Wedding Bagpipe Tunes

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.


Processional Tunes:

  • Highland Cathedral

  • Murdo's Wedding (M, 4/4)

  • Mari's Wedding (M, 2/4)

  • Here Comes the Bride

  • Castle Dangerous (M, 3/4)

Recessional Tunes:

  • Glendaurel Highlanders (M, 6/8)

  • Miss Lily Christie (M, 6/8)

  • Dr. Ross (M, 6/8)

  • Heights of Dargai (M, 9/8)

  • Scotland the Brave (M, 4/4)


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. Marches work well with nearly any event including weddings, parties, and parades. Bagpipe marches typically come in time signatures including 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, and 9/8.

  • Strathspeys (S) and jigs (J): meant primarily for dancing, these tunes feature quick, unique beats.

  • Reels (R) and hornpipes (H): slightly slower than strathspeys and jigs, but still upbeat and lively.

  • Slow Aires (A): these tunes are generally slower and showcase the reverence and haunting beauty of the bagpipers. These tunes are typically used in memorials and commemorations, but can be used for golf course sunset ceremonies or even weddings.

Additional tunes available by request and time permitting.