Darran Bourke

Below is just a flavour of songs and hymns I’ve sung over the years at various wedding celebrations. If there’s a song/hymn that’s not on the list below please ask me and I will gladly learn it for your special day. This list gets added to regularly.

Wedding Hymns/Songs


Entrance (Song/Hymn of Choice)

I See the Church (Ave Maria).
Only a Shadow.
Be Still for the Presence of the Lord.

Lighting of the Candle/Unity Candle.

Ave Maria (As I Kneel).
Let Your Love Shine On(Chorus).
I See the Church (Ave Maria).
Bind Us Together Lord.


Eagles Wings.
I Will Be With You.
Ave Maria (As I Kneel).


I Will Be The Vine.
Tabhair Dom Do Lamh.
Ag Críost An Síol.
In Bread We Bring You Lord.

Communion (Song/Hymn of Choice)

Clouds Veil.
Only a Shadow.
I Will Be The Vine.
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.
This Is My Body.
Amazing Grace.
Be Still For the Presence of the Lord.

Reflection (Song/Hymn of Choice)

Signing of Register (Song/Hymn of Choice)

Recessional (Song/Hymn of Choice)

Higher and Higher.
Take My Hand.
Kiss Me.

Song Suggestions

Marry Me.
Book of Love.
Years From Now.
Bless This Broken Road.
All Of Me.
I Won't Give Up.
No Matter Where You Are.
For My Wedding.
I Swear.
I Love the Way You Love Me.
This I Promise You.
Never Alone.
Thinking Out Loud.
The One.
It Feels Like Home.
From This Moment.
To Make You Feel My Love.
The Rose.
What A Wonderful World.
She's The One.
Lean On Me.
No Frontiers.
Fields of Gold.
Annie's Song.
The Voyage.
Black is the Colour.
Bright Blue Rose.
Have I Told You Lately.
The River.
Higher and Higher.
All I Want Is You.
A Thousand Years.
Take My Hand.
Kiss Me.
The Gift.
(I'm on the) Top of the World.

Pre/Post-Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Country Songs

Take It Easy.
Peaceful Easy Feeling.
Lying Eyes.
City of New Orleans.
The Gambler.
Country Roads.
Leaving on a Jet Plane.
Past the Point of Rescue.
Working Man's Blues.
Sing Me Back Home.
Louisiana Saturday Night.
Hillbilly Rock.
Me and Bobby McGee.
Through the Night.
The Dance.
The River.
If Tomorrow Never Comes.
Thunder Rolls.
Friends in Low Places.
Folsom/Jackson/That's Alright Mama.
Ring of Fire.
Galway Girl.
Useta Love Her.
Joyce Country Ceilí.
Wagon Wheel.
Hills of Donegal.
Walk of Life.
Sweet Caroline.
Ain't goin' down 'till the sun comes up.
Somebody Like You.


Galway Shawl.
Red Rose Cafe.
Home to Donegal.
Spancil Hill.
Wild Rover.
Black Velvet Band.
Que Sera Sera.

Irish Songs/Ballads

Hard Times.
Whiskey in the Jar.
I'll Tell Me Ma.
The Ferryman.
Follow Me Up To Carlow.
Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette.
Ordinary Man.
Ride On.
The Voyage.
Bright Blue Rose.
Couldn't Have Come At a Better Time.
The Island.
Crazy Dreams.
Good Looking Woman.
Home to Donegal.
Tipperary on My Mind.

Modern Songs

Castle on the Hill.
Snow is Gone.
Galway Girl.
Take my Hand.
Run With Me.
The One.
Counting Stars.
Wake Me Up/Save Tonight.
Ho Hey.
Pencil Full of Lead.
Get Lucky.
Shut Up and Dance.
Locked out of Heaven.
Lion Man.
Dance with me Tonight.


Mr Brightside.
All These Things That I've Done.
Sex On Fire.
Living on a Prayer.
Brewing Up a Storm.
Simply the Best.
Proud Mary.
Blister in the Sun.
Summer of 69.
Dancing in the Dark.
Sweet Home Alabama.
Copperhead Road.
Johnny Come Lately.
Living Next Door to Alice.
Oh Carol.
Elvis Medley.
Burning Love.
Suspicious Minds.
Saw Her Standing There.
Great Balls of Fire.
Whole Lotta Shakin'.
La Bamba.
Twist & Shout.
Everybody Needs Somebody.
Teenage Wedding.
Johnny Be Goode.
Crazy Little Thing.
Over My Shoulder.
What's Up.
Don't Stop Me Now.
I'm Still Standing.
You Can't Hurry Love.
Higher and Higher.
Give It Up.
Walking on Sunshine.
Call Me Al.
500 Miles.
I'm a Believer.
Three Little Birds.
Man Down Under.
Slip Sliding Away.
Horse With No Name.
Mrs Robinson.
The Boxer.
Bright Side of the Road.
It's Not Unusual.
Fisherman's Blues.
Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Bad Moon Rising.
Brown Eyed Girl.
King of the Swingers.
I Feel Good.
Kiss Me.
Won't Back Down.
Boys of Summer.
Without or Without You.
Crazy World.
Don't Look Back in Anger.

Funeral Services

Graveyard Scene

Funeral services are usually last minute arrangements. Trying to organise music for the service can cause an extra burden and stress at this already upsetting time. I will ensure to assist you in every way I can when it comes to choosing a personal programme for the service and helping to honour your loved ones memory through music.


The Lord's My Shepherd.
Here I Am Lord.
There's A Place.
The Love I Have For You My Lord.


Eagles Wings.
Here I Am Lord.
Do Not Be Afraid.
I Will Be With You.


Ag Críost an Síol.
I Will Be The Vine.
In Bread We Bring You Lord.


Be Not Afraid.
There's A Place.
Clouds Veil.
Only a Shadow.
In Bread We Bring You Lord.
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.
You Raise Me Up.
This is my Body.
Amazing Grace.
How Great Thou Art.

Final Commendation

Receive His/Her Soul.


The Lord's My Shepherd.
How Great Thou Art.
Nearer My God To Thee.
Going Home.

Song Suggestions

Hey God.
Jealous of the Angels
Go Rest High on that Mountain.
Steal Away.
My Old Man.
Will the Circle be Unbroken.
My Forever Friend.
Stand By Me.
Never Alone.