The playing of the pipes at a funeral is a centuries old tradition among the Scots, Irish and British.

I can participate at church, graveside and/or memorial service; pipe the deceased into and out of the service; play a last lament graveside; play before or after the proceedings; inside or outside. All denominations served, all funerals catered for, and I guarantee to provide a top-level performance.

The music for every funeral should be as unique and individual as the person who has passed away.

Favourite tunes include:

Amazing Grace * Flowers of the Forest * The Mull of Kintyre * The Flower of Scotland * Going Home * Skye Boat Song
~ Many more tunes by prior arrangement ~

About the Piper

I was taught to play the bagpipes by a retired pipe major of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)

Played bagpipes since 1973 in the following bands:

  • St. Kentigern College Pipe Band (Pipe Major)
  • Pipes and Drums of Innes Tartan (later Macleay Duff Distillery Pipe Band) - then New Zealandís champion band
  • City of Papakura Pipe Band
  • The Auckland Scottish Pipe Band (Pipe Sergeant)
  • Auckland Police Pipe Band

Performed before HRH The Prince of Wales at the Polo in Clevedon

Successful piping in solo competition at Highland Games throughout New Zealand

Member of Comunn Na Piobaireachd (NZ) Inc

Pipe Major Allan Speedy

Tel: (09) 489 2747    Mob: 0274 991544


If unavailable, ask me for a substitute piper