Bagpiper for Funeral
The sound of a Funeral Bagpiper brings family and friends together to celebrate the life of a loved one.
A funeral bagpiper helps bring comfort
Saying goodbye to a loved one is incredibly difficult, filled with emotion and raw feeling. The sound of a lone Bagpiper at a Funeral is a very poignant and comforting addition to the occasion.
The resonating sound can really touch our deepest emotions. So often, it is music that allows us to say what we have trouble expressing in words.
A funeral bagpiper can be great solace too. A sensitive performance is a comforting way of bringing family and friends together to celebrate the life of a loved relative or friend at a funeral.
Helping to plan a funeral bagpiper
I can play at any point before, during or following the service in line with the wishes of the deceased and the family.
The following are my suggestions and are hopefully helpful as guidance:
- I arrive at the church half an hour before start of the funeral service ready to start playing as friends and family gather;
- Pipe the coffin into the service;
- Play as the coffin is taken back to the hearse;
- Lead the coffin to the graveside;
- Pipe as the coffin is lowered, then play as mourners begin to disperse.
- I arrive at the Crematorium half an hour before start of the funeral service ready to start playing the bagpipes as friends and family gather;
- Pipe the coffin into the Crematorium Chapel for the Service;
- Play as mourners disperse following the service.