Chris grew up in a small village just a few miles from Gretna Green, being a focal point for wedding venues it was not long after his 15th Birthday that he played at his first professional gig as a Piper. Chris has a huge amount of experience playing in front of crowds between 5 and 500. Most of Chris’ piping events are weddings and funerals however he has also played at other interesting engagements, including; a surprise birthday appearances in a local park at 7am, piping from the sunroof of a moving car and playing as an alarm clock for hungover festival goers.
Over the years Chris has played for three different pipe bands and attended several piping competitions as a band member and a solo player. He also spent three years as club secretary of the Shropshire Highland Piping Society, at which he gained vast amounts of experience of the piping world.
What made you learn?
“Chris started to learn the pipes when he was about 13 years old. It was after his family took him to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo that he became fully engrossed. Seeing the lone piper playing at the top of the Castle was truly fantastic”
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