I was taught the bagpipes as a child and have been playing for over 25 years. I have played and competed with various pipe bands and now compete with Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band. I teach the bagpipes privately and I'm also employed by the M.O.D to teach the bagpipes at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate to junior soldiers. I have appeared on the ITV Series 'The Dales' as well as 'The Lakes' playing at weddings featured on the programs. I have performed at 1000's of weddings, funerals, parties, and other events and have countless positive testimonials from very happy clients. I am booked every New Years Eve to play at Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds, as well as Napoleon's Casino in Sheffield. I also receive repeat Burns Night bookings from Loch Fyne in Sheffield. I have a very good relationship with a number of funeral directors in Sheffield, Barnsley, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, all of whom use me as their first port of call whenever they have a client that needs a bagpiper.
I cover Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Bolton, Harrogate, Bradford, York, Doncaster, Wakefield, Hull, Derby, Nottingham, and Lincoln, etc.
Moira Connal• Oct. 15, 2019
Brilliant piper. Very good communication when choosing funeral music.
Natalie Kelly• Oct. 10, 2019
Amazing! Ed's choice of music was just perfect. Made our MDs retirement so special. Highly recommend. Thank you Ed
MRS A ARNOTT• Sept. 30, 2019
Perfectly happy with Ed's performance. All went to plan. Would contact him again without a problem.
kate adams• June 29, 2019
Is 5 the top mark? Then Ed was a 5. Punctual, kind and with charm and charisma. He played outside for my mother's 93rd and a small crowd gathered, it was a hot summer evening and he made the atmosphere so happy and upbeat with his skilled playing and interpersonal skills.
Also very reasonable in price. He took the time to speak personally to my mother and ask her to choose a tune to play. Can't recommend Ed highly enough.
christine gibson• June 17, 2019
Ed was amazing, arrived in good time, very attentive , fulfilled everything I asked of him, amazing value for money, Ed made me feel at ease and not once made me feel rushed , I can only thank him so much for his great talent , he is a wonderful person, easy to talk to and made me feel relaxed on such a sad day for me,
I highly recommend Ed , and can assure anyone who would book Ed, they will not be disappointed,
many many thanks for a wonderful day
Lorraine Kramer• Nov. 26, 2018
"Ed was fantastic, made my husbands 50th Birthday really special.
Perfect, many thanks!"
I play all the well known Scottish bagpipe tunes including Highland Cathedral, Flower of Scotland, Mull of Kyntyre, Amazing Grace, Scotland The Brave, Scottish Soldier, Skye Boat Song, Highland Laddie and The Black Bear, etc. My repertoire is quite extensive and changes from time to time as I'm frequently learning new tunes as a solo player and a band player.