Celtic Music

Wedding-appropriate vocal songs and guitar instrumental pieces from Ireland, Scotland and beyond, perfect for honoring your heritage or celebrating your love of Celtic music.

Notes

  • Duo booking: My partner Jordan can join me on mandolin, either to accompany my solo arrangements, or to replace vocal melody lines for an entirely instrumental performance (violin is also an option, but please note that Jordan is not an Irish fiddler)

  • Bouzouki can be incorporated, too! Be sure to let me know if you’d like me to play it, as I don’t bring it to most wedding or event gigs.

 


Recessional Songs

Upbeat songs and tunes perfect for capping off your ceremony!

Instrumental:

  • Blarney Pilgrim - Traditional

  • Fisherman’s Lilt - Traditional

  • Give Me Your Hand (Tabhair dom do Lámh) - O’Cathain

  • I Saw Three Ships - Traditional

  • Lindsay - Archie Fisher, arr. John Renbourn

  • Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór (Sheebeg and Sheemore) - O’Carolan

Songs with vocals:

  • Awake, Awake - Traditional

  • Follow the Heron - Karine Polwart

  • Galway Girl - Steve Earle

  • High On A Hill - Kate Rusby

  • The Irish Wedding Song - Ian Betteridge

  • Jack Went A-Sailing - Traditional

  • Lakes of Pontchartrain - Traditional

  • Mairi’s Wedding - Traditional

  • Skye Boat Song - Traditional

  • Wild Mountain Thyme (Blooming Heather or Will Ye Go, Lassie) - McPeake

Miscellaneous

Songs appropriate for honoring family, for use during the ceremony, or that otherwise might feel appropriate during the prelude, cocktail hour or elsewhere.

  • Danny Boy - Frederic Weatherly/Trad.

  • Far Over the Forth - Traditional

  • Galway Bay - Arthur Colahan

  • (My Own Dear) Galway Bay - Francis Fahy

  • My Wild Irish Rose - Chauncey Olcott

  • On Raglan Road - Patrick Kavanagh/Trad.

  • The Parting Glass - Traditional

  • She Moved Through the Fair - Traditional

  • Star of the County Down - Traditional

  • Too Ra Loo Ra (That's An Irish Lullaby) - James Royce Shannon

  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Olcott/Ball

Processionals, Marches or Mid-Ceremony Songs

Slower songs and pieces appropriate for the first half of your ceremony.

Instrumental:

  • Bunyan’s Hymn - Traditional

  • Byrn's March - Traditional

  • Fisherman’s Lilt - Traditional

  • Give Me Your Hand (Tabhair dom do Lámh) - O’Cathain

  • I Saw Three Ships - Traditional

  • The Island of Woods - Liz Carroll

  • Laureen’s Tune - Shooglenifty

  • Tramps & Hawkers/Lindsay – Archie Fisher, arr. John Renbourn

  • Planxty Irwin - O’Carolan

  • Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór (Sheebeg and Sheemore) - O’Carolan

  • The South Wind - Traditional, arr. John Renbourn

  • Twisting of the Rope (Casadh An tSúgáin) - Traditional

Songs with vocals:

  • Ae Fond Kiss - Robert Burns

  • Be Thou My Vision - Traditional

  • The Blackest Crow - Traditional

  • Foreign Lander - Traditional

  • The Galway Shawl - Traditional

  • The Irish Wedding Song - Ian Betteridge

  • Lakes of Pontchartrain - Traditional

  • My Wild Irish Rose - Chauncey Olcott

  • Red Is the Rose - Traditional

  • Skye Boat Song - Traditional

  • The Water is Wide - Traditional (lyrics altered)


Duo Material

If you book me along with my partner Jordan on mandolin, additional upbeat Irish dance tunes (jigs, reels, slipjigs, etc.) can be included. Note that individual tunes can be separated from the medleys below.

  • Reels:  Coachman’s Whip / Yellow Tinker / Silver Spear

  • Slipjigs:  Dirty Linen / Na Ceannabhan Bhana / Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight

  • Jigs:  Humours of Glynn / Jackie Small’s / Rolling Wave

  • Hornpipes: Tuamgrainy Castle / O’Mahoney’s

More coming soon!