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Category Archives: wedding

Ballinspittle/Ballinacurra House

Wedding mass at Ballinspittle church, then moved on to Ballinacurra House for drinks receptions afterwards. Grainne and Kieron were looking gorgeous We played the following music Processional: Canon, Pachelbel Lighting of both candles: Lascia Chio Pianga Lighting of the Unity Candle: Inis Oirr Offertory: Gabriel’s Oboe, Morricone Sign of Peace: Ag Criost an Siol Communion: Ave…Continue Reading

Dromoland Castle

The Scarlet String Trio played for a civil ceremony for Lily and Devin at Dromoland Castle yesterday. It was a gorgeous day which was just as well, as the ceremony was outside in the archery field. Devin arrived on a white horse, the bridesmaid and grooms arrived in golf buggies and then Lily arrived by horse…Continue Reading

Coolagown, Fermoy

Scarlet String Quartet played with Caroline Fraher, singer, for this wedding in Coolagown Church. There is a painting of the Last Supper above the altar, which was painted by a man from Youghal who was working for a kitchen fitters company. Apparently Judas on the right (without halo) is the face of his boss… Here…Continue Reading

Thank ye letter

I received a lovely email today from a recent wedding Hi Ilse, My apologies for the delay in contacting you. We are just back from honeymoon. I just want to thank ye for everything. Ye were amazing. Everybody was talking about ye. Ye played everything perfectly. Ye really made the day so special. I will…Continue Reading

Maryborough House Hotel

Scarlet String Quartet played for a civil ceremony and drinks reception today at the Maryborough House Hotel. We played in the marquee as guests arrived. The weather was unpredictable, but as Julie emerged from the house to walk up through the gathered guests on the grass there was a little sunshine. We stood in a semicircle and…Continue Reading

Clontarf Castle Dublin 3

Today I played solo cello for a civil ceremony and drinks reception in Clontarf Castle. It is a beautiful building Downstairs for the ceremony felt a little dark with the curtains drawn (to hide concrete) and a basement feel. The ceremony was lovely though and everyone was very happy and kind and little girls wanted…Continue Reading

Ballycotton Star of the Sea

The Scarlet String Duo played in this lovely church in Ballycotton for Sinead and Dave. We were joined by Caroline Fraher who sang beautifully as usual! Our song list was as follows Entrance Procession- Flower Duet Lighting of the candles- Nella Fantasia Psalm- Mo ghra thu Lighting of wedding candle- Pure Imagination instrumental Offertory Procession-…Continue Reading


Wedding in Darrara church, near Clonakilty. Pretty church, Scarlet duo played with Gemma Sugrue and Paraic on keyboards for Tanya and Patrick. The four of us sounded great together and we played a selection of lovely music Processional-Gabriels Oboe Lighting of the Candles -Air on a G string Psalm I watch the sunrise Allelluia-Mo Grasa…Continue Reading

Shanagarry church

We played for Una and Mike at the church of the Imacculate conception. It was lovely to play as the full string quartet, as often people are hiring trios and duos. Processional- Canon, Pachebel Lighting of both candles- Lascia Chio Pianga, Handel Lighting of both candles- Innis Oirr Offertory Hymn- Air bach Sign of peace-…Continue Reading