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A Riderless Horse and Bagpipes: Police Funeral Traditions ...

Today, bagpipes are a part of many funerals for the men and women of law enforcement who've died in the line of duty. Riderless Horses The tradition of a riderless horse, also called a caparisoned horse, leading police and military funerals …

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Home | Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes and Drums

The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums is a ceremonial bagpipe and drum band with the primary mission of servicing the Philadelphia Police and Fire departments. We are also proud to serve our community and provide social entertainment and enjoyment at a variety of events.

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A Riderless Horse and Bagpipes: Police Funeral Traditions ...

Today, bagpipes are a part of many funerals for the men and women of law enforcement who've died in the line of duty. Riderless Horses The tradition of a riderless horse, also called a caparisoned horse, leading police and military funerals is a centuries-old practice.

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Why are bag pipes played during the funeral of a police ...

Texas Police: Bagpipes The history of the bagpipes for officers in the United States originates from law enforcement and fire fighters in the eastern states. Most officers were of Irish decent and bagpipes traditionally announced the Queen Army marching to and from battle. With its beautiful tones, it is traditional to honor the officer and the ...

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Funeral Bagpiper & Wedding Bagpiper

Kevin Grace is a bagpiper for hire based in New York (NY) and Pennsylvania (PA). Kevin Grace is a wedding bagpiper and a funeral bagpiper in the Hudson Valley from NYC Manhattan up the Hudson River throughout Rockland County, Orange County, Westchester County, Ulster County and beyond. Kevin Grace Hudson Valley Bagpiper.

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Police Funeral Customs and Traditions. Honoring first ...

Police Funeral Customs: Casket Watch and Honor Guard. Full military-style honors should be available to those heroes who die in the line of duty, starting with a casket watch. The duty of those who have the high honor of casket watch is to stand vigil during the wake or viewing. A team of two takes a 15–30-minute watch (beginning 30 minutes ...

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The Pipes, the Silence, & the Funeral of Chicago Cop Ella ...

The Pipes, the Silence, & the Funeral of Chicago Cop Ella French. By John Kass What is it about the sound of bagpipes at the funeral of a police officer killed in the line of duty? The pipes are a ...

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How Potatoes led to Bagpipes at Police Officers' Funerals ...

Playing of the bagpipes at police funerals is a tradition loved by many. A comforting resonance, the pipes at a funeral seem to…make it complete. Mike. #oldpolicestories. Officer Lonnie Isom and Pensacola Police Bagpiper Wayne Willis pose after the 2011 Pensacola Police Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony.

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Police Practice: The Anatomy of a Police Pipe Band — LEB

The Irish police and firefighters brought with them the tradition of playing the bagpipes at parades, ceremonies, and funerals. The New York City Police Department formed the first Police Emerald Society to preserve the Irish heritage in 1953. 3 Today, Emerald Societies exist across the country, and many sponsor their own pipe …

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Why Are Bagpipes Played at Police Funerals

Bagpipes Aren't Just For Funerals, They Are Quite Common At Weddings. While you'll notice the bagpipes at nearly all funerals of police that have died in the line of duty, you can also hear the bagpipes playing at many weddings too. In the old country, they are almost always present, even more so than other types of instruments.

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Louisville Police Pipes and Drums | Bagpipers

The Louisville Police Pipes and Drums was founded in August of 2011 by members of the Louisville Metro Police Department. With the help of the Louisville Pipe Band, members met weekly for over a year taking lessons on the Great Highland bagpipes and Scottish drums.

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New York City Police Department - Pipes & Drums of the ...

The Band has become a permanent fixture in the daily life of the New York City Police Department and New York. But more than that it has inspired Police Departments and Emerald Societies throughout the country to forge ahead and embrace the idea that the skirl of pipes is right, is proper, is comforting for the everyday police officer.

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Regimental Pipers - Bagpipes ay a Funeral

Bagpipes at a Funeral. Music is important part of any funeral service. The bagpipes have been commemorating the loss of loved ones with music at funeral services for hundreds of years. Many people associate bagpipes with funerals and this is because they powerfully touch our deepest emotions; the haunting voice of the bagpipe express feelings ...

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How did bagpipe-blowing, at the funeral of a deceased ...

In my town the bagpipe brigade plays at funerals for both police and firefighters killed in the line of duty. It is a police/fire department group. In the US, the pipers seem to most often wear the Black Watch tartan probably because it is only loosely associated with a clan and more associated with government forces (going way back in its ...

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Why do police play bagpipes at funerals? – Colors-NewYork.com

Why do police play bagpipes at funerals? The most famous song played at fire and police funerals is Amazing Grace. It wasn't too long before families and friends of non-Irish firefighters began asking for the bagpipes to be played for fallen heroes. The bagpipes add a special air and dignity to this solemn occasion. How […]

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Chicago official, on bagpipe mourning ritual for slain ...

First Deputy Police Supt. Eric Carter infuriated officers gathered Saturday night at the Cook County medical examiner's office to give their slain colleague, Ella French, a final send-off.

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Police Funeral Traditions and Tributes Explained | …

Law enforcement funeral traditions and customs are put in place to honor active, retired, or non-line-of-duty officers. After the family has been notified in person of the passing of their loved one, a police liaison will inform them of what customs can be performed at the funeral if wanted and if resources allow for it.

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Police Funerals: What to Expect, Procession and Etiquette ...

Mark plays a 1963 full sterling silver set of bagpipes made by R.G. Hardie with a chanter by David Chesney, used by top bands all over the world! A perfect look and sound for a wedding, funeral, or party! Mark also has a set of Redpipes Caledonia electronic bagpipes. These look and sound just like regular highland bagpipes, but use an amplifier.

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The History of Piping for Fallen Heroes in the US ...

The History of Piping for Fallen Heroes in the US. Written by: Doug Published: 1st October 2017. Brought to the United States over one hundred and fifty years ago by the Scottish immigrants, the bagpipe has become a symbol of mourning for …

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The history of bagpipes in the fire service

The history of bagpipes in the fire service. As beautiful as the sound is, not many know why the Scottish instrument became such a traditional staple at funerals …

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Police Funeral Traditions and Tributes Explained | LoveToKnow

Law enforcement funeral traditions and customs are put in place to honor active, retired, or non-line-of-duty officers. After the family has been notified in person of the passing of their loved one, a police liaison will inform them of what customs can be performed at the funeral if wanted and if resources allow for it.

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Why are bagpipes played at funerals? - HistoryNet

Playing bagpipes and uillean pipes at funerals is a longstanding tradition among Irish and Scots that came to the New World wholesale during the potato famine. Denied all but the toughest and most dangerous jobs at a time when they were viewed by the predominant Anglo-American population much the way Mexicans are today, Irishmen tended to ...

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LAPD Funeral Protocol - International Association of ...

notify bag pipe player generally - only graveside develop end of watch broadcast digitally record "eow" broadcast notify tv photo and sound unit video & still photos of all events viewing / visitation rosary (if applicable) funeral services burial services reception (optional) eau funeral protocols revised. 07/11/08

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Top 10 Bagpipe Funeral Songs - BAGPIPER DARRELL CALVILLO

Regardless of the origins of the the song, the tune fits the range of the bagpipes and has been used for decades for funerals. Going Home as a pipe tune was immortalized by the use of the tune as a processional for the fallen police and firefighters of the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

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Why Are Bagpipes Played at Police and Firefighter Funerals?

Bagpipes are often heard playing at fire and police departments across the country and at memorial services in Chicago, IL. The tradition started more than 150 years ago when the Irish and Scottish immigrated here. One of the traditions they brought over was playing the Great Highland bagpipe at weddings, funerals and dances.

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The pipes, the silence, and the funeral of Chicago Police ...

The pipes, the silence, and the funeral of Chicago Police Officer Ella French. By John Kass. What is it about the sound of bagpipes at the funeral of a police officer killed in the line of duty? The pipes are a great and proud tradition in Chicago. The sound is martial, defiant, and …

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18 Good Bagpipe Songs for Funerals | NYLN.org

18 Good Bagpipe Songs for Funerals. March 10, 2016. List of Good Songs. Bagpipes are best used at funeral services to serve as a performance for remembrance. Amazing Grace is the best known and most popular song performed performed at funerals on the bagpipe. Here is a look at some other good bagpipe songs for funerals.

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Why are bagpipes associated with police officer funerals ...

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Why Do They Play Bagpipes at Soldiers' Funerals? - Slate

There's little evidence that the bagpipe was a traditional element of military funerals in the United States until the mid-20 th century. The use of the instrument at President Kennedy's ...

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Police Memphis MidSouth Funeral Piper Bagpipes Music Tennessee

Bagpipes at Police Funeral Services... Rendering of police funeral honors demonstrates gratitude to those served and protected their communities. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration that can be provided to the officers' families. Police honors funerals are quite similar to those of the military.

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MacKay Funeral: Bagpipe tribute - YouTube

Bagpipe tribute for slain officer Jeremiah MacKay

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Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums

To unite its members, for the purpose of providing a ceremonial Bagpipe and Drum Band for all Police and Fire Departments of the Hudson Valley area, to perform at functions such as Parades, Funerals, Memorials, Dedications, Class Graduations, etc.

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BAGPIPE HISTORY — Montgomery County Fire Fighters Pipes ...

The tradition of bagpipes played at fire department and police department funerals in the United States goes back over one hundred fifty years. When the Irish and Scottish immigrated to this country, they brought many of their traditions with them. One of these was the bagpipe, often played at Celtic weddings, funerals and ceilis (dances).

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Hire A Bagpiper, Scottish Bagpipe Music, Bagpipers, Bagpipes

Use the links below to begin your search! Our talented and professional bagpipers play timeless music and carry on the great traditions of Irish and Scottish bagpipes. The Bash has been booking talented bagpipers online since 1997 and we make it easy to find and hire a top-notch bagpiper …

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Why are bagpipes played at police and firefighter funerals?

It wasn't long until the mournful sounds of a bagpipe were played for non-Irish firefighters. Many believe the sound of the bagpipes adds a sorrowful, yet dignified air to the funeral. Bagpipe bands are now standard for police and firefighters. The name comes from where the tradition started: Ireland, the Emerald Isle.

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Why Are Bagpipes Played At Police And Firefighter Funerals?

It wasn't long until the mournful sounds of a bagpipe were played for non-Irish firefighters.Many believe the sound of the bagpipes adds a sorrowful, yet dignified air to the funeral.Bagpipe bands are now standard for police and firefighters.The name comes from where the …

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Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society - Why Bagpipes

The tradition of bagpipes played at fire department and police department funerals in the United States goes back over one hundred and fifty years. When the Irish and Scottish immigrated to this country, they brought many of their traditions with them. One of these was the bagpipe, often played at Celtic weddings, funerals and ceilis (dances).

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Why Are Bagpipes Played at Police and Firefighter Funerals?

The bagpipes were popularized by Scottish Highland regiments, which played the instrument during military ceremonies, funerals, and memorials. Today, pipe bands—which are made up of bagpipe players and drummers—often play during parades and national holidays. Bagpipes are also played in Italy, Hungary, Turkey, and other parts of the world.

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Bagpiper Available for Funerals in Chicago

O'Sullivan's March (bagpipes) Garry Owen (bagpipes) Raglin Road (bagpipes) Bruce is a retired Police Officer who has piped at both joyous and solemn occasions. He has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has played "Amazing Grace" at Ground Zero. Bruce can play solo bagpipes, or can arrange for a group of pipes and drums.

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