A Bagpiper, Bagpipe Player, Wedding Piper
or Solo / Lone Piper for any occasion

New Zealand weddings, functions, funerals and events.
Highland Wedding Pipers

Mitchell's helpful Bagpipe assistance. Free Referrals for
a Bagpiper for any occasion, almost anywhere in New Zealand.

Contacts for most places in NZ.
Whether you refer to a performer playing the bagpipes as;
a piper, a bagpiper, a bagpipe player, a wedding piper, a funeral piper or a ceremonial piper
E-mail your inquiry for a piper to Bryan Mitchell.
The specialist piper for Weddings, Formal occasions, Funerals etc..


Brief background:
Have bagpipes, love to play, love to travel and have done so to places like... Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, Faroe Is., Iceland, Canada, U.S.A., Bermuda, Jamaica, Panama, Tahiti, Norfolk Is., Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand (N.I., S.I., Gt.Barrier), Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, England, Ireland, Nn Ireland, Wales. Across the oceans - Pacific and Atlantic.


Cambridge.

Tauranga.

Raglan.

National Pk.

Cambridge.

Tirau.

Hamilton.

Pornic, France.

Te Rapa.

Budapest.

Danube.

Bratislava.

Bavaria.

Salzburg.

Brittany.

Le Pouldu, Fr.

Shetland.

Dublin.

St.Andrews.

Re-Enactment.


Extensive experience.


Bryan has the experience and knowledge to advise on procedures or play bagpipes at a wide variety of functions: Receptions, Weddings, Funerals, Civic and Ceremonial occasions, Ceilidh dances, Highland Dancing, Anniversaries, Remembrance parades, Corporate functions and more.

Having played the bagpipes since 1962, and been a Pipe-Major since 1987, and played in more than 22 countries. At private functions, at formal and informal occasions; wedding funerals, civic, cultural events and for the dancing at numerous ceilidhs, highland dancing competitions, A&P Shows and demonstrations, and has been a solo piping competitor as well as played in Pipe band competitions and tattoos. Piping locations have been very diverse for many different reasons.

Choose tunes: Scottish, or Irish exclusively, or a selection combining tunes from either, plus tunes from other sources. Tunes can be specially written, or transcribed from other genre (within reason). Tunes can also be played on the Highland Small-pipes.


Choice of tartans.

If you want the piper attired in a Scottish, Irish, Welsh or even Cornish tartan, ask, it is probably possible.

Choice of different Highland dress styles.

Styles of attire can vary from full No.1 Highland Regimental dress (military regalia) best used in winter & cooler weather, or in feilidhmhor or feilidhbeag kilted attire in styles including various plaid and jacket combinations.(refer to the small photo images above).

Choice of different Locations.

Anywhere in the NZ within reason and within your budget, even at sea. Pipers can perform in almost any location. Usually individual pipers have a base fee. But beyond a 'home' radius of their domicile, extra time and travel costs will probably apply. Bryan for example has played in many places for weddings; on mountains, hills, plains, at beaches, parks, gardens, farms, lakesides, churches, halls, grand mansions, civic centres, theatres, hideaway lodges, chapels, cathedrals, temples, public and private locations. Almost anywhere is possible - At times even places like France and Scotland were possible on rare occasions.

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Bryan, at the Tetoto Gorge, a sea breached volcanic caldera on the western side of Mt Karori near Raglan.

Amidst the Ling heather in National Park.
We cover piping engagements throughout the Waikato, BOP, King Country, Sth.Auckland, & and Auckland
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Bryan, piping for a wedding in St.Andrews, Scotland.

E-mail your inquiry for a piper to Bryan Mitchell.

Scottish and Irish tunes for a wide range of functions.
Funerals,
Weddings , Anniversaries, Birthdays, Events,
Conferences, Highland & Ceilidh Dancing, etc......
Locally a range of attire to suit the occasion is possible.
If you have special bagpipe tune requirements, let me know.
I specialise in finding tunes for other pipers, even if transcription is required.

Tips on Using a Piper at a wedding in NZ.
Learn about The role of a Piper in NZ.

Pipers in Other areas? Try our other piper lists


Interested in learning to play the bagpipes?
Resources are available and local pipe bands need members
You can source requirements through us.
Need to know who teaches in your area. Ask.

 

Looking for Bagpipe Music software ~ visit the Baked Bean Company site and test their "Electric-pipes" package. Recommended.

RNZ Pipeband Assn. http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz/
Programme of events in the RNZPB Assn calendar, National
Other Links Page No.3
Programme of events in the RNZPB Assn calendar,
Central North Island Centre
NZ Pipe Bands with a web location.
Other Links Page No.3
NZ Schools with Pipe-Bands.
Other Links Page No.3
NZ Piping and Dancing Assn.
Other Links Page No.1


Great Highland Bagpipes (Piobmor).
Pipers in other regions are listed below

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Do you play for Weddings and other functions? You too can be included in our lists. Enquire.
If you contact any pipers as a result of finding them here, please advise them where the contact originated.

PIPERS IN NEW ZEALAND:PIPERS NEW ZEALAND:PIPERS NEW ZEALAND:

North Island:

HAMILTON/CAMBRIDGE/WAIKATO: Bryan Mitchell, Ph (07) 870 5242
P/Mjr. C&DPB,, Enquiry/Bookings kilts@xtra.co.nz
also Waikato/BOP/Sth.Auckland/Coromandel,
<kilts@xtra.co.nz>

OTOROHANGA / Te AWAMUTU / WAIPA / TOKOROA / PUTARURU / MATAMATA / MORRINSVILLE: Bryan Mitchell, 07 870 5242
P/Mjr. C&DPB
kilts@xtra.co.nz
KAIWAKA/MANGAWHAI: Barry Wallace,
< pipeywallace@xtra.co.nz
AUCKLAND: Robert Halliday,
halliday.robert@gmail.com
HAWKESBAY / HAVELOCK NTH: Bill Menzies,
Ph (06) 877 6848
HAWKESBAY / NAPIER: Jim Brown <brown232@hotmail.co.uk>
MASTERTON/Wairarapa: Barry French, Ph. (06) 378 2025
french@wise.net.nz,
TAUPO: Eric Foley, Ph. (07) 378 7006
tfoley@jabiru.co.nz,

South Island:

CHRISTCHURCH: Stuart Wood, (03)338 7163 (cell) 021 137 4004, stuart.thepiper@gmail.com Stuart's web-site
DUNEDIN: Kirsty McLeod,
(021) 66 3940 or (03) 467 1989, Kirsty.McLeod
DUNEDIN: Lance Turnbull,
(03) 479 6557
DUNEDIN: Victoria Murgatroyd,
pipergirl@es.co.nz,
MARLBOROUGH: Celia Renfrew,
(03) 578 3077
MOSGIEL: Lee Hart,
leehart@ihug.co.nz
RANGIORA: Phillip Bell,
phil.bell@xtra.co.nz
QUEENSTOWN: Graeme Glass,
glass@queenstown.co.nz
QUEENSTOWN: Keith Cameron,
keithacam@hotmail.com

Irish Uillean pipes:
The New Zealand Uillean Piper's Association can provide contact details for a Uillean piper in your region.
Wellington contact is
Charles O'Hara-Smith (04) 971 0078
Auckland contact is
Marianne Hepple (09) 627 2386
Another Auckland contact is Terry Carrol, in Papakura, Sth. Auckland. (09)298 7609
NB. Uillean pipes cannot be played whilst on the move (ie walking or marching). If you're after movement and Irish pipe-music for weddings and various functions you may need a Highland or Irish War-pipe piper who plays Irish tunes and can wear an Irish kilt and accessories. Especially if a piper is required to lead a bride or dignitary/guest. For situations where Irish pipe-music from a static position is required a Uillean piper may be just the ticket. If you require both styles of piping at the same function and you're in Auckland, talk to Terry Carrol (09)298 7609

Northumbrian pipers: Contact is Robyn Park mfpark@xtra.co.nz
Engerlander/Bohemian Dudy piper:
Contact is Ian Whyman, Thames. or C. Krippner, Ngahinapouri
Spanish Gaita piper:
Greg Hodges hodgel@igrin.co.nz Whangarei

If you contact any pipers as a result of finding them here, please advise them where the contact originated.
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