Pipe Major Alan J. Harrison
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Herriot Watt University and Edinburgh Castle

12th July 2017

In July I was asked to be the official piper for the Herriot Watt University’s PLEA 2017 conference – www.plea2017.net and on Sunday 2nd July I played a 40 minute programme at the main entrance to Edinburgh Castle to welcome the guests and delegates to the opening reception. I then led them to the main courtyard and the Jacobite Room where the welcome speeches were given. Delegates and speakers had travelled from all over the world to attend. On the following Monday I also played at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh for the conference and again on the Wednesday for the closing ceremony and played them out with “Auld Land Syne” and “We’re no awa'” !

Remembrance Day 11 November

20th November 2016

On Friday the 11th November I was honoured to take part in the service and ceremony of Remembrance at the cenotaph in Cleckheaton.  I piped in the colour party including the Lord Lieutenant, played Flowers of the Forest and marched off the party.  The ceremony and service was very well attended by local people and school children.


Huddersfield Concert for RBL.

20th November 2016

20161104_201316-copyOn Friday 4 November I was invited to join the Yorkshire Military Band together with Honley Ladies Choir to play in their, Sing for Peace concert at Huddersfield Town Hall. The evening and concert were a great success and very enjoyable.

Burns Season

17th April 2016

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I was again very busy over the Burns season an piped in several more Haggis



17th April 2016

I had several jobs as usual at Hogmanay.  Here are a few pics.

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Hogmanay Wedding

17th April 2016

20151231_161132I was busy as usual on New Year’s Eve.  In the afternoon I played at the wedding of Alice and Tom at Escrick Park Estate near York.  The wedding reception was held in a huge pavilion in the grounds.  What a great idea!

Catch Up on 2016!

17th April 2016

It’s been a while since I posted a blog even though I have been pretty busy. So see above………..

Remembrance Sunday

12th November 2015


On Remembrance Sunday I played in two parades. Firstly at Birkenshaw and East Bierley on a rather wet morning but a very good attendance of local people and organisations. Always very good to see the little children, who at the end of the service place white peace poppies on the cenotaph.

In the afternoon in Mirfield, which is a very big parade through the town to the cenotaph in the park. Always well attended by all the services, children’s organisations, cubs and brownies etc together with all sorts of local groups. This one has got bigger and bigger over the last 15 years or so.

See more on my Bagpiper Alan Facebook page.

Wedding Reception with a Polish twist

12th November 2015

Rich & Wilomina's Wedding Reception

On Saturday 31 October I played at Sitwell Golf Club, Rotherham for the wedding reception of Richard and Wioleta. They were married a couple of weeks before in Wioleta’s home town in Poland

Yours sincerely,
Pipe Major Alan J. Harrison