For a special day of love and memories may we introduce from Glasgow, Scotland
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  • Member of the Supreme Champions of the World
  • Performed for Royalty, Many Heads of State and a long list of Celebrities.

The ancient custom of having a loved one's send-off graced by a Lament and having the Piper, clad in traditional Highland regalia, playing the pipes as he fades off into the distance (being symbolic of the spirit going home) is truly majestic and moving.

Pipe Major Richardson would be delighted to enhance your important occasion with a traditional pipe performance. He is available for many ceremonial occasions including:

Weddings  ·  Corporate Functions  ·  Funerals  

Contact Pipe Major Richardson for appointments:

Mobile: (817)907-8169
Home: (817) 468-3340
Fax: (817) 557-9498
Email:
· corporate@scottishpiperfoods.com
· bob-richardson@sbcglobal.net
· bob.richardson@piperfoodsinternational.com

Credentials, Experience and Background:

As a member of the Supreme Grade I World Champions and Champions of Champions, Muirhead & Sons Pipe Band, Pipe Major Richardson toured in the former USSR and represented Scotland and the United Kingdom at the Canadian bicentennial.

Richardson was a senior Pipe Major of the two bands of the world-renowned Pipes & Drums of British Caledonian Airways. They performed on live television over 200 times in over 40 countries, and on five occasions for HRH Queen Elizabeth.

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Pipe Major Richardson has performed for a long list of famous personages.

(With various bands, including the Pipes & Drums of British Caledonian Airways.)

Royalty and Heads of State all over the world
Celebrities
Sports Legends
In many Famous Venues

Pipe Major Richardson has performed for Royalty and Heads of State all over the world:
  • HRH Queen Mother
  • HRH Prince Charles
  • HRH Princess Diana
  • HRH Duke of Edinburgh & Princess Royal
  • 30 Prime Ministers and Heads of State of the British Commonwealth including PM Margaret Thatcher at Gleneagles.
  • Presidents Reagan, Carter, and Nixon
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Princess Grace of Monaco
  • Presidents and Heads of State in Argentina, Brazil, Kenya, Uganda, Venezuela, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia.
  • Dallas, Texas Mayor Ron Kirk asked Pipe Major Richardson to represent Dallas in raising support for the September 11th disaster victims in New York.
Pipe Major Richardson has performed for celebrities such as:
  • Paul McCartney
  • Sean Connery
  • Rod Stewart
  • John Wayne
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Michael Caine
  • Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton
  • Jethro Tull
  • Phil Collins
He has performed for Sports Legends such as:
  • Mohammed Ali
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Payne Stewart
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Lee Trevino
  • Pele
  • Franz Beckinbauer
  • Jackie Stewart
  • Traveled with Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo in 5 countries.
He has performed in a long list of famous venues:
  • The Royal Albert Hall
  • Hamden Park
  • Leningrad Concert Hall
  • London Palladium
  • New York's Times Square
  • Madison Square Garden
  • The national BBC New Years Eve Television program (for four years)
  • In notable cities such as Beverly Hills and Las Vegas
  • At many notable golf championships such as:
    • The British Open
    • The Colonial
    • The Bob Hope Classic

Background Information:

Instructors
Solo Piping
Pipe Bands
Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association

Instructors
  • Seumas MacNeill College of Piping
  • John Johnson Glasgow Police/College of Piping
  • John D. Chritcheon R.S.P.B.A. Judge and Head of College Board
  • lan McFayden World-renowned piping champion
  • Robert G. Hardie Pipe Major Muirhead & Sons and top solo piper
  • Donald MacPherson winner of more solo prizes than anyone in history
Solo Piping
  • Juvenile Glasgow schools champion. West of Scotland
  • R.S.P.B.A., West Scotland B.B., Knightswood, College piping, Highland games, etc.
  • Amateur 1966 Scotland Amature Champion
  • Open Professional winning prizes in five countries
Pipe Bands
  • Knightswood Juveniles Won all majors in Scotland
  • 9-year member of the 5-time Grade One Champions of the World & 6-time Champion Muirhead & Sons Pipe Major, British Caledonian Airways
  • 11 years, from grade Four to winning all majors in grade Two, to a prize-winning grade One band
Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
  • 1970 Passed the instructors course of the S.P.B.A.
    (PM. William Sloan, PM. J.K. Mac Allister, D.M. A.D. Hamilton, and D.M. Robert Bruce)
  • 1971 First Piper to pass the Drumming certificate
    (D.M. Robert Bruce)
  • Member of the R.S.P.B.A. adjudicators panel judging all grades and representative of the Pipe Band Association in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, England, France and Holland.
  • Member of the Scottish Pipe Band Advisory
  • Judged Solo Piping & Pipe Band Competitions in 8 countries