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Pipe Major Alex Burt AOBA
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Bagpipes are the most physically difficult instrument to learn and master and players are always trying to improve themselves and play better
One aspect is the choice of tunes to play and they are all covered by the tempo of the tunes from slow marches , to retreat marches , quick marches , strathspeys , reels , jigs and hornpipes . Tunes are also catagorised by where and when to play them. be it a solemn event like a funeral , a birthday party for an mature person or a younger person , A Burns Supper , a corporate event , a remembrance event or that special day for a couples wedding. Below is a sample of many tunes that can be played by myself for your event and given time and the music , other tunes can be learned as well

Funerals
Going Home       Mist covered mountains       The Dark Island       Abide with me       The skye boat song       Hector the hero  Amazing Grace       The day thou gavest Lord is ended       The Mingulay boat song       Lord Lovets Lament     Dream Angus 
The Army Apprentice Schools lament     Highland Cathedral     Leaving Lochboisdale     Kyla McKellars Lullabye   Pipers Waltz    Longueval      Cailin Mo Runsa    For Ireland I'd not tell her name     `Morag of Dunvegan     My lodging's in the cold cold ground    
Peggy's farewell     I am sailing     My home


Corporate events
Marie's wedding       The nut brown maiden       The barren rocks o' Aden       Highland laddie      The Highland Brigade at Magersfontein      Hero's o' Vittoria      Rebel piper       Scotch on the rocks      The battle of the Somme      The heights of Dargie      The banks of the Lossie      I am sailing      The Earl of Mansfield      Prince Charlies welcome to Lochaber      The green hills of Tyrol      The battle's o'er      Lochanside      Scotland the brave      Wings       Rowan tree      Thistle of Scotland      Bonnie Galloway  The Gallaway Hills   Kenmuirs up and awa' Wullie      The steamboat      A hundred pipers      Murdo's wedding       The Crusaders march    Crags of Tumbledown mountain      The 10th Battalion the HLI crossing the Rhine      The Highland Brigade at Tel-el-kabir   Yellow walls and Potholes   Dream Angus   Loch Lommond   I love a lassie   Stop yer tickling jock     Bonnie Dundee     Glendaruel
Highlanders     Wild Mountain Thyme      The 79th's Farewell to Gibralter   King George V's Army     Andy's Lullabye    Because he was a bonnie lad    The Rose of Kelvingrove     Leaving Port Askaig     Farewell to the Creeks     John MacDonald's March   Spirit of the Tattoo
Champagne Willie 


Dinner parties
Loch Rannoch      Orange and blue      The fairy Dance      The Bathgate highland gathering      Heather of Stratheyre     HRH Princess Alexandria      The black velvet band      Donegall      The wild colonial boy      The braes of Marr      The rakes of Mallow      The rose among the heather      The kilt is my delight      The high road to Linton     O'er the bows tae Ballindalloch      Loudens bonnie woods and braes      The piper of Drummond     A Gordon for me     The 79th Farewell to Gibralter     The Lovet Scouts March    The Pipers Polka     The Glenfinnan Highland Gathering     Cowal Gathering     King George V's Army     Airlie's big day    Joe McCanns Fiddle    The Braemar Gathering       Colonel Criag Brown     The music of Spey     The rose of Allandale     The battle of Waterloo


Burns Suppers

A mans a man for aw' that      The Earl of Mansfield     The high road tae the Gairloch      My love she's but a lassie yet      The nurt brown maiden       Ye banks and braes       Loch Lomond      Pipe Major Bob Browns farewell tae the Ballochbuie      The siege of Delhi     The gay Gordons dance     Rantin Roving Robin      Corn rigg are bonnie      Duncan McInnes      The back o' Benachie     The Greenwood siide     
The pipers polka      Susan Hart       Drunken Duncan      51st Highland Division      The bonnie hoose o' Airlie     A Gordon for me     Battle of Waterloo    The caisions go rolling along     The star of Robbie Burns

Weddings
Highland Cathedral      Love me tender      Carlingford Loch      Thats what friends are for      Highland wedding      Here comnes the bride   Amazing grace      Caller herring      Flower of Scotland      Morag of Dunveggan      The liberton pipe band      Cockney jocks      Silver threads among the gold    A Gordon for me  From Scotland with love


Christmas
The first noel      Deck the halls      God rest ye merry gentlemen      O come all ye faithful      We three Kings of orient are      Away in a manger       We wish you a merry Christmas      Good King Wenceslas      Hark the Herald angels sing      Jingle bells      Silent night   Oh Tannenbaum


These are only a few of the more common tunes played at events and clients can select thier own tunes to be played. I have over 300 tunes which I can play at events. I also play some pop , country and western , jazz ,  and tunes from other countries as well as Scotland


 


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