Wedding Ceremony Music

Lorraine Maher

Lorraine has studied and practiced music from a very young age having immersed herself in choirs, theatre and drama.  Being from Kilkenny, Lorraine was a member of the Kilkenny Youth Musical Society and has performed in many musical productions in the Watergate Theatre. Lorraine performed solo on the Late Late Toy Show in 2002 and has followed a career in music by making it her occupation. Lorraine is a Secondary School Music teacher and enjoys passing on her enthusiasm and passion for music onto others.

She has an Honours Degree in Music from NUI Maynooth where she was a member of the renowned Maynooth Chamber Choir for three years and also a vocalist in the Gregorian Chant Group ‘Schola Gregoriana’. This is where she met fellow members Aideen and Siobhan and together they travelled to Hungary in 2010 to perform at the International Chant Festival. Lorraine completed her Grad Dip in Education from UL in 2011 and has since been in the teaching profession both privately and professionally.

In 2013, Lorraine directed and produced her first school musical production of ‘Annie’ and has since gone on to produce and direct 'Beauty and the Beast' in 2013. In 2012, Three Tones was formed and it has given Lorraine the chance to share her love and passion for music with her fellow members and all of those who choose them to share in their ceremonies.  

Siobhán Maguire

Siobhán Maguire, from Co. Kildare is currently studying for a Professional Diploma in Education at NUI Maynooth. She holds a Masters Degree in the study and performance of Gregorian Chant from the Irish World Academy of Music at the University of Limerick. She also holds an honours degree in Music and Anthropology from NUI Maynooth.

Siobhán has travelled the world singing with various choirs from around the country. Most recently she travelled to Paris (July 2013) with Cantoral, an international all-female ensemble who focus on Gregorian chant, based at the University of Limerick. In March 2013, she travelled with the NUI Maynooth Chamber Choir on their first ever tour of North America. Performances there included the Metropolitan Club in New York, and the De Bartolo theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She has also travelled to Hungary and Belgium with Schola Gregoriana, based at NUI Maynooth. It was while singing in Hungary that she first began singing with Lorraine and Aideen, and it is there that the idea of Three Tones was initially suggested.

Siobhán began singing and playing the guitar at a very young age. She took up the piano during transition year of school. She is a part time instructor of all three instruments, and is musical director of award-winning ANAM Girls Youth Choir from Kill, Co. Kildare.

Aideen Byrne

Aideen Byrne is a native of Carlow and holds a BMus degree from NUI Maynooth.  Following her degree studies Aideen completed an MA in Musicology at NUI Maynooth. In 2010 Aideen was privileged to be Musical Director for the stage-production of Fame: The Musical at NUI Maynooth.  Over the past number of years she has been a member of various award-winning choral groups such as Carlow Young Artists Choir (now Aspiro), the NUI Maynooth Chamber Choir, Schola Gregoriana Maynooth and The Academy Chamber Choir in Tullamore, who were awarded ‘ Choir of the Year’  at the Navan Choral Festival 2012. 

Aideen has been working as a music teacher in Co. Offaly for the past few years teaching piano, voice and pre-instrumental classes to children.  She has coordinated weekly toddler music classes and worked extensively with special needs groups around the Offaly area, acting as Musical Director for various projects involving people with severe disabilities.

In 2012 Aideen completed a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies at Dublin Business School, graduating with Honours.  She was also awarded ‘Student of the Year 2012’.

Aideen now works as a choral practitioner with Music Generation Carlow. This is an exciting new initiative, created in conjunction with Music Network, U2 and The Ireland Funds, which works to help children and young people access music education in their own locality.