Tony is now an accomplished piper and has been playing the Great Highland Bagpipes for 18 years. On discharge from the Armed Forces, following his 22 year Military career, he attended the piper’s course at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, Inchdrewer House, Edinburgh. He went on to be tutored further under the watchful eye of an Ex Scots Guards Pipe Major, prior to launching his professional career.
Tony has played at many prestigious events and venues. He has played in front of Royalty and several well know celebrities. In addition to many events throughout the United Kingdom, he has performed overseas in Germany, Canada, Poland and the Caribbean.
Tony is highly versatile and can tailor his playing to all event requirements. He can provide guidance on the formal parts of your wedding or event, and also advise the best way to utilize your piper, making it an occasion that you, and your family and friends will remember as one of the highlights. Having served in the forces Tony is fully aware of Mess Etiquette and is currently the Honorary Piper for the United Kingdom Defence academy.
What made you learn?
“Tony started to learn the bagpipes as a mature student. His great grandfather was a Piper in The Black Watch and was born and breed in Kinross, Perthshire. Despite his grandparents moving south for employment and having 11 children, none of them ever followed his Great Grandfathers love of the Pipes. When Tony turned forty he felt the need to challenge himself further and subsequently started to learn The Great Highland Bagpipes”
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