How To Plan Funeral Music in Ireland [Catholic Funeral: 2022]

Below is a short guide to funeral music in Ireland. During a catholic funeral mass there are certain points for music. Read on to find suggestions.

How To Plan Funeral Music in Ireland [Catholic Funeral: 2022]

Funeral Music

Catholic Church Funeral

There are some “rules” when choosing music for a catholic church funeral in Ireland. Appropriate religious music needs to be selected. If there is a special request then you can discuss this with the musician and priest. Otherwise the following is a suggested playlist.

The programme of music for a funeral needs to include one piece for each of the sections of the ceremony.

  • Entrance Hymns
  • Be Still My Soul
  • How Great Thou Art
  • The Lord’s My Shepherd
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Sweet Heart of Jesus

Be Still My Soul

  • Psalms
  • On Eagles Wings
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Here I Am Lord
  • Sé An Tiarna M’Aoire
  • Mo Grá Thú

On Eagles Wings

  • Offertory
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ag Criost An Siol
  • The Prayer
  • As I Kneel Before You
  • Pie Jesu

Ave Maria (Schubert)

  • Sign Of Peace
  • Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
  • Tabhair dom do Lámh
  • Gabriel’s Oboe
  • Shalom
  • Dona Nobis Pacem

Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

  • Communion
  • Amazing Grace
  • Pie Jesu
  • Panis Angelicus
  • I Watch the Sunrise
  • The Cloud’s Veil

Amazing Grace

  • End of Mass
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Be Not Afraid
  • You Raise Me Up
  • Amazing Grace
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow

You Raise Me Up