My name is Kevin Monahan, and I have been a Piper for 28 years,
in which time I have been a competing member of several
competition pipe bands as well as forming & teaching my own
band for 14 years. Click here to see a sample of me playing.
I was born in Liverpool of Irish extraction and as far as I am aware,
Pipers have been in my family since my great, great grandfather
through to my father, uncles, brother and now my son.
My son has followed in my footsteps in the Pipe Band scene and
he was graded as the best juvenile solo Piper in the North West of
England. He won Solo 2/4 march at Ashbourne English
Championship in 2004 at the age of 17 and retained it again the
following year 2005. At 19 he was competing with Ballinderry
Bridge Pipe Band Grade 1. He currently plays for West Midlands
Police Pipe Band and is competing at all 5 Major competitions.
Since my arrival on the island of Cyprus, I have been called upon as a Piper to play the bagpipes at many Cyprus Civil Wedding, at Paphos, Peyia, Yeseskipou Town Hall and also at and Yermasoyia, Ayios Athanasios in Limassol & also in Ayia Napa, Protaras.
Church Wedding Services in Paphos are conducted at Ayia Kyriaki (St Pauls Pillar) and St Georges Chapel, Cyprus.
It is becoming more popular in Cyprus for Hotels to conduct their own Wedding Ceremony's within the Hotel Grounds, because of the attractive sunset backdrop as the Piper leads the Wedding couple down to the beach for stunning Wedding photographs.
Restaurants are also taking advantage to accommodate Wedding couples in Cyprus by providing tasteful surroundings, stunning views, beautifully prepared food and also arranging everything for the Cyprus Wedding couple on their special day.
If you are planning your future Wedding in Cyprus, then I can only say that a Cyprus Wedding is what dreams are made of. Every effort from the Piper to the Hotels and Restaurants are there to make your day special.
Every Cyprus wedding is not the same and the piper will make arrangements to either speak or meet the wedding couple on arrival
to Cyprus to discuss their requirements and also suggest the best way to maximise their Cyprus wedding to make it that more
Special. Here is an overview of what I can offer you to add that extra special touch to your Cyprus Wedding.
1) Pipe Groom & Guests to Wedding Ceremony (optional)
2) Pipe Bride on arrival at Town Hall / Hotel / Church & pipe her into the Wedding ceremony
3) During the signing of the register play a few Celtic Airs
4) After the Wedding ceremony, pipe the Wedding couple out with Marries Wedding to designated area for Wedding photographs.
In attendance for photographs & play in the background
5) Pipe Wedding couple through Hotel gardens to beach. In attendance for more photographs and play in the background
6) Pipe Wedding Couple back through gardens and pool area to hotel terraced area for the cutting of the cake
7) Pipe Wedding couple into the Wedding breakfast
Tel: (00357) 26 270908 / Mobile: (00357) 99 178638
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I moved to Paphos, Cyprus in 2006 and have played the pipes at many occasions such as Weddings,
New Year, Burns Supper, St Andrews Night and St Patricks Day. I have also piped Kenny Dalglish when he visited Paphos in 2008. Performed with The Royal Parachute Orchestra and at many Military base functions.
In the last 3 years I have organised and played at Liverpool Hillsborough Memorial Services held in Paphos, also setup the LFC Supporters In Paphos and organised and performed at many Charity functions, notably for Cancer Patients Support group charity along with presenting Christmas presents to the Paphos Children’s hospital from the LFC Supporters.