Mitchell Kilt and Highland Piper Information.

Hire of Scottish and Irish kilts and Welsh cilts, in New Zealand

KILT HIRE for occasional LOCAL use with
REFERRALS given for nationwide kilt hire.
We are closed since 2016. However Free referrals are given.
Sometimes we can oblige with the occasional requirement.
Free advice on Highland / Kilted attire
For your Wedding, at the theatre, the restaurant....

Kilted attire is suitable
for any occasion!
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Bagpiper hire details can be accessed from this web-page.

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Hire Kilt Tartans
Standard Hire Outfit
Highland Attire for Hire
Piper Hire
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Kilt Tartans

Free advice on the Hire (rental) of a kilt outfit and accessories, or on getting a kilt made,
that you may need to complete a kilted appearance for enjoyment of your heritage,
whether you're following your Scottish, Irish, Welsh or Cornish lineage.

Plan ahead and
have your own kilt
made for that
special occasion.
Free advice!

To view hire tartan images click here

Black Watch (Mod.)
Campbell of Argyll (Mod.)
Campbell of Cawdor (Mod.)
Cameron of Erracht (Mod.)
Dark Isle
Douglas (Anc.)
Farquharson (Mod.)
Flower of Scotland
Fraser (Htg.,Mod. )
Fraser (Htg., Anc.)
Gordon (Dress,Mod.)
Gordon (Clan Mod.)
(see Mitchell)
Grant Hunting
(see Black Watch)
Gunn (Anc.)
Hebridean Granite
(see Mitchell)
Irish, National tartan
Irish Plain Green
Lamont (Anc.)
MacDonald, (Clan, Mod.)
MacDonald of the Isles ( Mod.)
MacDuff (Dress)
MacFarlane (Htg, Anc.)
MacGregor (Mod.)


MacKay (Mod.)
MacLachlan (Mod.)
MacKenzie / Seaforth MacKenzie (Mod. & Anc.)
MacLeod (Htg. Mod.)
MacPherson (Red, Mod.)
Mitchell (Mod.)
Mitchell (Anc.)
Morrison (Mod.)
Robertson (Red, Mod.)
Roxburgh (Anc.)
Royal Stewart
(see Stewart, Royal)
(see Mitchell)
Scotlands National Tartan (Mod.)
Scott (Red - mod.),(Green - mod.), Red - mod.)
Sinclair, Red (Anc.)
Stewart, Royal (Mod.), Green (KGVI - Mod.)

Welsh tartans:
..... National, Pride of Wales, Thomas.

Irish tartans:
..... National, Plain Green, Waterford.

Others added from time to time.....
oming.. MacNaughton, Stewart [Hunting (Weathered)].

Feilidhmor kilts available:
Irish National, MacBean, MacKenzie, Stewart (Green) [KGVI],

To view hire tartan images click here.

At various times additional tartans,and/or kilts WERE added to our range.
But no longer as we have ceased operation expansion and retired.
The page of tartan images is retained as information.

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Standard Outfit

A standard Outfit would usually consist of:

Kilt, Craill Jacket, Waist Belt, Dress Sporran, Hose & Garters, Bow Tie.
or If you have some gear, you can hire individual items to complement it: Enquire for advice.
Prince Charlie outfits are also available, and cost slightly more to hire.
View different Jacket styles

Highland Attire - outfit hire

We offered a hire service for NZ, then reduced it to just the North Island then just local (collect & return in person). Over the years of operation the attitudes of people changed and we had kilts returned with stab wounds in the groin area, faeces and semen stains. All frankly just disgusting to the point the disrespect put us off providing the hire service. Now we just provide advice and help where possible or relevant.

The range included....

Kilts.................Adult, Youth sizes
Jackets............Argyll/Craill, Prince Charlie, Gleann
.......................(Most of our jackets are the Craill/Braemar or Gleann style)
Vests/Waistcoats (Black)
Sporrans..........Dress, Day, Horse Hair (Military Style), Small Boys
Waist Belts.
Hose & Garters with plain colour or tartan flashes
Shoe Buckles.
Long Ghillie Brogue style Shoe Laces.
Ties.................Plain/Tartan/ Bow
Ghillie brogues
Plaids (Full or belted & Brooch)
Ladies Sash & Shoulder Brooch

We can still provide contacts for kilt hire, local or elsewhere.

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Piper Hire

Bryan Mitchell, a piper with over 50 years experience is the primary bagpiper, but is supported by other capable pipers. If more than one piper is required this can be arranged. However a solo piper usually can play a wider variety of tunes. A group of pipers playing together are restricted to play tunes they all know so this may reduce the repertoire of tunes available for playing on the day. In any case a solo piper usually has sufficient volume for events like weddings, funerals and similar events.
Refer to our piping pages.

Where necessary FREE Piper referrals are provided for out of area events or when not available. You consult directly without us as a 'middle-man'.

An outline of what the piper can do for your wedding. The Piper's role within New Zealand's culture.

Highland Piper Hire ~ Scottish & Irish Tunes.
Also tunes from the Cambridge & Districts Pipe Band repertoire
available for
Weddings and other functions.

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Other Items

Once we CUSTOM MADE items for folk.

Obtaining a personal kilt for your wedding is a cultural statement, and a kilt so procured is likely to be used regularly in the future too. These days a kilt is perfectly reasonable attire for going out in the evening, to restaurants, theatre, the races, family get togethers, etc.
Kilt styles. The standard design made was/is the Feilidh Beag (the small kilt), which is the most common form of kilt today, but you could also have various forms of Feilidh Mor (the great kilt), or even casual kilts.
Leather Sporrans were made to the customers design, or to one of our variable designs.
Brogue shoes
conversion into Ghillie brogues can also be made to order. Many pipers in NZ pipe-bands wear the ghillie brogue conversions.

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Other useful items.

Buttons, three sizes (sm, med, lge) in two designs - Celtic (Square shape), Thistle (diamond shape) Kilt Pins, Sporran cantles, Thistle badges, Waist Belt Buckles, Kilt strap buckles. Other accessories, Kilts, tartan cloth, cummerbands, waistcoats, sashes, belts, sporrans, clan badges etc.. could once be procured from or through us.
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