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Merv Appleton - Solo Bagpiper - Auckland

Type: Solo Bagpipe Player

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Merv Appleton
Merv is a grade 1 piper who studied for many years under the world famous Lewis Turrell MBE. Merv’s band career started in the famous Pipes and Drums of Innes Tartan at age 16 and in his early thirties took over the band as Pipe Major. Under his leadership and under the bands new name ‘The McLeay Duff Distillery Pipe Band’, the band travelled and competed successfully in North America and went on to win several National Grade 1 titles here in New Zealand, also producing several CD’s and appearing on numerous TV shows. Merv has also won several solo championships and was the Principle of the Royal New Zealand College of several years.

Merv is available for Weddings, Funerals, Birthday Parties and Corporate Functions and guarantees a professional performance.

Merv has an extensive repertoire of traditional and popular highland music for all occasions and is happy to discuss and advise on suitable tunes for your function.

Optional extras
Highland Dancers and
Haggis Ceremonies can be arranged.
Merv can also arrange small groups of pipers for larger functions

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

It was perfect - a real success.  
thanks, K

Hi Robyn
Merv was great, it was all go on the day and Merv took control and did what he had to do with great skill.
Thanks again
David Shadbolt

Hi Robyn,
Thank you - I am currently sitting doing all my thank you emails.
I didn't get to see Merv but I believe all went well and the Scottish contingent enjoyed hearing him play. Thanks very much
Kind regards,
Lauren McRailt

Hi Robyn,
Yes, Merv was wonderful – thanks so much for facilitating.
He made our day very special and memorable.
Miriam Carter

Hi Robyn,
Yes, excellent. Merv did a great job and well received by all.
Thank you,
David Robertson.

Hey Pete,
Merv was excellent.
Please pass on our appreciation for his excellent work and he was dressed in great tartan for the day and played some well known tunes.
I wasn't able to come and say goodbye to him, but his bagpipes were a hit with many of the people at our wedding and it certainly hit the emotive spot as well.
Many Thanks
Kane & Aimee Metcalfe 

Everything was great. Merv checked in earlier in the day which was reassuring and very much appreciated. He was on time and performance and interaction with the "oldies" was great. Would have no hesitation recommending him and your company to others. Thank you
Margaret Rich 

Hi Pete
Merv was great
Colin Dale 

Hi Robyn,
Firstly, I would like to extend my thanks to you and Merv for making it go right for our Saturday night show. Merv was not only professional but also warm and inviting. Everyone loved his performance.
Thank you again for making our Saturday night event a huge success.
Warm Regards
Ivette Salame-Ferriss 

Yes all good , thankyou. It was a big hit.
David Libeau 

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