Cheadle, Cheshire. Available for any event in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, North Wales, Wirral, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Formal Day / Evening Attire
With over 20 years experience, Gwen has a wide international background. He was born and raised in Lorient – Brittany, France (home of the great Interceltic Festival) and started to learn the bagpipes at the age of 12. He then joined the famous Bagad Roñsed-Mor (Breton Grade 1) of which he is still a member. Gwen now lives in Manchester and plays with the Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band. He is also involved in the RSPBA Grade 1 Breton pipe band Cap Caval. He has performed and competed all around the world including the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, the USA and China. Gwen’s repertoire goes beyond Scottish and Breton tunes. He is influenced by Balkan and Asturian (Spain) traditional music and is always keen to give a flavour of these with the most entertaining tunes!
Gwenael performs in the RSPBA Grade 3, 2 and 1 competitions and regularly wins prizes in solo, duet or quartet competitions on both sides of the Channel!
A member of the Competing Pipers Association, Gwen is very active on the solo piping competition circuit where he plays light music as well as piobaireachd (the Scottish bagpipes classical music).
Here are some of his recent achievements:
– 2017 RSBPA North West England solo champion
– 2017 RSBPA North East England solo champion
– 2017 Corby Highland Gathering ‘March, Strathspey & Reel’ and 6/8 March winner
– 2017 Aberfeldy Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Games Piobaireachd winner
“Excellent! Thank for getting James’s party started in Scottish style. Outstanding performance! ” – Jean Howell
” Gwen was most professional, from first contact and communication, all arrangements were perfect. He literally blew my guests and I away with his piping. I would have no hesitation in booking Gwen again. ” – Robert K
” Hi Gwen, Thank you so much for your beautiful piping. It was perfect, exactly what he would have wanted and I will certainly recommend you. I’m getting married next year so will be in touch as I would like you to play at my wedding. ” – Elaine P
” Gwen, Thank you so much for last night and your superb services rendered. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope that you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Absolutely first class mon amie, I will keep your email address for next year. ” – John P