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Ireland’s Most Experienced Wedding Musicians [2021]

How do you find experienced wedding musicians? Don’t know where to start? Listed here are 11 wedding ceremony musicians that have played at literally thousands of weddings. Experience trumps all factors when hiring your wedding ceremony music. Lets jump in!

Ireland’s Most Experienced Wedding Musicians [2021]

Ireland’s Most Experienced Wedding Musicians

The Corrib String Quartet

The Corrib Quartet have been specialising in weddings, blessings, receptions, dinners, corporate functions and birthdays for over twenty years and are one of the most sought after string quartets in Ireland.

With their wide repertoire of music they are able to meet every musical desire, and are able to individually tailor your wedding mass.

They are happy to arrange any special piece of music not included in our repertoire and are delighted to accompany singers. There is no extra cost for this service.

Do contact us for a no obligation quote. If budget is a consideration you may care to consider our string trio option of two violins and a cello. Other combinations of instruments are also available.

Roisin Ni Bhriain – Singer, Flautist & Pianist

Róisín Ní Bhriain BMus, MMus (Performance.), is a Professional Flautist, Pianist and Singer who has a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Flute Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.

Róisín has over 15 years experience performing at hundreds of wedding ceremonies around Ireland, and collaborates regularly with other instrumentalists, including harpists & guitarists for Weddings, Funerals, Recitals, Concerts, Musicals, and many other special events.

Róisín has performed with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, The Irish Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hibernian Orchestra and the City of Dublin Chamber Players.

Róisín is also on the Panel of Music Examiners’ at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, and teaches Flute, Piano and Music Theory at Castleknock School of Music.

Róisín is a fluent Irish speaker and sings in both English agus as Ghaeilge.

String Serenade

Based in Galway city, String Serenade offer quality string quartet, duo and trio ensemble music for all occasions including church weddings, civil ceremonies, same-sex marriages, pre-drinks receptions, corporate functions, funerals and special celebrations.

The musicians in String Serenade are all full time music professionals, combining working as music teachers with freelance work as performers and session musicians.

The aim is to provide the most professional package possible. Their repertoire includes popular classical favourites, show music, tangos, traditional Irish music and much more.

String Serenade provides friendly advice on how to plan the music for that special occasion and provide helpful hints on how to choose music for wedding day ceremonies.

Vltava String Quartet

Vltava offer a broad range of music including classical, pop, film and Irish traditional music. If desired, there is also an experienced singer available. Vltava can provide music for wedding ceremonies as well as for the drinks reception that takes you right up to the bell for dinner!

Vltava pride themselves on having friendly and efficient customer service as well as the versatility to grant the most unusual of song requests. Nothing is too out of the ordinary!

Vltava can also source other musicians that might be needed such as to play piano, guitar or even trumpet.

They are also happy to play along side family members or friends that might like to sing or play a song for their loved one at the ceremony.

Vltava String Quartet | ChurchMusic.ie

Claire Malone – Wedding Singer

Claire Malone is one of Ireland’s most popular Wedding Singers. She has a voice for all occasions including Weddings, Funerals and drinks receptions.

Having traveled the world as lead female singer in The internationally renowned ‘Stars from the Commitments’, Claire has wowed audiences from festivals to intimate parties.

Should you choose to book Claire for your ceremony, you can also book her award winning band ‘Gossip’ for your evenings entertainment.

Eve Stafford – Wedding Singer

Eve is an award winning singer specialising in all vocal genres & styles of music from classical to modern music. Eve holds a Licentiate and Diploma in performance with the London College of Music and is a multi award winning soprano having won all major awards at prestigious singing competitions at Limerick & Cork.

Eve specialises in church ceremony music, civil ceremonies and drinks reception music offering 8 unique wedding packages which cater for all budgets, venues and musical tastes.

Eve’s angelic yet powerful voice will create a magical atmosphere for you & your guests which will not only enhance your special day but create wonderful memories to cherish.

Delta String Quartet

Delta String Quartet is Cork’s premier provider of beautiful music for any wedding. Whether you are planning for a ceremony or drinks reception, their 20 years’ experience is exactly what you’ll want to guarantee your day is flawless and unique.

DSQ provides an array of string quartet, trio and duo packages, so choosing your ideal group is easy and flexible.

They accommodate any and all requests, and with a huge repertoire which spans classical music to pop songs, deciding on your setlist is always exciting and fun.

DSQ promises to bring luxury, exclusivity and a touch of class to your one dream day.

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Sacred Sounds – Madeleine Doherty – Singer Harpist

The style of music Madeleine likes to play is music that suits the harp and entrances listeners. Her many compositions include dance and meditational music. She has arranged instrumental versions of favourite songs for couples.

The classical, traditional Irish and contemporary songs/music are a standard part of her repertoire for ceremonies and she includes a variety of styles including jazz standards when playing at receptions.

What makes her unique is Madeleine’s sensitivity to the wishes of the bride and groom while adhering to liturgical standards. Her passion for music is infectious.

Madeleine Doherty | ChurchMusic.ie

Fiona Kennedy – Singer & Guitarist

Fiona is a singer & guitarist and chosen as Ireland’s Wedding Singer of the Year in the prestigious Weddingsonline Awards 2021. One of Ireland’s leading & most experienced wedding performers for church and civil ceremonies. Great Drinks reception entertainment package also available. Singer & guitarist who has performed many times on “The Late Late Show” and other programs on RTE television and radio and in leading venues including The National Concert Hall and The Cork Opera House.

Fiona will spend time with you, helping you to choose the right songs & hymns for your wedding ceremony. The style of music is your choice, contemporary, sacred, traditional, Celtic or a mixture of each! Fiona has a fantastic selection of songs for you to walk down the aisle to. She’s open to all your suggestions and will learn songs not already in her set. Fiona provides all her own sound equipment and can play indoors or outdoors.

Fiona is a guitarist and singer so there is need to hire additional musicians. Fiona is available to travel all over Ireland. Furthermore so can arrange for additional musicians if required.

Ancór Chamber Choir

Ancór is an award-winning Limerick-based chamber choir conducted by Cecilia Madden. They have a very wide repertoire from Renaissance to modern music and are always delighted to accommodate requests.

Their wedding favourites range from music by Bach and Mozart to music by the Beach Boys and Sting!

Ancór’s members are also multi-instrumentalists so they can include various arrangements to suit your taste and needs.

Jenny O’Brien – Wedding Music

Jenny O’Brien is a professional wedding vocalist with fifteen years experience as a ceremony music specialist. She provides ceremony, reception and also evening entertainment music.

Her years of experience performing at all kinds of wedding ceremonies, and versatile repertoire means that she can help and advise you through your choices, fitting your favourite music right into the ceremony plan, designed specifically for you.

Jean Elliott-Murphy – Wedding Singer

Jean Elliott-Murphy MA BMus has much experience performing over 20 years not only at weddings but also theatre, TV, recording studios and concerts. Jean was a finalist on RTE’s You’re A Star in 2004 and has released 3 singles to date entering the Irish charts.

Jean is a trained soprano and now teaches in her school Jean Elliott School of Singing based in Cork. Jean has a wide repertoire and can sing a range of genres from pop, folk, traditional to classical.

Jean can advise couples on music choices for a smooth flow of your wedding ceremony and can perform requests for couples to add that personal touch.

What makes Jean unique is her ability to adapt and sing in many music genres and styles.