Music Ideas for a Scottish wedding. Scotland has an incredibly rich, proud and interesting history. Sometimes the most beautiful thing we can do to capture these moments is to put them in a song or make a piece of music to commemorate them. If you are getting married or looking for music ideas with all things related to Scotland, whether it be because you or your family hail from Scotland or simply because you are enamoured with the music, please look through this list of some amazing examples of the seemingly never ceasing creativity and brilliance that comes out of this small country. These songs can be used as part of a wedding ceremony or simply for other parts of your wedding day. I have made a playlist on YouTube for you to listen to all of these wonderful melodies as well as a Spotify playlist with the same songs but with alternative arrangements. I have given my advice on whether the song is appropriate for one of three sections of the wedding.
Signing of the Register
Wedding Ceremonies and Music
There are many, many bagpipe tunes suitable for playing at weddings. A few stand out for traditional reasons. In our area the following are requested most often. The playing of tunes that people recognise is important. To people unfamiliar with bagpipe music, many tunes may initially sound indistinguishable.
Most songs for bagpipes are Scottish but not all , and are often traditional tunes that have been passed down for generations. That said, the sound of the bagpipes are truly timeless: the immemorial sound of Scotland. Bagpipes are also a mainstay of Scottish weddings, and are usually played to pipe in the bride to ceremony. A wedding bagpiper can also play as guests arrive. Need advice on planning your wedding music? Highland Wedding.
Request a Free Quote. Processional bagpipes tunes match the pace of the slow walk to the altar while recessional and reception tunes are fun, lively, and announce the newlyweds with fanfare. Tunes listed in the recessional tunes section are also appropriate for receptions. It's rather common for newlyweds to be "piped in" to the reception venue to make for a truly grand entrance! Marches M : as the name implies, these tunes are meant to coincide with the rhythm and pace of marching. These tunes are ideal for entering or departing an event.