Ayrshire Bagpiper

I’m an award-winning Ayrshire bagpiper, helping people celebrate the special moments in life in Ayrshire and beyond…

Bagpiper in Ayrshire

I am a Scottish bagpiper and music composer based in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Welcome to my website and thanks for stopping by!

As you are here, you are probably looking for a bagpiper for an event or function you are planning? So, whether you are in Ayrshire or another part of Scotland, I would love to help!

I believe in helping people enhance the way they experience the important moments in their life.

Performing and writing music that connects with and inspires listeners allows me to do that.

That’s why I love doing what I do.
Alistair Brown Ayrshire Piper playing bagpipes and wearing lamont kilt at Greenan Shore in Ayr, Scotland (52 of 74)

On this page, you can find out a little bit about me, the Services I offer as well as hear some clips of my playing and compositions.  

If you would like to get a message to me or make an enquiry, there is a contact sheet too.


So please read on and let me know how I can help you.


If you are looking for a Bagpiper to help celebrate your Wedding, have a look at my Wedding Bagpiper Services page by clicking the button below.  

There you will find details of my Wedding packages. Also, you can see a live view of my diary that lets you quickly check my availability.  

Recent Recordings...


Here is an audio playlist of some of the more common tunes I play at weddings.  The tunes marked with a * are original compositions written by me.


And here is a recording of me in August 2021 playing Highland Cathedral, a very popular tune at Weddings.  If you would like to see more of me playing, please feel free to visit my YouTube Channel.

a bit about me

25 years' experience of playing the bagpipes

I started taking lessons to play the bagpipes when I was 10 years old.

After a year or so I joined my local juvenile pipe band, the Vale of Atholl.  I spent many happy years with the Vale as we moved up the grades, and later Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band. I made a lot of great friends for life.

We were very active on the competition circuit, and were fortunate to play at many international festivals and local concerts, as well as many Highland Games, local functions and weddings.

Highlights definitely include playing at Lorient International Festival in France, playing in Japan and winning the European and World Championship Pipe Band titles.

bagpipe services

Bagpipe Services for Ayrshire and Beyond

With a broad repertoire of tunes and over 25 years of playing the bagpipes, I would be honoured to help you mark your event. I can play at:
  • weddings,
  • civil partnerships,
  • christenings,
  • funerals,
  • birthdays,
  • Burns Suppers,
  • local gala days, and
  • corporate events.

Tune Writing and other Services

Aside from performing, I also love accepting commissions to and arrangements for weddings and other special occasions.  Do you want to hear some of my original tunes?  Click here.

In addition, I also produce bespoke bagpipe messages and greetings for customers around the world.  Interested?  You’ll find more details on the link above.

Piper for a Wedding and all Special Occasions!

I love helping people celebrate and mark special occasions.

There are two reasons for this.  Firstly, for me it is a huge privilege to perform and bring people together for important events like a wedding, or other life event.

Secondly, and above all else, I want the people gathering to get the most from the occasion.  That is the case whether it is a happy couple and their guests, or a family and friends gathering to mourn the loss of a loved one.

My job is about adding to the story and emotion of the special day.

An Ayrshire Bagpiper - not just for Ayrshire

I am an Ayrshire Bagpiper in the sense that Ayrshire is where I am based.  However, I do enjoy getting in the car and travelling around Scotland for events, so feel free to get in touch and tell me where you are planning your event.

For Weddings, you will find more details about the standard packages I offer by clicking the button below to go to my Wedding Bagpipe Services page.
Alistair Brown - Ayrshire Bagpiper playing the pipes in Arrochar at styled Wedding