“I love our family’s song! you perfectly captured what I wanted to express to my spouse. You are incredibly talented and I am fortunate to have you in my life!” - Megan Kahn, Hamden, CT
Megan wanted a song to deeply thank her husband, Yusuf, for standing by her with ultimate patience and helpfulness through the past couple of years of her illness and surgeries. Their family of 3 lives in Connecticut, and they have spent some special times together on Block Island, and they were planning a trip to the Grand Canyon to celebrate Megan’s recovery. I worked references to those into the song, using the lighthouse as the main metaphor for their marriage and family love. For their video I used dozens of photos and short videos, all from Megan’s Facebook page, that perfectly capture the essence of her story of recovery, the joy of their marriage, and the warmth of their family love.
"Her devotion to her craft, her skill at creating the music, the work that she put into it was just amazing. I am just so pleased and so honored to have this beautiful piece of music that I know will touch the hearts of those who listen to it. And to feel that connection to nature that Robin has and has demonstrated with the music that she created for me, and for the trees. For them to say "Hello, we’re here." - Ann Metcalf, Ontario
Ann is a healer and guide, using nature as her inspiration and teacher. She heard and felt the birch trees outside her window in Ontario, Canada, singing and speaking to her. She wanted to capture this in a meditative piece of music and video that she could share with her clients in her app and other mediums. I composed this epic, 11-minute piece for her with the idea of taking her listeners on a gentle journey, while putting them back in touch with nature and themselves. And I had so much fun creating the video for it. The video features clips Ann sent me of her own neighborhood trees singing, clips another friend in Ontario took around his rural locale, and some stock footage, all celebrating the etherial majesty of these trees, forests and rivers. You can hear the crunch and singing of the leaves, as well as birdsongs and magnificent rivers. This is one of my favorite projects to date, and was made all the more special when I finally, almost a year later, got to travel from my decidedly birch-free home state of Florida, up to New York, listening to this piece and hiking through a lovely, singing birch forest myself. There is nothing like it. I invite you to surrender to meditation on the joyous energy of all living things while enjoying this video.
“My girlfriend commissioned this song. Robin took her joy and created a memorable experience for me to really feel that feeling of love from her over and over. Robin’s creative lyrics and accompanying music tell our story in a way that pulls heartstrings unlike anything else. A custom song absolutely goes beyond traditional means of expression. Thank you so much, Robin!”- Chase King, Abilene TX
Anna wanted to surprise Chase at their first Christmas with a song about how meeting him changed her life. I loved the story of their relationship, a long distance love that was as romantic as it was dramatic. There was a day when she texted him, "Just for a minute. Can we say anything. And then delete it all and pretend it never happened." He said, "OK" And she wrote, "I've about lost my mind over you, what do you have to say about about it? Are you carrying on with girls like this all the time, or just me? Cause I'm having an existential meltdown over you." And that was the beginning of an open, honest, deeply loving relationship where they have an understanding that they can say anything, share their hearts, and not be punished for it like in past relationships. They have now celebrated two "Say Anything Day" anniversaries, but they revel in the fact that "Every single day is Say Anything Day."
“This was the greatest gift anyone's ever given to me. It made me cry, especially on the eve of my little lioness’s 9th birthday. I love it so much. Thank you for sharing your talent with my family.” - Wendy Phillips, Denver
The Phillips Phamily requested a song about lions, which is their family mascot. I crafted a song that captured both the beating heart and lions of Africa, where Wendy has done missionary work, and the spirit of Ireland, her family’s heritage land. The lyrics used lion metaphors to tell the story of each member of the family, including their 22-year-old cat, Cajun. The video includes over 120 photos taken by the family - including Wendy’s photos from her Africa safari and her million-dollar dental marketing business - strategically placed for maximum impact, giving extra insight to the adventure stories behind the song lyrics.
"I think everyone can relate on some level to the enormity of committing to a longterm relationship. This song beautifully addresses the fear and the joy of falling in love. Robin always surprises me with the depth of her imagination on these custom songs." - Allen
This is a song I wrote for my husband, years ago, and recently recorded as part of my upcoming album. I tried to capture that mystical feeling of falling in love, how it's amazing that two people find each other and make a life together, and how I was always trying to write him songs but never could find the words to express my love. The bridge (instrumental middle part) is an excerpt from an instrumental song I wrote him when we first met, called ”Island Bound.” The last verse is about my hesitation to commit and get married, but then being overcome by my love for him.
“My heart is overflowing with love and gratitude after watching what you created️️! I’m so excited to be able to share this with her. I think the most incredible part about this song is that even though it’s about my sister, I personally connected to every beautiful lyric.Truly blessed!” - Becky Signurnjak, Jacksonville
Becky wanted a song to surprise her sister, Celena, on her 40th birthday. She was concerned that Celena felt like she had successfully raised a family but wasn’t sure where life would take her next. She wanted to express her humor, love and admiration for her sister and encourage her to spread her wings and not be afraid to try something new. Celena lives in Florida and loves the ocean. I also recorded a performance video of the song that was played at Celena's birthday party.
"Thank you so much for writing this song for me. I love it!!" - Celena Sigurnjak Ramos
Looking for podcast music and voiceovers? Check out my work with my music partner, Schroeder Nordholt.
We interview you about your brand, your vision, the purpose, feel, audience, and call to action for your podcast, and many other details, to get your podcast intro and outro just right.
Your Custom Song is a Stunning, One-of-a-Kind Gift For:
Weddings ᐧ Your Spouse or Significant Other ᐧ An Anniversary ᐧ Any Birthday ᐧ A Milestone Birthday ᐧ Valentine’s Day ᐧ An Engagement Proposal ᐧ A Bridal Shower ᐧ A Bachelor Party ᐧ Mother’s Day ᐧ Father’s Day ᐧ Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kawanza ᐧ A Baby Announcement ᐧ Baby's Arrival ᐧ New Mama, Daddy or Both ᐧ New Grandparents ᐧ A Graduation ᐧ A Bar or Bat Mitzvah ᐧ A Quinceanera or Sweet 16 Party ᐧ A Retirement Occasion ᐧ A Loved One Struggling With an Illness or Other Challenge ᐧ A Dignified Memorial Service ᐧ The Loss of A Beloved Pet ᐧ A Breakup ᐧ A Special Thank You ᐧ Or Just Because… even a love song or motivational song for yourself!
Or Commission Your Unique and Moving Custom Song to Commemorate:
An Awesome Trip ᐧ An Incredible Achievement ᐧ Your or Your Family’s Motto or Philosophy ᐧ A Child’s View of the World ᐧ A Client's Success ᐧ A New Home ᐧ A Home You're Moving Out Of ᐧ A Personal or Business Breakthrough ᐧ What Someone You Love Brings to the World ᐧ Why Someone You Love Matters … and so much more.
When you want to make a lasting impact
for someone you love, for your family, for your friends,
a custom song by Robin cannot be equalled.
And it's a treasure you can pass down through the generations, telling your unique story, capturing your special moment in time.
“I am still stunned and amazed at how she was able to take Erik's story, including inspiration from his favorite musician, Lindsey Stirling, and create such a lovely, inspiring song."
- Tammy Payne, custom song client
“An amazing voice and her piano playing is a delight. Her songwriting leaves me crying and smiling at the same time like she sees the same spirits i do only explains them better.”
- Jason Clifton, St. Cloud, Florida
About Robin O'Donovan
With a songwriting and performance career spanning more than 20 years, and a degree in Music Therapy, pianist and vocalist Robin (performing as Killarney Star) knows exactly how to craft a song to suit a mood, person, or occasion. Robin has two albums currently on worldwide streaming platforms, and fans in more than a dozen countries. Having shared stages with The Motels, Berlin, Jada Pinkett Smith, and The Samples, and having been acclaimed in person for her songwriting by Multi-Grammy-Award-winner Bruce Hornsby, Robin is a powerful songwriter and veteran performer who will give your song idea and occasion the levity it deserves. In addition to coaching people in living their life's purpose, she also performs regular live stream shows on Facebook and Instagram.
Here is what you'll get...
Solid Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Options Available
Personal Consultation With Me
We'll meet by phone or Zoom to discuss your ideas, back story, and how the song or music will be used. You can tell me special inside jokes or stories that you may want worked into the song. I'll ask you what kind of music the recipient loves, what tempo (speed) the song should be, and other specific questions to get it just right. I'll check with you every step of the way as I write the lyrics and craft the music.
Three Rounds of Revisions
I want the song to be all you hoped for and more. While I've never had to do more than one round of revisions so far, you have my commitment to getting your special song right within three revision sessions, before recording it. I am quite happy to work with you to be sure your song is the perfect expression of the sentiment or goal you envisioned.
A Studio-Quality mp3-file Audio CD
Recorded in my home studio and mixed and mastered by a professional audio engineer, you'll get a lovely CD with an mp3 of your custom song, playable in iTunes and your car, with a customized cover including the title of the song and any dedication you would like, plus all meta data and the lyrics embedded in the mp3 file. Other file types are available depending on the song's end use.
Extras That Really Make Your Song Shine
You can get an artistic, one-of-a-kind, card-mounted lyric sheet, handwritten and autographed by me, to compliment the presentation of your song. Or a professionally-mounted plaque of the lyrics. Also available is a custom music video to go with your song (like the ones above on this website), and an in-person or video performance and dedication of your song to absolutely delight your recipient and their guests at your event.
Get started today. Give the unforgettable gift they truly deserve.