|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 16, 2018 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Bagpiping today in Pontyberem, Cross Hands nr Llanelli for the funeral of a Dunoon born gentleman who had lived locally.
A full participation starting with the arrival of family mourners, leading in & out of the service. I then met the cortege at Capel Ifan Church & Cemetery where I played on arrival, to the graveside & after the interment. Our condolences to the many family & friends.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 3, 2018 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Katie-Lees & Fraser who were married at Brooks Country House near Ross on Wye today. This was my second all day wedding at Brooks in as many weeks, albeit a slightly different landscape colour to last time :-) :-)
I participated in all aspects of the Wedding Ceremony, Reception & arrival of evening guests A fantastic day for all involved :-)
(The gentlemen respectfully requested no photographs.)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 24, 2018 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
An extremely sad day today Bagpiping for the Funeral of a Llangammach Wells Father and his 5 children. The service started at St. Cadmarch Church in Llangammach Wells with a lining of the route on the family's arrival & finished with the interment at Llanwrtyd Wells Cemetery, both near Builth Wells. Our thoughts go out to the 300 family, friends & dignitaries who were in attendance.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
I played the Bagpipes today at Morriston Cemetery for the Interment of a local gentleman. I led the approach of the extended cortege, which was lined with hundreds of mourners. Specific tunes also included the Irish 'Danny Boy' & 'The Isle of Innisfree'. Our condolences to the many family & friends.
Working with the very professional Baglan Funeral Home Gareth Jenkins & Craig Perfect
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 16, 2018 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
At Margam Crematorium for a Port Talbot family & many mourners on the 14th February, saying farewell to a loved one with a Scottish background.
The historic family connections go back to a very famous 'centuries old' Bagpiping Dynasty, called the 'MacCrimmons'. Our condolences to the family.
Working with the very professional Baglan Funeral Home Gareth Jenkins & Craig Perfect once again.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 16, 2018 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
Bagpiping on the 6th February at Glyntaff Crematorium and Cemetery for the Funeral of a local gentleman who originated from Scotland. I led the procession from the entrance to the chapel. Led into Flower of Scotland. After the service I led out to Calon Lan & Amazing Grace, reflecting the sung hymns during the service. I played a short 'salute' from the classical style of Bagpiping called Piobaireachd (Peebruck). Our condolences to the many family & friends in attendance.
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|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 4, 2018 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Kevin & Kimberley who were married at Brooks Country House near Hereford yesterday. An all day participation for me. A fantastic day. All the very best to you both :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 3, 2018 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
Last night I attended Painswick Golf Club in Gloucs for their annual Burns Supper. A revisit for me at a great venue. I played for guests arriving, the lead In and Out of the Haggis, followed by a short recital after dinner. Thank you to Mike, Cheryl & Tom for their hospitality. A great night :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 3, 2018 at 2:30 AM||comments (0)|
Bagpiping yesterday at Panteg Cemetery & Chapel for the funeral of a New Inn lady originally from Falkirk in Scotland. The service took place at the Cemetery Chapel and followed with the interment close by. Our condolences to the family some of which had travelled some distance.
Working with the very professional V A Peterson Funeral Service Ltd of Cwmbran.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Thoroughly enjoyable night last night participating in the recording of 'Jonathan'. The 6 Nations Rugby chat show for S4C at BBC Cymru Wales Llandaff , with presenters: Sarra, Nigel & Jonathan :-)
As a lead up to the first 6 Nations Rugby match, Scotland versus Wales Rugby Saturday, 3rd February 2018. KO 2.30pm :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 27, 2018 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
What another fantastic night at Barry Yacht Club last night for their Annual Burns Supper. A group of 120 Burns enthusiasts were welcomed to the club with Bagpipes.
Martin & I led out for the "Haggis Address". All then listened to an extremely humorous "addresses" firstly to the lassies and followed by the retort to the laddies. An absolute pleasure to be involved again :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
A return visit to The Hi Tide Inn Porthcawl Friday night for the Annual Porthcawl Lions Club Burns Supper. Following the traditional arrival of guests to Bagpipe music, Leading the Haggis in for the address, The Toast & Leading the Haggis out, I then played a short recital as guests had sweet & coffee. A great night once again :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
Another fantastic night of atmosphere & all things Robert Burns at High Street Social in Treorchy last night. A packed house of enthusiastic revellers who enjoyed the "Bill of Fare" & maybe 1 or 2 drinks. "Oh what a glorious night" :-)
A huge Thank you to Jack for his hospitality :-) :-) :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 26, 2018 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
A new experience of Burns & Bagpipes for the residents (& Staff) of Milliview Care Home in Ystrad Rhondda yesterday afternoon SilverCrest Care Homes The residents were fabulous taking in the food, drink, poems and Bagpipe tunes as a singalong. Thank you to Jinky, Sandra, Amy & other staff for a great day :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 24, 2018 at 2:55 AM||comments (0)|
A thoroughly enjoyable night at Monmouthshire Golf Club last night with the The Abergavenny Rotary Club Burns Supper. After the formalities with leading the Haggis in and out of the Address. The recital went down really well with guests singing along to some of the well known tunes. Another great night :-) Thank you to Martin of RazzelCam Videography for the invite :-)
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 21, 2018 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
A fantastic inaugural Burns Supper at the village hall in Llancarfan Vale of Glamorgan last night. I played for the arrival of guests, led the 5 trays of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties in, ready for the "Address". A traditional fare for a Burns Supper.
After the main, I then played a recital of well known tunes, my competition March, Strathspey & Reel, which went down an absolute storm and concluded with some favourities such as Amazing Grace, Mull of Kintyre, Highland Cathedral, Skye...Read Full Post »
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 19, 2018 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
Last Friday, I visited St. James Funeral Directors in Swansea. I Bagpiped for a gentleman of Scottish descent as he was taken from the Funeral Home to St. James's Church for the main service with the committal at Margam Crematorium a bit later. With many mourners arriving from Glasgow, I played Scottish related tunes. Our condolences to the family & many mourners.
Working with the very professional St. James Funeral Directors of Swansea.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM||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.
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 11, 2018 at 1:55 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on January 8, 2018 at 7:25 PM||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 :-)