Piper James Jagger plays the bagpipes outside Rutland Butchers in Melton Constable ready for Burns Night, watched by James Rutland. Picture: Matthew Usher.

VIDEO: What was this bagpiper doing at a Norfolk village butchers today?

Friday, January 25, 2013
6.38 PM

A live bagpipe concert is not what most people would expect to witness when picking up packet of sausages from their local butchers.

But that is exactly what happened to people in Melton Constable, near Fakenham, today.

Wells-based bagpiper James Jagger, 21, treated customers of M&M Rutland family butchers to a live show to get people in the mood for Burns Night.

The butchers is raising money for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) at Quidenham by selling their recently-created Luxury Homemade Norfolk Haggis and Norfolk Whisky Sausage, using whisky from The English Whisky Company at Roudham, near Thetford.

For every pound of sausages sold, £1 will be donated to the charity.

The sausages are available permanently from M&M Rutland family butchers, who put on free haggis tastings during today’s bagpipe performance.

James Rutland, from M&M Rutland, said: “We asked James along to perform or us for a bit of fun and its been brilliant.

“He’s certainly turned a few heads and got a few more people coming through the door.”

Mr Jagger said: “A butchers is an unusual place to play in but I get on really well with the Rutlands and was delighted to come here and do it.”