Pipers have been used at military and state funerals for centuries, but now Piping is becoming more of a common feature at everyday funerals. The pipes add a special touch to any funeral providing sweet haunting melodies. The sound of the bagpipe is the perfect send off for your loved ones. They can be used at any type of funeral, whether it is a cremation or burial.
You can have Alasdair playing laments outside the crematorium as mourners are arriving and laying wreaths, the music will help them drift off in to a world of remembrance. The Pipes can also be used during the service when the coffin is being lowered and the curtain is being drawn. We can also lead the hearse from the entrance of the crematorium to the door.
Again the Pipes can be used inside or outside the church during the ceremony. Alasdair can play to lead the coffin from the hearse into the service and at the end of the service back to the hearse. Alasdair can also play to lead the hearse through the graveyard to the graveside. At the graveside Alasdair can play as the coffin is being lowered into the ground, and continue to play as the mourners pay their last respects and take a moment for reflection.
The music for every funeral should be as unique and individual as the person that has died, we therefore have a wide selection of tunes from which the family can choose, we encourage all requests no matter how conventional or otherwise.
The cost for Alasdair to play at a funeral is £100
Here is a small selection of the most commonly used tunes Alasdair would play at a funeral:
- Flowers of the Forrest
- Flower of Scotland
- Highland Cathedral
- Dark Island
- Mist Covered Mountains of Home
- Going Home
- Auld Lang Syne
- Come by the Hills
- The Fair Swan
Please email Alasdair to check for availability.