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Stripped back, emotive performances to move and inspire your guests.
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Hailing from the west of Ireland, Emma is a performer with over 10 years of experience in popular and classical choral styles. Emma's clear, heartfelt vocal is much in demand at weddings and family occasions. Prior to moving to the UK, Emma was the Wedding co-ordinator for Discovery Gospel Choir, performing alongside a small group of singers all over Ireland at different events from the Guinness Storehouse, to small countryside chapels. She toured internationally as a member of the Irish Youth Chamber Choir (frequently performing as a soloist), and has also toured internationally with her own original music. As well as the performance, your booking with Emma will include: - A consultation to decide and discuss music - Up to 8 songs/ musical interludes from her repertoire list for your event (but we can discuss if you require more) - Inclusion of sound equipment (Emma performs using a Roland Cube amplifier, which is battery powered) - Emma will learn a new song of your choosing for your event if it is not on the repertoire list (additional songs can be accommodated for an extra charge). When she is not singing, writing or performing, Emma is passionate about sharing her skill set with the next generation of performers as a singing teacher. She has an MA in Music from Trinity College Dublin, and is currently undertaking an MA in Professional Voice Practice with the Voice Study Centre (University of Wales Trinity St. David).

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Gabriella H
5 years ago, for a Corporate event in 20 Bank Plain
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for performing at our drinks reception the other night. Everybody loved it, you have an AMAZING voice. Hope to work with you again soon!

Paul F
5 years ago, for a Recording session in Goat Pen Studios
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5 out of 5

I recently hired Emma to do backing vocals on a band's album. I gave her the charts and rough mixes two weeks before the recording date. She arrived at the studio on the day well prepared, resulting in a very productive seesion with great results. Paul Finlay - Producer "Lucky Charms & Firearms" DF & The Alibis

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Emma's Song list

We’ll Meet again by Vera Lynn
When I grow too old to dream by Doris Day
I'm in the Mood for Love by Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields
You Belong to Me by Chilton Price, PeeWee King and Redd Stewart
There are Worse Things I could Do by Grease (Blues version)
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
Hotel California by The Eagles
Sweet Child of Mine by Guns ‘N’ Roses
The Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
Let it Be by The Beatles
With or Without You by U2
Respect by Erasure
Lean on Me by Bill Withers
Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
Stuck in the Middle with you by Stealers Wheel
Thank You by Alanis Morisette
Zombie by The Cranberries
On Top of the World by The Carpenters
Sylvia’s Mother by Dr. Hook
The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
Killing me Softly by The Fugees
Stand by Me by Ben E. King
Try Me by James Brown
Way Down in the Hole by The Blind Boys of Alabama
Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin
We Have All the Time in the World by Louis Armstrong
I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You by Elvis Presley
Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy (Sting)
Autumn Leaves by Eva Cassidy
Songbird by Eva Cassidy
Annie’s Song by John Denver
Today by John Denver
Goodnight Irene by Steve Earle
Go or Go Ahead by Rufus Wainwright
The River by Leon Bridges
So Long Marianne by Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
My Manic & I by Laura Marling
Lilac Wine by Jeff Buckley
Nancy Spain by Christy Moore
The Dimming of the Day by Richard Thompson
The Parting Glass by Luke Kelly
The Rose by Bette Midler
Evergreen by Barbara Streisand
La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf
Ne Me Quitte Pas by Jaques Brel
Black is the Colour by Christy Moore
To Make You Feel My Love by Adele (Bob Dylan)
No Frontiers by Mary Black (Jimmy McCarthy)
When You Say Nothing At All by Alison Krauss
Elastic Heart by Sia
Chandelier by Sia
2002 by Anne Marie
God is a Woman by Ariana Grande
When the Party's Over by Billie Eilish
Yours by Ella Henderson
Dynamite by Sigrid
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
Valerie by Amy Winehouse (The Zutons)
Daddy Lessons by Beyoncé
Survivor by Destiny’s Child
You’ve Got the Love by Florence and the Machine
Take me to Church by Hozier
Higher Love (James Vincent McMorrow version)
Mad World by Gary Jules
Flume by Bon Iver
The Wolves Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 by Bon Iver
The First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
Amy by Damien Rice
The Scientist by Coldplay
You Gotta Be by Des’ree
The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
Umbrella by Rihanna
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Castle on a Hill by Ed Sheeran
Toxic by Britney Spears
Royals by Lorde
I’m Only Human by Rag N Bone Man
Boats and Birds by Gregory and the Hawk
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
Hotel Yorba by The White Stripes
Bohemian Like You by The Dandy Warhols
The Luckiest - Ben Folds
I’m Yours/ Somewhere over the Rainbow by Jason Mraz/ Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
Trouble by Taylor Swift
Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie by Abba
I Have a Dream by Abba
All of Me by John Legend
How Long will I love you? by Ellie Goulding
Amy by Damien Rice
A Thousand Years by Christina Perry
Go or Go Ahead by Rufus Wainwright
The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel
I’ll Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for a Cutie
This is Me from The Greatest Showman
From Now On from The Greatest Showman
Hushabye Mountain from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
She Used to be Mine from Waitress
I’ll be There for You by Jess Glynne
Paddy Reilly
She Moved Through the Fair
The Fields of Athenry
The Boys of Barr na Sráide
The Auld Triangle
The Sick Note
The Sally Gardens
Bean Pháidín
Siúl a Rúin
The River by Leon Bridges
Down in the River to Pray by Alison Krauss
Yahweh by Desperation feat. Kari Jobe
I Love You Lord, and I lift my voice
Precious Lord
Amazing Grace
How Great Thou Art
Ag Críost an Síol
Ar nÁthair (The Lord’s Prayer)
A Mhuire Máthair
A Thiarna, Déan Trócaire (Lord have mercy)
Mo Ghrá Tú a Thiarna
Auld Lang Syne (traditional)
Uthando Luka Baba
Baba Teno Tenda

Emma's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£270
Up to 3 hours£340
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

This may affect the booking, but please do just get in touch with me to let me know as soon as possible. If I can accommodate your change, then I will.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes! Please let me know you would like this so I can ensure I have the correct equipment with me on the day.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to arrive to your event 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 mins before the performance to set up, sound check, and liaise with anyone else involved in the event.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes you can, and I offer you a free consultation as part of your booking to do just that.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I bring my own amplifier, microphone, music stand and instruments.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I offer one new request that isn't on my songlist per booking. If you would like more, I am happy to do this but there will be an additional fee.
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Arranger, Songwriter, Lyricist, Transcription, Actor, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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