Pipers have been used at military and state funerals for centuries, but today Piping is becoming more of a common feature at family funerals. I have had the honour of playing at many types of funeral from a typical Burial or cremation to to a natural burial. The sound of the Bagpipes adds a special touch to the service providing a perfect send off for your loved one.
Every funeral is different and I will discuss your exact requirements and liaise with the funeral director and advise him of your wishes and selection of tunes you would like played.
Typically at a Crematorium or Cemetery service I would meet the cortege on the driveway and play in front of the hearse up to the Chapel/Church doors and then lead everyone into the service. At the end of the service I would play an appropriate tune as the mourners exit.
There are many tunes that can be played at a service but i have listed a few popular ones that families often request
“This piper recently provided the service of being piper at my father’s funeral. At my family’s request he wore the kilt and full highland piping regalia, his appearance and performance was stunningly beautiful. He phoned me as soon as I booked him, to find out how the service would run, and advising us on the music, the traditions, and service he could provide. He was supportive, and professional, and his skill with the bagpipes was hauntingly beautiful. I will be hiring him again!”