Queen Elizabeths BagPiper’s Last Tune @ St George’s this morning

Queen Elizabeths BagPiper’s Last Tune @ St George’s this morning

A lovely tune. Help identifying.

Re: Queen Elizabeths BagPiper’s Last Tune @ St George’s this morning

A nice touch was the piper walking away from the proceedings so that his playing faded away from those still inside. His job is now redundant, unless King Charles III decides to engage him as HIS personal piper.

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It is Sleep Dearie, Sleep.

> His job is now redundant, unless King Charles III decides to engage him as HIS personal piper.

No; the Sovereign’s Piper is a household appointment, not a personal one. Charles could of course do away with the office entirely but until and unless he does, the Queen’s Piper is now the King’s Piper.

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“I believe this one was played as well when the coffin was lowered….” ..;. “at St George’s”

https://youtu.be/dhFjwz3zF5Y?t=39

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Thanks David,

The clip wasn ’t available when I posted.
I thought it was the other one but…just in case.

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@Calum: Thanks for the info Calum. I thought the appointment of the piper was personal.

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Thank you all!
So moving and powerful.

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Richard, I don’t think Johnny was suggesting that “Sleep, Dearie, Sleep” was the tune played as Elizabeth II’s coffin was lowered. The YouTube link he gives is for, as you correctly identified (and is named in the video), “Salute to the Royal Fendersmith”.

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Is the Royal Fendersmith the bloke that made her Stratocasters?

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I always thought she was more of a tele person, yhaal house.

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Just reading a Guardian article on potential job losses at Buckingham Palace . It includes “Roles … include such rarities as a flagman and a fendersmith responsible for upkeep of the royal chimney fenders.”

Hmm.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fendersmith (with a mention of the tune)

In amongst the other Google hits was something that said the Queen’s personal piper “was a serving soldier”.