Ceremony Songs

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For most ceremonies, Alan plays a digital piano or acoustic guitar (depending on the songs). The song choices are listed on below and are separated into the various parts of a Roman Catholic wedding mass.

If you have another piece that you would like to hear at your wedding, you are more than welcome to request it.

To make sure that you don’t get off on the wrong foot with your celebrant, the songs listed in each category are suitable for each part of the ceremony. One less thing to worry about! :-)

Other options available include adding a female vocalist or flautist to your booking to bring an extra dimension to the music and to open up some further song choices.

Specific Church Music samples will be online during July, but in the meantime, here is Alan performing with The Black Knights, wedding band www.theblackknights.ie 

Songs for Church Wedding or Civil Ceremony

Entrance – Choose 1
You by my Side (The Wedding Song)
In a Country Churchyard
Come What May
Butterfly Kisses
Here Comes the Bride
She Moved through the Fair

Lighting Candles Short Instrumental

Psalm – Choose 1
On Eagle’s Wings
Hiding Place
Here I Am Lord
Blest are You

Alleluia – Choose 1
Allelu (Lawton)
Alleluia (Give thanks to the risen Lord)

Lighting Marriage Candle – Short Instrumental

Offertory – Choose 1
As I Kneel Before You
Morning has Broken
Eat this Bread

Sign of Peace – Choose 1
Peace Perfect Peace
Peace I Leave with you my Friends
Make me a Channel of your Peace

Communion – Choose 1
There is Love (The Wedding Song)
The Cloud’s Veil
Ave Maria (Schubert)
You Raise me Up
The Road that Never Ends
Voice of an Angel
Gabriel’s Oboe (Instrumental)

Signing the Register – Choose 3
The Voyage
I Hope you Dance
Love can Build a Bridge
You Needed Me
You’re Still the One
Songbird
From this Moment
The Rose
She Moved through the Fair
We’ve only Just Begun
In a Country Churchyard
Fields of Gold
Everything I do (I do it for you)
Perhaps Love
Black is the Colour
Annie’s Song
Bridge over troubled Water
Butterfly Kisses
God bless this couple
I knew I loved you before I met you
Can’t help falling in love with you

Walking Down the Aisle – Choose 1
Stand by Me
Lovely Day
All you Need is Love * Highly recommended!
Annie’s Song

 

When it comes to a Civil Ceremony there are so many options to choose from. You can almost create your own ceremony after the basic state requirements are fulfilled. It can be as short or as long as you like. From 5 minutes to an hour. It’s your call! How you arrange the music, readings, poems, songs, vows etc is something which will evolve between you both as a couple, your celebrant/registrar and whoever is taking care of your music. Be sure to make contact to talk about how best to arrange the music in the ceremony.

To start you thinking here are some suggestions for songs  songs for Civil Ceremony

  • To Make You Feel my Love – Adele
  • Gabriel’s Oboe (Instrumental) – Theme from The Mission
  • Canon in D (Instrumental) – Pachebel
  • Erin Shore (Instrumental) – Trad
  • The Voyage – Christy Moore
  • I’m Yours – The Script
  • Runaway – The Corrs
  • Love Will Keep us Alive – The Eagles
  • The Blower’s Daughter (I can’t take my eyes off you) – Damien Rice
  • Annie’s Song – John Denver
  • From this Moment – Shania Twain
  • Galileo – Declan O’Rourke
  • Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen
  • Crazy Love – Michael Buble/Brian Kennedy
  • Fall at your Feet – Crowded House
  • Warm – The Korona’s
  • Hero’s and Ghosts – The Korona’s
  • I won’t give Up – Jason Mraz
  • Marry Me –Train
  • You Do Something to Me – Paul Wella
  • Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
  • All you need is Love – The Beatles
  • Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  • I Hope you Dance – Leanne Womack
  • Love can Build a Bridge – The Judds
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – I.Z. (Hawaiian Version)
  • The Rose – Bette Midler
  • She Moved through the Fair – Trad
  • We’ve only Just Begun – The Carpenters
  • Fields of Gold – Sting / Eva Cassidy
  • Black is the Colour – Trad
  • Bridge over troubled Water – Paul Simon
  • I knew I loved you before I met you – Savage Garden
  • Can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis

 

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