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Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy

Nationwide, Dublin
Reviews (26) 5/5
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About Shane: For the past seven years, I have been a featured musician at many weddings in Ireland. I am also a guitarist, singer/songwriter, and performer who tours internationally. Career highlights to date include a sold-out solo concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, collaborations with internationally renowned artists including Tommy Emmanuel and Bill Whelan (Riverdance), and appearances at major music festivals and arts festivals in Ireland and abroad.

Whether it is for your wedding ceremony, your drinks reception, or even your second-day party, you can be sure that the music I provide will create the perfect, memorable, celebratory atmosphere for your special day!

My repertoire is extensive, taking in the full breadth of music from Bach to Billie Eilish - nothing is off the table as far as the 'playlist' for the day! While I am better known for my solo-guitar work, I am also a vocalist with a speciality in the jazz/swing style. I work with each couple to curate their perfect repertoire list, and even offer unique bespoke arrangements of music for your big day, be they jazz standards, movie themes, pop songs, or anything in between. I also offer to write original pieces of music for couples' marriages. Take a look at my YouTube channel to see a selection of the pop songs I have arranged for the guitar.

I also collaborate regularly with other musicians, and can provide numerous duo and trio options, including guitar + vocals, guitar + strings, guitar + piano, and much more!

I'd love to hear from you if you want to find out more about my musical services - check out my website ShaneHennessy.ie where you'll find information about my music, and plenty of videos!

Important Note: please include a contact phone number in your inquiry so I can send a text to confirm my response to your email, in case a spam filter catches my response. Thanks in advance!

Reviews

5.0/5
26 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Karen Travers
Added 11th Nov 2022
Wedding 5th Nov 2022
From first contact Shane was so helpful, he's an amazing musician and really made our ceremony. Everyone commented on how great he was.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Karen! It was lovely playing for you, PJ, and your children at your ceremony. Best wishes for the years ahead!
Terence Cullinan and Aoife Sweeney
Added 11th Nov 2022
Wedding 3rd Nov 2022
We had both Shane and Aoife play for our wedding and couldn't have been happier with the day. They played for our ceremony and the drinks reception and they were both amazing. We got tonnes of complements from guests on their performance. They were very reasonably priced and having the vocals, guitar and violin was worth every penny. We had our wedding and reception in Ballyseede Castle and it really fit the venue. They were very quick to respond to any queries and helpful throughout. They gave great recommendations for songs. Really helped to make it all run smoothly. They were both very professional and they were really friendly on the day. Both genuinely nice people
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Hi Aoife and Terence, wow thank you for such a lovely review! Your ceremony in Ballyseede was magical, and we were glad to contribute to the lovely atmosphere at both the ceremony and the reception. Thanks for having us and wishing you all the best for your future together! Shane and Aoife
Muirinn & Ciaran
Added 18th Nov 2022
Wedding 28th Oct 2022
We are so thrilled we had Shane and Aoife play at our wedding ceremony. They were absolutely amazing from the minute we first got in touch with them. Communication was brilliant, they always got back to us so quick and could literally play any song we wanted. We requested a particular song that meant a lot to us for the ceremony and they learned the song and it was played so beautifully, better than we could have imagined. So many of our guests have commented on how incredible the ceremony music was. We loved that we had the options of guitar, violin, vocals, instrumental and we could chose for each song. We would highly recommend Shane and Aoife to anyone getting married.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
What a lovely review Muirinn and Ciaran, thanks so much! We loved playing at your ceremony at Rathsallagh, and it was our pleasure to arrange certain special songs for you both. We wish you all the very best over in Australia, and success and happiness in the years ahead! Shane & Aoife
Hubert & Siobhán
Added 2nd Dec 2022
Wedding 27th Oct 2022
Shane was absolutely fantastic to work with. He gave us a list of suitable songs and instrumentals and also learned a few new ones for us. Aside's from being one of the finest guitarists in the country, Shane also has a beautiful voice. He's an amazing musician and couldn't have done more for us.
Conor Moran
Added 21st Oct 2022
Wedding 30th Sep 2022
Having Shane and Aoife play the music at our ceremony was one of the best decisions we made in the lead up to the wedding. There was no song they couldn't play and they made them fit beautifully into the ceremony. They even personalised one of them for us which was a lovely suprise. Very easy deal with all the way through and outrageously talented both of them. Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough. Superstars.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Conor and Andrea - it was such a pleasure to play in the beautiful Set Theatre in Kilkenny and at your reception in Langtons! Your ceremony was so much fun and we were glad to be a part of it. Very best wishes for the future!
Katherine & Barry
Added 5th Oct 2022
Wedding 29th Sep 2022
Shane and Aoife provided the music for our ceremony and drinks reception. They were so lovely to deal with from start to finish! They made us feel confident in our music choices and advised us on what parts of songs would work best during the ceremony. They are really talented musicians and we are so delighted that they were part of our special day.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
That's very kind of you Katherine & Barry! We really enjoyed playing at Tinakilly for your big day, and wish you both all the best!
Kate Hennessy
Added 8th Oct 2022
Wedding 26th Aug 2022
Shane and Aoife provided the music for the evening entertainment. Both so lovely from start to finish. Fantastic musicians and we were so happy that they were part of our special day. All our guests had a lovely time dancing and singing and are still talking about how the night went today. Thank you Shane and Aoife.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thanks Kate! It was a great night in Donnybrook and we loved being a part of it. Your guests were great fun! Best wishes from us both!
Amy Walsh
Added 5th Oct 2022
Wedding 28th Jul 2022
Shane and Aoife were absolutely wonderful and we cannot recommend them enough! We had an outdoor ceremony and we’re very passionate about music so our vision was to have our favorite songs as a couple played throughout the ceremony surrounded by nature. Shane and Aoife created this vision for us seamlessly! With planning from abroad (we live in Canada) they made the entire process so easy. The craziest thing is that they got married just one week before us, and still managed to create the most perfect set for us. When they played Cherry Wine as I walked down the aisle it was honestly like a fairytale. Such a lovely couple and extremely talented! Thank you for being part of our day Shane & Aoife!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Amy and Graeme for that lovely review and also for having us perform at your ceremony in Kinsale! We were delighted to play a part in your big day at Ballinacurra House, and we loved the outdoor setting there. Your musical choices were really sweet and it was our pleasure to play them. All the best for the future!
Rebecca
Added 11th Jul 2022
Wedding 9th Jul 2022
Shane and Aoife performed for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception 2 days ago and we would give them more than 5 stars if we could! From the first day we made contact with Shane and Aoife they have been so professional and helpful. They were happy to play our requested songs- and play them sooo well!!! Most importantly the music on the day was fantastic. They really were the highlight of the day and all our guests praised them and wanted their contact details. I’m so grateful to Shane and Aoife they are amazing musicians And all we are interested in now is seeing them play again.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you so much Rebecca and Seamus! It was such a pleasure to play your ceremony and reception in Vienna Woods in Cork. We really enjoyed the day and you were so lucky with the weather!
Jessica and Josh
Added 10th Jul 2022
Wedding 1st Jul 2022
Shane provided music for our ceremony and post ceremony drinks and did an amazing job- not only did he accept our requests for tailored pieces during the service and sent me previews to ensure that they were exactly what we wanted, his set up was seamless and professional and his performance flawless. His post ceremony performance created the perfect ambience and he catered to all our guests. Thank you Shane!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
I really enjoyed performing at your wedding Jess & Josh! Thanks so much for having me play at your ceremony and your reception at Ballymagarvey House, and for that lovely review. Your wedding was like something from a wedding magazine - it was gorgeous!
Emma
Added 10th Jul 2022
Wedding 25th Jun 2022
Such luvly people to deal with, would really recommend them we had them as a duo and was so lovely they played beautifully together. Everyone complimented absolutely brilliant thanks so much guys , Mr & Mrs Smith x
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thanks so much Emma and Dan, it was our pleasure to play your Day Two party in Mount Wolseley. We enjoyed all the Irish dancing you and your guests did! All the best from myself and Aoife
Sarah and Declan McDonald
Added 7th Jul 2022
Wedding 18th Jun 2022
We had Shane and Aoife for our wedding in Slane and they were just fantastic from start to finish!! From we booked with Shane, he was more than accommodating and very friendly, I couldn’t fault him! On the day, they set the tone from the guests entered the venue! Shane sang and played the guitar and Aoife played on the violin and their set list was beautiful, we asked for it to be outside as it was a lovely day and they had no problem being able to accommodate us!! Everyone was in great form and really enjoyed their music, it was fantastic! Would highly recommend! Thank you guys for helping to give us the perfect day!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Sarah & Declan! It was our pleasure to play at The Millhouse for your wedding, and you were so lucky with the weather! We're delighted to hear that your guests enjoyed our music, and the best of luck to you both!
Áine & Anthony Hennessy
Added 28th Jun 2022
Wedding 17th Jun 2022
We had Shane and Aoife play for our day day in Kilkenny, and they were just amazing!!! Great mix of music that suited everyone and took on all requests from guests. They set such a great tone for our evening, and created a real buzz, all our guests were singing along and dancing with them. Shane was so accommodating, and the nicest man ever to deal with. Aoife on the violin complemented the guitar beautifully, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening, We would highly recommend Shane and Aoife for any event, Exceptional!!!!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thanks so much Áine and Anthony for having us, we had great fun at that wedding party at the Lyrath Hotel! Best wishes from us!!
Amy O Sullivan
Added 30th Oct 2022
Wedding 4th Jun 2022
Shane played at the second day of our wedding and was absolutely fantastic. He really engaged the crowd and had everyone up dancing, and created a great atmosphere. Our only regret was that we didn’t have him for longer. Shane was really professional to deal with and made the whole booking process really simple, straightforward and stress free.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thanks Amy, I would have loved to have stayed longer that night myself! All the best to yourself and Joe!
Ciara Cronin
Added 25th Apr 2022
Wedding 23rd Apr 2022
We had Shane play for our Wedding Day 2 and from the moment we first got in contact, I knew we were in safe hands. He was so professional, the music was just perfect and got everyone in great form for our Day 2 celebrations. Would have no hesitation recommending him for anyone looking for music for their wedding.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
It was my pleasure to play at your Day 2 in Kenmare yesterday Ciara. Your family and friends were all such lovely people and the setting was lovely. I'm delighted yourself and Edmund enjoyed it, and hope you both enjoy the honeymoon in Italy - I'm jealous! Thanks for the very kind review and hope to cross paths again!
Jess & Ethan
Added 8th Apr 2022
Wedding 29th Mar 2022
We were delighted to have Shane and Aoife for our ceremony and reception! They were so easy to work with from the very first email, and our guests loved their sound on the day. We asked for some Irish melodies during our ceremony, and some more modern songs for our reception. It was such a treat to listen to you, and thank you both for making the soundtrack of our day so special to us!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Ah thank you Jess & Ethan, what a beautiful wedding day you had. We were both delighted to be a part of it, and you were blessed with the weather too. Dromoland was an amazing setting and it was our pleasure to create the atmosphere you were looking for with our music. We hope your families have enjoyed the rest of their trip over here, and hope to see you Stateside later this year!
Ciara
Added 25th May 2022
Wedding 18th Feb 2022
We were very lucky that Shane and Aoife braved storm Eunice in February to play our drinks reception for our wedding. They were extremely professional from the first enquiry right up to the day itself, and so so pleasant to deal with. We had originally booked Shane solo but after hearing him play with Aoife on his website we just knew we had to have them both! They are a fantastic duo and the perfect vibe for our reception! Thanks again guys x
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thanks so much Ciara, we really enjoyed playing your drinks reception in Tralee! All the best to you both !
Marion & David
Added 2nd Jan 2022
Wedding 31st Dec 2021
Shane and Aoife, played for our wedding ceremony and our drinks reception.They were absolutely wonderful and all our guests were raving about them. They made our day really special. They are very professional and made the whole process so easy from the first point of contact right till the end. We would highly recommend!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Marion and David! We really enjoyed the day in Listowel, and your guests were lovely. Thanks for the kind review and wishing you all the best! Shane & Aoife
Sarah & Karin
Added 28th Oct 2021
Wedding 24th Oct 2021
Shane & Aoife were amazing and very easy to work with on every level. We had them play at the second day of our wedding and everyone was blown away by their talent. They kept the room entertained all evening with their choice of songs. We would highly recommend using them for any of your musical needs!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Sarah & Karin! It was our pleasure to play at your party - your guests were such nice people and we loved the atmosphere! Wishing you all the very best into the future and hope to see you both along the way! Shane & Aoife
Julie & Daragh
Added 27th Oct 2021
Wedding 22nd Oct 2021
Shane was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the moment we first contacted him. Shane played both our ceremony and drinks reception, we had so many compliments on the music for both! Shane's a fabulous guitar player, always quick to respond to any queries or requests we had, and an absolute gentleman to deal with, thank you so much!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Julie & Daragh! Your ceremony in Tinakilly was beautiful, and I really enjoyed the day. Thanks for having me, and best wishes to both of you and your lovely families!
Rob
Added 28th Sep 2021
Wedding 17th Sep 2021
Shane was super professional and his service was 5 star. He really read the room and played songs that were really in line with our guests and room.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Hi Rob, thanks a million. It was my pleasure to play at your reception in the Merrion recently, and I enjoyed our chat that day too. I'm delighted you enjoyed the music, and I wish you both all the best! Shane
Tim
Added 5th Oct 2021
Wedding 8th Jul 2021
Shane is the consummate pro and we were absolutely thrilled to have him perform at both our wedding ceremony and reception. There's nothing he can't play, he accommodated all of our requests, and riffed his way wonderfully throughout our entire reception – gauging the mood of the room and taking the atmosphere up a notch or three as and when needed. Can't recommend him enough.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Hey Tim! Thanks so much for that lovely review. I really enjoyed performing at yourself and Andrea's ceremony + reception in The Merrion, and in particular getting to work with Abby on vocals for the ceremony. Hope to see you both at a show before long, and best wishes! Shane
Lisa
Added 28th Sep 2021
Wedding 28th Dec 2020
Shane was absolutely fantastic, he made the day so special for us. We had some obscure song requests and he did them beautifully. We got so many requests for his details from our guests, I would highly recommend him.
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Lisa! It was my pleasure to perform at yourself and Ronan's ceremony & reception in the Merrion last December. I was honoured that you asked me to perform for your first dance! Wishing you both all the happiness and success in the world! Shane
Rachel and Frank
Added 28th Sep 2021
Wedding 8th Apr 2017
Shane played at our wedding reception in April 2017. He was absolutely AMAZING! He is a genius on the guitar. The sun was shining and Shane playing the guitar as we arrived to the hotel was just magic. All of our guests commented on how lovely the music was. Shane has a natural talent and is very professional. Count yourself lucky if he plays at your wedding. ????
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thank you Rachel and Frank! That day in the Lord Bagenal was lovely, you were blessed with the weather! Thanks for having me, and wishing you all the very best!
Martin & Kris Lacey
Added 5th Nov 2021
Wedding 15th Sep 2016
Shane played guitar soloist at our drinks reception. His music set was varied, flexible and suited to the audience; anything we wanted. Shane was one of the highlights of our Wedding day. The experience he contributed to our day was very special and unique. Shane is a gifted, talented young man. And we were so pleased he was able to share the day with us. We recommend Shane 100%; a gentleman and everyone loved him!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thanks for the lovely review Martin & Kris, it was my pleasure to play for you in Mt. Wolseley! Hope to see you both soon!
Tadhg and Jean
Added 29th Sep 2021
Wedding 12th Dec 2015
Shane played our wedding ceremony and reception; he was fantastic! Would definitely recommend to a friend: incredibly professional, great value, and very easy to work with!
Response from Wedding Music by Shane Hennessy
Thanks Tadhg & Jean! Your wedding in City Hall was spectacular - I really enjoyed playing there a few years ago, and at the drinks reception in the Stephen's Green club afterwards too. Best wishes to you both!
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