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Stella Bass has been engaged to sing at funeral masses by most of Dublin’s funeral directors for some fifteen years now, and knows how integral music is both in setting the tone for the service and for bringing some comfort to the bereaved family and friends. She studied singing and piano through the Royal Irish Academy of Music and earned a Master’s degree in Music in 2017. For the funeral mass, Stella generally sings with the resident church organist; however, if there isn’t a resident, she is happy to source and book the accompanist for you.


"Hi Stella, I just want to say thank you so much to you both, you did my dad proud, you are absolutely wonderful. We all thought you were magnificent and on behalf of the family, thank you so so much."

"My dear Stella, just a note to thank you for Tuesday.  Your singing was absolutely beautiful and all commented how lovely it was.  I saw you slipping away and apologies for not thanking you on the day but just did not get the opportunity. The day was a sad one but I thought the service was a very peaceful one.  Our brother had a wonderful send off and you were a great part of it. Thanks again."

"Hi Stella, just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful singing on Wednesday and being able to sort out the couple of last minute requests, my mother would have loved it."

"Thank you for your care and attention to the funeral arrangements for my brother. The music provided was of the highest standard. Alas on the day I not get the chance to convey my thanks to the organist and singer who added tremendously to the funeral."

"Please convey my sincere thanks to the musicians who provided such perfect music in the church. The selection and performance was of an excellent standard and appreciated by the family. Particular praise for our final musical tribute which the singer said was no trouble to locate and sing."

"Hi Stella, I would like to thank you on behalf of the entire family for your beautiful singing at my mother's funeral mass."

Irish Times: "...another level"