The Wedding Piper - Bagpipers

Looking for a bagpiper for a wedding, Burns supper, special event or funeral? The Wedding Piper has performed for hundreds of events across the South of England and is happy to discuss any special requests.

Weddings

The Wedding Piper will create a magical touch to your wedding day, be it a church or civil ceremony. The bagpipes are a great addition to any part of your wedding day reception or ceremony and traditionally a piper can be used to:

  • Greet your guests prior to your arrival, and then escort the Bride into the church and down the aisle.
  • Play inside the church during the signing of the register.
  • Play the Bride and Groom out following the ceremony and whilst photographs are being taken outside of the Wedding party and Guests.
  • Once the Bride and Groom have completed the receiving line (if applicable) play them both up to their table at the Wedding Breakfast.
  • If a separate Evening Wedding Reception is planned, the piper can play whilst any additional guests arrive.

Funerals

Pipers have been used at military and state funerals for centuries, but today Piping is becoming more of a common feature at family funerals. The sound of the bagpipes adds a special touch to the service providing a perfect send off for your loved one.

Every funeral is different and he will discuss your exact requirements and liaise with the funeral director and advise them of your wishes and selection of tunes you would like played.

Typically at a Crematorium or Cemetery service the piper would meet the cortege on the driveway and play in front of the hearse up to the Chapel/Church doors and then lead everyone into the service. At the end of the service he can play an appropriate tune as the mourners exit.

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Suggested music for funerals:

  • Flowers of the Forest (normally played during the burial or committal)
  • The Dark Island
  • Mist Covered Mountains
  • The Skye Boat Song
  • Amazing Grace
  • Going Home
  • Flower of Scotland
  • Hector the Hero
  • The Day thou Gavest
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Highly recommended. Not only did he go out of his way to do everything we asked for, he has a great personality and was a privilege to have at the wedding. Everyone was very impressed. Thank you

, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 0RX, UK

My family and I would like to express our sincere thanks for playing the pipes at Dads funeral on 6th March 2019. Dad was a side drummer in a pipe band during his service with the RAF during WW2 and beyond and it meant a great deal to the family to honour our father in this way. As such, I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others who require a piper for any occasion.

David Graham, SOMERSET, Funeral (6th March 2019)

He was so easy and efficient to organise everything over the phone.. plus he was extremely friendly and helpful. He found the venue which was not straightforward and he liaised with the wedding coordinator on the day before the booking. It was wonderful to hear the pipes playing and to see him as we entered the marque. He played a wide variety of tunes and it set a lovely atmosphere as we arrived. He went out of his way to make the experience of having him there as good as possible. MANY thanks.

, HAMPAGE HOUSE, ALRESFORD

I hired the piper to play the bagpipes at a corporate event, a Burns Night Supper, and I was absolutely delighted with every aspect of the service I received. During the planning stages he was easy to contact and always responded to my calls and emails quickly - which I really appreciated. I had never planned a Burns Night event before and he was helpful and knowledgeable and shared his experience so I could get it right. On the evening itself he arrived early, arrived prepared and was incredibly professional, also he is incredibly talented. The playing was exquisite and we drew quite the crowd of onlookers from outside the venue and the guests were incredibly impressed. The service I received was beyond any that I could have anticipated I cannot recommend this piper enough, I will absolutely be going to him if we ever need a piper again, without hesitation. Thank you.

Corporate Event, Bristol

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