Welcoming Session (~ 30 minutes)
This lovely set of tunes was
assembled to welcome guests, and put them in a serene frame of mind, ready to consider the moment. They are mostly traditional Celtic tunes with melodies you may recognize. For this set we play the small pipes. These smaller cousins of the Great Highland pipes provide a rich acoustic sound without an overpowering presence, so conversations will not be disrupted. Some tunes in the middle of the set may be dropped due to time constraints, but the last tune, Ode to Joy, is intended to signal the beginning of the wedding ceremony.
Small Pipes w/ Bodhran
Grand Session (~ 3 - 20 minutes)
This set of tunes provide a
grand musical accompaniment for the bride and groom at the
conclusion of the ceremony as they move to their next venue.
It begins with the pronouncement of the marriage by the officiate (“kiss the bride”).
Sometimes the bride and groom exit down the aisle and head
for a reception at another location, in which case we
continue to play as the guests exit and get into their cars.
Sometimes the couple just turns to greet their guests, in
which case one tune is all that is required.
This first tune should be a personal choice of the bride and groom.
Our couple selected Scotland the Brave although there are many wonderful choices.
Highland Pipes and Drums
For more information about the McMulligans contact Patrick Hogan.
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