About the Band

Piping Hot play Scottish, Irish and English dance music.


Our full time line-up are 3 professional musicians, giving a full, rich and well balanced sound – including a lecturer in Music and Sound Technology who brings out the best in our Bose P.A system.

We can also come as a 4 piece band with the addition of a very experienced Bass player.


Bagpipes, Melodeon, Flute

Paul is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has played for Ceilidhs for over 30 years and has played with many leading musicians.  His range of instruments give a rich and varied sound to the tunes.  He is also a very busy, South Devon based, full-time solo Highland Piper.



Tiggy is a professional Fiddler with a music degree specialising in Folk Fiddle. She produces a wonderful tone and style perfect for Ceilidh dance and has produced some lovely arrangements for our tunes.  She is also a successful teacher in Fiddle and Piano, who can be contacted through our website ‘Contact’ page.

Paul (Radders) Radford


This ‘Paul’ started to study Classical Guitar at the age of 9, then studied music production at Newcastle College before working as a professional sound recordist and College lecturer in Music and Music Technology.  Currently studying for a BA (Hons) at the Academy of Music & Sound in Exeter.


When a 4 piece band is requested we are able to call on Martin or Andy, both very experienced and ‘in demand’ players who bring out the best of the Bass end of the rhythm

Thank you so much for the wonderful music and barn dancing throughout the night, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Becca, Cath & Kevin's Party

Thank you so much for providing such fantastic entertainment at our wedding reception! We are thrilled that we chose your ceilidh band for our special day – all of our guests had a brilliant time and commented on how fantastic you were! Thank you very much.

Hannah and Paul, Wedding Day

Just a really quick note to thank you so very, very much for making Laura’s wedding so perfect. I have had sooooo many lovely comments about your playing, and the excellent caller too. The guests absolutely loved it, and it really was the most brilliant way to have dancing at a wedding. Perfect!!

Karen, Laura's Wedding

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.

For more details please visit www.SouthWestBagpiper.co.uk or call 01803 528234