For centuries, the magic of the pipes has been thought of as something very special. Interwoven with national folklore, from spritual encouragement in battle to the celebrating of an important event, the skirl of the pipes adds a unique sound that cannot be equalled.
Bob Ash is an experienced musician, and is fortunate to have been taught by the very best of piping tutors and carry on the skills and traditions handed down to them.
He is able to turn out in any level of Highland Wear, from day and evening wear to full highland dress uniform: kilts and matching plaids in the Jacobite, Ancient & Modern Caledonian, Red & Hunting Robertson, and Royal Stewart.
He has performed several times on TV, including the hit single “I Have A Dream” on Top of the Pops, News at Ten, RDA, The Stand Up Show and The Generation Game. He has performed around the world including North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia.
The piper’s services can be tailored precisely to your requirements, and can include a selection of varied musical preferences.
Service A1 (Ceremony only): He is at your disposal from the time your guests are arriving for the ceremony until the party departs for the reception. He can play welcoming music as the guests arrive, enhance the arrival of the Bride, lead the Bride and escort up the aisle, play during the signing of the register, play the Bride & Groom down the aisle and outside, and for a suitable time during the photographs.
Service A2 (Reception only): He is at your disposal from the time the wedding party arrives at the reception. He can play welcoming music as the guests arrive, and enhance the arrival of the Bride & Groom, play for a suitable period during the reception drinks, pipes the guest into the dining room and finish in style, piping the Bride & Groom into the Wedding Breakfast.
Service B (Civil Ceremony with reception at same venue)
Service C (Ceremony and Reception): this combines Services A1 and A2
Service D (Ceremony and Reception – enhanced): this is the deluxe service, which puts the piper at your disposal throughout the day and evening. In addition to Service C, the piper can play for a suitable period during the meal (generally outside the room so everyone can converse!), can play to announce speeches and the cutting of the cake, play all the guests from the dining room into the evening function area, play to signal the serving of the evening buffet, can offer supplementary entertainment to guests during the interval of the disco/live band, and pipe the Bride & Groom from the reception.
A piper available for all events, from weddings to funerals. Bob plays Scottish & Irish tunes as well as some English tunes and a number of hymns & carols. Please click on the icon below to see his extensive repertoire.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements and obtain a quote.