South Wales Bagpiper – John Campbell


South Wales


Campbell of Argyll Tartan


John has played the Bagpipes for 15 years, 5 years in a competing pipe band that achieved 3 Major Championship wins.  John Competes in the Competition League for Amatuer Solo Pipers’ (CLASP) organised by the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.  The following are John’s most recent results.

Grade 2 – 2014/2015 CLASP League Season: 4th Overall.  (Light Music 3rd & Piobaireachd 5th).

Grade 2 – June 2015, Edinburgh: 1st - 2/4 March, 1st - Strathspey & Reel, 3rd - Jig & 4th - Piobaireachd.  Overall Grade 2 Winner.

Grade 2 – August 2014, Chatsworth House Country Fair: 1st – Piobaireachd, 2nd – 2/4 March, 2nd - Strathspey & Reel, 2nd – Hornpipe & Jig, 3rd – 6/8 March

At the end of the 2011-2012 CLASP season, John had accumulated sufficient league points to win the Overall Grade 3 league title and a CLASP medal.  This led to promotion to Grade 2.

During the 2011-2012 season John also won all the events in a new online competition based in the USA at his grade.

The first CLASP competition of the season in August is also the “World Amateur Solo Piping Championships”, in 2009 John came 1st   at his grade.

John enjoys performing at his best for audiences and would relish the opportunity to add a musical touch to your special occasion.  I have received many positive comments, a selection of which can be viewed here.

He lives near Cardiff, but is prepared to travel across South Wales and adjacent counties.  His kilt design is ‘Campbell of Argyll (Modern)’ reflecting his late father’s Scottish background.  He however, was born in Wales.


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