Over 20 Years Experience

I have been playing the Great Highland Bagpipe for over 25 years and have performed at countless Weddings, Parties, Funerals, Burns Suppers, Hogmanay Events and many other occasions. I've appeared on ITV's 'The Dales' and 'The Lakes' and played at a number of high profile events including the IIFA Awards 2007 at Sheffield Arena. I am currently a dedicated member of the Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band and compete with them at major competitions including the British, Scottish and World Championships. We recently won the 2016 All England Champions at Chatsworth .

Any Event, Any Location


The Great Highland  Bagpipe has been played at weddings since the Middle Ages when it was considered one of the most popular instruments throughout Europe and the Isles. The main reason for this is that one bagpiper could make enough sound for all to enjoy without any amplification! Not only do bagpipe players add great background music to an event, but a bagpiper kitted out in full regalia turns heads in any environment and therefore is a valuable asset to any wedding photo collection.


Add a touch of Scotland to your party with a Scottish bagpipe player. Perfect for playing guests in on arrival, or a performance mid evening but best of all as a surprise for the birthday boy / girl. There's nothing like the look on their face when a piper walks through playing their favorite tune. A bagpiper is also great for leading in the birthday cake whilst playing Happy Birthday, as well as getting everybody dancing with medleys of Scottish dance tunes.

Grant the last request of a loved one, honour their Scottish heritage or regimental background. The bagpipes are extremely poignant at funerals and can offer solace to those that need it most. At funerals they are best suited to leading a funeral cortège, playing before and after a service and most poingantly at the graveside before and after the burial. The most requested tunes at funerals are without a doubt Amazing Grace and Flower of Scotland.

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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

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Dave Martin

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

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Wendy Lathi

Ed I wanted to say a proper thank you to you, sorry it has taken me a little while. 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! Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart, will never be forgotten xxxx

Angela Cochrane Dyer

Hi Ed, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on the 5th August. You were absolutely amazing and having you play meant the world to me. It was very warm that day and I don't know how you managed but you were incredible and so professional. We have had such great feedback and we just wanted to say a massive thank you. We could not recommend you highly enough. Rosie and Andrew x

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Rosie Daisy Lillie

Hello ed you played at my wedding on Monday the 11th July 2016, I was really shocked and surprised my father booked you for my wedding, it truly was a dream come true, since been a little girl I always dreamed of a bag piper playing at the wedding, like I said it was a dream come true and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making that dream a reality. Much love Laura Rock x

Laura Rock

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