Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, the SCOTPIPE band have performed at numerous weddings and events throughout the world, entertaining guests and showcasing our famous ‘Beating the Retreat’ Show.
‘Beating the Retreat’
The show works excellently as a surprise to the guests, bride and groom or VIP, or as a present to them. It normally involves the band hiding, before striking up and playing into the reception venue to everyone’s surprise. The bride and groom or VIP are invited to join the band to perform specially for them, followed by a traditional toast from the Pipe Major to them with a Quaich of whiskey. The band will continue performing, encouraging the crowd to join in, before finishing by marching off. This definitely has the wow factor to add to any wedding or event, working particularly well as a highlight of the evening or at the finale, and has become very popular since we started performing it.
The SCOTPIPE band is made up of musicians who are all personally selected to perform, to ensure that only the highest quality players will be provided for you. Be assured that the band will exclusively perform in the full Scottish ceremonial outfits unless otherwise requested. We believe that this will ensure that your event has the impact you are looking for from a pipe band.
We can provide any size of pipe band required for your event, however we find that our mini band is our top request as it is ideal for playing at indoor events, and not just outdoor.
Again, we are more than happy to offer suggestions to assist you in making your event all the more special and memorable, and are more than happy to accommodate unusual requests, just let us know what you need and we can provide you with a customised quote.Get in touch