“…Thank you very much for making our wedding service in the Unitarian Church so special. The music was beautiful especially with the piano and violin and the pieces of music fitted in really well. Everybody commented on your voice and thought you sang beautifully along with the musicians…”

Eve & James

Wedding Testimonials

“…Thank you very much for making our wedding service in the Unitarian Church so special.  The music was beautiful especially with the piano and violin and the pieces of music fitted in really well.  Everybody commented on your voice and thought you sang beautifully along with the musicians…”


Eve & James

“… Thank you for the absolutely fabulous job you did in arranging / co-ordinating and performing the music at our wedding in Brooklodge. From start to finish, each performance excelled itself and far exceeded our expectations… I could go on and on… but it would boil down to the same thing – PERFECTION…”

Mary & Nick

“…Your singing after dinner was absolutely amazing… The highlight of the whole day for my Dad was when you sang his Liverpool song “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. He is still talking about it. Guests kept asking me where I got the idea to have a short concert during dessert and how truly fabulous you both were. Thank you for all your help…”

Michelle & Dave

“…The music in the church was simply STUNNING… The service was second to none and performances streets ahead of anything we’d ever heard…”

Aoife & Jim

“…Your singing was amazing. All of our guests are still talking about your voice. Thanks for making our ceremony so special. It was more than we could have imagined…”

Roseleen & Liam

“…No words could ever describe what we thought of the music you played and sung for us at our wedding. To say you made the church beautiful for us really is an understatement. The guests are still talking about it and said they never heard church music as good…”

Michelle & Eamonn

“…The music you organised for us was absolutely fabulous. Many of our guests commented and there was a rapturous round of applause for my favourite song of the day. Your performers all sang and played magnificently. Thank you so much for your advice and help in getting it all organised…”

Michelle & Chris

Funeral Testimonials

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your amazing musicians for the fabulous music at my Dad Ned’s funeral mass on Tuesday. It was simply stunning. You cannot believe how much it would have meant to him. It meant the world to me and my family. Your music and singing brought the celebration of the mass to a whole different level. On behalf of myself and my brothers I cannot express our thanks more sincerely. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts…”

The Mulrooney Family

(Sept 2015)

“I just wanted to say think you so much for such beautiful singing today and the music was wonderful too. Many people complimented it to us today. Apologies my thank you is not in person…”


(Sept 2015)

“We’d just like to thank you for lovely singing and music for our Mam’s funeral on Saturday. Please also pass on our thanks to the harpist…”


(Aug 2015)

“Thanks for amazing music at our Mum’s funeral yesterday. I’ll be sure to keep your number and hopefully we’ll meet again under happier circumstances. We had several professional muscians at the mass who were blown away, so we know how good you are…”


(Aug 2015)

“Once again a huge thank you to you and your ensemble for a sublime performance at June’s funeral. The music was gently healing and just perfect for our sad occasion…”


(March 2015)

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your violinist today. You were amazing and my family and I feel that you helped make our Mum’s funeral mass a really special one…”


(Feb 2015)

“Thank you for your music at yesterday’s ceremony for our Mum. It lifted our hearts and you made me cry in a very beautiful way. Our Mum was deaf, but I’m sure she could hear your music from heaven, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. When Dad asked me was the music nice, I told him it was gorgeous. Thank you also for your help with the lyrics for the sign-linguist. Sometimes people forget the small touches, but your music really made it for us. You’re a star…”


(Sept 2015)

“Thank you so much for today’s music. It was beautiful and our Dad would have loed it, as we did. Thank you so much…”


(Sept 2015)

“I would just like to thank you so much for your beautiful singing and professionalism during my aunt’s funeral in Fairview. Your singing was truly beautiful and very moving…”


(July 2015)

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say how amazing I thought your singing was at my Mum’s funeral on Friday. Everybody commented on how great you were and it really did make the service as good as it could be for all of us. Thank you so much…”


(Jan 2015)

“Thank you so much for yesterday. It was so lovely, Mum would have loved it. It made the day easier to bear…”


(July 2015)

“I cannot thank you enough for yesterday. My brothers and sisters and I said that your beautiful voice kept us calm throughout the funeral. You were amazing and the musicians who accompanied you were so polished. My favourite instrument has always been the cello, so to hear him play the instrumental piece was something I remember for the rest of my life. Everyone said that my Dad being such a music lover would have loved it…”


(Jan 2015)

“I wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for a wonderful performance at the funeral mass of my late sister June RIP in Naas recently. I had heard you at Jim *****’s funeral mass in 2014 and I was really taken with your perfect pitch and tone. When Ruth and I were discussing music for June’s mass you immediately came to mind. It was nice to meet you briefly beforehand and I wish you continued success. “Prayer” was particularly poignant and beautifully sung…”


(March 2015)

“Just a note to say thank you for your music at Hughie’s funeral mass on Saturday. We received many compliments on your beautiful voice…”

The Mullen Family

(March 2015)

”Hi, just a quick thank you for a wonderful send off for Aine, my mother in May. All the music was perfect and much appreciated. Your singing in particular was beautiful. Míle buíochas…”


(May 2015)

“Thank you for the beautiful singing and music yesterday. It made the day very special, especially as Mam loved music. The cello was beautiful and loads of people commented on the singing and playing. Thanks again…”


(March 2015)

“Thank for doing a wonderful job at my Dad’s funeral…”


(Aug 2015)

“I did not get a chance to speak to you after the mass yesterday. You were wonderful, as were your musicians. You all hugely enriched the whole experience for us, so heartfelt thanks. Many people commented on how lovely the music and singing was. Please pass on our appreciation and thanks to the other musicians. Izzy said you were really good to her, so thanks for that too…”


(Nov 2014)

Evening Testimonials

“Encore Occasions comes highly recommended for wedding music, so I had no doubt about our Ceremony and how beautiful it would be. But I must admit I was extremely nervous when we started discussing ‘planting’ performers as guests at our wedding dinner. I honestly wasn’t sure it would work. But WOW! The amount of work, research and acting required to pull off a stunt like that and leave guests in pure awe is mind-boggling. And that’s before we’ve even discussed their talent and amazing voices! Throughout the performance it kept getting better and better as each new person jumped up to join in, leaving guests in shock and laughter. It culminated in the entire room on their feet, cheering, laughing and dancing along to the shenanigans. We would wholeheartedly recommend Encore Occasions come to your weding and pretend to be your guests!…”


“ We worked with Encore Occasions Singing Waiters at The Light Ball in aid of Pieta House in November 2014 at the Burlington Hotel. They were a fantastic addition to the night, creating a wonderful atmosphere and became a real talking point both at the event and afterwards amont the 600 guests. The team were most professional and creative in the lead up to the ball and always available to talk through different ideas. We can’t thank them enough for their contribution.”


Event Co-ordinator, (November 2014)

“I heard about Encore Occasions when I phoned another company who weren’t available for my Dad’s 80th Birthday. I can safely say I am so very glad they weren’t! I got so much more than I bargained for with Encore Occasions. For Dad’s 80th, they performed Singing Waiters followed by a 1hour concert with dancers and musicians. It blew us away and I just knew I HAD to have them when Mum turned 80 this year. They totally outdid themselves! We had a Flashmob during dinner with 16 performers placed throughout the room as guests and staff. Mum thought that was the end, but behind a curtain was an entire stage, complete with lights, candles, musicians and what unfolded was the most amazing array of song, music and dance that kept us entertained into the wee hours. We had a fully staged, professional show, just for our family and it was simply unbelievable. Naoise is an amazing wonder-woman! Her talent is unreal and her attention during the planning process was a God-send. Is there anything she can’t do?…”

Laura Wheeler