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She has an extensive repertoire of light classical, popular and traditional folk and celtic music.  You can arrange to visit, to discuss and choose the music you want for your ceremony, and the styles of music you like for the rest of the occasion. If you have one or two favourites which are not in my repertoire, she is happy, if it is possible, to learn one or two new pieces for your occasion.

Some popular choices for a Wedding Ceremony

Guests assembling - usually music with a calm feel

Some examples:

Air from the Water Music                     Handel

Air on a G String                                 Bach

Cavatina (from the Deerhunter)             Stanley Myers

Gymnopedie No. 1                              Eric Satie

The Girl with the Flaxen hair                Debussy

Chaconne                                          Jeremiah Clarke

Prelude from Te Deum                        Charpentier

Sonatina                                            Dussek

Eleanor Plunkett                                O’Carolan


For the processional/bride’s entrance
Often stately and dignified

Some examples:

Air  (from Water Music)                             Handel        

All in a Garden Green - stately Elizabethan English tune

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                    Handel                

Bridal Chorus   (Here comes the Bride)      Wagner       

Canon in D          (very short version)         Pachelbel                     

Chaconne                                               Jeremiah Clarke

Gabriel’s Oboe   (from The Mission)

Lady Gethin                                            O’Carolan

Trumpet Voluntary
(Prince of Denmark’s March)                   
Jeremiah Clarke  

Trumpet Tune                                         Purcell

Trumpet Tune                                         John Stanley

Variations on a Theme by Mozart
(short version)                                   Anon arr.
Le Dentu

Music from  Lord of the Rings  

For the recessional/ exit of bride and groom
Upbeat and joyful!

Some examples:

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                   Handel                      

Chaconne                                              Jeremiah clarke

Harp Concerto  (1st Movement)                 Handel

Trumpet Voluntary
(Prince of Denmark’s march)                  
Jeremiah Clarke

Variations on a Theme by Mozart             Le Dentu

Wedding March
(The traditional recessional)                     

Carolan’s Concerto                                  O’Carolan                    

Mairi’s Wedding                                      Trad. Scottish                   

During the signing of the register

 examples of tunes I have played by request  

Amazing Grace             Church weddings only)

Air from Derry (Danny Boy)           

Ave Maria  Schubert      (Church weddings only)

Breton Tune                                                      

Canon in D  (Complete)   Pachelbel           

Castle on a Cloud  from Les Miserables

Cavatina from The Deerhunter

Fields of Gold                         

Song Bird

You Raise Me Up


Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring  Bach
(Church weddings only)


Moon River

Songs during the signing of the register    

If requested, I can  also sing during the
signing of the register, unaccompanied,
self-accompanied on the harp, or with
the organ. 

Amazing Grace              (churchweddings)

Ave Maria                      (churchweddings)

Fields of Gold

Lord of All Hopefulness     (churchweddings)

My Love is like a Red, Red Rose                       

My Lagan Love (an Irish love song)

She moved through the fair (Our wedding day)   

Song Bird (Eva Cassidy/ All Angels)

The First Time Ever I saw your face

The Wind Beneath my Wings

You Raise Me Up

Other songs by request - if I know them, or you are able to supply a recording and/or sheet music,
I will be happy if it’s possible, to learn a song for your ceremony.

Background Music

Classical music including

Air on a G String                                        J.S.Bach

Gavotte  from French Suite no. 5              J.S.Bach

Prelude in C                                               J.S.Bach

Fur Elise                                                     Beethoven

Mandolin Sonata                                        Beethoven

Mazurka no.2                                              Chopin

Chaconne                                                   Jeremiah Clarke

Giga                                                             Corelli

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair                      Debussy

Sonatina                                                      Dussek

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)               Elgar

Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon)                Pachelbel

Air from the Water Music                            Handel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                    Handel

Harp Concerto                                             Handel

Variations on a Theme                                Mozart (Arr. Le Dentu)

Cavatina (from the Deerhunter)                  Stanley Myers 

O Mio Babbino Caro                                    Puccini

Hornpipe                                                      Purcell

Gymnopedie No. 1                                       Eric Satie

Traumerei                                                     Schumann

Andante from Concerto for 2 mandolins      Vivaldi

Music from The Four Seasons                     Vivaldi

plus other less known but beautiful music for by:-

Arne, Bochsa, Mozart, Nadermann, Scarlatti and Dussek  

Popular, Jazz standards, and music from film and stage

Ain’t no Sunshine                                                                                                                        

All I ask of you Love

Angel of Music


Annie’s Song

Anything Goes

Ashokan Farewell

As Time Goes By

Autumn Leaves

Beauty and the Beast

Black Orpheus

Blue Moon

Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)

Don’t Cry for me Argentina

Eleanor Rigby

Everything I Do (I do it for you)

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Songs by Enya

Fields of Gold

Fly Me to the Moon

Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)



Have I Told You Lately

Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles)

Hey Jude

I can’t help falling in love

I don’t know how to love him

I get a kick out of you

I got rhythm

Isn’t She Lovely

It had to be you

Lady in Red

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Let it Be

The Long and Winding Road

Love Changes Everything



Moon River

The Music of the Night

My Heart will Go On (Titanic)

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Norwegian Wood

Phantom of the Opera

Pie Jesu


Send in the Clowns

Smoke gets in your Eyes

Somewhere over the rainbow



Sunshine on my Shoulders

Take 5

The way you look tonight

The First Time ever I saw your face

Think of Me

Unchained Melody

We’ve only just begun (Carpenters)

When I fall in love

When you say nothing at all

A Whole New World

Wonderful tonight


You’ll Never Walk Alone

You’re Beautiful

Your Song (Elton John

Ask if your favourite is not here.  If there is a song you would particularly like included, it may be possible for me to make an arrangement.

Traditional and Celtic Music

1. Irish

She moved through the Fair (Our Wedding Day)

Lark in the Clear Air

My Lagan Love                              

Sally Gardens

Star of the County Down

Brian Boru’s March                       

The Butterfly


Chanter’s Tune

Cockles and Mussels

The Cuillin                                    

Carolan’s Concerto (Mrs Power)  (O’Carolan)                             

Carolan’s Farewell to Music (O’Carolan)                            

Danny Boy (Derry Air)                   

Eleanor Plunkett                           

Fear a ‘Bhata                               

Fields of Athenry                            

The Foggy Dew                              

Give me your hand

Hewlett (O’Carolan)                            

Inis Oirr

Lark in the Clear Air

The Last Rose of Summer           

Morrison’s Jig

Monaghan Jig

Planxty Irwin   (O’Carolan)                                                            

Princess Royal  (O’Carolan)                                   

The Quiet land of Erin

The Sean O’Dwyer                               

Spinning Wheel                     

Rose of Tralee

When Irish Eyes are Smiling                                        

Miss Hamilton

Si Beag Si Mor  (O’Carolan)                            

Women of Ireland

The Parting Glass

Gander in the Pratie Hole               

And many more dance tunes, slow airs and songs.

Also many other beautiful melodies by the 17/18th century Irish harper Turlough O’Carolan whose music combines Irishness with the fashionable Baroque music of his day.  Many of his tunes sit well in a programme of classical style music, while others are dance tunes

2. Scottish


Auld lang Syne                              Isle of Aigas                                  

Cock of the North                          Loch Lomond

Ye Banks and Braes                     Mairi’s Wedding

Ye Banks and Braes                     My Love is like a Red, Red Rose

Ca’ the Yowes                               Niel Gow’s Farewell to Whisky

Calliope House                              Morning has Broken 

Cock of the North                          Petronella    

Eriskay love Lilt                             Roslin Castle

Banks and Braes                           Scotland the Brave                       

Mairi’s Wedding                             Skye Boat Song

Dark Island                                    Will Ye Go Lassie Go                     

Da Day Dawn                                Flower of Scotland                                                          

Drunken piper                                Gloomy Winter’s noo Awa’

Also songs by Robert Burns  

and many other tunes and songs

3. Welsh Tunes


All through the Night                     

The Ash Grove                       

Cader Idris   (Sweet Jenny Jones) 

David of the White Rock

Men of Harlech

Land of my Fathers                       

Merch Megan                                 

Lady Owen’s Delight

The Bells of Aberdovey                 

The Rising of the Lark

Meillionen o Feirionnydd (The Clover of Merionnydd)

Helar Scyfarnog (Hunting the Hare)

Cysga Di Fy Mhlentyn Tlwas (Sleep My Pretty baby)

Y Bardd yn ei Awen (The Inspired Bard)

Breuddwyd Frenhines (The Queen’s Dream)

Y Crwtyn Llwd

Hen Ferch Etan

and many others

4. Traditional English Tunes


Scarborough Fair                            


The Water is Wide

and oher less well known but equally beautiful songs and tunes including

Lovely Joan                                        Brigg Fair

When I was in my Prime                    Bushes and Briars

All Things are quite Silent                  Enrico

The Waterloo Dance                          Searching for Lambs                         

The Banks of the Dee                        A Blacksmith Courted Me

The Water is Wide

Christmas Music

Carols Including

All Hail to the Days

The Angel Gabriel

Away in a Manger

Angels from the realms of Glory

Boars Head Carol

Coventry Carol

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Down in Yon Forest (Corpus Christi Carol)

First Nowell

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Good King Wenceslas

Green Growth the Holly

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Here We Come a Wassailing

Holly and the Ivy

In Dulci Jubilo

I Saw Three Ships

I Wonder as I Wander

In the Bleak Midwinter

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Nos Galan (Deck the Halls)

O Come All Ye Faithful

Silent Night

Sussex Carol

This is the Truth Sent from above

Tomorrow Shall Be my Dancing Day

Unto Us a Boy is Born

Wassail, Wassail, All Over the Town

We Three Kings

Wexford Carol

While Shepherds Watched

Also other popular Christmas music


Christmas is Coming

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Jingle bells

Let it Snow

Little Drummer Boy

Rudolph the red Nosed Reindeer

The Twelve Days of Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

Auld Lang Syne

Period music including:-

Medieval tunes

Tudor - music from the time of Henry Vlll and Elizabeth l

17thand 18th century tunes
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