Wedding Music

This page is for anyone looking for the most beautiful instrument in the world to play at your wedding ceremony, whether religious, humanist, spiritualist or other. Pictured above is a wonderful set of pipes made by Mr Colgan sometime in the 1820s. Apologies to my many acquaintances abroad but I am unable to travel to you to fulfill engagements (unless of course… :). As I am based in Glorious Tramore, in the Deep South (of Ireland), I am available to perform at weddings in the general area. I have played at weddings as far as Dublin and Galway but that is closer to Ronan’s territory! You can make a booking by emailing directly to

I have uploaded some sound samples on Soundcloud here:

The following is a selection from my repertoire. Below that list are suggestions for particular points during the wedding ceremony. You can adjust the programme to suit yourselves. If there is a piece of music not on the list that you would like me to try do suggest it. If it suits the instruments I’m happy to try it.


Abide with me

Ag Críost an Síol

Ave Maria

An Buachaill Caol Dubh (the Dark Slender Boy)

Braveheart Theme

Black is the Colour

Caoineadh an Spailpín

Carolan’s Concerto

The Coolin

The [Old] Coolin

Dark Lochnagar

Fairy Hornpipe

Gabriel’s oboe

Inis Oirr

Jenny’s Wedding

The King of the Fairies

Limerick’s Lamentation

The Lonesome Boatman

Máire Beag Ní Ghibhearlan

The Mountains of Mourne

Mo Ghile Mear

Planxty Power

Red is the Rose

She Moved through the Fair

Sí Beag, Sí Mhór

Tabhair Dom Do Lámh

You Are Mine

Valencia Harbour

Wexford Carol

Points during the wedding ceremony – selection your own choice of music or I can also make suggestions

 Before the Ceremony – General selection of airs on the pipes

Processional – something specific like Tabhar dom do Lámh (Give me your hand) or Gabriel’s Oboe

Individual Candles – short piece, often the link passage from the famous Fox Chase

Unity Candle – Short piece for the duration of the lighting ceremony

Offertory – Ag Críost an Síol

Sign of Peace

Communion – Selection of airs on the pipes, as long as is appropriate

Reflection – Selection of airs on the pipes

Signing the Register – General selection on the pipes

Recessional – something spirited like a march or a dance tune.




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