"Ed I wanted to say a proper thank you to you, you were a very important part of my dad’s day and did us proud. For us, you represented honour, respect, heritage and pride all of which were extremely important. My dad would have loved to hear you. You were very powerful and played without fault, your music was beautiful! For anyone thinking of hiring Ed for their day, don’t think twice about it! He is the person for you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, will never be forgotten xxxx" - Angela Cochane Dyer
A bagpiper with over 25 years experience, Ed has received 100's of testimonials from clients who's events have been made extra special by his evocative bagpiping skills. Ed has played at countless events all over the UK, and also across Europe including Slovenia, Germany, Spain and Croatia. Many clients including Funeral Directors, Wedding Planners and Event Organisers hire Ed time and time again.
Ed is a member of the competition pipes and drums band Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band (All England Champions 2016) and i sthe official bagpipe tutor at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate. Ed has performed at Derby County F.C. and Manchester United F.C as part of pre-match entertainment, appeared on ITV's 'The Dales' and 'The Lakes', been filmed at Royal Birkdale for NBC's coverage of 2017 British Open Championship, helped create a Promo video for the Rugby Football League's 'Magic Weekend' appeared in several newspapers including 'The Sheffield Star', 'The Derby Telegraph' and 'The Yorkshire Post' . played for celebrities such as Matt Healy (Matthew King in Emmerdale), and most recently was hired to play at Steve Gerrard's agents anniversary party in Ibiza. Ed is hired every year by The Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds and Napoleons Casino in Sheffield to pipe at their New Years Eve Celebrations and plays at a number of Burns Supper events at Sheffield's renowned banqueting hall Baldwins Omega .
Based in Stocksbridge, Sheffield, Ed is ideally located for travel to Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and East Riding, etc. Ed is happy to travel to any location and charges reasonable rates.
Ed is a professional and reliable Highland Bagpiper that plays a well maintained circa 1900 world renowned David Glen bagpipe as well as a set of bellow blown Fred Morrison Reelpipes for occasions when a quieter instrument is required. Ed plays an ever growing repertoire of traditional and contemporary Scottish and Irish music to suit all occasions. No out of tune drones or notes that are so common with many other well advertised bagpipers.
Ed frequently works with a growing number of funeral directors based in Yorkshire and is frequently requested to play at Hutcliffe Wood, City Road and Grenoside Crematorium in Sheffield, Fixby Crematorium in Huddersfield, Elland Crematorium (nr Halifax), Lawnswood, Cottingley and Rawden Crematoriums in Leeds, etc.
Get in touch today to discuss how Ed can make your event extra special with the traditional sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe.