• Bagpiper John Campbell

    Bringing the unique sound of the Great Highland Bagpipes to any occasion across South Wales and Adjacent Counties…

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Weddings

Funerals

  • Play on cortege arrival (Crematorium or Church)
  • Lead into the service
  • Play during the committal
  • Lead the procession from the service
  • Lead the cortege to the Graveside
  • Play after the interment
  • Lead away playing a lament

Special Occasions

  • Corporate Events
  • Birthdays
  • Engagements
  • Anniversaries
  • Care Home visits
  • Talk/Play sessions & Surprises
A Bagpiper guaranteed to add musical excitement to any event with the combination of traditional highland dress and a wide and varied repertoire of Bagpipe tunes to suit all occasions. I am available for Weddings, Funerals, Burns Suppers, New Year’s Eve parties, Corporate Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries or Other Special Occasions across South Wales and Adjacent Counties.

Please see some performances on my ‘Tunes & Videos’ page.

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What Our Customers Say

John played at my daughter’s wedding back in June. It made the day very special and quite unique. Not only is he an excellent musician but he is the consummate professional. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to add something extra to their celebration.

Samantha Lee, Brecon, 1st Feb, 2019

We have been fortunate enough to have John play the pipes now and two family weddings and he was just amazing. Everyone commented that his playing sent chills down their spine. Nothing was too much trouble and with a third highland wedding on the agenda for next year, we will be looking forward to John being a part of it all once more. Thank you John and Louise for making the day so extra special.

Jan McDonald, New Inn, 6th Jan, 2019.

John was fantastic, we really enjoyed having him play throughout our wedding day and guests all really enjoyed his mixture of Scottish and Welsh tunes! We couldn’t have asked for more from John (or his wonderful wife) in the lead up to the wedding or on the day itself. Thank you.

Angharad Tebbutt, Cheltenham, 4th Jan, 2019

John performed at our wedding on 27/10/2018 and he was fantastic. His music was flawless, he was a gentleman and so easy to speak with. We had a number of compliments from our guests regarding how great his music sounded and how professional he was. He responded promptly to all email enquiries and was very helpful with music choices. I can’t recommend John enough. He was truly fantastic!

Nicole Davies, Cardiff, 3rd Dec, 2018.

An absolute professional and a fantastic performance was provided by John at my Wedding at Craig-Y-Nos Castle near Pen-Y-Cae in the Brecon Beacon National Park on Saturday 17 November 2018.  John was brilliant from the initial contact I made with him to when I met him on the day, he played a great repertoire. I had arranged it as a big surprise for my Bride to be and it did just the trick, she was overjoyed. Many thanks to Mrs J Campbell for taking lovely pictures and it was great to meet you too. I fully recommend John for any performance you may have in mind, it was the icing on the cake. Many thanks John. Regards. Matt Stewart.

Matthew Stewart, Grantham, 30th Nov, 2018.

John and his wife attended our wedding at The Stradey Park Hotel on 19. 10.18 they made our very special day complete. We found them both very friendly, punctual and very professional people. If anyone is looking for a professional bagpiper in Wales would definitely have no qualms in recommending John. He caters to all needs and requests and for the price that we paid I found was a great value for money.

Daniel Macken, Forres, 29th Nov, 2018.

John played at my father’s funeral on November 16th 2018 in Brynmawr. He is very talented and the music was poignant and beautiful I would highly recommend John.

Ingrid Wright, Abergavenny, 28th Nov, 2018.

John played on the 29th October at my husbands funeral at Llywdcoed crematorium. I wanted Amazing Grace played and he help me choose other tunes, John was very smart professional. It was a very emotional day. I would recommend him to anyone.

Patricia Blair, Brecon, 3rd Nov, 2018.

After seeing John at a wedding fair I knew he would be perfect for our wedding, contacting him was easy and he quickly understood what we liked for our small wedding. Meeting up with John and his lovely wife to make final arrangements and to pick the songs which he were to play, for our day guests and evening guests, the signing of the registrar and playing as I walked into the room. John and his wife felt like part of our family on our special day,. All of our guests couldn’t praise him enough and we couldn’t thank him enough for helping to make our special day more special. We would recommend him to anyone. Thank you.

Lee Macleod, Pontypridd, 2nd Nov, 2018.

A massive thank you to John and his lovely partner for entertaining our guests at our wedding. Everyone complimented how incredible the bagpipes were played and our guests appreciated the wide range of songs- some of which I didn’t know were possible to be played on bagpipes! Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Jemma Hopkin, Blagdon, 6th Sept, 2018

John was our bagpiper for our wedding on Saturday at Miskin Manor and we cannot praise him enough – he was fantastic! There were a number of Scots attending our wedding, myself included, and they were extremely impressed! Louise was also brilliant, taking lovely photographs throughout the day! We would 100% recommend!! Thank you so much John and Louise xx.

Sarah Forrest, Ystrad Mynach, 1st Sept, 2018

Outstanding!
I got in touch with John hoping he would perform whilst I proposed to my girlfriend.
John’s communication throughout was exceptional, offering excellent advice, willing to go out his way to make the moment special.
John was dressed in perfect attire and gave a perfect performance to match, which my girlfriend (now fiancé) absolutely loved.
A special mention goes to Louise, who was there helping make our evening one to remember, taking brilliant photos and a video.
Highly recommend!

Richard Charlton, Cardiff Castle, 25th Aug, 2018

From day one of meeting John and his wife I knew I had to book him.
My husbands dad was Scottish so booked John as a surprise.
John and his wife are extremely friendly and professional.
On the day john was outstanding, made us both cry lol I cannot recommend John enough to add that special touch to your event.
So many wonderful comments from our guests…one who doesn’t even like bagpipes but thoroughly enjoyed!

Carly MacLeod, Porthcawl, 23rd Aug, 2018

We hired John for our wedding and we’re so pleased with the service we received. John’s impact on the wedding was so much more than anticipated. He was very friendly and got everyone involved, children too who loved it. Communication was also excellent leading up to the day. We highly recommend John – everyone is still talking about the bagpipes to this day!

Yasmin Edmunds, Pontypridd, 18th Aug, 2018

After seeing and listening to John play at a wedding fair I knew I wanted to book.
Contact with John from the very beginning was excellent. He replied pretty much straight away with my query and gave full and thorough price details and terms and conditions.
We chose to go for the £135 package…. Absolute bargain for something that all our guests thoroughly enjoyed. (Even normal hotel guests complimented John) On the day John and his wife were so welcoming and friendly. Myself and bridal party had a few photos with John and we’re privileged John posted them on his Facebook page.
My now husband had requested John play one or two songs of his choice and this wasn’t too much to ask John was very accommodating to our needs.
If you want to have something that will make your guests go wow I strongly recommend John.
This is one part of our wedding we’ll never forget. Thankyou for making our wedding day that extra bit special.

Danielle & Ceirion Griffiths, Bridgend, 5th Aug, 2018

John was absolutely fantastic at our wedding on Saturday. His communication from booking up until the big day was great.
John was so professional, and everyone has commented on the goosebump moment of hearing the pipes in the church, as he did a good job of keeping it secret until it was time to walk down the aisle.
John also played through the signing of the register, out of the church and then led us from the church a 5 minute walk to our reception through a small village which was so lovely.
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a piper.
Fantastic service.

Kirsty Spencer, Lower Apperley, 4th Aug, 2018

I can’t recommend enough, John was fantastic and everyone loved the bagpipes still talking about them now. From the very beginning when I seen john in the wedding fayre I booked him there and then, his communication was fantastic throughout the planning, he played all the songs we asked, my only down fall I wish we had him playing for longer, john and his wife are lovely people and i hope we get to see him again. Again Thank you so much for making our day that extra special.

Stephanie Batstone, Pontypridd, 7th July, 2018

Outstanding, I can’t recommend enough! John is fantastic and everyone loved the bagpipes at our wedding. We are so pleased.
From the very beginning John’s communication was fantastic, we also met up with him to run through ideas for the day and we felt comfortable immediately, John is friendly and very helpful and gave us good advice and guidance which we needed. John made us feel confident about the running’s of the day and he fulfilled this tenfold on the day alongside his partner who joined him on the day also.
John is very professional and it was very pleasing to hear of his fantastic reputation from other suppliers when we spoke of him, they all spoke very highly of him which added to our confidence in him and completely agree that he is great! Having many Scottish relatives visit Wales for our wedding also commenting on John’s bagpipe playing speaks volumes. It really made the day special. Again I Highly recommend.
Thank you!!!!!

Rebecca Williams, Pontyclun, 29th June, 2018

We booked John for our best friends who were getting married in June. Whilst the bride knew we kept this as a surprise for the groom who had ancestry from Scotland. John was absolutely outstanding. The singer for the register signing was taken ill that morning and John stepped in to play during this interval without hesitation. Excellent communication throughout. He guided us carefully through the tunes to what was suitable for each of the stages. I would highly recommend John.

Margaret Stephens, Brecon, 16th June, 2018

John played at our wedding in November 2018 as ourselves and our guests arrived, throughout the drinks reception and then played us into the wedding breakfast. We were given a choice of songs from a long list and then John chose some others which were just right for the occasion and he played so well.  The bagpipes have such a warm, welcoming and strong presence and John is really professional and easy to work with. Being played into the venue was so different and made it feel like such a special occasion and a party. I would highly recommend John for any occasion.

Haf Evans-Jeanes, Newport, 25th Feb, 2019

Proud Member Of

 I am a proud member of the My Wonderful Welsh Wedding – Home of the Wedding Guild of Wales.  An organisation where membership can only be obtained by client recommendations over an extended period