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The Secret Chord

Lahinch, Clare
Reviews (33) 5/5
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Musical Trio based in Lahinch, Co Clare.

Vocalist, Guitarist and Violinist

Specialising in Church, Humanist and Civl Ceremony Music

Wide range in repertoire from Pop, Ballad, Classical and Traditional Irish Music and Slow Airs.

Check out Caroline Kennedy's profile here


33 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Róisín and Conall
Added 10th Aug 2022
Wedding 3rd Jun 2022
The Secret Chord provided the music for our Wedding Ceremony. From the moment we contacted them they were nothing but responsive and accomodating. The music was beautiful and we could not recommend them enough! Thank you for adding to our perfect day!
Cathy and Ian
Added 11th May 2022
Wedding 1st Apr 2022
After researching many musicians we decided to book the secret Chord who were available thankfully. We really liked their website which gave us a great insight into their experience and they had lots of sample music with a great selection of different songs/ music to choose from. Caroline manages the bookings and my interactions with her were very engaging and pleasant from the start. Nothing was a issue, I wanted a specific tune going down the aisle which they accommodated no problem. We had to push back our ceremony due to unforseen circumstances and they were so sympathetic and understanding which was very much appreciated. Most importantly the singing and music was amazing! It actually made us quite emotional which was very unexpected but lovely( we re not generally emotional people). Many of our guests commented on what a great job they did. We highly recommend The secret Chord they are just a joy to listen to and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Cathy and Ian.
Paula and Ronan
Added 20th May 2022
Wedding 5th Mar 2022
The Secret Chord provided our ceremony music. We really wanted a violin as part of our ceremony music and found The Secret Chord after some research. And I'm so glad we did! Caroline was amazing to deal with from our very first contact, nothing was an issue and always so responsive and helpful. Caroline's voice is just beautiful and complimented so well by the music. We absolutely loved it and so many of our guests commented on the beautiful music after the ceremony. I would highly recommend!
Lisa and Michael
Added 15th Dec 2022
Wedding 21st Dec 2021
The secret Chord provided our ceremony music for our wedding in December 2021. Carolines vocals were absolutely stunning and complimented so well by the music. We wanted a mixture of traditional Irish, hymns and Christmas music, and every genre was beautifully performed by Caroline and the musicians. From the moment I got in contact with Caroline, they were accommodating, responsive and helpful in the lead up to our wedding. We cannot recommend them enough!
Elaine & Conor
Added 20th Oct 2020
Wedding 8th Oct 2020
The Secret Chord provided our Wedding ceremony music and it was beautiful. Caroline has a really lovely voice and was so friendly to deal with in the lead up to our wedding. She responded quickly to all our texts. Caroline and Quentin learned a song for us also with just a few weeks notice. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our ceremony extra special
The Armada Hotel
Added 20th Oct 2020
Wedding 8th Oct 2020
The Secret Chord provided our ceremony music and it was absolutely beautiful. We were so happy we chose them. Caroline got back to us really quickly every time we text with a question and was so friendly to deal with. They had no problem learning a new song that we requested at short notice. We highly recommend them if you want beautiful music for your ceremony. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts, Elaine & Conor xx
Kieran & Bernie
Added 24th Sep 2019
Wedding 24th Aug 2019
I had heard Caroline singing in Lahinch Church at Christmas Eve mass previously and was adamant that we would have her group for our Church wedding music and vocals. Caroline and her group of musicians were absolutely brilliant from the moment we booked our date with them. We decided on our music choices and just emailed our list to Caroline in the run up to our wedding. They were really stress free to deal with and this makes such a difference in the lead up as theres so much more going on. They were at the church well ahead of the service and even the practice was beautiful to listen to as I waited patiently for my bride. Caroline is a great vocalist and the musicians were a pleasure to listen to. I would highly recommend them for your special day. Thanks again, Kieran & Bernie
Liam & Charlotte
Added 25th Sep 2019
Wedding 22nd Aug 2019
We had The Secret Chord play at our wedding ceremony and during our drinks reception after in August this year. We can not recommend them enough for anybody who is looking to have music at their wedding. Caroline was a pleasure to deal with from when we first began planning right up to the day of the wedding, even learning songs for us that we had requested. The amount of comments we had received from our wedding guests to say how good they were was unbelievable and both as a couple were so happy we picked them, They were absolutely brilliant. Highly recommend The Secret Chord!
Caroline & Declan Griffin
Added 7th Mar 2020
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
From the outset, Caroline was the most lovely lady to deal with. Nothing was ever an issue for her and we always sensed that our happiness was her priority. We were absolutely blessed to have Caroline, Quentin and Ciaran perform at our wedding ceremony. From the first time that we heard Caroline's most beautiful voice, we knew that we had found the perfect group to perform at our wedding. The singing and musical performances on the day were absolutely magical. I cannot express in words how Declan and I felt as we listened to each song/piece of music. We whispered to each other so many times about how incredible we thought The Secret Chord were. We honestly couldn't have asked for more, and as the ceremony was a very important part of our day to us, we feel so grateful to the Secret Chord for helping to make our wedding dreams come true. Any couple who is lucky enough to have them perform at their wedding, are exceptionally fortunate indeed.
Mrs Donohue
Added 15th Jul 2019
Wedding 24th May 2019
Caroline was a pleasure to deal with from day one, we honestly couldn’t recommend these guys enough. They really made the ceremony special and a number of our guests commented on how amazing they sounded. Thanks Caroline and the rest of the group.
Niamh O'L
Added 20th May 2019
Wedding 12th Apr 2019
I got Caroline and Quentin to play at my wedding. They were absolutely brilliant. Loved their song choices and they were very flexible in accommodating my friend to join them for a song at communion upon my request. I would highly recommend them both for their talent and professionalism. Thanks again guys.
Donna & Annie
Added 25th Jun 2019
Wedding 15th Mar 2019
Can't rate these guys highly enough. Amazing musicians and vocalists, and just lovely lovely people! We mainly dealt with Caroline, and found her to be so accommodating and responsive. Going above and beyond learning newly released songs that we wanted included in our Ceremony. Even adapting one particular song to make it more relevant to us. We were blown away by their sound on the day. Truly cant recommend them highly enough... wish we could do it all again with them!
Christina Rainsford
Added 10th Feb 2019
Wedding 21st Dec 2018
Caroline from day one in booking them was so nice and professional. They were excellent on the day and I have had several comments on how great they sounded x
Added 15th Oct 2018
Wedding 29th Sep 2018
We recently had Caroline sing at our wedding ceremony. She was amazing...all our guests were commenting as they were leaving the church at how beautiful the songs were. She was a pleasure to deal with and we had no worries on the day. Highly recommend!
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 28th Sep 2018
The Secret Chord were fantastic! Caroline was so responsive and had no problem learning a specific song. I would highly recommend them!
Ciaran & Sharon
Added 24th Sep 2018
Wedding 2nd Aug 2018
Added 11th Jul 2018
Wedding 2nd Jun 2018
Caroline and Secret Chord were simply amazing. We received so many compliments on their performance and any song requests we had were met with ease. I would highly recommend them.
Added 2nd Jul 2019
Wedding 30th Jan 2018
The Secret Chord went out of their way to be there for when I proposed to my soon to be wife and made my day amazingly special and a complete surprise for her. We intend to hopefully have you guys at our ceremony when we say I do.!
Added 24th Apr 2018
Wedding 31st Dec 2017
I cannot praise The Secret Chord enough!! They learnt two songs for us with literally two weeks notice and made such a beautiful job of them! My entrance to Raglan Road is something I'll never forget! So friendly, efficient and caring! The music for our day was beautiful, we received many compliments and they were well deserved! You will not regret hiring Caroline and the gang!
M Tierney
Added 7th Oct 2017
Wedding 19th Aug 2017
Yuki & Quentin did a lovely job playing instrumental pieces for our wedding ceremony and also our drinks reception. We had a couple of special requests in terms of songs we wanted to have played at the ceremony and they happily accommodated this. Highly recommend!
Toni and Mark
Added 27th Sep 2017
Wedding 12th Aug 2017
We had The Secret Chord play at our outdoor ceremony in August and from the very beginning, when I first contacted them, they were absolutely amazing. The choice of music is spectacular and they are just so friendly to deal with. On the day, everyone was blown away with the music, it was so romantic and memorable. Thank you all so much for making our ceremony truly memorable, I would recommend you to everyone
Added 23rd Jun 2017
Wedding 3rd Jun 2017
We booked the Secret Chord well over a year ago for our wedding and we were delighted with our choice. Caroline was so professional, kind and helpful the couple of times that we made contact. She was open to song suggestions we had and even learned our song off that I walked down the aisle to without hesitation. I had been told by a couple of people that you wont hear any of the music that it goes over your head but I have to say I heard most of the songs it was great to hear what we had chosen and sang so beautifully. Many commented on the music and song choice throughout the day. I would not hesitate to recommend the secret chord, thanks very much guys for making our day extra special. I especially loved hearing Ed Sheeran (photograph) as I waited at the back door with my dad. Thanks so much.
Anna and Derek
Added 18th Jun 2017
Wedding 14th May 2017
Made what was always going to be a special day for us, extra special
Added 30th Apr 2017
Wedding 21st Apr 2017
Secret Chord were perfect for our wedding in Co.Clare. They provide a beautiful mix of instrumental and Caroline's voice is amazing. They were excellent to deal with throughout the process and they learned a specific song that we wanted during a ceremony. It was a pleasure having Secret Chord at our wedding ceremony- all of our guests commented on how lovely the music was. Would highly recommend.
Added 26th Apr 2017
Wedding 7th Apr 2017
Secret Chord did an amazing job for our wedding. They were really good to communicate with and Caroline was great in helping us choose music suitable for our wedding. One of my favourite memories of the day was the music playing as I walked down the aisle. Overall a fabulous group.
Dervla & Will
Added 26th Nov 2016
Wedding 16th Sep 2016
The Secret Chord performed at our wedding ceremony in September and were simply amazing! The singing and music was so beautiful and was one of the highlights of our wedding day. All our guests thought their performance was outstanding. From start to finish Caroline was a pleasure to deal with. Her easy manner, warmth, guidance and willingness to learn new songs made planning the ceremony music stress free. We would highly recommend The Secret Chord if you are looking for something special and truly memorable.
Added 20th Sep 2016
Wedding 6th Aug 2016
From the moment I met Caroline and the group I was impressed with the service and professionalism they displayed. Caroline is the singer and there is also Quentin who plays the guitar and Yuki who plays the violin. Caroline gave me a sample CD to listen to their music and replied to my many emails and provided as much information as I needed about different song choices and advice about when they should be played throughout the ceremony. I asked Caroline about two songs that were not on her list of songs and it was no problem for them. The group learned both songs for my wedding day. From walking into the church and hearing the beautiful music I knew I was in good hands. My wedding ceremony was a pleasure to listen to and each and every song was performed to the highest standard. I would highly recommend The Secret Chord to any bride or groom to be. You are in for a huge treat.
Added 19th Sep 2016
Wedding 16th Jul 2016
There is no way to describe how amazing it felt to walk down the aisle to Secret Chord's music. From beginning to end they were amazing and lifted the whole church. Everyone at my wedding commented on how brilliant they were too and how special they made the ceremony. Book them now because they are superb :)
Helen Bohan
Added 20th Sep 2016
Wedding 10th Jul 2016
We very much enjoyed the Secret Chord as our wedding ceremony band. Caroline was extremely easy to work with and has a very professional but relaxed manner. The music was commented on by many of the guests and the Secret Chord more than fulfilled our wishes and expectations. They granted our every request concerning the music selection and greatly added to a beautiful ceremony. The combination of instruments and Caroline's beautiful voice made our day very special. We would highly recommend them for any wedding ceremony.
Acacia Shinners
Added 22nd Sep 2016
Wedding 25th Jun 2016
I would highly recommend The Secret Chord. Caroline and team were professional from the word go. Nothing was too much trouble, even learning new songs for the day. They made me feel very at ease with the whole process so i could really feel like it was one less thing to worry about. On the day all of my guests commented on how great the music was, especially Carolines sweet voice which was very well accompanied with the violin and guitar, a very unique combination.
Added 18th Aug 2015
Wedding 31st Jul 2015
We got married in July 2015 and could not recommend this group highly enough. We were thrilled with our choice. The music and singing was fantastic and made our church ceremony so special. Many of our guests asked us who they were. Caroline was so helpful to deal with. If you haven't booked a group already I would highly recommend The Secret Chord. You will not be disappointed.
Kathy & Jackson
Added 27th Apr 2016
Wedding 5th Jul 2009
Jackson and I just wanted to thank you so much for your amazing singing on our wedding day we can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. From the moment I walked up the aisle I was in heaven! The music and your voice truly added to our wedding ceremony and you truly captured the atmosphere we were looking for which we will treasure forever. You were extremely professional and available to discuss any music plans we had in mind and you accommodate all of our requests which we really appreciated. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Caroline to anyone for their special day. Kathy & Jackson
Burren Bride
Added 27th Apr 2016
Wedding 13th Jun 2008
I booked The Secret Chord for my wedding as I had heard they were very talented and when I saw them play at another wedding I attended. I have since seen them play very intimate venues and large churches and they were incredible at all weddings I saw them play at. Caroline was so professional to deal with and no request was too much trouble.
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