- Serving North West England & Wales
Expert Highland Bagpiper available for weddings, funerals and events, performing professionally for many years.
Phil McConnel has played the Bagpipes for over 40 years. He is a member of the Royal Artillery Army Pipe Band in Liverpool, and has had the honour of playing on Horse Guards Parade in the Presence of the Royal Family.
Phil haspeted over the years at various pipe bandpetitions including the British, Scottish, European and world Championships. He along with a groupd of 1000 pipers, played at the opening of themonwealth games in 1986.
At present, Phil is the Pipe Sergeant of the prestigious Warrington Pipe band. They perform at Weddings, Birthday Parties, Funerals,  Dinner Presentations, Burns Night Suppers, Christmas and New Year Eve Parties.
I can personally offer three styles of dress to suit your occasion: Full dress with feather bonnet, Evening dress with dinner jacket, white shirt and Dickie bow tie, Day dress with blazer jacket, and a white shirt and tie. To add some traditional flavour, i  also have Three-tartan kilts Ancient MacDonald of the Isle, Black Stewart and Ancient Cameron.
A traditional bagpiper will add a touch of flair, drama and excitement to your wedding day. To make your day memorable from the start, we will play for all your guests as they arrive, then pipe in the bride and the bridesmaids. I can play during the ceremony, (a beautiful hymn such as Amazing grace, or any other classical musical selection of your choice), or just during the signing of the register. I can also play as the guests are leaving the ceremony, and during the photography session. I can play at the reception during the cocktail hour, and then after that, i will play the bride and groom to their table, offering a unique and glorious element to your special day.
A traditional bagpiper can be used at corporate events and at work related dinner presentations. Having a piper is a highly visible and unique addition to your function, adding a touch of class. A traditional bagpiper can also be used at an opening of a new business premise as people will be charmed by the sounds of traditional bagpiping - and flock by to see what is happening!
The Bagpipes add a special touch to a funeral providing bittersweet and haunting music which is the perfect send off for your special loved ones.  Traditional bagpipers have been used at military and state funerals for centuries and piping is bing more of amon, everyday feature at funerals. A piper can play at the church during the ceremony and can walk in front of the hearse leading the funeral cars up the drive to the graveside or to the Crematorium. At the Crematorium it is a special touch to have the piper walk through the room playing a lament as the curtains are being drawn.
Celebrate the life and works of one of the most famous of all Scottish poets, Robert Burns.   Every Burns night supper has its own special flavour, but they all share the purpose of honouring Robert Burns. No Burns night supper would beplete without a bagpiper to pipe in the Haggis, the Scotch whisky, and a Burns poem recital, creating a fitting tribute night to one of Scotlands finest.
Among other cities, Bagpiper may serve the following areas: South Wales, North Wales, Cumbria, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Birmingham, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Liverpool, Manchester, Worcestershire, Wirral, Aston, Cardiff, Newport, Newton, Norton, Herefordshire, Middleton, Newtown, Pentre, Felindre, Isle of Man, Marston, Pentrefelin, Walton
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