Louise O Reilly Singer
What I do:
Louise O’Reilly is a professional female vocalist with over 20 years of experience as a wedding singer. Based in Co.Cavan, she covers Religious and Civil ceremonies nationwide. Louise takes great pride in advising and working with wedding couples tailoring music to enchance their special day. Delighted to be joining forces for Wedding Ceremony music with the talented organist and musical director Eileen Tackney.
No stranger to the music and media industry Louise has been singing and performing from a young age with sisters Lorraine and Majella O’Reilly, the family band performed in Doha for the St Patircks Day Ball for the Irish Ambassador. Having appeared on many TV and radio shows (UTV, RTE and TV3) with chart topping girlband Fe-mail, who had a top 30 Irish hit, runners-up of Eurosong Ireland and supported UK girl band Girls Aloud, Louise has graced many of Irelands top music venues like the National Concert Hall Dublin and festivals such as the Rose of Tralee across the country . Currently taking on the role of June Carter with Ireland’s highly acclaimed Theatre Show ‘Get Rhythm A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Gaining much media attention and top reviews for their Irish Prison Tour the sold out show has been entertaining on some of the biggest stages across Ireland including the INEC Killarney, Electric Picnic Music Festival, Town Hall Theatre Galway, The Royal Theatre Castlebar, Theatre Royal Waterford, Watergate Theatre Kilkenny and The Ramor Theatre Cavan to name but a few. TV appearances on Ireland AM and the RTE Radio 1 show proved popular for this eight piece band.
What I offer:
Louise knows how stressful it is planning your Big Day having planned her own wedding in recent years and knowing how important it is to get your music right. She loves meeting and guiding her couples through what can be a daunting task of choosing the perfect ceremony choices. Music truly is a wonderful addition to your wedding ceremony and when the flowers are wilted and the cake eaten your ceremony music will always be remembered throughout the years. Louise is available as a vocal and piano duo. Offering additional musicians for guitar, fiddle or brass. A consultation will take place for each couple where you can select your choices from a varied list.
Eileen Tackney is a native of Maudabawn, Co. Cavan. She first followed Traditional and Classical leanings.Third level brought her to Dublin where she studied Music in Ballyfermot Senior College, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, the church organ under John O’ Keeffe, and Una Russell under whom she obtained her LTCL in organ. Eileen’s accolades include the Dunleath Scholarship in Organ and other scholarships that led her to her BA(MUS) and hDip in Education from NUI Maynooth.
She returned to Cavan in 2002 and took up the post of organist in Cathedral of St. Patrick and St. Pheilm. She then went on to become the musical director of the Cathedral choir until 2018. She has arranged albums for (including Deirdre Shannon of Lord of the Dance fame, The Young Wolfe Tones and All Ireland Trad’ singer Aoife Murray, directed musicals including West Side Story, The Hot Mikado, Footloose and Oliver.
When an original composition was required for the All–Ireland Fleadh 2010 in Cavan, Eileen was commissioned. Her good ear and sensitivity to sound are legendary. Added to that was Folk Electronica duo Emily’s Eldest which she fronted with writer/producer Ben Tiernan. They performed at Electric Picnic and Glastonbury. She has written two critically acclaimed electronic albums South and Towards the Sun.She is currently musical director of The Cavan Singers,musical director of band Song Sisters, a four-part harmony group and gives instrumental tuition in piano and singing.
Louise sang at our civil ceremony on 31.12.22 & wow she did not disappoint. We would highly recommend Louise so easy to deal with, some of our song choices where not on the list but Louise & co had no problem accommodating us.
Joseph and Jerianne
Louise, with instrumental accompaniment by Eileen, were integral to our wedding and the emotional memories that occurred on the day were greatly added to with their performances. We simply could not recommend Louise and Eileen enough.
We got married on 30 Sept 22 in St Aidan’s Church Butlersbridge, with reception after in Farnham Estate.
Not being from Cavan area, I asked 2 people I know, independently and separately, could they recommend anyone and they both recommended Louise and Eileen. When we rang Louse, she was very easy to communicate and engage with. She had a huge repertoire and that was the only challenge! What to choose!!
We went with How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding), Light Up (Snowpatrol), On Eagles Wings, As I kneel before you, Down to the River and The Prayer.
To be honest we didn’t get to hear much of her at drinks reception as we were getting photos taken but many of the wedding party complimented us on the singing in both the church and reception – which is clearly a good sign!
Dealing with Louise was a very relaxing no hassle experience. 5 star rating from us. Joseph & Jerianne.
Maria and Paul
We had louise singing for our church wedding in Belturbet a few weeks ago , we cannot recommend her highly enough, she has an amazing voice and the music really made our special day all the more special, no song that we chose was a problem to perform and she was in regular contact with us from the time of booking right up to the wedding day. If you are looking for a wedding singer with a fantastic voice who can perform a wide range of song choices choose Louise, thank you so much for the part you played on our special day 💗 Maria & Paul
Catherine and Daniel Leonard
Louise sang at our wedding for the ceremony music. Everyone commented on how beautifully she sang. We had seen Louise perform a number of times previous at weddings and other events and she is always amazing.
Louise was so responsive to emails and so easy to work with when deciding songs. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her services. Thank you for everything.
Catherine & Daniel Leonard
Julianne and Kevin Donohoe
We got married on June 20th 2019 and our good friend Louise O’Reilly McGuinness accompanied by the talented Eileen Tackney sang and played piano at our wedding ceremony. It was beautiful, effortless and perfect from start to finish 💖🌟 Some traditional and contemporary songs through piano and lyrics- simply amazing! From Keane – Somewhere Only We Know to Coldplay, the professionalism shown was unreal. In the lead up to our special day there was so much confidence that everything was taken care off and no song/lyric or last minute change was too much trouble😘 Our family and friends raved on about you following our special day and we wish you continued success in your joint venture 💖🥇🥇💑👰👨⚖️🎼🎹
Louise O Reilly
Louise sang at our Wedding Mass on 5th June 2021 and we cannot recommend her enough. She has the most beautiful voice and really made our Mass so special. Louise was fantastic to deal with in the run up to the wedding and was able to advise on songs when I wasn’t sure myself. Everyone commented on the amazing music and we could have listened to her singing all day. Thank you for playing such an important role in making our day so special.
Cora & Mark Lennon
Louise sang at out mass ceremony and at our reception for our wedding on the 11/11/21. She was so helpful with picking songs that made our mass feel more personal. She has an unbelievable voice and made such a good atmosphere at our drinks reception with her wide range of songs. I would 100% recommend Louise to anybody looking for a singer/music for their wedding.