"...it is hard to put into words the impact you had on Mum and her guests on Sunday. Mum has had an absolute passion for bagpipes since a child. She had gone with her parents as a very young girl to see The Black Watch Pipers and has been in love ever since. So much so that she always wanted to learn herself, although never did. She had no idea that you were coming on Sunday. As soon as Mum heard you, it was instant tears of joy. On behalf of Mum and all the other guests, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish you all the very best and will definitely be recommending your services to anyone needing what can only be described as a professional approach from our initial email contact right up until saying thank you and goodbye on the day..."
"...this is just a very big thank you for your services at my mother’s funeral. On behalf of my siblings and myself we were very appreciative of your time and aptitude with the bagpipes. We will definitely be recommending your services to others..."
"...just wanted to touch base with you & let you know how very happy my family & I were with your beautiful & perfectly timed piping yesterday! You provided a most professional & stirring end to the lovely celebration of my father's rich & colorful life.....it was exactly what we all wanted! Thank you..."
"...many thanks again for making my sister's day so special and her face when she saw you was just a picture! You played wonderfully and our new Aussie friends were very impressed. Thanks again and I'd be happy to recommend you..."
"...a huge thank you for your fabulous musical skills and resilience against the rains on Friday for Marianne and Guy's Celebrations. You were an absolute power house managing to make all of your beautiful music while also dealing with the wild weather! We were very grateful..."
(will&jac Wedding Planners)
"...thank you so much for your performance at the Oman National Day, it was spectacular!..."
(Consulate-General Of The Sultanate Of Oman)
"...I just wanted to thank you again so much for piping at my daugher's wedding. Your music made a lovely day extra special and memorable for all of us, especially those of us from Scotland! Thank you so much once again, we really appreciated it..."
"...thank you very much for the wonderful job you did at my father's funeral. Your playing & marching in front of the car was wonderful to watch and listen to. Thanks once again for your efforts, you did him proud..."
"...our sincere thanks for your superb piping at our father's Funeral. It sounded glorious and helped give Dad just the farewell we had hoped for..."
"...I just want to say a big thank you for the wonderful piping you gave us on your bagpipes..."
"...thank you for playing at my Grandmother's Funeral. The selection of tunes was perfect and everyone said how it made the day that much more special..."
"...we would just like to say thank you for the your part in our wedding. Simply amazing! People at the wedding have commented that you are the best they have heard play the pipes and I've given some your name. Once again thank you, you made our wedding..."
"...I just wanted to thank you for playing at my daughter's Wedding, it was enjoyed very much by all..."
"...a huge thank you for yesterday's performance, it made the Wedding, you were amazing, thanks so much!..."
"...I would just like to say a massive thank you for playing
the pipes at my Dad's funeral. I think everyone commented on how
well the day went and that we gave him a massive send off that he would
have been proud of. If I ever hear of anyone needing a piper, you will
be highly recommended. Once again, on behalf of myself and the
rest of the family, thank you..."
"...we would like to say thank you very much for giving us a beautiful service on the day and making our day extra special..."
"...I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for your performance
yesterday. It was certainly ‘the icing on the
cake’. Everyone loved the bagpipes and I was very grateful
for your professional and magical performance..."
"...thank you for being part of a wonderful day. The lunch was a
great success, and you and Ron set it in motion. Again thank you..."
"...we wanted to thank you for your fantastic music on Sunday at our
wedding. It was beautiful and certainly completed the ceremony
for us. So many of our guests commented on your piping and one
told a lovely story of coming down Flinders Street and knowing they
were close when they started to hear the pipes. Thank-you very much!..."
"...thank you very much for your kindness and your piping...everyone
loved it and I am thrilled to have had you perform..."
"...thank you for being with us yesterday. You played beautifully and
sensitively and many there commented appreciatively about the dimension
added by the music..."
"...I just wanted to say a big thank you for your wonderful piping. Mum
thought you were amazing. It added that perfect touch to people
arriving and set the tone for the most perfect evening. We couldn't
have wished for a better day..."
"...I just wanted to say thank you so very much for playing at
mum’s thanksgiving service on Friday. The amount of positive
feedback I received was incredible. We wanted the service to be a real
one of celebration for mum’s life and I think we achieved that.
I’m not sure there is too much more moving than “Amazing
Grace” on the bagpipes – when played well. I’ve heard
it done badly (which isn’t great) but you were just amazing. Mum
would’ve been so chuffed! Thanks again. You were awesome!..."
"...I wanted to write and say a HUGE thank you for your wonderful
bagpiping at our wedding last year. It meant so much to my family to
have the Scottish influence in the special day, and Chris LOVED the Top
Gun intro surprise..."
"...I would just like to thank you for your beautiful contribution to my mother’s service at Lancefield..."
"...we just we wanted to say thank you once again for yesterday's performance. It was a real highlight of a very special day for us - both for the Scots among us and for all the rest of us who became honorary Scots for just a moment. Your professionalism and magnificent piping were really appreciated..."
"...I wanted to thank you for helping to make my mother's 90th birthday celebration very special. We enjoyed your playing so much, as did the neighbours who joined us for a bit of dancing on the front lawn..."
"...I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. I only heard from when I came down in the car but it was just so beautiful. The guests all said you were wonderful!..."
"...thank you Ross for your wonderful bagpipe playing at my Mother's funeral. It completed the very lovely service that we had planned, for the special lady that she was..."
"...just to thank you again for yesterday. It was absolutely everything that I had wanted and we had so many comments about your performance being one of the highlights of what turned out to be a really great evening. Very many thanks for your great response to our requests and all your efforts..."
"...I wish to thank you for your services at the recent Funeral of my father. My sisters and I found your playing of the bagpipes exactly the right memory for us to remember our dad by. I will always think of your music with great emotion when I hear Amazing Grace and Going Home. We were asked by most of the people who attended about your contact details because they also were moved by your playing. Thank you for the lovely memories..."
"...on behalf of the family, thank you for what you brought to Mum’s service. The sound of the pipes in combination with your skilful playing set the tone for the day. As far as these things can be good, I think we had a great service with a good feeling about it and we appreciate your contribution..."
"...we just wanted to thank you sincerely for playing at Dad’s funeral. The piping was absolutely exceptional. You were so professional, knew exactly what to do for the occasion, and your choice of music was outstanding. We have had so many positive comments about your piping, many had never experienced piping at a funeral and were surprised at the way it added to the whole event. Many, many thanks Ross, it was truly appreciated and a fitting way to see Dad off..."
"...thank you so much for your piping. Being led by you walking to the church with my dad and bridesmaids was one of the most moving moments of my day, and then Highland Cathedral was spectacular. I expect I will remember that tune for the rest of my life!..."
"...I just wanted to thank you for your visit yesterday. Mum said today that she was still on "cloud nine" remembering the piper who came to play. It was such a treat for her and my aunt..."
"...thanks so much for your lovely bagpipe playing, it was exactly as we asked and timing etc was all spot on. Didn't get to thank you in person but much appreciated and will recommend you if I know of anyone needing a piper..."
"...we would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for playing the bagpipes at our Wedding at Norwood. Everyone was saying how beautifully you play them. You really made our day even more special..."
"...on behalf of the family, I would like to say thank you for making dad's 90th birthday such a memorable occasion. He couldn't stop talking about you and all the favourite tunes you played. The bagpipes certainly touch an emotional chord and I know I have never seen my dad so overcome...""...we want to extend thanks on behalf of ourselves and our guests, your playing was enjoyed immensely by all those in attendance and we thought your playing was a great part of the day. Thank you very much for making our special day all that much more special !!..."
"...I just wanted to say thankyou for playing the bagpipes at my son's wedding on Saturday. It was a lovely surprise for everyone, especially my son and some of our Scottish guests even had a tear or two in their eyes. It was just what I wanted...perfect!!!!..."
"...the Christmas we will always remember began with a Scottish Piper playing a medley of Christmas Carols and Scottish marches. We (and neighbours) were entertained for an hour by this fine piper and we will certainly call on him for future occasions. We would highly recommend Ross for any function - he has a wonderful repertoire from which to choose. Bett Gearson & Raphael Shannon..."
"...just wanting to say again how very much we all enjoyed your playing on the 27th of November. People are still coming up to me to say how much they loved it. It was a perfect way to set the mood for a wonderful festive occasion..."
"...I just wanted to send you a massive thank you for your work at our wedding. You walking in front of the limo all the way down was perfect. It looked amazing in the photos and it was absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much for staying a little longer a well - it was greatly appreciated. I will be recommending you to all other Brides who are considering a bagpiper..."
"...thank you so much for yesterday. A lot of people have commented on how your playing was so professional and suited the funeral for my mum..."
"...just wanted to say a big thank you for playing on Saturday night for our Engagament party. Everone loved it and said how fabulous you were! We will be recommending you to our friends and family and we would like you to play at our wedding :)..."
"...thank you very much for playing at our Wedding, we got a lot of comments about how great the piper was, it made a big difference to the day. If I know anyone who is looking for a piper, I’ll definitely pass on your name...""...I would like to express my thanks for the way you performed at Mum’s funeral. Your professional approach to all aspects of the service you provided was matched only by your playing. My family are so pleased that you were available at such short notice and I am appreciative of your attention to detail, empathy and precision. You certainly contributed to ensure mum received a dignified and solemn service..."
"...thank you for making our Wedding a special day..."
"...your piping provided just the right atmosphere for the Funeral..."
"...a big thanks for playing the bagpipes at my father's Birthday, everyone loved it..."
"...thank you for your excellent piping, it made the day..."
"...I would just like to send you a quick email to thankyou very much for your amazing pipe playing and making our day so special! You helped everything run smoothly, made our photos unique and even stayed back extra time for us! Thank you for making our day!!!..."
"...a note of thanks for your piping at my 70th birthday celebration party. I was completely awestruck - never in my wildest dreams did I expect a surprise party with a piper. I wish you well and hope you continue piping for a long time to come. I truly appreciate your time and effort..."
Piping at the Toorak R.S.L.