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Welcome from Alex the Piper

My name is Alex Urquhart-Taylor, and I have been playing the Highland bagpipes now for over 15 years. I am available to play at weddings, Burns Nights and many other events, endeavouring to add some musical excitement to any celebration. Wearing the full Highland dress, I will add a sense of occasion to your event, as well as some excellent music.

Traditional and contemporary Scottish music

I play a mixture of traditional and contemporary Scottish music, and can offer a range of unique services for your event. As well as playing the Highland pipes, I also play the Scottish small pipes, border pipes and whistles, and can provide you with background music during a meal or reception. I also play with Òr Ceilidh Band, and can arrange a full ceilidh dance for you as the evenings entertainment.

I am available to play throughout Scotland, and am more than happy to travel further afield for special events.

Alex Urquhart-Taylor

If you would like me to come and play for you please get in touch and I will do my best to make sure that your event is as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

The Spring Fling - fundraiser for the Forest Cafe at Studio 24

about me

Since moving to Edinburgh I have become involved in several musical projects. I founded Òr Ceilidh Band a few years ago, and we have since played throughout Scotland, and as far afield as Germany, Qatar and Beijing. More recently, I have formed the band Awry.

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Piping at the City Chambers


Every wedding is different, and what you want to happen on your wedding day is a very personal choice. I am happy to perform throughout the wedding day, and will do whatever you want in order to make the day a success.

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Ceilidh at the Bongo Club


We generally start the evening with a simple dance so that everyone is involved right from the beginning. We play a wide range of both couple and set dances, ranging from dances, such as the Gay Gordons and the Dashing White Sergeant.

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