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Well travelled Piper

Tony was a Pipe Major in the Gordon Highlanders and served in HM Forces for a total of 26 years.  During his service, he played at many royal functions and dinners, military parades, tournaments and tattoos, including Edinburgh Castle and Hollyrood House, worldwide band tours and European film premiers such as 'The Battle of Waterloo.' He spent four years in Brunei, as HM The Sultan's Piper and Pipe Major of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. This duty included band tours in the Far East and Northern Australia.

Since leaving the Army, he has played on various occasions for the Queen and the Royal Family, at corporate and military functions and dinners in London, including Clarence House, Mansion House, Astor House and Spencer House as well as Europe and the Far East. Tony is regularly asked to perform at concerts and opera events to welcome guests as they arrive, and to pipe guests into dinner.

He has travelled to Switzerland, Paris, Guernsey and more recently, Italy with the travelling company DivaOpera. With the London Scottish Pipes & Drums in year 2000 he had the honour of being on Parade for the 100th Birthday Celebrations for HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in London's Horse Guards Parade, also at Clarence House, London and her 100th Birthday Celebration Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.

Tony offers two full ceremonial dress uniforms, The Gordon Highlanders, (Green Tartan) and Royal Stewart, (Red Tartan) complete with Feather Bonnet. He also wears 'civilian' ceremonial evening dress, when requested.


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