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“If you want people to remember your wedding for all the right reasons… then booking Sarah O’Kennedy may be one of the best decisions you could make.” - The Limerick Independent

 

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Sarah O'Kennedy... 

is a singer and voice coach with many accolades and experience under her belt.  She is a long-time member of Irish choral ensemble Anuna and has recorded and performed all over the world with the world-famous group.

Sarah is passionate about singing at weddings. Her highlights include singing in the chapel in the House of Commons, London, and when she sang at the "wedding of the year", when Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll and actor Amy Huberman were married in Joseph's Church in Aughavas Co. Leitrim.  In 2013 Sarah won Church Singer of the Year at the Weddings Online.ie Awards.  As well as her love of singing jazz, in 2010 and 2011 Sarah was the principal female soloist with The Irish Harp Orchestra for their Christmas tours of Germany.  

 In 2014 Sarah founded the Little Stars Music School where she teaches pre-school children the core elements of music in a fun new way using the Colourstrings approach.  She also teaches music and choir at primary level.  She lives in Limerick where she has been teaching voice for many years.

 

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What You Said...

"Hi Sarah! Just wanted to thank you for being such a fantastic part of our big day on 15th Dec, everyone complimented the music-you, Deirdre & Irina [musicians] were superb! Please pass on our thanks to both ladies, wishing u a very happy new year & thanks so much again." - Hollie & Leo, 15.12.17

"I just wanted to drop you note to say thank you so much for the beautiful singing at my wedding. Everyone was raving about you and how beautifully your voice carried in the Abbey. Thank you again for helping to make it such a special day for us." - Laura & Liam, 23.9.17, Holy Cross Abbey

"Dear Sarah. I just wanted to thank you for everything. All of our guests were very impressed with you. Your beautiful voice really made a lasting impression. I will definitely be recommending you to everyone in the future. Thank you." - Melissa & Patrick, 3rd June 2017

"David and I both wanted to thank you for your beautiful singing at our wedding mass. You really do have the voice of an angel and it created such a special atmosphere for both of us and for our family and friends. Not only did we love it, but so many of our guests have told me how beautifully you sang and how much they enjoyed it. Thank you again for being such an important part of our wedding day". - Catriona and David, 22.7.17, Sandymount church

Dear Sarah - you were absolutely wonderful! You really made the ceremony for us and all our guests. We had a fantastic day.
Thanks again. - Heidi & John. Wedding 17.6.17 Monaleen church

 

"We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony yesterday the most amazing, memorable and special time for us.Our guests were so complimentary of your music and singing. We couldn’t have asked for more. The day will live forever in our memories. We had the most amazing day. Thank you so much." - Sinead & Colin, 11.11.16

"I just wanted to say thank you very much for the really beautiful music on our wedding day. You have the most beautiful voice and it was just a joy to listen to. As I have mentioned previously, the music for the ceremony was one of the most important parts of the day for me and I am so grateful to you and the musicians for ensuring that it was as beautiful and emotive as I had hoped it would be. I am sorry I never got to thank you and the musicians in person on the day, it just gets so crazy!" -  Catherine & Kevin, Sneem Church, 3.9.16

"Just to thank you and Ciara [the harpist] again for our beautiful ceremony, everybody loved it! [Holy Cross Abbey] has a soul, and your music completed the magic...Thank you" - Denis and Chris, 19.8.16

We’re just home from honeymoon and wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fabulous music at our Wedding on the 14th May.
We absolutely loved it and what’s more everyone else thoroughly enjoyed your performance. Exactly what we wanted!!
Thank you so much for making our Wedding day so special." - Aisling & Liam, 14th May 2016 Co Westmeath

"I wanted to say a huge thank you from me and Paul. You were absolutely incredible on Friday: made the ceremony for both of us. I was totally engrossed in your music. We've had so many compliments on your performance. We're both chuffed to bits."
Frances & Paul, 6.5.16 Glengarriff

 

"Hi Sarah,  Thank you so much for Saturday. Everyone was so impressed with your beautiful singing voice & the accompanying harp was wonderful to listen to.  We were really happy with all of the music throughout the ceremony. Thanks for your help & being at the end of any emails over the last few months.  You're a true professional & so talented at what you do. " - Audrey & Patrick, 15.08.15

"Hi Sarah, We would just like to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding on 11th July in Abbeyfeale Church. Both yourself and Michael, the pianist, were fantastic.  I now know where the saying "voice of an angel" comes from. Absolutely beautiful and we can't wait to hear you again when we get our DVD.  Thank you again for being a part of making our day so fabulous."  - Honie and Ger, 11th of July 2015

"Dear Sarah, Just a quick email to express our sincere gratitude to you for all your work on our wedding music. Yourself and Michael sang beautifully and all of our guests complemented us on the music and singing. Thank you so much for working with [the violinists], it was important to us to include them in the ceremony and your input in that regard was invaluable.  It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you over the last couple of months." - Maria and John, the 22nd of August 2015

"Dear Sarah, I wanted to write to thank you & the musicians so much for the absolutely stunning music that you performed at our wedding! I was enjoying it so much that I had to be told to stop swaying on the alter!!!! So many guests complimented you both. I am just sad that it is all over now!" - Orla & Ryan,  Kilrush July 4th 2015

 

"Hi Sarah, I just want to say a massive thank you for being part of our special day on 27th December in Castleconnell church. You sounded amazing and all of our guests thought you were fantastic as well. I'm sorry I didn't get to speak to you on the day it was just manic but again thank you so much for doing a such a wonderful job." - Pamela & John, December 27th 2014 

"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for everything. Your voice was amazing and we were absolutely thrilled with how the church ceremony turned out.  Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!" Orlagh and Paul, December 19th 2014

"I didn't get to thank you in person on Saturday but I just wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance with the music for our ceremony. Your singing was just beautiful on Saturday. Your voice sounded amazing and I was delighted with how it went. Would you also pass on my thanks to the musicians the instruments complimented your voice so beautifully. I will be recommending you to all my engaged friends  thanks so much, you did an amazing job - Deirdre and Des, December 13th, 2014

"I just want to say thanks a million for the beautiful music at the church today. Your voice is amazing, and will you pass on my thanks to the musicians they were fantastic, made the day extra special" - Carmel and John, 5th of December 2014

"Hi Sarah.  Happy new year. We just wanted to drop a note to thank you for the beautiful singing and the music for our wedding.  As we had expected we didn't get to take it all in on the day but the recordings and our video has just arrived and we have had the opportunity to enjoy it all again.  We received so many compliments.  We really appreciate you making it so special on the day" - Aine and Seamus, October 31st 2014

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for your beautiful singing at our wedding on 09/08/14. You sounded amazing and all our guests commented on your voice. The atmosphere in the church was so lovely and there was such emotion in your voice- you really made our day" - Laura and Cormac, August 9th, 2014

 

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Sarah O’Kennedy won the prestigious WeddingsOnline.ie 2013 Award of Church Singer of the Year.  "It really is incredible to win Church Singer of the Year, particularly when the competition was so tough.  I am thrilled to be recognised in this way by the very many brides and grooms who took time to vote in the WeddingsOnline.ie Awards.  Thank you so much for voting for me!”

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Sarah's wedding CD "The Irish Wedding Album"

30 tracks of the most beautiful hymns, songs, and instrumental music for your wedding, including: Schubert’s Ave Maria, Songbird, Panis Angelicus, Field’s of Gold, You Raise Me Up, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Ag Chriost an Siol, Nella Fantasia, She Moved Through the Fair, On Eagle’s Wings and many, many more.

The complete guide to choosing the perfect music for your wedding ceremony.  Listen to Sarah's favourite samples from the cd by clicking on the audio on left.

The album is now available to download on iTunes for only €8.99.  You can buy the cd in the Abbey bookshop, O'Connell street Limerick, online at http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/sarahokennedy, or you can contact Sarah directly to purchase.

 

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