SONG LISTS

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, Folk, Popular, Country, Classical, Contemporary and everything in between.

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

Here is my suggested Wedding Music Song List. 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 contact me with your requests. Reasonable notice should be given when asking for new material to be added (minimum of 4 weeks). Don’t forget Package Deals are available for Ceremony and Pre Dinner Reception Music.

The full Wedding Music Song List covers everything that is needed for a Church Ceremony.
Certain parts will apply if you are having a Civil, Spiritual or Humanist Wedding Ceremony: Entrance Song / Lighting of Candles / Signing of The Register / Recessional Song. More music can be added to your Civil ceremony depending on what your celebrant suggests and what other components you have within the ceremony. We can chat about this in finer detail when you get in contact.

Here is an overview of what is needed for your Church Wedding Ceremony Music.
(A template is available For Download & Print 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

Standard parts of the Mass such as the Holy Holy, Mystery of Faith & Lamb of God can also be sung if required by the priest. This is something I usually discuss with the priest when I arrive to the church.

Now let’s look at some songs! Use the Index below to click to the section you want.

Index
ENTRANCE SONG
LIGHTING OF CANDLES
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
OFFERTORY / SIGN OF PEACE
COMMUNION
SIGNING OF THE REGISTER
RECESSIONAL SONG

OTHER INFO…
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, female vocalists, pianists etc.

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

All I Want Is You – U2

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

Little Trip To Heaven – Tom Waits

Lover of The Light – Mumford & Sons

Lovers’ Waltz – Ben Caplan

Marry Me – Train

Nightswimming – R.E.M.

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

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

The Voyage – Christy Moore

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

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating

When You Were Sweet 16 – The Furey’s

You And Me – Lifehouse

You Are The Reason – Calum Scott

Yours – Ella Henderson

Yours – Russell Dickerson

LISTEN TO ALL OF THESE ENTRANCE SONGS ON THE GO!! CLICK HERE FOR SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

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

She Moved Through The Fair – Low Whistle

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.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

As The Deer Pants For The Water

Eagles Wings

Hiding Place – Liam Lawton

I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love

Mo Ghrá Thú a Thiarna

Only In God

Send Forth Your Spirit

Set Your Heart On The Higher Gifts

The Lord’s My Shepherd

Wherever You Go – David Haas

You Are Mine

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel Acclamation – From The Mass of Celtic Saints – Liam Lawton

Alleluia, Alleluia, Give The Glory…

Seinn Alleluia

OFFERTORY PROCESSION / SIGN OF PEACE

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 | Jesus Be In My Heart

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

COMMUNION

COMMUNION HYMNS
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

Bí Íosa im Chroíse | Jesus Be In My Heart

Come to the Water – Matt Maher

Come to the Waters (Folk Style liturgical)

Down to the River to Pray

Eagles Wings

Give Me Joy In My Heart

Hallelujah (with Alternative Lyrics for Church)

Here I Am Lord

How Great Thou Art

I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love

In Love For Me / This Is My Body

I Will Be The Vine

Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

May the Road Rise to Meet You (An Irish Blessing)

Mo Ghrá Thú a Thiarna

One Bread One Body

Only In God

Set Your Heart On The Higher Gifts

Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)

The Clouds Veil

The Prayer

Wherever You Go – David Haas

You Are All I Want

You Are Mine

You Raise Me Up

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER

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

Fallen – Lauren Wood (from ‘Pretty Woman’ the film)

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

In A Country Church Yard – Chris de Burgh

Just Breathe – Pearl Jam

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Let It Breathe – Water Liars

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

RECESSIONAL / LEAVING AS A MARRIED COUPLE

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

Higher Love – Steve Winwood

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 Wonder

Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

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

The Little Things – Keywest

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

This Little Light of Mine (Gospel Song)

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

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MY FAVOURITE RECESSIONAL SONGS IN ONE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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. If it’s not on the list already I will happily add it to my repertoire for you.

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE SONG LIST FOR YOUR DRINKS RECEPTION OR WEDDING AFTER PARTY

Testimonials

Covid Wedding

Barry is simply the best. We first heard Barry sing at my cousins wedding almost 6 years ago and it was our first decision we made when planning our wedding. Initially Barry had been booked and we were gutted but lucky for us covid worked in our favour as he became available on our date. We are married almost 8 weeks now and still people are saying how amazing Barry was and the large choice of songs he can sing makes it hard to narrow down what to choose. As we had a level 5 Lockdown Wedding, Barry sang our first dance song after our ceremony and it was all kinds of magic!
If you are planning a wedding, first things first, get in touch with Barry you will not regret it

Ruth & Anthony. Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. December 2020

Barry has become a good friend to us over the last 18 months or so. He has been with us on our wedding journey through two cancellations and we finally got to tie the knot on 16th January. I cannot praise Barry’s professionalism and genuineness enough, not to mention his amazing talent. We are hoping for a vow renewal on our 1st anniversary and hope Barry can perform, we cannot recommend him highly enough.

Michelle & Liam. Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. January 2021

Barry played at our Wedding in November 2020 at The Alex Hotel. He was outstanding, beautiful vocals and exceptional guitar playing. We had 25 guests on the day and they all were singing his praises. Since booking Barry he was always kind considerate and professional and couldn’t have been more helpful as our plans changed multiple times due to the pandemic. I truly don’t think you will find anyone better.

Tanya & Matthew. The Alex Hotel, Dublin. November 2020

We would highly recommend Barry for any wedding ceremony / reception drinks (we had him at both for ours). Barry was wonderful from the beginning. He was very accomodating when our original wedding date changed. He was in regular contact with us from start to finish. He learnt a few of our favourite songs so they could be played/ sang on our big day. Most of our guests commented on how wonderful he was. Having a smaller wedding we were worried the room may seem empty- but Barry ensured that wasn’t the case & ensured guests were enjoying themselves.
In addition he is a pure gent to deal with.

Lynne & Kevin. Clontarf Church & Rathsallagh House Hotel, Co. Wicklow. December 2020

Barry is a very dear friend of ours and we are so privileged to have had him sing at our wedding on NYE. He performed at our ceremony and drinks reception and genuinely added sparkle to our day. Nothing is a problem for Barry, he will learn a song if you request it. Knowing how much of a Westlife fan I am, he played a Shane Filan song as myself and my husband arrived into the hotel. Our guests, though few, absolutely loved his voice and could have listened to him all day. Barry’s winning personality and professionalism adds to the day without a doubt!

Emily & Martin. Rock Chapel Magheracloone & Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. December 2020


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