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Phil McConnell – A traditional Highland bagpiper for hire, based in Liverpool and serving Manchester and surrounding areas

Whether it is a wedding, a funeral or a Burns Supper, Highland bagpipe music will add a touch of elegance to your event. If you wish to hire a traditional Highland bagpiper, get in touch with Phil McConnell of Bagpiper UK today. I am available in and around the Lancashire, Cheshire, Wirral, Manchester, Liverpool regions.

Highland bagpipe music for all occasions

I am Phil McConnell, a bagpiper for hire in Liverpool and the surrounding areas, with over 45 years of experience. I was taught to play the pipes by Malcolm Hilton, an ex-pipe corporal of the Gordon Highlanders, who at the time was a Pipe Major of the Clan Macleod pipe band. I have been a part of various piper bands over the years. I joined the Warrington pipe band in the year 1975, the same year the Warrington band won the world championships in grade 3. I have been playing on Horse Guards Parade in the presence of our royal family and together with one thousand pipers, I played at the opening ceremony of the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. If you wish to find out more about me, get in touch today.

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The Highland bagpipe package offers a choice

  • Performances for weddings, funerals, special occasions

  • Full dress with feather bonnet

  • Evening dress with dinner jacket white shirt and dickie bow tie

  • Day dress with blazer jacket, white shirt, and tie

  • A choice of four tartan kilts -Ancient MacDonald of the Isle, Black Stewart, Ancient Cameron, and The Royal Stewart

Burns Night and special occasions

Are you thinking of hosting a Burns Supper this year? Do you wish to hire a traditional Highland bagpiper for the event? 

Every year on the 25th of January, the world celebrates the life and works of the most famous of all Scottish poets, Robert Burns, born in Alloway, Ayrshire. Celebrations take place in the form of the Burns Supper and piping in the guests is a very common tradition. With more than four decades of experience, I have been a part of numerous Burns Nights.

Customer reviews from satisfied customers

Over the years, I have been a part of hundreds of events, be it a wedding, a funeral or a special occasion that calls for wonderful Scottish bagpipe music. My music has soothed people who are mourning loved ones. I also play at weddings where two souls are joined as one. 

Many of my clients have been kind enough to send me their words of appreciation and I am grateful for all the love and respect that I have been showered with.  You can listen to a sample of my music here



Prices starting from £160

What's Included:

  • Playing at chosen venue for an hour and a half.

Wedding Plus Prices Starting from £200

What's Included:

  • Playing at chosen venue for an hour and a half

  • Playing at Reception during cocktail hour


Prices starting From £120 to play at Funeral of chosen venue.

To go to Cemetery or Crematorium afterwards From £150 

Parties Or Events

Prices starting From £130 playing for one hour.

I am also available for photographs during this time

On request can also play Happy Birthday

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Looking for a traditional Highland bagpiper for hire, in Liverpool? Contact Bagpiper UK on 0151 487 8341 or 07801 473127

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