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Funeral-Bagpipes-StNicholas-Grosmont 25th Nov, 2023.

Funeral-Bagpipes-StNicholas-Grosmont 25th Nov, 2023.

A return visit to St. Nicholas’s Church in Grosmont near Abergavenny Monmouthshire today.  A Great Honour Bagpiping for the Funeral Service of an Edinburgh born lady.
For arriving mourners I was asked to maintain an upbeat tune idiom for the ‘Celebration of Life’ format.
These included many tunes & with a Scots theme, such as “The Heights of Dargai”, “The Blue Bells of Scotland” & “The Skye Boat Song”.
To lead to the gravesite, the bells tolled a number of times to reflect the lady’s age.
Following the church service & interment I was asked to play a multitude of tunes as mourners withdrew back to the church for refreshments.
Our Condolences to the many family & friends.
Working with the very professional Kate & her team of Cherished Funerals Longtown Herefordshire.