Ed Arnold

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
From: £130
Verified bookings: 36
Reviews: 18
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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.

18 Reviews
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Maya Clair

March 3, 2020

Excellent performance at the funeral and he was amazing!
and such a lovely man! The funeral was made very special with Ed's performance, it was magical, and the music was outstanding.

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Moira Connal

Oct. 15, 2019

Brilliant piper. Very good communication when choosing funeral music.

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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

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Sept. 30, 2019

Perfectly happy with Ed's performance. All went to plan. Would contact him again without a problem.

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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.

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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

Services From Ed Arnold

Ed Arnold

Solo Bagpiper - 1 Hour

Piping as requested for up to one hour. Perfect for celebrations such as birthday parties, christenings, retirement do's and other , special occasions, etc. .
From: £130 per event
Ed Arnold

Wedding Bagpiper - Ceremony

Wedding Package Piping as guests arrive (30 minutes before the ceremony) Piping for the brides arrival Piping the bride down the aisle Piping as bride and groom exit the service 30 minutes after the ceremony
From: £165 per event
Ed Arnold

Online Bagpipe Performance

During these awful times of self isolation many people are spending their birthdays without their families and friends. But there's still a way to do something special for a loved one.... I am offering an online service where I will play Happy Birthday, any special requests and some traditional Scottish tunes in full highland dress via Skype. Additionally I can record the performance and send it as a DVD.
From: £40 per event
Ed Arnold

Funeral Bagpiper - Full Funeral Service

Crematorium: Lead the cortege to the chapel Play the coffin into the chapel Play a few tunes at the end of the service as guests gather outside Church: Lead the coffin up to the church doors / down the aisle Play during the service (if required) Play as the coffin is carried out of the service (and back to the hearse) Burial If the burial is at the same location price will be the same and includes leading to the graveside and then playing several tunes at the end of the service
From: £150 per event

    Set List/Services

    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.

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