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Lex Calder - Bagpipe Player - Small Pipe Band - Auckland

Type: Solo Bagpipe Player

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Lex Calder
Lex is a familiar face on the Auckland Pipe Band scene and a current member of the Auckland Police Pipe Band.

Lex performed with the band in Scotland at the 2007 Edinburgh Military Tattoo and has been invited to return to the 2009 Tattoo.

With many years piping experience he has been stirring emotions and bringing Scottish flair to all engagements wearing his “Campbell of Cawdor” tartan.
Lex has an extensive repertoire of appropriate tunes to cover any occasion, is always open to suggestions and is happy to discuss your requirements.

Lex can also arrange for a quartet ( 3 pipers & a drummer ) if required.


Lex can also "Address the Haggis"

ideal for wedding service cameo, piping in the haggis, new years eve, event theming, funeral

Sample repertoire:
The following is a list of a few of the tunes I play that would be appropriate for weddings.
The first few would be those better suited for piping in or at the reception.
Mhairi's Wedding , Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie, Flower of Scotland, Bluebells of Scotland.

And others for background entertainment:
Slow Airs:..........
Skye Boat Song, Loch Rannoch, My Home, Westering Home, La Baum, Endearing young charms, Highland Cradle Song, Mist Covered Mountains, Highland Cathedral, Mull of Kintyre, Amazing Grace,
A Man's a Man for a' That, Rowan Tree, Green Hills of Tyrol (Scottish Soldier), Scotland the Brave, Highland Laddie, Swing of the Kilt, Star of Robbie Burns, Comin thru the Rye, Heykens Serenade, Intercontinental Gathering, Royal Mile, Merse Piper, Kilworth Hills.
Funerals............. Dark Island and most of the slow airs listed above. plus FLOWERS of the FOREST
Haggis ceremony.............A Man's a Man for a' That (Traditional)
Happy Birthday

I can add any others requested if they are in my repertoire.

Dear Pete,
From all I have heard the event was a success!
Thank you and our excellent piper for assisting in this event.
Kind regards,
Mary Thomas

Hi there.
I must say that Lexus was absolutely amazing and we couldn't have asked for any more . He certainly had a few people emotional with his playing. Great performance.
Hi Lex
we just wanted to write and say thanks so much for helping make our wedding day so special. We both loved your piping and it made many people quite emotional at the ceremony.
So thank you so so much.
Best wishes
Brian and Roselle

Hi Robyn,
Lex did an amazing job piping at my father's 70th. He looked and sounded so professional, he was a highlight for the day. He took the time to understand what we wanted as well as changing his playlist to suit crowd requests. A lovely man who I would recommend to anyone.
Jenny Poland

Hi Lex
Thank you for a fantastic effort today, Everyone thought you were
The day went off great , the photo,s have gone to aust and UK
Thank you once again
Bob Linn

Hi Robyn Yes party went off real well Lex was absolutely fantastic we can't prays him enough for what he did, he played music stood for photos with the birthday girl he was a credit for your company
Regards Bob Linn

Hi Pete,
Yes the performance by Lex was excellent and a number of people at the wedding made positive comments about the playing.
The wedding was perfect with the weather and vineyard setting ideal and the extra touches like the pipes added to the occassion.
Please pass on our thanks to Lex, sorry I did not get a chance to talk to him on the day.
Kind regards
Doug Maclennan

Lex was AMAZING...He even helped me work out the timing and logistics of coming down the aisle i.e giving me options such as leading me in or simply being off to the side and playing whilst I walked down the aisle. In the end I chose to have him leading myself and the bridal party in and WOAH did it have an epic feeling.

He was lovely, helpful and above all extremely talented, alot of my friends began crying as soon as he started playing lol

He was also extremely professional, please let him and anyone looking to book him know that he was perfect!

Warm regards,

Bex and AJ Schleyer-Molloy Feb 2012

A Big Thank you!!...Lex was wonderful and helped make the wedding an outstanding success.
Best regards
Christine Dick Oct 2011

Fine Thanks
Richard lancaster
Grey Lynn RSC
April 2011

All good from our end. Please thank Lex again from us.
Sarah Burnett
Sept 2010

Hi Pete,
Thank you for your email. Lex was fabulous, everyone loved him and he really made our wedding a Scottish one!
Thank you to you and your team, Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2010.
Kind Regards
Hayley Houston Dec 2010

Thank you for follow up re Lex Calder performance. I am pleased to say that he was entirely satisfactory and indeed got into the atmosphere of the occasion and exceeded our expectations.
Many thanks
John Waddingham

Thank you so much for the entertainment you provided for our wedding on the 16th of April this year.
Lex Calder played the bagpipes perfectly. We couldn't have hoped for better.
Thank you very much
Kind Regards
Kate and Tony McCready

Lex was fantastic! He was great to deal with and played brilliantly. He knew exactly what was appropriate and he made the occasion that much more special. Thanks to Lex and yourselves.
Craig Murphy

4 Feb 2010. Nura and I would just like to thank you ever so much for playing at our wedding on 2 January. Your performance was truly exceptional.
The hairs on the back of my neck still stand up when I think of walking into the room to "A Man's A Man...".
Thanks again. We'll be sure to recommend you to others.
Best regards
Craig and Nura

20 Jan, 2010. Just a quick note to say many many thanks for last Saturday, you were fantastic, and will always have special memories of the occasion. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house!

Kind regards, Glenda & David Askew

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