Recent Reviews

Amazing and Talented

Andrew piped for our wedding and he made the day extremely special. We had a few unique things we wanted and he was more than accommodating. He was a pleasure to work with.

— Melissa S., Kitchener, ON Sep 16, 2017

perfect bagpiper for our wedding

Andrew did a great job. He was professional and friendly. His piping added an extra special touch to our wedding. Thanks Andrew!

— Nicola M., London, ON Oct 15, 2017

Fantastic experience!

Andrew played the bagpipes at our wedding ceremony. He looked absolutely fantastic and sounded amazing, he brought tears to the eyes of myself and our guests. He was very professional, punctual and so sweet to work with. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you Andrew!

— Heather L., Hamilton, ON Oct 13, 2017

Engagement party turned wedding

Andrew was amazing! We were celebrating our engagement with a backyard party and hired Andrew. He began piping to announce that it was actually a surprise wedding! He was very professional and the crowd loved him! Thanks again, Andrew!

— Tara A., Kitchener, ON Jul 29, 2017

Great Experience with Piper in the Burg

I’m glad I chose Piper in the Burg for the interment of my father. Andrew was reasonably priced, helpful with suggestions for event, prompt, and discreet. The piping was excellent, and the mourners were impressed. Andrew was super easy to talk to, and payment was simple as well. I highly recommend using Piper in the Burg for your events.

— Allison G., Waterloo, ON Jun 24, 2017


Andrew was so wonderful & professional not only on our wedding day but leading up to it. He would quickly answer any questions we had, was very helpful, and arrived extra early to make sure everything was perfect. He not only did our wedding but my aunts as well and hearing his music is breath taking. We had so many compliments about the bag pipes. He did such an unbelievable job & the day would not have been the same without him! I would definitely recommend Andrew to anyone !

— Elyssa V., Oakville, ON May 13, 2017

Relay For Life 2016

Andrew very kindly donated his time to the Kitchener Waterloo Relay For Life event, a fund raising event for the Canadian Cancer Society. As the Luminary Chair, I had hoped to have a bagpiper as part of the very important Luminary Ceremony. Andrew actually contacted the Cancer Society, offering his assistance while I was in the process of searching. The ceremony ended with Andrew playing a beautiful lament, suggested by him, “Hector the Hero”. It was a perfect conclusion to the ceremony. Andrew’s performance was skilled and perfect. His gift of time to our event was so very much appreciated! It was a pleasure to have met him and his wife that evening. I would highly recommend Andrew!

— Debbie R., Kitchener, ON Jun 10, 2016

Professional and Outstanding!

I found Andrew to be professional, friendly and easy to deal with throughout all my dealings with him. Come day of the service he showed up on time and looking great in full regalia. His playing was outstanding and overwhelming and was a surprise for my new bride!

All this and his wife was a week away from giving birth to their first child!

I highly recommend Andrew for any of your bagpiping requirements.

— Joe & Linda C., Cambridge, ON Jul 17, 2016

Truly amazing!

Andrew was fantastic from the first email to the in person meeting and then especially at the wedding. His performance was a surprise for the groom and guests and he came ready to go!! The word AWESOME doesn’t quite cover it but that’s what he was and several of our guests said the same and hoped he could stay and play more! We definitely agreed. Thank you so much Andrew for adding another something special to our day. 🙂

— Amanda R., Wellesley, ON Jun 30, 2016

Special touch to a special day

We hired Andrew for our wedding which had a Scottish element to it. Picture kilts by Lake Huron. Andrew was phenomenal. His professionalism was impressive throughout the entire planning experience and on the big day as well. He is very talented and his playing was a big hit for us and all of our guests as we continue to receive complements on his behalf. Thanks Andrew for everything!!!! We highly recommend Andrew to anyone who wants to add a special element to any event.

— Stephanie A. A. M., Sarnia, ON Jun 18, 2016

Elevated our Event

Andrew recently performed as part our our Rotary Scotch Nosing event. His piping brought our event to a new level as we celebrated an incredible meal and some equally incredible single malt whiskies. We won’t hesitate to invite Andrew back to be part of our event next year.

— Paul F., Guelph, ON Feb 26,2016

Awesome Piper!

I found Andrew through Gigsalad and would highly recommend him for anyone needing a piper. He was a pleasure to work with – prompt and professional with communications and willing to be flexible with our specific requirements. He arrived exactly on time, was dressed to a Scottish “t” – and played beautifully during our demanding walk in the cold winter air. He also went beyond the call in hanging in there to play another tune in our event. A very personable individual he made sure that we were happy with the experience. It’s amazing – as he started playing in a crowded open area how everyone stopped to take it in – lots of smiles and phones out to take pictures. Everyone loves the bagpipes and if you need a piper – I highly recommend you contact Andrew – you won’t be disappointed.

— Clarence W., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Feb 26, 2016


Amazing talent for my walk down the aisle

Andrew was so talented and brilliant to work with for my wedding in February. He was responsive to emails and asked all the right questions beforehand so there was no confusion on the day. For my wedding he was prompt, played beautifully and was a magical addition. I’d highly recommend him to anyone!!

— Kaitlynd B., Cambridge, ON Feb 20, 2016

Best piper around!

My husband and I both lived in Scotland – my husband born and raised there and myself for 10 years – so we’ve heard our fair share of piping! I can honestly say that Piper in the Burg is one of the best we have ever had the pleasure of listening to and Andrew was equally as wonderful to work with.

Piper in the Burg is extremely talented, professional, accommodating, and knowledgeable. He has a wide and varied repertoire and selects excellent tunes for your specific occasion – he even took a request from our 6 year old daughter which made her night!

We will continue to hire Piper in the Burg for many events at our Scottish Public House and we highly recommend him to others, no matter what the occasion.

— Sabrina H., Scran & Dram Scottish Public House, New Hamburg, ON Jan 23, 2015


Piper in the Burg

It was a pleasure to have Piper in the Burg join us for our Piping Down the Sun program. In addition to being a very gifted Piper, we found him to be extremely professional and personable.

— Michelle B., McDougall Cottage, Cambridge, ON Summer 2015


Beyond expectations

Andrew was great to deal with from beginning to end! Service was exceptional and very professional, and Andrew was very compassionate to our needs. I highly recommend his services and would use him again in a heartbeat!

— James M., Stratford, ON Nov 1st, 2015


Would definitely book Andrew again

Everyone at our memorial loved Andrew’s piping. He was punctual and accomodating when we started late. Some attendees thought he was a friend of the family!

— Cathy D., Stratford, ON July 11th, 2015  

Class Act

My husband was adamant that he did not want anything big done for his 40th birthday. But because my husband is a fantastic partner and father, I really wanted to do something special to commemorate his significant day. As my husband is proud of his Scottish heritage and holds a reverence for the bagpipes, I contacted Piper-in-the-Burg.

Andrew’s response was very prompt and enthusiastic. I felt his price was very reasonable. I was impressed that Andrew asked to know my husband’s name, some tune recommendations, etc.

As this was a surprise, Andrew piped into our yard while the birthday party was underway. This in its self was impressive as its hard work to play the pipes. Andrew went a step above by walking down our street a bit and turning sideways to get into our gated yard. He did it all flawlessly.

There was such joy watching my husband’s reaction when he first heard Andrew’s playing. When my husband realized Andrew was playing just for him, he was overcome with emotion and his eyes watered. Andrew played with haunting beauty and precision. Everyone at the party truly enjoyed every minute of Andrew’s performance.

I also appreciated Andrew’s impeccable full formal kilt attire and grooming. Not only does Andrew dress like a gentleman, but he acts like one too.

Hands down, Piper-in-the-Burg gave my husband a wonderful 40th birthday experience and a memory to cherish.

Thank you Piper-in-the-Burg

— Elaine B., Bright, ON May 9th, 2015 

Recommendation for Piper in the Burg

I would not hesitate recommending Andrew to perform. In my case, a memorial service for my husband. He was very professional in all of our communications, as well as an amazing and experienced piper, and even learned a new piece to play for the service.

— Joan W., Cambridge, ON May 16th, 2015 

A wonderful start to our meeting!

Our new members were thrilled to be piped in by Andrew, and the big smiles on the faces of everyone in attendance reflected the joy and fun his playing brought to our meeting. I have received a number of notes and emails from members letting me know what a fun experience it was.

Andrew was unfailingly courteous and patient with our instructions and he was a pleasure to work with.

— Arlene M., Waterloo, ON April 7th, 2015


I engaged Andrew for my Mom’s 90th birthday party. He was on time, prepared and did a wonderful job of the songs we asked him to play – in fact, he got a standing ovation. People who had these songs played before gave us compliments on his ability. We were sooo very happy with his performance. Unfortunately, about 3 weeks later we had a family member pass away and I contacted Andrew again. He gave us a special rate because we were using him again and once again, he did not disappoint. His professionalism is beyond belief. He does such a good job and does it with feeling. I would highly recommend that you use Andrew if you should have the need for a piper.

Thank you so very much Andrew for being the performer and gentleman that you are.

— Gail C., Burlington, ON January 3rd, 2015

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