Weddings

A solo bagpiper or band of pipers with drummer/s will add a dramatic and memorable touch to your special day, whether the ceremony is held in a church or outdoor venue, where they solve the problem of wedding music as they are entirely portable and need no amplification! You can choose to include a piper in Highland dress playing at any of the following key points in the day:

  • as guests arrive at the venue/church for 10-15 minutes before the ceremony begins
  • as the bridal cars arrive
  • as the bride enters the church/venue and proceeds up the aisle
  • during the signing of the register
  • as the bridal party exit the church/ venue
  • outside the venue as guests greet newly weds
  • before the reception as guests arrive
  • as the couple enter the reception
  • as entertainment during the reception
We can choose and arrange tunes to suit the occasion, or include suitable requests. Most commonly requested wedding tunes are Highland Cathedral, Scotland the Brave, Mull of Kintyre, and Amazing Grace.
Suggested tunes for :
Bridal entrance: Highland Cathedral, Amazing Grace, Flower of Scotland, Water Is Wide, Plaisir d’Amour, Annie’s Song
Register signing:  Highland Cathedral, Amazing Grace,  Flower of Scotland, Marie’s Wedding, Mull of Kintyre, Sleeping Tune, Plaisir d’Amour, Rowan Tree, Skye Boat Song, or Water Is Wide.
Bridal couple exit: Scotland the Brave, Mairie’s Wedding, Highland Laddie, Highland Cathedral, High Road To Gareloch, Black Bear, With A Hundred Pipers, or even Waltzing Matilda.
General list of suitable wedding tunes
Amazing Grace
Annie’s Song*

Black Bear

Bluebells of Scotland

Caledonia

Flower of Scotland

Green Hills of Tyrol (Scottish Soldier)

Highland Cathedral (popular to pipe the bride in)

Highland Laddie

Highland Wedding

Mairi’s Wedding

Mull of Kintyre

Plaisir d’Amour

Scotland the Brave (often used to pipe the couple out at the ceremony’s end)

Skye Boat Song

Waltzing Matilda

When the Pipers Play/Water is Wide

Will Ye Go Lassie Go

Will Ye No Come Back Again

(Please note that not all other tunes can be played on the bagpipes due to its limited note range … please ask us if you have a particular tune or hymn in mind.) Otherwise, we have dozens of appropriate melodies we play.
* indicates tune modified to fit the bagpipe’s range, so tune sounds different to usual in parts.
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