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)
Bonnie Black Isle 12/8
Hills of Argyll
Shores of Loch Katrine
Thug Mi Gaol
Mingulay Boat Song
Massacre of Glencoe
Cailun Mo Ruinsa
Highland Cradle Song
The Sands of Kuwait
The Water is Wide
Come By The Hills
Flower of Scotland
For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name
Barren Rocks of Aden
The Garb of Old Gaul
A Mans A Man For A' That,(Haggis Tune)
The Highland Wedding
Scotch on the Rocks
Barnyards of Delgaty
Ode To Joy
Swing of the Kilt
Far Oer the Sea
Old Rustic Bridge
Badge of Scotland
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)
P/M Sam Scott
The Mucking of Geordies Byre
P/M Donald MacLean of Lewis
Mrs Robt. Reid
Orange and The Blue
Marquis of Huntly's Highland Fling
Jock Wilsons Ball
High Road To Linton
Paddies Leather Breeches
Heart of A Gordon Highlander
Barnyards of Delgaty
Yes very happy, thank you for all your help.
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!
Mum's 86th birthday
Adriel House, Amberley
stuart was excellent
was great night and we will highly recommend Stuart to anyone
Lou Lou Bar, Christchurch
He was amazing!! Thanks for all your help.
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.
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 stuart was great
Thank you Pete all went very well. Please book Stuart in again for 17 Sept – times TBA.
ARA Institute of Canterbury
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!
Yes thank you
The day went and Stuarts music was lively.
Please pass onto Stuart that he is amazing and he just fitted in. Everyone loved the act and it made the day. Thanking you.
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.
Funeral / Memorial
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.
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.
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.
90th Birthday Lunch
Many thanks for your email. Stuart done a fantastic job and he went down very well at our event.
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.
thanks for your follow up email.
Yup it went really well. It was for my dad & he loved it.
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.
Yes thank you music was fantastic, staff and customer's had a great day.
All went v. well with our "knees up". Stuart Wood was amazing.
Well beyond satisfactory & v professional.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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