I Feel A Song Comin’ On…

I’m just about to go out to a wedding rehearsal, and just reading the script made me smile and remember the many many different songs people have chosen to sing at their wedding. Here’s my not-quite Top Ten, pop-pickers In at number 10, The Ramones Down to 9 from last week’s number 4, It Must […]

If Music Be The Food of Love

People often ask me if I know a good pianist for their wedding and until now, I had to say I didn’t. But at Sharon & David’s wedding at One Royal Circus on Saturday evening, I met Michael Kelly, aka The Wedding Pianist, who used Mike Gordon’s baby grand piano to knock out a couple […]

A Gifted Young Musician

I was conducting a wedding ceremony last Saturday evening in Edinburgh when I heard someone playing classical guitar – exceptionally well, I thought – so I went to see who it was. It turned out to be Adele Neilson. Despite her youth, she’s a serious player who earlier this year gave a recital at the […]

Wedding Music – a new idea

Next month (May, 2008) I’m going to be marrying a lovely young couple called Robbie and Vicky at Dunblane Hydro. One of the things I’m most looking forward to is watching Vicky come down the aisle to the song she has written and recorded for the ceremony. It’s called ‘Sweet Blessings’ and you can listen […]

Are we allowed to sing?

Of course you are! Although as the ceremony is secular, we draw the line at hymns. Still, if you can find a song that’s not too complicated, everyone can join in as long as you remember to print the lyrics in your Order of Ceremony. Mind you, it helps if you’ve got a musical family. […]