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Arundo Traditional Irish Music

Buttevant, County Cork
Reviews (16) 5/5
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Everyone said its the best music they've ever heard... We've heard a lot of Irish music and in our hearts no one compares” - Gary & Kerryanne 

For most people, the haunting sound of the Uilleann Pipes and Irish Music are synonymous. Nothing heralds the arrival of the bride quite like the sound of the pipes, which bring a unique and authentic mixture of ancient Irish Culture and Tradition to your Wedding Day. This is the mystical, unique and melodic sound which Arundó can bring to your wedding. Arundó are a very experienced and talented group of Traditional Irish Musicians who have played at hundreds of weddings throughout Ireland and further afield over the years. With 15 years of experience playing weddings, part of our service to you is helping guide you through your music selection with sensitivity and care. Every wedding is special to us - they are joyous occasions and we respect the ceremony be it Catholic, Protestant, Humanist or Civil. We make it our aim to give you a most personalised and intimate wedding music experience.

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! See our Céilí video if interested. 

Arundó also routinely perform many of the religious hymns popular at wedding ceremonies, and over the years, have built up a substantial repertoire of religious music (including several hymns in the Irish language).

Based in County Cork, Arundó play an exciting mixture of traditional (original) and contemporary Irish Music (and also dabble with the haunting sounds of Andean music). The band’s sound revolves around the uilleann pipes, the flute, the guitar, the mandolin, and the bodhrán/spoons. Over the years, Arundó have jammed with legendary musicians such as Imelda May, members of Elton John’s band, Mundy, and have played for prestigious occasions such as the UCC Honorary Conferrings where sports stars Brian Cody , Denis Irwin, Ronan O’Gara , Aidan O’Brien and Mary O’Connor were all honoured. Arundó have also entertained well known public figures such as Micheál Martin, John Lonergan, and Sean Gallagher, and are active supporters of The Cork Simon Community and Trócaire. Arundó's latest musical project has seen them provide the entire musical soundtrack to a new DVD promoting Ireland. 

If you would like to see the band play, head on to Counihans bar, Pembroke St. (beside the GPO) in Cork city every Sunday night at 9:15pm. 

In order to simplify the process of selecting music for your wedding, Arundó have created 2 promo CDs. The first CD contains music, which we typically play during wedding ceremonies (49 sample tracks are included on the CD). The second promo CD consists of a selection of more 'lively' material taken from several commercial recordings. This will give you an idea of the type of music we would play during your pre-meal drinks reception. 

To order your FREE PROMO CD's and Promotional Pack, or for any other enquiries, contact John at 087-2322751 if calling from within Ireland, or +353-87-2322751 from outside Ireland. We look forward to bringing Traditional Irish Music and Culture to your wedding day!

Arundo Playing Inis Oirr

Eleanor Plunkett - O'Carolan

Arundo Palchelbel's Canon / Palchelbel's Frolics

Arundo in Concert in Counihans

Arundo Ceili

Arundo Playing the Masons Apron

Reviews

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Arundo were great. Totally professional, responded quickly to emails and were flexible with our needs. They gave us a really fun night, there were people on the dance floor who hadn’t ventured onto one in decades! Have already recommended them to a friend.
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Arundo played church and drinks reception music for us at our wedding in December. I couldn't recommend the guys more, they are just fantastic musicians, so professional and a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We live in Australia so having traditional music at our wedding back home in Ireland was really important to us and their music blew us away at the ceremony, it was absolutely perfect. The guys were so easy to deal with over email living abroad, and were really good with suggestions for what types of music/songs suit which bit of the ceremony etc which was so helpful as we really didnt know where to start. I was also about 40 mins late for the ceremony and the guys played every miinute from when the first guest arrived until I walked in to keep everyone entertained. So many of our guests asked us who were playing at our drinks reception as the music was so lively and fun, and they intend on getting into Cork City to hear them play again. All of our guests from overseas also so loved the trad music, it was so lovely to showcase that side of Ireland. Thank you so so much Arundo for the perfect music for our special day, we wouldn't hestitate to recommend these guys to every bride and groom!!
Response from Arundo Traditional Irish Music
Dear Triona, thank you so much for your review. It was a great pleasure to play for your wedding and we are delighted that your overseas guests got a taste of the traditional Irish Music. We look forward to meeting you again if you get a chance to make it to Cork City, and if you are coming, let us know on facebook (www.facebook.com/arundotrad).
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John and the band were absolutely amazing. Our guests were from three different countries and we were a little bit worried as to how we would get them to mingle on the dance floor. Arundo had every guest up set dancing and having the time of their lives from the very first song. The band kept the atmosphere lively and energetic by mixing dance performances into between the more vigorous set dances. This gave guests a chance to catch their breath before being getting back up for some more fun. Arundo were very professional, very well organised and responsive throughout our wedding planning. If they are playing, you know you're in for a lively and fun evening!!
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Dear Stephanie and Mike, we're so glad that you enjoyed the Ceili and that all your guests partook so enthusiastically in all the dances. We really love it when the guests give us this much feedback and are up for enjoying themselves. It makes the night! Any Sunday night you are in Cork, say hi at Counihans Bar! :)
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Arundó are still talked about when we meet up with any of our wedding guests. Both the church and the drinks reception music added to the whole day. The lads were so easy to deal with in trying to select the church music and went out of their way to learn a song we both liked for the church. Even people that may have been a bit apprehensive about their style of music being used in a church setting were converted on the day. Thanks again Arundó!!!!
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Dear John and Marie, we loved playing your wedding in the scenic Kerry. It's always a thrill when guests who might be apprehensive about Irish music leave convinced of its beauty.
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Dear John + all the Arundo members, Thank you so much for making our wedding day so memorable. We are so privileged to have you play so skillfully at our special day as we totally love your music!
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The music was beautiful. It really enhanced our ceremony. The guys were great to deal with, very professional and obliging. They played for our drinks reception also and were very flexible on the time. Highly recommend Arundo. Our guests lived the music as much as we did
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Dear John, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to write to you after the wedding but it has been a bit hectic. I just wanted to thank you and the rest of your group so much for the wonderful music you played at our wedding ceremony, it sounded absolutely amazing and it made the ceremony all the more special for us. All of our guests commented on how talented the musicians were and how much it added to the overall ceremony. Thank you again, Ann
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Dear John, This is just a short note to thank Arundo for such a great performance on the day of our wedding. Thank you so much for creating such a magical atmosphere and a touch of something different. Everyone has been telling us how great you sounded and that you were absolutely wonderful. I must say a special thank you to your good self for helping me out so much. It is what a bride under pressure needs, so thank you for sorting so much out for me. Duncan and I will have no hesitation in recommending Ar?ndo to others. Thank you once again for adding to the magic of our day. Kind regards, Tara
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Dear John, Kevin, Just a note to say thank you very much for playing so wonderfully on our wedding day and Hannas baptism. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, which was made so much more delightful for us because of your music. Hanna clearly loved it too! Sorry I didnt get to see you before you left. Thanks again & hope you can play at our 50th wedding anniversary!!! From Clare, Steve and Hanna
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You and the band played for our wedding in Waterford last November. We just got our wedding video and were struck again by how beautiful the music was, both in the church and for the reception. We're living in Boston now but hope to catch you again when we're next home. Thanks again for a wonderful job, you helped create such a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere and the music added so much to the ceremony. Our friends talk about it still. Best of luck- I have no doubt you'll have great success in the future, Martina
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To John and all in Arundo: Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did at our wedding . Hearing Inis Oirr walking down the aisle was one of my favourite parts of the day. All the guests were very impressed and myself and Ally were too. Thanks again, Yvonne and Alistair
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John, sorry that it's taken us so long to get a word of thanks across to you and the lads. But better late than never - I just wanted to say that on the best day of our lives, you and the band were an essential part. We had listened to your CD intently after hearing you live in Counihans, knowing that you would be brilliant at the ceremony, but even our highest expectations were surpassed. Seeing the video today and hearing the music brought such a fantastic feeling to us both. Thanks a million. We hope that you'll be touring in Boston soon!!! Finnian
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Hi John, How's it going? I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. I have to say you were brilliant and the music at both the ceremony and the reception really made the day. Everybody commented on the music after the church and again after the reception, everybody thought the music was amazing. I will definitely be recommending yourselves to anybody getting married in the future! All the best and hopefully I will get to see you playing again sometime (at somebody elses wedding though!!!) Thanks, Phil
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We had Arundo play at our drinks reception last Saturday and they were absolutely fantastic. We had a lot of guests come over from England for the wedding, and they were totally blown away by them! In the lead up to the wedding John was incredibly helpful and took away any stress we had about the reception music! I couldn't recommend Arundo highly enough - book them now!
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Arundo was one of the first vendors I booked for our wedding. I live in the US, but it has always been my dream to get married in an Irish castle, so when that time came, I wanted Traditional Irish Music to walk down the aisle to, and for my American guests. I came across Arundo through a wedding website that recommended them. when I emailed John enquiring about his services, he took my address and mailed me out a packet. A packet! Two CDs full of samples, pricing, options, as well as the CDs, broken down to places in the ceremony! Do you have any idea how helpful that is? I have never been married before. I don't know what we are supposed to play, where and how. It was amazing. I could literally have just filled in the blanks and be done (which we did for the bulk of the ceremony), but he also helped me fine tune and personalize our ceremony to maximize the music's emotional effectiveness. It was awesome! John worked with myself and my celebrant and as a result, it turned out magically. in addition to having the most beautiful ceremony ever (I am sure all brides say that but I really did :) ), they played my reception where my entire family fell in love with them. They even played "Twinkle Twinkle" for my 20 month old flower girl. People like that are a rarity. My favorite photos are of my guests kicking off their shoes, and dancing as Irish-y as they could. :) Its something I will never forget. Their awesome-ness doesn't end there, however, as since then their generosity continues and we actually used their album as our wedding favor for our reception back here in the States! They were an absolute dream and I recommend them to anyone and everyone. We are so blessed for coming across you both and for having the honor of you playing for us on our special day. Thank you guys so much for helping to make our day absolutely unforgettable! With much love.
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John and the guys - Thank you so much for your help and cooperation during the last 12 months. I am so glad that we were able to find such great musicians to play at our wedding ceremony. Lots of love from Susan and Brian

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