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Welcome to Veronica O’ Hanlon Online

Veronica O’ Hanlon

I am Veronica O’ Hanlon, a professional wedding soloist, and singing has always been my passion ever since I can remember and I have been performing since the age of six. I have been professionally trained and have won many awards including a Distinction at the famous Feis Ceoil Competition, Dublin.

I have also been involved in musical theatre all my life and I have had the privilege of performing on some of Dublin’s most prestigious stages, including The Gaiety Theatre, The Olympia Theatre and the National Concert Hall. I have also made TV appearances on The Late Late Show, A St. Patricks Day Special Concert, and Trom Agus Eadrom.

I have been singing at weddings for many years, and I have performed in many churches and cathedrals around the country. I feel at home singing in the intimate surroundings of the church, and I feel this is where I belong. I pride myself on feeling and meaning every word of every song, because it comes naturally to me and from my heart. I would love to share this with you on your special day

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Jo O' Sullivan About

Jo O’ Sullivan

Music and musicians are a vital ingredient to any ceremonial event.

I have spent many years as a Music Teacher in Secondary school. During that time I have accompanied countless school Masses, and have provided accompaniment for many Musicals (as well as being involved in production and direction!).

Since moving on from the formal education sector, I have been involved as singing tutor with various Community Groups.

In my personal life I am very involved in the Children ‘s Liturgy in my local Parish, teaching and providing musical accompaniment for the Sunday Liturgy.

I have accompanied Church singers at Weddings, Funerals and other Church Ceremonies for many years. As such, I am very familiar with various Church ceremonies and have a wide repertoire of songs and hymns that are appropriate for the different parts of the Liturgy.

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Services

Our services play such an important role in setting the ambience for your wedding ceremony. As part of our services we provide you with professional advice and guidance in choosing the music that is right for you. We are available for weddings in Dublin and surrounding counties.

Weddings

Music plays such an important role in setting the ambiance for your wedding ceremony. We can provide you with professional advice and guidance in choosing the music that is right for you. We are available for weddings in Dublin and surrounding counties.

Pre-Dinner Drinks' Receptions

We provide a two-hour pre-dinner Drinks’ Reception. In our repertoire, we try to accommodate the tastes of many different wedding guests. We include modern love songs, old classics, songs with a Celtic flavour and Broadway Showstoppers. We also incorporate some romantic piano solos to provide contrast with the vocal selections. We are always happy to learn new songs to include in our reception repertoire so feel free to request us to do so.

Funerals

The loss of a loved one is the hardest thing to bear. The choice of music at the funeral service can bring a personal touch and hold our loved ones close to our heart at such a sad time. I am available to sing at funerals in Dublin and surrounding counties.

Get in Touch

To discuss or reserve your event please get in touch

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Song Repertoire

We have an extensive song repertoire ranging from classical favourites to traditional Irish folk songs and modern contemporary songs. We are constantly adding to our repertoire and working on new material, so please do not hesitate to ask if you would like us to learn a song or piece which is not already on our website.

We have an extensive repertoire ranging from classical favourites to traditional Irish folk songs and modern contemporary songs. We are constantly adding to our repertoire and working on new material, so please do not hesitate to ask if you would like us to learn a song or piece which is not already on our website. Below is just a selection of the more popular choices of songs and pieces of music for the Church Ceremony.

Pre Arrival Music

Jo will play a quiet instrumental medley for your guests as they arrive into the church, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, setting the mood as your guests await the big moment of the Bride’s arrival.

Processional / Entrance

The Traditional Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Pachelbel’s Canon
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Theme from Braveheart
Songbird
The Prayer
Nella Fantasia
She Moved Through the Fair

Psalm

Hiding Place
On Eagle’s Wings
The Lord is my Shepard
Here I am Lord
The Clouds Veil
I Have Loved You

Candle Lighting

Quiet instrumental:
Air on a G String (Bach)
Pachelbel’s Canon
Theme from Braveheart
A River Flows in You

Offertory

Ag Críost an Siol
Ave Maria
The Clouds Veil
Instrumental music

Communion

Ave Maria (Bach)
Pie Jesu
The Prayer
Panis Angelicus
Fields of Gold
The Voyage
All I Ask of You
The Rose

Signing the Register

She Moved Through the Fair
She
Footprints in the Sand
Fields of Gold
Songbird
The Prayer

Recessional

Pachelbel’s Canon
Traditional Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
The Voyage
The Prayer

Other parts of the ceremony which can be sung include

Gospel Acclamation, Alleluia, Holy Holy, Sign of Peace, Profession of Faith, Our Father.
The above is just a selection of popular choices. If you have a special song / piece of music in mind, we would be more than happy to learn something new, given ample time in advance.

Songs and instrumental pieces of your choice are usually selected for the following parts of the Civil Ceremony. Below is a sample layout, however there are little or no restrictions as to what type of music you choose for your Civil Ceremony. We are happy to discuss this further with you to help you decide what you want for your special day.

Pre Arrival Music

Jo will play a quiet instrumental medley for your guests as they arrive into the venue, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, setting the mood as your guests await the big moment of the Bride’s arrival.

Processional / Entrance

Nella Fantasia
A Thousand Years
Ave Maria (Beyonce)

Before/After Reading

Songbird
Fields of Gold
The Blessing

Candle Lighting

Quiet instrumental music

After Wedding Vows

Footprints in the Sand
Heaven
Your Song

Before/After Exchange of Rings

How Long Will I Love You
Feels Like Home
All of Me

Signing of the Register

To Make You Feel My Love
No Frontiers
When I Fall in Love

Exit of Bride & Groom

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
All You Need is Love
From This Moment

We provide a two-hour pre-dinner Drinks’ Reception. In our repertoire, we try to accommodate the tastes of many different wedding guests. We include modern love songs, old classics, songs with a Celtic flavour and Broadway Showstoppers. We also incorporate some romantic piano solos to provide contrast with the vocal selections. We are always happy to learn new songs to include in our reception repertoire so feel free to request us to do so.

Love Songs

A Thousand Years
All of Me
Ave Maria (Beyonce)
Close to You
Feels Like Home
Fields of Gold
Heaven
How Long Will I Love You
Songbird
To Make You Feel My Love
Your Song

Old Classics

Over the Rainbow
Unforgettable
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love

Celtic Flavour

Black Is the Colour
Bright Blue Rose
Caledonia
No Frontiers
The Blessing
The Voyage

Show Songs

All I Ask of You
I Dreamed a Dream
And I Love you So

Piano solos

A River Flows in You
Braveheart
Cavatina
Einaudi: Le Onde
Here, There and Everywhere
I Will
Perhaps Love
Sleepy Shores
Tale as Old as Time (Beauty & The Beast)
The Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
When You Tell Me that You Love Me

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The Team

Our team comprises of Veronica O' Hanlon, the wedding soloist, accompanied by Jo O' Sullivan, a very talented musician.

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Client Testimonials

I have received many client testimonials of thanks from couples and it really is lovely to hear some feedback, because more often than not, we don't get to speak after the ceremony with all the photographs and celebrations! Here are just a few.

  • Lorna & Mark Butler

    Dear Veronica,

    Thank you so much for singing at our wedding, I am so glad we chose you. Our guests are still talking about your beautiful voice. Thanks also for your good advice on the music – we did not have a clue what to choose! Wishing you the best of luck in the future.

    Lorna & Mark Butler
  • Sarah & Joe

    Hi Veronica & Jo,

    Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you to yourself and Jo for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding. I can’t wait to see the DVD to hear the music again.

    I would not hesitate to recommend you again to anyone and thank you for contributing to our Big Day.

    Sarah & Joe
  • Joanne & Joey

    We found Veronica and Jo’s performance at our wedding to live up to all of our expectations. It was like listening to CD quality, both vocally and musically, right there in the ceremony room with us. Many of the guests were delighted with the performance as well and commented to us about it after the ceremony. We had a civil ceremony for our wedding and Veronica and Jo learned some of the songs especially for us. They kept us updated on their progress through frequent e-mails, which we found to be very reassuring as we already had lots of other things to worry about for the wedding. They even provided suggestions for us leading up to the big day! We recently got our wedding DVD in the post and Veronica and Jo’s music truly captured the essence of the day. Overall, the services were very professional and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to add a customised feel for the music on their wedding day!

    Joanne & Joey
  • Jenni & Brian

    We had Veronica sing at our wedding last month and she was absolutely fantastic. She has such a sweet, pure voice that’s absolutely beautiful. I must warn you that if you are prone to a tear or 2 you might be in a spot of bother. So many guests in the church commented on how nice a voice she had. Amongst them was a music teacher and a few other choir singers. We actually hadn’t heard her sing beforehand so it was a bit of a gamble in that sense. She even went so far as to learn a special request for us that went down a treat too…..

    I can’t say anything but good things about her. You don’t need to worry about a thing – she will really add to your ceremony. Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Jenni & Brian
  • Lorna & Mark Butler

    Dear Veronica,

    Thank you so much for singing at our wedding, I am so glad we chose you. Our guests are still talking about your beautiful voice. Thanks also for your good advice on the music – we did not have a clue what to choose! Wishing you the best of luck in the future.

    Lorna & Mark Butler
  • Sarah & Joe

    Hi Veronica & Jo,

    Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you to yourself and Jo for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding. I can’t wait to see the DVD to hear the music again.

    I would not hesitate to recommend you again to anyone and thank you for contributing to our Big Day.

    Sarah & Joe
  • Joanne & Joey

    We found Veronica and Jo’s performance at our wedding to live up to all of our expectations. It was like listening to CD quality, both vocally and musically, right there in the ceremony room with us. Many of the guests were delighted with the performance as well and commented to us about it after the ceremony. We had a civil ceremony for our wedding and Veronica and Jo learned some of the songs especially for us. They kept us updated on their progress through frequent e-mails, which we found to be very reassuring as we already had lots of other things to worry about for the wedding. They even provided suggestions for us leading up to the big day! We recently got our wedding DVD in the post and Veronica and Jo’s music truly captured the essence of the day. Overall, the services were very professional and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to add a customised feel for the music on their wedding day!

    Joanne & Joey
  • Jenni & Brian

    We had Veronica sing at our wedding last month and she was absolutely fantastic. She has such a sweet, pure voice that’s absolutely beautiful. I must warn you that if you are prone to a tear or 2 you might be in a spot of bother. So many guests in the church commented on how nice a voice she had. Amongst them was a music teacher and a few other choir singers. We actually hadn’t heard her sing beforehand so it was a bit of a gamble in that sense. She even went so far as to learn a special request for us that went down a treat too…..

    I can’t say anything but good things about her. You don’t need to worry about a thing – she will really add to your ceremony. Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Jenni & Brian
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Events Gallery

Welcome to our events gallery where you will find images taken at the many events at which we have provided soloist services.

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I am passionate about what I do and would welcome the opportunity to meet/speak with you about how I can contribute to your whole experience.