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Rich Gordon

Music

Overview

  • Highland bagpiper or Borders smallpipe player
  • Repertoire includes all the standards plus more obscure reels and jig and requests are welcome.

Location

Rich is currently based in Dundee but will happily travel across the UK. Additional travel expenses will apply depending on location, but 100 miles' travel allowance is given on all pricing.

Standard Set Times

  • Standard wedding engagement is 4 hours, covering welcoming guests to piping couple to their table at the breakfast.
  • Set times will vary for other engagements, depending on your needs, but minimum booking time is 1 hour.

About this Act

Rich Gordon has been playing the Highland Bagpipes since 1996 where he began learning the instrument with the (then) Kirkland Pipe Band in Fife led by Pipe Major Jim Anderson. 

Rich has performed across Scotland and England at countless weddings and events, ranging from shop openings, Burns Suppers, TV show appearances, Munro Bagging and private parties. In addition to the Highland Bagpipes, Rich also plays Borders Smallpipes which are more suited to indoor spaces with their mellow and gentler tone and volume.

Rich's former corporate client list is extensive, and includes:

Tesco

Aldourie Castle

University of Edinburgh

University of Dundee

University of St Andrews

Scotland's Rural College

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow Phoenix Choir

Apex Hotels

Sterling Furniture

Nothing is too much trouble for Rich. All feasible requests are considered.

Set List

Standards:

Highland Cathedral
Black Bear
Scotland the Brave
Dark Island
Mari's Wedding
Amazing Grace
Flower of Scotland
Auld Lang Syne
A Man's a Man (for a' that)
Bonnie Dundee
Green Hills of Tyroll
Flowers O' the Forest
Loch Lomond
Skye Boat Song
For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
Glendaruel Highlanders
Cock O The North

Various cover versions:

Caledonia
The Rose
500 Miles
1000 Years
Chasing Cars
Wake Me Up

And countless other traditional bagpipe tunes


Lineup

  • Solo Highland bagpiper
  • Solo Borders Smallpipe player

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