Wedding Singing and Music

'Love is a friendship set to music'.

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The music on your wedding day is a deeply personal and integral part of the ceremony and beyond. Whether spiritual and sacred or quirky and eclectic, music is the language of love and can be the catalyst to transform your special day into a truly memorable occasion.

Having a wide musical remit, Brendan can accommodate virtually any request. Lyric and/or operatic pieces, sacred and religious music, show tunes and popular songs are all elements from which Brendan draws his repertoire.
Accompaniment is usually in the form of specially commissioned backing tracks to which Brendan performs live. The decision to use this method allows Brendan to considerably reduce the cost to you and to provide a truly professional and enchanting experience. Various forms of accompaniment are available, from full orchestral right through to simple piano or organ and voice. Listen to some samples of Brendan's wedding songs.

However, should you wish to have an accompanist on the day, Brendan has extensive contacts with many exceptional musicians both locally and nationally. Brendan also works closely with some of Waterford’s most talented sopranos should you require a duet.

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Habere et Tenere- To Have and to Hold

The male tenor voice is a surprisingly agile, versatile, sweet-sounding instrument and a male wedding singer offers much more than you might expect.

Pitched as it is between C3 and C5 (for the technically minded among you!) the breadth and range of the male tenor includes classical, contemporary, pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre….. virtually any male song you can think of and quite a few female ones too. Singing female songs in the tenor voice can lend a unique tone and colour to the tune and breathes a new and unexpected life into it. Songs by Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones and Diana Krall are especially effective. Brendan has all of these in his repertoire and much, much more.

The origin of the word 'tenor' comes from the latin 'tenere' meaning 'to hold' and so is a fitting description for the modern tenor voice. The smooth, flowing, rich tone of the male tenor voice is one that will further enhance your wedding ceremony and beyond.

Wedding Music Samples

Music is a personal and quite a subjective experience and even the longest list of glowing references does not mean that a certain style will be right for you. You need to hear it to judge for yourself and we aim to provide you with just that opportunity.

There are really two types of wedding music, namely religious church music and secular songs. Both work well for weddings and there can even be an effective mix of these, depending on the nature of the service and the personalities of the wedding couple. Brendan can help you plan the wedding music to suit your service.

Brendan provides wedding singing for the following types of services:
  • Church weddings
  • Civil weddings
  • Civil partnerships
Here is a selection of songs that give a taster of Brendan's style of wedding singing and indeed, his voice.
Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy the music!

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Wedding Music Samples

Religious songs:

Ava Maria:
Panis Angelicus  

Secular songs:

Have I Told You Lately:
Love Changes Everything:

To hear more examples of Brendan's singing, visit the Wedding Music Sample page.

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