Martin Carroll - Wedding Guitarist

This professional guitarist has recorded four albums, toured internationally and is regularly heard on Lyric FM. He is known for his work with 13-string guitars and O'Carolan interpretations.

He also enjoys playing at weddings and events and has a broad repertoire of popular arrangements, from pop classics to jazz standards, traditional Irish music and film theme favourites as well as classical music.

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Martin Carroll - Wedding Guitarist Repertoire

Church/Civil Ceremony

Entrance:

  • Pachelbel’s Canon
  • O’Carolan’s Welcome
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Offeratory, Marriage Vows, Communion:

  • Ag Criost an Siol (O’Riada)
  • The South Wind (O’Carolan)
  • Sliabh na mBan
  • The Sally Gardens
  • The Cualann
  • Blackbird (Beatles)
  • Cavatina from the Deer Hunter
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  • Spanish Romance
  • Wonderful World
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow 

Exit Procession

  • O’Carolan’s  Concerto
  • Trad reels,jigs and hornpipes
  • When I’m 64
  • Various J.S Bach

Other Repertoire, civil ceremony and pre drinks reception

Film Themes

  • Pink Panter Theme
  • The Godfather
  • Theme from Twin Peaks
  • Willy Wonka Themes – Pure Imagination, Oompa Loompa Tune
  • Theme from the Deer Hunter (Cavatina)
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Moon River
  • Smile 
  • Beatles – Blackbird
  • When I’m Sixty Four
  • Here comes the Sun
  • Here there, Every Where
  • Yesterday 
  • Classical Guitar Favorites including
  • Recuerdos del Alhambra
  • Capriccio Arabe, various J S Bach 

Contemporary Classics

  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepellin
  • Fake Plastic Trees - Radio Head
  • Private Investigations - Dire Straits
  • Little Green - Joni Mitchell
  • Martha - Tom Waits
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley


Guitar Favorites

  • Angie
  • Horizons - Steve Hackett
  • Nuages

South American

  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Brazil
  • Tico Tico
  • One Note Samba
  • Wave 
  • Various Sambas, Choros, Waltzs etc 

French

  • Je t’aime
  • Ne me Quitte Pas (If you go away)
  • Hymn a l’amour

Irish and Celtic

  • O’ Carolan’s Concerto, The South Wind, O’ Carolan’s Draught, Eleanor Plunkett, Fanny Power, Lord Inchiquin, O’ Carolan’s Dream
  • The Cualann
  • Sliabh Na mBan
  • The Sally Gardens
  • Ag Criost an Siol (O’ Riada)
  • Robert Burns- Ae Fond Kiss, My Love is like a Red Rose
  • Neil Gow’s Lament
  • Selection of Reels, Gigs and Hornpipes

Martin Carroll - Wedding Guitarist Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

I just want to thank you again for arranging the booking of Martin Carroll for us. He was a pleasure to deal with in the lead up to our wedding and very accommodating of all our needs and requests for the day. And also very professional on the day. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitarist for their wedding day.

John ,