MUSIC SELECTION.

The pipers at Morris Pipers are proud to offer the following extensive selection of music that can be performed at your special event. We are all extremely proud of the heritage and tradition associated with the Great Highland Bagpipe and will be pleased to work with you in selecting the right music for your event.

If you have your heart set on a specific song that you don't see here, please contact us to see if we can accomodate you. Our talented musicians are willing to learn new music with enough advanced notice and we aim to please. One important point however, has to do with the fact that not all music can be played on the bagpipes due to it's unique setup. We will be happy to discuss this with you when you call.

 

 

Audio Samples
- All tracks performed and recorded by Stuart Greer -
- Please note that background tracks are for demonstration purposes only. Actual performances will only have solo bagpipes -
- Full tune selection is listed below -

Scotland the Brave Known as Alba an Aigh in Scottish Gaelic,Scotland the Brave is probably the most recognized bagpipe tune ever composed and is a wonderful and lively march. Adopted as the regimental quick march of the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006, this tune is a true crowd pleaser for any event.
Highland Cathedral Written by German composers Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb, Highland Cathedral has become one of the most popular and requested wedding tunes. This tune is frequently played as a processional or during the ceremony.
Amazing Grace First written as a poem around Christmas 1772 by John Newton, Amazing Grace has become one of the most popular and requested tunes on the Great Highland Bagpipes. With it's beautiful melody and soothing familiarity, this tune can be played to remember loved ones or those who cannot be with us.
Wedding March The Wedding March, by Felix Mendelssohn, first became popular as a recessional piece after it was selected by Princess Victoria during her Royal marriage to e Prince William of Prussia in 1858. Since then, this tune has been heard at marriages around the world.
Abide With Me This cross-demoninational hymn, said to be the favorite of both King George and Mahatma Ghandi, can be played for celebration or rememberance. It was sung at the Royal marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and is a lovely piece of music.
Hills of Argyll This beautiful tune was written and composed by George McIntyre from Campbletown, Scotland whilst he was in a prisoner of war camp in Germany during World War II.
The Dark Island Originally written in the 1960s for a BBC mini-series set in the dark islands of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, this lovely tune invokes the spirit of returning home after a long journey to a place that one loves.
Military March Set

The Great Highland Bagpipe has long been associated with the Military Regiments of the United Kingdom. As a sign of respect and mutual admiration, this set conists of the Military anthems for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S Marine Corps. Although not featured in this audio clip, the anthems of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard are available.

Blue Bells of Scotland This lively set of Scottish marches consists of the Blue Bells of Scotland, the Rowan Tree and Will Ye No Come Back Again. Upbeat and fun, this is a great set to liven up any occasion.
Rose of Kelvingrove This tune can be played as a slow, melodic air or with a little more tempo for a more upbeat feel. Either way, this beautiful tune will enhance any function and showcases the natural tone of the Great Highland Bagpipes.
Cock o' the North This inspiring 6/8 march has a long and distinct history and is a great tune to get people up and moving. In 1897 at the battle for the Heights of Dargai, piper George Findlater played this tune to motivate the troops of the 1st Battalian Gordon Highlanders. Despite being shot twice in the battle, piper Findlater continued to play until the battle was finished and was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest British Military Honor for his service.
Mingulay Boat Song This beatiful tune was originally written as a pipe tune in the late 1800s but became popular when words were penned by Sir Hugh Robertson in the 1930s. It was written as a song to be sung by homesick Scottish fishermen on their way back to the Isle of Mingulay after being at sea for the catch. It is played here as a slow air.
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain This wonderful march was written by Pipe Major James Riddell, Scots Guards, and was christened as the Crags of Tumbledown Mountain to commemorate the battle in which 2nd Battalian Scots Guards charged a strategic hill outside Port Stanley in the Falklands War in 1982.
Green Hills of Tyrol / When the Battle's O'er The Green Hills of Tyrol is one of the oldest and most widely known tunes played on the pipes today. It had its origins in the famous opera William Tell but was transcribed for pipes by Pipe Major John MacLeod, 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, in 1854 after hearing it played during the Crimean War. It is commonly played in concert with When the Battle's O'er as both tunes commemorate the returning home of soliders after a valient battle.
Captain Norman Orr Ewing This 2/4 competition march was written in 1912 by Pipe Major William Ross as an honor to Captain Norman Orr-Ewing of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.

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  • 42nd Highlanders
  • 51st Highland Division
  • 79th's Farewell To Gibralter
  • Abide With Me
  • Air Force
  • A Man's A Man
  • A Nation Once Again
  • Amazing Grace
    America the Beautiful
  • Angus Mackinnon
    Army
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Battle of Waterloo
  • Balmoral
  • Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Brown Haired Maiden
  • Captain Norman Orr Ewing
  • Charles Edward Hope Vere
    Cock o' the North
  • Cork Hill
  • Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
  • Danny Boy
  • Dawning of the Day
  • Dream Valley of Glendaruel
  • The Dark Isle
  • Flower of Scotland
  • Flowers of the Forest
  • Going Home
  • Grand Old Flag
  • Green Hills of Tyrol
  • Glasgow City Police Pipers
  • Hard Times
  • Hector the Hero
  • High Road to Gairloch
  • Highland Laddie
  • Highland Cathedral
  • Hills of Argyll
  • Hyfrydol (Love Devine, All Loves Excelling)
  • Inverness Rant
  • Kelly the Boy from Killane
  • Killiecrankie
  • Let Erin Remember
  • Lochanside
  • Lord Lovat's Lament
  • March of the Champions Supreme
  • My Home
  • Meeting of the Waters
  • My Lodging is on the Cold Ground
  • Mhari's Wedding
  • Marine Corps Hymn
  • Molly Darling
  • Mingulay Boat Song
  • Minstrel Boy
  • Mrs. Lily Christie
  • Mist Covered Mountains
  • Murdo's Wedding
  • Morag of Dunvegan
  • Navy
  • Orange and Blue
  • Prince Charles' Welcome to Lochaber
  • Rose of Kelvingrove
  • Rowan Tree
  • Scots Wha 'Hae
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Sean South of Garry Owen
  • Sweet Maid of Glendural
  • Wedding March
  • When the Battle is O'er
  • Wings
  • Will Ye No' Come Back Again
  • Wearing of the Green
  • We're No Awa Tae Bide Awa'
  • Wi' a Hundred Pipers
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy