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



Hi Ivan

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 in touch

Very best wishes

Margaret (Campbell)…………..July 2011



thank you very much for today. BRILLIANT!


Danecourt School (Gillingham)…………….. July 2011





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


Yours sincerely


Alastair (Wanless)…………..December 2011



Hi Ivan

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.

Lucie………..May 2012



Dear Ivan


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




Hi Ivan,

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



Hey Ivan,

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



Hi Ivan


Thanks loads for Monday I was really pleased with what you did. Everybody commented on how great you were.


Joanne…………..October 2012



Dear Ivan,

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 sometime

With thanks, as ever,

Alastair (Wanless)………………..October 2012



Dear Ivan


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 it. 


Thank you so much for playing your Bagpipes at our wedding. A great accompaniment for our Anglo-Scottish wedding.


Nicola and Chris King……………………December 2012



Hi Ivan,

It was good to see you the other evening at Johnny Moss’ Lodge Burns supper. Great piping and excellent address. Well done!

Clive Rea………………..February 2013


Ivan 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 amazing.


Thank you again, Staff and residents at Pilgrims View………..January 2013


Hi 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.

Thanks again from all of us.

Duncan Nisbet……………February 2013


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 think?)


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.


Best wishes


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.
Many thanks
Simon and nikki McNeill…………..October 2013




Hi 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!!

I have attached a photo for you,

Kindest regards

Natalie and Paul        Ps Paul says don’t be a stranger :)………………………..November 2013


Hi Ivan, Just wanted to say Thank you for last Saturday, it really was an amazing day, made even better by having you play there. 

My dad was over the moon by it all and so were we, so thank you.


Kind Regards


Elaine Munty......................November 2013


Hi Ivan,


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 tradition.


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

Hi Ivan

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 2014

Ivan, Thank you very much for last night.

You were brilliant.

Attached are the photographs that I took of you.

Kindest Regards

Ben Sedgwick

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........... 

Here's 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. 

Ruth Martin, Holy Trinity School, Gravesend……………….April 2014


Dear Ivan

Now 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. 

Kindest regards Margaret Taylor………………………March 2014


Ivan, You visit was one of the highlights of Nancys 100th Birthday. 

Kind regards



Mrs Jane Morrison

Administration Manager

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 2014



Hi Ivan, Sounds like you made quite an impression! Well done mate...keep up the good work.

"Hi 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 "
Rachel jack


Ed Arnold
www.scottishpipersforhire.com....................... April 2014

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!

Thanks again

Andrew & Eleanor…………………………… April 2014



Will you shut that bloody noise up, I'm trying to watch TV


My wife