Matthew McRae has been playing the great highland bagpipes for 23 years. His professionalism and experience in front of crowds of all sizes puts him in perfect stead to perform for all occasions.
If you would like to add a Scottish element to your celebration, making your day/night special and distinct to any other, take a look through his website and do not hesitate to make contact. Matthew is based in the south-east and the London area of England but can travel to accommodate your specific needs.
He has been playing the Great Highland Bagpipes since he was 10 years old and through-out his piping career he has played as an individual solo performer at multiple events across a wide range of platforms. He has performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, The Intercontinental in Mayfair (Ldn), Saxon Hall, Birkbeck University, Sony Pictures and play regularly on the Great British Pullman steam train (otherwise known as the 'Orient Express').
Furthermore he has played for weddings at Horsley Towers, Horsted Place, Leeds Castle, Saddlers Hall, and Burns’ suppers for Panasonic, Mecca Bingo, Grosvenor Casino and Howling Hops Brewery etc.
He has appeared on a range of well known TV and Radio programmes, from Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, to Made in Chelsea and The Last Leg: Correspondents. He has also featured as a session musician with Right Said Fred, for Walkers Crisps and also performed with The Chieftains, and the international best selling classical group Il Divo.
Matthew is an accomplished and skilled professional, highly versatile and flexible in his approach to ensure that every performance delivers the right impact for the right audience.
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