Ceremonies & Performances


Given below is a brief description of the types of performances, workshops and lessons offered as well as some information concerning lesson structure and the instruments.

  • Weddings, Funerals and other festive or ceremonial occasions

Bagpiping for all Occassions

Throughout European history, particularly that of Scotland and Ireland, bagpipers have been prominent figures at social gatherings. Whether it be a wedding, a country dance, a wake, an interment or any number of occasions, formal or informal, bagpipes create an air of elegance, excitement and stirring beauty. This tradition has continued wherever Scottish and Irish immigrants have settled and that spirit has passed into the greater community.


Musical programmes for weddings, funerals or other functions vary depending on the geography and geometry of the venue and the personal wishes of those organising the event. A brief and friendly chat is usually all that is required to choose music and workout the basic scheduling.

To arrange a consultation, a booking or to just start that previously mentioned friendly chat please write to me at pipingtool@gmail.com. Below are a few examples of tunes/melodies that I am particularly fond of. Other specific tunes may be requested.

We hired Dan for our wedding in July 2010. It was one of the best wedding service decisions we made. Not only is Dan a gifted piper but he provided creative solutions to problems we faced with our site specific outdoor processional and ceremony. As the saying goes, ‘even the best laid plans...’”

Some tunes that work particularly well for Weddings

Máirseáil Úi Shúilleabháin (Ó Sullivan's March)
Máirseáil Righ Laoise (March of the King of Laois)
Dr. Ross's 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering

Some more somber tunes that work well for Funerals

Cumha gan Ainm (The Nameless Lament)
Crònan na Cailleiche (Seaforth's Lament)