In full ceremonial dress a piper will add a sense of occasion. The piper can play a variety of hymns or songs of your choosing at various times during the service. The piper can lead the cortege away from the house. Then will usually lead the cortege down the drive at the crematorium, play on entrance at the Church or Chapel and again as the congregation leaves.The piper will not usually come inside the building itself but remain at the door. Given the volume at which the pipes play it can make for uncomfortable listening in an enclosed space. At a cemetery the piper can play the cortege to the graveside and again play after the final blessing, and as the cortege leaves.
If you are considering organising a piper, even if you are arranging you own, please let us know because it will have an effect on the timings and logistics of the day.