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Sometimes it is considered appropriate to include live music at some stage of a funeral, and we are happy to organise this subject to availability. This could be the hire of a piper or Dhol Players to lead the cortège from the deceased’s home or as it approaches the service venue. Alternatively, it could be a musician, soloist or choir selected to play or sing a musical tribute as part of the funeral ceremony itself. If the service or ceremony is at a crematorium, it may be advisable to book additional time for use of the chapel in order to allow musicians ample time to prepare before the service commences. It might also be necessary to arrange for an organist to accompany any choir or soloist, and some rehearsal beforehand will be required.

For some military funerals, and particularly those of a former Royal Marine, it is usual for a bugler to play the ‘Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’. The Royal Marines Association usually arrange this for their own members, but a bugler will need to be hired if required at other ex-service personnel’s funerals.

Most Crematorium have the facility to play religious and non-religious songs and hymns through either Obitus or Wesley Media. If you wish to play any special tribute song such as Bollywood movie songs, we can always put out a request to get these special songs played during the funeral service of your loved one.

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