About The Ashlings

The 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. We want to be a part of making your special day magic. Have us 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 we live in Bend Oregon close to the venue where you are getting married, travel costs are lower than hiring musicians from Portland. We also provide the convenience of working with just one band for both the ceremony and reception and even dinner.

Our repertoir is constantly evolving because we love learning new songs that are special to the couples we 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), our 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 Laurel Brauns (guitar and vocals), Julie Southwell (violin) and Kieran McManus (cello).