Post # 1
Does anyone have recommendations for a good bagpipe recessional song? We are trying to avoid the obvious "March of Scotland" but want something fun and joyful for our walk down the aisle together.
Post # 3
Oh, oh, oh me!!! I’m a huge fan of Albannach from scottland. I’ve seen them at festivals and they are unbelievable! If you ever get the chance to see them absolutely do! We used one of the their songs as our recessional and I love, love, loved it! I highly recommend them! It’s deffinatly not going to be the average "March of Scotland"! Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!
Post # 4
Oo, I’m definitely keeping an eye on this thread. We’re using bagpipes in the ceremony somewhere, but haven’t figured out where to put them yet!
Post # 5
I will give this little piece of advise. We only used pre-recorded music for our wedding, but our best friends had a live bagpiper at their wedding. It was a little TINY church and a very, very LOUD bagpiper. I absolutely love bagpipe music and it was even too much for me! The pastor had recommended that the piper play from the front steps right outside the doors but the groom insisted he be inside. It would have been perfect for an outdoor wedding but having the piper inside was way too loud for the small, wooden, echoing church! I’d have had him play just outside on the stairs with the doors open. Just something to think about.
Post # 6
Our recessional song is "Blarney Pilgrim" which is a traditional Irish jig. We are having a violinist play it but i bet it would work with bagpipes. Its the music that is played in the movie "Titanic" when the two main characters (blanking on their names) go below deck and dance at the staff party. Also might try "Rakes of Kildare/Swallow’s Nest", "Flowers of Edinburgh" and "Haste to the Wedding".
Post # 7
Also a small word of advice. At my brother’s wedding the bagpipers were waiting outside to play as they exited the church … and decided to "warm up" while the ceremony was still going on inside … needless to say it added a little extra to the ceremony – just not what they were expecting! Make sure they "warm up" before the ceremony starts or somewhere far enough away that they wont be heard!
Post # 8
My sister had bagpipes at her wedding. The recessional was "The Skye Boat Song"… and then the bagpiper led the whole crowd up the hill to the reception! It was a lot of fun.
Post # 9
Thanks all! If anyone else knows of any others, let me know!