Pipe Down

PipeDown are a mobile, high-energy, bagpipe and drum performance band.  They can amaze your guests with a contemporary mix of Scottish traditional music, and rock and dance music.

Whether for a conference opener, a closing ceremony or as a highlight of your event in Scotland. Let PipeDown bring the energy.

PipeDown are a  high-energy talented group of musicians. Led by Bagpipes they excel at entertaining you with dazzling fast reels with the inclusion of dance, rock and pop soundtracks.

They can skillfully gel classic rock and dance hits alongside exhilarating Scottish tunes. The bagpipes are joined by an electric guitar that can rip and rock out. It has been known that they do a musical battle as well. Be warned!

With crossover bagpipe anthems such as Avicci and Daft Punk, this is a stage show not to be missed

Keyboards provide all the dance music hits and top recognizable tunes. A crowd favourite is our dance music megamix, which starts with Daft Punk and ends up with 2 Unlimited. All skilfully intertwined with Bagpipes.  This gets the whole room clapping along!

Finishing the line up we have our percussion. Our snare drummer is regarded as one of the top players in the world and will mesmerize your guests with breathtaking speed from his hands, and often the drummers do Battle! 

PipeDown can burst into your event and leave your guests in awe. The fully kilted performers instantly bring the room alive and your guests are engaged in the 15-20 min performance. Clapping is compulsory and you and your guests will be singing along to big tunes

The band is mobile, so can also lead guests from one area to another, before wowing them with their performance.

The band has a trio of mini-kilted highland dancers who bring a choreographed routine into the show, to add an extra dimension 

Pipedown are an ideal band for your corporate event or conference dinner, giving your guests a modern take on Scottish tradition. They have wowed audiences all over the world with their performances and musicianship.

The band have played at such iconic Scottish venues as; 

  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
  • Scottish Event Campus (SEC) Glasgow
  • National Museum of Scotland; Edinburgh
  • Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 
  • Virgin Hotel, Edinburgh

The band are perfect for; 

  • Conference opening Ceremonies
  • Corporate event burst in performance
  • Conference closing ceremony
  • 15-minute Scottish showpiece event entertainment

The band usually perform as a 6 piece and can add Scottish Highland Dancers for an extra dimension to the contemporary Scottish show.

IF clients would like, there is the opportunity for guests to be involved, and learn some Scottish ceilidh dancing, for up to 40 minutes as part of the show.

Let us know how we can entertain you.

Quotes from PipeDown clients:

‘Takes me back to being in Ibiza. But in Scotland, with bagpipes’ Gillian, January 2019, Burns night event

‘Great pre-dinner act for a Scottish evening. Got our guests in the party mood as soon as they arrived.’  Gregor, November 2018, Corporate client, National Museum of Scotland

‘Memorable crossover between well-known dance culture and Scottish music.’  Esther McGibbon, Opening ceremony performance SEC, Glasgow,  June 2018

Thank you so much to Reel Time Events for providing both the arrival piper and the pre-dinner entertainment by Pipedown at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2022. The band were great to work with and created a vibrant, celebratory atmosphere for the night ahead. Highly recommend! Scottish Whisky Awards November 2022, EICC Edinburgh. 

“Thanks to the PipeDown band, was a great way to finish up the conference at the EICC, and them storming into the final session, to lead the guests to the exits, and then the performance will live long in the memory.  Thanks so much for organising. “ International Conference client April 2023, EICC, Edinburgh

“Thanks to PipeDown for last week. Everyone really enjoyed it, and it was the talk of the conference the next day”   International Conference client;  May 2023;  National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh 

“The PipeDown band and dancers were fabulous and we could tell how much the delegates enjoyed the show.”  Conference Client, DDL, EICC, Edinburgh  December 2023

ceilidh dancers at corporate event with Reel Time Ceilidh band, Edinburgh
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ceilidh dancers at conference in edinburgh
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