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.

Notes

  • 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.

Instrumental Tunes

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.