<![CDATA[Sinead Nic Gabhann Wedding Music - Sinead The Singer - Wedding Music Blog]]>Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:34:06 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Top 5 songs for bridal entrance for wedding ceremony]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:14:10 GMThttp://sineadthesinger.ie/wedding-singer-blog/top-5-songs-for-bridal-enrance-forwedding-ceremonyThis is by far and away the most romantic moment of the day, the moment you've been waiting for, and your chance to shine. I've put together a few songs the I LOVE as inspiration for choosing your songs for walking up the aisle.
The Bridal entrance song is the first song that and will set the tone for your entire day, so it is so important to get it right! You have got a great opportunity to put your personality and stamp on your wedding day, by choosing your favorite song.
This top 5 list includes:
Nella Fantasia
Something just like this
Dreams
In a country churchyard
The book of Love

Ceremony music for weddings is so important to set the tone for your entire day. If you need help to choose the perfect wedding ceremony for your wedding day please get in touch and I will help you choose the perfect music to suit your personality and style for your wedding ceremony. Make sure to subscribe to my channel to see more music choices that would be perfect for your wedding ceremony. 

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Please get in touch if there are songs you'd love to hear me record, I am always looking for inspiration. If you don't know me, I am a singer based in Galway Ireland, I sing for wedding ceremonies all over Ireland. I've been a church singer for about 15 years and have many years of training. I sing a variety of styles from classical, to rock, pop, jazz and of course Irish too.
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<![CDATA[Ideas for catholic wedding ceremony music]]>Sat, 06 Jun 2020 10:19:47 GMThttp://sineadthesinger.ie/wedding-singer-blog/ideas-for-catholic-wedding-ceremony-music
Choosing the right ceremony music for your wedding, sets the tone for the day. Here are some ideas of song that will be perfect for any Catholic ceremony.

Your wedding singer or musicians should assist you with choosing the music for your ceremony and it is usually a very fun process. 

It is vital that you check with your priest to ensure that the music you have chosen is in line with the rules of that parish.
ENTRANCE
I get to love you - Ruelle
Dreams - The Cranberries
Ave Maria - Beyonce 
Something Just Like this - Chainsmokers
Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheeran
The book of love - Gavin James
Moon River
I can't help falling in love with you - Elvis
I watch the sunrise
Higher Love Vincent Mcmarrow
The One - Kodaline
This I Promise You
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
All of Me - John Legend
One Day Like this - Elbow
Diamonds - Rhianna
How long will I love you - E. Goulding
Somewhere only We know
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Wings - Birdy
Tenerife Sean - Ed Sheeran
Rule the World (English or Italian)
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
You're so Cool - True Romance
A heart full of love-Les Miserables
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Galileo - Declan Rourke
Tabhair Dom Do Lámh (Low Whistle)
In a Country Churchyard
Footprints in the Sand
The Lark in the Clear Air - Cara Dillon
An Raibh to ar an Carraig
First time ever I saw your face

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Nella Fantasia
You Raise Me Up (Italian or English)
Feels like home - Chantel Kreviazuk
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
Air on a G string J.S. Bach  

Stand By Me - Ben E King 
You're the one - Shane mcGowan 
I'm Kissing you - Romeo and Juliet
Wagner Bridal March (Here comes the bride)

INDIVIDUAL CANDLES
Brave heart - Wedding Theme - Gift of a Thistle - (Low Whistle)
Forrest Gump Love Theme
Irish Air (Low Whistle)
Glasgow Love Theme - Love Actually
Portuguese Love Theme - Love Actually
River Flows in you
The book of love - Gavin James

PSALM
Mo Ghra Thu
Se an Tiarna M'aoire
Here I am Lord (Irish or English)
A Mhuire Mhaithair
On Eagles Wings
Set your Heart on the Higher Gifts
This is the day that the lord hath made

How Great thou art
Amazing Grace (Irish or English)

ALLELUIA

Seinn Alleluia
Mozarts Alleluia
Alleluia - L. Cohen

UNITY CANDLE
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
The Prayer - Celine Dion
Nella Fantasia
Dreams - The Cranberries
Greatest Day - Take That 
Feels like Home
First time ever I saw your face
All I ask of you - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Brave heart - Wedding Theme - Gift of a Thistle (Low Whistle)
Glasgow Love Theme - Love Actually
Portuguese Love Theme - Love Actually
The book of love - Gavin James
Moon River
How Long will I love you - E. Goulding
The Blessing
Forrest Gump Love Theme
Diamonds - Rhianna

OFFERTORY
Nella Fantasia
Ag Chriost an Siol (Vocal or Low Whistle)
Deus Meus 
Panis Angelicus

A Mhuire Mháithair
Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat
Song of Bernadette - Leonard Cohen
A Gile Mo Chroi
Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber
How Great Thou Art
Panis Angelicus
Ave Maria Beyonce 
Ave Maria - Shubert
Ave Maria - Bach

OUR FATHER
Ár nAthair

SIGN OF PEACE
Air on a G String Bach 

Pachelbel Canon
Nella Fantasia – Morricone - Instrumental
Tabhair Don Do Laimh (Low Whistle)
Instrumental Ave Maria Bach 
Jesu Joy of man's DesiringO Carolan Concerto
Irish Air - Low Whistle

COMMUNION
(Depending on wedding size 3 pieces may be required here)
I get to love you - Ruelle
Song of Bernadette - Leonard Cohen
Panis Angelicus
Nella Fantasia
On Raglan Road
Ave Maria - Shubert
The Prayer - Celine Dion
Be Thou My Vision
Ag Chriost an Siol (Vocal or Low Whistle)
Ave Maria – Bach
Ave Maria - Beyonce
Amazing Grace (Irish or English)
How Great Thou Art
An Raibh tu ar an Carraig
I watch the sunrise
Bi a Iosa im Chroise

The book of love - Gavin James 
A Gile mo Chroi
Deus Meus 
Jesu Joy of mans Desiring – Bach
Pie Jesu - Andrew LLoyd Webber
All I ask of you - Andrew Lloyd Webber
All of Me - John Legend
You Raise Me Up (Italian or English)
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Lady of Knock
Bright Blue Rose
Tabhair Dom Do Laimh (Low Whistle)

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER
(Select 2 for this, if more are needed on the day, instrumentals in similar theme will be played)
I get to love you - Ruelle
Something just like this - Chainsmokers
I wanna Love You - Bob Marley
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
All of Me - John Legend
One Day Like This - Elbow
On Raglan Road
Let there be Love - Nat King Cole
Ain't Nobody
Tenerife Sean - Ed Sheeran
Wings - Birdy
No Frontiers
Dreams - The Cranberries
The book of love - Gavin James
Moon River
Greatest Day Take That
This I Promise You 
How Long will I love you - E Goulding
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
The Voyage -C. Moore
The Lark in the Clear Air
Falling Slowly
Galileo - Declan Rourke
Over the Rainbow
There You'll be - Faith Hill
Caledonia
O mio Babbino Caro
The One - Kodaline
Bright Blue Rose - Mary Black
In a Country Churchyard  Chris DeBurgh
Case of You- Joni Mitchell
You Do Something to Me - Paul Weller
Flower Duet – Lakme (French)
Jesu Joy of mans desiring – Bach (English or Latin)
An Raibh Tu Ar An Carraig

Stand By Me - Ben E King 
Maidin i mBéarra (Danny boy)
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A Moment Like this - Kelly Clarkson
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
She moved through the fair
Yellow - Coldplay
All I ask of you - A Lloyd Webber
You Raise Me Up (Italian or English)
Nella Fantasia
Everything - Bublé

Seo é D'Amhrán- Your Song - Elton John 

RECESSIONAL
I can't help flling in love with you
I wanna Love you - Bob Marley
Something just like this - Chainsmokers 
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Hold my Hand - Jess Glynne
All Works Out - The Riptide Movement
Addicted to you - Avicii
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Dreams - The Cranberries
I can't help falling in love with you - Elvis
Be My Forever - Christina Perri and Ed Sheeran
Time of our lives - Greenday
Everything - Bublé
Greatest Day Take That
All you need is Love - Beatles
Always look on the bright side of life - Monty Python
Beautiful day - U2
Emeli Sande- Next to me
Lucky Jason - Mraz
Jesu Joy of mans Desiring - J.S. Bach (Latin or English)
Rule the World (English or Italian)
O Carolan Concerto
Pachelbel Canon
Ode to Joy - Beethoven 
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 
You're my best friend - Queen
Tabhair Dom Do Lámh (Low Whistle)
Wonderful World- L. Armstrong
Let there be Love - Nat King Cole
Everlasting Love - Love Affair
A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
You're so Cool - True Romance
One Day Like This - Elbow

Marry You - Bruno Mars
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<![CDATA[5 songs to include in your Wedding Elopement Ceremony in Ireland]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:00:00 GMThttp://sineadthesinger.ie/wedding-singer-blog/5-songs-to-include-in-your-wedding-elopement-ceremony-in-ireland
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Silke & Chris at their Vow Renewal at the Cliffs of Moher
If you have dreamed of an elopement ceremony in Irland, then the ceremony music will really make the difference. Including stunning Irish Airs on the traditional Low Whistle along with the lilting songs in the Irish language will truly set the tone for a magical wedding day that will stay with you both forever. 
It is a proven fact that music can bring you right back to a special moment in your life with such power that it is a must for your special day. 
It is a tradition in Ireland to have a singer at your wedding ceremony, not just instrumental music, and to truly embrace that authentic Irish feel a Live singer will really add to your ceremony. 
I myself have performed for many couples having elopements, on cliff edges, ancient ruins, and in Irish castles and every elopement is unique, romantic, and magical.
Here are my top 5 must-have songs for your Elopement wedding in Ireland. 
Make sure to get in touch to check my availability for your wedding ceremony elopement in Ireland.  
Thank you to Eloping in Ireland for these stunning images, and of course for linking me up with the beautiful couples I have met along the way.

Mo Ghrá Thú

This is a beautiful piece composed by Fr. Liam Lawton and is a firm favorite for wedding ceremonies. It simply translates as 'I love you'. It is usually part of the Traditional Irish Catholic ceremony but suits an Irish elopement perfectly.  

She Moved Through The Fair

This beautiful song has been a traditional Irish ballad for many years, and although the story behind it is quite sad the tune of the song is truly special. 
This song was famously performed by Sinead o' Connor in the movie 'Michael Collins' starring Julia Roberts.   

Se an Tiarna M'aoire

This piece is traditionally part of the Catholic mass as a Psalm, which is The Lord is my Shepherd, but I think you will agree it is a mystical and haunting tune perfect for an elopement in Ireland.  

Seo é D'ámhrán

'Your song' by Elton John in Irish, or Gaeilge. This is really a cool nod to the Irish language and such a pretty song to include in your ceremony, because as the years go by, and you hear the original in English, it will bring you back to that special moment together in Ireland, standing opposite each other declaring your undying love! Pure magic!!  

Braveheart

​In this piece, you can see I am playing the Irish Low Whistle, but I'll let you into a little secret, my low whistle was actually made by a Scottish lady and it is an Alba Low Whistle, and it sounds so haunting and beautiful. Also, this air is the theme tune to the movie Braveheart starring Mel Gibson, so it too is in fact Scottish. In any case, it gives that truly haunting atmosphere essential for an Irish elopement ceremony. 
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<![CDATA[Moon River - Romantic Bridal entrance song.]]>Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:29:44 GMThttp://sineadthesinger.ie/wedding-singer-blog/romantic-bridal-entrance-song-moon-river
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This is such a stunning song for any wedding ceremony. It is the perfect selection for any romantic wedding ceremony. If you are having a Movie themed wedding this would be perfect of a 60s themed wedding.
Moon River is about looking to the future and the past simultaneously. The river represents time and the journey from start to finish. It's about the journey of life. The lyrics composer, Johnny Mercer, wanted to write about his home in the south of the USA where he lived by the water.
Ceremony music for weddings is so important to set the tone for your entire day. If you need help to choose the perfect wedding ceremony for your wedding day please get in touch and I will help you choose the perfect music to suit your personality and style for your wedding ceremony.

It's a simple song—only ten lines long—but the soaring melody and romantic lyrics provided a dreamy soundtrack for the 1961 film adaptation of the Truman Capote classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's. "Moon River" went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song and two Grammys, for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. And of course, it's been covered thousands of times by artists including Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Aretha Franklin.

Lyrics
Moon river,
wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker,
you heart breaker
Wherever you're goin',
I'm goin' your way
Two drifters,
off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbow's end,
waitin' 'round the bend
My huckleberry friend,
moon river, and me

Make sure to subscribe to my channel to see more music choices that would be perfect for your wedding ceremony.
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​Please get in touch if there are songs you'd love to hear me record, I am always looking for inspiration. If you don't know me, I am a singer based in Galway Ireland, I sing for wedding ceremonies all over Ireland. I've been a church singer for about 15 years and have many years of training. I sing a variety of styles from classical, to rock, pop, jazz and of course Irish too.
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<![CDATA[Dock of the bay - drinks reception music for a wedding, cocktail hour music, Pop up piano bar]]>Sat, 18 Apr 2020 09:19:52 GMThttp://sineadthesinger.ie/wedding-singer-blog/drinks-reception-music-for-your-wedding-in-irelandThis is a song by Otis Redding, it is the perfect vibe of music to get your guests in the chilled out mood for your wedding. It is ideal for wedding drinks receptions. We often get requests for this song during our Pop up piano bar entertainment which we provide for the cocktail hour before the guests go in for the wedding meal. It's vital to keep your guests entertained while you are getting your photographs taken as a newly married couple. We bring our own portable baby grand piano so that it really looks the part. I interact with your guests and get requests for what music they would like to hear, so there is usually a huge mix of music. Very often the guests themselves will ask if they can sing a song along with my professional pianist and it's a great opportunity for guests to really join in and make your wedding even more memorable for everyone.

​If you don't know me, I am a singer based in Galway Ireland, I sing for wedding ceremonies all over Ireland. I've been a church singer for about 15 years and have many years of training. I sing a variety of styles from classical, to rock, pop, jazz and of course Irish too.


Here is a bit of background about this amazing song. Otis Redding finished recording "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" just days before the plane crash that took his life. He was only 26 years old. The song was released just weeks after he was buried in Georgia, so it was widely heard as his epitaph. In many ways, it is still inextricable from his tragic death

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watchin' the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide, roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia
And I headed for the Frisco Bay
'Cause I've got nothin' to live for
Looks like nothin's
gonna come my way,
so I'm just come sittin'
on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay,
wastin' time

Looks like nothin's gonna change
Everything seems to stay the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same

I'm sittin' here restin' my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
This two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away
​Sittin' on the dock of the bay I'm wastin' time
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<![CDATA[If you're looking for inspiration for a hymn to include in a church ceremony for both weddings and funerals here is a great choice.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2020 11:30:35 GMThttp://sineadthesinger.ie/wedding-singer-blog/beautiful-hymns-for-a-funeral-mass

Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber, female vocal and piano, contemporary classical song for funerals

Recently I recorded Pie Jesu for a wedding, and I did change some of the lyrics so that it was more acceptable for the occasion. It is a very popular song for a mass in general and that is why people ask for it to be played as part of a wedding church service, but the lyrics lend it to be more suitable for funerals.

I have been singing this song since I was about 8 years old and I have to say I absolutely love it and enjoy singing it every time for a wedding or funeral. This would be a great song for communion and I include it in my list for communion songs for weddings and funerals. It is a popular song worldwide and is frequently included in church music in Ireland. As a singer for weddings, it is a strong favourite, as it is elegant and romantic in sound.

Lyrics
Pie Jesu,
pie Jesu,
pie Jesu,
pie Jesu
Qui tollis
peccata mundi
Dona eis requiem,
dona eis requiem

Pie Jesu,
pie Jesu,
pie Jesu,
pie Jesu
Qui tollis
peccata mundi
Dona eis requiem,
dona eis requiem

Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei
Qui tollis
peccata mundi
Dona eis requiem,
dona eis requiem
(Dona eis requiem)
Sempiternam
(Dona eis requiem)
Sempiternam Re-, Sempiternam

Webber's Requiem was first performed in New York City, New York in the St. Thomas Church on February 25, 1985, with conductor Lorin Maazel, soprano Sarah Brightman (who, at the time, was his wife), tenor Placido Domingo, and child soprano Paul Miles-Kingston. In 1986, Requiem earned Lloyd Webber a Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. In addition, "Pie Jesu" placed among the top 10 in British music charts earning the Requiem the Silver Certification by the British Phonographic Industry.

​Unlike a traditional requiem mass, Lloyd Webber combined the texts of the Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei, as well as the Hosanna and Benedictus, and split the Sactus into two movements. This treatment of the sacred texts is unique to Andrew Lloyd Webber and will be remembered and enjoyed for many, what will likely be centuries.


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<![CDATA[Best songs for Wedding recessional ever!!! Walking back down the aisle as a married couple, leaving the wedding ceremony song. Leaving the church song]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:31:41 GMThttp://sineadthesinger.ie/wedding-singer-blog/best-songs-for-wedding-recessional-ever-walking-back-down-the-aisle-as-a-married-couple-leaving-the-wedding-ceremony-song-leaving-the-church-song
How to choose the best wedding recessional music EVER! This is the point when you need to get the party started so make sure that this piece of music is amazing and full of personality. It is vital that it is upbeat and gets everyone in the mood to party!

Have a browse through the videos in the play list below to see examples of some excellent song choices you can have as your recessional song. 

If you have any alternative suggestions I could love to hear them and record them for you :)


Sinead is a wedding singer based in Galway in Ireland and here are some of her top choices of songs and pieces of music that you can choose for leaving the wedding ceremony as a newly married couple.

​End your wedding ceremony on a high with amazing wedding ceremony music.
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