I just wanted to say a huge thank you
from Frank and I for playing at our wedding. Everyone commented on how
excellent you were, with most of the Scots conceding you were the best piper
they had heard! The way you got involved in the day was fantastic – helping the
little kids out with walking down the aisle and interacting with all our
guests. I for one wasn’t expecting to be playing the bagpipes on my wedding
day, and it made the day even more special.
For us, I think being piped to our table
is the one thing that will really stick in our memories. It created such an
amazing atmosphere as we came winding through the tables.
There are loads of photos of you – some
from our friends and some from the professional photographer – so if you would
like any to add to your website please let me know.
I’ve added your contact details to our
online forum at work, I don’t know if you will get any bookings from it but
I’ll most definitely recommend you if anyone is looking for a piper.
Thank you once again
Nicki Woolgar………….May 2011
I Hope you are well and am so very sorry
not to have been in touch since our Anniversary.
Ian and I both wanted to say thank you
so very much for playing for us at our Service and at Home it was great and we
have had many many complimentary comments.
Anyway thank you once again for a lovely
day and when we need a piper again - as I am sure we will sometime - I will be
Very best wishes
Margaret (Campbell)…………..July 2011
thank you very much for today. BRILLIANT!
Danecourt School (Gillingham)……………..
I just wanted to send a very quick e
mail to "Thank you" again for attending The Chestnuts on mum's 90th
birthday and piping for us all.
As you know, mum was really touched
by both your playing and your kind and friendly personality.
Everyone commented on how much they had
enjoyed themselves and the superb atmosphere that you created
Alastair (Wanless)…………..December 2011
I just wanted to thank you for last Friday: that was brilliant and everybody
was very impressed! I hope you enjoyed it as well.
We got some nice pics of you. Let me know if you wanted them.
Here are the pictures that I took down
at the beacon lighting. Hope they are okay. I really enjoyed taking the
pictures and hearing you play. Choose any of the pictures you would like to use
and there is 5 emails coming to you.
Douglas Neve……………..June 2012
I would just like to say how amazed
we were of the performances you gave at our wedding and everyone was very
impressed by it and thought it was a lovely touch. The feeling it gave inside
the church was just so powerful and we would have loved to of had you playing
for the remainder of the day!!
thank-you again, it was a great experience and we are honoured that you played
at our wedding.
If we ever have another get together of
the Scottish family again for a party, we would love for you to okay again. :)
Becky & Archie Wylie………………….June 2012
I hope you are well.
Just wanted to say thank you for playing
at our wedding on the 8th September, it was a great surprise for our guests and
everyone really enjoyed the music. Wish we could have heard more but had to
rush off for photos.
Attached is one for your portfolio!
Melissa & Pete………………September 2012
Thanks loads for Monday I was really
pleased with what you did. Everybody commented on how great you were.
What a lovely send-off you were able to make it by coming along on Thursday and
piping at Mum's funeral. Everyone commented on the Piper and what a lovely
touch it had been. I know so well that Mum herself would have been absolutely
thrilled. I’m sure if she had been looking down she would have thoroughly
enjoyed listening to you playing.
Simply a touch of class!! I can never thank you enough for coming along and
helping out. I will most definitely keep your number and e mail address, and as
you said, perhaps on a happier occasion ask you to come along and play again
With thanks, as ever,
Alastair (Wanless)………………..October 2012
Firstly a belated thank you from me for
performing at our recent wedding at Brands Hatch Place. The guests
thought you were fantastic. Also as the wife wished to send a card to you
would you be good enough to offer your address as I don't seem to have
Thank you so much for playing your
Bagpipes at our wedding. A great accompaniment for our Anglo-Scottish wedding.
Nicola and Chris King……………………December
was good to see you the other evening at Johnny Moss’ Lodge Burns supper. Great
piping and excellent address. Well done!
Thank you so much for coming to Pilgrims View and making our resident Georges
wish come true. It was so lovely to see so many smiling faces and not just
George but everyone enjoying you play. Some of the residents were a bit over
whelmed by it but were still talking about you long after you left. I don’t
think they expected anything like that to happen in the home and it was
you again, Staff and residents at Pilgrims View………..January 2013
Ivan, Just wanted to say a big thank you from the family for yesterday. We had
so many comments from people about how lovely it was to hear the pipes and I
know dad would have loved it too, you certainly added to the emotion of the
proceedings, I thought I was holding it all together until you started to play
but you tipped me over the edge.
again from all of us.
Hi Ivan, Thank you so much for doing
such a great job. We were all doing so well not crying but as soon as we heard
you play, that was it we were all gone in the car!! I wasn't sure if I was
crying for being so proud of being Scottish or because of dad! (Bit of both I
You were great, was meant to ask you to
come for a drink to dad wake but totally forgot and felt terrible, sorry I
forgot to invite you,so much to remember!
Many thanks again.
I will be keeping hold of your details
for future events!
Johanna McKinnon ………………March 2013
Dear Ivan, I wanted to drop you a line
to thank you for playing at our son’s wedding yesterday. Your playing was
fabulous and I think for many people having you there made the day feel even
more special. I hope we find another occasion when we can ask you to play.
Thank you also for taking part in the
marryoke. I understand you would like to put something on your website. I will
make sure that your details are passed to the videographer when the film has
been edited or I will give you his details.
Thank you once again.
Amanda and Bill Ireland………………….May 2013
Just a couple of photos from our wedding
day many thanks for making it a special day for me and my wife.
Simon and nikki McNeill…………..October 2013
Ivan, Paul and I just wanted to express our gratitude for your fantastic
contribution to our wedding in Mayfield on Saturday. We both felt that you
brought something very special and unique to the day that many people have
commented on already! Thank you for going the extra mile for us, I don’t think
Mayfield has ever seen anything like a piper leading 100 people walking down
the high street!!
have attached a photo for you,
and Paul Ps Paul says don’t be a
stranger :)………………………..November 2013
Ivan, Just wanted to say Thank you for last Saturday, it really was an amazing day, made even better by having you play there.
dad was over the moon by it all and so were we, so thank you.
Elaine Munty......................November 2013
You came and piped for my father-in-law
David Bell's 70th birthday party in Kent back in September. You piped in and
addressed the haggis for us and played lots of brilliant stuff and really made
his day. I have been meaning to send you a note to say thank you for ages but
time goes so quickly!
But thank you so much, you were
fantastic and we all loved it. It made the occasion that extra bit special and
memorable. And addressing the haggis was a nice touch that I know David
especially enjoyed as being a Scot at heart, he is really into the history and
Anyway, thanks again and all the best to
you. Not only are you an excellent piper, but a top bloke as well!
Joe Clay……………..September 2013
Just wanted to thank you very much for
your services yesterday at Bluebell Hill at my grandfather’s funeral. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your performance
and we would not hesitate to highly recommend you in the future.
Thanks again, Sarah Bruce and family…………January
Ivan, Thank you very much for last night.
You were brilliant.
Attached are the photographs that I took of you.
Corporate Services Assistant
The Canterbury Academy............................February 2014
Dear Ivan, I can't thank you enough for today - it was fab having you in school. You put a smile on everyone's face and a song in everyone's heart. So many compliments that you may never get that feather bonnet through another doorway. We seriously loved you...........
a couple of photos that are OK to use on your website.. We will be
calling on you again, I am sure, for other events or educational visits.
Martin, Holy Trinity School, Gravesend……………….April 2014
that my family have gone back to Italy and Edinburgh I just wanted to thank you
for playing at Dave’s funeral on Monday. You played beautifully and everybody
at the cemetery agreed that it was a very apt tribute to my
husband. I know that you’re playing from the chapel to the graveside gave
both my daughter and myself strength to walk from the chapel behind the coffin
- I felt my head lift and my spine straighten and the position where you
stood on the other side of the path will always be in my memory
especially when I visit his grave. Thank you again for adding that
special touch of dignity to a very dignified man.
regards Margaret Taylor………………………March 2014
Ivan, You visit was one of the highlights of Nancys 100th Birthday.
High Hilden Ltd......................April 2014
Hi Ivan I just want to say a really big
thank you for yesterday you played lovely and are a real nice polite man and
really made my granddads funeral that bit easier for us as the bag pipes were
lovely and well played! He would have loved it thank you once again!
From Rachel and the whole of her family ……………………April
Ivan, Sounds like you made quite an impression! Well done mate...keep up the
Ed I would just like to leave some feedback on Ivan Brook's the bag piper! Ivan
made my granddads funeral very special he really did make the day. Ivan played
the bag pipes really well and was very polite he did everything that was asked
of him and the whole of my family would like to say the biggest thank you. We
have had so many people approach us in the street where he played to say how
brilliant he was! My granddad would have been so impressed with him. I
would 100 per cent recommend him thank you so much for helping me find him
Dear Ivan, Just a brief email to say one hundred "thank yous" for bringing a little bit Scotland to High Hilden Home for my Mother's one hundredth birthday. The Bagpipes got her feet tapping and hands clapping which was wonderful for all of her family to witness. You may have noticed that she dispatched me to her room to get her Sutherland tartan sash thereby enabling her to feel a greater connection to the music you performed. Sorry the sash came a poor second to your full regalia.
My grateful thanks once again.
All good wishes
Lorna Elgie (Daughter)......................April 2014
Hi Ivan, Thank you again for
helping to make our day perfect. The guests loved hearing the pipes and it
really was a great touch. You got the seal of approval from the Scottish part
of the family!
Andrew & Eleanor……………………………
Will you shut that bloody noise up, I'm
trying to watch TV