Mobile: 07985 917590 (Primary)
Tel: 01446 720166
We hired John for our wedding. He arrived early to do checks of area, put up with my late messages with prompt reply. We highly recommend him a really lovely man, thank you so much for your time.
“Hello John. Rachel and I are only now getting chance to sit down for a moment and take in just how beautiful a day our wedding on Saturday was! We wanted to make sure we thanked you from the bottom of our hearts! Your presence and your amazing bag piping really set the tone for what was a very special day for us and our families and friends!Many people came up to us throughout the time that you were playing and said to us how amazing and atmospheric it was having you playing in the background. Your attention to detail was very special too (e.G. Wearing a tartan close to my late fathers clan). We can’t thank you enough from the bottom of our hearts for making our day such a special one to remember. Thank you also for your lovely photos!We will definitely recommend you in future! Kind regards and all our love. Rachel and Alex.”
John was absolutely incredible from start to finish. Very polite, professional and enthusiastic. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the piping and complimented how great John was. Would definitely recommend, Thank you for making our day extra special.
We first heard John playing at the St. Donat’s wedding fayre, soon after we’d got engaged. We knew in an instant that we wanted John to play at our wedding. Not only was his playing impeccable but it fit beautifully with the surroundings and acoustics of the Castle. On the day, John was ready and raring to go outside the venue and followed our specific instructions as to when to play and what we wanted to be played to the letter. Whist our wedding day was, on occasion, wet and windy, this did not dampen John’s spirit or ability to play – as he serenaded our guests to our reception. As I am writing this more than a week after the wedding, I’ve lost count of the number of people that have contacted me to praise John’s work. I’d wholeheartedly endorse any person wishing to book John for their wedding; as he played such an important part in our special day.
Absolutely fantastic and professional Piper with the epitomised natural nature that anyone would want for their special day. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you for bringing a spark to our special day John.
John Played at my nan’s funeral on the 26th July and he done an amazing job from the beginning all they way to the end. We had nothing but praise and heart warming comment on John’s participation.
John played at our fathers funeral on 7th August 2019, what a lovely gentleman and so professional from the outset so sincere and helpful. His advice and guidance enhanced the whole experience of what was an emotional day, where you walked in front of the hearse leading him on his final journey and the music touched the hearts of so many that day, he would of been so proud and honoured just as we felt. Thank you so so much John you made it so memorable in such a lovely way xx.
John played at our wedding last Thurday! We can’t thank you enough for your suggestions leading up to the day or your performances on the day! Our guests loved the surprise and we enjoyed your playing even more. Faultless and effortless through out, simply perfect.
“John was extremely professional from day one of organising playing at my dad’s funeral. He did a tremendous job and I was more than happy and I know my dad would have loved the piping. I would have no hesitation in booking him again.”
John did a wonderful job playing at my daughter’s wedding. Although we live in Herefordshire, she has married a Scotsman and the bagpipes made the Scottish contingent feel at home. My favourite bit was seeing him walk around the lake playing his pipes with the sound drifting up towards the garden during the photos and garden drinks. I’d recommend him to play at any event.
John played at my husbands funeral yesterday. He gave a lot of comfort to me and my family. All the advice and help he gave was excellent. It was a warm lovely tribute to my husband Robert. Thank you John from myself and his family.
John played for the full day at our wedding last year and was absolutely amazing and the perfect addition to our day. He was thoroughly loved by everyone there and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of a piper for their big day.
John played at our wedding last month and was fantastic. All our guests were really impressed, especially half of them being Scottish!
John played at my dad’s funeral yesterday (2nd July 2019). It was such a moving touch to the service that I know my dad would have loved. Thank you very much!
Just wanted to say thank you John for your wonderful playing at dad’s funeral. Everyone said how it touched their hearts. Also thank you for taking the time to ring me explain everything and being so compassionate and professional. Once again my sincere thanks for giving dad a wonderful send off.
John piped at our wedding party in September 2017. It was a difficult day for him as he had major transport issues (motorway closure for several hours) getting to our venue so arrived much later than planned. At all times he kept us fully informed what was happening on the roads and gave us options to cancel, re-jig our service order and even offered us a full refund. We definitely wanted a piper – the wedding had a specific Welsh and Scottish theme – so our order was re-jigged, John arrived very late but piped his heart out and in the end it all worked brilliantly. Most of our guests had no idea things had not gone to the original plan. He is a true gentleman and a terrific piper!!!!! We invited John and his wife to join our party afterwards, which our guests loved; they definitely needed a drink by that stage. We can’t recommend him highly enough!
We had John at our wedding on 8/7/18 and he was amazing. Worth every penny and more. He piped as I arrived which I didn’t expect and then piped me down the isle and back out. He also piped our guests as they arrived and afterwards. A genuinely lovely guy along with his wife Louise. You made our day extra special and all our quests loved hearing you play. X.
John and Louise are both genuine and lovely people, we had john pipe at our wedding 23/7/18 at Miskin Manor Hotel, and it has been the talking point between our guests ever since.
The only way I can describe the feeling my guests and myself had the moment we heard john playing the bagpipes was breathtaking, hair raising, emotional and special.
I lost my dad 6 years ago, and felt I really needed a part of my dad at the wedding as he wasn’t there to give me away, our surname was Campbell, and my dad’s fathers side of the family are from Scotland, something which my dad was very proud of and he loved the bagpipes, so there was no question about it, I just had to have John Campbell to pipe at the wedding on guest arrivals and in between photos for me to feel that my father was there, my gosh, it really did, it felt so personal and meaningful to me, and its an experience I will never ever forget.
My guests have all said how the moment john started to pipe, the whole atmosphere changed and they felt that they were at a royal wedding.
Johns wife Louise took some stunning photos which I am forever grateful of.
I cannot recommend them enough, I think anyone would be hugely missing out to not have john pipe at their event, you don’t realise just how much of an effect it has on you till it is there in front of you playing away, you just get totally lost in it.
“My dad was an armed forces veteran too and his only request at his funeral was for a piper. John attended the crematorium, service of celebration and later when we buried my dad’s ashes. From the moment I started corresponding with John via email, I knew that I could have complete trust in him, which was really important at an already stressful time. John’s time keeping, appearance and the way in which he conducted himself throughout were exempt. He is also extremely kind and courteous.
I found John’s contact details on Facebook and I was taking a leap of faith, but what a leap that was. My dad would have been very pleased and myself and family would be more than happy to recommend John”
We are the Rotary Club of Abergavenny, we asked John to help us celebrate Burns night in 2018. Put simply, John made the night, not only with his magnificent playing, but also in the advice he gave on the running of the night. He also played a few pieces over and above what we had asked for which was very welcome. I have no hesitation in highly recommending him.
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Mobile: 07985 917590
Tel: 01446 720166