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WELCOME TO SCOTTISH BAGPIPER

My name is Ross Bates and I am available to play the bagpipes in Melbourne and Country Victoria.

Please note that I am currently only available for bookings Monday to Friday. I am happy to provide references for weekend bookings.

I have been playing the bagpipes as a soloist and in bands for the last 41 years and have a wealth of professional experience, including 15 years with the Victoria Police Pipe Band.

Among my achievements in piping:
  • Receiving the Advanced Piping Certificate (Australian Pipe Band Association) and the Adjudicators Certificate (Australian Pipe Band Association).
  • Performing in concerts with artists such as André Rieu, The Seekers and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
  • Participating in the 2018 Basel Military Tattoo in Switzerland, with the Rats Of Tobruk Memorial Pipes & Drums.




Leading the Bridal Party to the Polly Woodside, Melbourne.

Photo courtesy of Jackson Loria.

SAMPLE SOUND FILES

The following sound files are a selection of tunes played on the Blair Chanter.

My broader repertoire can be found here. I am also happy to play special requests that may not be listed.

Please note that any tune can be played to suit any length of time and at a preferred tempo if required.
ABIDE WITH ME

AIDA TRIUMPHAL MARCH

AMAZING GRACE

BASEL TATTOO WALTZ

FLOWER OF SCOTLAND

FLOWERS OF THE FOREST

GLASGOW POLICE PIPERS

GOING HOME

HERE COMES THE BRIDE

HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL

IAIN RUAIDH'S LAMENT

JAMESON'S REEL

MEGALOMANIA

MULL OF KINTYRE

MURRAY'S FANCY WALTZ

MY HEART WILL GO ON

ODE TO JOY

ON THE TURNING AWAY

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE

SKYE BOAT SONG

SMOKIN' IN THE KITCHEN

THE BLACK BEAR

THE BLAIR HIGHLANDERS

THE BROWN HAIRED MAIDEN

THE DAY THOU GAVEST, LORD IS ENDED

THE FOXHUNTER'S JIG & WELCOME THE PIPER

THE HEN'S MARCH

THE MUCKIN' O' GEORDIE'S BYRE & A 100 PIPERS

THE PARTING GLASS

THE ROSE

TRUMPET VOLUNTARY

WHEN THE PIPER PLAYS
 



Leading the Bridal Party at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.

Photo courtesy of Leo Farrell.

UNIFORM

The uniform worn will include the traditional Scottish kilt, in your choice of the following tartans: Royal Stewart, Ramsay Blue, Hamilton Grey, MacKenzie and MacDonald, as illustrated below. Also available is the Murray Of Atholl tartan.
 
            

                     
 



With the Rats Of Tobruk Memorial Pipe Band, at the 2018 Basel Military Tattoo,  Switzerland.


Ross Bates
0411 168 146

rabates1@live.com

ABN: 24 591 526 576

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Last updated 09/05/2022

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