Funeral music and readings

Words and music at funerals

Over the years, our team have seen that words and music have the power to bring out emotional reactions at funerals. This is why they play such an important part at funeral services these days.

Speeches given at the funeral

Historically, eulogies were delivered by the priest or vicar giving the service – but in present day, many families now prefer to speak themselves or ask close friends to speak about the person’s life, read poems, or even read out something the deceased wrote themselves.

Music for the funeral

Along with the traditional hymns, many people now prefer to have a modern piece of music played at funerals. Interestingly, the songs chosen are increasingly more contemporary – and even light-hearted choices are now popular, to try and draw a smile rather than something sorrowful to draw a tear. There’s also a popular trend for live music such as bagpipes,  Spanish guitars and jazz bands.