Kayla McDonagh Wedding Singer Ireland

Kayla works with every couple to create a bespoke ceremony music setlist for each wedding. The song list below is just a short selection of songs Kayla has in her repertoire.  You will also find sample set lists for different ceremony types on this page. You may use this as a starting point for your own ceremony. Don’t forget, the songs here are to give you some inspiration, you may choose from the list or may have your own special requests which Kayla will learn for you if she doesn’t know them already. 


Ave Maria – Schubert  Ave Maria – Bach / Gounod  Pie Jesu – Llyod Webber  Widmung – Schubert  O Mio Babbino Caro – Giacomo Puccini  Nella Fantasia – Morricone Panis Angelicus – Andrea Bocelli  Laudate Dominum – Mozart  All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera  A Heart Full of Love – Les Miserables  Nessun Dorma – Luciano Pavarotti  Core nGrato – Mario Lanza


The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack • Halo – Beyonce • Next to Me – Emeli Sande • Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles • You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland • Fix You – Coldplay • The Scientist – Coldplay • Yellow – Coldplay • Make You Feel My Love – Adele • There You’ll Be – Faith Hill • All of Me – John Legend • Say Something – A Great Big World • Gravity – Sarah Barellis • We Found Love (Acoustic Version) – Rihanna • Together We Are One – Delta Goodrem • More Than Words – Extreme • The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel • Blackbird – The Beatles • You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor • Lean on Me – Bill Withers • Stand By Me – Ben E. King • Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran • Marry You – Bruno Mars

Traditional Church / Gospel

Down to the River  Shenandoah  Joyful Joyful  His Eye is on the Sparrow  You are Mine  The Clouds Veil  Dona Nobis Pacem  Amazing Grace  Ag Criost an Siol  A Mhuire Mháthair  Is é an sTiarna Maoire  Here I Am Lord  Mo Ghra thu a Thiarna  How Great Thou Art

Irish / Folk

May it Be – Enya • She Moves Through the Fair – Sinead O’Connor • Black is the Colour – Christy Moore • Jimmy Mo Mhile Stoir – Dolores Keane • Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy No Frontiers – Mary Black • Katie – Mary Black

Ceremony Music in Irish

Mo Ghra Thu a Thiarna  A Íosa  Is é an Tiarna Maoire  Sé an Tiarna Maoire  Sente Venite  A Mhuire Mháthair Seinn Alleluia  Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat  Ag Críost an Síol  Moladh Le Dia  Muire na Cnoc  A Thiarna, Chugat Mé  Beannacht ar Bainis Amazing Grace (as Gaeilge)  An Cailin Álainn  Siúil a Rún  Mo Ghile Mear  Alleliu na Gamhanna  Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór  Taoibhsí no Laoch (Heroes or Ghosts)  Seothín Seó  Taillúir an Mhagadh  An Séipealín  Maidin i mBéarra (Danny Boy)  An Raibh Tú ag an gCarraig  Cuaichín Gleann Neifin  Sadhbh ni Bhruineallaigh

Sample Wedding Ceremony Music Layouts

Church Ceremony Layout 1 – A mixture of Timeless and Classical  song samples  

Entrance: Nella Fantasia 

Individual candles: The Prayer 

Psalm: The Clouds Veil 

Gospel: Seinn Alleluia

Unity Candle: Make you feel my Love  

Offertory: Ag Críost an Síol

Sign of Peace: Make me a channel of your peace 

Communion: Ave Maria & You are Mine 

Register Signing: Perfect, The Book of Love & Can’t Help falling in love with you 

Exit: Everlasting Love 

Church Ceremony Layout 2 – A modern church ceremony 

Entrance: I get to love you 

Individual candles: The one 

Psalm: You are mine

Gospel: Hallelujah

Unity Candle: Always (Gavin James) 

Offertory: Ag Críost an Síol 

Sign of Peace: You’ve got a Friend

Communion: The Clouds Veil and Perfect 

Register Signing: Never Change, Iris and A million Dreams 

Exit: Dreams 

Church Ceremony Layout 3 – Kayla and Mikes favourites

Entrance: Canon in D 

Individual candles: The prayer 

Psalm: Mo Ghrá Thú

Gospel: Seinn Alleluia

Unity Candle: The First time I saw your Face 

Offertory: A Mhuire Mháthair

Sign of Peace: Down to the River to Pray 

Communion: Over the Rainbow & Caledonia

Register Signing: A Million Dreams, Always Remember us this Way & Perfect 

Exit: Take My Hand 

Civil Ceremony Sample layout – Basic Layout

Entrance: Can’t help falling in love with you 

Candle Lighting: The Rose 

Register Signing: With or Without You

Exit: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Humanist/Interfaith Ceremony Layout

Entrance: This I promise you 

Songs may be added to each ritual you have chosen to include such as:

Hand fastening

Sand Ceremony

Candle Lighting

Song inbetween readings: Feels Lie Home 

Exit: World of Our Own 

Real Ceremony Music Setlists

Entrance: Fall on Me 
Lighting Candles: The Prayer
Psalm: Mo Ghrá Thú
Unity Candle: This I Promise You
Offertory: A Mhuire Mhaithair
Communion: You are mine & Nella Fantasia  
Signing of Registrar: Songbird,  God Bless Broken Road & Perfect
Exit: Dreams

Entrance: This I promise you 

Responsorial Psalm: Sing a Song to the Lord 

Lighting of Marriage Candle: Feels like home – instrumental only

Communion: Lady of Knock. 
Signing of Register: Gods Plan, Go lassy go & Colours of the Wind
Exit: Greatest Day 

Entrance: Feels like home 

Candle: instrumental of fields of gold

Psalm: you are mine, 
Unity candle: Fields of gold sung, 
Offertory: The voyage
Communion: Caledonia and Silent Night 
 Register: Heaven & Grace 
Exit song: Lively version of Dancing in the dark
Entrance : Over The rainbow 
Individual candles:  Canon in D instrumental 
Psalm: Song of Ruth 
Unity Candle: Canon in D 
Communion: I watch the Sunrise & Nella Fantasia
Register: Perfect & Always remember us this way 
Exit: Take my Hand