Pipe Major Craig Irving is a local piper based in Gretna Green and the surrounding area—available for all special occasions, 7 days a week!
With a wide repertoire of songs,
Craig has extensive experience in bringing the traditional
music of Scotland to a range of events, including
Burns Suppers, Birthday Parties, Funerals, Ceilidhs
and Galas, among many others. But his speciality
is weddings and the "skirl" of his bagpipes will
add a special touch to your romantic day in Gretna
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Royal Highland Gathering
Craig marched Langholm
Pipe Band to victory at the 2009 Braemar Royal Highland
Gathering where they were declared the best
pipe band at the gathering. The Queen, who was accompanied
by the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles, presented
Craig with the winner's shield. See a clip of the
band playing in the overseas tent here.
Craig’s Feature in D&G Life Magazine
Dumfries and Galloway Life Magazine was voted Scottish Magazine of the Year
and the March 2010 issue featuring Craig is available now.
Click here to see his front cover feature.
Click here to open a pdf of the article.
Look out for Craig on UKTV's
"Ty's Great British Adventure" airing
this Spring. American TV star Ty Pennington and
his makeover team visited Langholm to transform
the historic Kiln Green and neglected castle grounds
in to an open-air performance space with a renovated
tourist centre and a music themed play area for
children. Craig and Langholm Pipe Band were also
featured in the official opening
Craig helped local school
pupils learn about the history of Scotland and
the importance of St. Andrew's Day. Click here
to learn more.