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They’re playing my song

Musicians in Portland and surrounds

Music touches our soul in a profound way. It can take us back in time and is one of the easiest ways to personalize a funeral or memorial. Whether you have music before, during or after the service, or maybe all three, you'll find our directory of local music providers helpful in your planning.


Sometimes we just need a little inspiration

Maybe you know just the song to play and maybe you don’t. Maybe you’d love to do things a certain way at the funeral but you’re not sure if you can. At Great Goodbye’s we’ve unpacked some myths and little known facts that can free you up to do what you want … and some inspiration to help you plan each element of the funeral. Here’s some for starters...

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It’s My Funeral. Please Sing And Dance.

In a recent article for the New York Times, contributor Adam Grant introduced us to something called collective effervescence. I loved this phrase the moment I read it. Describing...

Choosing The Right Funeral Tune

When creating a Great Goodbye, the only music that’s inappropriate are tunes that have nothing to do with the one you’re remembering. The music they loved says so much about them –...

They're Playing My Song

On the journey to create Great Goodbyes, I’ve sometimes asked people if they have one song, above all others, they’d want played at their funeral. Given a moment to think about thi...

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