Bagpipes at a funeral invoke strong and powerful emotions that words alone cannot. The haunting and soulful lament on the bagpipes is an emotional tribute, and at the same time celebrates the life of a loved one.

A Funeral format can be as follows:

  • piper plays as mourners congregate before the service.
  • The piper plays as the casket is brought in.
  • At any point in the service, the piper can play a tune or special hymn.
  • The piper plays as the casket is carried out of the chapel.
  • The piper leads the hearse away as it departs the chapel.

Funerals are always planned to tastefully incorporate the wishes and needs of the family.


I have been playing bagpipes since the age of 13 and started playing bagpipes as a profession in 1991. I have over 25 years experience as a professonal piper, which includes winning two World Pipe Band Championships.

I provide a highly professional attitude and approach to piping services, ensuring every performance is of exceptional quality.

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The music selection is a key element for any piping performance, especially for a Funeral ceremony. My many years as a professional piper in Pipes Bands and a soloist has allowed me to build an extensive repertoire, including all the popular and traditional songs, tunes and hymns.

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