Music

The type of music you choose for your ceremony or hotel reception will play a crucial role in defining the atmosphere ... 

Celticbreeze will create a unique ambience with enchanting Irish airs for your ceremony and joyful upbeat songs & tunes for your drinks reception ... 


The Ceremony 

So, finally ... the big day is here! Guests are arriving and seats are filling up. Friends and relations turn their heads to see who has arrived. A sense of anticipation ripples through the air. Relaxing Celtic melodies playing softly in the background will enrich and enhance the atmosphere for your guests arrival and seating ... 

Below are the sections in the Church Ceremony where music can be played, with some examples of suitable pieces ...

These pieces are also appropriate for the Civil, Spiritualist or Humanist Ceremony ... 

To listen to the mp3 sound samples please click on the links ... 

 

Bridal Procession / Entrance 

The steady and measured pace of the Bridal Procession requires a joyful piece of music to enhance this wonderful and emotional moment ... 

Lighting of Two Candles ...  

A short piece of music is required here ... 

Psalm  

Spoken by the priest or sung by us ..

Here I am Lord

On Eagle's Wings

Be Not Afraid

Alleluia (Gospel Acclaimation) 

Spoken by the priest or sung by us ... 

Lighting Marriage Candle ...  

This very special moment symbolises two lives joining together as one ...

        Mna Na hEireann

Offertory 

The offertory requires a piece of music that has some religious significance. Sean O'Riada's “Ag Criost an tSiol” is ideal ...

    Amazing grace

    Be Still my Soul

    One Bread One Body

Sign of Peace

          Tabhair dom do lamh

Communion 
Requires 2 pieces of music that have some religious significance ...

   Here I am Lord 

   The Ashokan Farewell 

   The clouds veil 

   Amazing grace

Signing of the Register 
Usually requires 2 pieces ...

     The Voyage (Christy Moore)

     All I want is you (U2)

Recessional Exit 
Requires an uplifting cheerful piece such as an Irish Jig ...

        All you need is love (Beatles)

Non Trad. Irish requests / other genres 

While we are primarily a Trad. Irish music group, we are versatile musicians and don't restrict ourselves to playing purely one genre of music if songs or tunes from other genres are requested ... a few examples are listed below ... 

A thousand years (Christina Perri)   

This I promise you (Ronan Keating)  

I wont give up (Jason Mraz)  

Make you feel my love (Adele)  

From this moment (Shania Twain)  

The book of love (Peter Gabriel) 

Fields of gold (Sting)  

In my life (Beatles)

The Drinks Reception  

The ceremony is over and everyone is eager to get the party started! Well, that's only to be expected after all! The cheerful toe tapping sounds of Irish Jigs, Polkas & Reels welcoming your guests upon arrival at the reception will create a good time party atmosphere that's impossible to beat or define. Friends and family can chill out, mingle and chat comfortably, while Celticbreeze play some amazing background music ... 

We pay careful attention to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to conversation. Amplification is kept to a minimum. 

Speaking of which - we only use the very best equipment. Shure microphones, Soundcraft Mixing desk, EV Speakers and hand crafted musical instruments to help make the music that we play sound as good as it can possibly sound ... 

Listed below are some typical  feel good party type tunes and songs that are included in our Drinks Reception setlist ...

   

  Molly Malone 

  Wagonwheel 

  The black velvet band 

  Whiskey in the jar