Sample Playlists

Sample Playlists to help guide you on popular wedding ceremony choices

About The Secret Chords Sample Playlists

Here you will find a selection of playlists requested or proposed for your wedding ceremony.

Any combination for your ceremony playlist is a possibility as not all pieces are listed below.

Hopefully the list below can provide an insight into the variety and combination of styles The Secret Chord can offer.

If you would like to know more about different options, please do not hesitate to contact us

Sample Playlists by The Secret Chord


The Brides walk down the aisle is always one of the highlights of a wedding ceremony. Choosing the entrance tune is key.

  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba (instrumental)
  • Gabriels Oboe (instrumental)
  • Nella Fantasia (Vocal of Gabriel’s Oboe)
  • Pachelbel’s Canon (instrumental)
  • The Songbird
  • The Lark in the Clear Air (Cara Dillon version)
  • Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol Instrumental) Or Sung
  • Only You (Flying Pickets)
  • Eternal Flame (instrumental)
Lighting of Candles
  •  Gabriel’s Oboe (instrumental)
  • The Coolin (instrumental)
  • Ashokan Farewell (instrumental)
  • The Swan, Saint Saens (instrumental)
  • Theme tune from Gladiator (instrumental)
  • Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard, instrumental)
  • Inis Oir (instrumental)
  • Planxty: Fitzgerald or Dermot Grogan (instrumental)
  • All of Me (John Legend, instrumental)
  • Cinema Paradiso (instrumental)
  • O Carolan’s Dream (instrumental)
  • For the love of a princess (Braveheart Theme, instrumental)
  • Halo, Beyoncé (instrumental)
  • Hoppipolla (instrumental)
  • The West’s Awake (instrumental)
  • Vivaldi Largo from Guitar Concerto (instrumental)
  • With or without you (U2, instrumental)
  • I watch the sunrise
  • Salut d’Amour, Elgar (instrumental)
Sign of Peace
  • Make me a Channel of your Peace
  • Amazing Grace
  • Medley of Jigs & Reels (Trad music)
  • Peace is Flowing
  • Should I Fall Behind (Bruce Springsteen)
  • Tabhair Dom Do Lámh
Signing of Register
  • A Million Dreams
  • The Game of Life
  • Annie’s Song
  • Bright Blue Rose
  • Caledonia
  • Whiter Shade of Pale (Inst)
  • Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy)
  • Come away with me (Norah Jones)
  • The Rose
  • I cant help falling in Love with you
  • Take My Hand (Picture This)
  • Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
  • Hold back the River
  • The Story
  • Shallow
  • La Vie en Rose
  • The book of love
  • You are mine
  • The Bittersweet Symphony
  • Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
  • I can’t take my eyes off you
  • Dream a little dream of me
  • Someone like you (Van Morrison)
  • God only knows (The Beach Boys)
  • Hold your hand (Beatles, instrumental)
  • All I want is you (U2)
  • Let it be (The Beatles)
  • This will be an everlasting love (instrumental)
  • Signed, sealed, delivered
  • Ain’t no mountain high enough
  • Let’s stay together (Al Green)
  • The Real Thing (Gwen Stefani)
  • Heaven (Bryan Adams)
  • Could you be loved (Bob Marley, instrumental)
  • The Clouds Veil
  • Here I Am Lord
  • Eagle’s Wings
  • The Lord is my Shepherd
  • Hiding Place
  • Mo Gra Thu A Thiarna
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Ag Criost an Siol
  • Song of Ruth
  • Voice of an Angel
  • Oro no bhaidin
  • Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts
  • When Love is Found
  • Ave Maria (Schubert, Bach or Lawton)
  • Panis Angelicus
  • The Prayer
  • The Flower Duet
  • The Voyage
  • To make you Feel my Love (Bob Dylan/Adele)
  • You by my side (Ave Maria)
  • World in Union (Rugby Theme Tune)
  • Your Song (Ellie Goulding version)
  • I’ve Dreamed of You (Katherine Jenkins)
  • How long will I love you (Ellie Goulding)
  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • Yours (Ella Henderson)
  • Only You (Flying Pickets)
  • True Colours 
  • Galileo (Declan O’Rourke)

The recessional is when the wedding party exits the ceremony space down the aisle at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony.

  • Close to you (Lawton)
  • Medley of Traditional Irish Music (Jigs & Reels)
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone
  • Stand by me
  • The Marino Waltz
  • One Day Like This (Elbow, Instrumental)
  • Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher
  • May the Road Rise to Meet You
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Viva la Vida (instrumental)
  • Ho Hey
  • All you need is love
  • Marry you

Our 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.

Exceeded expectations on our magical day. They played at our drinks reception & it was simply beautiful. All commented on the wonderful music. Lovely people beautiful music really added to our special day.

Dawn & Gerry

16th Sept 2023

A dream team! Literally, they were brilliant from start to finish. I enjoyed the ceremony so much as the Bride as I blissfully listened to them. We had so many compliments from guests, and even people who couldn’t be there but watch online. Caroline is so easy to deal with, everything was relaxed. I highly recommend them, and can’t wait to get the wedding video to listen to in action again! 5* for sure.

Aoife & James

3rd Aug 2023

The Secret Chord added a touch of class to our wedding day. Their music and it’s delivery exactly captured what we had imagined for our wedding service. It’s hard to fully capture in words how beautiful the music was but we really encourage you to check out their website to listen to them. Caroline was absolutely amazing to deal with from start to finish. We have no hesitation in recommending this trio for your wedding day. MJ & Jen Ryan

MJ Ryan

13th July 2023

Absolutely thrilled with The Secret Chord’s performance at our wedding! Their rendition of Amazing Grace was a standout, and they effortlessly accommodated all our song requests. The band’s easy-going nature made planning a breeze, and they even surprised us with the beautiful addition of ‘Halo.’ Highly recommend for a stress-free and delightful musical experience!

Gráinne & Garrett

25th March 2023

The Secret Chord provided the music for our Wedding Ceremony. From the moment we contacted them they were nothing but responsive and accomodating. The music was beautiful and we could not recommend them enough! Thank you for adding to our perfect day!

Róisín & Conall

3rd June 2022

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