If you are interested in a Celtic-Themed wedding, you would be really missing out if you didn’t have Celtic Music to complement the Kilts (or the Celts). This list of Celtic Wedding tunes covers to pretty tunes that would work well in a Celtic Style wedding ceremony.
If you have some other Celtic Songs that you like, and think would work well in a Wedding, leave them in the comments. 🙂
1. Red Red Rose (My Love is Like a Red Red Rose)
This is one of the most beautiful love songs every written. Anywhere you put it in a wedding ceremony, it will fit. It was written by the Scottish Poet, Robert Burns, who penned some of the most beautiful poems of his era.
2. Danny Boy
Danny Boy is perhaps THE classic Irish ballad. No Celtic-Themed Wedding could be complete without a tear-jerking rendition of Danny Boy.
Loch Lomond is a great song for the processional of a Celtic Styled Wedding. The melody is beautiful, and majestic. The words are romantic, and talk about the longing for Scotland and longing for true love. In typical Scottish style, there is some sadness in the longing, but it’s a beautiful song, and when played as a march, I think it makes a great processional.
4. Sheebeg and Sheemore
Sheebeg and Sheemore is a pretty Irish air, that tells the story of the little people (the faeries) and the big people (we humans). Although the subject matter isn’t really wedding-ish, I think you will agree that this is a beautiful tune that would be appropriate at any Celtic wedding.
5. Scotland the Brave
Scotland the Brave is a great recessional for a Celtic Themed wedding. It carries the great feelings of strength and independence that are characterized by the new couple forming their own new family.
6. Bonus – Drowsy Maggie
At the end of a Celtic Wedding, it’s a good time to kick up your heels and dance a reel or a jig. Drowsy Maggie is one of the most famous Irish reels, but really any Irish or Scottish Jig or Reel will do. If you don’t really want to do a march for your recessional, you can spice it up with a jig or reel. You will give your guests a little surprise, and I guarantee you won’t regret it.
This isn’t an exclusive list of Celtic wedding songs by any means, you might also be interested in some of the beautiful celtic harp songs by Turloch O’Carolan, or other Robert Burns songs. AND, if you have suggestions, please leave them as a comment!
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