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Thread #137536   Message #3146773
Posted By: Richard from Liverpool
02-May-11 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: Singing at a funeral
Subject: RE: Singing at a funeral
Something that's perhaps not been said here, and perhaps I might add, given that I've had a lot of experience providing music at funerals.

There's nothing wrong with breaking down and crying while playing/ singing. Nothing wrong with it at all. If you choose to sing and emotions build up in you to the point that you have to stop, then there's no reason to feel ashamed. You're not letting anybody down, it's simply part of the funeral, part of your grieving process, and part of the mass of grieving that's natural and important.

If there's a choice between singing for someone you love and crying in the process, or shutting up and not singing and therefore not crying - I'd say, sing your heart out. And if you cry, so be it.