Welcome to The Gospel Project, home of celebratory music!

What do we do? The Gospel Project is what you get if you cross a vocal harmony group with a band; Ireland’s only professional stand-alone gospel ensemble, under the Musical Direction of Cathy McEvoy. We’re 6 multi-instrumentalists; 5 singers (3 female, 2 male) plus our piano player, with the vocalists also playing guitar, violin and percussion. Boasting experience, outstanding musicianship, and an unmistakable passion for the music we perform, The Gospel Project have been raising roofs around Ireland since 2004. As well as countless hotels, country houses and churches, some of those roofs have included; the National Concert Hall, Phoenix Park,The Sugar Club, The Button Factory, and the RDS! 

Our absolute speciality is wedding ceremonies – secular, religious, interfaith; you name it, we’ve done it! – but we provide outstanding celebratory music for every type of event. One of our couples once described us as ‘the perfect ceremony band’ and we thought it was such a perfect way to convey what we do that we’ve borrowed the phrase ever since. So, we’re a ceremony band! Many people assume that upbeat music of the kind we provide isn’t an option for the ceremony part of their wedding, until they see us in action – which is why the overwhelming majority of our bookings come from people who’ve seen us at a previous wedding. Our unique, tailor-made vocal arrangements mean we can create gospel-style versions of almost any song, and the fact that we’re all multi-instrumentalists means that we can cater for classical, folk, bluegrass, jazz or rock tastes as well. And of course, wedding ceremonies are just one aspect of it; if you’re searching for a first-rate professional vocal ensemble for your celebration, party, product launch, client event, or indeed any occasion that calls for joyful music, then look no further.

We’re based in Dublin, but travel wherever the music demands.  One of this country’s finest vocal harmony groups, we are guaranteed to make any occasion unforgettable, if we say so ourselves. But we don’t just say so ourselves! See what some of our delighted customers have written about us here  


We had an extraordinary amount of fun playing at the National Concert Hall on 8th April, for Waltons Music for Schools finalists competition. We’ve been a regular feature of this event since 2017, tasked with keeping the participants entertained while the adjudicators agonise over the winners. Brilliant to be back in this fantastic venue after a pandemic-induced break of 5 years! We were just blown away by the talent of the young performers, and not at all envious of the judges Zoë Conway + Liam Ó Maonlaí who had the near-impossible task of selecting the winning schools. 

 As it happens, that was also Jono’s first gig! We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of The Gospel Project, Jonathan Frawley. Here he is (during what was supposed to be his break from rehearsal!)  for a quick, behind-the-scenes chat about life in the tenor section.

In the meantime, it’s Springtime and love is most definitely in the air! Did you know that Spring is the busiest time of year for wedding bookings? Christmas engagements, couples going into ‘organisation mode’ following the madness of the party season, all these factors combine to make the early months of the year a whirlwind for suppliers. That means it’s a busy time for you too as you plan your wedding, and you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make and suppliers you have to engage with. To help you along the way, we’ve got an exciting new video series where members of The Gospel Project share their top tips for choosing music and personal favourites! Here’s Cathy, our Musical Director, with some suggestions to help you choose the song for the bridal entrance – 

And you’ll definitely want to check out some of our great ‘View from the gallery’ posts, where we go through everything from how much music to include in your ceremony, to when you should pick out your songs, to a few myth busters about ‘the rules’ on wedding music! Just a few of the gems of wisdom we’ve picked up since we blazed onto the wedding scene in 2004 – that’s almost two decades worth of ‘I do’s’!

 What else? Well, Cathy founded The Gospel Project in 2004, so, unbelievably, it’ll be our 20th birthday later this year! So expect to hear a lot more about celebrating our first two decades of Happy Days

So if you’re planning anything from a christening, to a retirement party, festival opening, or even the blessing of a tennis court, we’ve done it! We’ll be delighted to bring our unique brand of joyful music to your celebration, so if you think we might be the group to make yours a Happy Day, don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re looking forward to hearing from you. 

Cathy + The Gospel Project team

.……..New single Heard You Call My Name now available from iTunes_Badge_Small_44x15

Back catalogue:

The Gospel Project’s  debut album, On the Outside, is  also available to buy at live gigs, from Tower Records, Road Records, and Sound Cellar (all in Dublin), as well as from CD Baby and iTunes:

The Gospel Project: On the Outside

The Gospel Project: On the Outside

‘On the Outside is well worth checking out. Superb soul vocals…. funky guitar…. uplifting ensemble singing. ‘Something so Wonderful’ (the Eleanor McEvoy co-write with Henry Priestman) here truly blossoms into a delicious example of the genre’
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