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Sydney Bagpiper, David Bowers, Australia
Enthusiastic Bagpiper for Hire
Also Gatherings, Debutante or Scottish Balls, Burns Nights or Suppers, Christmas Parties, Hogmanay (New Years Eve), Corporate Functions, Retirement Get-together, Funeral, Memorial & Committal Services in the Sydney Area.
No doubt, once you have made the decision to have bagpipes at your event, you will have friends and family who are surprised or befuddled. Let me assure you that bagpipes work very well at any ceremony..
There are written references to piping at weddings in the early 1600s in Scotland, and there is no way of knowing how old the custom may actually be. Almost every European country has an early form of the bagpipe that may have been used in this way. Often in current times, having a bagpiper present at a wedding is a way for the bride and/or groom to celebrate, honor and connect with their Celtic roots . . . or simply do something different.
Other times, the couple may not have any known Celtic connections, yet they still want bagpipes at their wedding. Once you've made the decision that bagpipes are a "must have" part of your wedding, the next step is to determine how and when. You may want the piper to provide all the music, or surprise the guests when escorting the bride and groom out of the ceremony.
Suggestions for the Ceremony
Suggestions for the Reception
As an example, the couple can get David to play at their church during the service on the Sunday closest to their anniversary. A tune like “Highland Cathedral” with the arrangement for pipes and organ is a unique way to celebrate their anniversary in a memorable way.
The following list includes suggested tunes. If you have a special tune that you would like to hear, please ask about it. Not all music can be played on the bagpipes. The Highland Bagpipes are an ancient instrument based on the myxilodian scale, with a range of little more than an octave. While much modern music can be adapted to its nine notes, not all can.
The pipes are traditionally played while marching or standing, where sheet music would not be appropriate. I will generally play from memory, so please allow sufficient time for special requests to be learned.
In recent years, the sound of Bagpipes has become associated with funeral services. Perhaps it is the ancient, non-western scale of the instrument, or the soulful and haunting sounds that it makes. But for whatever the reason, many people want to have bagpipes played at a funeral service.
How many times have you seen coverage on the evening news of a funeral for a fireman or policeman who have given their life in the performance of their duties, you can usually hear a piper in the background playing Amazing Grace.
Suggestions for the Funeral Service
For further information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Familiar electronic bagpipe MIDI file tunes
Please download from the link below
|A Hundred Pipers
A Man's A Man For A' That
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace (Fast)
Blue Bells Of Scotland
Brown Haired Maiden
Calium Mo Ruimsa
Cock Of The North
Flower Of Scotland
Flowers Of The Forest
Green Hills Of Tyrol
Marquis Of Huntly's Highland Fling
Mull Of Kintyre
Road To The Isles
Scotland The Brave
Scots Wa Hae
Skye Boat Song
The Day That Thou Gavest
Will Ye No Come Back Again
All Tunes in Zip file
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