Mrs Mary Murray - Playing the pipes on her 90th birthday

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Mrs Mary Murray - Playing the pipes on her 90th birthday

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Mrs Murrays funeral mirrored the life she led. Many family and friends gathered at the service in Moffat Parish Church, which was preceded by a service at her home near Crocketford. There was no organ music, the hymns were unacommpanied and her coffin was bought in and out accompanied by the sound of the bagpipes being played at the Church door. Four pipers played 'Highland Cathedral' as her coffin was lowered into the grave.
It was a priviledge to know Mary Murray. She enriched the lives of all who new her. Her passing weakened the link we have with a style of life that will never be seen again in Carsphairn Parish. (taken from annual exhibition of Carsphairn Heritage Group in).

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I&MS, “Mrs Mary Murray - Playing the pipes on her 90th birthday,” Carsphairn Archive, accessed August 4, 2020, http://carsphairn.org/CarsphairnArchive/items/show/754.