Meet the Band

Paul, Mike and Les met while playing for Ceilidhs and Barn dances over 25 years ago.  Tiggy, our fiddler, joined us recently and completes our full and professional ceilidh sound.

We use only the best callers to keep the evening fun and lively.

South Devon based, we travel throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset and play for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Corporate and Fund Raising events.

Highland & Border Bagpipes, Melodeon, Flute

Paul has played for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances for over 30 years. He is the bands lead instrumentalist and contact and has played with many leading musicians including on the main stage at Sidmouth Festival with Waterson:Carthy.


Tiggy joined Piping Hot after completing her music degree, specialising in folk fiddle.  Her arrangements of popular tunes  and wonderful harmonies lift the sound of the band.  She also teaches violin and can be contacted through our contact page.


Les is a popular singer/songwriter who started playing in the 60’s and has supported many of the top performers including Barbara Dickson, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and the Ian Campbell Folk Group. He has played Ceilidh for over 30 years and is now full-time for Piping Hot.

Bass Guitar

Mike has been playing music for more years than he cares to remember. Starting in rock music and coming to folk in the mid 70’s. He has performed with many big name folk acts, and now plays full-time with Piping Hot.

Paul, the bands Highland Bagpiper will also play Scottish or Irish tunes, solo and in full Highland Dress as part of the day’s celebrations, if needed.

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