First civil wedding at Lismore Castle

Yesterday the Scarlet String Quartet played for Jurgen and Anne’s wedding in Lismore castle

Lismore castle, Co. Waterford
Lismore castle, Co. Waterford

This was the first civil wedding in the castle, and a very beautiful ceremony. The dog they brought enjoyed it too! We played a lovely set of music chosen by the couple and there were two beautiful readings by Kahlil Gibran read in English and German. The acoustics in the banqueting hall are wonderful for live music. Here is the music list we played.

Entrance: Wedding March

Lighting of candles: Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring by Bach

Reading ‘On Marriage’ by Kahlil Gibran

Gabriel’s Oboe by Morricone

Lighting of single candle (and both first candles were left lit): Rondeau by Mouret

Trout Quintet by Schubert (which I arranged for quartet)

Music while signing: Queen of Sheba

Exit: Wedding Day on Troldholgen by Grieg

After the ceremony we played for their drinks reception and for the newly married couples first waltz.

Guests also danced to a beautiful Irish air ‘Inis Oirr’

Banquetting hall window

Lesya and Ilse Lismore

Marja violinist in Lismore

Scarlet Girls Lesya and Aine

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2 Responses to First civil wedding at Lismore Castle

  1. Frank Eastwood says:

    It sounds wonderful and it is a beautiful location. I think my fiancée and I will get married there and hire your quartet

  2. Rosemarie says:

    Civil ceremonies are quickly becoming popular for those planning a wedding in Ireland and may overtake religious ceremonies by the year 2012, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
    The proportion of civil ceremonies has increased from just 6% in 1996 to over 23% in 2006, according to the CSO. During the same period, the proportion of religious ceremonies has also decreased.
    So you may be doing alot more weddings in these beautiful venues! Rosemarie.

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