Winner of Best Wedding Ceremony Musician 2017, 2018, & 2019 at the Brides’ Choice Awards.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars on Facebook, based on 60 submitted reviews: @claireheffernanweddingmusic
“Me and Neil just got our wedding film yesterday and I watched it after work. In such darkness and hard times in life nowadays, and the stress and changes I have at work for me, watching the film made me smile so much and cry a lot. Your voice was amazing in the church and every song was so beautiful. ‘Grace’ is one of my favourite songs of all time. Everyone was saying how beautiful your voice and songs were. We were one of the very very lucky ones who got to have our day. We are very grateful for your help and for your singing on our day”
Christina and Neil, March 2020
Thank you so much to Claire for her beautiful music at our wedding ceremony in Gougane Barra! Her singing is out of this world and I had a lot of compliments by guests on how fantastic she was on the day!! I even had to rearrange my wedding due to my dad’s sudden passing and Claire was so obliging to be there on our special day!! Claire is a true talent and professional!! Thanks so much, Claire x”
Yvonne, January 2020
Ursula, November 2019
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your beautiful performance at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception last Friday. You were exceptional. We would recommend you to anyone. You were an absolute diamond to work with in the lead up to our big day. Nothing wa a problem. Thanks for everything.”
Siobhán & Joe, November 2019
“One week on… Where do we begin? Our wedding celebrations were honestly the most unbelievable few days. A once in a lifetime experience that will be remembered by all. Our thanks to you for performing both on the harp at our the ceremony and piano during the drinks reception. We’re only sorry that we didn’t get to see you during the reception as we were away with our photographer. Our guests can’t stop praising you. The most breathtaking voice in such a location exceeded all expectations for both of us and every single one of our guests! Our friends and family will be talking about you for years to come. You’ve been amazing!!!”
Graeme & Ashleigh, October 2019
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of Andy and myself for the absolutely beautiful music. We had so many compliments from guests and it was just exactly what we wanted from the ceremony music. I also heard that the harp afterwards was gorgeous. Thanks so much”
Marese & Andy, October 2019
“We just wanted to say thank you again for being part of the day. The music was absolutely flawless, it’s hard to actually believe it was being played live. We have received nothing but compliments about your performance and would 100% recommend you to any future brides and grooms! If there was one decision I didn’t have to worry one second about it was the music. Thank you so much again, you made our day so so special.”
Steph & Fergal, September 2019
“Claire thank you for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. You had everyone in tears! From the first email you sent to me I knew you were exactly who we wanted to play at our ceremony You are such a pleasure to deal with and we knew we had nothing to worry about. Your cover of Zombie, it was honestly so breathtaking that I have goosebumps just typing this, thank you for making our day so unforgettable xx”
Trisha & Cormac, August 2019
“Claire, I can’t thank you enough! From the very first email you were amazing to work with. Nothing was too much to ask. You even changed a bit of a song that meant so much to me and you sang like it an angel. Everyone is still raving about you. The harp was just the icing on the cake! Cant wait to get the video to listen back to all the music you sang and played. 100% recommended without a doubt. Thank you xxxx”
Sinead & Aaron, August 2019
“Caroline and I would like to express our thanks and gratitude to you for providing the music for our special day. The playing before and during the ceremony, and then at the drinks reception afterwards, was truly wonderful and exactly want we wanted.
We had lots of compliments given to us about the music, especially your playing of the harp, which in turn I pass on to you.
Thank you for “Concerning Hobbits”. I managed to switch everything off around me for a few seconds just to focus on the playing and it is one of my moments of the day – certainly one of the calm moments anyway.
It goes without saying we have no hesitation in recommending your music-making abilities to others. Thank you so much.”
Neville & Caroline, July 2019
“It was so fantastic, definitely one of our favourite parts of the day thanks to your beautiful voice and harp. Everybody loved you and you received lots of compliments. Chris and I really appreciate your professionalism and making the experience so enjoyable for us both. Thank you again.”
Sarah & Chris, July 2019
“We couldn’t recommend you highly enough…. so easy to deal with, would always get back to us with any queries and replying to our questions quickly. On the day itself, you were like an angel singing, you made our day extra special. All of our guests commented on how beautiful your singing & music was. We would recommend you to anybody getting married. Thanks Claire for helping make our day so special”
Sandra & Tim, July 2019
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding last Saturday in Listowel. Your music was a very big part ensuring our wedding/humanist ceremony was the big success we hoped for. We enjoyed every moment. You are simply amazing and we can’t thank you enough.”
Claire & Tobi, June 2019
“Hi Claire, I hope you are keeping well, just sending a long overdue email of thanks for your wonderful singing on the day of our wedding last June!! Your voice and music really transformed our wedding ceremony, you sounded so beautiful!! Many of our guests commented on your wonderful voice on the day, you really are so talented! I have just attached a photo that our photographer Aileen Kennedy snapped of you while you were giving a fabulous performance! Many thanks and very best wishes”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you from both of us for singing at our wedding on Friday. I loved every minute listening to you and your version of ‘Galileo’… absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to learn it for us. All our guests were raving about you! Best of luck with everything in the future. With your talents though there’s no fear of you”
Caroline & Ronan, June 2019
“We just want to thank you so much for your amazing music and singing at our wedding last month. You were fantastic and we have had so many people comment on how talented you are, and how wonderful the music was. We loved every minute of it and can’t wait for the wedding video to listen again. You were a pleasure to deal with, and so lovely and helpful.
We have two weddings next year that you are playing at the ceremonies so looking forward to hearing you again then 🙂 You really made our ceremony fantastic :)”
Yvonne & Kevin, May 2019
“We just got our wedding video and I got to sit and listen to your music at our mass all over again. To say I was blown away is an understatement. You have the sweetest, most beautiful, angelic voice. Thank you for adding to our ceremony and making it so special. I have to say you were such a pleasure to deal with and made the whole process so simple in the run up to the day. And you had no issue when I asked if my friends could accompany you. I really appreciated that. Thank you for everything <3”
Anna-Marie & David, April 2019
“Thank you so much. The music was beautiful. Everyone commented on it. Your voice is unreal. You were brilliant. Thanks for all your help with choosing the music and all the over and back. The children loved the music at the hotel. I couldn’t recommend you enough. You were brilliant, thanks so much.”
Rachel & Alan, April 2019
“We are finally back in the land of the living and finally able to send you an email to thank you for your amazing contribution to making our wedding day so special. So many people have asked me for your contact details after the wedding as your voice was truly magical. Thank you for being so approachable and friendly throughout the planning of the wedding, you made it so easy.”
Leona & Paul, March 2019
“Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our intimate wedding. With only 24 people at the ceremony and reception each person complimented your astounding voice. From start to finish you were so easy to deal with and nothing was trouble to you. John and I loved your performance of Faded, thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to learn this for us.
You are a very talented lady and any couple would be very lucky to have you perform on their day. We wish you the best going forward and hope to hear you sometime soon.”
Ailbhe & John, January 2019
“Claire performed at our wedding in Durrow last December and we were absolutely delighted with how amazing she was. We had heard Claire perform at a friend’s wedding before and were very pleased she was available to play at ours. So many of our guests on the day and since have commented on how beautiful a singer / harpist / pianist Claire is. Claire’s performance in the Church and back at Reception set a really lovely atmosphere and was a very positively distinctive feature of our big day.
Claire is such a talented artist, was so professional and also extremely helpful and easy to deal with beforehand – We could not recommend Claire highly enough.”
Conor & Jennifer, December 2018
“Claire myself and Deaglán want to say a huge thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding in St. Conaires Carrigerry Church on New Years Eve 2018.
We have received so many compliments on your performance. Your voice and over all performance left people mesmerized!!!
Personally for both myself and Deaglán you made all the right moments shine for us it was beautiful from start to finish. Every song you sang was effortless and perfect. I can even remember the song you were singing when myself and Deaglán were able to have a few seconds to take it all in and have a little giggle together. We cannot thank you enough for helping make our day special.
We will certainly be recommending you to everyone we know. We are also attending two wedding this year that you will be singing at and I cannot wait to hear your voice again. Thank you so so much. We wish you a wonderful and happy New Year Xxxx”
Carolann & Deaglán, December 2018
“Claire – where do I start!! Thank you so much for being apart of our special day on Saturday!! It was great to finally meet you after all the planning!!
I knew when I heard your voice on your website 2 years ago while planning the day you were exactly who we wanted on our special day! You have an incredible talent everyone was mesmerised by your voice so many people talking about you afterwards!!
You made the experience so easy for me helping me to incorporate all our favourite songs it was just amazing no compromises!! I think the whole room was misty eyed when I walked in to your beautiful music!!
We cannot thank you enough you really were truly amazing!! Have a lovely Christmas Xxx “
Gemma & Paul, December 2018
“Danny and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to you. You are amazing and beyond talented.
We loved listening to you at our wedding ceremony and we honestly couldn’t be happier. Not only are you an amazing singer and musician but you are such a professional and so lovely to deal with. You just made everything so easy and we didn’t have to worry about a thing!!!
We’re so looking forward to getting our wedding video so that we can listen to you again.
It goes without saying that we will be highly recommending you to all of our friends and family. They would be lucky to have you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
Cliona & Danny, November 2018
“Hi Claire, Just a quick message to say Thank You for playing at our wedding on 17th November. You were AMAZING!!!
Everyone was talking about it from the church music to the piano at the reception. Even the priest was enquiring about you. The music was really memorable and it really added to our special day.
From beginning to finish you were a pleasure to deal with and nothing was a problem. Thank you again so much!!”
Caroline & Denis, November 2018
“You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Everyone has been saying how fantastic you were and it is very true I am so glad that you were part of our day! Thanks so so much!”
Marian & Brian, November 2018
“We both just want to say a massive thank you for singing at our wedding. All we can say is WOW! We were completely taken back by how stunning your voice was and your instrumental of Clair De Lune for lighting the candles – we are still talking about how perfect it was. We can’t wait to get the video back so we can take it all in again. You really helped make our ceremony magical.
All of our guests commented on how amazing you were, faultless in every way. As well as being effortlessly brilliant you were such a pleasure to work with on the build up to our wedding and no request was too much.
Thanks again Claire, you are not only extremely talented but also incredibly professional and we would recommend you to any future bride and grooms without hesitation.”
Emma & Kieran, October 2018
“Hi Claire! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 6th of October. To say you were amazing wouldn’t do you justice. Every single person complimented you and I recommended you to everyone. You even had a few people in tears at one point! Thank you so much for all your help in the lead up to the wedding and your beautiful performance on the day x”
Katie & Colm, October 2018
“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 FROM THE HARTES 🙂 :)”
Ciara & David, September 2018
“Claire sang at our wedding last month and she was a joy to work with from start to finish. Amazingly talented young woman and every time I watch the videos and hear her voice I well up. Everyone commented on how amazing Claire was..
Claire thank you for everything xxx”
Aimee, September 2018
“Claire sang at our wedding in September and she was just amazing. I remember turning to my now husband during the mass while Claire was singing and going “WOW”. She was so helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Everyone was complimenting her singing. I cant wait to get our video to hear it all again. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you Claire!!
Deirdre, September 2018
“Hi Claire, Sorry only getting the time to message you, it’s been crazy!! Thank you so so much for singing at our ceremony, you were absolutely amazing a dream to listen to! Everyone was saying how beautiful you were Your voice was just to perfection!! I tried my best to hold back the tears when I arrived at church but once I heard you I broke down! Honestly, you made the ceremony. Thanks again for being a pleasure to deal with the past year, you’re super at what you do! All our love”
Joan & Thomas, September 2018
Ronan and I wanted to thank you for last Saturday, and your contribution to making our ceremony so beautiful. You were absolutely incredible, so much so that all of our guests complemented you. People are still talking about how amazingly talented you are. I have had a lot of questions about you and how I found you!
All I can say is that you have and will come highly recommended by Ronan and I. My only regret is that I didn’t even get to chat to you properly. So I apologize, as I had been really looking forward to meeting you. The day just goes in a flash!
You have been a pleasure and such a lady to work with over the last year. I can’t thank you enough. I hope our paths cross again in the future.”
Ronan & Nicola, July 2018
“Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. The two of us blubbed right the way through the ceremony and your beautiful music definitely contributed to this! Everyone commented on your gorgeous voice and harp playing, both in the church and over at the hotel. You were so easy to work with from day one and made everything so easy for us. We were absolutely delighted with the music on the day. I know some of our choices mightn’t have been normally done with a harp accompaniment but you made them all sound absolutely gorgeous and I think it really tied in to the general atmosphere and natural beauty of lovely Gougane Barra. I especially appreciate you adding At Last for us. I can’t thank you enough for recording all of the music for us – this is such a fab thing to have. It gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it! Looking forward to seeing you at more weddings in the future!”
Denise & Gary, July 2018
“We just wanted to thank you so much for singing at our wedding ceremony last Thursday. It all sounded just gorgeous and so many of our guests complimented you to us saying you sang like a bird or an angel and really brought so much more emotion to our ceremony. We can’t wait to get our video so that we can hear you again!
We would also like to thank you for assisting Rev. Geraldine in moving the few things around to get set up before the ceremony.
Once again thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent and helping us make our day even more special. We hope to hear more of you in the future and will absolutely be recommending you to others!”
Mary & Séamus, July 2018
“Claire played the harp and sang for our wedding last year and she was absolutely fantastic. She took any song requests we had with no problem and she was so professional on the day whilst being so so easy to deal with in the lead up. We’d highly recommend Claire as she was brilliant :)”
Sinead & Pete, July 2018
“Thank you so much Claire, for being so efficient and helpful in the weeks leading up to my wedding. You advised me on the best songs to choose, that really amplified the emotional highs during our big day. My husband and I were both overwhelmed by the emotion in every song that you sang. Even the delicate piano instrumentals struck a chord with our entire audience. All of our friends and family commented on how magical your voice sounded in the big church, but you weren’t lost – you commanded the whole venue with strength while sounding angelic. One of my favourite moments, was turning to my new husband, as he realised you were singing one of his favourite songs from The Lion King at the signing of the registry, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”- tear quickly ensued! I really am so grateful we got to have you on our wedding day, making it the most special day, I will never forget, walking out the door, to you singing “For Once In My Life” as Mr & Mrs Diamond.”
Erica & Cathal, June 2018
“I just want to say how AMAZING you were at our wedding. From the very first song to the last it was just perfect. Everyone at the wedding was talking about how talented you are. Every song was perfect but I had hairs standing on the back of my neck for the whole of “Kissing You”. I can’t wait to get the video to hear it all again. You have been an absolute pleasure to work with throughout, Claire, from choosing what songs and hymns to pick and when was best to have them during the ceremony, to my last minute song requests. I would have been lost without you. I wish you every success in the future, you are such a talented lady.Kind Regards and best wishes”
Sarah & Alan, June 2018
“Blessed to have Claire sing at our wedding last Friday!! She was amazing from the moment we booked her and so so helpful when choosing our ceremony music! I was so happy with our ceremony music, this girl is beyond gifted, THE most beautiful voice! Thank you so much again, Claire! Xxxx”
Deirdre Coleman, May 2018
“Where do we even start to express our sincere gratitude to Claire for her assistance and performances at our wedding in May 2018. We first made contact with Claire about 18 months before our wedding and from the outset, we found her to be extremely courteous, friendly, helpful and professional. During the build up to our wedding, over the 18 months, we had made contact with Claire several times to seek advice, and each and every time she came up with the goods – regardless of the time of day or night. She showed genuine interest in making sure that we got what we wanted for our day.
So, lets get to the performances – WOW !! Claire’s contribution on Harp & Vocals was absolutely magical on the day. The setting in Meelick Church, Co Galway was perfected by her musical & vocal talents. A beautiful church with the brilliance of beautiful instrumental and vocals that could only have been topped on the day by a beautiful bride. We had it all. The best thing about Claire was her willingness to perfect our day. I had expressed a particular interest in a tune that I loved, and although it was not something that Claire had played before, and wasn’t exactly within her musical style on Harp, she went out of her way to master it and performed it as if she had been playing it all her life – a true testimonial to how professional and considerate Claire really is. We are still getting goosebumps when we hear her performance of ‘The Gael’ on Harp – Thank you so much Claire. Guests at our wedding are still today commending us on the musical performances by Claire at the church, the arrivals reception and the Piano music for dinner. 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. You really want to know that you are dealing with someone that cares about your wishes, Claire certainly provides.
So Claire, from myself and Hazel, 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. We wish you continued success in the future and hope to see and hear your performances many more times in the coming years.”
Daithí & Hazel, May 2018
“I just want to thank you so so much for playing at our wedding on Friday! You were fantastic! We had so many compliments about you and enquiries about who was our church vocalist on the harp. Thank you for making our ceremony so special! We will most definitely be recommending you and wish you all the best! x”
Aisling & Stephen, May 2018
Apologies it has taken me until now to thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding in Quilty. You are a very talented young lady!! You did a fantastic job and lots of our guests have commented on how beautiful the music and your harp playing was. Thank you so much. We were both very happy with the ceremony and reception music, absolutely faultless! Thank you also for being soooo accommodating, allowing me to play your lovely harp (not in your league!), I enjoyed the very special ‘one time only’ moment.”
Lynda & Gary, May 2018
“Claire, we would like to thank you so much for playing at our wedding in the Meyrick in May 2018. The music was perfect, you happiliy accommodated any changes. Every time we contacted you, the response was prompt and so helpful. We found our experience with you to be one of a consumate professional who prides herself in her craft. Best Wishes,”
Conor & Julie, May 2018
“Just want to say a huge thank you. You were absolutely amazing. Everyone is commenting on how great you were. Thanks again so much 🙂 xxx “
Karen & Dave, May 2018
“Just a quick email to say thanks for singing at our wedding on the 4th of May. You were just as amazing as I thought you’d be an EVERYONE has commented on your voice and how beautiful you sang … You made our day very special and we both thank you so much for that!”
Michelle & Ed, May 2018
“Thank you so much for your wonderful performance. Everyone, including ourselves, were so moved by your voice and harp playing. It really made our day even more special. All of our guests had asked about you. They said you were outstanding. Thank you so much again, Claire […] My family and friends were mad about you xx”
Alayne & Willie, May 2018
“Claire, how can I thank you enough for the beautiful music you provided for our wedding last Saturday? It was nothing short of magical.
From the first time I emailed you, you were so easy to deal with, and nothing was too much to ask of you. Thanks for all your emails, and your advice on the best choices for our wedding day. Everyone loved your playing and your voice especially.
Maybe we’ll have to renew our vows next year to have you play for us again in the future! Míle buíochas,”
Lynne & Dermot, April 2018
“If it was possible to give 10 stars to Claire we would. Claire sang and played piano at our wedding in April this year. Slightly late with our review due to being crazy busy… but I cannot thank her and recommended her enough. She is a true professional who answers emails and queries in such a timely manner. She has the expertise, knowledge and experience to guide you through the process of picking your wedding music, not to mention her voice. Her voice is truly amazing and angelic… Our guests are still talking about her and one lady even has been YouTubing her videos. A massive thank you, Claire, you really made our ceremony extra special.”
Kim & Aidan, April 2018
“Claire, your music at our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful… When you sang in between readings it gave us a chance to look around & absorb everything … You have a fabulous voice & the harp was extra special! Our guests were in awe. You were so easy to communicate with all via email!! Thanks so much Xx”
Donna & Richard, April 2018
“We heard Claire sing at a friend’s wedding and when she started singing we both knew she was who we wanted for our wedding and luckily she was available! Her voice with the harp is amazing and to hear it puts a smile on your face. She’s so friendly and everyone was asking who she was! Thank you so much, Claire, for helping to make our day extra special xxx”
Christine & Denis, April 2018
“The biggest thank you to Claire for her amazing music at our wedding ceremony on Friday. It was every bit as amazing as we thought it would be and more. Being a big lover of music, it was always going to be important to me on the day and Claire made the ceremony what it was with her unbelieveable talent. Her professionalism in the run up to the wedding was fantastic, any email or question was responded to almost straight away, and her advice and input into my suggestions was such a great help. I could not recommend her enough and she was being praised by everyone even before we had left the church. A million thank yous Claire for everything.”
Danielle & Ray, April 2018
”Hi Claire, I wanted to get in touch to thank you for doing ceremony and reception music for our wedding … The harp sounded beautiful and so many people commented on your beautiful music and voice and repeated their compliments all through the weekend! I especially want to thank you for your help on the lead up to our wedding. You are great for keeping in touch and responding to emails so promptly 🙂 Thanks again, Claire, and all the best in the future :)”
Yvonne & Noel, March 2018
“Claire played at our wedding recently at St Peters in Cork….wow! Claire is a highly skilled and talented musician…and a professional to match! Her harp music was absolutely heavenly and I just wish I could listen to her play all over again as it was absolutely stunning.
We have been inundated with compliments on the Harp, which added to our ceremony in a big way. It really helped in making our ceremony very personal, and Claire was full of enthusiasm when we asked her to play a song that wasn’t listed on her repertoire (Jurrassic Park theme song btw….a HUGE hit with our guests and a very special song to us).
Big thank you to Claire and we hope to see her play again, as her music is truly special.”
Aileen & Anthony, February 2018
Happy New Year to you! Just wanted to take 2 mins to say thanks so much for the fab job you did at our Wedding Saturday week. It all flew by so quickly but I tried as much as possible to take it all in and my mum told me I was doing nothing but singing along to all of the beautiful pieces you played. I can’t wait to see the video played back when we get it so I’ll get a full picture of the whole church and refresh our memories all over again.
Again, Claire, I can’t thank you enough, it was magical – all we thought it would be and more & we’re so delighted we chose you and the harp, it was so fitting for the time of year. Yourself & Anna [violin player] did a smashing job on the entrance, I couldn’t have picked anything better to walk up the aisle to. [“I Loved Her First”]
Best wishes for 2018, I’m sure you’re already up the walls.
The New Mr & Mrs. Fahey :)”
Marie & Derick, December 2017
“I never heard anything as beautiful ever at any wedding I ever attended it was out of this world. You have such a beautiful voice and you’re a lovely girl. The whole of the wedding party was talking about the singer 🙂 It made the church very special yesterday. Xx”
Sandra McLoughlin Maloney, October 2017
“We had Claire play for a ceremony last month and she was absolutely fantastic! Everyone was commenting about how beautiful the ceremony was! We had harp and vocal and Claire’s voice is amazing! From the minute I booked her, Claire was brilliant, offering advice on song choices etc. Thanks a million Claire!!!”
Gillian & James, September 2017
“Claire a massive thank you for the music on Sat. Ye were absolutely stunning￼￼ 🙂 🙂 Everyone commented on it and were asking about you!! It was just so perfect and so delighted you were there. You were just brilliant!”
Rachel & David, September 2017
“Every couple will agree that the ceremony part of your wedding is the most nerve wracking part of the day… Claire’s stunning vocals instantly put us at ease instantly. The ceremony was gorgeous and it was all because of her. Even though she is sitting next to you, it sounds like you are listening to a recording because she is so pitch perfect and beautiful. She was faultless in every way. Everybody was asking us about her and commenting on how exceptional she was. Some people even 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 who are planning their wedding x”
Yasmin & Alan, August 2017
“Hi Claire, Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you so so much for last Friday! You were absolutely incredible and we are so lucky to have had you perform at our wedding! Our guests were blown away by you also and were complementing you all day! Thanks again so much you were a pleasure to deal with and I hope we get the opportunity to listen to you perform again some day!”
Aoife & Diarmuid, August 2017
“I just want to say a massive thank you for the amazing music on our wedding day in July, you were truly amazing! Everyone commented on your beautiful voice – ‘Down In The River’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ were firm favourites of the guests! Thank you also for accommodating my request for my cousin to sing and for working with him on the song at the last minute. You were so helpful throughout the whole process and made it so much easier to organise the ceremony! You are so talented. We were at another wedding yesterday and numerous people commented on how amazing you were! Sincere thanks again,”
Catherine & Michael, July 2017
“We recently got married in June this year at the Lakeside Hotel and asked Claire to play the harp during our garden ceremony and reception drinks. Claire, an exceptionally talented harpist, has been a pleasure to deal with every step of the way. The whimsical and romantic tones of the harp were the perfect addition to the day.”
Mark & Karen, June 2017
“Claire Heffernan was absolutely amazing to work with before my wedding and was stunning on my day. She was so flexible to my requests and we were both so delighted to have chosen her for our church and reception music xx”
Camilla & Ronan, June 2017
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fabulous music yesterday. Everyone was speaking so highly of you all day. It was amazing and it really made the ceremony!”
“We just got our wedding video and listening to you on the harp and singing, it’s absolutely incredible. You’re absolutely talented. Thanks so much again!”
Lisa & Alan, May 2017
Hey Claire, Thank you so much for yesterday … The ceremony was beautiful the songs were perfect. You were amazing thank you for making our day so special and being apart of it. Wishing you the best in the future xx”
Claire & Martin, April 2017
“Hi Claire – Sorry I’m only getting to do this now. Can I just say what a fantastic job you did on Thursday – listening to you made walking up that aisle even more magical if that makes any sense – the mass was so special but the music just brought it to another level. So many people were asking about you – everyone felt the same as me.
From the bottom of my heart thanks so much – you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with from beginning to end.
P.s. Florence and the machine went down a storm with everyone 🙂 we made a great choice x”
Siobhan & Jamie, March 2017
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being so great on the day. The music and singing were absolutely fabulous.”
Tracey & Chris, December 2016
“I just want to say Thanks so much for your beautiful music on our wedding day! I can’t believe it is over two weeks ago now, we had a fantastic day and you really, really added to it. You are a phenonemal talent. Thank so much again! Kind Regards and best wishes,”
Marie & Cormac, November 2016
“Hi Claire, I hope you are keeping well. Thanks again for all of your help on our wedding day, we are only now catching up on everything after our honeymoon and getting back into the swing of things.
We were absolutely delighted with your singing and music for both the ceremony and the reception. We had high hopes, but it totally surpassed our expectations! The arrangement you did of the The Deer’s Cry was beautiful and was exactly what we were hoping for. All of our guests were telling us how much they enjoyed the music on the day. Your efficiency and professionalism, both beforehand and on the day itself, made the whole process of planning our music a pleasure and never gave us a moment’s worry. We have already recommended you to others, and would not hesitate to do so again.
Thank you again, we really appreciated all of your help in the lead up to the big day. We aren’t on Facebook but please feel free to use any of the text above for your website. Many thanks and kind regards,”
Marguerite & Dermot, September 2016
“We had Claire for our wedding recently and she is just amazing! Would recommend her to anyone, beautiful singer and harpist and very professional, The voice of an angel …gorgeous! <3”
Shelagh & Adrian, August 2016
“Just want to say wow!!! I was blown away. You were brilliant. My guests haven’t stopped talking about you. You just made it perfect thank you so so much.”
Kirsty & George, August 2016
“Hi Claire, I wish I had the chance to meet you and say hello. I am now in Italy on our honeymoon, and had to take a moment to thank you properly. 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, and I will continue to follow you on social media and support any future performances you may be involved in. Your new fans,”
Melody & Eoin, July 2016
“Hi Claire, Just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. Everyone was full of compliments and asked who you were and how we found you! … We had an amazing day and you helped to make it that way so thank you.
Off on honeymoon in the morning!
Mr & Mrs Corbett”
Jennifer & Ollie, July 2016
“Hi Claire, Just want to thank you so much for your music & singing yesterday you were outstanding, everyone was commenting on you! You’ll def be getting more bookings in Cork after that 🙂 🙂 “
Laura & Seán, July 2016
“Just a quick few lines to thank you for the wonderful church music you provided at our wedding ceremony yesterday. Your beautiful voice and piano accompaniment enhanced our ceremony and made it so special.”
Majella & Cian, July 2016
“Hi Claire, Sorry I haven’t got onto you sooner. I just want to thank you again for an unbelievable performance at my wedding on the 1st July. You were fabulous. I’m still getting goosebumps listening to you perform. Everyone was talking about you. The music was everything I wanted and more. You’re very talented in what you do. Thank you again so much. Laura x”
Laura & Kevin, July 2016
Claire I am SO SO sorry that I didn’t get to see you on Saturday. 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. Thank you so much xxx”
“You were so amazing Claire. Most beautiful voice ever. Thank you so much again.”
“Hi Claire, I’m Audrey’s mum and I second what Audrey says and more !! As a matter of fact numerous guests actually thought it was a cd playing !! That speaks for itself , simply amazing and thank you so much”
“I don’t think I have ever heard a more beautiful singer at a wedding.”
Audrey & Scott, May 2016
“Claire, We cannot thank you enough. The music was amazing on Saturday. I wish we had been around for the drinks reception to hear some more. It was everything we wanted and more! Many of the guests were asking about you after and said you created the most beautiful atmosphere with your music. Thanks again.”
Ciara & Ciaran, January 2016
“Hi Claire, I just wanted to send you a text to say thank you so so much for the singing and music on Saturday … It was just exactly what I had pictured (with my ears!) and hoped for, you have a gorgeous voice, and the piano was perfect. Everything was just done so tastefully and musically. We really appreciated all the effort you went to learning the new songs…hopefully you’ll have a chance to use them again for someone else’s wedding!
Hope the study is going okay and you’re getting a chance to enjoy the run up to Christmas! Best of luck!”
Sinead & Ian, December 2015
“Hi Claire, Thank you so much for the beautiful music at our wedding on 5th December! … A special thank you for making it in such awful weather conditions. Your music was really beautiful and you were so accommodating in all of our communication. My only regret is not hearing enough of the music during the drinks reception as I was so busy chatting! We will be highly recommending you to anyone we know and best wishes with your further studies.”
Elaine & Dave, December 2015
“Hi Claire, We just want to thank you for the wonderful job you did on the music for our wedding on Thursday. It really added to the ceremony and the reception and everyone commented on how beautiful it was. Thank you again.”
Caroline & Finbar, October 2015
“Hi Claire, Just wanted to say a massive thanks again for the beautiful church and reception music at our wedding on the 12th of September at Dromoland castle.
The harp and your voice was simply stunning.Your suggestions and guidance when picking the music really helped a lot and our guests were very complimentary of your playing and singing. We would highly recommend you to anyone. Thanks so much again”
Andrew & Laura, September 2015
“Hi Claire, I just wanted to email and say thanks you very much for the wonderful music last weekend. We have had loads of our guests say how good the music and singing was so thank you for making our day so special. I wish you every success in you future career.”
Gráinne & Joseph, September 2015
“Hi Claire, Just wanted to say a huge huge thank you for everything on Thursday:) the piano, harp and the singing was so beautiful! And thank you for arranging to meet with [my sister who was also singing] beforehand! I was disappointed not to meet you when you were finished and didn’t want to disturb you while you were playing!! I would highly recommend you to anyone, it was perfect!”
Róisin, September 2015
“Hi Claire! Hope you’re well! So sorry I’m only getting around to doing this but I just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did singing at our wedding in the cathedral in Killarney back in July! Everybody commented on how gorgeous your singing was and you were so professional and helpful when advising me of suitable hyms etc! And you learnt a song we really wanted which I really appreciated! I was absolutely delighted with the music and it made our ceremony extra beautiful! I would recommend you 100% to anyone getting married in the future! Thanks again and best of luck!”
Aoife, July 2015
“Hi Claire!!! I want to start by saying thank you so much for playing at our wedding!!! The guests were talking about how amazing you and your harp were, and they loved the two of you [your piano playing and Rachel’s violin playing at the reception] together!”
Aisling, July 2015
“Hi Claire, We are back in France. I didn’t have the time to thank you the day of our wedding at the Cathedral. That’s why I am writing you this email. You have a beautiful voice and the songs with harp and flute were perfect. The ceremony was wonderful and everyone did enjoy this day. Thanks to you and your flautist for being part of our special day.”
Nathalie & Brieuc, July 2015
“Hi Claire, I just wanted to say thank you so so much for the beautiful job you did singing at our wedding. I wanted more than anything to run over to you after the ceremony to thank you in person but I got swept away. I have lost count of how many people thought you did such a fantastic job and I know that both Richard and I loved every bit of it. You were so accommodating to us, even learning a new song (‘Yours’ – It was fantastic!) coming up to the wedding and you made our day and the ceremony so extra special. I would recommend you over and over to anyone I know! Thanks again, Jacqueline x”
Jacqueline & Richard, July 2015
“I just wanted to thank you, everyone commented on how wonderful the music was at the wedding. I wish I got to enjoy more of it, I was whisked off for photos at every opportunity! But I heard a lot of your harp playing and it was truly beautiful. Thank you so much again. Katie xx”
Katie & James, July 2015
“Hi Claire, Thank you for your wonderful performance during our civil ceremony. From day one you were a pleasure to deal with, so accommodating + obliging to us with our unique song selection. It was important for us to make the ceremony our own + not go the total traditional route. We love the fact that you allowed us to be true to ourselves with our music choices for the ceremony + even learning one of our favourite songs for the event too made it all the more special – which we are deeply appreciative of. Your performance at the drinks reception also went down great with our guests. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special.”
Elaine & Darragh, June 2015
“Hi Claire, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for the music on our special day. You were fabulous and you really helped make the ceremony memorable for me. Of all the things in the wedding, the church music was probably the most important to me and you came up trumps. Loads of the guests were asking me how I found you and they couldn’t get over how fab you were and that I just stumbled upon you in a google search. I’ll recommend you to anyone who’ll listen and I’ll pass on your details to all my engaged friends :)Thanks so so much and the very best of luck for you future. Niamh x”
Niamh & Martin, June 2015
“Hi Claire, Thank you so so much for your fantastic music on the 05th June. You were just brilliant. It was stunning. I loved the Italian Rule the World in particular. Just lovely lovely lovely. I was so happy and will recommend you to anyone! Thank you again you put a lot of work in with us and you made the day so special.”
Louise & Brendan, June 2015
“Everyone raved about your music on the big day. I loved it so much!! Everything was perfect!! Thanks for everything”
Emma & Eoin, May 2015
“Now that the wedding is over, we’ve had time to reflect on what an amazing day we had. We wanted to express our sincerest thanks for the beautiful music that you played and for all of the useful advice and song suggestions that you provided us with (and the ultra fast communications throughout). So many people have mentioned about the music really adding to the occasion and we clearly have you to thank for that. We’re so please that we picked you to play. Once again, THANK YOU!”
Aidan & Julia, May 2015
“Hi Claire, I just wanted to send you an email to to say thank you so much for the music on our wedding day back in April. You were fantastic and sounded amazing in the church. So many people commented on you. And a few are getting married and asked for your information. I would highly recommend you and both John and myself couldn’t have been happier. So thank you so much.”
Cliona & John, April 2015
“Hi Claire. A massive thanks for making our big day just so perfect. We got loads of questions about you. There was one big fan of ‘Feels Like Home’. He talked about it all night. We were delighted to have you play such a big part of our day.”
Anthony & Karen, March 2015
“Thank you so much for the beautiful music during our ceremony. We had a wonderful day and really enjoyed the music. We received numerous compliments from guests at the wedding on your performance and have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.”
Lauren & Dermot, December 2014
“Hi guys! Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything on the 29th! Ye really did sound amazing and everyone has said so” (performing with Here Comes The Trio)
Hazel and Charlie, December 2014
“Wow is all I can say, what a voice you have. Every one of our guests commented on how amazing you are. I had friends who are getting married soon ask for your details. I really enjoyed your singing with the harp. Thank you for making our wedding so beautiful and personal. You have the voice of an angel.”
Nicola & Gerrold, October 2014
“Hi Claire, You were the first person both Paul and I were talking about this morning […], You were absolutely fantastic and your voice is amazing. We’re so happy that you played for our special day. Thank you again”
Orla & Paul, September 2014
“Hi Claire, I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony music. It was exactly what I wanted and you made it magical. The harp was beautiful and your voice is amazing. I will definitely be recommending you to everybody. You were fantastic. Thank you so much.”
Josie & Damien, August 2014
“We booked Claire Heffernan after a recommendation from a friend and from first contact she was a pleasure to deal with. We had a humanist ceremony in Ballyseede Castle and the majority of our guests wouldn’t have been at a wedding like this before so it was important to us to create the right atmosphere with a mix of formality and celebration! From talking to Claire over the phone, getting her advice and listening to the music on her website, we knew we were in safe hands! Claire has an amazing voice, she sang and played the harp beautifully. Her rendition of Nella Fantasia was so impressive on the day, really moving. Being multi talented, she also played the piano for our drinks reception, we couldn’t have asked for more! Claire is a true professional, she takes one less stress out of wedding planning and we highly recommend her.”
Claire-Ann & Colin, June 2014
“I just wanted to drop you a quick email and thank you for the beautiful music during the wedding ceremony on the 5th of April in Cork (Triskel Christchurch). Everybody complimented the music and especially the pieces you played on the harp. Really thank you so much for all your help and for being so responsive to all of our queries. I couldn’t recommend you enough. Thank you again”
Enrika & David, April 2014
“Everyone commented on how great the music was and they loved the harp. Some even cried when they heard ‘Be Thou My Vision’, so you made a great impression. Once again, Thank you.”
Olive & Mike, March 2014
“Hi Claire, Thank you so much for being part of our special day, the harp and singing together was amazing!!! Everyone commented on how great you sounded and the fantastic recommendations you made with the music choices made the ceremony all the more special! The recognition on people’s faces when you played the Italian ‘Rule the World’ was lovely to see from the altar! Thank you for making our day so special and unique to us 😉 Thank you again, Jill & Steven x”
Jill & Steven, March 2014
“Hi Claire, I am just back from my honeymoon now. I just wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful job you did at my wedding [reception]. I hope you had a very happy new year & I won’t hesitate to pass on your details in the future.”
Noelle, December 2013
“Claire, the music was amazing in the church and [reception]. Thank you so much. I’ll definitely be recommending you :)”
Niamh, August 2013
“Thanks so much for your fantastic playing and singing yesterday, we both thought you were absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much for making it such a beautiful ceremony and for being such a pleasure to deal with. We would certainly recommend you to others.”
Marian, August 2013
“Thanks for everything, Claire, you played beautifully. We were delighted with everything.”
Ciara & John, August 2013
“We were delighted with your performance and thought you did a very professional job. Two other guests who are getting married next year asked us for your details too … Wherever you plan on making your bones as a performer, you’ll be great.”
Martin & Liz, July 2013
“Claire, A big Thank You from both of us for the beautiful way you played at our Wedding. It was exactly what we wanted. Thank you for your professionalism when either I met you or spoke to you on the phone. Many of the guests complimented your playing and thought you had a fabulous voice. What both Neil and I had in our heads was the harp playing to be soft and airy – you knew exactly what we meant and we got it and more, all the way through to the wedding reception. You helped to make our day a very special one. You are very talented, Claire, and we thank you and wish you every good luck with your career.”
Neil & Liza, June 2013