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Welcome to Kerry Wedding Music

the official site of professional singers and musicians

Caroline O' Callaghan & Donal Stack

We provide music for the church ceremony, civil ceremony and drinks reception.

Congratulations...

...you've booked the date and now you're preparing for one of the most important days of your life. Music will no doubt play a big part in your celebration and Kerry Wedding Music can provide you with advice and guidance as you plan the big day.

We will help you to choose the right music and songs in advance of your ceremony and be right there with you on the day to help create wonderful moments and memories.

 

About Caroline

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Caroline O' Callaghan has been singing professionally for 20 years and has a rich voice that lends itself to a variety of styles. She graduated from Colaiste Stiofan Naofa Cork in 2000 where she studied Music, Management & Sound and received the second highest exam results in the history of the course. As well as her own solo career, she also sings with the wedding band Beautiful Noise and the Ardfert Singers. She has performed for countless wedding ceremonies all over Ireland and has the experience, professionalism and awareness required to make sure that you have an unforgettable day.  She also writes her own songs and has released an album which include some of her own material. ("Daddy's Waltz" is available to buy on from Caroline). She will also write an original composition especially personal to your wedding day. Contact her for more details about this. (extra fee applies!)

(August 2015...Caroline was runner up in the prestigious Sean McCarthy Ballad competition with her song "Loves Old Dream")

 
 

About Donal

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The other half of Kerry Wedding Music is Donal Stack from Banna County Kerry. As well as being her partner in Kerry Wedding Music he is also Caroline’s husband. Donal has been playing guitar and performing for over 30 years. He has played along side Liam O’Connor (Killarney) and Patrick Roche (Clare) to name a few, but for the last 20 years he and Caroline have performed together in wedding bands (The Classics), with choirs and as a two-piece. Donal sings harmony vocals and plays multiple instruments including acoustic guitar, ukulele and banjo. He also handles all the technical requirements for Kerry Wedding Music and is constantly striving to improve the sound quality.

 
 

Repertoire

Pre-Entrance

   The Irish Wedding Dance 

   Becoming one - Tommy Chase

   Down by the Sally Gardens  

   Tabhair dom do lamh  

   You raise me up  

   Going home    

   Nella Fantasia

   She moved through the fair     

   The Theme from Braveheart

   Inisheer

   Dingle Bay   

   Oh the days of the Kerry dancing     

   Blackbird - The Beatles    

ENTRANCE/PROCESSIONAL

Wedding March - Wagner

Wedding Procession - Mendelssohn

Canon in D major - Pacabel 

Thinkin' out loud - Ed Sheeran

In a country churchyard - De Burgh

A thousand years - Christina Perri

Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy

Songbird - Christine McVie

A moment in time - Leona Lewis

Make you feel my love - Adele

Falling slowly - Glen Hansard

All of me - John Legend

Siúil a Rúin - Clannad/Enya

Mo Ghile Mear - UCD Choral Scholars

SINGLE & UNITY CANDLES   

Nella Fantasia– Morricone        

She moved through the fair    

Tabhair dom do lamh     

The Theme from Braveheart      

Down by the Sally Garden    

Oh Danny boy      

You raise me up – Brendan Graham  

Becoming one - Tommy Chase    

The Irish wedding Dance  

My heart will go on (Titanic)

Inisheer

Psalm

Eagles Wings

Amazing Grace

The Prayer - Celine Dion

Down to the river to pray

The Sally Gardens

Lourdes Magnificat

Mo Ghra Thu

A Mhuire Mhathair

As I Kneel before you

 

  OFFERTORY     

All that I am  

Ag Chriost an Siol

How beautiful  

In bread we bring you Lord

Lord accept the gifts   

Amazing Grace  

Mo Ghra Thu

A Mhuire Mhathair

Morning has Broken

As I Kneel before you

Down to the river to pray

Lay your hands gently

 

SIGN OF PEACE  

Peace I leave with you

Peace is flowing like a river

You by my side

Let there be peace

Make me a channel of your peace

COMMUNION      

Here I am Lord      

Soul of my saviour    

The Lord's my shepherd     

One Bread, one body     

How great thou art      

Danny Boy - Instrumental

Christ be beside me     

Raglan Road - Instrumental

Oh Sacrament most holy

Mo Ghra Thu

A Mhuire Mhathair   

This is my body

Be still for the presence of the Lord

SIGNING THE REGISTER

 

Somewhere over the Rainbow (Ukulele)

Thinkin' out loud - Ed Sheeran

Make you feel my love - Adele

All of me - John Legend  

Bind us together

From this moment - Shania Twain

You by my side

For Baby For Bobby - John Denver

The Rose - Bette Midler

Bright Blue Rose - Jimmy McCarthy

Who can say - Enya

You Raise me up - Josh Grobin

Come Away With Me -Norah Jones

Feels like home to me - Kreviasuk

In the arms of an angel - McLachlan

True Colours - Cyndi Lauper

The Voyage - Christy Moore

How long will love you - Ellie Goulding

 

RECESSIONAL   

 

Wedding Procession - Mendelssohns  

Thinkin' out loud - Ed Sheeran

Make you feel my love - Adele

Somewhere over the rainbow (Ukulele)

From this moment - Shania Twain

The Rose - Bette Midler

You raise me up - Josh Grobin

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac   

In the arms of an angel  

Fields of gold - Eva Cassidy  

At Last - Etta James

Who can say - Enya                        

Better - Tom Baxter

The Voyage - Christy Moore

This I promise you - Donna Taggert

Feels like home to me

Footprints in the sand - Leona Lewis

My heart will go on (Titanic)

All of me - John Legend

My first my last my everything

All you need is love - The Beatles

That's how I know -  Kodaline

How long will love you - Ellie Goulding

Haste to the wedding

Toss the feathers

Time of our lives - Green Day

 

 

 

 RESPONSES

 

Holy Holy

Memorial Acclamation

Great Amen

A Thiarna den Trocaire

Is Naofa Naofa Naofa Thu

A Uain De (Through him with him in him.....)

Our Father (An Paidir)

Alleluia

Seinn Alleluia

Lenten Alleluia

 

 
 

IRISH TIN WHISTLE WITH ACOUSTIC GUITAR SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL IN THE CHURCH AND CAN BE USED FOR ALL Instrumental and TRANSITIONAL MOMENTS DURING THE CEREMONY OR at TIMES WHEN SOME INCIDENTAL MUSIC IS APPROPRIATE.

WE NOW ALSO INCLUDE THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND OF THE Tony Dixon CHIEFTAIN FLUTE.

SOME TUNES INCLUDE:

 
 

The Irish Wedding Dance

Becoming one - Tommy Chase

Down by the Sally Gardens

Tabhair dom do lamh

You raise me up

Lonesome boatsman

Going home – Dvorak

Nella Fantasia

Carrigfergus

Danny Boy

She moved through the fair

The Cliffs of Dooneen

Inisheer

Lough Erin's Shore - The Corrs

Toss the feathers - The Corrs

The theme from Braveheart


WE PLAY A SELECTION OF CHRISTMAS PIECES FOR DECEMBER WEDDINGS. Please contact us for a christmas repertoire.        

WE CAN HELP AND ADVISE WHEN IT COMES TO CHOOSING THE ORDER OF SERVICE. CALL OR CONTACT CAROLINE on 087-2304905!

CHECK OUT OUR PDF GUIDE ENTITLED "HOW TO CHOOSE MUSIC FOR YOUR CEREMONY"

 


:: Photographs by Paul Keeling Photography :: Venue The Rose Hotel Tralee County Kerry ::

:: Clothing by Sharon & Kay at Bamboo Ardfert County Kerry ::