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

  • Gabriels Oboe

  • Nella Fantasia (Vocal of Gabriels Oboe)

  • Pachelbel’s Canon

  • The Songbird

  • The Lark in the Clear Air (Cara Dillon version)

  • Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol Instrumental) Or Sung

  • Only You (Flying Pickets)
Lighting of Candles
  • O’ Carolans Concerto
  • Gabriel’s Oboe
  • The Coolin
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • The Swan
  • Theme tune from Gladiator
  • Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard)
  • Inis Oir
  • Fitzgeralds Planxty
  • All of Me (John Legend) Instrumental
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • O Carolans Dream 

  • For the love of a princess (Braveheart Theme)
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)
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 

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Ive 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 


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

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.

I had heard Caroline singing in Lahinch Church at Christmas Eve mass previously and was adamant that we would have her group for our Church wedding music and vocals. Caroline and her group of musicians were absolutely brilliant from the moment we booked our date with them. We decided on our music choices and just emailed our list to Caroline in the run up to our wedding.

They were really stress free to deal with and this makes such a difference in the lead up as theres so much more going on. They were at the church well ahead of the service and even the practice was beautiful to listen to as I waited patiently for my bride.

Caroline is a great vocalist and the musicians were a pleasure to listen to. I would highly recommend them for your special day.

Thanks again, Kieran & Bernie

Kieran & Bernie

24th Aug 2019

We had The Secret Chord play at our wedding ceremony and during our drinks reception after in August this year. We can not recommend them enough for anybody who is looking to have music at their wedding.

Caroline was a pleasure to deal with from when we first began planning right up to the day of the wedding, even learning songs for us that we had requested. The amount of comments we had received from our wedding guests to say how good they were was unbelievable and both as a couple were so happy we picked them, They were absolutely brilliant.

Highly recommend The Secret Chord!

Liam & Charlotte

22nd Aug 2019

Can’t rate these guys highly enough. Amazing musicians and vocalists, and just lovely lovely people!

We mainly dealt with Caroline, and found her to be so accommodating and responsive. Going above and beyond learning newly released songs that we wanted included in our Ceremony. Even adapting one particular song to make it more relevant to us.

We were blown away by their sound on the day. Truly cant recommend them highly enough… wish we could do it all again with them!

Donna & Annie

15th Mar 2019

Caroline was a pleasure to deal with from day one, we honestly couldn’t recommend these guys enough.

They really made the ceremony special and a number of our guests commented on how amazing they sounded. Thanks Caroline and the rest of the group.

Mrs Donohue

24th May 2019

I got Caroline and Quentin to play at my wedding. They were absolutely brilliant. Loved their song choices and they were very flexible in accommodating my friend to join them for a song at communion upon my request.

I would highly recommend them both for their talent and professionalism. Thanks again guys.

Niamh O'L

12th Apr 2019

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