Eleven Pipers Piping
Remember there are different pipes so the sound can be very individual and unique.
Kirsty explains her battle with the bagpipes.
Readings are always an important part of a funeral service.
These mention pipes:
William Blake (1757–1827)
PIPING down the valleys wild,
Piping songs of pleasant glee,
On a cloud I saw a child,
And he laughing said to me:--
“Pipe a song about a lamb:”
So I piped with merry cheer.
“Piper, pipe that song again:”
So I piped; he wept to hear.
“Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe,
Sing thy songs of happy cheer:”
So I sung the same again,
While he wept with joy to hear.
“Piper, sit thee down and write
In a book that all may read—”
So he vanished from my sight;
And I plucked a hollow reed,
And I made a rural pen,
And I stained the water clear,
And I wrote my happy songs
Every child may joy to hear.
How about the ultimate song about pipes that is wonderful for a funeral
This is a great version by The King's Singers.
It's really worth a listen - these 6 men sing un accompanied with beautiful harmony.