My Wedding Music Song Lists

I’m delighted I can share my Wedding Music Song Lists with you here.

I play a wide repertoire of music including Religious Hymns & Songs, Country, Popular, Folk, Classical, Contemporary and everything in between.

I can incorporate Guitar, Piano (if there is a piano in the venue/church), Ukulele, Tin Whistle & Low Whistle.

Here are my complete Wedding Music Song Lists. A complete list of all the Wedding Music which I have performed to date. If there is anything, in particular, you would like to hear at your wedding but does not appear below, please feel free to make a suggestion. Reasonable notice should be given when asking to learn new material. Don’t forget Package Deals are available for Ceremony and Pre Dinner Reception Music.

The full Wedding Music Song Lists are designed for the Church Ceremony and certain parts will apply for your Civil, Spiritual or Humanist Wedding Ceremony: Entrance Song / Lighting of Candles / Signing of The Register / Recessional Song.

A quick overview of the Church Wedding Ceremony Music: (For Download & Print CLICK HERE)

  • Entrance Song
  • Lighting Of Single Candles
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Gospel Acclamation / Alleluia
  • Lighting of Centre/Marriage Candle
  • Offertory Procession
  • Communion
  • Signing of Register
  • Recessional Song


I can also provide music for your Wedding After Party (separate setlists are available for these options).
Click this link to watch back some of my most recent live sets for my “Lockdown Sessions” on YouTube

I often work with other musicians including cellists, violinists, uilleann pipe players, female vocalists etc. Availability of songs below is subject to the choice of musicians.

A final list of songs should be sent to me at least four weeks before your wedding day. All song choices should be checked with myself and your priest / celebrant before your wedding booklet goes to print.

If you are having trouble finding a link to listen to certain songs just let me know, as I may have a recording on my Instagram or Facebook pages.

Entrance Song

500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Angel – Jack Johnson

At Last – Etta James

At My Most Beautiful – R.E.M.

At The Beginning – Peter Hollens / Evynne Hollens

Be Right There – Bryan Adams

Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

Beautiful in White – Shane Filan

Better – Tom Baxter

Better Half of Me – Tom Walker

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

From This Moment – Shania Twain

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Here, There And Everywhere – The Beatles

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

I Am Always Going to Love You – Jon Mc Laughlin

I’ll Always Be Right There – Bryan Adams

I’ll Follow You – Jon Mc Laughlin

In A Country Church Yard – Chris de Burgh

Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

Latch – Kodaline

Latch (version 2)

La Vie En Rose – Daniela Andrade

Let It Breathe – Water Liars

Lay Your Head – Maverick Sabre

Lover of The Light – Mumford & Sons

Lovers’ Waltz – Ben Caplan

Marry Me – Train

Nightswimming – R.E.M.

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Sad Song – We The Kings

Safety Rope – Mick Flannery

She Moved Through The Fair

She’s A Mystery to Me – Bell X1

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Tenerife Sea (version 2)

The One – Kodaline

This I Promise You – Ronan Keating

Thousand Years – Christine Perri

To Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden

Turning Page – Sleeping at Last

Warm – The Coronas

Wedding Song – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating

You And Me – Lifehouse

You Are The Reason – Calum Scott

Yours – Ella Henderson

Yours – Russell Dickerson



A Mhuire Mhathair – Instrumental

Black is the colour – Instrumental on Whistle

Blackbird – The Beatles – Guitar Instrumental

Red is The Rose – Instrumental on Low Whistle

Raglan Road – Instrumental on Low Whistle or Tin Whistle

Will You Go Lassie Go – Instrumental on Whistle

Lily Love (The Chieftains) – Instrumental

Kean O’Hara (Turlough O’Carolan) – Instrumental

Gabriel’s Oboe

I prefer to do these pieces instrumental as it is a very short part in the ceremony and can be time managed better with instrumental music to allow for a more smooth running ceremony. Some priests might allow a chorus of a more popular song to be sung. So we can work this part out over email etc. There will be a lighting of two single Candles and then the Centre candle later in the ceremony.

Civil/Humanist Ceremonies will vary so check what is needed with your celebrant.


As The Deer Pants For The Water

Eagles Wings

I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love

Set Your Heart On The Higher Gifts

The Clouds Veil – Liam Lawton

The Lord is My Shepherd

Wherever You Go – David Haas

You Are All I Want

You Are Mine


2 pieces of music need to be chosen here. One for The Offertory Procession and one for The Sign of Peace

Ag Criost an Siol

Amazing Grace

A Mhuire Mhathair

As I Kneel Before You

Be Still For The Presence of The Lord

Bí Íosa im Chroíse

Down to the River to Pray

Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

Nella Fantasia

Only In God

Our Lady of Knock

Peace Is Flowing Like A River


1 or 2 Religious Hymns are needed here and maybe one other
song of your choice if your priest will allow it.

As The Deer Pants For The Water

Ave Maria, Ave – Liam Lawton

Come to the Water – Matt Maher

Come to the Waters (Folk Style liturgical)

Eagles Wings

Give Me Joy In My Heart

Here I Am Lord

How Great Thou Art

I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love

In Love For Me / This Is My Body

May the Road Rise to Meet You

One Bread One Body

Set Your Heart On The Higher Gifts

Song of Ruth

The Clouds Veil

The Prayer

Wherever You Go – David Haas

You Are All I Want

You Are Mine

You Raise Me Up


A God’s Plan

All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)

All My Love – George Ezra

All of Me – John Legend

At The Beginning (from the musicial Anastasia)

Ave Maria – Beyonce

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Boston – Mick Flannery

Bright Blue Rose – Christy Moore

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Come What May (Moulin Rouge)

Everything To Me – Shane Filan

Feels Like Home

From this Moment

God Bless This Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Gods Plan – Derek Ryan

Grow With Me – Tom Odell

Heaven – Bryan Adams

Higher Love – James Vincent Mc Morrow

How Long will I love You – Ellie Goulding

I Will – Christy Hennessy

I Will Love You – Fisher

I’ll Always Be Right There – Bryan Adams

I’ll Be – Edwin Mc Cann

I’ll Keep You Safe – Sleeping At Last

I’m Yours – The Script

Just breathe – Pearl Jam

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Moments Like These – Picture House

Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens

Need to Breathe – Multiplied (Christian Worship song)

Nella Fantasia (Gabriel’s Oboe – sung)

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

Picture In A Frame – Tom Waits

Somewhere Only We Know – Keane / Lily Allen

Somewhere Out There – From “An American Tail”

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Thank You – Chris Cornell / Led Zeppelin

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The Voyage – Christy Moore

Think About You – Guns N’ Roses

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

This I Promise You – Ronan Keating

This Ring

The Rose – Bette Midler

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating

When You Were Sweet Sixteen – The Fureys

Wherever you Will Go – The Calling

Wild Mountain Thyme (Will Ye Go Lassie Go) – Trad.

Wings – Birdy

You & Me – Shane Filan

You And Me – Lifehouse

You’re Still The One – Shania Twain

Your Song – Ellie Goulding / Elton John


After All – The Frank And Walters

Baby I Love You – The Ramones

Best Day of My Life – American Authors

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Lick The Tins or Haley Reinhart

Candy – Paolo Nutini

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Dreams – The Cranberries

First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

For The Very First Time – Roxette

Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons

Islands in the Stream – Dolly Parton / Kenny Rogers

Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers

Latch – Kodaline

Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

My Girl – The Temptations

Never Change – Picture This

Oh Happy Day

One Day Like This – Elbow

On Top of The World – American Authors

Rule The World – Take That

Shiny Happy People – R.E.M

Shotgun – George Ezra

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Woner

Something Beautiful – Keywest

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Stay With Me – Sam Smith – (Irish Version also available – Ar Mo Thaobh)

Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Take My Hand – Picture This

Take My Hand – Picture This (latest version)

That’s Amore – Dean Martin

The One I Love – David Gray

This Little Light of Mine (Gospel Song)

The Little Things – Keywest

When We Kissed The World Fell In Love – Wallis Bird

Wonderful Life – Black

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

You’re My Best Friend – Stevie Ann or Queen

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

You’ve Got the Love – Florence & The Machine

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher


I hope this has helped. Please feel free to get in touch with any
questions. And remember, learning new songs for your wedding is
all part of my job so don’t be afraid to ask.



We had a rescheduled intimate wedding due to the Covid restrictions. Barry was patient and professional with us as we tried to plan our ceremony at short notice, and was happy to learn a song for the bride’s entrance. He played the low whistle and the tin whistle for some beautiful instrumental pieces and then some fun tunes on the guitar during our small drinks reception afterwards. Barry is super talented and we were delighted with every aspect of our dealings with him. We would definitely recommend Barry to anyone looking to get married, especially anyone opting for a smaller more personal event during these strange times.

Maeve & Brendan. Virgina Park Lodge, Co. Cavan. July 30th 2020

Having had the privilege of seeing Barry perform on several occasions, I knew immediately that I wanted him singing me down the aisle on our wedding day! We were lucky he was available and when selecting our songs, he couldn’t have been more accommodating, offered insightful advice and was always accessible. On the day itself, he was ever the professional, sang beautifully, played incredible music, made the songs his own and made the ceremony feel like a true celebration. We still receive high praise from the music on the day! We would highly recommend Barry for your special day/occasion as he will just make it even more memorable. Thank you so much once again, Barry

Sarah & Colin

I cannot tell you how much praise you received from our family and friends….. I myself was quite nervous arriving to the church but as I heard you singing I relaxed straight away.
I couldn’t get over how many of our guests commented to us on the day, even the hotel manager asked me for your details so he could recommend you to future couples. Everybody thought you were amazing, I can honestly say, we were so delighted to have had you sing at our wedding day.Thank you so much Barry a true professional 🙂

Melissa & Xiao

Barry played at our wedding reception and at our after party the next day. We were absolutely delighted on both occasions. He played relaxed chilled out music at the reception and a huge mix of songs the next day. Lots of our guests made comments about how good Barry was on guitar and vocals. Would definitely not hesitate in recommending Barry. He is a very talented musician and you will not be disappointed.

Peter & Yvonne

Our wedding day was enhanced by having Barry Hughes perform both at the ceremony and our reception. The music helped make the ceremony a warm embracing and memorable experience for us, and every comment from our guests about the music then and at the reception afterwards was huge praise for your voice and talents. Absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a musician/singer to bring that something extra to the day.

Mick & Ann

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