Memorial Service

Memorial Services

Honoring Those Who Loved and Helped Us

Bagpipes playing Amazing Grace and/or Flowers of the Forest at the memorial service provides a tribute no finer. A piper, off in the distance, playing leaves an everlasting impression.

Listed below are only suggestions or guidelines to help you decide your needs. We have been doing memorial services for over 45 years. With that many years of experience, we can provide insight in making your funeral service memorable. Even if you do not hire us, we would be happy to consult with you on any part of your memorial service plans.

Funerals are often very short notice, however, we will get back to you within 4-8 hours after your initial call.

We always have two sets of Bagpipes. The Great Highland Bagpipes (GHP) and Fireside Bagpipes. The GHP are the Bagpipes most people are familiar with. These are great for "open space" areas, whereas the Fireside Bagpipers were developed specifically for "close space" areas.

Memorial Services Suggestions

Funeral Home Service - Piping:
Before the Service
  • Outside as guests arrive
  • In the lobby using Fireside Bagpipes.
  • Next to the casket as the service is being prepared and guests are being seated, using Fireside Bagpipes

 

During the Service

  • Next to casket using Fireside Bagpipes
  • Full Bagpipes, in a different location so as not to be loud for the guests
  • Recessional
  • Next to casket, as guests pay their last respects. Fireside Bagpipes
  • Full Bagpipes as casket is carried from funeral home to the funeral hearse 

 

Church Service - Piping:

Before the Service

  • Outside as guests arrive
  • In the lobby using Fireside Bagpipes.
  • Processional
  • Lead in casket or cremains into the church

 

During the Service

  • Next to casket
  • Recessional
  • Next to casket, as guests pay their last respects. Fireside Bagpipes
  • Full Bagpipes as casket is carried from funeral home to the funeral hearse 

 

Graveside Services - Piping:

  • Before funeral hearse arrives
  • Outside as hearse and guests arrive.
  • In the lobby using Fireside Bagpipes. (These Bagpipes are made for indoor playing)
  • Recessional
  • Off in the distance as guests depart

 

We also provide "In home" funerals services

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