|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 24, 2018 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations & best wishes to Konnie & Andrew who were married at Miskin Manor Hotel & Health Club today. I
Bagpiped as guests assembled & during the drinks & photos post ceremony. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your Special Day :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 17, 2018 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
A great day yesterday Bagpiping for the Wedding & Reception of the lovely Sara & Des who were married at Llandefalle Church near Brecon.
As a surprise for the Groom & Guests my first appearance was to lead the Bride into the Ceremony. Thereafter I played during the register signing, leading the happy couple out to photos & into the reception later.
Congratulations for your future together :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 16, 2018 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
Warm Congratulations to Dawn & Martin who were married at St.Bartholemew's (The Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church) in Yeovilton Somerset yesterday.
I played for the arrival of guests at the church, led the Bride into the service & Bagpiped the happy couple out of the ceremony.
The Wedding Reception followed at RNAS Yeovilton. I played for the arriving guests & as the Bride & Groom arrived by Horse & Carriage to the sound of 'I am Sailing'.
Following a few tune sets during drinks, I then Bagpiped the newlyweds into the Wedding Breakfast to the Official Royal Navy March: 'Heart of Oak'.
A fantastic day in pastures new :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 15, 2018 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Kevin & Joanne who were married at Llechwen Hall Hotel near Pontypridd yesterday.
I played for the arrival of guests, led the happy couple out of the ceremony to wedding drinks, led the newlyweds into the Wedding Breakfast & Bagpiped for the arrival of their evening guests.
All the very best to you both for your future together :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 14, 2018 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Our condolences to the family of a #CrossHands #Carmarthen Gent who's Funeral I Bagpiped at today.
The Service was held at Llanelli Crematorium & involved me leading to the chapel to "Flower of Scotland" & "Myfanwy" & "The Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond" with a Classical Bagpiping "Salute" to finish.
Working with the very professional Wyn Bishop Funeral Director of Llanelli
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 11, 2018 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Thank you to Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium staff & visitors who came to speak to us yesterday at the 'Behind the Curtains' Open Day.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 10, 2018 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
I had the absolute pleasure to Bagpipe for the lovely Samantha & Richard who were married at the Mansion House, Newport yesterday.
A Surprise for all except The Bride & her Mum, I appeared through the gates as guests assembled & as the Bride arrived.
The surprise extended to the Registry Office Staff who hadn't had a Bagpiper lead the Bride into the ceremony room, playing for the signing of the register or leading the happy couple out before and described the entrance of the Bride to "Highland Cathedral" as emotional.
A Fantastic Experience & Many Congratulations to a stunning couple :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
I played the Bagpipes today at St Michael's Church, Myddfai near Llandovery.
500 mourners came to offer their hearfelt farewells to a gentleman who had fond memories of Myddfai & the Brecon Beacons.
I led the cortege on approach to the church, played Flower of Scotland leading into the service & Amazing Grace leading out. As mourners offered their condolences to the Gent's wife & children, I played a medley of Scottish, Welsh & other appropriate tunes. Our condolences to the family & many mourners who had travelled some distance to attend.
Working with the very professional & well organised IC & SM Davies Funeral Directors of Llandovery.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
At St. David's Church in #Llanfaes #Brecon for the funeral of a local gent with historic connections to #WilliamWallace.
The interment took place in the same church cemetery having been Bagpiped to the grave to two of the Braveheart film tunes, "She moved through the fair" and "For the love of a Princess".
Our thoughts to the family & many friends.
Working with the very professional A.V. Davies & Son Funeral Directors of Brecon.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 2, 2018 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Katie & David who were married yesterday at St Marys' Tetbury Gloucs.
As a complete surprise for the Bride, I was asked to play inside the grounds of the family home, then to play for arriving guests at the church, then return to the family home to lead Katie & proud father to the church ceremony.
All the very best to you both :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 1, 2018 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
A return visit to Thornhill Cemetery & Cardiff Crematorium today for a family funeral of a local gentleman. The service took place at Brwnant Chapel after I led the cortege on approach. Playing "Cwm Rhondda" into the chapel, I was then asked to play "Danny Boy" for the committal. Our condolences to the family & many friends.
Working with the very professional D Caesar Jones Funeral Directors of Cardiff
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 30, 2018 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Our condolences today to a Milford Haven family for the funeral of a Gentleman who lived locally.
The service took place at St. David's Church in #Hubberston with the interment following later at Milford Haven Cemetery.
The chosen tunes for the services were: Flower of Scotland, Amazing Grace, Going Home & Danny Boy.
Working with the very professional Tom Newing & Sons Funeral Directors of Milford Haven.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 29, 2018 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
I visited Margam Crematorium today, Bagpiping for the final goodbye of a lady who originated from the Outer Hebrides.
I stepped into the road & led the cortege to the chapel to the family's selected favourite "Amazing Grace" & into the chapel to the appropriate "Auld Lang Syne". Post service I finished with the 'Salute', "Queen Elizabeth's II Salute".
Our condolences to the family.
Working with the very professional Les Davies & Sons Funeral Directors of Neath.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 27, 2018 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Rowy & Sion who married at St. Idloes Church in Llanidloes near Builth Wells yesterday.
As a complete surprise to all but the Bride & Groom, I led Rowy down the aisle to "Highland Cathedral". Lead out to a Jig & played for arriving guests at the drinks reception.
A great day with enthusiastic Bagpipe lovers from Denmark, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Wales :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 25, 2018 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
A re-visit yesterday to Hensol Castle for the Wedding Reception of the lovely Kate & Tomos, who married earlier at Miskin Church. I was a surprise for the Groom & guests Bagpiping as they arrived from the Ceremony.
Further participation involved playing during the Drinks Reception & into the Wedding Breakfast & for the arrival of Evening Guests. Congratulations to you both & for your future together :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 24, 2018 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Our condolences to the many family & friends saying farewell to their loved one today in Nelson. I first met the lady of Scottish origins in 2011 at another family event.
The main service took place at St. Mabon's Church in Llanfabon, with the interment taking place at Llanfabon Cemetery near Ystrad Mynach shortly after.
I played many tunes familiar to the family which included: Flowers of the Forest, My Home, The Mist Covered Mountians, The Dark Isle, Flower of Scotland, Land of My Fathers & Myfanwy.
Working with the very professional John Davies & Sons Funeral Director of Nelson.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 21, 2018 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
A visit today to Adamstown in Cardiff Bagpiping for the Funeral of a proud Scots lady whom I had the pleasure of meeting at a Family Wedding & her own key Birthday over the last few years.
I played a melody of requested tunes leading the cortege along the local roads from the home address to St German's Church.
Louise & I wanted to offer our sincere condolences to the family & many many mourners who attended.
Working with the very professional James Summers & Son Funeral Directors (Cardiff).
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
2000 visitors in attendance at the Glanusk Estate Fayre and NGS Open Gardens 2018 today. A great day was had by all enjoying the fine array of Music, Food, Products, Activities & Guest Speakers in glorious sunshine in stunning grounds.
Thank you to all the Estate staff for their organisation & especially the coffee of which without it, my world would not rotate. An absolutely fantastic day :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 20, 2018 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Kevin & Leanne who were married outdoors at Duffryn Springs Fishery near Cowbridge yesterday.
A full day participation as a complete surprise for Leanne & Guests. I played before & after, led Leanne into the ceremony, the happy couple out to the drinks, into the wedding breakfast & arrival of evening guests.
All the very best to you both :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 19, 2018 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
I was in Swansea this morning at the Civic Centre, Bagpiping at the Flag Raising Ceremony in Memory of Members of the Armed Forces & Civilians who were Killed or Injured in the Falkland Islands Conflict in 1982.
A poignant service was conducted before I then played "Flowers of the Forest" & then leading away to "The Dark Isle".
Thank you for inviting me.