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Fidelma Kelly - a wedding singer with experience, professionalism, reliability, and versatility

Your church or civil wedding ceremony is probably the most important part of the day. It sets the scene for everything that is to come afterwards. Therefore, it is really important that your wedding singer not only enhances the ceremony for you but also entertains your guests. Music can help to lighten the atmosphere as everyone is a little nervous during the ceremony - it is the most serious part of the day, and knowing that your wedding music is one thing you don't have to worry about will really help to ease the tension.

Fidelma can give you professional advice and the benefit of her experience on all aspects of your ceremony from the overall structure to where your music best fits. She has chosen a repertoire specifically for church ceremonies and you can hear some of them on her "Listen" page.

She works with many of the best musicians in the country, and is happy to source whatever instrument you require. However, she is equally happy to sing with just piano or guitar accompaniment if that is your choice, and she can guarantee musicians of the highest calibre.

Fidelma will visit the church (or other venue) in advance (or liaise with the celebrant if a visit is not possible) and make sure everything is suitable in terms of sound and positioning of the musicians on your big day. She will liaise with you to pick suitable songs and musicians to suit your tastes and the ceremony itself. It is worth noting that some priests insist on only liturgical music being performed at the wedding ceremony; this is something you will be aware of yourself when you choose the priest to marry you, and Fidelma will be sure to take that into consideration when choosing your music with you. She will of course be more than happy to listen to your own suggestions and learn any new songs you particularly want should the time frame allow.

For your Church wedding ceremony, you'll need songs/music for the following:

The Parts of the Mass can also be sung if you so require.

For a Civil or Humanist ceremony, songs can be included at appropriate points, depending on your design of the ceremony.

"...I would just like to say thank you so much for everything right up to the big day and I really appreciate you learning the song for the ceremony" - Michelle

"Just want to say a huge thank you to yourself and Damian for yesterday - the music was fabulous and it really helped to make the wedding special" - Fiona and Paul

"Thanks for the beautiful music you done for our wedding, just back from honeymoon and watched the first draft of the DVD, you and Vincent done a great job." - Julieanne

Fidelma's wide and varied repertoire, some of which you can hear on the "Listen" page, includes the following:

Standard Classical
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod/Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Caccini)
  • Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
  • Pie Jesu (Fauré)
  • Panis Angelicus (Franck)
  • Flower Duet (Delibes)
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
  • Plaisir D'amour (Martini)
  • Après un Rêve (Fauré)

Gospel

  • O Happy Day (Hawkins)
Modern Classical
  • Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber)
  • Gaelic Blessing (Rutter)
  • Nella Fantasia (Morricone)
  • Somewhere (Sondheim/Bernstein)

Irish

  • She Moved Through the Fair (trad.)
  • Danny Boy (Weatherly)
  • Sally Gardens (trad./Yeats)
  • Ag Críost an Síol (Ó Riada)
  • Seinn Alleluia (trad.)
Contemporary
  • You Raise Me Up (Løvland/Graham)
  • The Cloud's Veil (Lawton)
  • In the Quiet (Lawton)
  • Fields of Gold (Sting)
  • The Prayer (Bayer Sager)
  • Songbird (McVie arr. Cassidy)
  • You've Got a Friend (King)
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg arr. Cassidy)
  • To make you feel my love (Dylan)
  • Feels like Home (Newman)
  • The Voyage (Duhan)
  • Have I told you lately (Morrison)
  • Heaven (Adams)
  • 'Til there was you (Willson arr.Lennon/McCartney)
  • True Love (Porter)
  • Love Divine (McCarthy)