Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson

Quality traditional Scottish bagpipes.
Pricing & Costs

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Style of Music

Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Other Style of Music

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
Full Description
Quality traditional Scottish Piper currently with the "1st Battalion Scots Guards" for weddings, funerals, events, etc., to enhance the ceremonial aspects at important times with the assurance of extensive experience and a real sense of both style and occasion. Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, OLJ, has been developing his extensive skills on the highland bagpipes since he was a seven year old Boy Scout. He has enjoyed a long and varied career playing and competing in pipe bands and also solo which has seen him perform in many countries around the world. Past Pipe Major of the "Pontefract & District Caledonian Pipe Band" who became grade 2 "All England Champions" in 2004. One of only two pipers in the United Kingdom who have been honoured with a State Knighthood and should you be seeking that true sense of Scottish style, tradition and expertise for your special day, David is the man when things need to be "right."

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, OLJ.
Scottish connection or not, if you value the assurance of tradition on your special day, the pipes can add much prestige and atmosphere.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Nikki and Gordon Young
Married in October 2018
October 2018
Everyone commented on the quality of your playing
Hi David, we just wanted to send a special thank you for helping our wedding day to be the fabulous event that it was. My entrance was a blur and I didn't hear you play too much but the walk out and the breakfast entrance were amazing. Gordon thought you were amazing and everyone commented on the quality of your playing, the way you looked and you're seamless blend with our guests. A truly memorable day so thank you.
Kate and Will Evans
Married in July 2018
July 2018
It was absolutely fantastic!
Dear David, just a wee note to say a big thank you for piping for us at our wedding at Rowley Manor. It was absolutely fantastic! Everyone said it made the day that extra bit special, so we are very grateful! I'll send you some photos from the wedding day when they are ready. Many thanks again with all our best wishes.
Becky & Andy
Married in June 2018
June 2018
We loved having you
Dear David, many thanks for piping at our wedding and bringing Becky's Scottish heritage to our special day. We loved having you and we are incredibly grateful.
Mrs H Short
Wedding: June 2018
June 2018
Extra special
Dear David just a quick note to say thank you so much for your part in our Daughter's wedding at Irnham Hall Grantham. After a horrible journey down, of which you kept us informed all the way, arriving with 15 mins to spare you were absolutely professional and looked fabulous in full dress. Your playing was faultless and piping in of the bride and the groom and toast was extra special, you were absolutely fantastic. Thank you so very much and would recommend you 100%
Married in July 2017
July 2017
A professional and a gentleman
This man was a professional and a gentleman who was very knowledgeable about bagpiping and Scottish tradition. David turned up early, went above and beyond what my father asked and what I expected. I recommend David to anyone who wants a quality piper at a very reasonable price. I am so happy with his service!
John & Catherine
Married in July 2016
July 2016
Made the day even more special!
Dear David, Thank you again for attending and piping at our wedding. It made the day even more special! We hope you enjoyed it too. We will send you some photographs as soon as possible. Thanks so much again, it was a pleasure to meet you.
Location & Contact Details


Selby, North Yorkshire, England

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Leeds (East)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Playing at the wedding of the daughter of the Prime Minister of Ukraine (Julia Tymoshenko) in Keiv.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Traditional; colourful; upbeat; sparkling and entertaining.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The warmth and thanks for adding a special touch to a couples day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Use tradition whenever it is appropriate.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?


Describe your typical process with a couple.

Piping for guest's arrival / groom's arrival / bride's arrival / bride's entry / photography / couple's arrival at reception / grand entry into reception / Gaelic toast to couple / pipe out / first dance.

What makes a romantic first dance?

Special music

What is your number one floor-filler?

Gay Gordons

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Strathclyde Police Pipe Band.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Traditional Scottish Music.