Last updated July 5, 2017

Categories:

  1. Traditional Irish & Scottish and Contemporary Tunes (instrumental)
  2. Traditional & Contemporary Folk Songs and Irish-American Pub Songs (vocal)
  3. Acoustic Covers of Popular Songs (vocal)
  4. Classical Wedding Standards (instrumental)
  5. Film Score Melodies (instrumental)
  6. Contemporary Instrumental Tunes
  7. Instrumental Renditions of Popular Songs
  8. Christmas and Wintertime Songs

Use Command-F to quickly search for a song you have in mind. If there’s a song you want to hear before settling on it for your wedding or event that isn’t available to stream on my Soundcloud page, let me know and I will send you an mp3.

1. Traditional Irish & Scottish and Contemporary Tunes (instrumental)

Some audio samples available here.

  • The Ash Grove - Traditional
  • Bunyan’s Hymn - Traditional
  • Come Thou Fount - Traditional
  • The Eagle's Whistle - Traditional
  • East of Linlithgow - Lindsay Straw
  • Fisherman’s Lilt - Traditional
  • Gathering Ode To The Fenwyke - Traditional
  • Give Me Your Hand (Tabhair dom do Lámh) - O’Cathain
  • I Saw Three Ships - Traditional
  • Ingers Brudvals - Swedish traditional
  • The Island of Woods - Liz Carroll
  • Laureen’s Tune - Shooglenifty
  • Lindsay – Archie Fisher, arr. John Renbourn
  • Merrily Kissed The Quaker’s Wife - Traditional
  • Planxty Irwin - O’Carolan
  • Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór (Sheebeg and Sheemore) - O’Carolan
  • Skye Boat Song - Traditional
  • Song of the Passion - Traditional
  • The South Wind - Traditional
  • Tramps & Hawkers - Traditional
  • Twisting of the Rope (Casadh An tSúgáin) - Traditional

2. Traditional & Contemporary Folk Songs and Irish-American Pub Songs (vocal)

Some audio samples available here.

  • Ae Fond Kiss - Robert Burns
  • Amazing Grace - John Newton
  • As I Roved Out - Traditional
  • Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns
  • Awake, Awake - Traditional
  • Be Thou My Vision - Traditional
  • Black Velvet Band - Traditional
  • The Blackest Crow - Traditional
  • Bonny Light Horseman - Traditional
  • Boys of Barr Na Sraide - Sigerson Clifford
  • Bring Me A Boat - Kate Rusby
  • Celtic Alleluia - Fintan O’Carroll & Christopher Walker
  • Craigie Hill - Traditional
  • Danny Boy - Frederic Weatherly
  • Down By The Salley Gardens - W.B. Yeats
  • Dublin in the Rare Old Times - Pete St. John
  • Farewell, Farewell - Richard Thompson
  • Far Over the Forth - Traditional
  • The Fields of Athenry - Pete St. John
  • Follow The Heron - Karine Polwart
  • Foreign Lander - Traditional (arr. Tim O'Brien)
  • Galway Bay - Frank Fahy
  • Galway Girl - Steve Earle
  • The Galway Shawl - Traditional
  • Green Grows the Laurel - Traditional
  • High On A Hill - Kate Rusby
  • I Courted a Sailor - Kate Rusby
  • I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen - MacDonald/Westendorf
  • I’ll Tell Me Ma - Traditional
  • The Irish Wedding Song - Ian Betteridge
  • Lakes of Pontchartrain - Traditional
  • Leaving of Liverpool
  • Lily of the West - Traditional
  • Lord Lovat - Traditional
  • Lovely Molly - Traditional
  • The Low, Low Lands of Holland - Traditional
  • Lurgy Stream - Traditional
  • Mairi’s Wedding - Traditional
  • The Mermaid - Traditional
  • Molly Malone - Traditional
  • My Wild Irish Rose - Chauncey Olcott
  • The Night Visiting Song - Traditional
  • On Raglan Road - Patrick Kavanagh
  • Our Anniversary - Daniel O’Donnell
  • Red Is the Rose - Traditional
  • She Moved Through the Fair - Traditional
  • Simple Gifts - Shaker Hymn
  • Skye Boat Song - Traditional
  • (Two versions available: the Robert Louis Stevenson version featured in ‘The Outlander’ series as well as the Boulton version)
  • Star of the County Down
  • Too Ra Loo Ra - James Royce Shannon
  • The Town I Loved So Well - Phil Coulter
  • The Unicorn (song) - Shel Silverstein/The Irish Rovers
  • The Water is Wide - Traditional
  • When I Was In My Prime - Traditional
  • When I Was Not But Sweet Sixteen - Traditional
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Olcott/Ball
  • Whiskey in the Jar - Traditional
  • Wild Rover – Traditional
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (Blooming Heather or Will Ye Go, Lassie) - McPeake
  • William Taylor - Traditional
  • Willy O'Winsbury - Traditional
  • Yarrow - Traditional

3. Acoustic Covers of Popular Songs (with vocals)

Some audio samples available here.

  • 1, 2, 3, 4 - Plain White T's
  • 40 Dogs - Bob Schneider
  • Across the Universe - The Beatles
  • All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
  • All I Want Is You - U2
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • And So It Goes - Billy Joel
  • Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
  • Angi - Davy Graham
  • Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
  • Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velázquez
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson (arr. Kina Grannis)
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Arlen/Koehler (arr. George Harrison)
  • Beyond the Sea - Trenet/Lawrence
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Blue Moon - Rodgers & Hart
  • Boots of Spanish Leather - Bob Dylan
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Buckets of Rain - Bob Dylan
  • Carolina On My Mind - James Taylor
  • Come to Me - Goo Goo Dolls
  • Country Road - James Taylor
  • Cowboy Take Me Away - The Dixie Chicks
  • Crazy - Willie Nelson
  • Crazy Love - Van Morrison
  • Crystal - Fleetwood Mac
  • Days Like This - Kim Taylor
  • Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - Dolly Parton
  • Don’t - Jewel
  • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Bob Dylan
  • Drift Away - Dobie Grey
  • Edelweiss - Rodgers/Hammerstein
  • Evangeline - The Band
  • Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard/The Swell Season
  • Farewell, Farewell - Richard Thompson/Fairport Convention
  • Feels Like Home - Randy Newman (as done by Edwina Hayes)
  • Fields of Gold - Sting/Eva Cassidy
  • From Me To You - The Beatles
  • Give Yourself to Love - Kate Wolf
  • Go Places - The New Pornographers
  • God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley
  • Heavenly Day - Patty Griffin
  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
  • Here, There & Everywhere - The Beatles
  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  • Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
  • House at Pooh Corner - Kenny Loggins
  • I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
  • I Do - Colbie Caillat
  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  • I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
  • I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
  • I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  • If I Needed You - Townes Van Zandt
  • If I Lose - Stanley Brothers
  • If Not For You - Bob Dylan/George Harrison
  • I’ll Be Here In The Morning - Townes Van Zandt
  • Into Your Arms - Lemonheads
  • Is This Love - Bob Marley
  • It's Your Love - Tim McGraw
  • I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
  • Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Kathy’s Song - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Keep On The Sunny Side - The Carter Family
  • Kingdom Come - Coldplay
  • La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
  • Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
  • Let Me Roll It - Paul McCartney & Wings
  • The Light - Sara Bareilles
  • Long Black Veil - The Band
  • Longer Than - Dan Fogelberg
  • Look at Miss Ohio – Gillian Welch*
  • Love Letters in the Sand - Coots/Kenny
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley (arr. Norah Jones)
  • Lovin’ You - Railroad Earth
  • Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
  • Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
  • Mull of Kintyre - Paul McCartney/Wings
  • My Sweet Potato - Booker T. & The MGs (arr. John Renbourn)
  • No Expectations - The Rolling Stones
  • Oh! Darling - The Beatles
  • Oh My Sweet Carolina - Ryan Adams
  • One Love - Bob Marley
  • The One Who Knows - Dar Williams
  • Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban
  • Ophelia - The Band
  • Orphan Girl – Gillian Welch*
  • Over the Rainbow - Arlen/Harburg (Available in a slower, standard arrangement or a faster-paced Israel Kamakawiwoʻole-style arrangement)
  • Paper Wings - Gillian Welch*
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • The Promise - Tracy Chapman
  • Rainbow Connection - Ascher/Williams (Jim Henson)
  • Ripple - Grateful Dead
  • Rising in Love - David Roth
  • Save Me A Place - Fleetwood Mac
  • Sea Of Love - Phil Philips
  • The Shape of Us - Ian Britt
  • Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
  • Simple Twist of Fate – Bob Dylan
  • Smile - Uncle Kracker
  • Somebody Loved - The Weepies
  • Something - The Beatles
  • Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
  • The Stable Song - Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Stand by Me - Ben E. King
  • Stay Forever - Ween
  • Stay, Stay, Stay - Taylor Swift
  • The Story - Brandi Carlile
  • Stuck On You - Meiko
  • Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
  • Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap (adapted from Ellie Goulding's version)
  • Sweet Sir Galahad - Joan Baez
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
  • Tennessee Waltz - Stewart/King
  • That's Alright - Fleetwood Mac/Buckingham Nicks
  • There Is Beauty - Pete & Anne Sibley
  • These Are the Days - Natalie Merchant
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • Two Of Us - The Beatles
  • Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
  • The Water Is Wide - Traditional (arr. James Taylor)
  • Way Over Yonder - Carole King
  • The Wedding Song (There Is Love) - Peter, Paul & Mary
  • The Weight - The Band
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When I Say I Do - Matthew West
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
  • Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
  • Wildflowers - Tom Petty
  • The Wind - Cat Stevens
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You Are My Sunshine - Davis/Mitchell
  • You Belong to Me - King/Price/Stewart
  • You Can Close Your Eyes - James Taylor
  • You Were Meant For Me - Jewel
  • Your Song - Elton John

* I play nearly every Gillian Welch song; if there’s one you want that you don’t see, just ask!

4. Classical Wedding Standards (instrumental)

Some audio samples available here.

  • Air On The G String - Bach
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Here Comes the Bride - Wagner
  • I Saw Three Ships - Traditional
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Prelude in C Major (Ave Maria) - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

5. Film Score Melodies (instrumental)

6. Instrumental Contemporary Tunes

  • Angi - Davy Graham
  • My Sweet Potato - Booker T. & the MGs

7. Instrumental Renditions of Popular Songs (without vocals)

Not everything adapts well to being a solo guitar instrumental, but many songs do, so if there’s something you have in mind that you don’t see below, just ask! Some audio samples available here

  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard (Swell Season)
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • Here, There & Everywhere - The Beatles
  • Hymne - Vangelis
  • I’ll Be Here In the Morning - Townes Van Zandt
  • King & Lionheart - Of Monsters and Men
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • No Expectations - The Rolling Stones
  • Rainbow Connection - Jim Henson (Ascher/Williams)
  • Stand by Me - Ben E. King
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

8. Christmas and Wintertime Songs

Some audio samples available here.

  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Ave Maria (Prelude in C)
  • Away In A Manger
  • Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  • Canon in D
  • The Cherry Tree Carol
  • The Christ Child Lullaby
  • The Christmas Song
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • Coventry Carol
  • Deck the Halls
  • The First Noel
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • The Holly & The Ivy
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World
  • Let It Snow!
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • O Come Emmanuel
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Old Toy Trains
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Silent Night
  • Silver Bells
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • We Three Kings
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • The Wexford Carol
  • White Christmas

9. Patriotic Songs

  • America the Beautiful - Bates/Ward
  • My Country Tis Of Thee - Samuel Francis Smith
  • This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie