Stuart Wood - Bagpiper for all occasions!

Stuart has been playing the bagpipes for over 20 years making him one of Canterbury’s most experienced wedding pipers.

Stuart’s piping business was established in Christchurch in 1991 and since then he has played at countless weddings and other events. He is always punctual and will come traditionally dressed. Stuart is friendly and outgoing and most importantly affordable.

Stuart knows most popular traditional bagpipe songs as well as a few that are not so popular and has a large list of song suggestions.

Stuart offers a choice of red, blue or green kilt.

Stuart is also happy to travel out of Christchurch for weddings and events.

Ideal for: theme setting music for corporate function, private party, wedding, funeral, hen party, engagement party, christening, anniversary, anzac parade, memorial event


White Horse Waltz
Hoea Ra (Come O Maidens)
Westering Home

Slow Airs

Going Home
Bonnie Dundee
Bonnie Black Isle 12/8
Hills of Argyll
McPhersons Lament
Shores of Loch Katrine
Thug Mi Gaol
Mingulay Boat Song
Massacre of Glencoe
Dark Island
Cailun Mo Ruinsa
Highland Cradle Song
The Sands of Kuwait
Ellan Vannin
The Water is Wide
Come By The Hills
Flower of Scotland
Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name

Slow March

La Boum

Marches 2/4

Black Bear
Cameron Quickstep
Barren Rocks of Aden
The Garb of Old Gaul
Highland Laddie
A Mans A Man For A' That,(Haggis Tune)
The Highland Wedding
Heykens Serenade
Scotch on the Rocks
Barnyards of Delgaty

Marches 4/4

100 Pipers
Rowan Tree
Ode To Joy
Loch Lomond
Wooden Heart
Swing of the Kilt
Far Oer the Sea
Old Rustic Bridge
Badge of Scotland
Grandfathers Clock
Scotland the Brave
Brown Haired Maiden
Stop Yer Ticklin Jock!!
Meeting of the Waters
The Sounds of the Pipes
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
When the Saints Go Marching In

Retreat Marches 3/4

The Battles Oer
P/M J K Cairns
Mull of Kintyre
Green Hills of Tyrol (Scottish Soldier)

Marches 6/8

Bonnie Dundee
P/M Sam Scott
Atholl Highlanders
The Mucking of Geordies Byre
P/M Donald MacLean of Lewis


Keel Row
Mrs Robt. Reid
Orange and The Blue
Marquis of Huntly's Highland Fling


Itchy Fingers
Masons Apron
Kate Dalrymple
Christie McLeod
Cicassion Circle
Colonel McLeod
Jock Wilsons Ball
High Road To Linton


Tenpenny Bit
Banjo Breakdown
Paddies Leather Breeches
Heart of A Gordon Highlander


Pipers Polka
Barnyards of Delgaty

Hello David,
Thank you for your email and your service.
Stuart Wood was very good and the afternoon was most enjoyable.
Thank you for checking in.
Best wishes,
Sandi MacRae
90th Birthday

Hi David
Yes we were very pleased and Stuart was very professional and accommodating Maria
100th Birthday
The Old Stone House

Yes very happy, thank you for all your help.

Hi Pete
Stuart was fabulous!  He was entertaining and mum was dancing away. And our special request was included, which made it so special. 
Just wonderful. Other comments were that it was a party atmosphere. Photos for you of a very happy 86yr old mother!
Thank you. 
Susan Waller
Mum's 86th birthday
Adriel House, Amberley

stuart was excellent 
great guy
was great night and we will highly recommend Stuart to anyone
50th Birthday
Lou Lou Bar, Christchurch

He was amazing!! Thanks for all your help.
Larcomb Vineyard

Hi Pete,
It was grand, Stuart was very professional and we had a lot of good comments. 
Burnham Military Camp

Stuart provided excellent entertainment. He fitted in with the guests and it was a pleasure to have him with us.
Donald Moffat 
Memorial Event

Hi Pete! 
Stuart was amazing and couldn't fault him on anything! He was so easy to communicate with and nothing was an issue on the day. He is also extremely skilled, coming from a a Scottish family we've heard many a piper, everyone loved him! 
Thanks again, 
Vow Renewal
Pegasus Beach

Thanks stuart  was great

Thank you Pete all went very well.  Please book Stuart in again for 17 Sept – times TBA.
ARA Institute of Canterbury
Graduation Parade
Market Square, Chistchurch

Thank you so much - the day was wonderful and Stuart's performance a real highlight for us all!  We all enjoyed his playing - really entertaining.
Not only was he easy to deal with in making arrangements for the surprise - and ongoing changes due to the Akld lockdown- but on the day he was so pleasant to have at the party, chatting to Dad about the "old days" and what Dad had done in the way of pipe band competitions etc. 
We will definitely hire him again if we have another special occasion!
Thanks again!
Fiona Browne

Yes thank you
The day went and Stuarts music was lively.
Thank you

Please pass onto Stuart that he is amazing and he just fitted in.  Everyone loved the act and it made the day.  Thanking you.
70th Birthday

Everything thing went really well, Stuart was great and his guidance with the songs was much appreciated, not to mention his professionalism playing on a speeding boat! He slotted in with the family really well and we were so happy he was there.
Thanks heaps
Funeral / Memorial

Hi Robyn, 
Thank you so much for your email.  I have to say Stuart was absolutely fantastic! He certainly blew quite a few people away and he was professional yet an absolute pleasure to be with.  Love his sense of humor and I really could of listened all day to Stuart play.  He was spoken very highly of and positive comments continued on into the next day! 
Thank you and Stuart for the best day of our lives. 
Tanya and Steve Browne 

Thanks Robyn. Stuart was a huge success. Even though I wasn’t there to see him myself everyone raved about the day. I have seen the videos that were taken and I can see what they were all talking about.  He is a great guy and I am so grateful to him for making Sue’s 70th a day to remember. 
Many thanks,

Thank you for your follow up. Stuart was excellent. It was an absolutely brilliant get together and I hope I have the opportunity to have Stuart back again.
Regards Andrea
Birthday celebration

Hi Robyn,
Stuart did a wonderful job and everyone enjoyed his performance. I provided him with a platter lunch and beverage as thanks.
Everyone had a fabulous time at the 90th and the piper was the “icing on the cake”, 18 years after he first played at my Dads 70th! Amazing he’s still going!!
Thanks for your assistance.
Cheers Christine
90th Birthday Lunch

Hi Robyn,
Many thanks for your email. Stuart done a fantastic job and he went down very well at our event.
Many thanks

Hi Robyn - apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
Stuart's performance was excellent. He was great fun to be around in the lead-up to everything (professional but not too serious) and very helpful when it came to selecting the right tune. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone else looking to hire a piper for a wedding in Christchurch, or any occasion for that matter.

Hi Robyn
thanks for your follow up email.
Yup it went really well. It was for my dad & he loved it.
Cheers Fiona

Hi Pete yes Stuart was great, he was very flexible & just blended in with the party really well. It was a great surprise for my hubby.
Many thanks
Charmaine Mcfarland

Hi Pete,
Yes thank you music was fantastic, staff and customer's had a great day.
Jocelyn Purcell

Hi Robyn
All went v. well with our "knees up". Stuart Wood was amazing.
Well beyond satisfactory & v professional.
Kind regards
Helen McGregor.

Hi Robyn
Stuart Wood was wonderful, very professional and friendly, and did a wonder job. His performance was a lovely surprise for the birthday girls, and they thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend Stuart to anyone looking for a bagpipe performance.
Kind regards
Donna Gillat

Good morning Robyn, thank you for your follow-up.
Yes, Stuart was excellent. His playing of the pipes, the adoption of our plan with regards to his involvement on the day, his attire and his convivial nature and mixing with everyone made the day for my wife and I.
Thank you so very much for contracting Stuart for our daughter’s wedding day.
His presence was perfect.
Ian Wilson

Hi Robyn
We couldn’t have wished for a better piper for our wedding than Stuart Wood. He was thoroughly professional and a very good musician. He has a very pleasant and friendly manner.
Thank you for arranging for Stuart to play for us.
Kind regards
Gaynor and Terry Reid

thankyou my father was impressed with the event

Stuart Wood's performance could be nothing more than brilliant!! And enjoyed by all.
Thank you Stuart, we are most grateful to you.
Marie and Nigel Allan.

Hi Kellie
Stu was more than satisfactory, he was fantastic. We had a great day and are
very pleased with the Stus performance, he was very easy to work with and
would do so if the need for a piper arose again.
Carla & Don Campbell

My wife Jessica and I were married in a very remote wee kirk out at Pigeon Bay at the end of January 2014. Although my wife is from Christchurch, I am Scottish and as many of my family and friends were attending we thought it would be a nice touch to have a piper. Stuart was just incredible. Despite the remote location there was no problem at all with him finding us and he went well beyond our expectations, turning up very promptly to ensure the best positioning for both effect and sound (considering the prevailing breeze). It meant a huge amount to my wife and I and Stuart more than surpassed our expectations both with the quality of his piping and the length of time he played for. He was very friendly indeed yet hugely professional and as soon as he started playing it felt a little more like home. We didn’t actually mention it to Stuart, but my best man is also professional piper from Scotland and he was as impressed with Stuart as the rest of us.
We would have no hesitation at all in recommending him wholeheartedly.
Thank you very much indeed Stuart.
Douglas Morton

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