Do you need an Irish singer, a piper or band for a funeral or a wake in Cardiff, Glasgow, Kent, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Surrey, Sussex?
We provide music for Irish funerals and wakes, with a nationwide service to all major town and cities anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales
Saying goodbye to our loved ones, with an Irish song or music, can add great poignancy to the occasion, creating lasting memories.
We provide Irish ballad singers and pipers (bagpipes and uilleann) for funeral services and/or at the graveside.
We also provide excellent solo acts, duos and bands for wakes anywhere in Britain.
They will perform songs or tunes of your choice.
We’ll be happy to help you talk through the most suitable song and tune options to meet your needs.
Browse our acts to find out more.
We also provide celebrants for Irish funeral services.
Live Irish music for the wake?
A solo Irish singer guitarist, duo or band for the wake, is a popular option for many of our clients, many of whom will often have music at 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.
Bagpiper or uilleann piper?
The uilleann pipes are seen as more of an ‘Irish’ instrument and the unique celtic sound is essentially more associated with an Irish occasion.
Both have the added feature of the piper being able to perform in the Irish kilt. A bagpiper is also able to walk whilst playing, whereas the uilleann pipes are usually played seated.
Popular choices for Irish funerals and wakes
What are currently the most requested songs that are sung at Irish funerals?
At the service or the graveside, included among the currently most asked for songs are ‘I Watch the Sunrise’, ‘How Great Thou Art’, ‘Jealous of the Angels’, ‘Amazing Garce’, ‘Morning Has Broken’, ‘Carrickfergus’, ‘Grace’, ‘The Fields of Athenry’ and of course ‘Danny Boy.’ In a service at either a church or a crematorium chapel, hymns are a more popular choice. At the graveside a whole selection of Irish ballads are regularly requested and will often be a song that was particularly associated with the deceased, or a song about the county that they originally came from such as ‘The Galway Shawl’, ‘Lovely Leitrim’, ‘Among the Wicklow Hills’, ‘The Galtee Mountain Boy’, ‘Mary From Dungloe’, ‘Skibbereen’, etc. Gravesides are also a more flexible location for patriotic songs such as ‘Four Green Fields’ or the Irish national anthem. Priests are sometimes reluctant to have songs sung at a service that may be deemed to be a tad political and some priests will only allow hymns to be sung at a service. We always suggest running your list of songs by the priest conducting the service beforehand. You will find a selection of our acts here. Got any further questions? WhatsApp us via the link below or call us on +44(0)20 8111 1916