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.
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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!!
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.
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.