Based in Nairn and ideally located to perform at nearby Inverness, Forres, and Elgin and is prepared to travel elsewhere throughout Highland, Moray, and Grampian in the North of Scotland.
If you require a skilled & experienced piper to play at your wedding, event, or ceremony then look no further - whatever the occasion, you can be sure that Gus the Piper will provide an excellent service for a fair & reasonable price.
Gus specialises in performing at weddings. His duties typically include piping for the arrival of guests & the bride, leading the bride up the aisle, leading the newlyweds down the aisle & later into the reception. Gus will usually play a medley from his wide repertoire of tunes to entertain guests as they arrive at the venue. An upbeat rendition of the tune 'Highland Cathedral' is popular for leading the bride up the aisle. The celebratory tune 'Marie's Wedding' is usually played at the conclusion of the ceremony. Gus will then lead the newlyweds into the reception to a rousing tune such as 'Scotland the Brave'
Gus is also available for other occasions such as making a surprise appearance at a birthday party or, on a more sombre note, playing a moving lament such as 'The Dark Island', 'The Nurses Cradle Song' or 'Highland Cathedral' at the funeral of a loved one.
Gus can accomodate requests for any special tunes.
Skye Boat Song
Scotland the Brave
The Badge of Scotland
The Black Bear
Gus's extensive repertoire also includes a wide variety of 2/4 & 6/8 marches, strathspeys, reels & jigs.