HIRE A PIPER
SAMPLE SOUND FILES
WELCOME TO SCOTTISH BAGPIPER
My name is Ross Bates and I am available 7 days a week to play the bagpipes in Melbourne and Country Victoria.
If I am unable to take your call, please send an email for a fast response.
I have been playing the bagpipes as a soloist and in bands for the last 40 years and have a wealth of professional experience, including 15 years with the Victoria Police Pipe Band.
Among my achievements in piping:
Leading the Bridal Party to the Polly Woodside, Melbourne.
Photo courtesy of Jackson Loria.
With the Rats Of Tobruk Memorial Pipes & Drums, at the 2018 Basel Military Tattoo, Switzerland.
SAMPLE SOUND FILES
The following sound files are a limited selection of tunes played on the Blair Chanter.
My broader repertoire can be found here. I am also happy to play special requests that may not be listed.
Please note that any tune can be played to suit any length of time and at a preferred tempo if required.
AIDA TRIUMPHAL MARCH
BASEL TATTOO WALTZ
FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
GLASGOW POLICE PIPERS
HERE COMES THE BRIDE
IAIN RUAIDH'S LAMENT
MULL OF KINTYRE
MURRAY'S FANCY WALTZ
MY HEART WILL GO ON
ODE TO JOY
ON THE TURNING AWAY
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE
SKYE BOAT SONG
SMOKIN' IN THE KITCHEN
THE BLACK BEAR
THE BLAIR HIGHLANDERS
THE BROWN HAIRED MAIDEN
THE DAY THOU GAVEST, LORD IS ENDED
THE FOXHUNTER'S JIG & WELCOME THE PIPER
THE HEN'S MARCH
THE MUCKIN' O' GEORDIE'S BYRE & A 100 PIPERS
THE PARTING GLASS
WHEN THE PIPER PLAYS
Leading the Bridal Party at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.
Photo courtesy of Leo Farrell.
WHY HIRE ME
Piping for a Wedding at Ace-Hi Ranch, Boneo.
The uniform worn will include the traditional Scottish kilt, in your choice of the following tartans: Royal Stewart, Ramsay Blue, Hamilton Grey, MacKenzie and MacDonald, as illustrated below. Also available is the Murray Of Atholl tartan.
I AM AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING