Ed Arnold

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verified bookings: 50
Reviews: 26
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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.

26 Reviews
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Susan Smith

Aug. 22, 2020

Friendly, efficient, easy to deal with, on time and a cracking bagpipe player. Excellent!

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Patricia Bain

Aug. 5, 2020

We would recommend Ed what a memorable afternoon, Ed arrived on time and was very pleasant. There was no rushing to finish and he was happy to do take requests. Brilliant afternoon at the carehome . Pat

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Gordon Alee

July 27, 2020

Yes Ed was on time played the pipes beautifully totally amazing.
A big thank you to Ed Arnold.

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Susan Braithwaite

June 19, 2020

Social distance 80th birthday surprise for my Dad. Ed was fab. Communication was brilliant with him calling to discuss beforehand. He played a variety of music and also took requests. Most definitely a 5* performance.
My Dad, family and even some passers by thoroughly enjoyed it. A couple in a car turned up, saying they heard the bagpipes and just had to find them- the lady was Scottish and she was so emotional.
Ed did a great job under difficult COVID 19 circumstances. Worth every penny to see the enjoyment on my Dads face. Thank you x

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penny simpson

May 20, 2020

Ed was brilliant. He played the bagpipes during lockdown outside my mums house for her 100th birthday.

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Peter hardisty

May 8, 2020

Brilliant ..amazing made the day for all my dad was in tears with happiness... thank you to ed ... superb 100% we will use again

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

Birthday Performance - Outside A Person's Home

Current social distancing regulations may make it hard to celebrate a loved ones birthday, but their day can still be made special and unforgettable with a solo bagpipe performance outside their house or in their garden. I am offering birthday packages at a special rate which includes appearing in Scottish attire and playing 20 minutes worth of medleys, requested tunes and Happy Birthday, etc.
From: £90 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

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
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

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.