Celtic Music For Wedding Ceremonies
Irish and Scottish songs and instrumental tunes make great wedding ceremony options! Whether they're traditional or recently written to sound age-old, there are countless waltzes, airs, slow jigs, and ballads that make great processionals and bridal marches. Faster paced reels and jigs make for joyful recessionals.
- Some songs and tunes are available with bouzouki accompaniment - let me know if you want me to play both instruments!
- All songs listed below can be performed solo or as a duo or trio with violin, mandolin, concertina, or accordion.
- Use "Command-F" to quickly see if a song you're after is already in my repertoire.
Cocktail Hours & Receptions: For additional Irish and Scottish song options for cocktail hours, dinners, and beyond, check out my Irish-themed event page.
Slower tunes work for processionals & bridal marches, faster tunes for recessionals.
- Blarney Pilgrim - Traditional
- Bunyan’s Hymn - Traditional
- Byrn's March - Traditional
- The Eagle's Whistle - 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
- Lindsay – Archie Fisher, arr. John Renbourn
- Planxty Irwin - O’Carolan
- Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór (Sheebeg and Sheemore) - O’Carolan
- The South Wind - Traditional
- Tramps & Hawkers - Traditional
- Twisting of the Rope (Casadh An tSúgáin) - Traditional
Songs with Vocals
Appropriate and adapted traditional love songs for the ceremony.
Ae Fond Kiss - Robert Burns
Awake, Awake - Traditional
Be Thou My Vision - Traditional
The Blackest Crow - Traditional
Celtic Alleluia - Fintan O’Carroll & Christopher Walker
Far Over the Forth - Traditional
Follow the Heron - Karine Polwart
Foreign Lander - Traditional (arr. Tim O'Brien)
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
The Galway Shawl - Traditional
High On A Hill - Kate Rusby
The Irish Wedding Song - Ian Betteridge
Lakes of Pontchartrain - Traditional
Mairi’s Wedding - Traditional
My Wild Irish Rose - Chauncey Olcott
The Night Visiting Song - Traditional
Red Is the Rose - Traditional
Skye Boat Song - Traditional
The Water is Wide - Traditional
Wild Mountain Thyme (Blooming Heather or Will Ye Go, Lassie) - McPeake
Willy O'Winsbury - Traditional
Cocktail Hours & Receptions
For additional Irish and Scottish song options for cocktail hours, dinners, and beyond, check out my Irish-themed event page.