Funeral Piper Hire
The heartfelt and emotional sound of the bagpipes has a powerful and reflective resonance with so many, calling to attention the thoughts and feelings linked by a moment or in memory of an individual. Both haunting and beautiful, yet strong and all-encompassing, having one of our empathic and world-class pipers play at a funeral is a wonderful tribute to a loved one
The National Piping Centre supplies funeral pipers from our hire service. Our expert pipers are extremely professional, sympathetic experts in their field. Your piper will wear full highland day dress for any occasion, with No.1 Highland Wear available upon request. With experience piping for many different event types, our pipers are professional and courteous throughout what can be an extremely difficult occasion. At The National Piping Centre, we understand the heartache of losing someone dear to you, and our pipers always go the extra mile to provide a fitting send-off to the people we love and cherish.
Funeral & Event Hire £165.00 incl VAT (3 hour duration)
Example of a funeral schedule:
- Play at the ceremony entrance as mourners arrive
- Pipe in the family car as it arrives at the venue
- Pipe in the coffin as it is carried into the service
- Play a slow air in memory of the deceased during the service
- Perform as the coffin is carried to the final resting place and as the coffin is lowered
If you are unsure of the types of tunes that are appropriate for this solemn occasion The National Piping Centre will be happy to recommend tunes for you. Here are some of the most frequently played tunes. You can also request songs to be played by your piper, however, the bagpipe is limited to 9 notes so some songs may not be possible to play.
“My uncle had been away from Scotland for a long time, but never lost touch of his Scottish roots. Having a piper precede the car on the way to the crematorium made us feel like the occasion meant more to the world than just to us as people stopped to watch, it was nice to think of the impact he continues to make on everyone.
The young man who piped for us was very nice and his professionalism was appreciated at a very difficult time. He was well dressed, courteous, and seemed to understand the difficulty of the occasion for us. I’m glad we could give my uncle this send off.”