Orla's dream

Celtic harp music for special events in the Winnipeg area!


With over 15 years of experience as a professional musician, let Orla’s Dream add to the elegance of your special event!


“Thank you so much for creating a beautiful and romantic atmosphere for our wedding. We were blown away by your composition and felt so honoured to have a ‘one of a kind’ piece of music for our wedding.” 
- Anna and Marco, Bride and Groom


weddings

Sophisticated and elegant, the gentle music of the Celtic harp is the final touch for an unforgettable wedding.  With an enchanting repertoire of Celtic music that hails from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Canada,  Orla’s Dream shares lively tunes and stunning melodies that create a magical atmosphere! 

The Celtic harp is smaller and more portable than a concert harp and is therefore the perfect choice for a wide variety of venues! In addition to a vast repertoire of Celtic music, Orla's Dream has a repertoire of Classical, Popular and Original music to add to your wedding!

Ceremony music is provided for:

  • Prelude: As guests arrive (~30 minutes)

  • Processional: Entrance of flower girls, bridesmaids, bride

  • Signing of the Register: As bride, groom and witnesses sign (~5 minutes)

  • Additional Ceremonies: Communion, candle lighting, sand pouring

  • Recessional: As wedding party and guests depart (~10 minutes)

Music is also available for receiving lines, cocktail hour and receptions!

All couples meet with Orla’s Dream before their wedding to discuss details and musical selections. Request one of your favorite pieces. Or, for a truly unique experience ---- commission an original piece of music ---- specific to you and your special day! Tell the story of how you met or when you got engaged and Orla’s Dream will personalize a piece of music for you. On your wedding day, you will receive a CD of the recorded music to cherish for years to come! Hear a sample of an original Orla's Dream composition:


wedding packages

Please contact us for information on wedding packages in the Winnipeg area. All packages include a one on one consultation, set up on day of event (1 hour before the wedding), parking and sound requirements for the venue (small speaker if required).

CEREMONY PACKAGE
Prelude: 30 minutes before
Processional (and Second processional)
Signing of the Register
Additional Ceremonies - communion, candle lighting, sand pouring
Recessional: 10 minutes

CEREMONY PLUS PACKAGE
Prelude: 30 minutes before
Processional (and Second Processional)
Signing of the Register
Additional Ceremonies: Communion, candle lighting, sand pouring
Recessional: 10 minutes
Receiving Line: Immediately following the ceremony (same location): up to 1 hour

CEREMONY AND COCKTAILS
Prelude: 30 minutes before
Processional (and Second Processional)
Signing of the Register
Additional Ceremonies: communion, candle lighting, sand pouring
Recessional: 10 minutes
Cocktails: Background music during cocktail hour: 1 hour

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Prelude: 30 minutes before
Processional (and Second Processional)
Signing of the Register
Additional Ceremonies: communion, candle lighting, sand pouring
Recessional: 10 minutes
Reception: Background music during cocktails and/or dinner: 2 hours

RECEPTION PACKAGE
One hour booking: background music during cocktails or dinner

RECEPTION PLUS PACKAGE
Two hour booking: background music during cocktails or dinner

COMPOSITION ADD ON
Commission a special piece of music for your day - inspired by you! Receive a recorded CD to cherish for years to come!

REHEARSAL ADD ON
One hour wedding rehearsal with music. Please book in advance to ensure availability.

MILEAGE ADD ON
Small additional fee for bookings more than 30 kilometres outside of Winnipeg.


wedding music suggestions

Orla's Dream has a vast repertoire of music that is suited to the celebration of marriage. It is carefully and thoughtfully chosen to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Below are some musical selections that are popular and that we suggest. However, these are not rigid selections and many of them can be used for any part of a ceremony. We look forward to discussing your ideas for your wedding with you.

PROCESSIONAL
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Love Across the Sea
Bridal Chorus - Wagner (Here Comes the Bride)
Eleanor Plunkett - O'Carolan

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER
Red is the Rose
Take my hand
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

RECESSIONAL
Caliope House
Hewelett - O'Carolan
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Spring - Vivaldi (from Four Seasons)

OTHER SELECTION SAMPLES
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Oh Danny Boy
Greensleeves/What Child is This?
Down in the Sally Gardens
V'adoro Pupille - Handel ("I adore your eyes" from Julius Cesare)
Minuet in G - Bach
Fairest Lord Jesus Hymn
Morning Has Broken Hymn
Mairi's Wedding
How Great Thou Art


CORPORATE EVENTS

With a wide range of repertoire from Celtic and Medieval, to Classical and Popular, Orla’s Dream is the perfect choice for corporate functions, fundraisers, cocktail receptions, and more!

SAMPLE MUSICAL SELECTIONS:
CELTIC
Red is the Rose
Greensleeves/What Child is This?
Loch Lommond
Down in the Sally Gardens
Oh Danny Boy
Take my Hand
Fields of Athenry
Hewelett - O’Carolan
Eleanor Plunkett - O’Carolan
The Water is Wide
Annie Laurie
Mairi's Wedding
Song for the Mira
Star of the County Down
…and more!

CLASSICAL
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Hymn to Joy - Beethoven
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
V’adoro Pupille - Handel (from Julius Cesare)
…and more!

POPULAR
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
I Will Always Love You
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
…and more!


CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Don’t let your Christmas party go without the warm and festive atmosphere that only the strums of an ancient Celtic harp can create! Orla’s Dream has an extensive repertoire of ancient Christmas carols and holiday favourites!

ANCIENT
What Child is This
Sans Day Carol
Coventry Carol
Huron Carol
Silent Night
O Come O Come Emmanuel
In the Bleak Midwinter
Un flambeau Jeanette Isabella
I saw three ships
Good King Wenceslas
…and more!

FAVOURITES
O Holy Night
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
…and more!