Do you need Irish music for a funeral or a wake?

Sean, all my family and I would like you to know and for you to pass on to the band that they were fantastic at my mother's wake yesterday - they made it the perfect send off for her for her family and friends all of whom have been steeped in the traditional music and the ballads and songs of Ireland - can't praise them enough - they made the day - thanks, and thanks again!".

Saying farewell to our loved ones with Irish music, adds great poignancy to the occasion, creating lasting memories.

We regularly provide Irish singers and pipers for funerals to perform at the service or graveside and also live music for the wake that follows.

Acts will perform songs or tunes of your choice at the funeral, often associated specifically with the deceased such as; 'Danny Boy', 'I watch the Sunrise', 'How great thou art', 'The Fields of Athenry', 'The Coolin', 'Amazing Grace', etc.

For the wake we can provide great Irish duos and bands and we'll be happy to help you talk through the most suitable option to meet your needs and advise you on choice of tunes or songs where required.

Browse our acts to find out more, view their song-lists and hear their samplers.

Complete our enquiry form or our callback form.

Call us on 020 8111 1916.

Our out of office hours number is 07877 819255.

Live Irish music for the wake?

A solo singer guitarist, duo or band for the wake afterwards is a regularly booked option from us. We provide Irish acts across the country for this increasingly popular way of saying goodbye to a loved one. We also provide harpists and Uilleann pipers or bagpipers for funeral services.

Bagpiper or Uilleann piper?

It's a matter of choice for you, perhaps the Uilleann pipes are more of an 'Irish' instrument and the sound is essentially more associated with an Irish occasion. However, the bagpipes are also very popular and have the added feature of the piper wearing full Irish regalia including the Irish kilt.

pipers fees

Cost varies depending on location and proximity of the nearest piper available. You can get more information on Uilleann pipers here and Bagpipers here. Fees start from £280 inclusive.


solo singers

Many clients hire a solo guitar/vocalist to perform at the service and or graveside. The most popular songs requested include: 'Danny Boy', 'The Fields of Athenry' and 'I watch the sunrise'.

duos and bands

This is an increasingly popular way of giving a loved one a 'good send off'. The music can be tailored to the bookers wishes and can be sedate or lively, depending on personal preferences.