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!".
We regularly provide Irish singers and pipers for funerals to perform at the service or graveside and duos and bands for wakes.
Acts will perform songs or tunes of your choice, 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 an Irish solo, duo or band 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.
We also provide eulogists/celebrants for Irish funeral services.
A solo singer guitarist, duo or band for the wake afterwards is a popular choice for our clients and is a regularly booked package for both the service and the wake.
We provide performers across the country for this increasingly popular way of saying goodbye to a loved one and we've found it has grown in popularity enormously over the past 5 years.
Perhaps the uilleann pipes are more of an 'Irish' instrument and the unique celtic sound is essentially more associated with an Irish occasion.
However, the bagpipes have the added feature of the piper wearing the Irish kilt.A bagpiper is also able to walk whilst playing, whereas the uilleann pipes are usually played seated.
Cost varies depending on location and proximity of the nearest piper available.
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'.
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.