is a business that specialize in beautiful folk singing and/or classical song for special occasions; – like weddings, blessings, christenings, name ceremonies, memorials and funerals.
I am the director of ‘Celebration Songs’ and my name is Marianne Lihannah. I am originally from Denmark, but I have lived in the south west of the UK since 1993. I am also the main singer and has studied singing with Michael Deason-Barrow (The Musical Director of Tonalis and award winning baritone from the Royal College of Music) for many years now.
I wanted to create a possibility for people who particularly wanted something else than pop music for a special day, – be it a wedding or a funeral for a loved one. I hope to be able to record many more songs than the ones I have recorded presently. -In this way people can hear a real alternative of music that is perfectly suited for churches and for more intimate funeral gatherings or wedding ceremonies.
A well-chosen song, sung well, has the power to move people in such a way that they will remember the special day for many years to come.
You can hear a small selection here www.youtube.com/celebrationsongs
I have created large repertoire lists on my website www.celebrationsongs.net and included lots of notes and information about the songs to make it easier for you to make a good choice. You can also ring or write to me, should you require any guidance. Every celebration is equally important to me, so I will always do my outmost to give you a quality service and beautiful singing.
Do let me know about special celebrations you have experienced, – where the music helped to make it a memorable occasion. I would love to hear what the special occasion was and what music it was?
I am always looking to extend my already wide repertoire, -so any stories you can write to me are most welcome.
Well that is enough for today, – I am still only getting to know how this blog works.
x Marianne x