About The Secret Chord

Musical trio from Lahinch in Co. Clare available for ceremony music for your special day

Video of one of our Wedding Song Options – Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)

Our Musicians & Singers

We cover Clare, Limerick & Galway for church weddings, civil weddings, spiritual ceremonies & reception music. We can provide a beautiful mix of instrumental music and singing.

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy

Professional Singer

Caroline is a professional singer based in Lahinch Co.Clare. She started singing from a very early age both at home and at school where she developed a passion for Irish songs and musicals.

Since then she has brought her singing talents abroad to many countries delighting varied audiences. At home in Lahinch she gained much experience by singing the lead roles (for 15 years) in the choral and musical societies. This combined with some expert voice tuition over the years both in and out of Ireland have pushed her voice into something that seems to be able to do anything effortlessly. She intends to keep doing what she loves most which is singing, be it in a church, a stage, or impromptu.

Listen to her recordings and you’ll hear it yourself, they are soft, and silky, with power when its needed. Caroline has been singing all her life and enjoys singing at weddings, covering Clare, Limerick & Galway! With experience and knowledge she will guide you to create the most romantic and magical setting for your big day

Quentin Cooper

Quentin Cooper


Quentin has been playing the guitar since 1986, with several styles of music starting with rock, then traditional irish music, and also classical. He learned much about music from the Rolling Stones producer (RIP) Jimmy Miller whom he worked with and lived with in London in ’93. From Dublin he moved to Lahinch in Co.Clare where he began playing the Mandolin in a traditional Irish band called ‘The Céili Bandits’.

While setting up a recording studio, and recording several artists from Rock to trad acts, he has learned to play the fiddle and banjo and plays them in other bands like ‘The Fiddle Case’ and ‘Crag Road’. Currently he also plays with Jon O’Connell in another band called ‘Badmoon’ playing both original and cover songs with acoustic and electric guitars. Also he hosts several traditional irish sessions around Clare with his friend, the local legend Eoin O’Neill. All this has contributed a lovely silky acoustic backbone to the sweet playing and singing from Yuki and Caroline.

Yuki Nishioka

Yuki Nishioka


Yuki learned Suzuki method classical violin in Japan from age 3, yielding her prizes in national & international solo & chamber music competitions.

   Bachelor of arts degree in instrumental music and postgraduate study of instrumental music (violin) in Aichi Prefectural University Fine Arts and Music. After much freelance experience in teaching and playing in Japan, she moved to the west of Ireland in 2008. She learned traditional Irish music from many players around Galway and Ennis in Co.Clare. She has been teaching classical violin privately, and in Limerick and Galway since ’09, as well as playing with the chamber orchestra ‘Sing Our With Strings’.

Why Choose The Secret Chord

Over 10 Years of Experience

We have over 10 years experience providing music and songs for your special day. With experience and knowledge we will guide you to create the most romantic and magical setting for your big day

Professional Musicians & Singers

Caroline, Quentin and Yuki have spent many years honing their craft through various different avenues to arrive as the perfect Wedding Ceremony music band together.

Ease of Communication

Caroline will look after each couple personally to ensure your tastes and playlist adds to a memorable day.

More Client Reviews

Here at The Secret Chord, we really enjoy being able to share your special day. We love ensuring that you and your loved ones really enjoy the day relaxing to the beautiful music and songs.

“The Secret Chord performed at our wedding ceremony in September and were simply amazing! The singing and music was so beautiful and was one of the highlights of our wedding day. All our guests thought their performance was outstanding. From start to finish Caroline was a pleasure to deal with. Her easy manner, warmth, guidance and willingness to learn new songs made planning the ceremony music stress free. We would highly recommend The Secret Chord if you are looking for something special and truly memorable.”

Dervla & Will

“From the moment I met Caroline and the group I was impressed with the service and professionalism they displayed. Caroline is the singer and there is also Quentin who plays the guitar and Yuki who plays the violin. Caroline gave me a sample CD to listen to their music and replied to my many emails and provided as much information as I needed about different song choices and advice about when they should be played throughout the ceremony. I asked Caroline about two songs that were not on her list of songs and it was no problem for them. The group learned both songs for my wedding day. From walking into the church and hearing the beautiful music I knew I was in good hands. My wedding ceremony was a pleasure to listen to and each and every song was performed to the highest standard. I would highly recommend The Secret Chord to any bride or groom to be. You are in for a huge treat.”


“We very much enjoyed the Secret Chord as our wedding ceremony band. Caroline was extremely easy to work with and has a very professional but relaxed manner. The music was commented on by many of the guests and the Secret Chord more than fulfilled our wishes and expectations. They granted our every request concerning the music selection and greatly added to a beautiful ceremony. The combination of instruments and Caroline’s beautiful voice made our day very special. We would highly recommend them for any wedding ceremony.”

Helen Bohan

The Secret Chord