Pipe Bands

Pickled Pipe Bands

Scottish Pipe Bands

Why not hire a pipe band in full ceremonial dress to provide an impactive splash of colour and sound that will stay in the mind forever.  From grand events at Edinburgh Castle to intimate weddings, The Pickled Piper regularly supplies bands to all sort of events and occasions.

Surprisingly affordable, you can hire a small seven piece pipe band for between £500-£800 depending on time, date, venue, duration etc.  A larger full size band can start from as little as £1000.

The most popular format for our pipe bands is for the band to perform a Beating Retreat ceremony in the evening. This involves a 15-20 minute performance in front of the assembled guests, culminating in the Pipe Major approaching a pre-identified principle guest and asking permission to march off, followed by the piper’s toast of whisky contained within the traditional Quaich.  This done, the band then marches off to the stirring tune ‘The Black Bear’ as heard each year in the closing moments of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Beating Retreat will provide a piece of Scottish musical theatre your guests will never forget.