Metro Atlanta Bagpiper - Occasional Music

Crawford Tartan

Tom Crawford, Funeral BagpiperFuneral Bagpiper

Music is integral to funeral services, and none is more evocative than bagpipe music. The ancient tone of the instrument seems to give voice to the mournful feelings inside of us and touch our deepest emotions where words can fail to reach. Bagpipes are heard frequently at funerals of those with Scottish, Irish or Celtic ancestry, of police and firefighters and those of public officials. The music is so touching to all of us that I make sure I am available to all who desire to hear it.  One of the most common comments I hear when playing in public is "I want a bagpiper to play Amazing Grace at my funeral."

Bagpipe Options at Funerals

Each funeral is as unique as the life of its celebrant. The role of bagpipes is very traditional at a funeral, and certainly no bagpiper provides music at a funeral without including Amazing Grace. The most common practice is for the bagpipes to play graveside at the beginning and the end of the ceremony. However, there are many other moments in a funeral service where bagpipes are appropriate: