Graham Durant-Law

Thank you for visiting Durant-Law Bagpiping. Australia has a Scottish and Irish connection, dating back to the first settlement by Europeans in 1788.

This cultural heritage remains strong, and for many is evoked by the stirring sounds of the Great Highland Bagpipe, or Piob Mor, or more simply the pipes.

It is said that to learn the pipes requires an apprenticeship of seven years. If that is the case then I have well and truly served that apprentice, having played for almost 40 years in Australia and abroad at the highest levels.

I am available to provide professional playing services in the Canberra Region of the highest quality.

I also teach complete beginners through to intermediate standard, from about age 10 to 70.

Please contact me if you would like more details or a quote. I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards, Graham


Military Commemorations

With more than 40 years continuous service with the Australian Army, I have extensive experience with the protocols for marching colours, banners and guidons, as well the ceremony attached to commemorative events.

Funerals and Memorials

Bagpipes are a particularly good instrument for lamentation, and can provide a real sense of dignity and solemnity. I have played at many funerals, including military funerals with full honours.

Engagements and Weddings

Pipers have helped families to celebrate engagements and weddings for centuries. I can play most of the common tunes associated with a highland wedding, including some of the hymns.

Private and Corporate Parties

Pipers are often used at private and corporate functions to add that special something and make the event truly memorable. Exactly what you want me to do is really up to you!

Backing for Music Group Recordings

I have some experience of providing backing support, both for live concerts and for recordings. I also own and play a set of electronic bagpipes which are capable of achieving many voices, and are able to be tuned to the bands instruments with relative ease.


I have substantial experience as an adult educator. In particular I have held senior teaching appointments in the USA and Canada with the military, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor appointments at the University of Canberra and the University of Queensland.