"Those who wish to sing will always find a song."  ~ Swedish Proverb

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Celtic and Other Music

The Celtic music (Scottish, Irish, etc.) we're playing these days includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires, and other tune types. Our repertoire also includes some lovely folk ballads, traditional and contemporary Christian instrumentals, a few classical standards, and even movie themes that get inside our heads. We're constantly falling in love with different tunes, and arranging and mixing them up as new ideas strike us. We're often engaged to do predominately or entirely instrumental sets, and have a wide palette of tunes and instrumentation to draw from to create the specific mood you're looking for. We can also throw in vocals to broaden the experience. See the sample tune list below.

Popular Music

For weddings and other occasions, we’ve sung songs by a multitude of mainstream and contemporary Christian artists. We can accompany vocals with backup tracks, our own instruments, or contract friends we perform with to meet many accompaniment needs. We sat down trying to think of various songs we've performed from popular artists, and came up with the following lists. We can also do tunes from favorite musicals, etc. Once, a bride's mom insisted that we sing Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler on the Roof! Sometimes we're engaged to lead congregational hymns as part of a wedding ceremony. If you have a special song you’d like for your upcoming event, we can learn just about anything and create a beautiful arrangement just for you.

Cowboy Music (no kidding)

We have a lot of repertoire at our finger tips from our band, Wing & a Prayer, that we'll perform as a duet or trio. This includes both a lot of pure instrumentals and vocals. Music includes good old cowboy songs from the silver screen, country, country gospel, and American fiddle tunes. Note a fiddle tune is a particular kind of melody, and it doesn't necessarily have to be played on a fiddle. Sometimes, folks want us to throw in some of these numbers just to spice things up.

Christmas Music

Irma grew up in Germany where Christmas was a very special time of year. I (Scott) also have fond memories of family Christmases. The Christmas season brings with it volumes of music that have been written over the centuries. Our recorded collection of Christmas music exceeds all the other media we've accumulated over the years! Every year, there's more tunes we just have to put to voice, whistle, or string. Instruments like harp and dulcimer create a magical Christmas, and some of our favorite tunes come out during the season. When we give Christmas concerts, we'll mix in the well known with the less familiar, and add in some of our regular Celtic and old-time repertoire to create a wonderful listening experience.

Celtic and Other

(Some of the Celtic tunes we do, with a few other things thrown in.)

  • Arran Boat Song (aka Queen Mary's Escape from Loch Leven Castle)
  • Be Thou My Vision (8th Century Gaelic)
  • Bermudiful (Walt Michael)
  • Bottom of the Punch Bowl
  • The Blarney Pilgrim
  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Franco Zeffirelli)
  • The Butterfly Jig
  • Canon in D Major (Pachelbel)
  • Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady
  • The Cuckoo's Nest
  • Darcy Farrow (vocal)
  • Down by the Sally Gardens (aka The Maids of Mourne Shore)
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • The Foggy Dew
  • Gift of a Thistle (from Braveheart movie)
  • Greensleeves
  • Harvest Home (aka Granny, will your dog bite?)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
  • The Kesh Jig
  • Lady Mary (vocal)
  • Londonderry Air (aka Danny Boy)
  • Off to California (aka Possum Up a Gum Stump)
  • Planxty Fanny Power
  • Red Haired Boy (aka Little Beggerman)
  • Road to Lisdoonvarna
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Sheebeg Sheemore
  • Star of the County Down
  • Swallowtail Jig
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Swinging on the Gate
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (vocal)

Popular Vocal Music

(Here's a lot of the artists we've done songs by.)

  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Judi Collins
  • John Denver
  • Neil Diamond
  • Dan Fogelberg
  • Josh Groban
  • Whitney Houston
  • John Lennon
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Henry Mancini
  • Barry Manilow
  • Richard Marx
  • Don McLean
  • Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Helen Reddy
  • Diana Ross
  • Brian Setzer
  • Simon and Garfunkle
  • Cat Stevens
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Shania Twain
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Andy Williams
  • Vanessa Williams

  • Broadway tunes
  • Movie themes

Contemporary Christian

(Same thing here.)

  • Bob Bennett
  • Debbie Boone
  • Michael Card
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Chris Christian
  • Teri DeSario
  • Glad
  • Marty Goetz
  • Keith Green
  • Steve Green
  • Anne Herring
  • Benny Hester
  • Nancy Honeytree
  • Peter Jacobs
  • Phil Keaggy
  • Karen Lafferty
  • Lenny LeBlanc
  • Lympic and Rayburn
  • Malcolm and Alwyn
  • Ken Medema
  • David Meece
  • Fernando Ortega
  • Twila Paris
  • Sandi Patti
  • Dan Peek
  • Petra
  • Ernie and Debby Rettino
  • Michael W. Smith
  • Randy Stonehill
  • John Michael Talbott
  • Toby Waldowsky
  • Shelia Walsh
  • Wayne Watson
  • White Heart

Cowboy/Country Gospel/Fiddle

(Here's a sample of these kind of tunes we do.)

  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Back in the Saddle Again (vocals; G. Autry)
  • Bonaparte’s Retreat (vocals)
  • Buttons and Bows (vocals)
  • Dust on the Bible (vocals; Kitty wells)
  • Eigth of January
  • Foggy Moutain Breakdown
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky (vocals; Sons of the Pioneers)
  • Happy Trails (vocals; Dale Evans and Roy Rogers)
  • Have a Little Talk with Jesus (vocals)
  • I Saw the Light (vocals)
  • I’ll Fly Away (vocals)
  • I’ve Got Spurs (vocals; Tex Ritter, Gene Autry)
  • Just Over in Gloryland (vocals)
  • Let it Shine On (vocals)
  • Liberty
  • Mississippi sawyer
  • Old Joe Clark
  • On the Sea of Galilee (vocals)
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Over the Waterfall
  • Rawhide (vocals)
  • Rosin the Beau
  • September on the Mississippi (Larry Conger)
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Spotted Pony
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds (vocals; Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry)
  • Wildwood Flower

Christmas

(This song list evolves and changes every year - here's some of our favorites.)

  • At Bethlehem in Lowly Manger
  • Away in a Manger (3 different melodies)
  • Baloo Lammy
  • Bring a Torch Jeaneette Isabella
  • Christmas Song for All Year Round (vocals)
  • Cold December’s Winds
  • Cold Frosty Morning
  • Come All Ye Shepherds
  • Coventry Carol
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • Drive the Cold Winter Away
  • God has Come to Us (vocal)
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Greensleeves (aka What Child is This)
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • In the First Light (vocals)
  • Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree (vocal)
  • Joseph’s Song (vocal)
  • Lullay Lullie (vocal)
  • Mary’s Little Boy Child
  • Masters in this Hall
  • Of The Father’s Love Begotten
  • On Christmas Night
  • One Quiet Moment (vocals)
  • Silent Night
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Traditions of Christmas (Mannheim Steamroller)
  • Willie Take Your Drum