funeral piper

 

Funerals.

Always a Sad occasion, people request a funeral piper as a token of respect if their Loved Ones were members of the forces.

Many people just love the sound of the pipes. Numerous funeral Services use my skill as an experienced piper.

I have been informed that the scottish bagpipes create a Dramatic Effect for both burials and cremations.

Sample Funeral Music

I Am Sailing

Amazing Grace

 

Tunes for Funerals

These are but a few of the favourites:

  • DARK ISLAND. 

  • I AM SAILING.

  • GOING HOME. 

  • BONNIE BONNIE BANKS OF LOCH LOMOND.

  • THE ROWAN TREE. 

  • THE FLOWERS OF SCOTLAND.

  • THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST. 

  • AMAZING GRACE. 

  • HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL

experienced piper

Wether public or private my pipes will always add the right atmosphere for the occasion

Sir. Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) Wrote about his favourite servant Tom Purdie.
"Here lies one who might be trusted with untold gold".
"But not with unmeasured whisky"

Dear Derek.
I just had to drop you a line to say "Thank You" for playing the pipes on Monday for my Mum's funeral at St. Cuthberts in Billingham. Everyone has said since how moving and evocative the music was and what an appropriate send - off for Joan who loved Scotland So Much.
The day was beautiful in every way, and I will always be grateful for your part in it.
 

Kindest Regards.

Jacky Birkett
WARRINGTON
Cheshire

 

Dear Derek,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you were fantastic, You did everything and more, than we expected, you brought a bit of Mums homeland back to her.

It was a very sad occasion for us but you made us proud, Proud we did the right thing for Mum, Our Flower of Scotland.

Thank you so Much.

Lynda Hyde. Darlington

 

I had played at a funeral at York Minster and one of the family stood up and said these few words. I thought that it was a fabulous set of lines to hear on a very dramatic day.

You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that he's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him, or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

you can remember him and only that he's gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he would have wanted, open your eyes, love and go on.

 

 (c) ASoloHighlandpiper