competition based in America. In recent months I have won 9 of the 13 events as part of the CLASP league. I became overall winner at the London, Glasgow and Edinburgh contests in succession winning medals and a cup for each event.
This has also meant winning enough overall points to win the 2011-12 league title at my grade. In August 2012 I will be presented with a CLASP medal in Glasgow.
I enjoy performing at my best for audiences, and would relish the opportunity to add a musical touch to your special occasion. My kilt design is Campbell of Argyl (Modern) and reflects my late father's Scottish background. I was however, born in Wales.
Among other cities, Bagpiper in South Wales - John Campbell may serve the following areas: South Wales, Haverfordwest, Carmathen, Swansea, Llanelli, Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport, Chepstow, Brecon, Hereford, Ebbw Vale, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth, Newtown, Builth Wells
"Big Thank you John for piping at our wedding!!! We thought you were absolutly wonderful! When you piped me down the aisle it gave my family goose pimples and brought tears to their eyes! You truly made our day extra special! Both we and all of our guests would recommend you for any special occasion! Emma & David."
"Thank you so much John for making our day a day to remember. Everyone loved you thought you played brilliant. It made our day very special, especially playing in a castle. I will definatley recomend you. Thanks again. Becky & Rob."
"John piped at our Wedding in May 2010 and we would highly recommend him. He was friendly and his piping was excellent. Everyone agreed it added a lovely touch to the day. Steve & Nia Flood.
"John brought welcomed entertainment to a busy and heavy weekend at the evening barbeque during a TA medical stretch, in which he managed to encorporate a wide variety of tunes with excellent execution and delivery. Very impressive and obviously knows his stuff! Rebecca."
"John piped for my mother's 80th birthday party in June. He provided a lovely surprise and played beautifully. We are still talking about it as he really added to special day! Thank you again John! Paul Evans."
"John played at my mothers funeral three weeks ago and i have to say that he was absolutely amazing. John came down a couple of days before just to make sure he would be in the right place to get full effect of the bagpipes and that the tunes that he was going to play were acceptable. John walked in front of my mothers coffin as we carried her in and when he started playing it was overwhelming, as we stopped at the church doors ready to go in John belted out FLOWER OF SCOTLAND as we entered the church (totally patriotic to my mother and our family) people afterwards were coming up to me afterwards and saying that when John played there was not a dry eye in the church. John was professional, courteous, thoughtful from beginning to end and did my mother proud. i would definately use John again and would definately recommend him to anyone. If you are in doubt check him out on you tube he is amazing. Thanks again John and it was my pleasure to be able to write this review about you , well deserved. with thanks and gratitude. Tommy Mason and family. Tommy mason"
"We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to John, he played at our wedding, played me into the church and down the aisle and both of us up the aisle and out of the the church, to our guests in the reception and both of us into the reception. John played note perfect in every song ( and there was a few) He is a lovely friendly man and we and all of our guests will highly recommend him. Thank you again John, you helped make our day extra special! Fern & Andrew John "
"We hired John for our wedding reception last weekend and ourselves and our guests were blown away! I'm Scottish and my wife's Welsh, so we asked for (among other tunes) Flower Of Scotland and the Welsh national anthem. John happily obliged and did a fantastic job with all the tunes he played (including Scottish Soldier and Scotland The Brave). He also went way beyond the call of duty by coming up and meeting us at the venue a few weeks before the event to check it out. On the night, he happily posed for photos with guests and even managed to keep well hidden while the guests were arriving, as this was our little surprise to our guests (especially the Scottish ones!). We would (and we will) gladly hire John again whenever we need a piper, and would highly recommend him to anyone! THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR SPECIAL NIGHT EVEN MORE SPECIAL JOHN!!! Stuart & Louise McIntyre"
"My family and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to John for his truly fitting performance at my grandmothers funeral. Being from the highlands herself and my grandfather having been a bugler in the highland pipe band during the war it really did make for a memorable service. There wasn't a dry eye in the house and everyone commented on how tasteful Johns selections were with no exception. I cannot express how grateful we are for the tasteful manner with which John communicated with us to arrange the service. I would highly recommend piper Campbell for any special occasion. Thanks again John you gave an amazing Scot an amazing send off." Lucie Wilson
"Thank you so much for playing, as a surprise, at my daughters wedding. Everyone commented on how enjoyable the pipes were and I know it made Rebeccas day! Calon Lan left us all looking for tissues! I also appreciated the constant contact you had with us on the run-up to the wedding - it was re-assuring that all was going to be good on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend your services." Jane Laurie
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