The best way to get your guests in the mood for a party is to set the tone with perfect music during pre-drinks! We’ve put together a list of the best live music options in the country! There’s everything from pianists and singers to guitarists and quartets. There’s something for everyone. Have a look at some incredible music for your wedding pre-drinks below.
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Arundó crosses musical genres seamlessly, making the band ideally suited to entertain your wedding guests on your special day. The band can enhance your wedding ceremony with haunting Irish and Classical instrumental music and song, and can provide a lively set during your pre-meal drinks reception. Arundó can also entertain you with a spirited Céilí, which includes Irish dancers and a dance instructor – a wonderful addition to your wedding celebrations!
Bow Musique is a friendly and adaptable string quartet (two violins, a viola and a cello), made up of 4 talented, experienced and professional players. With our extensive and varied repertoire, we can cater for all musical tastes (from classical to modern pop). If you don’t see the piece of music you would like on our website’s repertoire just ask and we will do our very best to make it happen! Having provided music for many weddings over the years, we are still excited by sharing this magical experience with our clients.
Craddóg Irish Music Events will make that special day last the rest of your life! Everyone can relax, catch up and unwind during the drinks reception to our acoustic set of traditional tunes and nice background music to create a lovely warm atmosphere – setting everyone up for the night ahead!
Anne-Marie is a superb vocalist and guitarist with over 18 years singing experience at wedding and church ceremonies. She has sung with many choirs and as the leader of the Folk Choir in Duleek Church, has an unsurpassed knowledge of suitable ceremonial and contemporary music to cater to your unique style of wedding. She has made acclaimed performances on both TV and radio as well as renowned appearances at music festivals throughout the country.
Sean provides instrumental covers of all the wedding classics or can work with a singer of your choice. Sean also provides a fantastic portable baby grand piano that can be set up in minutes, indoor or outdoor. If you are looking for something unique and a real treat for your family and friends, Sean is also the only wedding pianist to offer live Facebook requests from your guests as they relax before or during dinner.
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Something Blue Acoustics are an experienced wedding duo available for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception and also for celebrations the day after, to keep the party going! Something Blue Acoustics is made of newly married couple Kelly and Damien Grimes. Both with a huge background in music, Damien with an honours degree in music, and Kelly on stage since the age of 16, you are guaranteed a very professional yet personal sound to your wedding day.
Ok, let’s talk about something different for your wedding… Consider the sweet blended voices of 4 in a Bar–Ireland’s official IABS National Champion harmony quartet – to serenade you and wow your guests on your wedding day. Eoin, Shane, Tristan and Paul are based in Dublin where they meet every week. Their music ranges from beautiful Classical ceremony music to lively drinks reception entertainment. What sets the guys apart is their ability to easily move around your venue while they sing, meaning whatever the weather or whatever number of rooms your party occupies, everyone will get to enjoy the fun of 4 in a Bar.
Wave Acoustic Duo are a Dublin based two piece acoustic band with a soulful funky sound and an extensive repertoire of classic hits from the 60’s through to today. Package deals available for ceremony and pre-dinner reception music. We specialize in alternative style ceremony music. You want your ceremony to be an enjoyable experience! Choose songs that mean something to you! We’ll guide you through it all.
Ceara Hurley is a vastly experienced wedding singer based in Cork who has performed throughout Ireland. While best known for her soulful voice, her extensive repertoire allows you to choose from a wide variety of musical genres, ensuring that the music at your wedding is tailormade to reflect your own particular style and taste.Ceara provides a made-to-measure musical package including accompanist, sound equipment and song selection; thereby ensuring that couples can skip down the aisle worry free.
Ciaran is a professional Dublin based contemporary guitarist with almost 20 years history of playing both solo and ensemble music, in various styles. Having had extensive experience writing, arranging and performing music for both the stage and studio environments, he is currently performing solo instrumental arrangements for wedding ceremonies/receptions and corporate events. He adds his own unique blend of melodic, atmospheric guitar soundscapes to any musical style, including indie rock, classical/soundtrack, jazz, contemporary pop, folk/country and literally anything in between.
With our wide repertoire of music we are able to meet every musical desire and are able to individually tailor your wedding ceremony. We are happy to arrange any piece of music not included in our repertoire and are delighted to accompany singers. Let us help you to make the right choice of music for your wedding at a very competitive price. We know that every wedding is unique and we can work with you to make it the magical ceremony that you have always wanted. It will make a difference.
Daragh has been playing guitar for over twenty years. Studying in his twenties under Ireland’s leading guitarists and composers he won first prize in the senior all Ireland guitar competition. He has been playing piano for seven years and plays at a church service twice a week for the past five years. He also plays Ukulele and sings. He is very Friendly and easy to deal with.
Formed in 2001, the Delta String Quartet brings together four of Ireland’s most experienced and talented musicians. Having performed together for thousands of weddings and events, the DSQ is the epitome of professionalism, and knows how to provide a touch of luxury and class to any occasion. The DSQ’s full repertoire has been arranged not only for quartet, but also for trio and duo, allowing an option to suit every size event and budget. We would love for you to listen to us performing on our website, and comments are always welcomed on our Facebook page.
Fionnuala is an Internationally Renowned harpist and Singer whose previous clients include Presidents Mary McAleese and Bill Clinton. A total professional holding a Bachelor of Music from University College Dublin. A Licentiate from Trinity College London and an Associateship from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Fionnuala has performed widely for local and International Television and radio. She has performed extensively throughout Europe, The United States and Japan. Fionnuala can offer you the best in music for your Wedding day with her haunting and pure soprano voice and equally moving harp playing. She will enrapture you and your guests with her beautiful concert harp music.
From Venus to Mars are a unique wedding band who provide music for the ceremony, drinks reception and evening with a 5 piece band. We are based in Wexford and Wicklow but travel nationwide offering a range of high quality music services for your wedding day. We do offer discounts when booking more than one service so if you would like to take the hassle out of booking several different musicians get in touch and we will be happy to talk you through some options.
If you’re looking for ceremony music, drinks reception music or even music during your meal you’ve come to the right place. I love what I do and I believe it shows in the music I play, so if you’d like to make your ceremony even more memorable or you’d just like to keep your guests entertained during your drinks reception don’t hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you and answering any queries!
LR Project led by the two experienced and versatile musicians from Brazil Luana Matos (Voice) and Robson Rocha (Guitar), will deliver a beautiful musical experience full of the authentic Bossa Nova swing (singing either in English or Portuguese) with that summer feeling no matter what season we are! The repertory can be also filled with full of Jazz and also their own versions of classic hits from the 60’s through to today. A perfect warm and relaxing atmosphere for wedding receptions, dinners, brunches, garden parties and cocktails. Also, their flexible performance can be suitable to fit the need of your wedding day, such as the bride walking down the aisle by the favorite song in a romantic ceremony.
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.