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Phil McConnell is a professional Bagpiper.

I provide a Bagpiper in Liverpool, Merseyside and the whole of the North West. I can be a Wedding Bagpiper, Funeral Bagpiper, Highland Piper, Traditional Bagpier or a Special Event Bagpiper.
Performing at weddings, Birthday parties, Dinner Presentations, New Year and Pipe Band Competitions in Scotland & England including World, Scottish and British Championships.
A piper can make a pleasant addition to a special occasion.Your guests will be quite surprised when they hear a piper or pipers marching into the reception hall!

Wedding Bagpiper

Phil McConnell is a Traditional Wedding Bagpiper who will make a wonderful addition to your wedding, creating a touch of flair.

To make your day memorable from the start, I will play for your guest as they arrive at your wedding playing a selection of lively tunes.

The bride and the bride's maids will also be greeted before being piped in to the ceremony. I can play during the ceremony, a hymn such as Amazing grace. Or during the signing of the register. I will play as the guests are leaving and provide a few tunes while pictures are being taken.

I can play at the reception during the cocktail hour and then I will play the bride and groom to the top table for the wedding breakfast, offering uniqueness to your special day.

Funeral Bagpiper

Traditional bagpipers have been used at military and state funerals for centuries; piping is becoming more of a common feature at everyday funerals. The Bagpipes add a special touch to a funeral providing sweet haunting music. The sound of the bagpipe is the perfect send off for your loved ones.

A piper can play at the church and can walk in front of the hearse leading the funeral cars up the drive to the graveside or to the Crematorium. A piper can play after the coffin has been lowered into ground after the minister has said the last prayer.

At the Crematorium it is nice to have the piper walk through the room playing a lament as the curtains are being drawn.

Traditional Highland bagpiper to play at weddings Anniversaries Burns nights Presentations special occasions Funeralsin the northwest of england.

Special Occasions

am available for whatever your Special Occasion requires. A Bagpiper is guaranteed to add that ‘extra touch' to your Occasion. Occasions my services have been required for include;

Birthday celebrations
Christmas Parties
Family reunions
Presentation Evenings
Special Occasions – If your planning any special Occasion and would like to add a traditional touch please click here and complete our simple form. I look forward to offering my services.

Corporate Events

Phil McConnell Traditional Highland Bagpiper for hire for all Corporate events.

Highland Bagpiper for Corporate Events

A traditional bagpiper can be used at corporate events and at dinner presentations. Having a piper is a highly visible and unique addition to your function, for instance, a piper can play as a presentation party goes into the function room and be available to play later on during the function. A traditional bagpiper can also be used at an opening of new business premises; people will come when they hear well tune bagpipes being played well. I can provide an impressive welcome for your guests as they arrive being piped-in to the event in style.

I am available for a number of Corporate events and a Bagpiper is guaranteed to add to the Hospitality of your event. Events my services have been required for include;

Hospitality Events
Conferences & AGM's
Sporting Occasions
Trade Shows & Exhibitions
Corporate Christmas Celebrations
Road Shows & Rallies
Fashion Shows
Product Launches

Burns Night

“Some hae meat and canna eat; And some wad eat that want it:
But we hae meat and we can eat And sae the Lord be thankit."

Robert Burns Night

Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Ayrshire on the 25th January 1759. Every year on the 25th January or around that date the world celebrates the life and work of the most famous of all Scottish poets, Robert Burns. The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life, a night to celebrate the life and genius of the national Bard. Suppers can be everything from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance. This running order covers all the key elements you need to plan and structure a Burns Supper that suits your intentions.
It is traditional to have a piper play at a burns night supper, a piper can play for the guests and welcome them on arrival.


When it is time to have your Burns supper, the meal commences with the Selkirk Grace. After the starter of your supper usually soup, it is time for the Haggis to be served. No Burns night is complete with out the Haggis, Which is piped into the dinning room by the piper who will lead the chef into the dinning room supporting the Haggis on a silver tray. Then the address to the Haggis!
This is a poem that an honoured guest or speaker reader will recite in a true Scottish tongue. Part way through he will take out his cleaned dirk or dagger and cut and slash into the Haggis, after this the Haggis is toasted. Prompted by the speaker, the guests will now be asked to stand and raise their glasses and shout “THE HAGGIS". It is now time for the piper to play and lead the chef out of the dinning room with the Haggis to have it cut and served.

Burns Night suppers are one of my busiest evenings and I do recommend you booking early.
To book your Bagpiper for Burns night please click here and complete my simple form.


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Hi Phil, Just wanted to say a massive Thank You for making our day so special. You were brilliant and everyone has been saying how much they enjoyed listening to you. You looked great and from the first time we heard you we thought you were amazing! Thanks again to a true gentleman for making us have such a happy day. Be in touch again, anybody reading this, please book Phil – he makes your day magical


Dear Phil, This is an easy email, to send - - THANK YOU !! You played at my Mum's Funeral with skill, care and diffidence. You were so respectful, caring and diligent in what you did, what you played and especially how and when you played it. The Scotland England 6 Nations is coming on now and I believe their pipers would not able to have played how you did on Thursday in St.Annes on Sea, for Clarice. I sincerely apologise for the slow departure for you home journey. I would be delighted to recommend you to anyone who asked or to put a recommendation on your website. Please feel free to use the thanks from this email if you feel it will work. Very best wishes to you and into 2014. Liverpool were not quite 'note perfect' today; although it was a delight to watch I have to say!!!! - You however, last Thursday for me and my Mum, were note perfect. Thank you again. Neil & Christine.


Hi Phil! We just got back from honeymoon yesterday & we had a great time! Thanks very much for your wonderful piping on our wedding day, it was very special to me to have the pipes played & a lot of Steve's family particularly enjoyed the music not having been to a Scottish wedding before! Thanks again! Kindest regards Steve & Beth


Hi Phil many thanks for playing at our wedding - it was a fantastic start. sharon & I and all the family really appreciated it. thanks for this. cheers Mike & Sharon


Dear Phil Thank you so much for playing for us, you were fantastic and really helped make our day special. All the best, Emma and Rob


Hi Phil. Thankyou so much for playing at my dad's funeral today. It was just what my dad would have wanted and he would have really enjoyed it. It gave my dad the send off he would have wanted and that means a lot to us, so once again, thankyou. Sharon

Sharon 2014

Dear Phil, it was lovely to meet you and we were really pleased with the pipes. Kirsty and Tom are in mexico on honeymoon and i will pass on your congratulations when they get back. The day was a bit hectic and i am unsure if we thanked you properly before you left. I hope you enjoyed your meal and as soon as we get the dvd we will look at how we can send you a clip of walking down the aisle. Best Regards Jill

Jill Louder 2014

Hello Phil thank you for all the piping you did on Saturday. We were delighted with your playing and it really brought the Scottish feel to the day that we were looking for. Hope you are well and wish you many more 'bookings' in the future. Kind regards Elizabeth and Peter


Hello Phil, Thank you soooo much for making our day so special. Your music was amazing. Thanks again you looked and sounded fantastic! Jenny and Duncan


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