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.
Yvonne Fenty• April 30, 2019
Thankyou Ed Arnold for playing at my mums funeral yesterday.My 90 yr old Dad was so delighted by you being there and the rest of my family and friends all commented about how professional you were and that my mum would of been so delighted by you being there.I can’t Thankyou enough and would highly recommend you to everyone.You made an old man very happy at loosing my mum to whom he was married to for 68 very happy years.
Lorraine Kramer• Nov. 26, 2018
"Ed was fantastic, made my husbands 50th Birthday really special.
Perfect, many thanks!"
Mary Osborne• Aug. 16, 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.
Sean Mullins• Dec. 14, 2017
"Ed, today you did a magnificent job in helping to make my Nanas funeral very special.
Everybody who I have spoken to has expressed how professional, and well played you were, and I thank you for how great you've been.
I hope your hands warmed up very quickly!
Many thanks again.
The family and friends of Edith Mullins."
Wendy Lathi• Jan. 12, 2018
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ed for piping at Scotts funeral yesterday. What was a day of sadness for family and friends Ed made very special and saw Scott off in the most fitting way. I would not hesitate to use Ed again and highly recommend his 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.