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: Adamstown,Cardiff, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 21, 2018 at 2:15 PM Comments 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.

 

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): GlanUsk Fayre: Crickhowell, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments 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 :-)

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Duffryn Springs nr Cowbrdige, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 20, 2018 at 1:25 AM Comments 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 :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Falkland Islands Flag Raising Ceremony, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 19, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments 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.

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Llwydcoed & Brecon, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 18, 2018 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I Bagpiped at Llywdcoed Crematorium today for the Committal of a local gentleman and former member of the Parachute Regiment.

Following this, I was asked to attend at St. David's Church in Llanfaes Brecon for the full service. Special tune requests included "Danny Boy", "Amazing Grace" & a medley of more upbeat tunes later.

We would like to wish the family, friends & fellow Veterans our sincere condolences.

 

Working with the very professional A.V....

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Dying Matters Awareness Event: Barry, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I participated tonight at the "Dying Matters Awareness" Event at Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium (aka Barry Crematorium).

Guests could discuss options and seek advice on all aspects of Funeral preparation with Funeral Professionals ranging from Celebrant, Humanist & Religious led services, Funeral Director Services, Funeral Flowers, Legal Aspects, Crematorium Services, Scattering of Ashes, Funeral Teas and my Bagpipes.

Thank you to all who came to speak to...

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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 15, 2018 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Our condolences to a Bridgend family today saying farewell to a cherished family member at Coychurch Crematorium.

As a former #WREN, the lady spent time in Arbroath Scotland with secondment to a #RoyalMarinesCommando HQ Element.

A special moment for the family with the military connection was to play "Flowers of the Forest" during the committal.

Working with the very professional Rosemount Funeral Homes of Bridgend

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Laugharne (Carms), May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 6, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A visit to Laugharne, near St.Clears in Carmarthenshire for the Wedding of Jessica & Duncan, who were married at Corran Resort & Spa today. I

played for the arrival of guests & Bagpiped the happy couple to their Wedding Drinks where all the guests were waiting.  Congratulations to you both for your future together :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Caerphilly, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 4, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Sue & Pete who were married today in the new Fairway Suite at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa.

I played for the arrival of guests, led the Bride into the Ceremony, played during the signing of the register, lead the newlyweds out of the ceremony, during photos, into the reception & evening celebrations.

Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your Special Day & all the very best to you both for your future together :-)

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Llwydcoed nr Merthyr Tydfil, May, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on May 3, 2018 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I Bagpiped today for a 'Celebration of Life' of a Merthyr Tydfil Gentleman at Llwydcoed Crematorium, who had family connections to Scotland. Over 100 mourners attended in the Liverpool FC colours & reflecting a very emotional day for those in attendance. Our condolences to the family & many many mourners.

 

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

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Fairwater, Cardiff, Apr, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 20, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Today's funeral took place at St. Peter's Church this morning in Fairwater Cardiff. I played "My Home" & "The Mist Covered Mountains" for the arrival of mourners, then led the cortege into Church to "Amazing Grace".

Following the service I played "Going Home" & "Queen Elizabeth II Salute". Our condolences to the family & many friends who attended.

Working once again with the very professional J Pidgeon & Son Ltd of Cardiff.

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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 20, 2018 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our condolences to a Swansea family saying farewell to a loved one yesterday afternoon.

A full paticipation leading the cortege from the family home, playing for the service at Phillip G Davies FD Chapel & the committal at Swansea Crematorium. Our Condolences to the family.


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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 19, 2018 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I Bagpiped at Parc Gwyn Crematorium Narbeth today for the Funeral of a local gentleman who passed recently. The gentleman originated from Scotland but resided in Milford Haven Pembrokeshire. I led the cortege to the chapel, in & out of the service to family favourites of Highland Cathedral & Flower of Scotland & others. Our condolences to the family & friends.

 

Working once again with the very professional Tom Newing & Sons Ltd Funeral Directors of ...

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Care Home Open Day: Llwydcoed Aberdare, Apr, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 18, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A Great day today Bagpiping for the residents of Ysguborwen Care Home Llwydcoed near Aberdare.

The event was an Open Day for the centre with me Bagpiping around the assorted day rooms meeting & playing for all the staff & residents. Thank you to Wendy & staff for the hospitality :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Funeral: Ely, Cardiff, Apr, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 17, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I Bagpiped for the Funeral of the lovely Agnes today at St. David's Church in Ely Cardiff.

I met Agnes while Bagpiping for a number of her Birthday's over the last few years.

Agnes grew up in Glasgow and on marriage during WW2 moved to Wales but never lost her Scottish Roots. Our condolences to the family who I got to know very well.

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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I attended "Our Lady & St. Michael's Church" in Abergavenny today for the Funeral of a retired member of the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders who had lived locally.

I played for the arrival of the many many mourners who attended with specific requests for Highland Cathedral, The Atholl & Breadalbane Gathering & The Dark Isle.

Following the service I played "Flowers of the Forest", paused for a minute silence before leading out. My condolences to the family & f...

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Memorial WW1: Hay-On-Wye, Apr, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 14, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A return visit to Hay-On-Wye today with the Royal British Legion Hay on Wye Branch for the Memorial Service of Pte John Lacey Morgan. It was 100 yrs this week that Pte Morgan of the 2nd Bn Monmouth Regiment was Killed in Action at the 4th Battle of Ypres on 12th April 1918, age 19 yrs.

Many family members contributed to the memorial service at the town Cenotaph.

An honour to be part of this service playing "Flowers of the Forest" & "Amazing Grace". "Oft in the Stilly Night" ...

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Memorial WW1: Hay-On-Wye, Apr, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 14, 2018 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A return visit to Hay-On-Wye today with the Royal British Legion Hay on Wye Branch for the Memorial Service of Pte John Lacey Morgan. It was 100 yrs this week that Pte Morgan of the 2nd Bn Monmouth Regiment was Killed in Action at the 4th Battle of Ypres on 12th April 1918, age 19 yrs.

Many family members contributed to the memorial service at the town Cenotaph.

An honour to be part of this service playing "Flowers of the Forest" & "Amazing Grace". "Oft in the Stilly Night" ...

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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 13, 2018 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Our condolences to the family of a local lady in Torfaen Area who's funeral took place at Panteg Chapel & Cemetery today.

After involvement in the service, I played at central points around the cemetery as flowers were placed on other family graves before arrival at the gravesite. Amazing Grace & Going Home (among others) were specially requested tunes.

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties): Wedding: Abertridwr, (Caerphilly), Apr, 2018

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 7, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

A complete surprise today for guests at Eglwysilan Church near Abertridwr Caerphilly for the Wedding of Emma & Gareth. I was asked to surprise everyone as the Bride & Groom were about to depart the ceremony. The requested tune specifically for the Groom's mother was Land of my Fathers with a medley to follow. Congratulations to a fantastic couple :-)


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