With many years experience of piping at funerals, Spud the Piper would be honoured to play the highland bagpipes for your family. Spud can play a traditional piece or a piece of your choosing.
"It’s always an honour to be asked to pipe at a funeral, and I often get asked to do this."
Piping at the funeral service usually commences as follows. I normally play as the hearse leaves the church for approx 500 yards.
I march slowly along beside the funeral director, in front of the hearse, and I usually pipe from the hearse to the grave.
When the minister or humanist has concluded the ceremony I pipe again. A piece of music that I am frequently asked to play is 'The flowers of the Forest, which is often played as a funeral march.
I can also play a piece requested by the family. If it can be played on the highland bagpipes, then I’ll be there to carry out your requests.
The same services are given for a crematorium funeral. I pipe into the crematorium and then play outside as the family and congregation exit.
I can play a piece of music requested by the family. If it can be played on the highland bagpipes, then I’ll be there to carry out your requests.
The video below features a beautiful tune originally by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod. Cronin is a popular piece which is often played at funerals. Shot in the stunning highland scenery of Loch Morlich.
" ... The Ancient Celts knew, that of all the sounds that mankind could make, only the pipes could be heard in both worlds."