What I offer

For your wedding day, I offer solo harp music for your ceremony or I can play for your drinks reception. If you would like me to play at both, special packages are available. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs! Every wedding is unique and I can work with you to make your dream a reality. I also work with experienced singers on a regular basis, so if this is something you are looking for, you will find details for them on my f.a.q. page.


Over the years I have played for traditional church ceremonies, clifftop blessings overlooking the ocean, and intimate ceremonies in castles and gardens. So whatever it is you have planned for your special day I offer a tailor-made repertoire to suit your own musical needs. Below are some sample programmes which can be mixed and matched to accommodate any occasion. My own musical influences are varied and eclectic so please feel free to contact me if you’d like something that isn’t listed and I will do my best to accommodate.


I also offer music for your drinks reception (or cocktail hour). Harp can be the perfect accompaniment for this time when the main ceremony has finished and your guests are mingling before the main meal.


I have many years experience of playing Irish traditional music and it is probably the genre I feel most rooted and at home in. If you would like something a bit different and more up-tempo for your drinks reception or indeed your ceremony, I can offer a combination of fiddle and harp music to have your guests dancing sets before the dinner even starts! I am very fortunate to know and work with many prominent Irish musicians so feel free to contact me if you would like this option for your event. You can find more details of my work in traditional Irish music on my Other Projects page.


As the symbol of Ireland, the Irish harp is the perfect instrument for entertaining corporate clients, from both home and abroad. Perfect for dinner functions, one-off events or just to set a relaxing, unobtrusive ambience in a corporate environment. Feel free to contact me with any enquiries relating to your event.


Christmas is a particularly special time of the year, and one in which there is no shortage of functions and dinners. If you are having a Yuletide wedding or just want some festive music for your own particular event, I have a tailor-made Christmas repertoire that will add that seasonal touch to the day or evening.

Sample Programmes

Below are some examples of music for your day. I have included layouts for both church weddings and civil ceremonies/elopements to give an idea of where music is usually needed. Please note that these can be mixed and matched to your taste and needs. If there is any piece of music not listed but that you would like, please don’t hesitate to contact me to let me know what it is and I will do my best to accommodate if it is feasible.


Church Wedding                                                                  

  • Entrance- Pachelbel Canon in D/Here Comes the Bride
  • Lighting of Candles (short piece of music needed)- Theme from Braveheart
  • Psalm- Hiding Place (Liam Lawton)
  • Alleluia
  • Marriage Candle- The Flower Duet (From Lakmè)
  • Offertory- Nella Fantasia
  • Sign of Peace- Bind us Together
  • Communion- Ave Maria/ Panis Angelicus
  • Signing of the Register- The Prayer
  • Recessional- The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba (Handel)

Civil Ceremony/Elopement

  • Entrance of the Bride – Pachelbel Canon in D
  • Lighting of Candles- Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Handfasting ceremony/Sand ceremony- Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • Signing of documents- O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
  • Exit of the couple- O’Carolan’s Concerto

Traditional Irish Programme

Church Wedding

  • Entrance- Madamme Maxwell (Turlough O’ Carolan)
  • Lighting of Candles – She Moved thru the Fair
  • Psalm- S’é an tiarna m’aoire
  • Alleliua- Seinn Alleluia
  • Marriage Candle- O’Carolan’s Welcome
  • Offertory- Ag Críost and Síol
  • Sign of Peace- Tabhair dom do lámh
  • Communion – The Cloud’s Veil/ Bind us together
  • Signing of the Register- Selection of jigs and Reels
  • Recessional- O’Carolan’s Concerto

Civil Ceremony/Elopement

  • Entrance of the bride – Sí Bheag sí Mór (Turlough O’Carolan)
  • Lighting of the candles – Inisheer
  • Handfasting/Sand ceremony – Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Signing of Documents- Selection of jigs and reels
  • Exit of the couple – Haste to the Wedding (Jig)

Contemporary Wedding Programme

Church Wedding

  • Entrance: A thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • Candles: I can’t help Falling in love with you (Elvis Presley)
  • Psalm: Hiding Place (Liam Lawton)
  • Alleluia: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen version)
  • Marriage Candle: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Offertory: Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
  • Sign of Peace: River Flows in You (Yiruma)
  • Communion: Stand by Me (Ben E. King) / What a wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Signing of the Register: Songbird (Eva Cassidy) / The Island (Paul Brady)
  • Recessional: Everybody Knows that I Love you (Divine Comedy)

Civil Ceremony/Elopement

  • Entrance of the Bride: Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
  • Candles: The Book of Love (Gavin James)
  • Handfasting / sand ceremony: Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy)
  • Signing of Documents: May you Never (John Martyn)
  • Exit of the couple: Learning to fly (Tom Petty)

Christmas Wedding Programme

Church Wedding

  • Entrance: Angels We have Heard on High
  • Candles: The first Noel
  • Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd
  • Alleluia
  • Marriage Candle: Once In Royal David’s City
  • Offertory: O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Sign of Peace: Joy to the World
  • Communion: Silent Night/ God rest ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Signing of the Register: Walking in the Air
  • Recessional: Ding Dong Merrily on High

Civil Ceremony/Elopement

  • Entrance of the Bride: Winter Song (Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Micaelson)
  • Candles: In the bleak Midwinter
  • Handfasting/Sand ceremony: Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Signing of Documents: Fairytale of New York
  • Exit of the Couple: Let it Snow