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Friday, October 30, 2009

An Irish Wedding in September

I met with this couple way back in April - nothing like planning ahead!  If you are having a fall wedding, it's a great idea to get as much of your planning done before summer as possible.  During the summer months many of your vendors will be extra busy, and may not have the flexibility in their schedules to meet with you when they have more frequent wedding bookings.

The bride and groom wanted to celebrate their Irish heritage, but without the cliched - and if you know the lyrics, not very wedding-like - "Danny Boy".  I played a variety of Celtic tunes as the guests arrived at the Halls of St. George in Schererville, Indiana.  For the ceremony, they selected:
  • Fanny Power by O'Carolan for the entrance of familes & the bridal party
  • My Wild Irish Rose for the bride's processional
  • Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby) for the unity candle
  • In My Life by the Beatles for the recessional

New Music Available

After my recital was over, I started working on some "fun" music to have ready for the weddings and events that prefer a more contemporary sound.  I love playing things that are unexpected on the harp!  Some recent additions to my repertoire include:

  • Clocks; as performed by Coldplay
  • Come Sail Away, as performed by Styx
  • I'm Yours, as performed by Jason Mraz
  • Irreplaceable; as performed by Beyonce Knowles
  • Love Story; as performed by Taylor Swift
  • So What; as perfomed by Pink
  • You Belong with Me; as performed by Taylor Swift
  • You Want to Make a Memory; as performed by Bon Jovi

To see a complete list of the music I play, please visit my repertoire list.  If you don't see your favorite listed, let me know!  I am always happy to continue to expand my play list with your requests, and it's a great way to personalize your event.