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Traditional bagpipe player in Liverpool, Manchester, and the surrounding areas

Looking for a Highland piper in Liverpool or Manchester? Look no further and contact Phil McConnell of Bagpiper UK. For weddings, funerals, corporate or special events, I am your premier bagpiper in Liverpool.

A premier bagpipe musician

Are you thinking of celebrating your anniversary to the sound of the Highland bagpipes? Do you wish to usher in the New Year with a Highland bagpiper playing at your event?

Phil McConnell of Bagpiper UK has over 45 years of experience playing the bagpipes at various events. Be it weddingsfunerals or even a birthday party, my bagpipe music is sure to set the mood and leave your guests feeling great. Over the years, I have been complimented for my performance, my dress as well as the way I handle each performance. Look below for some of the kind words from my previous clients. 

Words of appreciation for a bagpipe musician

I would like to say a big thank you to Phil for playing at my mum's funeral, he led the procession into church and played on for a little while longer in there, it created such a special atmosphere inside the church that was so poignant and respectful for my mum, everyone there commented on how lovely and fitting it was, I feel I have done something really special in mum's memory by getting Phil to play,a big thank you to him again.

Andy Lamb August 10th 2022

Hi Phil, Can I thank you so much for your playing yesterday at my friend Steve's funeral. Conversations at the gathering after the event were peppered with compliments regarding the choice of pipes and the skill of the piper. Hairs rose tears fell.You did a fine job in helping all mark the passing of a man for whom, rod in hand, Scotland and its rivers was such a passion.

Gerry 2022

Phil was unbelievable when playing at our wedding, so professional and lovely throughout.
On the lead up Phil was always only an email away and very quick with any response required.
Cannot recommend Phil enough on making a special day even more special.


Phil was a true professional and just how we pictured and imagined sounding for our wedding. He was very responsive and collaborative in suggesting certain elements, even down to the detail of whether he would have a glengarry or feathers to tailor to weather appropriate conditions and also was able to discuss specific sounds and offer tailored song options. At one point with potential torrential downpour he was willing to brave the storm, though luckily the downpour never came! Even through to precise timing needs he was very considerate and worked with military precision. More to the point, he brought a fantastic and inviting atmosphere to the start of our wedding and most importantly has an ear to what you would want and need as well as being really nice to work with. I cannot rate Bagpiper UK highly enough and imagine that whatever the occasion he is an ideal choice. Many thanks for being part of our day and your best wishes. Anthony and Holly.


We recently had Phillip pipe for us at our wedding, superb he was, kept guests entertained during photo's, would highly recommend him.

Gary & Suzanne

We booked Phil to play at our wedding on 22.07.21. Phil was amazing and the guest loved him. It was the hottest day of the year and Phil continued playing throughout. Phil was great to communicate with during the build up to the wedding and was very polite. Thank you Phil for making our day extra special.

Kevin & Amy (27th July 2021)

Hi Phil, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday. You were great and my Nan would have loved having the bagpipes. I have sent you a little bit of money as a token of our appreciation. We are very grateful. Take care and thank you once again

Dayle & Rosemarie’s family. (6th November 2020)

Hi Phil, Just A little text to say thank you so much for what you did, your bagpipe playing was amazing, how you played my dad would have loved. Thank you.

Paula - (25th October 2020)

Hi Phil. Thank you for making today so special for all of the family. We received so many lovely compliments about your playing. We really appreciated coming.
Thank you from all of us.

Mackay clan. (16th January 2020)

Hi Phil Thank you for yesterday it was perfect, and mum would have loved the music. Everyone commented on how fitting it was. Sorry I never got to speak to you. Thanks again

Julie and family. (14th January 2020)

"I was looking for a bagpiper to play at my mum's funeral and came across Phil. He replied straight away and went through what he would do and play on the day for us. He also contacted me the day before to say he would be there.
On day he was there playing as we arrived the wound of the pipes was outstanding, and we had a lot of people commented how fitting he was to our service. Thanks again Phil"

Julie (17th July 2019)

"Phil was amazing, totally professional, couldn’t have asked for a more fitting tribute at our dads funeral. Dressed amazing and played beautifully, would highly recommend to anyone

Leanne (12th April 2019)

"Hello Phil, I cannot thank you enough for making our day what we wanted.

You managed to make Clare cry which the desired effect.
Everyone was crying how good you were. And... you even managed to bring a tear to the eye of one of the Scottish contingents
I will always sing your praises and will 100% recommend you to anyone that ever asks.

Thank you again


"Wedding Bagpiper. We hired Phil to play at our wedding and he was amazing! From the first initial enquiry to the day of the wedding, Phil communicated very well and emailed regularly checking on a song choices and details for the day. He was very acknowledgeable about song choices and answered all queries quickly.
On the wedding day, he was professional and polite. His playing was exceptional and he added that extra special touch to our day. Lots of friends and family commented on his wonderful playing. I would highly recommend Phil to add that extra special touch to your occasion."

Kirsty (28th October 2018)

"Outstanding! Phil played at our wedding. It was really easy, we kept in touch via email and met up on the day. The registry office ever said he was the beast around. Could not fault and very patient taking all of the photos at the end. Thank you."

Cathy (7th October2018)

"Dear Phil, thank you for your professionalism and kindness on our special day. Unknown to you, you were playing the pipes under Mary's window welcoming the guests. Something that she will never forget. It was a pleasure to have met you. Thank you once again, words can never be enough."

Freddy & Mary (June 2018)

"Hi Phil, just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday, I couldn't believe it when you started playing Gabrielle's oboe, it meant so much to Shirt and I, it was amazing.
It was a lovely personal service and you Made it extra special. Thanks again"

Jackie (April 2018)

"Hi Phil - on behalf of everyone involved with setting up our historic Global Joint Congress at the ACC in Liverpool, thank you SO much for your contribution to the fantastic success of the event.
So many people commented to me personally as to just how much they enjoyed your playing - I watched fascinated by the effect you had on people, especially from the Asian/Pacific contingent.
Once again, thanks for your patience - we took our time confirming everything, didn't we - but it was worth it - you were just great, my friend. Sincere best wishes

Ricky (April 2018)

"Phil, Thanks very much for yesterday. We really appreciated it. It was great to meet you. Everyone enjoyed your playing. Have a great night. All the best."

Kris (December 31st 2017)

"Thanks for yesterday Phil. Everyone commented on how good you were. It was a pleasure again to have you play for us. Take Care, we may see you again. Thanks."

Ian (August 2017)

"Hi Phil, just wanted to say thank you for your excellent tribute to my dad yesterday. My whole family really appreciated it. Your turnout was unbelievable, and your expertise capped the day off. Thanks again."

Eamonn (June 2017)

"Phil the day would not have been as successful without you; you made the wedding a very special event thanks to your excellent service and what could only be a very long afternoon for you. You gave us a master class of how the pipes should be played, Many thanks.”

Alan and Anette (July 2016)

“Phil plays the bagpipes brilliantly, and is very professional, whatever the occasion, people were amazed at my late wife Elaine's funeral, by the way Phil played the bagpipes, and Elaine would have been smiling at the way he expertly played the songs she loved to hear being played. Highly Recommended.”

Sanjay (July 2016)

Alan and I would like to thank you for the wonderful start to Martin and Sarah’s wedding. Your pipe playing was great, and you definitely looked the part. Thank you very much – we would highly recommend you. Thanks again.”

Shona Low (April 2016)

“Hi Phil,
“Thank you so much for yesterday you were great. Best Regards.”

Mandy (April 2016)

“Hi Phil,
Thank you for making their might extra special, you were amazing.”

Tracy and Scott (March 2016)

Hi Phil, 
“Thank you. We had a great day and can’t wait to see the photos with you. We thought you were great. Many thanks"

Sarah and Kenny Reilly (March 2016)

“Hi Phil, I am just catching up with the emails after my dad’s funeral last Thursday and wanted to thank you again for your professionalism and beautiful playing on the day. Many people commented on how lovely your pipe playing was at the service, handled with such sensitivity and how it added a lovely personal touch too. Much appreciated. If I can provide a testimonial in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. All the best.”

Linda Ward (February 2016)

“Phil, Thanks for a great performance for our Burns Supper. Everyone has said what a difference having traditional pipes made to the evening. I will contact you again for next year. Thanks again.”

Richard (January 2016)

Looking for a bagpipe player in Liverpool and surrounding counties?
Call Phil McConnell of Bagpiper UK now on 0151 487 8341 & 07801 473127 to book an appointment.

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