Claire Heffernan is an Irish solo artist with diverse musical influences, embracing soulful contemporary piano-vocals and Celtic harp accompaniments.
She can equally be found songwriting, producing, recording, and performing. By her 20s she was studying music to Masters level, graduating first in her class, and it was around this time that she quickly became one of Ireland’s most sought-after soloists. She could be found entertaining thousands of visitors to Ireland each year with her harp and voice at the world-famous Bunratty Castle banquets and all along the Wild Atlantic Way, while also performing nationwide as ‘Ireland’s Best Wedding Musician’, a title held for 3 years consecutively. Her diverse musical pursuits and ensemble performances have also afforded her opportunities to perform in Germany, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Estonia, as well as on RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ’s Today Show, and for National Geographic.
In 2022, she turned focus toward her long-awaited original music. Her self-produced debut single ‘Snow Moon’ reached No.1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts. Follow up single ‘Gemini’ was premiered by Hot Press magazine, who named it “another stunning offering” and described Claire as having “a true flair for song-creation.” The next few months are looking exciting for this artist as she reaches another No.1 with ‘Gemini’ ahead of her debut EP to released in 2023.
“With no lack of drive and ambition, further success is surely on the horizon for this budding solo-musician.” – Hot Press
Contact Claire with any music or business queries and she will be delighted to assist you.
Wedding Music by Claire Heffernan
Winner of ‘Best Wedding Ceremony Musician’ in Ireland for 2017, 2018, & 2019, Claire Heffernan (MA Music Performance, MA Arts Management, BMus) is a full-time professional singer, Irish harpist, and classical pianist based in Limerick. Her wedding ceremony music combines soulful contemporary song, light classical music, and a more delicate Celtic sound. She has been performing for weddings and events throughout Ireland, particularly in the Limerick, Clare, Cork, Kerry, and Tipperary areas, for 15 years. Claire strives to create the perfect musical atmosphere for every occasion, offering a highly personalised service in order to tailor beautiful music for your special day. Visit the Weddings page on this website to hear samples of her sound, view the 100s of songs on her repertoire list, learn about different music packages available, and read a decade of testimonials from her very happy clients.
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What My Clients SayA selection of testimonials from my wonderful wedding music clients
Faultless in every way
Every couple will agree that the ceremony is the most nerve wracking part of the day. Claire’s stunning vocals instantly put us at ease. The ceremony was gorgeous and it was all because of her. It sounds like you are listening to a recording because she is so pitch perfect and beautiful, faultless in every way. Everybody was commenting on how exceptional she was. Some said that it was the BEST church music they had ever heard. As well as being effortlessly brilliant, she was a dream to work with. So responsive and helpful and professional. We would literally recommend her to every single couple.
The most beautiful soundtrack to our most beautiful day
Where do we even start to express our sincere gratitude. WOW!! Claire's contribution on harp and vocals was absolutely magical on the day. The best thing was her willingness to perfect our day. I believe she put the work into our wedding as if it were her own - and that is what you want to feel when you are planning for your biggest day ever. Claire certainly provides. So Claire, a big huge massive Thank You for everything over the 18 months or so. You certainly made the most beautiful soundtrack to our most beautiful day.
One word, WOW!!
One word, WOW!! My God, your voice is so stunning. Everybody was asking about you at our drinks reception, you were just so beautiful with the harp! You have been so easy to deal with as well. You made it so easy to choose songs and you always got back to me so quickly. So thank you so much for adding to the best day of our lives and I wish you all the best for the future!! 5 STARS
Absolutely bloody amazing!!
You were absolutely bloody amazing!! Honest to God you were just unbelievable. Everyone was talking about you. I can’t wait to get the video so I can take it all in again … You were so amazing Claire. Most beautiful voice ever. Thank you so much again.
Magical, amazing, angelic
You made our special day magical. Your voice filled the church and the hearts of everyone around us. Eoin and I are so lucky to have you perform some of the most meaningful songs to us that have been part of our love story since we met. I thank you for not only being there, but for singing your heart out! So many of our family and friends expressed how the girl singing at church was amazing, and how your voice was angelic. Thank you Claire, you are extremely talented.
We just wanted to say a huge thanks for singing at our wedding on Saturday. I honestly got goosebumps walking up the aisle. Hearing you sing I Get To Love You as myself and my dad walked up is a feeling that I will never forget. Everyone was talking about you afterwards and said how amazing you were. Never Enough was absolutely magical. Thanks again for making our day so special."
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