Funerals

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Music can be one of the most emotional tributes to your loved one and choosing the right funeral songs and the best funeral singers for a farewell tribute can be a difficult task at a time of sadness and loss.

The Vard Sisters are very experienced funeral singers and provide an understanding and very personal service at this sorrowful time.

The Vard Sisters will cater to the needs of the family and offer versatility in their styles of music and can provide professional guidance through their selection of traditional funeral hymns or more contemporary songs to find the most suitable music that will make the service a fitting tribute to your loved one.

In sad moments like these, one needs all the support and help possible and the Vard Sisters knows how important that is, so feel free to discuss with them any requirements you may have for your loved one’s funeral service / ceremony.

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Recommended Funeral Songs

 

  • Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • Panis Angelicus
  • Ave Maria Caccini
  • Paidir Na Trinoide (Lawton)
  • Be not afraid
  • The Song of Ruth
  • The Clouds Veil
  • The Rose
  • Song Bird
  • Nella Fantasia
  • Ag Chroist An Siol
  • Be still my soul
  • The Hiding Place (Lawton)
  • I Rejoiced (Lawton)
  • Clouds Veil (Lawton)
  • Take Me Home
  • On Eagles Wings
  • Amazing Grace
  • Nearer my God to thee
  • Jesus Remember Me
  • You raise me up
  • The Lord is my Shephard)
  • Going home
  • The Prayer
  • Abide with me
  • How great thou Art
  • The Voice of an Angel( Lawton)
  • Here I am Lord.
  • Make Me A Channel of your Peace.
  • Flower Duet
  • Smile
  • Listen
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Moonriver

 

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Suggested placement for music during Service

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Entrance Music Song or Instrumental
Psalm Normally Sung
Gospel Acclamation Sung
Offertory Song or Instrumental
Communion Normally Sung
Recessional Instrumental

Readings

In Ireland when we loose a loved one there is so little time to arrange a fitting funeral. Click here for some of our favourite first and second readings.

Poems

Death is nothing at all.  By Henry Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I, and you are you, whatever we were to each other we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way we  always use to.  Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.  Laugh as we always laughed at little jokes together.  Pray, Smile, Think of me , Pray for me.  Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effort, without the trace of a shadow in it.  Life means all that it ever meant, it is the same as it ever was, (there is absolutely unbroken continuity.) What is death but a negligible accident.  Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight.  I am but waiting for you, for an interval somewhere very just around the corner.  All is well nothing is lost – one brief moment and all will be as it was before.

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Reflections

dove-tattoo6small“A bouquet of beautiful memories,sprayed with a million tears, wishing god could have spared you, if just for a few more years.”
dove-tattoo6small“We cannot bring the old days back, when we were all together, The family chain is broken now, but memories live forever.”
dove-tattoo6small“A silent grief that’s in our hearts, no human eye can trace, for many a broken heart is hid, beneath a smiling face”

If you would like the Vard Sisters to sing at a Funeral please contact Lisa @ Mob 087 2210451 or 01 4936827 or email us.
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Testimonals

Hi Lisa, Wendy & Cathy,
No words can really express my family’s gratitude to you for singing at my Dad’s funeral mass last week. He loved your music and the songs chosen just added an element of peace & tranquility to what was a very sad day.

Many thanks again,
Marie, Tara, Orlagh & Cara
Feb 2015

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Hi Wendy,
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you from all of us for the magnificent music you and your sisters and the accompanist gave us yesterday. We were blown away by its beauty and so many people raved about how wonderful the music was. My late father was a fan of your music and we played it for him when he was dying, as we also did for Mum. You have consoled us in many ways. Thank you.

Marion
January 2015

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Hi Wendy,
Just a short note to say once again what lovely job you, Lisa and Cathy did on the funeral this morning. Lots of people mentioned your input and how it enhanced a lovely ceremony. You really hit a beautiful tone and it was very moving at times.

Every best wish for all you in the future.
Seán
January 2015

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Hi there. A short note of thanks for the lovely job you did on tuesday morning. So many people have commented on how beautiful the music was. It was as lovely as we had hoped.

Thanks again and all the best until the next time!
Siobhan
January 2015

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Dear Wendy,

I want to thank you, Kathy and Lisa from the bottom of my heart for the most beautiful singing I could ever have dreamed for my mother’s requeim mass. I was overwhelmed and I’m sorry it has taken so long to acknowledge this. Thank you also Wendy for making it such an easy process to arrange with you, you were so kind and the music choices were absolutely wonderful.

With my very best wishes,
Paula
January 2015


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