Áine O’Halloran Violin Playlists


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1. Singers and songwriters

2. Styles

3. Film music

4. Most requested 

5. Ceremony ideas

6. A to Z of music

This is a good example of what I’m playing these days but it’s not everything. I’m always adding music so check back now and then to see what’s new.

1. Singers and songwriters

Adele, ABBA, Christina Aguilera, Peter André, Louis Armstrong, Atomic Kitten
Sarah Barelles, The Beatles, Natasha Beddingfield, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Bowie, Michael Bublé, Busted
Leonard Cohen, Coldplay, Natalie Cole, The Coronas, The Cranberries, The Cure
David Gray, David Guetta, Neil Diamond, Joe Dolan, Duo Lipa,
Billie Eilish, Elbow, Elton John, Elvis,
Fleur East
Luis Fonsi, Aretha Franklin, Nelly Furtado
Gabrielle, Gareth Gates, Marvin Gaye, George Michael, Girls Aloud, Selena Gomez
Hear’Say, Faith Hill
Maurice Jarre, Carly Rae Jepsen, Norah Jones, JVKE
Keane, Ronan Keating
Lady Gaga, Legrand
Madness, Madonna, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Mel C, Metallica, Milet Cyrus, Christie Moore, The Monkeys, Van Morrison, Jason Mraz, Olly Murs
Randy Newman, Paulo Nutini
Oasis, One Direction
Christina Perri, Katie Perry, Pink, Plain White T’s
Rihanna, Ruelle
S Club 7, Callum Scott, Ed Sheeran, Siffre, Alan Silvestri, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift
Texas, Justin Timberlake,
The Verve, Village People
Westlife, Wet Wet Wet, The White Stripes, Robbie Williams
John Paul Young, Neil Young, Will Young

2. Styles

Vitamin Quartet and Bridgerton inspired POP
50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s 00’s
Upbeat Medleys from ABBA, Neil Diamond, Joe Dolan, Village People, The Bee Gees, Motown
Rock and Roll
Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and friends…
André Rieu style Waltzes and Tango
Smokey Jazz and Blues
Riverdance, Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Slow Airs
Latin, Jazz, Swing
Party Vibes

3. Film music

Klaus Badelt, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, Nigel Hess, James Horner, John Williams, Craig Armstrong

Armageddon, Arthur
Beaches, The Bodyguard, Bond Films, Bohemian Rhapsody, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Bridgerton Series,
Cinema Paradiso,
Friends, Forrest Gump, Fonz
Game Of Thrones, Grease, The Greatest Showman,
The Jazz Singer
La La land, Ladies In Lavender, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Legends Of The Fall
Mamma Mia, The Mission
The Notebook, Notting Hill
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Robin Hood, Rocketman
A Star Is Born, Sing, Starwars,
The Talented Mr Ripley, The Thomas Crown Affair, Toy Story
Up Close And Personal
The Wedding Singer

4. Most requested romantic music

All Of Me
At Last
As Time Goes By
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Endless Love
Falling Slowly
Glasgow Love Theme
The Greatest Love Of All
Hold My Girl
How Long Will I Love You
I Get To Love You
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I’ll Be There
La Vie En Rose
Love Is All Around
Love Me Like You Do
Love Someone
Make You Feel My Love
Moon River
Nobody Does It better
The Notebook
Over The Rainbow
Portuguese Love Theme
The Rose
Someone Like You
Somewhere Only We Know
A Thousand Years
You Are The Reason
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Wonderful Tonight

5. Ceremony music ideas


Canon In D
Can’t Help falling In Love
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission)
Marry You
Memories (Maroon 5)
A Thousand Years

Lighting of candles – choose two, one for your individual candles at beginning of the ceremony and another for your unity candle after the vows.

Bach Air
Falling Slowly
Flower Song
Make Me Feel Your Love
May It Be
Say Something
The Scientist
She Moved Through The Fair
Somewhere Only We Know
Tale As Old As Time (Beauty And The Beast)
A Thousand Years

Signing Of The Register

At Last
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Feather Theme
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Hold my Girl
How Long Will I Love You
Just The way you Are
La Vie En Rose
Love is All Around
Moon River
Nocturne (Secret Garden)
Over The Rainbow
Portuguese Love Theme
Pure Imagination
River Flows in You
The Rose
The Scientist
Softly Awakes My Heart
Someone Like You
Thinking Out Loud
The Voyage
What A Wonderful World
You Are the Reason
Your Song


All You Need Is Love
God Only Knows
Golden Hour
Here Comes The Sun
Lay All You Love On Me
Shut Up And Dance
That’s Amoré
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Viva la Vida
When I’m 64
Wildest Dreams
You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Parts of the Mass

Psalm (usually read though)

Mo Ghrá Thú / Hiding Place
Eagle’s Wings

Offertory or Communion

Ag Críost An Síol
A Gaelic Blessing
As I Kneel Before You
Ave Maria
Break Thou The Bread Of Life
The Coulin
The Lark In The Clear Air
O Mio Babbino Caro
Pie Jesu (Fauré)
Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Wherever You Go

Sign Of Peace

Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
Tabhair Dom Do Lámh
Raglan Road
What A Wonderful World

Just suggestions! Most are interchangeable to other parts of the ceremony. It’s good to choose an upbeat piece for your recessional which will set a mood of celebration for the rest of the day.

I will also play before the ceremony as guests arrive and are seated.

6. A to Z of music in a mix of styles

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
A Lovely Night
A Million Dreams
A Sky Full Of Stars, Coldplay
A String of Pearls
A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Adagio from Spartacus, Khachaturian
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
Air from suite in D, Bach
Air Hostess, Busted
All My Lovin, Beatles
All Of Me, John Legend
All Shook Up
Always Remember Us This Way
Amazing, George Michael
Another Day of Sun
Anything Is Possible, Will Young
Ar Éireann Ní Neosfainn Cé Hí
Armageddon, I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Atlas, Coldplay
Audition (The Fools Who Dream)
Back To December
Bad Guy
Banks Of The Lee
Bells of Notre Dame
Boys From The County Armagh
Barcarolle, Offenbach
Because You Loved Me (from Up Close and Personal)
Be Our Guest
Beauty And The Beast (Tale As Old As Time)
Beauty School Dropout
Bella Ciao
Best Song Ever, One Direction
Beyond The Sea
Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
Blank Space
Blind Mary
Blue Danube
Blue Monday (from The Wedding Singer)
Blue Suede Shoes
Brave, Sara Barelles
Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Moon River
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Can’t Stop The Feeling, Justin Timberlake
Candy, Paolo Nutini
Canon, Pachelbel
Changes, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Cinema Paradiso, Love Theme
City of Stars (La La Land)
Clocks, Coldplay
Colours Of The Wind
Come Alive
Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
Come Fly With Me
Comely Girl, Tall And Straight
Cracklin’ Rosie, Neil Diamond
Cry Me A River, Justin Timberlake
Dancing Queen
Danny Boy
Diamonds Are Forever
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Tell Me, Madonna
Down By The Sally Gardens
Downton Abbey
Downtown, Petula Clarke
Dreams, The Cranberries
Eleanor Rigby, Beatles
Falling Slowly (from Once)
Fascinating Rhythm
Fly Me To The Moon
Fool On The Hill, Beatles
For Your Eyes Only
Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
From Now On
From Russia With Love
Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission)
Galway Girl
Game of Thrones
Genie In A Bottle, Christina Aguilera
Girls Like You
Go West, Village People
Golden Hour, JVKE
Goodbye Venice, Joe Dolan
Greased Lightin’
Gymnopedie No.1, Erik Satie
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
Happy Days
Harvest Home
Harvest Moon, Neil Young
Haste to the Wedding
Have I Told You Lately, Van Morrison
Have You Met Miss Jones?
He Ain’t Heavy, The Hollies
Hey Jude, Beatles
Hey, Soul Sister, Train
Hit The Road Jack
Ho Hey, Lumineers
Homes Of Donegal
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep Is Your Love, The Bee Gees
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
I Get To Love You, Ruelle
I Got Rhythm
I Have A Dream, ABBA
I Just can’t Wait To be King
I Knew You Were Trouble
I Will Always Love You, The Bodyguard
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz
I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise
I’ll Never Love Again
I’m A Believer, Neil Diamond
I’m Like A Bird, Nelly Furtado
I’m Yours, Jason Mraz
I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo
Il Postino
In My Life, The Beatles
In The Mood
In The Navy, Village People
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni
Irish Washerwoman
Isle Of Innisfree
Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
It Ain’t Me, Selena Gomez
It Don’t Mean A Thing (if you ain’t got that swing)
I Want To Hold Your Hand, The Beatles
It Was A Very Good Year
It’s Raining On Prom Night (Grease)
I Will Wait For You (from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
James Bond theme
Jar Of Hearts, Christina Perri
Jersey Bounce
Just Give Me A Reason, Pink
Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Kesh Jig
King Of The Fairies
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Ladies In Lavender
Lady And The Tramp
Lady Be Good
Lady Madonna, Beatles
Lady Marmalade
Lady Is A Tramp
Largo (from New World Symphony), Dvorâk
Largo (from Xerxes), Handel
Lark In The Clear Air
Lascia, Handel
Last Friday Night, Katie Perry
Last Rose Of Summer
Lay All Your Love On Me, ABBA
The Ludlows (From Legends Of The Fall)
Let It Be, Beatles
Let It Go
Levitating, Dua Lipa
Li’l Darlin’
Life Is A Rollercoaster, Ronan Keating
Live And Let Die
Live Forever, Oasis
Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee
Look What I Found
Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift
Love Is All Around, Wet Wet Wet
Love Is In The Air, John Paul Young
(Love is) The Tender Trap
Love Me Tender
Love Story, Taylor Swift
Love Walked In
Mac The Knife
Makin’ Whoopee
Mamma Mia
Man I Love
Marino Waltz
Marry You
Maybe It’s Time
Me And My Shadow
Memories, Maroon 5
Mia & Sebastian’s Theme
Michelle, Beatles
Millennium, Robbie Williams,
Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)
Million Reasons, Lady Gaga
Mission Impossible
Money, Money, Money
Morning, Grieg
Mr Blue Sky
Mr Bojangles
The Music of Goodbye, (from Out Of Africa
My Funny Valentine (The Talented Mr Ripley)
My Way
Mysterious Girl, Peter Andre
Never Enough (Greatest Showman)
New York, NewYork
Nice Work If You Can Get It
No Time To Die
Nobody Does It Better
Norwegian Wood, Beatles

Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
O For the Wings Of A Dove, Mendelssohn
O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini
O’Carolan’s Concerto
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Beatles
Oh, Lady Be Good!
On The Horizon, Mel C
One day Like This, Elbow
One For My Baby
One O’Clock Jump
Opus One
Other Side
Our Song
Out Of Reach, Gabrielle
Panic Cord, Gabrielle
Paradise, Coldplay
Parting Glass
Part Of Your World
Pavane, Fauré,
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Penny Lane, Beatles
Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Pick Yourself Up
Picture To Burn
Pie Jesu, Fauré
Pie Jesu, Lloyd Webber
Pipe On The Hob
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Planxty Irwin
Pretty Woman,Roy Orbison
Pure Imagination
Quiet Land Of Éireann
Raglan Road
Rains Of Castamere
Rather Be, Clean Bandit
Reach, S Club 7
Return to Sender
Rewrite The Stars
Right Place Right Time, Olly Murs
Roar, Katy Perry
Robin Hood, (Everything I do) I Do It For You Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Roses from The South
Royal Fireworks Music, Handel
Sail Away, David Gray
Samhradh, Samhradh
Say Something, Justin Timberlake
Say What You Want, Texas
Scientist, Coldplay
Seasons In The Sun, Westlife
See Caroline, Neil Diamond
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) Adele
Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes
Shake It Off
Shallow (A Star Is Born)
She Loves You, Beatles
She Moved Through The Fair
She’s Leaving Home, Beatles
Should’ve Said No
The Show, Girls Aloud
Single, Natasha Bedingfield
Skaters Waltz
Sky-Boat Song (from Outlander)
Sky Full Of Stars
Softly Awakes My Heart, Saint Saens
Someone in the Crowd
Someone Like You, Adele
Someone To Watch Over Me
Somethin’ Stupid
Somewhere Only We Know, Keane
Sound Of The Underground, Girls Aloud
Speak Low
Spinning Wheel
Spirit In The Sky, Gareth Gates
Spring from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
Star Wars Theme
Start A Fire
Stay, Rihanna
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Summer Nights
Sunrise, Norah Jones
Super Trouper
Swallow Tail Jig
Take A Chance On Me
Take The ‘A’ Train
Teardrops On My Guitar
Thank U, Next
Thank you for the Music
That’s Amoré
There Are Worse Things I Could Do
There You’ll Be, Faith Hill
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
This Is Me (from The Greatest Showman)
This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Natalie Cole
This Year’s Love, David Gray
Tightrope (from The Greatest Showman)
Titanium, David Guetta
Tomorrow Never Dies
Under the Sea
Uptown Girl, Westlife
Violet Hill, Coldplay
Viva La Vida, Coldplay
The Voyage
The Way To Your Love, Hear’Say
The Winner Takes it All, ABBA
The World Is Not Enough
Warm, Coronas
Waterloo, ABBA
We Are Never Getting Back Together Again, Taylor Swift
We Go Together, Grease
Well Do you Evah
Whatever, Oasis
What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
What About Us, Pink
What Kind of Fool Am I
What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
When I’m Sixty Four, Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Beatles
White Horse
Whole Again, Atomic Kitten
Wildest Dreams, Taylor Swift
The Wind Beneath My Wings (from Beaches)
Wonderwall, Oasis
Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus
Yellow Submarine, Beatles
Yellow, Coldplay
Yesterday, Beatles
YMCA, Village People
You Are The Reason
You Belong With Me
You Only Live Twice
You’ll Be In My Heart
You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves you
You’re Such A Good Looking Woman, Joe Dolan
You’re The One That I Want
You’ve Got A Friend In Me
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