Marion O'Farrell

Wedding Soloist (Mezzo Soprano)

I have studied singing for the past nine years with Olive Cowpar, a highly reputable singing teacher in Limerick City. 

I am the recipient of many coveted prizes in Féile Luimní, Limerick and Feis Maitiú, Cork, including "Overall Voice of the Feis" in Cork 2002 and "Voice of the Féile" in Limerick 2002 and 2003. This year I won the highly regarded McDonagh Recital Bursary for the third year running. Other prizes won over the years included first prizes in the Lieder, Operatic, Interpretation and Operetta competitions. You can read an article written about me in the Limerick Leader

 This year in Feis Ceoil in Dublin I won the Dermot Troy Cup for Oratorio, along with the Contralto Solo and the Margaret Burke Sheridan Cup for best female voice 

I am a member of the acclaimed Limerick Choral Union, which has performed many concerts under the conductor, Malcom Green. In December 2004 I performed as a soloist with the choir in Beethoven's Mass in C in the University Concert Hall. In December 2005 I performed as a soloist in Handel's Messiah. I am also a member of St. Johns Cathedral choir and I sing for them as a soloist on a regular basis.


If you would like me to sing at your wedding, please contact me and we can discuss an musical arrangement that suits your taste. 

Sample Musical Programme




Shanagolden 22nd December 2005 (the organist was Colette Davis)

Hi Marion, 

Just to say thanks a million for the beautiful singing at the wedding. All the guests were asking who you were and I've passed on you name to many. It was a pleasure to sit back and listen to your beautiful voice. Many thanks again


St John's Cathedral 9th April 2005 (the organist was Bernadette Kiely 087 6497879 )

Hello Marion and Bernadette
Just to say a big thank you to you both for the fantastic music and singing at our wedding on 9th April - it was out of this world!
With very best wishes
Elva & Anthony




St Munchin's Church 26th February 2005 (the organist was Bernadette Kiely)

I would really like to thank both of you for the wonderful job that you both did on my wedding day. The songs that were sung on the day were really appropriate and exactly what I wanted, I really do appreciate the effort that was put in on the day.  I have had a few enquiries since the day from people who were totally impressed with the singing at the wedding so I hope it is okay if I pass your information on to other people. 
Once again many thanks.
Kind regards



Feohanagh Church 22nd April 2005 (With the Dolmen String Quartet


Hi Marion

Just a quick text to say thank you so much for your performance on Friday.
It was absolutely amazing and the whole congregation thought you were
wonderful. You really do have a gift. Thanks so much, will recommend you to
any future brides!
Kind Regards





Phone:  087 6439936 or 061 301332



 © Marion O'Farrell 2004 (Last Updated Jan 2006)