About Us

Caledonian Cowboy leading supplier of professional wedding pipers in Scotland, as well as musicians and speakers for all types of events across Scotland and the world.


Johnny ‘Caledonian Cowboy’ Gauld is the enthusiastically humorous and engaging piper/poet, writer, adventurer and all round Scottish raconteur, whose tales, songs, stories and poems are the perfect antidote to whatever ails you!


He’s part Huckleberry Finn, part Oor Wullie. A cross between Bill Bryson and Crocodile Dundee. A modern day Burns with a hint of McGinn … H. Rider Haggard meets Moses!


Whether it be pipers for weddings, funerals or corporate events, a ceilidh band, or contemporary/traditional speakers, then you’ve come to the right place.


With over three decades of experience (we started young!), Caledonian Cowboy has performed for British and Italian royalty, the Davies Cup, Olympic Football, football internationals as well as for all of Scotland’s leading music festivals, such as T in the Park, Live at Loch Lomond, Wickerman, Belladrum and Rockness.


Being the official piper for the Queen’s Baton Launch, The Royal Highland Show, The Horne Section comedy show, The Edinburgh Festival, Camden Crawl, London’s O2 arena, Glasgow’s Tall Ship and world-famous Barrowland Ball room are just some of the other venues that Caledonian Cowboy has performed at.


Some of the well known artists that Caledonian Cowboy has performed with include Ian Brown, Madness, Alabama 3, The Aliens, Steve Mason, The Enemy, The Stone Roses, The Amphetameanies, Bill Drummond, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Ruts D.C., Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott.


Internationally Caledonian Cowboy has performed in Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Ireland, Algeria, Fiji, Thailand, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Australia and throughout the United States.


Distance and occasion is no problem for Caledonian Cowboy. For prices on any of our services, please contact us directly.


All Caledonian Cowboy performers are professionals who are traditionally dressed when required. We also offer full cover with all our bookings in case any unforseen circumstances prevent a performer(s) from attending.