Spanish, Classical & Instrumental Guitar for your Wedding2018-08-15T11:07:19+00:00

Spanish, Classical & Instrumental Guitar for your Wedding

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.

Check out my WeddingsOnline review page here and you can see what couples have had to say!

John Walsh Wedding Guitar Civil Ceremony

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge for travel and are there hidden charges?2018-01-14T13:34:26+00:00

Yes I charge for travel outside of a certain radius from my home in Kildare. The cost quoted at the outset will include travel and there are no hidden extras.

Do you travel nationwide?2018-01-14T13:21:18+00:00

Yes!

Can you help us with music choices?2018-01-14T13:23:39+00:00

Of course!
I chat with all my couples over the phone or on either Skype or FaceTime.
I can also meet with you in person if you would prefer at my home.
We can go through all the various parts of your ceremony and tailor the music to suit your vision for the day.

Do you have a setlist?2018-01-14T13:00:02+00:00

Yes. I provide a setlist with every enquiry.
It is quite extensive, ranging from Bach to The Beatles, Classical guitar favourites, Jazz arrangements like the music of Gershwin & Carmichael, Movie & TV themes, Traditional Irish and of course a huge range of Flamenco & Spanish music which is particularly great for setting the mood at your drinks reception.

Can you learn new pieces for us?2018-01-14T13:23:33+00:00

Yes, I can arrange and learn any new pieces that you would like for your ceremony.
Because I am creating new instrumental guitar arrangements every time and not just learning a song in the typical fashion, it is a time consuming process.
Therefore I will arrange a maximum of 2 new pieces at no extra cost.
A small charge is applied for every new piece after that.

Do you play outside?2018-01-14T13:23:26+00:00

Yes, provided it is not either cold or wet and only during the summer months.
The venue needs to provide an outside power source for my sound equipment.
If you choose to have your ceremony and/or drinks reception outside, make sure you have a backup plan!

Do you have your own sound equipment?2018-01-14T13:23:20+00:00

Yes. I also bring a spare amplifier to every wedding in the event of any technical problems. To this date I have never needed it though

Do you sing?2018-01-14T13:23:23+00:00

Only in the privacy of my home. What I offer is world class instrumental guitar music.
If you would also like vocals for certain parts, I can provide both a wonderful Male and Female singer as part of a package.
Just enquire for more details.

Testimonials

Read what couples have had to say about me on WeddingsOnline.ie

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.

Thanks again

Orla(Reception, September 2009, Durrow Castle)

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