At Alba Bagpipes we understand the pain and sorrow felt by all on the passing of a loved one.  We also understand the difficulties one faces when arranging a funeral.  A bagpiper is often requested to play at a funeral as a mark of respect to the deceased.  The haunting sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe helps pay tribute to your loved one as they are laid to rest.

Alba Bagpipes provide a professional and respectful Scottish musical service for both burials and cremations.  We are here to assist you with your every need.  In order to make things as easy as possible we have provided a guide on what you can expect from an Alba bagpiper on the day of the funeral.

Burial

Your Alba Bagpiper can play as the mourners arrive at the Church.  At the conclusion of the service the piper can lead the hearse the first few hundred metres as it makes its way to the Graveyard.  Your piper can then lead the coffin from the hearse to the graveside.  The piper can then play again as the coffin is being lowered to its final resting place.  Finally your piper can play at the end of the ceremony, disappearing into the distance leaving the echo of the Great Highland Bagpipe behind.

Cremations

Your Alba bagpiper can play as mourners arrive at the crematorium and again on the conclusion of the service.  You may wish for your piper to play as the coffin is led from the hearse to the chapel and again as the coffin is led away.

All Alba Bagpipers have experience of playing at all types of funerals.  Their experience is translated into the tunes they will play, all of which fitting for the occasion.  We also welcome any specific tune requests you may have.