Planning a Funeral Ceremony

When somebody close to you passes away it is an upsetting and bewildering time. Organising the Funeral Service may not seem to matter much next to the enormity of death. However, a well planned Ceremony can give great dignity to the deceased and be a source of comfort and inspiration to the living.

Whether or not we believe in God, or believe in Organised Religion, a Funeral Ceremony can throw light on the life lost and create a meaningful experience for close family and friends.

Choosing a Church or Crematorium

Whether you choose a Ceremony in a Church, Crematorium or elsewhere, Live Music is one of the greatest ways to bring people together. That's because music has such extraordinary power to refresh and inspire us. Harp music has been used down the ages for the purposes of healing. The harpist's gentle sounds soothe us and relieve any distress or tension.

Harp and Vocal Music for Funerals

Ruby offers a wide range of harp music and vocal music to reflect the emotions felt on this sad occasion: Music for Mourning, Music for Celebrating a Life Well Lived, Music to Remember By and Music to Remind Us that Love is Eternal.

Including Ruby's Live Music will bring to mind the Spirit of the Loved One and help everyone to connect together to feel comforted and uplifted.

Funeral Music Suggestions

The following music suggested is especially suitable for a Funeral. Please see the Repertoire and Ready Repertoire sections of the site to see the full choice of music available.

Arriving in Heaven or Achieving true Peace

In The Arms of The Angel

Sarah Mclachlan


Love Is All Around

Troggs

Hallelujah Chorus

Handel


Here Comes The Sun

Beatles


What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong


Always Look On The Bright Side of Life

Monty Python


Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Elton John

Classical and Calming

The Four Seasons

Vivaldi


Gladiator Theme

Hans Zimmer


Encyclopaedia Botanica

Ruby Paul


Barcarolle

Grandjany


Groovy Kind Of Love

Phil Collins

Moonlight Sonata

Ludwig Van Beethoven


Encyclopaedia Botanica

Ruby Paul


Spring (The Four Seasons)

Vivaldi


Flower Duet

Lakme


O For The Wings of A Dove

Mendelssohn


I Giorni

Einaudi


Canon in D

Pachelbel

Hornpipe From Water Music

Handel

Trumpet Voluntary

Clarke


On Wings Of Song

Mendelssohn


Trout Quintet, Final Movement

Schubert


Clare De Lune

Claude Debussy


Prelude in C Minor

Bach


Barcarolle

Grandjany


Rouet

Hasselmanns


Clarinet Concerto- Theme

Mozart


The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Michael Nyman


The River Flows in You

Yiruma


The Water is Wide

James Galway


Ave Maria

Bach


Hallelujah Chorus

Handel


O Mio Babbino Caro

Puccini

Theme From Pastoral Symphony No 6

Beethoven


Bitter Sweet Love and Loss

Summertime

Eva Cassidy


Wild Mountain Thyme

Celtic Traditional


The Rose

Bette Midler

Smile

Nat King Cole


Sunshine On My Shoulders

John Denver


Candle In the Wind

Elton John


Cant Smile Without You

Barry Manilow


Love songs - For a love that Never Dies

Sheep Will Safely Graze

Bach

Rouet

Hasselmans


Cant Help Falling in Love With You

Elvis Presley


The Heart Will Go On

Celine Dion


Ill Always Be There

Ruby Paul

Endless Love

Lionel Richie and Diana Ross


Dream a Little Dream of Me

MamaCass


Our Love is Here To stay

Gershwin


You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Stevie Wonder


A Thousand Years

Christina Perri


Blue Moon

Billie Holliday


Three times A Lady

Lionel Richie


Diamonds

Rihanna


Greensleeves

Anon

Love songs - Songs For A Mother or Father

Songbird

Eva Cassidy

Fire and Rain

James Taylor


Let It Be

Beatles


Ave Maria

Bach/ Gounod


Walking By My Side

Ruby Paul


Songs of Solidarity and Friendship

Lean On Me

Bill Withers


Stand By Me

Ben E King


Im Already There

Lonestar


Hey Jude

Beatles


Wind Beneath My Wings

Bette Midler


Hero

Mariah Carey


Music for Mourning a Loved One

Time to Say Goodbye

Andrea Bocelli


Abide With Me

Emeli Sande


Aint No Sunshine

Bill Withers


Bring Him Home

Colm Wilkinson


Sound of Silence

Simin and Garfunkel


She Moved Through The Fair

Celtic, Traditional


Cry Me a River

Ella Fitzgerald


The Parting Glass

Celtic, Traditional


The Rose of Tralee

Celtic Traditional


The Star of The County Down

Celtic Traditional

Danny Boy

Eva Cassidy


David Of The White Rock

Welsh Traditional


Music for Remembering the Loved One, and the passing of Time

The Circle Game

Joni Mitchell


Time After Time

Cyndi Lauper

Who Knows Where The Time Goes

Sandy Denny


May It Be

Enya


Beauty and The Beast

Disney

As Time Goes By

Sam Dooley Wilson

Memories

Elaine Paige


In My Life

Beatles


Circle Of Life

Elton John


Fields Of Gold

Eva Cassidy

A Time For Us

Nina Rota


Imagine

John Lennon


Songs About the character of The Deceased

Bookends

Simon and Garfunkel


Nothing Compares To You

Sinead O Connor


Unforgettable

Nat King Cole


Je Ne Regrette Rien

Edith Piath


Think Of Me

Andrew Lloyd Webber


Transition from Earth to Heaven - or from Life to Death

You Raise Me Up

Westlife

Walking In The Air

Aled Jones


Flying Without Wings

Westlife


Tears In Heaven

Eric Clapton


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    Thank you so much for your contribution Ruby, we really, really valued having you there to play so beautifully for us, Sue and Patricia Newitt,

    Loughborough
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    The Harp Music was so wonderful- it helped everyone so much to hear those lovely soothing tones, bless you Ruby and we will never forget our father and the day you played for him, Pamela Shelton,

    Manchester
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    My sister and I booked Ruby for our mum's funeral Mass. As a catholic we wanted something beautiful and haunting- not only to say goodbye in the elegant manner she deserved ,but to say goodbye for ourselves. Ruby was so professional in her immediate response and manner and addressed our situation with compassion and efficiency. She helped us sort out the music, and then performed beautifully, both as a Harpist and Vocalist.Thank you Ruby, for making a sad occasion so beautifully memorable, Ally James,

    Greenwich
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    Hello Ruby, I just wanted to let you know how much your music meant to us at Bob`s funeral. You have a beautiful voice and are a gifted Harpist, it was a joy to listen to you, you did a fantastic job. Everybody mentioned to myself and daughters, how much they had enjoyed the service. I just wanted it to be a service that he would have wanted - and you did exactly that. God Bless. Pat Thornton, Park Wood Crematorium,

    Brighouse, West Yorkshire
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    Ruby sang and played the harp and tin whistle for a family occasion several years ago. It was perfect, not a dry eye in the place! When another sad family occasion arose more recently, I managed to track Ruby down again. The atmosphere was electric and was talked about for a long time afterwards! She even wrote and performed a special song in memory our mother. Ruby has an incredible singing voice that lends itself to different musical genres. She deserves to go far and have a serious recording contract! Ruby has a great personality and I regard her as more than a talented artist. She is also a friend. Thank you so much Ruby for making two very memorable occasions so very special. Maureen Prescott,

    Selby, North Yorkshire
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    Just to say, thanks so much for your Harp Music during Drinks last week. It really set the scene beautifully and helped make for a Special Day,Janet Marsden,

    Holdsworth House, Halifax
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    Hi Ruby, you played at a funeral at Markeaton Crematorium and sang your own song with the words "Ill always be by your side" What's the title please? It touched my heart as I think it would the bereaved I deal with and I wondered, have you have recorded it as I would really love a copy? Eric Roome, Funeral Director,

    Derby & District Funeral Service.
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    Ruby was truly amazing at my mothers funeral. She performed a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman. Many Thanks. Matthew Jones

    June 2014, Malton
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