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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."

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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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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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Michael & Lorraine
Married in September 2015
February 2018
Superb services
David Thank you for your superb services at our wedding in York, everybody enjoyed it so much, it certainly added to a fantastic day. Thank you again
Nicola & Ricardo
Married in October 2015
February 2018
Truly made our day!
Dear Pipe Major Waterton-Anderson, Somehow, just saying thank you doesn’t seem like enough. But I hope you know how much your thoughtfulness has meant to us. You truly ma...
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Caroline & Bob
Married in April 2016
February 2018
Absolutely fantastic
Hi David, Just a quick note to say thank you so much for your part in our wedding. Bob and I thought you were absolutely fantastic, as did all our guests - there were so ...
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Laura & David
Married in June 2016
February 2018
Went above and beyond.
Hi David, We Wanted to thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were fantastic and we feel you went above and beyond.
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.
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