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Brenda  We Just want to say a massive thank you for the music at our wedding and reception on September 7th, in Ballintubber Abbey.  You are so talented and really have the voice of an angel! You worked perfectly with Ballintubber Abbey and Knockranny House Hotel. You were so kind and professional before the wedding with choosing our song. We did not give a second thought or worry in the slightest about the music because we had the utmost confidence in you, and rightly so - you were all our guests could talk about. You helped make the day so magical and we cannot thank you enough. Listening to you on our wedding day was just like a fairytale!

For all the brides and grooms to be!! I know it is very hard when planning and preparing your wedding, with second guessing and who should we get! We cannot reccommend Brenda enough to people! All I can say is - just book Brenda and you will love listening to your guests rave about the very talented, fab, magical, amazing.......PERFECT wedding singer!!!!!!!

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!

Thomas & Lorraine Flynn XxxxxxX – Submitted November 12th, 2013

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 Hello Brenda,

We are just writing to say a huge thank you for the fantastic music during our wedding at Church of the Sacred Heart Kilfian on 20th May 2013. Your singing and music added so much to the day. We had lots of lovely comments after about the beautiful singing and instrumentals. Thank you so much for your help and advice in the run up to the day, you were so friendly and helpful with everything - nothing was too much trouble! We would happily recommend you to any friends and family who are thinking about getting married.

Thank you again. Denise & Steve Fothergill. – Submitted 27th November, 2013

 

Hi Brenda. Just a quick message to say thanks a million for the beautiful music and song you performed at our wedding in Kilmovee Church on November 9th.  It was so beautiful. You are a true professional. Both family and friends commented on your touching performances. Love and best wishes to you.

Rebecca Duffy x  Submitted 17th November, 2013

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Hi Brenda,

We are just writing to say a huge thank you for the fantastic singing at our wedding on Friday 31st May 2013 in Easkey Sligo.  Your singing and music added so much to the ceremony. We had many comments after about the beautiful singing and instrumentals. Thank you so much for your help and advice in choosing the songs and music, you made a tough task very simple and you were always on the end of the phone with any query we had.  We will be highly recommending you to any friends and family who may be getting married.

Best Wishes,

 

Maria & Jonathan  - submitted 27th November, 2013

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Hi Brenda,

Thank you so much for providing such beautiful music for our wedding in Lecanvey, Co Mayo. We were really unsure about what music to have and what instruments to use, but meeting you and going through it all made everything really clear. So many people commented on how beautifully you sang and played. One even asked me how many musicians we had!

The music was really varied and two particular highlights were playing “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica and you learning “Would you lay with me (In a field of stone)” by Johnny Cash. That is a special song for us and we were so grateful that you learned it after hearing it once in your house. We were so impressed.

Thank you so much for your suggestions for the parts of the ceremony we were unsure about. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone who is looking for a multitalented singer and musician to make their wedding day extra special.

Wishing you continued success in everything you do,

Greg and Annette Ward.

Submitted 10th October 2013

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 Hi Brenda,

I know its been weeks since we last spoke but we just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful job you did on our wedding day on April 26th in Tirrane Church.! I was meaning to contact you long before this and so sorry I didn't got round to it before now. The music was just  beautiful and we loved it! Everyone had commented on what a lovely singer you were and loved the song and instrumental choices throughout the ceremony.  There was moments when I got lost in the music it was so nice especially the harp, it was wonderful!

Thanks again for all your hard work from beginning to end in making the ceremony very special for both of us. “Hoy ya” and” Greenday” we all loved : )

All the best,

Theresa Ruddy and Ronan Dempsey

Tirrane Church Achill - 26th April, 2013 - submitted 30th June, 2013

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Dear Brenda, John and I cant thank you enough for the beautiful music and singing at our wedding on April 12th in Moycullen Church. From the very first phone call with you we knew we had made the right decision in choosing you. You had such a wide range of songs and instruments to choose from and all your help in choosing was really great! It was so beautiful from the Instrumental at the beginning to the old, new , Irish songs and hymns and our upbeat songs at the end it was just perfect.You were a pleasure to listen to and work with and lots of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it also. Thanks also for your music while our cousin sang, it was all such a perfect and beautiful start to our day and we cannot wait to see the DVD and hear it all again,

 

All the best

Eilish & John Dolan -  Moycullen Church,Co. Galway (Wedding Ceremony 12th April, 2013)  - submitted  29th May, 2013

Hi Brenda,

We would like to say a big thank you for your wonderful singing & music on our wedding day. You were so helpful when we were making our song & music choices & were a pleasure to deal with. Your singing & music sounded fantastic in Ballintubber Abbey. I would highly recommend you to anyone.

 Best wishes, Edel Corcoran & Barry O'Carroll. ( Wedding Ceremony- Ballintubber Abbey  - May 5th , 2013) Submitted 28th May, 2013

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Hi Brenda,

We are just writing to say a huge thank you for the fantastic singing at our wedding on Saturday 16th March 2013 in Cooneal Church. Your singing and music added so much to the ceremony. We had so many comments after about the beautiful singing and instrumentals. Thank you so much for your help and advice in choosing the songs and music. It really helped so much. It was also great to have a variety of instruments to choose from. We will have no hesitation in highly recommending you to any friends and family who may be getting married. We wish you continued success in you work Brenda. 

Best Wishes, Caroline and Eugene   (Caroline Mc Loughlin and Eugene O'Brien (Wedding in Cooneal Church Saturday 16th March 2013) – Submitted 26/5/2013)

 

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Hi Brenda, 

We would like to thank you for the amzaing singing at our wedding in Aughoose Church, Belmullet on Saturday 4th May, 2013.  You sang so beautifully and you were pitch perfect and we loved every song and instrumental  as did our guests.  Thank you also for your advice on song choices and for keeping in touch with us.  We wish you all the best and we will be highly recommending you to any of our friends who are getting married. xxx

Best wishes - Cathriona Fallon and Kevin Healy - Wedding Ceremony, Aughoose Church, Belmullet on Saturday 4th May, 2013 (Submitted 9/5/2013)

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Brenda,

As we head off after the wedding, I wanted to send you an email to thank you for your beautiful music and singing on Monday 8th April in Callow Church Mayo . Everything went so smoothly and the professional manner in which you work was noted.  Callow church looked great and the ceremony was lovely,  but your music and singing really added to the occasion. It was so moving and appropriate. Thank you for the part you played in our wedding day.  We really appreciate all the support and help you gave us regarding the music and it was great to know that with an email, text or call you were on hand to answer any questions.  It was so lovely to meet you. We wish you continued success in your work.

Submitted by:  Yvonne Shiels  and Gary Watters -  Wedding Ceremony - Callow Church,  Mayo 8th April 2013

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Hi Brenda,  We just wanted to say a huge thanks to you for singing at our wedding in Castlebar Church on  March 22 ,2013   You were amazing and we cannot wait to hear you again when we get the DVD:) You are a true lady and you were a pleasure to deal with and such a great help to us when we met up to choose our songs/hymns.  We loved your variety of instruments also .Thank you once again Brenda and take care from  Majella Murray and John Kennedy CASTLEBAR XXX

 Sublitted by:  Majella Murray  & John Kennedy – Castlebar Church March 22nd, 2013

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Brenda - A huge thank you  for playing so beautifully on our special day. You were professional, friendly and helpful making the music part of our wedding completely stress-free. From start to finish your performance was perfect. The range of instruments available and music choice was excellent with no request too big. Thank you so much Breda and Robbie, we really can't recommend you enough Brenda x x

Submitted by Breda Flynn and Robbie on 25th March 2013 - Wedding In Jamestown Church, Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim on 22/2/2013

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Dear Brenda, thank you most sincerely for playing for Deirdre and I at our pre-dinner reception in Mount Falcon House Hotel on February 1st.  You are an exceptionally talented musician, as well as very professional and obliging.  Many of our guests are quite musical themselves so the compliments we received about your music choice and play is testament to you.  When we walked into Mount Falcon and saw and heard you play the Harp, sitting by the open fire, it really was so special for us – thank you Brenda.  We wish you continued success and will be recommending you to all and sundry!  Renewed thanks,

Submitted by Brian and Deirdre Casey  –Wedding -  Mount Falcon Hotel, Mayo – February 1st 2013

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 Hi Brenda!   We just wanted to send a big thank you for singing at our wedding ceremony last week at Swinford...it was truly amazing!! everyone commented on what a fabulous job you did and how right the music was for us. thank you also for facilitating my cousin singing during reflection, it was lovely.  Thanks for playing at the drinks reception at the Castlecourt Hotel, We did not get chance to see you there as we were buzzing around, but thanks a million!!happy new year to you and your family!! x

Sublitted by Michelle Galvin - Wedding Ceremony 27th December, 2012 in Swinford Church, Co, Mayo

Brenda,  we loved the church music you provided for our wedding ceremony.  You were a pleasure to deal with and you had no problem doing the 

songs we wanted and you were great for advice when we didn't know what we wanted! The church music was completely stress free,

we just made a couple of phone calls to you,  and you just showed up and did exactly what we had asked for.

It added the extra something we wanted to the ceremony. The priest was also very complimentary of you and how professional you were.

Many thanks for everything and happy new year to you - Lisa (3rd January, 2013)

Submitted by: Lisa Finn and Padraig Murphy (Derinacartha Church, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon) Wedding 13th September, 2012

Thank you Brenda for the beautiful music that you played and sang at our wedding on November 3rd, in Straide Church.   All of our guests were blown away at how wonderful it was and how it set the tone for a wonderful day. Thank you also for your professionalism. I wish you every success in the future.

Grainne and Stevan Easton - Straide Church, Foxford - November 3rd, 2012

Brenda
Sorry I haven't been in touch before now to thank you so very much for the beautiful music at our wedding. The music for the ceremony was definately high on my list of prioritys and how glad am I that we chose you. The singing and instrumentals were just fantastic...I could hardly concentrate on the ceremony as I was so busy singing along and listening to you!! You were absolutely amazing...so many people commented on how good you were. We're after getting out DVD and your music and singing sounds so well on it. It's lucky for any future couples that have you singing at their wedding as you are a true professional and they won't have to worry about a thing! Also thank you for sending us the list of songs and also the words of each song that was played during the ceremony.
We wish you many more years of happy singing at weddings!!
Take care and thanks again,
Marita & Shane Brehony xx
31st August 2012 - Rooskey Church

Brenda,
Brendan and myself would like to thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special. You are such a beautiful singer and musician and you really created such a wonderful atmosphere in the church and made it very special for us, and guests commented afterwards on how lovely the music was as well. From the first time we met, you were so good at helping us choose our wedding music and it all came together on the day, I had to stop myself from crying at some of the songs as they were so emotional. Thank you Brenda for being so professional and it was a pleasure to meet you and have you with us on our special day, we can't wait to get our dvd so we can listen to it all again. Thanks again Brenda.
Louise O Connor & Brendan Corrigan - Lough Talt Church, Co.Sligo - 22nd September 2012 

Dear Brenda
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your excellent performance at Ballintubber Abbey on our Wedding Day on  June 16th 2012. You were so helpful and accommodating in personalising the service to our requirements. You played the harp, keyboard and guitar beautifully and your voice was enchanting. All my guest commented on how excellent you were.
From our first meeting with you we had every confident in your skills and professionalism. Arranging a wedding in Ireland from the UK was quite stressful at times, but every dealing with you was friendly, pleasant and tranquil.
I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a professional musician.
Yours Sincerely
Mary & Dominic Cleckner - Ballintubber Abbey 16th June, 2012

Brenda, just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so special!  With all the madness I still managed to hear you sing "From this moment! You are an amazing singer and musician everyone commented on how brilliant you are!   I have a feeling il be passing on your details!!   Thank you for being part of our special day xxx

Nicola Brown and Alan Mc Gowan - Mayo Abbey Church - 3rd August 2012

Brenda,We would both like to thank you so much for the beautiful music and singing at our wedding ceremony! You were a great help from the start, helping us pick the songs and music. You made our day so special. You are so talented and it felt really special listening to you as we enjoyed the greatest day of our lives. Thank you once again, D&O

Deloras Garavan & Ollie Kelly - Cornboy Church Belmullet - 27th July, 2012

Michael and I got married on Sunday 6th May, 2012 in Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo. We contacted Brenda with regard to playing and singing at our wedding. From the offset Brenda was extremly pleasant, professional, capable and multi-talented.  Prior to the wedding day, Brenda took time out to visit Michael and I at our house to discuss the songs. We requested that she learn a particular song for the end of the ceremony and she gladly accepted and did it in style! She offered us advice and suggestions while still being completely open to any special requests.   Brenda played the harp, the guitar and the keyboard at the mass, as well as singing throughout the ceremony. Her voice is wonderfully sweet and enchanting and was admired by all atendees. Following the ceremony, Brenda played the harp at the reception in the hotel right up until the meal was being served. This added to the relaxed ambience within the hotel and again, her talents were noted by the guests.I cannot praise Brenda enough for all her hard work and efforts both behind the scenes by way of preparation, along with on the biggest day of our lives. I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone who is looking for professionalism, variety and quality well sung songs.
Natasha Beegan and Michael Connolly - Ballintubber Abbey & Breaffy House - 6th May, 2012

Hi Brenda, i must say you were faboulous at our weddding. You made the weddding day so special for me and my husband. The music was great, nothing was a hassle for you, it made organising the church music so easy. I was listening back to our wedding dvd, and your voice was absolutely beautiful. I would recommend you to all my friends, and have done so already. My Friends have come up to ask me who the fabulous singer was. Thanking you again . You are Amazing Brenda
Jean Mc Guinness and Neil Gordon -- Castleconnor Church - Ballina - 27th April, 2012

Hi brenda,just wanted to say a big thank you for your beautiful singing at our wedding.i had the pleasure of hearing your voice prior to our wedding so i had no doubt in my mind you were the perfect choice for us.You were so helpful in our choice of songs,we opted for a couple of modern songs ,you sang a damien dempsey song which still brings a little tear to my eye when i think of it, you truely have an amazing voice,which is echoed by the amount of compliments we received on the day.i can honestly say your voice made our day so special.you are a beautiful person with the voice of an angel ,I would highly recommend you .Thank you so much Brenda

          Submitted by Tim & Loretta Kennedy - Wedding in Hotel Ballina on Friday 18th May, 2012


Hi Brenda - Paul and I would just like to thank you for your beauiful singing on our wedding day.You were very helpful beforehand in choosing our songs and music and nothing was any trouble.Everyone commented on your singing and it really added to the church and we loved it.
Thanks again Brenda

Pearl Thompson and Paul Muldoon - Mulranny Church - 2nd March 2012

 

Brenda sang at our ceremony on 17th Febraury 2012. She were so professional to deal with and she made the ceremony very special. Everybody said how beautiful the music and singing was.

Not a dry eye in the house!

Thanks again Brenda
Gillian Chambers and Sean Ryan - Castlecourt Hotel - 17th February 2012

Hi Brenda, Just want to say a BIG Thank you for making our day so special.,

The music in Ballintubber Abbey woz out of this world and

 you come highly recommended to all our family + friends.

Thanks again and happy new year to you and your family.

Jacqui O' Malley and Brian Bourke (Ballintubber Abbey)

 31st December 2011  

Brenda, Thank you so much for singing and playing the music at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception!! The variety of songs and instruments was great..We received so many much deserved compliments about you. You put your heart and soul into the music and we couldn't have been happier. You even squeezed the harp in for us:) You were an absolute pleasure to deal with and gave us plenty of advice when needed. I will have no problem recommending you to anyone!
Best Wishes,
Kathriona Mc Hale  & John Clancey

Cooneel Church - Ballina

12th November 2011.'

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Hi Brenda, We would like to say a hugh thank you for singing at our wedding  Your voice is truely a gift and everybody thought you were

Fantastic - you made out ceremony very special.  Sandra and Jason Gibbons 

11th November 2011 in Robeen Church - Sandra Molloy and Jason Gibbons

 

Brenda recently sang and played at our wedding in Belmullet. From the first phone call with Brenda, we found her extremely professional, obliging (just couldn't do enough for you), and very easy to work with. Her singing on the day was just amazing. Many of our guests commented on her amazing voice and music. She enhanced our wedding ceremony so much. We would without hesitation recommend Brenda. A BIG THANK YOU BRENDA'

 Ann & PJ Heneghan - Belmullet - 7th October 2011

 

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Hi Brenda, 

Thank you so much for singing and playing music at our civil ceremony marriage in the Diamond Coast last month. Everyone has been complementing us on your preformance since - your voice is truely amazing and your talent is admirable.
Thank you so much for learning our special song, 'One Day Like This' b...y Elbow, which you sang with such passion. And not to forget, 'It Must Be Love', by Madness.
I will be recommending you to anyone I know with an event of any kind coming up and will certainly be looking for you to sing again in the future.

Best Wishes, Orla & Mark Brennan

Wedding – Diamond Coast – 7-10-2011

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I have had the pleasure of including Brenda's music on my night-time programme. Brenda is extremely talented, professional and exercises great versatility in both her singing and her ability to play a variety of musical instruments. The response I received after playing her version of Bette Midler's "The Rose" was big and very complimentary. If you need a versatile and professional singer/musician you need look no further than here. I have only the utmost praise for Brenda's talent and will be giving her more airtime in the future. 

Tim Norton Midwest Radio. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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"We came home from London to Mayo to marry in our local church in Claremorris. The hotel gave Brenda’s name to us. From the start Brenda was professional and extremely nice and helpful to work with. She guided us through our choice of music and songs and helped us choose carefully. Brenda covered every detail thoroughly. We had listened to her sing on her website but on the day when she performed live in the church we were totally blown away with her heavenly and majestic voice. In addition to being a fantastic singer she plays several instruments so we felt we had several musicians in the church when in fact Brenda plays many instruments from Harp to flute to guitar – we could not have been happier with the church music and if anybody is wondering who they are going to get for their church wedding music we would without doubt not hesitate in recommending Brenda – We will be forever indebted to Brenda for making our wedding mass so very special – THANK YOU BRENDA"

 

Rob and Denise Clarke - July 2011

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"Andy and I cannot praise Brenda’s part in our wedding day enough! We live in New York but decided to get married in the church where my maternal grandmother grew up in Ballyvary, Mayo. We wanted a traditional but relaxed and inclusive wedding ceremony and the music was a very important part of that. We were delighted to meet Brenda, and discover that she plays many instruments well !! From the start, she was very friendly and fantastic in all aspects of helping us – she was flexible in having preparation calls, given the US/Ireland time difference and then meeting us in person when we arrived the week before the wedding. Brenda gave us really great advice in helping us select a mixture of hymns and instrumental pieces, getting us the balance of both Irish and English tunes. During the wedding itself, she sang and played beautifully and afterwards many of our guests commented on how special the music and her performance had been. We would thoroughly recommend Brenda’s work and would love to have her perform at our next Mayo event!"

 

Andy and Helen Sutphin - New York

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"Brenda sang at our wedding and we found Brenda extremely professional, obliging, understanding and caring on the run up to and on our wedding day. She gave us such a range to choose from and guided us through everything. Brenda's singing on the day was really amazing. She has a beautiful singing voice. All in all we couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you Brenda for everything which made our day an even more special one."

 

Colette and John 28-5-2011

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"Brenda recently sang and played at our wedding. We were absolutely delighted with how everything went on the day. Brenda has a beautiful voice and is a true professional and couldn't do enough to accommodate us. Brenda has a fabulous versatile voice and sang both modern and classical pieces for us – and made our day very very special. Many of our guests commented on how much they truly enjoyed Brenda's singing. I would without hesitation recommend Brenda."

 

William and Carol

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"Brenda you recently sang at our wedding and I just want to say how completely happy we were with the singing you provided for the church. You have such an amazing voice and we so loved your version of Over the Rainbow which we asked you to sing. I saw you recently singing at a friends fathers funeral and I heard people speak about your amazing voice on the day - You are a true professional and an absolute pleasure to do business with and such great value for money. The traditional music was so lovely - thank you! You take such an interest in the couple and what they want and we felt so much at ease when we spoke to you - we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody and thank you for making our wedding day mass so special."

 

Tara and Sean

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"My husband Michael and I were fortunate enough to secure Brenda as the singer at our wedding ceremony. She had come so highly recommended to us but I don't believe we fully understood how helpful and facilitating Brenda would be until we had the opportunity to work with her.

Brenda met with us to discuss and assist us in choosing our wedding music. We explained the type of church ceremony we had in mind and both of us would agree that Brenda's understanding and appreciation of music coupled with her wealth of experience made us feel we had prepared the most fitting and personable music selection for our special day.

What is so extra special about Brenda is the level of intensity and depth of feeling that is delivered in her singing. Her rendition of 'Ave Maria' during our ceremony was absolutly beautiful. Brenda filled the church with a roaring applause....everybody spoke about her singing afterwards. As the bride and groom, Michael and I had goosebumps and in fact I shed a tear. It was one of those memorable and perfect moments. 

If you are looking for that extra special something for your wedding ceremony then we would strongly recommend you consider Brenda. She has an amazing talent and is a truly wonderful person to work with. Brenda, we will always be thankful to you."

 

Michael and Joanne

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