Suitcase (check!) Harp (check!) Camera (check!) I’m almost ready…
T-minus seventeen days until I hop on a plane and head back to Ireland for the summer. Where has time gone?
For those of you who don’t know, I learned a few months ago that I was awarded a Gaeltacht Summer Awards grant through the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange (Yes, it’s a mouthful) to study the Irish language at Oideas Gael in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal. Along with the time I will be spending in Donegal, I am also playing harp for a choir tour of Northern Ireland during the first two weeks of June, going to a summer school for traditional music, and visiting some friends down in Waterford. Suffice to say it’s going to be a busy summer!
When I was in Northern Ireland last summer I started a blog to write about my adventures: https://harptunesandtales.wordpress.com. However, that blog is now officially moved here to my website and I will be posting updates and ramblings as frequently as I can during the summer. Please check back frequently for new posts and updates!
Below is a list of suggested pieces from Hannah’s repertoire for each part of the ceremony. This is not a comprehensive list, merely a guide from which a couple might go about choosing the music they want to make their ceremony special. See wedding ceremony music for more details about hiring Hannah to play in your wedding.
Prelude: A mixture of Classical and Celtic selections. (10-15 minutes)
Canon in D, Johannes Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach (also recessional)
Prelude in C, Bach
Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke (also a lovely recessional)
Greensleeves, Trad. English
Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride), R. Wagner
Prelude in C, J.S. Bach
A Time for Us, From “Romeo and Juliet,” Music by Nino Rota
Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desirings, J.S. Bach
Wedding March (From “A Midsummer Night’s Dream), F. Mendelssohn