Every Celtic wedding should have Celtic music. And live music is even better. Torrey Ferrell, seen second from the left, is a friend of Vanessa. He has a couple of albums that feature a soft acoustic guitar style. Stephanie Anger, left and also a friend of Vanessa, played flute on one of his albums and joined him in our ceremony. They played before and after the ceremony and during the processional.
Nicholas and Lawana Gray are longtime friends that went to college with us. Lawana is a music major. Nick is a songwriter. He wrote a song in Gealic, an old Celtic language, just for the ceremony. He and his wife recorded the song for us and gave it to us with a plaque that had the English and Gaelic words. They also sang it during the ceremony.
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The Grays can also be heard on my album, A New Love for Music.
Here are links to other Celtic musicians who perform at weddings.
Harpist Anne Roos provides live Celtic music in Lake Tahoe and the world. Check out her latest CD, Haste to the Wedding by Anne Roos.
Innisfree plays traditional Celtic wedding music.
Dark Water Music offers whole list of Celtic musicians.
One other artist, though not musical, that is sure to inspire you is Cari Buziak. Her website Celtic Art and Illumination is full of great wedding ideas.