Uncommon Wedding Music is the creation of Stanley Greenthal, nationally acclaimed songwriter, who composes original songs and instrumentals drawn from the musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and the Balkans.
In a solo format, Stanley’s rich vocals combine masterfully with his dexterous guitar and mandocello arrangements. In duo and trio formats, the music is highlighted by a number of talented multi-instrumentalists, who contribute violin, pennywhistle, concertina and harmonica.
Uncommon Wedding Music says what it is: It has the elegance of classical music, yet the earthiness of folk music, and it reflects the joy and seriousness of one of the most ancient ceremonies in life. Stately Irish harp compositions and marches, along with spirited waltzes, jigs, reels and other Celtic dance tunes ideally complement both your wedding ceremony and reception. Click here for samples of Pre-Ceremony Music, Processionals, Recessionals and Reception Music.
"Thank you for your beautiful gifts of music (both live and recorded.) Your contribution to our wedding was so meaningful and your music continues to touch my life." ~Nancy Hurlow Houghton, Seattle, WA
"In all of Stanley’s recordings, as well as in his live performances, there is a true, almost innocent sense of beauty, wonder and gentleness-- a lovely gift in a harsh world." ~Kate Borger, WADN AM, Concord, MA
"With a beautifully haunting voice, virtuosity in Celtic music and the view of a poet, Greenthal can take a wedding out of time, out of place, out of the ordinary. And isn’t that what you want in a wedding?" ~Clay Hathorn, The Bridal Connection, Portland, OR
"We have the perfect memories forever now and will play the music on and on."
~Roberta & Tim Henebry, Ellensburg, WA