Ave Verum

I performed recently at the Kinsale Arts Festival and one of the duets was the beautiful Ave Verum by Karl Jenkins. Ryan Morgan is the tenor performing with me on this piece and Eoin O’Callaghan is on piano.

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Where to put music during the Catholic Wedding Ceremony

One of the questions I’m most often asked is where to put music during the Catholic Ceremony. So here you go!

Processional
Individual candle ceremony
Psalm
Alleluia
Lighting of Unity Candle
Offertory
Holy Holy
Ar n’Athair
Sign of Peace
Communion (choose 2 pieces)
Signing of Register (choose 2 pieces)
Recessional

 

Nella Fantasia

By far the most popular piece I’m asked to sing for the bride’s entrance is Nella Fantasia but it’s also suitable for the signing of the marriage register. I’m accompanied by Eoin O’Callaghan on piano and Aoife O’Donovan on flute. The beautiful flowers in the video are by Carrie O’Connor of  Best of Buds Florist, Tralee

Carol Shaw Jewellery

I know most people that read my blog are brides to be so I just want to share an Irish supplier with you all.  Check out Carol Shaw Jewellery for your bridal jewellery and for bridesmaids, mother of the bride and guests!

I “met” Carol a few years ago on IrishBusinesswomen.com and having seen some of her pieces on her website I asked her if she could make something unique for me that I could wear when singing at weddings. You can see what she designed on the video just below this post or on my Facebook page at SiobhanOliverSoprano I told Carol the type of thing I was looking for and wanted something with a music theme – she came up with a few ideas and ordered in some silver music note beads for me and teamed them up with black Swarovski Crystals. What’s great is nobody else has the same thing and it was so reasonably priced! My mum, aunt and friends have also bought from Carol and everyone has been delighted with the service, speed and quality that Carol provides. She’s a lovely lady and its great to support one of our own. I live in Cork and Carol is in Dublin – we organised everything over e mail so check out her website at www.carolshawjewellery.com for some beautiful pieces for your big day

Reflection Poems

I know many of you are always on the look out for some nice reflection poems for your ceremony. I’ve kept the links to a few threads on WeddingsOnline and they have loads of lovely ideas that hopefully you’ll find useful

Reflection Poems 1

Reflection Poems 2

Reflection Poems 3

Thanks to all the WOLlies for posting their favourite reflections.

Little Wedding Crechers

I’ve been singing at weddings for almost 4 years now and have come across some great suppliers along the way. So I’m going to post links to some of them here over the next few weeks

Many couples face the dilemma of whether to have children at their wedding or not. It can be the cause of many a family argument!  Little Wedding Crechers may be the answer to this problem. Patricia and her team of well trained and highly skilled staff will make each of your little guests feel like they are the centre of attention while you relax and enjoy your day. Check out the website for packages, costs and testimonials.