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Should I have a church, civil or humanist wedding?

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It’s a question that will have occurred to most engaged couples in 21st Century Ireland; should I get married in a church, like my forebears, or should I have a civil ceremony? And, to the uninitiated, what the heck is a humanist ceremony? Isn’t that some weird pagan cult-like initiation ...

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Wedding Piano Music

What comes to mind when you think of wedding piano music? Do you think of Ludovico Einaudi? The theme from Love Actually? Something classy like Clair De Lune? Something more old-fashioned like Prince of Denmark’s March or the Bridal Chorus by Wagner?   You may also wonder if these are cliched, overused ...

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Traditional Irish Church Wedding Music

      Getting married in Ireland is the perfect reason to have an all Irish traditional music programme for your church ceremony. The idea has seen a slow and steady rise in popularity in recent years. Here, I'd like to share a list of my own suggestions as arranged for piano. Being ...

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Getting Married in 2018 | Piano For Your Wedding

Considering your Wedding Music Congrats to you, the bride and groom to be in 2018 or beyond. This is a short post just to help you get started thinking about your wedding music. You might have decided to book a singer or a quartet or to have a family member gift ...

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Drinks Reception Entertainment Ideas? Get a pianist…

Your wedding planning is coming together; perhaps you’ve sorted out the ceremony part and selected a hotel. Now you want to begin focusing on the finer touches to your big day and you’re googling ‘drinks reception entertainment ideas’. It occurs to you that pre-dinner entertainment is required. The aperitifs are ...

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4 Easy Steps To Getting Married In Ireland

Ireland…? Great idea! Firstly, I must say,  it is a fantastic decision to have your wedding here. The country has much to offer. It is a popular wedding destination for people from the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries besides. Basked in historical buildings, ...

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Civil Wedding Ceremony Music

  Wondering where to begin choosing your civil wedding ceremony music? Music may be an inherent part of your life but this doesn’t mean that you’ll feel confident selecting a musical programme for your wedding ceremony. While it’s not rocket science, you may wonder if certain music is appropriate. You wonder ...

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Piano Lessons in Celbridge Area

I like to share my passion for the piano through teaching it to adult learners or improvers and occasionally I have an opening(s) for tuition. Please check back here to see an update of available time slots and click here to view the formal page on lessons in more detail.  The Logistics Lessons with ...

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Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour

Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour If you’re wondering about having a Cocktail Hour as your drinks reception, with perhaps a touch of jazz piano to sweeten it, then here’s some information to get you started. What is Cocktail Hour? A Cocktail Hour is an Americanism for socialising over cocktails before having your wedding reception. ...

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Good Music For Wedding Receptions

An anonymous quote states: Good music doesn't have an expiration date.    When I think about performing at wedding and corporate receptions, I sometimes ponder how I actually go about selecting my repertoire; from the choosing of the music, to adapting it for piano, to recording it on YouTube and finally to playing it ...

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