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

Bringing the unique sound of the Great Highland Bagpipes to any occasion across South Wales and Adjacent Counties...

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www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Day Off at Cardiff Bay 10k., Apr, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on April 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A day off Bagpiping yesterday supporting Louise in her Cardiff Bay 10k Run. Finish time 1hr 2min 43s. Proud of Louise constantly supporting me with the Bagpipes :-) :-) :-)

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

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

It was my great honour yesterday to play the Bagpipes at an all day private Wedding in Gloucestershire. Congratulations to the Bride & Groom for their future together :-)


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Port Talbot, Mar, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 31, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

My thoughts & condolences are with the family of a Port Talbot lady who's funeral took place at Margam Crematorium this afternoon. I led along the road to the chapel to "Flower of Scotland", Led out of the service to "Going Home" (of Hovis bread fame) and finished with "Queen Elizabeth II Salute". A Scottish lady, born in Edinburgh.

Working with the professional Baglan Funeral Home Gareth Jenkins & Craig Perfect

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Website update to Tunes, Videos & VENUES, Mar, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 31, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Most of the venues I've Bagpiped at are comprehensively listed on the Tunes, Videos & Venues page on this site.  I am regularly asked about Weddinig Venues for Weddings.  These I have played at and could recommend :-)

http://johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com/tunesvideosvenues.htm

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding, Pontllanfraith (Caerphilly), Mar, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 26, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I enjoyed a return visit to scenic Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa Pontllanfraith Caerphilly for the marriage of Daniela & Marc over the weekend. Visitors travelled near and as far as Dundee for the couple's Special Day. All the very best to the happy couple on their future together :-)


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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 25, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Paul & Lyne who were married in the fantastic country setting of Manor Parc Hotel and Orangerie Restaurant in Cardiff today. I was a complete surprise for Paul & guests. The photograph in the comment box was me leading the newly married couple to the drinks reception :-)

Thank you to Mario & staff for their hospitality :-)

Lovely to be working alongside A.L.S Photography once again :-)


 

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Hogroast Event, Llantwit Major, Mar, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 16, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow....... What a fab idea at the very well attended HogFather Event Caterers inaugural 'taster' event last night. Future Brides & Grooms came along to sample the canapes, posh ploughman's & buffet style hogroast at the very unique Rosedew Farm Llantwit Major. Thank you Chris for inviting us & to Gaynor for her hospitality :-) :-) :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): 50th Birthday, Clevedon, Mar, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 12, 2017 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Last night I participated in a Surprise for the 50th Birthday of Jean's husband Geoff at Walton Castle Clevedon. Timed to perfection, I started playing at 7pm, as guests assembled in the courtyard. The repertoire included many upbeat & celebratory tunes & finishing with Happy Birthday leading guests to their evening meal. Congratulations to Geoff :-)

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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 10, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Visiting Western Cemetery in Ely today for the interment of a Spanish born gentleman. The funeral service was held recently in Cardiff City Centre, which I attended. Specific tunes requested were 'Calon Lan', 'Myfanwy' & 'Amazing Grace', among others. Louise & I wanted to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family after a difficult few weeks.

Working once again with Andrew & his team from James Pidgeon & Son Ltd of Cardiff.


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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 7, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

At Cardiff & Glamorgan Memorial Park & Crematorium (Barry) today, Bagpiping for the final farewell of a local gentleman. The theme was nautical. Pictured ready to lead the cortege to the chapel service. Our condolences to the family & many friends.

Working again with the very professional James Pidgeon & Son Ltd of Cardiff


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Corporate Event, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, Mar, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 5, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night I Bagpiped at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, for a Private Corporate Event. I played on stage as 650 guests took to their seats. Later in the evening I led the singing of Auld Lang Syne :-)

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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on March 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

At St. John the Baptist Church in Wolverley near Kidderminster for the funeral of a local lady. The interment took place in the church's cemetery. On arrival I played the "Flowers of the Forest", "Amazing Grace" to the church, "Highland Cathedral" & "The Dark Isle" to the Grave and "John Dunbar's Theme" (Dances with Wolves) with classical Bagpiping following the interment. Our condolences to the fa2017mily.

 

Working with Edwin Harris & Sons Funeral Directors of Kidderminster.

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): 70th Birthday, Bridgend, Feb, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 26, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Bagpiping last night for the surprise 70th Birthday of Don at Lakeside Venue in Blackmill. Guests who had travelled as far as Fort William & Inverness, were in hiding until Don's wife Nessie broke the surprise & to the sound of The Greenhills of Tyrol (aka The Scottish Soldier). Many happy returns Don :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Funeral, Cardiff City Centre, Feb, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 24, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In Cardiff City Centre today, Bagpiping for the funeral of Spanish born gentleman, who was a player of the 'Galician gaita', an instrument with some similarities to the Great Highland Bagpipes. The service took place in St. David's Metropolitan Cathedral and followed later by the wake at the Cornerstone Cardiff. My condolences to the many friends & family who attended.

Working with the ever professional Lyndsay & Nicola Ellis The Vale Funeral Service / Pidgeons & Son Funerals Cardiff.

 


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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In Newport today, Bagpiping for the funeral of a local lady at St. Julian's & Aaron Church. Followed by the committal at Gwent Crematorium. The Bagpipe tunes played, reflected the desire of the family to maintain a 'Celebration of Life'. Therefore I played 'Scotland the Brave' with 'The Rowan Tree', 'Skye Boat Song' with 'Flower of Scotland', finishing with 'Auld Lang Syne' with a Piobaireachd 'Salute'. My condolences to the family.

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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Wedding of Charlotte & Danielle took place yesterday at St. Andrew's Major Golf Course in Barry. Bagpiping for the arrival of guests, leading the happy couple out of the ceremony, playing during photographs, leading into the reception & arrival of evening guests, rounded off an excellent day. Wishing you all the very best for your future together :-)

www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding Fayre, Celtic Manor Newport, Feb, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 12, 2017 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A brilliant day at the Celtic Manor Resort Wedding Fayre today. Visitors packed each of the 3 catwalk shows which I had the absolute pleasure to start. Thank you to the many visitors who came to speak to Louise & I. Thank you also to Celtic Manor Staff Gemma & Leon for great organisation & hospitality and show choreographer Christine.


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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 11, 2017 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I was Bagpiping in Holy Trinity Church Pontnewydd, near Cwmbran today. The funeral of a local lady with historical family links to Scotland commanded a full church of family & many friends. The interment took place in the graveyard of the same church. The cold snowy weather did nothing to allay the warm tributes given to a popular & well respected lady. Our thoughts go out to the family.

 

Working with the very professional Arthur Peake Funeral Directors of Cwmbran.

 


www.johncampbellbagpiper.webs.com (The Bagpiper in South Wales): Wedding, Hensol Castle, Feb, 2017

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 9, 2017 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It was my pleasure today to be Bagpiping as a complete surprise for Kate & Steve's Wedding Reception at Hensol Castle, Hensol, near Cardiff. I was asked to attend by the Bride's daughter Danielle & very close friend Alison B M Patterson of Belle Mariee Bridal who dressed the Bride. Congratulations to a lovely couple :-)


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

Posted by johncampbellbagpiper on February 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

In Bridgend today for the funeral of a local gentleman of Scottish origin. In a full St Mary's RC Church where the service was conducted I played "Flowers of the Forest" on arrival, led into church to "Flower of Scotland" & out to "Amazing Grace". I then met the cortege at Bridgend Cemetery playing "My Home" & finished with "The Queen Elizabeth II Salute". Our condolences to the family & many many mourners in attendance.

Working with the professional " Brian Thomas Funeral Service " Bridgend.


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