Blue O'Connell, Singer/Songwriter

Wedding & Special Events Music                       

 
Enhance your  ceremony set in the Blue Ridge Mountains with the beautiful songs of the region.  Create a meaningful theme and soundtrack for the most important event in your life!

Below is a list of repertoire for weddings. I can help you choose a theme for your wedding.  I am happy to send you more samples via email or play for you over the phone.  We can work out a beautiful soundtrack for your special occasion.
 

Processional:


Canon in D - Pachebel
Can't Help Falling in Love
May it Be (Enya)
Minuet in G - Bach
Moon River- Henry Mancini
Shenandoah- Traditional
When You Say Nothing At All (sung by Ronan Keating and Alison Kraus)
Wild Mountain Thyme - Traditional
Water is Wide- Traditional
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach

 

Recessional:

Ode to Joy- Beethoven
Here Comes the Sun- Beatles
I Will - Beatles
Morning Has Broken - Traditional
Sleepers Awake - Bach
Spring - Vivaldi
You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

 

During Service:

Simple Gifts- Traditional Shaker
Gymnopedie No. 1 Erik Satie
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Here, There, Everywhere - Beatles

 

Seating & Dinner music
Classical selections:

Adelita - Tarrega
Bouree in E minor Bach
Granada - I. Albeniz
Poeticos Valse No 1 & 6 - E. Granados
Romanza - Traditional
 

Other selections:

Amazing Grace (Native American Flute solo- I also play this on solo guitar)
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Baby Now That I've Found You
Believe me all these Young Endearing Charms
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
Can’t Help Falling In Love with You – Elvis Presley
Classical Gas
Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
Edleweiss
Everlasting Love (Motown)
Falling Slowly (Once Soundtrack)
Fields of Gold
Fly me to the Moon
Georgia on My Mind
Greensleeves
Heart and Soul
How High the Moon
I Don't Know How to Love Him (Jesus Christ, Superstar)
I Got Rhythm
I Loves You Porgy
I'll Be There (Jackson Five)
It's Only a Paper Moon
Let it Be- Beatles
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Light My Fire
Love Me Tender – Elvis
Moon River
Moonlight in Vermont
My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder)
My Heart Will Go On (Theme from Titanic)
My Favorite Things
Nature Boy
Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
Sentimental Journey
Smile- Charile Chaplin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Sound of Music (The Hills Are Alive)
Summertime
Sunny
Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
Till There Was You
What the World Needs Now
When You Wish Upon a Star
Who Will Buy? (from Oilver Soundtrack)
You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman - Carole King
You've Made Me So Very Happy- Blood, Sweat & Tears
You've Got a Friend - Carole King
Your Song- Elton John

 


 

Sonic Tonic Song:

What is  a "Sonic Tonic Song"?

As a child I had a huge collection of 45s and then LPs. I listened to everything from pop, classical, world, folk, blues, jazz.  Early on, I envisioned musical prescriptions being sold at a drug store as a "sonic tonic" to help whatever ails you. There are tunes to move you through any emotional experience. For many years  I have played music for people at the bedside at hospitals and nursing homes and all walks of life.  

I love my work and I am constantly looking for ways to use music to connect and contribute to others.  My "Sonic Tonic Song"  is a one-of-a kind unique offering where no two songs are alike. Each song is created just for you. I will compose an improvised short instrumental piece using my classical guitar and/or Native American flute. Be aware that I do not have a sophisticated recording studio to work with. What you will get is an unpolished honest recording from the heart. (the quality is not studio but very good for this purpose)
 

How  do I order?

If interested, send me an email <blueoconnell@gmail.com> with a short statement about yourself or the person it is for. Then based on what you have said, I will compose a unique piece for you and send in email as an mp3 file.

How do I pay?

I ask a donation to my papal account (to blueoconnell@gmail.com). (if you don't have paypal, you can send a check) You can "pay what you want". My work is a labor of love where I receive modest compensation from non-profit organizations. Your donation is a way you can support my work and vision as a therapeutic musician and songwriter. A way we can connect. Sound like fun?  

 

Soundtracks

As a multi-instrumentalist I enjoy composing music for soundtracks. Here is the latest soundtrack I did the music for. It is called, "What is a Cochlear Implant?" and it is a video done by Rachel Chaikof of Cochlearimplantsonline.com and its purpose is to create awareness of cochlear implants. Since I am a cochlear implant recipient, this project was close to my heart. 

My music was featured in an astrology audio series for Planet Waves. I am very proud to have been a part of that Here is where you can find the information about the LISTEN project.

If you have a video or radio program needing some musical accompaniment, I'd love to work with you on it!