Violinist at meal! Patricia Treacy?

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lush11 Posts: 2877
My mother was at a wedding recently where they had a girl playing a violin and she said it was amazing as she went around to each table and everyone was clapping. Anyone know how much she costs? Think i heard she was almost 700 quid which is a bit Irish?
lush11 Posts: 2877
Anyone even heard of her??
GreenerPastures Posts: 7284
I haven't heard of her myself. But the best thing if you want to know her fee is to actually contact her yourself. That €700 figure may be incorrect. Maybe the bride and groom inflated the figure so they could say they spent more than they really did? People can be funny sometimes. I'm not a fan of music during the meal anyway. People are happy enough to chat amongst themselves and don't need any additional entertainment at this stage.
M Chereux Posts: 391
I know Pat Tracey and she is an outstanding musician. I have heard of her playing at a wedding before and that price is around the same I was told. She is prob that dear because of her crudentials. She is one of the best violinists around.
tinkbella Posts: 4
Eimear Bradley does the same thing. Check out her website. She doesnt charge as much as that.She plays through wedding meals with an electric violin-easy listening and popular tunes in acoustic style. She then walks around the tables during/after desserts and does some entertaining. She has played at Cabra castle, Crom castle and all the top theatres in the UK.
craftyPB Posts: 2625
I played in an orchestra alongside her - she's amazing!! The price reflects that!!
MrsSparkle2B Posts: 1689
She played at a wedding i was at last year & i have to say she was AMAZING! Everyone was talking about her the whole day & even the next day. I am not sure how much she charges but i was talking to the brides mother who said she was very expensive. But in their opinion totally worth it as everyone was up dancing before the desert was served, created an amazing atmosphere!
Sinead Nic Gabhann Ceremony Singer Posts: 1274
Yes I totally agree that €700 is probably an inflated price. We arranged this entertainment a few times recently at weddings and it really went down a treat. Give a shout on 085 7378872 and I am sure I can arrange something for you. It really is a very classy idea. Hope This Helps Sinead
tinkbella Posts: 4
TBH €700 wouldn't be that much, thinking through. If she had to travel and if she's in her own league then understandable. This was the girl my family saw at a wedding although our wedding guests were a bit quieter than these guests. They loved it anyway. :o)ll Eimear or (Emer?) Bradley, she's from Belfast and does loads of the weddings near Cavan and in the north. Did Lord of the Dance too. There's a great video on youtube of her playing at the meal in Trim Castle Hotel. Another great band are The She's. O-O :custum59
lmurphy2 Posts: 1
Does anyone else know of anyone else that does this. I have tried Patricia and Eimear and they are booked up :-(