If you are looking for something different for your wedding , I am available to play at any part of the day, from the Ceremony(either civil or religious) to the drinks reception or the reception proper.
I have extensive experience playing at weddings both as a solo performer and in ensembles.
Whether it is classical and church music for the ceremony or Flamenco & Latin music for the reception you can be sure that it will create an unforgettable atmosphere and experience for you and your guests.
I also make arrangements of contemporary popular music on request so you can tailor the music to suit your preferences.
Click on the icon below to view my WeddingsOnline page for more reviews and info:
Some testimonials are provided below the Audio Samples
We were so delighted to have John play at our wedding. He was brilliant on the day and so helpful in the run up, nothing was too much trouble and he understood exactly what we were after. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Lovely guy, very down to earth and a fantastic musician. He played the songs we chose beautifully…everyone was very impressed by the music!
– Louise & Kieran (Ceremony, Oct 2016, City Hall, Dublin)
John played at our ceremony over the weekend and i don’t think i could thank him enough. He is a true professional, both leading up to the day and on our wedding day. Even when we requested Metallica he made it work 🙂 the music was flawless and beautiful plus he is such a nice guy to deal with. Everyone loved the music and it was the talk of the day. One of the best decisions we made for the wedding was to have John play. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You. We would highly recommend John to everyone.
– Elaine & Stephen, (Ceremony , Oct 2015, Kildare Town)
I can´t recommend John enough, we were so happy with our choice. The atmosphere at our drinks reception was so intimate and relaxed and many people commented on how lovely it was. My husbands family are Spanish and there are a few flamenco players among them and they were particulary impressed with his playing. If you are loking for something a little different I really recommend John.His music was really beautiful and perfect for our day.
– Jane & Paco, (Drinks reception , Aug 2015, Ballymacgarvey Village)
John played at our intimate wedding ceremony in Ratoath Church and it made the whole thing even more special. I was worried about the church feeling a little empty as there were only twenty guests but John’s music filled the space beautifully and made everyone feel relaxed and welcome. He is extremely talented and a joy to listen to. He was also great to deal with, with quick and helpful responses to any queries I had about the music. He was flexible about choices of music and good at suggesting what would work best for each part of the ceremony. He arrived an hour before the ceremony to make sure he had everything set up to his liking. I would highly recommend him for any wedding ceremony to add a unique and special touch.
– Grace O’Hara, (Ceremony , Jul 2015, Ratoath Church)
Thanks very much for the performance on our wedding day. It was the perfect style of music and really fitted in well with what we wanted. I also very much appreciated your regular contact and professionalism in the lead up to the day.
– Ian Palmer, (Drinks reception, June 2012, Waterford Castle)
I was introduced to the music of John Walsh by a friend, and after seeing him play on his YouTube channel I was an instant fan of his work.
In August 2011 we had the absolute privilege of having John play for us at our Wedding.
Accompanied by Lucas Gonzalez, John provided truly beautiful music whilst Gillian walked down the aisle, a moment I will never forget. He later went on to play for us and our guests during our afternoon tea reception. It really was the icing on the cake, playing a variety of different pieces which really set the scene we were after.
John is incredibly professional and a perfectionist when it comes to performing, and it was this that gave us great confidence in allowing him the freedom to simply play for us. Many of our guests commented on how his performance added extra warmth and character to our celebrations. When John had finished playing it was our pleasure to have him as a further guest during our evening party. I can’t recommend him enough, not only is he a master at his craft, he’s a thoroughly nice man to boot.
We will forever be grateful for the part he played in our celebrations.
– Mr & Mrs Graham Cooper(Ceremony & Reception, London 2011)
It was pure serendipity that we found John. We were visiting Charleville Castle as a potential venue for our ceremony, and as we entered the main hall, the air was filled with the sound of beautiful classical guitar. Without hesitation, we decided there and then that this would be the perfect music for our ceremony.
Throughout the entire process, John couldn’t have been more helpful – also suggesting a singer to accompany him for some of the music. The music for the ceremony was perfect and he also played at our drinks reception after the ceremony.
If you are looking for a classical and/or Spanish guitarist, we would definitely recommend John to bring something unique and special to the occasion.
– Myriam & Barry (Civil ceremony, July 2008, Charleville Castle)
We had a fantastic day.
John was amazing. A lovely guy to deal with and the sound was fantastic. Everybody commented on how great he was.
Orla(Reception, September 2009, Durrow Castle)