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. ...
Dave Martin• 27 Jan 2018
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Ed for adding that special touch to our wedding day. It wouldn't of been the same without him, he played amazingly! And we will definitely hire him again for other occasions. Thanks again Ed. Mr and Mrs Martin x
Lorraine Kramer• 26 Nov 2018
"Ed was fantastic, made my husbands 50th Birthday really special.
Perfect, many thanks!"
Anthony gordon• 15 Mar 2017
Ed played. At my dads funeral and I must say he was outstanding if I need a bagpiper again I would not hesitate only hopefully it won't be such a sad occasion
kate adams• 29 Jun 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.
Mary Osborne• 16 Aug 2018
"If I could have given 10 it would be 11. Absolutely amazing! I have written to thank him for the wonderful performance for my Husband and Family. Such a smart, professional guy with a lovely way about him. Everyone enjoyed it and it was the talking point of the get together.
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...