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    tune name

    Do any of the pipers in the rabble know the name of the tune the pipe major is playing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhFjwz3zF5Y @ about 36 seconds in

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    Sleep, Dearie, Sleep I believe.

    Daft Wullie, ye do hae the brains o a beetle, an Ill fight any scunner who says different!

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    I am no expert in pipe music, but I think it was called; " A Salute To The Royal Fendersmith."

    A "fendersmith" is a chap who cleans and maintains fireplaces in large houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I am no expert in pipe music, but I think it was called; " A Salute To The Royal Fendersmith."

    A "fendersmith" is a chap who cleans and maintains fireplaces in large houses.
    Yes, a haunting tune, "Salute to Willie, the Royal Fendersmith", written by P/M James Banks on the occasion of the death of his brother, Willie, a Scots Guardsman, who drowned at the age of 22. It's in Scots guards III.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Sleep, Dearie, Sleep I believe.
    I believe Sleep, Dearie, Sleep was play at the Abbey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I am no expert in pipe music, but I think it was called; " A Salute To The Royal Fendersmith."

    A "fendersmith" is a chap who cleans and maintains fireplaces in large houses.
    The fendersmith is also, as a matter of course, the one who keeps the fire going. Perhaps a bit of fitting imagery.

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    Thanks guys!
    I found an article out of Canada's pipes and drums digital magazine. It was "sleep dearie sleep" as they lowered the coffin. It was also the requested tune by HM Queen Elizabeth II. There is piping legend that as a child the Queen had stolen the heart of her grandfather King George V. When at Balmoral the good King would invite Elizabeth to come and stay with him. The King has two ghillies who were competing pipers Robert Nicol and Robert Brown, who became legendary piping instructors known as the "Bobs of Balmoral." In the early evening the King would have his ghillie's perform the tunes the played at the games that day or were going to play at the next competition. He sat in a chair and would be in rapt attention listening intently to their playing, on his lap in the same rapt attention sat Princess Elizabeth. Her piping knowledge was legendary. As was her support of piping.

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    If we're talking about the video posted in the OP above, it's called

    Salute to Willie, The Royal Fendersmith

    Here's the performance while the casket was lowered, by The Sovereign's Piper

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf-0Mt6rSZs

    As you can hear the tune sounds completely different from Sleep Dearie Sleep also played by The Sovereign's Piper, but at the other service

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC1kXMuqGAs
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    I've heard the tune referred to as 'hob of the hearth' - which if you listen, you might hear in the notes.

    The hearth is the spiritual centre of the home tended by its women, and the hob is the little spirit which inhabits it, mischievous yet kindly, warm to the touch and leaving black smudges as an indication of its presence.

    I suspect more than a little imagery.

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