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Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson

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Quality traditional Scottish bagpipes.
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Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Other Style of Music
Reception Music

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Full Description
Quality traditional Scottish Piper currently with the "1st Battalion Scots Guards" for weddings, funerals, events, etc., to enhance the ceremonial aspects at important times with the assurance of extensive experience and a real sense of both style and occasion. Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, OLJ, has been developing his extensive skills on the highland bagpipes since he was a seven year old Boy Scout. He has enjoyed a long and varied career playing and competing in pipe bands and also solo which has seen him perform in many countries around the world. Past Pipe Major of the "Pontefract & District Caledonian Pipe Band" who became grade 2 "All England Champions" in 2004. One of only two pipers in the United Kingdom who have been honoured with a State Knighthood and should you be seeking that true sense of Scottish style, tradition and expertise for your special day, David is the man when things need to be "right."

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, OLJ.
Scottish connection or not, if you value the assurance of tradition on your special day, the pipes can add much prestige and atmosphere.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
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Mrs H Short
Wedding: June 2018
November 2018
Extra special
Dear David just a quick note to say thank you so much for your part in our Daughter's wedding at Irnham Hall Grantham. After a horrible journey down, of which you kept us...
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Becky & Andy
Married in June 2018
November 2018
We loved having you
Dear David, many thanks for piping at our wedding and bringing Becky's Scottish heritage to our special day. We loved having you and we are incredibly grateful.
Kate and Will Evans
Married in July 2018
November 2018
It was absolutely fantastic!
Dear David, just a wee note to say a big thank you for piping for us at our wedding at Rowley Manor. It was absolutely fantastic! Everyone said it made the day that extra...
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Nikki and Gordon Young
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Everyone commented on the quality of your playing
Hi David, we just wanted to send a special thank you for helping our wedding day to be the fabulous event that it was. My entrance was a blur and I didn't hear you play t...
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Married in May 2015
February 2018
Lovely performance
David, Andy and myself just wanted to drop you a quick message to say thank you for the lovely performance you provided for us on Saturday at our wedding. We have had man...
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Nicci & Chris
Married in August 2015
February 2018
Fabulous piping
David!! Thank you so much for the fabulous piping - everyone loved it & when you made the toast & piped “Happy Birthday” - it made my day : ) Really cool !! Forgot to sor...
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Location & Contact Details


Selby, North Yorkshire, England

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Leeds (East)
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Playing at the wedding of the daughter of the Prime Minister of Ukraine (Julia Tymoshenko) in Keiv.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Traditional; colourful; upbeat; sparkling and entertaining.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The warmth and thanks for adding a special touch to a couples day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Use tradition whenever it is appropriate.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?


Describe your typical process with a couple.

Piping for guest's arrival / groom's arrival / bride's arrival / bride's entry / photography / couple's arrival at reception / grand entry into reception / Gaelic toast to couple / pipe out / first dance.

What makes a romantic first dance?

Special music

What is your number one floor-filler?

Gay Gordons

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Strathclyde Police Pipe Band.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Traditional Scottish Music.