The Ashlings

Dream Vision

The AshlingsThe Ashlings are a guitar, vocals and cello/violin duo or trio who perform ceremonies and wedding receptions throughout Bend and Central Oregon. “Ashling” means dream or vision in Irish Gaelic. They want to be a part of making your special day magic. Have them learn your special song, create a lively mood during the reception, and perhaps most importantly, bring emotion and beauty to the song you’ve always wanted to hear as you march down the aisle. Because they live in Bend Oregon close to the venue where you are getting married, travel costs are lower than hiring musicians from Portland. They also provide the convenience of working with just one band for both the ceremony and reception and even dinner.
Their repertoir is constantly evolving because they love learning new songs that are special to the couples they work with. From Pachelbel’s Canon and Bridal Chorus to Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (Jeff Buckley version) and To Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan (Adele version), their favorite part of playing weddings is making the day a more memorable occasion. Everyone says weddings go by in a blink of an eye after so many months of planning. Let a performance by The Ashlings make time stand still. The Ashlings are an acoustic duo/trio from Bend Oregon featuring Laurel Brauns on guitar and vocals, Julie Southwell on violin, and cello, bass and drums depending on the occasion. “Ashling” means dream or vision in Irish Gaelic. They are the perfect Irish band for your house party,Bay Pacific Mortgage backyard BBQ, Anniversary Party, wedding or celebration of life. They have a full three-hour set of Irish ballads, drinking songs and instrumental fiddle tunes.
Below is a sample of their set list, and they are always happy to learn requests. In conclusion, if you are looking for Irish Musicians in Bend, Oregon, consider hiring The Ashlings for your next private party. They have been playing professionally for twenty years and have performed in most major venues in Central Oregon. They’d love to make your special day magic!

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