Funeral music and readings

Words and music at funerals

At Craven, we understand that both words and music have the power to evoke strong emotions at funerals. That’s why they play such a key part at most services these days.

Funeral speeches

In the past, eulogies were delivered by the local vicar or priest – but many families now prefer to speak about the person’s life, read poems, or even read out a letter written by the deceased themselves.

Funeral music

Many people now prefer to have their own favourite music played at funerals. Interestingly, the songs chosen are increasingly more contemporary – and even light-hearted choices are now popular. There’s also a growing trend for live music such as bagpipes, Spanish guitars and jazz bands.