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): Wedding: Abergavenny, June, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A visit to St. Teilo's Church near Abergavenny today for the marriage of Harry & Flora. Congratulations to the lovely couple. It was an honour to be part of your Special Day. All the best for the future.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding: Barry & StAthan, Jun, 2017

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

Congratulations to Derek & Helen, who were married today at Barry Registry Office, followed by the Wedding Reception at Raf St Athan Golf Course Golfst Athan A full involvement by me, to play for arriving guests, Bagpiping Helen into the ceremony to "The Bridal March", piping during the signing & leading the couple out of the ceremony, during photographs & leading into the Wedding Breakfast. All the very best to a lovely couple :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding: Carmarthen, June, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Best wishes to Raymond & Alison who were married yesterday at Carmarthen Registry Office. A complete surprise for Raymond & guests. I appeared at the last minute to lead Alison & her daughter into the 'The Old Library' which was part of "The Old Grammar School". Congratulations to a lovely couple from Louise & myself :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Ely & Barry, June, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on June 1, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A revisit to Ely today for the Funeral of a local lady. I was asked to play a lament on departure from the home address, to play at the church and later for the committal at Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium.

 

Our condolences to the many family & friends who I had already met recently, sadly at another relative's funeral.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding: Clydach, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 27, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It was my pleasure today Bagpiping for the lovely Jade & Nathan, who were married at Bryncoch Church near Neath and followed by the reception at Manor Park Country House near Clydach. Congratulations on your marriage & future together :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding: Blackwood, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 26, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A fantastic day today Bagpiping at the Wedding of Julie & Chris in the stunning grounds of Maes Manor Hotel near Blackwood. Congratulations to you both on your future together :-)

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Barry, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 23, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I attended at a "Celebration of Life & Thanksgiving" for a Scots Gentleman today at Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium The gentleman, a character by nature & academic is survived by well travelled family who were in attendance. Our condolences to the family & many friends.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Open Garden Event: Crickhowell, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Had a thoroughly enjoyable today at Glanusk Estate NGO Open Garden Fayre. A very well supported event, which included guests speakers Ruth Wignall & Andrew Price from ITV's Coast & Country, Terry Walton (BBC2's Allotment Almanac), Lynne Allbutt (first woman to run barefoot across Wales and me explaining the basics of Bagpipes & Playing. Also playing Happy Birthday on the Bagpipes for Ruth's Birthday as a surprise. A great day & Thank you to Nellie for asking me along :-)

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Competition, London, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Not long returned from London, having participated in a Bagpiping Competition. Very pleased I obtained a 2nd Place March, Strathspey & Reel (MSR) event. Pictured with 3rd place Tom (left) & 1st place Brad (right). A great day at the office :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Ferndale, RCT, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

In Rhondda Valleys today for the funeral of a local gentleman. I met the cortege at Ferndale Cemetery & led the Horse Drawn carriage of Kilvey Carriage Hire to the graveside.

Following the initial tunes of My Home, The Mist Covered Mountains & Amazing Grace, I was asked to play a Welsh tune set which included Myfanwy, Cwm Rhondda, Calon Lan & Land of My Fathers and concluding with a 'Salute' from classical Bagpiping, "Piobaireachd". Our condolences to the family & many ...

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral: Abergavenny, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 8, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A return visit today to St. Teilo's Church near Abergavenny for the funeral of a highly respected local lady. A very well attended service for mourners both inside & outside in the church grounds. Following the service, the cortege which included a convoy of Lewis taxis of Abergavenny proceeded to the committal at Gwent Crematorium. Our sincere condolences to all in attendance.

Working with the very professional Julian Tooley Independent Funeral Director & Monumental Mason of Ab...

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Barry / Llantrisant, May, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 5, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A return visit for a Barry family today for the funeral of a family member. I met the family 5 years ago for the farewell of another loved one. The service took place at A. G. Adams Funeral Services in Barry, with the interment at Cefn Park Cemetery Llantrisant. A lover of Rock N Roll music, I was asked to play a short piece from AC/DC's "A long way to the top".

Our condolences to all the family & friends in attendance.

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding: Oxwich Bay Swansea, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 30, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the lovely Lisa & Thomas who celebrated their Marriage today at Oxwich Bay Hotel Swansea. A mix of Scottish & Welsh guests enjoyed Bagpipe music that included a mix of Celtic themed tunes. A wonderful day for the Bride, Groom and all guests. All the very best to you both :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): London Marathon, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 25, 2017 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Our first Bride Sian, completed the #LondonMarathon yesterday. Congratulations Sian, what an amazing achievement. So proud of you & what a fantastic day. John & Mum :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding: Cheltenham, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 24, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Caroline & Alan who were married today at The Stone Barn near Cheltenham. A lovely sunny day & relaxed atmosphere in a unique setting amongst the Cotswold countryside :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Ely Cardiff, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 21, 2017 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Bagpiping today in Ely Cardiff for the funeral of a local lady. The lady received a Bagpiping send off by me as the procession departed the home address, on arrival at St. David's Church in Ely and later at Thornhill Crematorium Our condolences to the family.

 

Working with the very professional Rosemount Funeral Homes of Cardiff and Kilvey Carriage Hire South Wales of Swansea once again.

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): CLASP Grade 2 Competition Glasgow, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Last week I participated in the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) at Grade 2 at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. I received the following results:

Piobaireachd (Classical Piping) - 5th, Strathspey & Reel - 5th, 2/4 March - 6th &

6/8 March - 6th :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): 6 Year Business Anniversary, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 6, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

After 6 years as a full time Bagpiping Business, Louise & I would like to thank the many many clients who have hired us. Also the many suppliers & venues we have met along the way. Lastly a big Thank You to all our Social Media followers #SpecialPeople :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Sgt's & WO's Mess Function, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 5, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

An absolutely brilliant night last night in the company of the Sgt's & WO's Mess at Cawdor Barracks Haverfordwest. The evening was a 'Dining Out' & 'Commissioning' for those departing for pastures new. Louise & I were made so welcome by an appreciative audience. Thank you so much for your hospitality & best wishes to those moving on :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Merthyr Tydfil & LLwydcoed, Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 3, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In attendance with members of the Royal British Legion (RBL) Standard Bearers today, where I played Bagpipes for the funeral of a Merthyr Tydfil lady. The service took place at St. David's Church in the town centre, followed by the committal at Llwydcoed Crematorium later. Our condolences to the many family, friends & RBL members who attended.

Working once again with the very professional D J D.J. Protheroe & Sons ltd



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