"On behalf of myself and my family I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for singing at my uncle’s funeral and doing such a great job at such short notice and also helping us with everything we asked for. I cannot credit you enough for how amazing you sang that morning, from start to the end, especially with the songs we chose, they can be tough ones, particularly Time To Say Goodbye. That was amazing and sang so effortlessly. ’Wow’ is all I can say. I still have people coming up to me asking me about you and remarking how great you were. You made myself and my family’s job a lot easier and we will be recommending highly. Thank you and I hope we get to meet you again on a happier occasion."
Review by Edel
Limerick, 2019

If you would like to book me to sing at a funeral, please click the “contact Claire” button above for a same-day reply, or ask your funeral director to contact me.

I perform a selection of heart-felt songs and instrumentals, accompanying myself with the choice of piano or harp, in Limerick City, County, and surrounding areas.

I appreciate that notice is typically short when organizing a funeral mass, so I do what I can to offer support for music planning during this time – whether that means selecting some beautiful hymns for you, or working with your own requests at short notice.

I can download and play a recording of any song through my iPod and sound system, should there be a particular version of a song that is significant to the family or loved one. 

Below is a selection of suggested hymns, secular songs, and instrumentals, to help to make it as easy as possible to choose appropriate music. The outline below is for a Catholic funeral mass music, but I am also available for humanist and other types of funerals and memorials.

Entrance Music / Opening Hymn

Amazing Grace

Christ Be Beside Me

Be Thou My Vision

Bi Iosa Im Croise

Here I Am, Lord

Morning Has Broken

Queen of the May

The Lord’s My Shepherd (traditional version by Irvine)

The Lord’s My Shepherd (Townend)

There Is A Place (Liam Lawton)

You Are Mine

Responsorial Psalm

Be Thou My Vision

Here I Am, Lord

Hiding Place

Mo Ghrá Thú

On Eagle’s Wings

The Clouds Veil

Gospel Acclamation (except during Lent)

‘Alleluia’ to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah melody

Celtic Alleluia

Seinn Alleluia

‘Alleluia’ from Mo ghrá-sa, mo Dhia


A Mhuire Mhatháir

Ag Críost an Siol

Amazing Grace

As I Kneel Before You

Be Still For The Presence of the Lord 

Jesus, Remember Me

Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber)

Sign of Peace

Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

May The Peace Of The Lord Be With You

May The Road Rise To Meet You (Lori True)

An Irish air (various instrumentals are available)

Communion (Usually 2-3 songs)

Amazing Grace

Angel (In the Arms of an Angel)

As I Kneel Before You

Ave Maria (Schubert)

Be Not Afraid

Be Still My Soul

Bright Blue Rose

Here I Am, Lord

I Watch The Sunrise

Nella Fantasia

Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

The Clouds Veil

The Deer’s Cry (I Arise Today)

The Prayer

The Rose

The Voyage

The Water Is Wide

There Is A Place (Liam Lawton)

Voice Of An Angel

You Are Mine

You Raise Me Up

Recessionals & other songs (sang or instrumental)

Abide With Me

Amazing Grace

Angel (In the Arms of an Angel)

Bring Him Home – instrumental

Come Away With Me (Nora Jones)

Everglow (Coldplay)

Fields of Gold

Gabriel’s Oboe  

Going Home

Golden Slumbers 

Here Comes The Sun

How Great Thou Art

I Will Love You Ev’ry Time


In My Life

Jealous Of The Angels

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

May It Be (Enya)

May The Road Rise To Meet You (Lori True)

Nearer My God To Thee

Nella Fantasia

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Queen of the May

Remember Me (Christy Hennessy)


Steal Away 

The Rose

The Voyage

Time To Say Goodbye

When You Were Sweet Sixteen

Wind Beneath My Wings

You Raise Me Up

Instrumentals (if required)

I Giorni (by Ludovico Einaudi)

The Rivers Flows In You 

An Irish air (various beautiful slow airs available)

An instrumental version of a hymn

Other Hymns/Songs (the following songs are only available with piano)

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Ev’ry Day of My Life (Bobby Vinton)

Panis Angelicus

Over The Rainbow (Eva Cassidy version)

Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)