Bagpiper John Campbell, A Scottish Highland Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Swansea, Jan, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our commiserations today to a Brighton and Swansea family saying farewell to a Swansea Based lady.

I was asked to play "Amazing Grace", "Going Home" (of Hovis bread fame & "My Home" on the approach to Swansea Crematorium. Our thoughts to the family & fellow mourners.

Working with Wynford Thomas & Son Funeral Directors Swansea.



www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Project Scotland: Newport, Jan, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 11, 2018 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A thoroughly enjoyable day today at #TredegarParkPrimarySchool #Duffryn #Newport. The classes had a project to learn about different countries, with my class appointed 'Scotland'.

I explained to the young children about the uniform, the Glengarry(hat), Sgian Dubh (sock knife), Sporran (Man Purse) :-) and the component parts of the Bagpipes.

I then explained & played the practice chanter, followed by the full Bagpipes.

A great fun day in the company of the 3-4 year old age group.

Thank you for inviting me :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Hensol Castle, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 8, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the newly married Charlie & Ed, who were married in Cardiff, followed by their Wedding Reception at Hensol Castle :-) I was a complete surprise for everyone. Thank you for having me as part of your very Special Day, as my last Wedding of 2017 :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Margam Orangery, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on December 29, 2017 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It was a great honour Bagpiping for the newly married Nia & Andrew, who's Wedding took place at the picturesque Margam Abbey followed by the Wedding Reception at Margam Orangery yesterday. A perfect day for the Bride, Groom and over 200 guests. Congratulations to the newly married couple from me and Louise :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding Reception: Miskin Manor, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on December 23, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Lowri & Steffan who were married today. I was Bagpiping as the guests & Wedding party arrived at Miskin Manor Hotel for the reception. The Bagpiping continued during photographs and leading the Bride & Groom into the Wedding Breakfast. All the very best to you both :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Memorial Event: Barry, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on December 19, 2017 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I Bagpiped today for Park Funerals in Barry. The event was an opportunity for visitors who had lost a loved one to write a Christmas memorial card for placement on their Christmas Tree. Visitors also enjoyed a minced pie & other refreshments. Thank you to Rebecca & her team for their hospitality :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Cardiff Castle, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on December 15, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Holly and Anthony, who were married today at Cardiff Castle.

I was a complete surprise for all but Holly & her Mum. At the designated time I appeared and Bagpiped the Bridesmaids, Flower Girls & Paige Boys into the Ceremony & continued as Holly was escorted down the ailse :-)

Further tunes were played during signing of the register, leading the couple out of the ceremony & during photographs. All the very best to a lovely couple :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): 80th Birthday: Wenvoe, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on December 10, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Congratulations to Eileen celebrating her 80th Birthday with family & friends yesterday. The surprise party was held at Beefeater Walston Castle Wenvoe.

As Eileen arrived I played familiar tunes which led to "Happy Birthday". After the initial greetings, I then played a melody of family selected tunes. All the very best to Eileen & her family :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Carmarthen & Pembroke, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on December 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Pippa & Ray on their Wedding at Carmarthen Reg Office & Lamphey Hall Hotel, Pembroke y'day. A complete surprise for Ray & guests :-)

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: St. Nicholas nr Cowbridge, Dec, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on December 5, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I attended the Leedham Natural Burial Ground at St. Nicholas near Cowbridge Town today, for the Funeral of a local lady who originated from Scotland. A medley of traditional Scottish & Funeral related tunes were played which included: The Dark Isle, Amazing Grace, Flower of Scotland, The Skye Boat Song, Flowers of the Forest, finishing with Calon Lan to reflect the final resting place. Our condolences to the family.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Carmarthen, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A visit to Carmarthen today to Bagpipe at the Funeral of a local lady, born in Scotland. The Interment took place with family only at the cemetery in the village of Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom. The main service was held later at The Friends of St Peter's Church Carmarthen.

Our thoughts to the family & many mourners.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Pontyclun, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 25, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Cheryl & Ewing who were married at Bethel Baptist Church - Pontyclun today. I led the Bride into a newly learned theme tune from the film "Jurassic Park". Other tunes reflected Ewing's Scottish heritage. All the very best for their future together :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Neyland & Narbeth, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 24, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I participated in a Funeral for a Scots born gentleman in Pembrokeshire today. The service took place at St. Clement's Church in Neyland followed by the committal at Parc Gwyn Crematorium Narbeth. We would like to offer our thoughts to the family & friends in attendance.


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Nelson, Caerphilly, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A sad farewell yesterday to a Nelson gentleman, who passed recently. The service took place at Salem Church, followed by the interment at Llanfabon Cemetery both in Nelson near Caerphilly.

Our condolences to the many family & friends.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Penarth, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 22, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Our condolences today to a Penarth family, saying farewell to a family loved one. The service took place at All Saints Church in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. The cortege arrived with a #GlamorganBikers escort & I then led the cortege to the church entrance. Following the service Lyndsay Ellis & I led the cortege on its final journey.

Working with the very professional Lyndsay & Nicola Ellis The Vale Funeral Service


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties):Wedding: Miskin Manor Hotel, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 17, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A fantastic day today Bagpiping for Stephanie & Frederick's Special Day in the scenic grounds Miskin Manor Hotel

Congratulations to a lovely couple and thank you for asking me to be part of your Wedding Celebrations.


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Remembrance Assembly: Duffryn Newport, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 16, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A return visit today to The John Frost School Duffryn Newport, for their Annual Remembrance Assembly. I led the Lord Lieutenant of Newport, Royal British Legion Standard Bearers, Bugler & the School Dignitaries to the front of the assembly for the service. Following 'Reveille', I played 'The Dark Isle' before leading the dignitaries from the assembly. A real honour being part of the school's Remembrance Ceremony. Thank You.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Bridgend, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Bagpiping a "Celebration of Life" for the Funeral today of a Bridgend lady. The procession and playing started at the home address followed by the requested medley of upbeat tunes to reflect the family's wishes at Coychurch Crematorium

Our condolences to the family & many many mourners in attendance.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Remembrance Day: Hay-On-Wye, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 12, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Bagpiping for Remembrance Day with Royal British Legion Hay on Wye Branch Town Centre this afternoon. Playing for the parade to St Mary, Hay on Wye & returning to the Cenotaph for the Last Post, 2 Mins Silence, Wreath Laying & Kohima Epitaph. A very well attended service.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Armistice: Hay-On-Wye, Nov, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on November 12, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Bagpiping in Hay on Wye Armistice Day Service yesterday. A very well attended commemoration in the town centre, with many generations present. Royal British Legion Hay on Wye Branch Member & Veteran Kelvin played The Last Post, before my involvement with "Flowers of the Forest". Following Reveille, I concluded the service with "Oft in the Stilly NIght" which is routinely played at the Cenotaph in London by the massed Pipes & Drums on Remembrance Sunday.


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