What types of ceremonies do you play for?
Any and all types is the answer! Over the years, the nature of how and where people commit themselves to each other has changed, and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of that involvement. I have played for humanist ceremonies, civil partnerships, same-sex marriages, Celtic blessings, cliffside ceremonies and intimate home gatherings as well as traditional church ceremonies. I also work with a company called Coastal Ceremonies who can offer help with planning your ceremony, in whatever shape that takes.
How far will you travel for weddings?
I am based in Ennis, in Co. Clare, so I work mainly in the West and Midlands of Ireland. But please feel free to contact me in relation to wherever it is you are planning to have your occasion and I will do my best to accommodate.
Is the harp suitable for outdoor ceremonies?
In a word, yes! My harp is a beautiful Irish harp which was handmade in the West of Ireland by Paddy Cafferky; it has detachable legs and as such is portable and manageable enough to carry fairly long distances-I have played at many ceremonies on the cliffs at Doolin in Co. Clare!
Will the harp be loud enough on its own?
Yes! The sound carries from my instrument very effectively and as such, it is a very suitable solo instrument for weddings and other events.
Can I request certain songs that are not listed on the repertoire list?
Yes! I have had and continue to have many musical influences including pop, rock, ’60s and 70’s music, folk, traditional Irish and classical. I love learning new material for couples and will do my best to learn a certain song or piece of music that is unique and special to you if it is feasible on my instrument.
What if I want a singer as well?
Can you play during the dinner?
I can play during the dinner instead of the drinks reception if this is something you would like. This can be discussed at any time when making an enquiry.