Weddings & Proposals
Musical Options for Weddings
Wedding appropriate songs and pieces divided into three broad categories. Any of this material is available solo or as a duo with mandolin/violin (more duo samples coming soon).
Complete list of my cover song repertoire, including songs from the 1930s-2010s, from folk, rock, indie, country to light jazz.
Traditional Irish and Scottish instrumental tunes and songs, plus Irish-American classics, appropriate for ceremonies and receptions.
Standard wedding classical guitar repertoire, film score melodies, and instrumental renditions of pop songs for those who want an all-instrumental performance.
Wedding Music Planning Guides
Definitions and guidelines for choosing wedding ceremony songs.
Music for Catholic Ceremonies (coming soon)
Information and suggestions for those interested in booking me for a Catholic ceremony.
Q: What types of services do you provide for weddings?
A: The following can be booked individually or combined for a longer booking:
- Ceremony music (typically 60-75 minutes total - 30 minutes of prelude music while guests arrive, processional, bridal march, optional mid-ceremony music, recessional song, and then a few more songs while guests exit)
- Cocktail hour music
- Dinner music
- First dance and/or parent dances
For smaller, DIY weddings, I can also rent out my PA system so you can hook up your computer/tablet and run your dancing playlist for the reception, provide a mic for speeches, and make announcements if desire.
Q: What about proposals?
A: I absolutely love playing for proposals. It's typically a very short 5-15 minute booking, but those few moments pack in a ton of emotion! It's such an honor to be a part of something so special and intimate.
Q: Do you take requests?
A: I'm happy to take 1 special request per event (2 might be possible depending on the songs and the time of year), learned and arranged just for you. Songs can even be tailored and customized! All special requests are subject to my discretion, so I encourage clients to tell me before booking what they might have in mind.
I'm also happy to accompany a friend or family member who wants to sing as part of your event.
Q: Do you have your own sound equipment?
A: Yes! I use a Bose tower for gatherings such as cocktail hours and parties of 75-150 people, as well as a larger PA that works better for 150-200 person groups. For smaller parties and for ceremonies, I have a battery-powered guitar & voice amplifier (it can also be used in locations like beaches and parks where there is no access to power). For a nominal fee, I can provide an additional wireless handheld mic and speaker for your officiant.
Q: Do you play for LGBTQ ceremonies?
A: Of course!
Q: We're still looking for an officiant/DJ/videographer/etc. Do you have any recommendations?
A: Sure do! Here are some of the great folks I've worked with and highly recommend. Many of the photos in my wedding section come from various amazing New England wedding photographers - be sure to hover over them to see who snapped the shot!