Well, you learn a new thing every day, the Highland city of Inverness was named thus after the Gaelic phrase Inbhir Nis meaning “Mouth of the River Ness”. The area is one of the most glorious parts of the UK and is the location of many fine wedding venues such as the magnificent Bunchrew House along the coast a bit from the city. There’s also a fine variety of wedding acts in Inverness available to hire via Freak Music:
If you like your wedding bands to rock then check out these guys, The Black Isle Rock Orchestra, or BIRO (above) for short are based in the Scottish Highlands but will travel for gigs. Their repertoire covers a wide range of genres and decades from funk and soul through to rock. The set list as you’d imagine is pretty rock heavy and takes in the likes of Pat Benatar, The Undertones and good old AC/DC.
For a bit of background in for the afternoon drinkies then you may want a pianist, Tonya Clement (left) is a solo classical pianist and organist who provides live piano music for wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties and other events and functions. Her repertoire range includes a vast selection of classical music, as well as modern pop.
You can’t really talk about Scottish wedding acts without ceilidh being mentioned and up in the part of the world one of the top end in this regard is the The A & E ceilidh band (bottom) These guys were formed in 2000 by two friends who played music together throughout school and into their adult lives. Ally and Edward play between them accordion, highland bagpipes and drums. They were joined in the band by talented guitarist and singer Balfour Christie, who has been a musician for over 30 years. Their creative and vibrant style of west coast playing ensures that dancers and musical enthusiasts alike will have their feet tapping all night long!
A Highland wedding simply isn’t complete with a Scottish bagpiper and Gus (above right) is an accomplished piper having played for 35 years and guarantees to add that special touch to your wedding or ceremony. This Highlands based piper offers a service tailored to suit your special occasion.