Below is a selection of feedback we have received.  Please feel free to share your thoughts on any aspect of our services with the rest of the world.  If you don’t send it in, we can’t post it up:

We had an incredible day and you were absolutely brilliant. I will never forget the highland cathedral entrance which was exactly as I had dreamed.

Caroline & Tim married at George Heriot’s in June 2019

Thanks to Mike for making our special day unique. All the Italian attendees were amazed by his professionally and performance. I strongly recommend Mike for any kind of event, including weddings. Thank you!

Loraine & Francesco were married at Dalmahoy in September 2019

Our wedding piper from Edinburgh Pipers was absolutely brilliant, leading us through the centre of town from one venue to another. The sound was rich and lovely, the playing excellent, and the spectacle was enjoyable for all our guests and also for many passersby who stopped to take photos. It was one of the highlights of our day and easily worth the very reasonable price. I have nothing but praise — thank you very much!

Diana & Sean married at Playfair Library, Old College in June 2019

Everyone from our wedding has commented so kindly about your performance, you looked incredibly smart and took your queues perfectly. I honestly do not have any constructive criticism at all, other than what a great service you provide.

Jade & Jay married at in Edinburgh Doubletree Hilton in May 2019

Edinburgh Pipers helped make our Wedding Day a very special event. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything was tailored to suit both of our wishes. With a great selection of songs, everybody that was at our wedding spoke very highly of the Pipers! Great and professional service, would highly recommend to anyone 😉 thanks for making our day even more memorable – 5 stars!!!

Amy & Danny married at Elgin Museum in May 2019

one thing that lifted our spirits was your playing for our mother, it was beautiful and very befitting. We are very indebted to you. Your whole service to us was perfect from beginning to end and extremely professional. I thank you on behalf of all my family, we’re still getting messages today from friends mentioning how beautiful and uplifting your playing for her was.

Denise – Funeral at Warriston Crematorium in February 2019 “now that’s how you do it, in true Scottish style”

Thank You for doing a lovely job for us again at Freddy’s funeral yesterday….

Lorraine – Mortonhall Crematorium in February 2019

Would highly recommend Mike. He was very friendly and professIonal and helped make my husbands 50th celebrations very special.

Katrina – the Boathouse, Archerfield in February 2019

“…When I heard the pipes in the morning it made me cry for the first time in the day….”

Lauren and Callum who were married at Colstoun House in October 2018

Just wanting to say a huge thank you for Friday!! Couldn’t have asked for a better Piper and the fact you done Star Wars for us was absolutely amazing!

Rebecca & Grant who were married at Ravelston House, Musselburgh in November 2018

“Hi just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely music you played today at my Dads funeral. Everyone commented on how perfect it was. Thank you very much.”

Angie (Funeral at Mortonhall Crematorium in October 2018)

“I was very happy with everything on the day. A fair cost for a very high quality of piping. Hopefully see you next year!” Jordan (The Pilates Gathering at Surgeon’s Hall)

“Excellent from start to finish. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, made that extra special touch! Cannot recommend enough”

Kim & Mark married at Norton House Hotel in August 2018

Thanks again Mike for being part of our special day! Very impressive performances and our guests commented on how accommodating you were for photos. Thanks again…

Danielle and Grant who were married at St John’s, Portobello in May 2018

….thank you kindly for your professional services, you were excellent!

Chris (Manager of the newly re-opened Nira Caledonia Hotel in May 2018)

“…I have asked my group about your music event and they really enjoyed it. The repertoire was wide, the style varied, you shouldn’t change anything. They spent a great time with you, everybody videoed your play and will spread it back at home. The money I paid was really worth it…..”

Gyopar who in April 2018 organised a Hungarian Tour Dinner in the Stable Bar, Mortonhall

I just wanted to send you a huge thank you for Saturday – lots of the guests had commented on our piper and me and Lynda couldn’t have asked for more. You were so easy going and put up with the many, many photos!

Lynda and Gary were married at Duddingston Golf Club in October 2017

…just wanted to say thank you so much for being part of our big day. We both loved your music and our guests thought you were excellent! You exceeded all our expectations on the day and felt you helped make our wedding special. Excellent value for money!! Thanks for your help in our planning and making our day special.

Suzanne and Paul were married at Marlins Wynd in September 2017

“You were fantastic at our wedding – the music chosen and professional service offered was second to none, great work!”

Rosie and Hanlo who were married at Glencorse House in August 2017

THE QUAY – June 2017

“Thanks again mike for helping to make our day so special the music was superb! Everyone commented on how great the pipes were! Such a professional service, I will definitely recommend you to my friends…”  Lisa


As before, everything went to plan and the boys were fabulous.  They were as big a hit this year with the guests, as they were the first time they played for us and were a wonderful start to our evening…..

Burns Supper


“On hearing that the Heritage of Scotland did not permit pipers to play anywhere within the Castle I was, to put it mildly horrified. In the end all went wonderfully smoothly and in perfect harmony and timing.”

“For our dear friend Janneke it was important to find a piper who was able to apply the correct level of respect & dignity for a sombre but noteworthy reflective occasion. You did not disappoint us, the quality of piping was first class, I was equally impressed with your professionalism and extent of the time you gave.”

Janneke and James
Commemorative Service (January 2017)

THE PARSONAGE 24 September 2016

“..A massive ‘THANK YOU’ to you and the guys for your excellent job of piping and drumming at Ewan & Claire’s wedding at The Parsonage.  It was a fantastic day and you all completed it.  You were braw, Thank You so much….”

Shirley, Mac, Ewan & Claire

It was amazing yesterday and piping was perfect thank you so much…….

Carrie & Stuart married in St Ninian’s Church, Corstorphine in September 2016

Carrie & Stuart

you were amazing…

“Everything was perfect and myself and Mark Scally along with the guests loved what you done for us…”

Jade and Mark
Married at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel (May 2016)

Nothing was too much trouble…

“…Excellent friendly communications.  Approachable and helped with choices for suitable tunes for scattering of ashes ceremony.  Polite, kind, came early to check on everything and dressed his Bagpipe with our family tartan which was a lovely touch.  Nothing was too much trouble and we would not have change anything.  I can honestly say hand on heart this was more than a 100% service and was worth every penny.  Thanks Michael, you a credit to the establishment.

Many thanks, as I said Mum would have loved it – all of it…”

Mum’s homecoming at Portobello Community Garden (March 2016)

Thanks so much for everything…

“We were delighted with your services…”

Clare and Stuart
Married at Holy Cross RC Church (December 2015)

Amazing job…

“thanks so much for helping make our day so brilliant.  The service was spot on from start to finish.  Highly recommended!”   

Jean & Danny
Married at Rivers Suite, Napier (October 2015)

Absolutely flawless from start to finish…

” Everything went perfectly at our wedding in August, I highly recommend.  Thanks so much Mike!”

Emma & David
Married at The Capital Hotel (August 2015)

You were amazing thank you…

“a great surprise for our hen and a great way to start the weekend in Edinburgh”

Hen Party at York Place (July 2015)

Your service was fantastic…

“We loved having you part of our special day.  Thank you so much for coming and wish you all the success in the future with the business.  I will recommend you to anyone who asks…”

Iona and John
Married at St Cuthbert's Parish Church (July 2015)

Edinburgh Pipers Michael Pretsell was booked for our wedding on Inchcolm Island and was a consummate professional…

“He arrived ahead of time, was immaculately turned out and his piping was fantastic. We could not fault the service and friendliness of Michael and would not hesitate to recommend Edinburgh Pipers and Michael in particular. We have a lovely photo of my wife and I with him after the ceremony…”    

Brian &  Pauline
Married on Inchcolm Island (June 2015)

Thank you for playing at our wedding…

“Was a great day and you helped make that, so thanks a lot for a professional job”

Leanne & Jordan
Married at Melville Castle (February 2015)

We had a fantastic weekend in Scotland and hereby we wish to thank you for your contribution to this…

“We really enjoyed the music, which made our engagement an experience to never forget.  I honestly cannot think of anything that could make your service any better, it was easy to find and get in contact with you.  Email replies where always quick and clear.  The music and presentation where just the way I expected it to be…”

Dominique and Yvonne
Engaged at Prestonfield House (December 2014)

We really appreciated your excellent playing and organisation…

“The only feedback I have is good.  From organising dates and when to play to paying for your services and receiving confirmations, you have been excellent!  We felt very honoured to be piped in by you and the rest of our bridal party felt very special, especially our Australian guests…”

Caroline and Alan
Married at Duddingston Kirk (July 2014)

The only feedback I have is positive…

“I thought you were excellent value for money, and our students loved you…”

Garden Party in Queen's St Gardens (June 2014)

Amazing night and a great performance from yourself…

“Not only timed to perfection throughout the day but well well organised.  Perfect day and great value for money. couldn’t be happier with the your service.  Great stuff. Amazing”

Sarah & Kieron
Married at St Giles Cathedral (April 2014)