Pipe Major Alan J. Harrison
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From the highlands of Scotland

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An unmistakable, unique sound


Dear Alan,

We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful atmosphere that you created at our son's wedding at Ripley Castle on Saturday the 3rd September. Everyone that I have spoken too since the big day has made mention of your playing.  A fantastic job, very much appreciated. You have helped to make this one of the most memorable days of our lives.

Thank you again.
Bill and Bridie Snelling (parents of the groom)


Well Alan that's it all over and we are all just coming down to earth.  Yvonne and Tom set off on honeymoon last night, African safari then a beach holiday, so they will be able to relax soon.  We are so grateful for your time, effort and professionalism on the day.  You made the occasion so special for us and our guests, some of whom travelled from Australia, America, Canada and Spain.

Kind regards, Ron.


Thank you very much for last night Alan, it truly was fantastic and meant so much to my dad and family.  We are very grateful for your services and the piping itself was fantastic.  Sorry I didn't see you leave I nipped home to get changed however the next time I am in need of a piper I will most certainly be sure to contact you.

Thank you, Regards, Martin Semple


Hi Alan,

Just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for your part in our wedding celebrations, you completed our fantastic and perfect day.

Thank you so much. Dawn and Steve Young


Dear Alan,

Just a quick note to say thanks for doing such a brilliant job at our wedding on the 14th May. Everybody commented on how your playing really livened things up.  I enclose a shot for your photo album!

All the best, Andy and Sharon Stennett


Dear Alan,

Many thanks for your wonderful playing at John’s funeral.  It was just what he would have wanted and the family really appreciated what you did for us.

Sincerely,  Jillian Gabinski.


Hi Alan,

Thanks very much for the music at our wedding on 2nd July.  You were fantastic!  Thanks and regards,

Mr & Mrs Elvidge, (Darren and Gayle)


Dear Alan,

Just got back from honeymoon.  Had a fantastic day and thanks to you we have some great memories of your piping.  Thanks for all your help Alan.

Regards, Kelly & Lewis


Dear Alan

Just a wee e-mail to thank you once again for playing so well at Joanne and Richard's wedding on the 10th May at the Mere Court Hotel.  You were a great success and there were almost more photographs of you than the bride and groom!  The grandchildren as you know thought you were marvellous.  Once again thank you.

Best regards, Frieda and Tony Christer


Dear Alan

Thanks again for playing such a great part in our wedding day.  We were delighted with how the day went and the fantastic sound of your bagpipes at Ripley Castle.

Many thanks, Scott & Karen


Dear Alan,

Thank you so very much for doing the honours at our recent wedding. The sound of the pipes really made the day very emotional and atmospheric for both of us and everyone else that was there.

Thanks again, Regards, Alan & Melanie Brown


Dear Alan,

Can I just express how wonderful you were at our wedding this September!  You really made the day perfect.  Everyone loved the music, it made our hairs stand on end when we were getting ready before the ceremony - in fact you were piping just under my bridal suite!!

Thank you so much for all the fine details, it was worth every penny!!  I will thoroughly recommend you to anyone!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Catherine and Mark Fallon-Lister


Dear Alan,

Just a few lines to thank you very sincerely from both Janet and I, for your splendid contributions to both our ‘Spring Fling' and our Civic Service of Thanksgiving last weekend.  Both events were given a very special flourish by your piping and we feel it added immeasurably to the sense of occasion on both days.  Many people commented to us on the real ‘stir' the sound of the pipes caused.  Your playing was really magnificent and many a spine played host to a tingle or two I am sure – I know ours did!

We do hope our paths cross again in the not-too-distant future and in closing we both send our renewed thanks.

Yours very sincerely,
Robin Owens
Lord Mayor - City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council