Essential Funerals

Humanist Funerals Scotland

Music for a funeral ceremony

More people are requesting contemporary music during funeral services. The music chosen by the family, or requested by the person who has died, is music that they liked and listened to during their life. This often means it is lighthearted rather than somber. When you plan a humanist funeral with Essential Funerals there is no restriction on the music you wish to play.

Music at a funeral

People choose music that;

  • reflects their hobbies
  • is a personal favourite, “Imagine” by John Lennon, “One Love” by Bob Marley, “Fly me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
  • live music, bagpipes, blues and Spanish guitars

Click here to see a list of popular music played at funerals in the UK.

Words at a funeral

Personal words (or a eulogy) at a funeral is popular. Did the deceased write their own eulogy to be read out during their funeral? Perhaps family and friends would like to read out a favourite poem.