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Piping for Sir Chris Hoy, Great Britain's Greatest Olympian ever, 16th September 2012!!!!!
I'm LOUISE MARSHALL.
The aim of this site is to promote piping in Scotland!!!
Should you wish to hire a Scottish piper and help to promote Scottish Music, Culture and Tradition, then please contact me:
Performing Amazing Grace for Pope Benedict XVI during his State Visit to Edinburgh, September 2010!
Piping at the launch of the Papal Visit tartan - especially designed for the State visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland, 2010!
Getting ready to perform for Her Majesty The Queen at the naming ceremony of Cunard's 'Queen Elizabeth' Ocean liner in SOUTHAMPTON, 11th October 2010!
Piping at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, February 2012!
Piping in ISTANBUL on 21st December 2011 with my 2 piping colleagues Mike and Glyn.
Piping at the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches, 9th September 2012!
Very honoured to perform for Her Majesty The Queen at the naming ceremony of Cunard's 'Queen Elizabeth' ocean liner on 11th October 2010! If you look closely you will see the bottle of wine in position above my head for the christening by Her Majesty!
Piping for rock band 'QUEEN's legendary guitarist and songwriter BRIAN MAY at the gala launch of 'We will Rock you' at the Edinburgh Playhouse, December 2011!
Piping for Scottish Actor Ewan McGregor at the premiere of his film 'Perfect Sense'!
Piping for Hearts FC on behalf of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.
Piping at Glencoe in front of 'Buachaille Etive Mhor', March 2010.
Relaxing in my dressing room after my performance on stage at the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre!
Pictured here with Scottish Singer/Songwriter/Musician Paolo Nutini!
Piping at the Bishop's Conference, Edinburgh, November 2010!
Edinburgh Moonwalk, 11 June 2011
Piping at the Bishop's conference, Edinburgh 2010!
The lone piper at 'THE WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, 30th March 2008!
The 'Lone Piper' & 'The Wickerdeer' during the sound check at the Wickerman Festival, 23rd July 2011!
Performing as the guest opening entertainment at the final of Edinburgh's Got Talent !
Performing as the Lone Piper in front of a 15,000 audience during the burning of the 'Wickerdeer' at the Wickerman Festival 2011!
Marking the culmination of Scotland's largest Independent Music and Arts Festival!
You can view my performance here during the burning of the 'Wickerman/Wickerdeer' as well as the fantastic firework's display! Enjoy!!! Happy 10th Birthday Wickerman!!!!......
Pictured here with Chris Dickson of www.Dicksonreid.co.uk on 1st April 2011!
Teaching movie legend Britt Ekland how to play the bagpipes!
Piping at the launch of the cruise liner season 2011 in Leith!
Honoured to perform for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI, at St. Bennets (Cardinal O'Brien's residence) in Edinburgh, September 2010.
Performing for Pope Benedict XVI during his State Visit at Cardinal O'Brien's residence, Edinburgh, September 2010.
You can hear me piping on the soundtrack of 'THE ILLUSIONIST' 2D animation by Sylvain Chomet!
Piping at the BSkyB Fame Awards Ceremony!
Photo Shoot for cover of Ceilidh Culture 2010 brochure!
Piping for the arrival of Sir Sean Connery on the red carpet at the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh!
Leading the 'Gude Cause' Parade (over 3000 marchers) through the streets of Edinburgh, 10 October 2009! This was a very proud moment!, wearing the suffragette colours - green, white and violet!
Pedalitpink - raising awareness of breast cancer!
Performing at the Edinburgh Canal Festival 2010!
Piping on behalf of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010!
Piping at the Edinburgh Moonwalk 2010 - Mardi Gras theme!!!
Piping at the launch of Ceilidh Culture, February 2009.
Piping on the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh, April 08!
Piping for the arrival and departure of the iconic 'Queen Elizabeth II' (QE2), South Queensferry, 7th October 2008!
Piping for the arrival of a cruiseliner in Leith, May 2010.
T.V./Radio Presenter/Singer ALED JONES and I, (after giving him and guests, Barry and Jan, a bagpipe lesson)
The last piper to play for the QE2 in Scottish Waters, as she sets sail down the Firth of Forth for the last time on 7th October 2008!
Piping at the Edinburgh Marathon - 23 May 2010!
Piping Hibs F.C. from the City Chambers, Edinburgh, to their open-top bus!
Piping at the launch of the cruise liner season in Leith, May 2010!
Giving Singer/T.V. & Radio Presenter, ALED JONES, a bagpipe lesson at Floors Castle, Kelso, April 2009!
And here I am with the 'Escape to the Country' film crew!
Piping at The Scottish Parliament.
Heading off the races at the Edinburgh Nocturne Series, 30th May 2009!
Piping for 3 times Gold Medalist Chris Hoy and his fellow Olympic Medalists from Bejing Olympics 2008, outside Edinburgh City Chambers, 28 August 2008. Pictured here alongside Chris's extremely proud Auntie Christine and Uncle Derek Hoy!! Well done Chris - We're all proud of you!!!!
Piping at the 'Edinburgh Moonwalk 2008' raising awareness of Breast cancer.
Piping at the Scottish Parliament, 4th September 2008!
Piping at the launch of the 'Ceilidh Culture' Music Festival, Edinburgh, 28 Feb 2008.
Piping at the launch of the Edinburgh Cruiseliner Season 2010! (Great photo by Tony Marsh - see www.tonymarshphotography.com)
Piping in Full Highland Dress!
Piping at the Mennock Pass, Wanlockhead - Scotland's Highest Vllage.
Piping for Hibernian Football Club March 2007!
Piping in Scotland's Highest Village!
'DGB Life' Magazine
'DGB Life' (Dumfries & Galloway and Borders Life)!
I was honoured to have been interviewed for this wonderful magazine, 'DGB Life', from my home county, Dumfries & Galloway, and to recently appear on the front cover of the February/March 2009 edition.
I thoroughly enjoyed having a chat with Journalist and TV presenter Gilly Fraser at Scotland's highest village, Wanlockhead. The tribute she paid to my father, William Joseph Marshall, a well known figure in the Scottish piping scene, who sadly passed away 10 years ago, was beautifully written. Gilly also put together a wonderful feature on my life as a piper in Scotland!! I am sure you will enjoy having a look at www.dgblife.co.uk.
Scots Music Group Pipers Christmas Night out!
'THE 98 HIGHLANDERS PIPES AND DRUMS'
(Pipe Major Ian Duncan)
The 98 Highlanders Pipes and Drums
'The 98 Highlanders Pipes and Drums' was formed for a festival in Italy and France, July 2007, where we performed a concert in memory of Ian's brother, Composer and Piper Extaordinaire Gordon Duncan, who passed away in December 2005 (please see www.gordonduncan.co.uk.
The band consists of pipers and drummers from the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Drambuie Kirkliston Pipe Band and the Celtic Rock Band 'Cantara'. (I'm the odd one oot wi the black socks on!!!!!) We had a fantastic time!!
The aim of the 98 Highlanders is to promote Scottish music, especially piping, amongst the young people of Scotland.
'THE SUNSHINE ON LEITH
PIPES AND SAMBA BAND'
The Sunshine on Leith Pipes and Samba Band
Comprises children from all over Edinburgh playing bagpipes, Scottish snare and Samba drums. I formed this band in 2007.
I tutor the pipers and TONY PARK tutors snare drumming. CAMAY RITCHIE and ANDREW PARK also assist me with the piping tuition. Fantastic Team!!
At the moment we have 21 children playing drums and 20 children learning to play the bagpipes (7 currently on pipes and 13 on the practice chanter). This is a fun band, with a fusion of Scottish and Brazilian music, the aim being to inspire children to pick up the pipes and drums and have a great time!!!
See Link on Left hand banner for the 'Sunshine on Leith Pipe & Samba Band' for more info!
'CANTARA' Celtic Rock Band
'SCOTS MUSIC GROUP PIPES AND DRUMS'
Scots Music Group Pipes and Drums
As a Bagpipe tutor at the Scots Music Group, Edinburgh, I formed this band in October 2007 for the Dusshera Hindu Festival in Edinburgh.
I have tutored all the pipers from chanter and most of them have been playing for 2 years or less. If you are interested in taking up the chanter or attending the beginners bagpipe class, please log on to www.scotsmusic.org.
This just proves - it's never too late to learn to play the bagpipes!! Keep piping Scotland!!
Piping at the Launch of Edinburgh's 'Ceilidh Culture' up Calton Hill on a very windy day, Feb 2008!
Edinburgh's annual arts festival!