The haunting skirl of the the Highland Pipe has been used for centuries at funerals and memorials to mark the loss of a loved one. I believe that an invitation to play at a funeral is a great honour, as it is perhaps one of the most difficult, and vulnerable moments in the lives of the family and friends left behind.
The Great Highland Bagpipe can go some way to marking this transitional moment with a sense of closure and finality. It provides an enclave of music; an envelope of mourning that blocks out the noise of the passing world and gives you a sense of privacy in your final moments at the graveside.
Traditionally the pipes can be played at the following times depending on personal preferance. For more information, please see When your Piper could play.
£150 - Service - I arrive up to 30 minutes before the start of the service and stay up to 30 minutes after the service.
£200 - Service & Cemetery - As above but I will stay up to the committal.
If you need me to travel over approximately 30 miles from Belfast, I must also include an additional travel expense.
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