Grace your family's service with skilled bagpiping at an affordable price. Bagpiper Bill can help you add a selection of beautiful tunes to your funeral service. Traveling throughout Oregon and surrounding states, Bill adds a soulful and sterling beauty to any service.
Bagpiper Bill, for example, can pipe as mourners gather for the funeral; lead the cortege to the place of service; lead bearers into the place of service; or pipe a lament after the final words of committal.
Recently Bill performed at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia as a solo piper for a Marine Corps Sargent killed in Afghanistan; the family flew him to Washington DC to perform at the conclusion of the full military honors ceremony.
Tunes can be selected from a wide variety - such as Highland or Lowland Scots songs or melodies with military or geographic associations. Many Irish tunes can also be played with the Highland Bagpipe.
Popular tunes include Amazing Grace, Skye Boat Song, and Flower of Scotland - Scotland's National Anthem. Traditional laments include Flowers of the Forest or Lochaber No More. Gaelic airs include The Mist Covered Mountains and My Home. Irish melodies include Danny Boy, Fields of Athenry, and The Galway Shawl.
You can be assured that you are in good hands. Whether in a church, a cemetery service, a formal Military service, or a scattering of the ashes, Bill's pipes will add a soul-lifting and profoundly emotional ambiance to your family's service.
Sometimes, knowing what you want during this emotional time is hard.
Please call me to discuss what you are planning, and I can help fine-tune the musical details with you.