HIRE A PIPER
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.
Among my achievements in piping:
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.
AIDA TRIUMPHAL MARCH
BASEL TATTOO WALTZ
FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
GLASGOW POLICE PIPERS
HERE COMES THE BRIDE
IAIN RUAIDH'S LAMENT
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
WHEN THE PIPER PLAYS
Leading the Bridal Party at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.
Photo courtesy of Leo Farrell.
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.