WOL Loves: 33 Female Singers Share Their Favourite Ceremony Songs

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The addition of live music will transform your wedding ceremony – believe me, it adds that extra special touch of atmosphere to the event and will bring many of your guests to tears! Today we are delighted to present no less than 33 incredible female artists from across Ireland as they share their favourite ceremony songs to perform.

(Top image: Aidan Beatty)

Claire Sheerin

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My favourite songs to sing for wedding ceremonies are Feels Like Home, I Choose You by Ryann Darling, To Make You Feel My Love by Adele, I Get To Love You by Ruelle and From A Distance by Nanci Griffith.

I love when I get to perform alongside my husband, Tom on violin and guitar and my sons, Joe on violin and guitar and John on guitar and percussion.


Meg LaGrande

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My favourite songs to perform include:

Perfect- Ed Sheeran

Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift (Bridgerton version)

Until I Found You – Stephen Sanchez

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Lion King



Kelly from Something Blue Acoustics

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Favourite songs to perform would include:

All Night Long- Lionel Ritchie

Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson

Landslide- Fleetwood Mac

My Baby Just Cares For Me- Nina Simone


Sinead Conway

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My favourite songs to sing are:


Over the Rainbow

Always Remember Us This Way

God Bless The Broken Road

You Raise Me Up


Theresa Larkin Music

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Some of my favourite songs to perform are:

All of Me

Thousand Years


Pachabel Canon


Clare Carroll Church Singer 

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My favourite songs to sing are How Great Thou Art, Grace, Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Unchained Melody.


Emma Martin Harpist & Singer

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Some of my favourite songs are Dreams by The Cranberries, She Moved Through The Fair, I Watch The Sunrise, Times Like These and Chasing Cars.


Sinead Cooney Singer

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My favourite songs are:

  • A Thousand Year’s.
  • A Million Dreams
  • I Get To Love You
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • From this Moment On
  • Feels Like Home
  •  Take My Hand
  • All Of Me
  • Perfect
  • Yellow
  • Yours


Laura Colgan Music

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Hi my name is Laura Colgan, I am a professional wedding vocalist based in Co Meath but cover nationwide. I love stripping back songs and making them appropriate for a wedding ceremony. I always encourage couples to opt for songs special to them and its my job to arrange it to suit. Music reflects a couples personality and I love when I am asked to perform a song iv never heard of before. I like to call it “songspiration”. We have even stripped back AC/DC in the past.

Some very popular songs that have been chosen recently by my couples are below –

1. Beeswing – Christy Moore

2. You by my Side- The Wedding Song

3. Take my Hand- Emily Hackett

4. I only wanna be with you- Dusty Springfield

5. When you were sweet 16- Fureys

6. I see the light – Tangled

Brenda Grealis

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My favourite songs to perform would include the following however I am also regularly asked to perform them as instrumental pieces on harp or piano, therefore you can choose vocal or instrumental options. I have divided into religous and Non Religous songs.

  • Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ ELVIS
  • I Get To Love You (Ruelle)
  • Yours (Ella Henderson)
  • The Call ( Regina Spector)
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your face
  • Stand by me ‘ Ben E King
  • Anything from ” Coldplay ” !!!
  • The vow- RuthAnne
  • Dreams – The Cranberrie
  • The One – Shane McGowan
  • Times Like These – Foo Fighters

Religious Songs for Church Weddings

  • Ave Maria
  • A Ghrasta Iontach (Amazing Grace in Irish)
  • Mo Ghra Thu
  • The Clouds Veil
  • The Prayer


Patricia Daly

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Some of my favourite songs to perform are…

I Get To Love You

The Rose

God’s Plan

Can’t Help Falling in Love

Dreams by Cranberries

Feels Like Home



Olivia Romeo Singer and Pianist

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My favourite songs to perform are Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis, Dreams by the Cranberries, and anything quirky/unique to my wedding couples like The Father Ted Theme Song/Metallica etc! for religious I love Ah Mhuire Mhathair, The Prayer, and Oceans by Hillsong United.


Tina Lynagh Music

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My Favourite ceremony songs to sing:

Nothings Gonna  Stop Us Now  by Starships

How Great Thou Art by Carrie Underwood

How Long Will I LOVE You by Ellie Goulding

Endless Love by Mariah Carey

Simply The Best by Tina Turner

Amazing Grace

Dreams by The Cranberries

Amazed Lonestar

Everytime We Touch by Cascada

Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden


Rebecca Duff Ceremony Singer 

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Songs I enjoy singing;

Bright Blue Rose – Mary Black

This I Promise You – Donna Taggart

Lover – Taylor Swift

Yellow – Coldplay

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac


Niamh Keane from Perfect Cadence

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My favourite songs to play at weddings are Songbird by Fleetwood Mac (Eva Cassidy’s version), My Girl by The Temptations (Renee Dominque version) and When You Were Sweet Sixteen by The Fureys. 


Fiona Kennedy Ceremony & Drinks Reception Music

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I’m the winner of the Weddingsonline Wedding Singer of the Year award 2021 and some of my favourite songs to sing at wedding ceremonies are:

How long will I love you: Ellie Goulding version

You’ve got the love (as a recessional song) : Florence & the Machine

Wings : Birdy

All of me : John Legend

May God bless this couple: Traditional song/hymn


Claire Malone Ceremony & Drinks Reception Singer 

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My top five requested songs are –

How long will I love you

This I promise you


At last

A thousand years

I love singing all of these but I also love unusual songs to learn. I have learnt songs in different languages for brides also including German, Swahili and even Wolof ( Sengalese). I love a good challenge!


Tracy Gallagher

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Favourite songs to play would be:

La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf (English or French)

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis (Kina Grannis version)

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Simply The Best – Tina Turner (Schitt’s Creek version)

I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Yours – Ella Henderson

Moon River – Audrey Hepburn

Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

Here Comes The Sun – Beatles

Sweet Sixteen – The Fureys

Days Like This – Dermot Kennedy

Magic – Coldplay


Allison Saul 

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I love singing really interesting song choices for ceremonies, and I’m lucky to have a live musician who also sings so we can do harmonies. We especially liked doing “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden as it’s a gorgeous song and brought me straight back to my school days! Some other favourites I’ve done are “Yours” by Ella Henderson, and I always love doing “Songbird”. And finally, I love a good uptempo exit song, and “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” always ends the ceremony on a high!


Jenny Cullen Music

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‘Always Remember Us This Way’ by Lady Gaga:

This is probably one of my favourite songs to sing.  I love it when my couples choose it. Whether I’m asked to sing it for the actual ceremony, with my pre dinner music duo, or with my band ‘Entourage’ in the evening, it’s always a firm favourite with guests. Apart from being a very moving song, it requires a bit of technicality, which I love to get my teeth into.


Kerry Coventry Music

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Some of my favourites are A Thousand Years, Grace, The Shire, Dreams and Auld Lang Syne.


The Victory Dolls

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There is nothing quite like the experience of 3-part vocal harmony to fill the room for a wedding ceremony. The Victory Dolls still sings all your favourites, but having 3 voices blending together just adds that extra “something” that stands apart! One of our favourite ceremony songs is the timeless classic “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, taking the simple but beautiful melody and transforming it with harmony. It also means we can cover all the parts on some of the fun exit songs, like “Higher & Higher” by Jackie Wilson or “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell so you get the full experience that you can’t get with just one singer! 


Denise O’Rourke Event Singer

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Niamh Kirby Music 

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Favourite songs to sing- Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now, Better Half of Me & Young and Beautiful.


Sinead Walsh Harpist and Singer 

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Choosing my favorite songs to perform is not easy, as there are so many beautiful songs out there. However, some of the songs that I love to perform regularly at ceremonies are:

– **Nella Fantasia** by Ennio Morricone: This is a good entrance song that has a dreamy and elegant melody.

– **Dreams** by The Cranberries: This is a very popular exit song that has a catchy and upbeat rhythm.

– **Your Song** by Elton John: This is another popular exit song that has a simple and heartfelt message.

– **A Thousand Years** by Christina Perri: This is a great entrance song that has a romantic and timeless theme.

– **Can’t Help Falling in Love** by Elvis Presley: This is a classic love song that has a soothing and tender tone.

I also enjoy learning new songs for different occasions. For example, I learned a gorgeous song called **Conversations in the Dark** by John Legend for a beautiful wedding last year, and it became a firm favorite in my repertoire. Another fabulous song that I learned for a wedding last year was **Latch** by Sam Smith, which has a soulful and passionate vibe. I could go on and on, but these are some of the songs that I love to sing.


Lucy Kavanagh Singer and Pianist

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One of my favourite entrance song choices is Ruelle’s I Get to Love You – as a singer and a piano player, this ticks all the boxes with a beautiful melody and lyrics that are so emotive, topped off with a gorgeous piano accompaniment part. What’s not to love!
For the exit song, nothing beats a timeless classic such as The Beatles – All You Need is Love. I’ve yet to see a congregation not love this one – they clap, sing along, and dance down the aisle after the couple! Pure joy!


Lauren Tynan Music

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My favourite songs;

– Stand By Me

– Iris

– The Best

– You’ve Got the Love

– I Get to Love You


Tara from Tara & Jonny

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Favourite songs to sing: I love singing a mix of everything from Pop to Soul to Folk. Some of my favourites are At Last by Etta James, The Blowers Daughter by Damien Rice, Take my Breath Away and Red is the Rose.


Brí Wedding Singer

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Favourites change all the time but lately I especially love singing ‘This Will Be’ by Natalie Cole, ‘At Last’ by Etta James, ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries and ‘Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher)’ by Jackie Wilson.


Ingrid Madsen

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Sample of favourite songs to sing:

I get to love you

Can’t help Falling in Love

How Long will I love You

A Thousand Years

Ag Criost an Siol

Falling Slowing

The Prayer

She Moved Through the Fair


Eileen Coyle

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I love singing light romantic songs like this Neil Young song. I also love some of the classical pieces where I can really open up my voice and sing into a nice acoustic in a church or hall.

It makes me really happy when I can do justice to a couple’s personal choice songs like at a recent wedding in Cavan, I sang Declan O’ Roarke’s Galileo.


Ruth O’Brien Wedding Singer 


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My favourite songs to perform;
Cant Help Falling In Love With You
She moved Through the Fair
Your Song
Amazing Grace

These are just a few songs I love to perform at wedding Ceremonies/Drinks Receptions. Also being asked to learn a new song is always exciting!



Olivia O’Hanlon Music

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Here are some of my favourite songs to perform – Caledonia, The Island, Black is the Colour,Raglan Road, Nothing Else Matters, The Joker and the Queen, With or Without You, Mo Ghile Mear, Only You, Happy Together and All you need is love to name but a few.