Bagpiper Dave Harper



Regions Covered

Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, and Northants.


No.1 and No.2 Dress in either Charles Edward Stuart, Ancient Farquharson, Hunt Rose of Killravock


Dave learned to play the pipes at RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire, whilst training to be an Aircraft Technician in the RAF.  He was taught by a Scots Guards Piper who had transferred to the Royal Air Force to teach the band at Halton.  Dave continued to play throughout his time in the Air Force, playing at various military and social and civilian functions in Britain, Europe, and other places too hot to mention.

Dave played with the Pride of Murray Pipe Band during the Early 70’s, and was one of the 5 pipers asked to accompany Alex Duthart when he gave a drumming workshop in the Pipers and Drummers Club in London. These pipers were not all from the Pride, but were taken from the London area.

Dave has taken part in the Edinburgh Tattoo for two seasons, 1994 and 1997 as part of a pipe band made up of Air Force personnel.  On two evenings in 1997 Dave was the lone piper.

Since leaving the Air Force in 1998, Dave has been playing professionally in and around East Anglia and beyond. Dave currently plays in the 1st Royal Tank Regiment Pipes and Drums, based near here at RAF Honington in Suffolk.

Norwich Bagpiper Dave Harper
Dave Harper



"Dear Ed just want to thank you for getting Dave Harper to piper for us. It was wonderful and made our day. He is not just an amazingly good piper but lovely person. Many thanks from the Molle family" - Peggy Anne Mollle 15/08/16

"Hi Ed many, many, thanks for helping me with a piper for my wife's funeral.  I had so many loverly comments about what Dave did and it made the day go better than just a burial. Sue would have stood in pouring rain just to here him play, and what he did and the way he did it was very respectful I will keep your number so if anyone else would like that kind of send off,  I will give them your number .  Once again thank you - Andy Howard ex A.C.C 17/08/16

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