"Remember me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land,

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you planned:

Only remember me: you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than you should remember and be sad."

- Christina Rossetti


Fidelma Kelly - experienced, professional, reliable, versatile singer for your special occasion

It goes without saying, organising a funeral is a very sad and trying time for everyone. Choosing the music is something you have to do in a very short space of time and under considerable pressure. Fidelma will make this difficult experience as pain free as possible for you. She will liaise with you and the funeral home or celebrant, as appropriate, to ensure the utmost sensitivity in creating a memorable, moving and, if possible, uplifting experience through the music chosen for your relative's funeral.

For the Funeral Mass, you will need songs/music for the following:

Fidelma's extensive and varied repertoire of suitable songs (some of which you can hear on the 'Listen' page), includes:

Standard Classical

  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod/Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Caccini)
  • Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
  • Pie Jesu (Fauré)
  • Panis Angelicus (Franck)
  • Going Home (Fisher/Dvorák)
  • Après un Rêve (Fauré)
  • How Great Thou Art (Boberg/Hine/Trad.)

Modern Classical

  • Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber)
  • Gaelic Blessing (Rutter)
  • You Raise Me Up (Løvland/Graham)
  • The Cloud's Veil (Lawton)
  • In the Quiet (Lawton)
  • On Eagle's Wings (Joncas)
  • Be Not Afraid (Dufford)
  • Here I am Lord (Schutte)
  • Be Still My Soul (Schlegel/Sibelius)
  • I'll Walk With God (Webster/Brodszky)

Contemporary

  • Tears in Heaven (Clapton/Jennings)
  • To Where You Are (Marx/Thompson)
  • The Prayer (Bayer Sager)
  • You've Got a Friend (King)
  • Lean on Me (Withers)
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)
  • (In the Arms of an) Angel (McLachlan)

Gospel

  • Amazing Grace (Newton)
  • Going Home (Fisher/Dvorák)
  • The Storm is Passing Over (Tindley)
  • I Feel Like Going On (Hawkins)

Irish

  • Danny Boy (Weatherly)
  • Ag Críost an Síol (Ó Riada)
  • Seinn Alleluia (trad.)
  • S'é An Tiarna M'Aoire (Ó Cearbhail)
  • Be Thou My Vision (Dallán Forghaill/Hull/trad.)

"Thanks so much for today Fidelma. You sang beautifully." - Tara, May 2018

"So many people commented on how beautiful the singing was... Kind regards and thank you so much." - Pádraig and family, February 2018

"Thank you so much for today. It was beautiful.." - E., November 2017

"Thank you so much for your beautiful uplifting singing, and also your pianist, at my mother-in-laws funeral yesterday. My husband myself and all the family thought you were both wonderful and your rendition of You've Got a Friend was particularly poignant to us." - Clare, March 2016

"I would like to thank you for the beautiful songs and music, which brought so much to our Mother's funeral. There wasn't a single person there who didn't comment on how lovely your voice was." - Carmella, January 2016

"Thank you so much for the beautiful singing yesterday. The music added a poignancy to the Mass. Everyone loved it. You have a lovely gift. Thank you for sharing it." - Linda, February 2015

"Many thanks for the beautiful singing today at Josie's funeral mass. Your singing greatly enhanced the service... Much appreciated." - Cathy, October 2014

"Thank you for singing so beautifully on Friday. You made Mum's celebration so wonderful! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts." - Sinead, October 2014

"Thanks for yesterday, Fidelma...you're singing better than ever." - August 2013

"Thank you so much for singing at dad's funeral today, you sang beautifully." - Suzanne, July 2013

"That was fabulous today...you and Tony played lovely music. Thank you, Fidelma" - Tim, February 2013

"Hi Fidelma. We wanted to say how brilliant we think you both were today. Many people remarked on the beautiful music and singing. Thank you so very much for making our day special. We will never forget it". - Jacqueline, Barry and Anne Marie, January 2013

"...Many thanks for all the work and beautiful singing for Jean's funeral Mass. It means a lot to us all." - Paula, June 2011

"...Thank you most sincerely for singing so beautifully at my sister's funeral Mass." - le grá ó Brid, May 2011

"...Both the choice of music and the poignantly sensitive manner in which it was performed set a lovely backdrop to the Mass." - John, September 2010