The haunting, and essentially Irish sound of the uilleann pipes, creates an unforgettable Celtic atmosphere.The uilleann pipes produce much sweeter and less harsh strains than their Scottish brothers, the Highland pipes. So it follows that the uilleann pipes are perfectly suited to church settings and never more so than at a wedding ceremony.
Martin Nolan is a renowned and celebrated piper and with more than 30 years experience, he commands the utmost respect within the piping community. As well as playing solo uilleann pipes he is accomplished at the low whistle (similar to the wooden flute) and the tin whistle. Martin plays with an ensemble of traditional Irish musicians for a more fulsome sound at the ceremony, or to provide a lively atmosphere during a pre-dinner drinks reception.
Martin customises each wedding program, with music chosen from a classical repertoire of traditional music that features artists such as O’Carolan, and a choice selection of some of Martin’s own compositions.He also plays some traditional, slower airs for the reflection after communion, and fantastic dance music for the recessional, just to let the wedding audience know that party is about to begin!