Do you need an uilleann piper for an Irish funeral?
The Shanachie uilleann piper plays for funerals and weddings anywhere in Britain
He has a vast selection of music for every occasion, featuring traditional Irish Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes and laments.
The beautiful haunting celtic sounds of this uniquely Irish instrument are a superb choice for funerals, wedding receptions, corporate functions and wakes.
View the Shanachie pipers repertoire, his live video and hear his great samplers below.
Uilleann piper video
His tunes list
Amhrán na bhFiann (Soldier’s Song: Irish National Anthem)
She Moved through the Fair
My Lagan Love
For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
Give me your Hand
Stor mo Chroi (Treasure of my Heart)
Women of Ireland
Down by the Sally Gardens
Sweet Thames flow Softly
The Water is Wide
For Ireland I’ll not tell her Name
Roisin Dubh (Mise Eire)
The Brendan Voyage
River Dance Air
The Snowy Breasted Pearl
For all those endearing young Charms
Eamonn a Chnuic (Ned of the Hill)
Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore
The West Wind
The Bells of Shandon
Over the Sea to Sky
The Galway Shawl
Wild Colonial Boy
Paddy McGinty’s Goat
Dark Woman of the Glen
The Flower of Magherally
The Little Cuckoo of Glen Neifin
The Piper remembered
Tip of the Whistle
Sean O’Dwyer of the Glen
Pretty Girl Milking the Cow
The Fairy Boy
An Caisideach Ban (Fair Cassidy)
The Yellow Bittern
The Fox’s lament
Port na bPucai
The Dear Irish Boy
The Wounded Hussar
The Song of the Books (Valencia Harbour)
The Brink of the White Rock
Were you at the Rock
The Flight of the Wild Geese
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
The Mountains of the Women
Taimse mo Chodladh (Do not waken, I am Dreaming)
The Green Fields of America
The Princess Royal
Twisting the Hayrope
The Chanter’s Tune
The Munster Cloak
The Trip we took over the Mountain
The Banks of the Suir
Inion an Fhaoit
Sliabh Gael gCua
Spailpin a Ruin
Caoineadh an Spailpin
Gol na mBan san Ar (The Weeping of the Women)
“Hi Seán, I just wanted to say thank you for arranging for the Shanachie piper to play at my father’s funeral. He was truly amazing – checked on all of the details in advance, was there really early liaising with the priest, etc, to make sure timings and plans were all clear and then played beautifully. Thank you again”. Siobhan.
“The Shanachie piper was top drawer today. So glad we found your agency. The congregation were overwhelmed. It helped to the make the day. Thank you and best regards”, Nigel.
“Hi Seán, just to give you some feedback… thank you so much for organising your piper to play at my Dads funeral, it really made it. He was very kind and thoughtful. We invited him to the wake and he played his pipe as an extra, which was really appreciated. He played Carrickfergus beautifully which I know the Irish contingency were really appreciated of. He told us he was going through a similar thing with his Mum so I know it was probably a struggle for him, but he was very professional and kind and compassionate”. Anthony.
“Hi Seán just want you to know The Shanachie piper was fantastic, he had us all cheering at the graveside so happy and thanks again he really was a gift ☘️💚 “ Clare.
“Amazing service from start to finish, booking was made easy with the quick and efficient service of the agent. The Uillean piper was very professional, on time and played beautifully. Given the occasion I definitely would book again and would recommend. A truly great experience”. Greg C.
“Hi Sean, I just wanted to say thank you so much for sending us the Shanachie piper he was amazing and he will always be in our hearts and part of our family. Kind regards, Rose.”
Just a note of thanks for organising Dicky D to play at my wife’s funeral; he was absolutely amazing and has left a beautiful memory for all the family. Kind regards, Duncan“.
“Sean, just to thank you for providing the Uilleann piper for this evening. He was excellent and was still playing tunes as the priest was trying to lock up! Thanks again.” Francis.
“Dear Sean, I would just like say how wonderful the Uilleann Piper was for my husband Paul’s wake. The choice of music he played was excellent and he certainly played a little longer than his booked hour, everybody was very complimentary. I cannot fault the service that you provided”. Kindest regards, Mrs Jackie O.
“I spoke to your administrator today however I thought I would email you as well. I wanted to express my thanks for the wonderful service provided by your company. The piper was fantastic, he was wonderful and did and excellent job”. Tracey M.
“Hi, just wanted to say a big thank you for the piper you provided for my Dad’s funeral yesterday.
He was amazing and everyone commented on how good he was and made the occasion.
“Just to let you know that Daithi did a great job and I certainly felt glad to have employed him for the service. I received a lot of feedback on how fitting the pipes were. Thanks a million for your help. Please pass on my compliments to the man himself. Regards”, Tony.