Enjoy the magic of the pipes on your Wedding Day.
Piper Martin Mckay is a traditional Scottish Bagpiper renowned for performing, recording and entertaining guests at all occasions most notably at Weddings
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Martin developed a love for the bagpipes from a young age.
Playing a classic selection of marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs and hornpipes, you are guaranteed to add that special touch to your Wedding Day.
Where are you based? London
Favourite Bijou Venue: I think they're all exceptional!
How many weddings do you do a year? +75
Tell us a little about yourself?
Born and raised in Edinburgh. I love the arts, reading, travel, skiing, cycling, the Proms, cooking and all music.
How would you describe your style and what makes you unique?
Very authentic! I'm the real McKay...
Can couples come and see you perform live before booking you?
No, but couples can arrange a private global video link to me. Plus online video previews are available on request.
Do you take requests?
I play traditional Scottish Pipe tunes such as Marches, Jigs, Reels, Airs etc. Most modern day music is not written for the pipe/scale and generally does not translate so well. I can accommodate certain popular tunes that fit on to the pipes.
Do you have a dress code?
Strictly full dress - with my very own tartan 'McKay'
How long is your set?
This varies greatly - All choreography is planned with couple to a fault - dovetailing playing for particular moment differently on the day. This ensures optimum impact and enjoyment is delivered. Less is more. From one tune to 20 minute to a little bit more even.
What are you expecting see more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?
Unusual weddings, bigger, better, out there!
If you were getting married, what would be your idea of ultimate entertainment?
Scottish Piping 100%! It makes the event. I would say that but in this instance I've seen the reactions just too many times from people. It captures people's emotions and delivers the ultimate connection. Also, String Quartet, magic shows and a comedian - because you have to laugh!