Some of the tried and tested favourites songs and popular uses are:-
Glendaruel Highlanders - jolly, as the bride gets out of the car.
Flower of Scotland
or Highland Cathedral - slow airs, both popular tunes to pipe the bride up the aisle to - alternatives to Here Comes the Bride
and The Bridal March.
Amazing Grace - a lovely hymn - eg. during the signing of the register
or Highland Wedding - uplifting tunes, as the happy couple exit the church for example.
Scotland the Brave
- is a must to have somewhere in proceedings - instantly recognizable and uplifting - a popular choice for piping the bride and groom from the church, or into the reception - guests clapping along!
A piper will tailor his performance to your particular requirements. There are many other tunes he could play - some of which can be heard on our sample tunes page. He may also be able to learn a special request song, if transferable to the bagpipes and given enough time to learn it.
Note: Tune selection isn't necessary to secure a booking. Your piper will be available to discuss your specific requirements and offer music advice closer to your wedding day. Unless you have specific tunes in mind, we would also recommend taking advantage of the piper's experience - he will know what tunes work best at different times.