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So, what's in the name? Believe it or not, nothing at all to do with a dog! "Flog The Dog" is an old sea faring term used to reference the heavy workload of the most junior of the ship in early 1900’s. When the band was formed we felt it reflected our passion and commitment; a fitting name to marry with the quality of the musicians in the band.

Flog The Dog are a 5-Piece Wedding Band based in Kerry and provide Wedding Music & Entertainment throughout Munster and Nationwide. Flog The Dog showcase their Wedding Music across venues in Kerry and invite you to visit our website to find out more about the Wedding Music and Entertainmentwe can provide for your Wedding Day.

Flog The Dog are nominated for the Weddings Online Awards as 'Wedding Band of the Year' 2018.

Wedding Band and Wedding Music in Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Munster and Nationwide.

Flog The Dog is a Wedding Band from Kerry servicing weddings throughout the local area including Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Dublin and nationwide..

Flog The Dog is a professional Wedding Band that has been part of the Wedding Entertainment industry since 2013 specialising in Wedding Music.

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From the first day we enquired about booking up to our wedding day, Steve and the band were very helpful and professional. They made everything so easy. They absolutely made our reception - they knew every single song requested, played a brilliant set list and had everyone up on the dancefloor at some point, even the non dancers! We had the best night, and wouldn't hesitate to book them again anytime we need a band. I can't recommend flog the dog enough!!
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Thanks so much to Flog The Dog for providing fantastic music at our wedding. They really catered for the crowd and played something that suited all ages which meant the dance floor was full all night. All of our guests are still talking about them! Thanks again, Siobhan and Donnacha
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My husband Sean and I chose Flog the Dog for our wedding band after we saw them bring Scotts courtyard in Killarney to life one bank holiday weekend. We were looking for a band that would start strong, keep people on the dance floor, and play a mix of traditional and modern music to ensure that everyone was able to have a dance – They did not disappoint. From day one, they were great to deal with, an excellent price and made sure that all my visions came to life. They nailed our first dance, Thin Lizzy Dancing in the moonlight, and the floor was packed from start to finish. My 8 month pregnant cousin laughed that she was suppose to go home early but could not leave the dance floor. They played a great mix that catered for all and even allowed my Dad to sing a song with them, which was very special to my family. The transition from band to DJ was seamless and both the guests and the hotel asked for their name for future reference. If you are looking for a lively band, that goes with the flow and can play anything, you should get onto Flog the Dog immediately, we were delighted with their service and they truly brought our night to life.
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I booked Flog the Dog for my husbands surprise 40th and from booking the band I felt confident that they would make the night a night to remember! I was not disappointed, every detail and info was accounted for and as soon as they started I was very happy! Every guest said they were amazing and would definitely book them. I’d highly recommend them!
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Flog the Dog were absolutely amazing from the moment I booked them they were an absolute pleasure. Our guests did not leave the dance floor and they played both modern and older songs but in such a way that all ages could dance and have a good time. Everyone is still raving about them!! Thank you so much for making our wedding so much fun!
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Laura and DJ. It was a brilliant night and ringing in the New Year topped it all off. Congratulations to you both and many thanks for having us be apart of your wedding day. FTD
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Flog the dog were fantastic. We had such a ball at our wedding :)..... They knew exactly what to play for the crowd and had everyone up dancing( even people who never dance). When people talk about our wedding to us, they always mention, " the band were fantastic".... "best wedding band we have ever heard"..... Our wedding party loved them... we loved them and we will make sure to go to their gigs around Kerry whenever we can. Best of luck lads, you are great at what you do :)
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks for the fantastic review Marie Claire & Tom. We had a brilliant night ourselves. With great guests in a lovely venue it was hard not to enjoy the occasion. Thanks for having us be there. Congrats again to you both and we wish you all the best for the future :)
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We hired Flog The Dog for our wedding, and we could not have wished for a better band. The blend of music was perfect, appropriate for all ages. All our guests were raving about the band, the dance floor was full all night. The interaction between Steve and the guests was impressive. If you are considering bands for your wedding, look no further than Flog The Dog, you will not be disappointed.
Response from Flog The Dog
Kevin & Ellen, thank you for the terrific review. We’re thrilled you enjoyed the entertainment we provided for your wedding reception. It was truly our pleasure. Congrats again and thanks for having us ????
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I hired flog the dog after finding them on youtube. What an easy decision, they were absolutely perfect with a great mix of old and modern songs in their unique Irish flare. Our small destination wedding only had 60 guests and flog the dog kept the party alive from start to finish, even staying later than hotel wanted them too. Everyone commented "what a great band" all night and days to follow. So thank you flog the dog. We had a blast.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Siân and Alan. The kind words mean a lot. We are delighted you and your guests had such a great time with us. I’m sure the hotel are fine about the extra time played on. We were happy to carry on. Congratulations to you both and thank you again for having us be a part of your big day. Flog The Dog
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Could not highly recommend Flog the Dog enough, From the first time meeting them we knew they were the right band for us! We cannot begin to explain how professional yet easy going everyone is, by far the easiest part of the wedding planning was booking the band and we were not disappointed. The moment that Flog The Dog played the first chord they kept the dance floor packed all night, We didn't choose any music but left it to the band to decide and they were incredible in their choices and diversity. 3 months on and our guests are still talking about how good the band were and where they can buy CD's / T Shirts from! In short - Book This Band!
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I was recommended Steve et al by a friend when I was searching for a local Kerry band to play the second day of our wedding. Immediately, I was struck by Steve's responsiveness (I was contacting him on New Years Eve) and professionalism when he sent through the bespoke booking form. The big day came around (Day 2 BBQ) and there was a lot of sorry looking heads on the circumference of the dance floor and my expectations for the crowds readiness to go again were low. This concern was instantly put to rest as soon as Flog the Dog started their set. I've been to a lot of weddings but I've never seen a band engage with a crowd and have the craic like these guys while keeping the quality of the music so high. The crowd were blown away and in the weeks that followed the texts and mails looking for the name of the Day 2 band started to pour in. Our only regret was that they didn't perform the wedding reception itself. This band is quality!
Response from Flog The Dog
Wow, Dave, thanks so much for this review. We’re thrilled with this and it was a privilege to play for the wedding afters. Everyone was so welcoming and humble when we arrived. The show itself, well, that was one of the best we played all summer 17’. I think we spent the better part of an hour or more just chatting to all everyone after the show was done. Everyone had great things to say and we were delighted with the response and compliments we received. Thanks again for having us be apart of the wedding weekend.
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We had Flog The Dog play for our wedding in August they were fantastic to deal with from the moment we made contact, right up to the week of. They had the floor full all night and kept the crowd entertained for the night! I even got up on stage myself!! ???? Everybody was asking and still are about the band! Highly recommend if you are looking for a good lively night to remember!!
Response from Flog The Dog
Hey Breda, thanks for the great review. We had a mighty night in the Killarney Avenue. From start to finish everyone was up for a party. Ye’re guests were well up for the banter that night too. It was great having you up on stage too, if memories serves me, you were doing all the moves to Proud Mary? Whatever the song was, the crowd went wild. You were our 6th member that night. Thanks for the great memory. Congrats again to you and Pat.
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We could not recommend Flog the Dog as a wedding band enough. They were outstanding. They had the floor full from beginning to end and everyone, old and young, were saying how amazing they were. They did a beautiful version of the 'one I love' for our first dance which they kindly learnt especially. They were so much fun and made our wedding fantastic. If you are thinking of booking them then 100% do.. they are class :-)
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you both, Emma and Sean. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and being honest we didn't want to stop playing! You and your guests were absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to play for. Many thanks again for having Flog The Dog play for your wedding day!
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Flog the Dog created a truly wonderful party atmosphere at our evening reception, the dance floor was full from the off and friends and family continue to tell us how brilliant the band was! They played a wonderful range of music with their own individual sound and twist clear in each track, song and medley, making the most of the great instruments and musicians in the band. They were responsive to all our individual requests, questions and suggestions throughout the months leading up to the wedding, and took the time to learn a folk song which the bride sung as a surprise to the groom and guests. We feel very lucky to have had Flog the Dog as part of our wedding day and we can't recommend them highly enough! Thank you to you all - the memories of enjoying your music and performing with you is something we shall cherish for many years to come!
Response from Flog The Dog
Hi Stephen and Jessica, Thank you for this review. The atmosphere in Jacks Coastguard, Cromane on your wedding day was electric, from start to finish. You're personal experience is important to us as many couples will want to know see how you felt about our service and flexibility. Thank you for the kind words and we are very happy to be apart of your wedding day.
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INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!! Steve, Paul, Tanya and the rest of the band exceeded our expectations in every way! Enough cannot be said about how thrilled we were to have them play our wedding. From the very beginning, Steve was easy to work with in planning our big day from across the world in the U.S. They were able to accommodate every request and need we had from start to finish. We initially didn't have the budget to allow us to book Flog the Dog but after working with Steve, we came up with a package both parties were happy with. If I have one piece of advice for couples getting married, it's to not settle for a mediocre band to play your reception! At the end of the day, your guests will remember the fun they had after the ceremony more than anything else. I can assure you that Flog the Dog was worth every penny and more than the fee they request. We are still reliving the night of entertainment they provided to us and our guests! We have several soon to be married couples that attended our wedding and would love to have them come to the U.S. and play their own weddings! From what Steve told us... that is something they would do! ;) Highest praise to Steve and all the Flog the Dog members for their professionalism and pure musical talent! I would recommend them to absolutely anyone wanting to have the best post wedding entertainment imaginable! Thanks Flog the Dog!! You guys rocked! Can't wait to come back to Ireland and see you play another show! -Jacob and Amber
Response from Flog The Dog
Jacob and Amber, we couldn’t have asked for a better review. Thank you so much for this, it means a lot to us. Everything you’ve written is exactly what we strive to achieve for every wedding we do, no matter if it’s for a party of 35 or 320 people. We’re also very glad to have met your guests afterwards who were very kind and even added us on Snapchat and Facebook so we could keep in touch. Likewise with you Jacob, glad we’re still in touch after such a great evening with you, Amber and your guests ????
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Flog the Dog are a fantastic wedding band, they played for our wedding New Years Eve. Our dance floor was full from the first to the last song they played. They interacted well with the crowd and were very professional from the very first meeting. They responded promptly to my messages before the wedding and were always very helpful. They gauged our crowd and played music to suit all ages young and old. Manunof our guest approached us on the night and the days following the wedding to praise the band. I would highly recommend them!
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My husband and I were absolutely delighted that we picked Flog the Dog as our wedding band! The guys had the dancefloor full all night with their brilliant song choices and the way they interacted with our guests! We have had great feedback about the band from our friends and families. We would highly recommend Flog the Dog!
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We had the pleasure of having Flog the Dog play for our wedding on October 29th 2016 in Ballykisteen. To say we were happy is an understatement. The lads got the crowd going from the get go. The dance floor was full all night. They really worked with the crowd and interacted brilliantly. The plAce was in a ball of sweat all night long. Ye were an absolute pleasure to listen to And so easy to deal with. Liam and I cannot recommend you all highly enough. Ye really made our wedding such good fun and a night we will never forget because of the entertainment you gave us and everyone who attended the wedding. Everyone who was there are still raving about how good ye were, such a talented group of people and everyone of ye is sad nice as the other. Keep doing what ye are doing and I'm sure you will go higher and higher!! Thanks so much for everything xxxx
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Excellent band, punctual and keep the floor full from start to finish. Played genres suitable to the wide age range of the guests present. Feedback from all our guest was excellent. We couldn't recommend the band more highly from our experience
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Exellent band !! To Paul and the lads, you were awesome at our wedding reception. We got married in Gleneagle Hotel Killarney 30/09/2016, we had seen Flog the dog in Scott's few times previously and knew straight away that they were the band for us and we were lucky enough to be able to book them. they were a seriously major influence on how well the reception party went!! Thanks so much lads!
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Flog the Dog played at our wedding reception in Ballyroe Heights Hotel and they were amazing! They created a great fun atmosphere and had everyone up dancing,both young and old. The sound was brilliant and everyone we met complimented us on our choice of band. We had such a fun night with the band and every bit of feedback we got from guests was beyond positive. They were very professional to deal with and so obliging. I would highly recommend them for anyone's big day!!
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Flog the dog played at our wedding in the Killarney Oaks. They were amazing!! They created such a fun atmosphere and had everyone on the dance floor all night. They were so professional and offered such a brilliant service. Since then my brother in law and fiancé have booked them...so looking forward to seeing them again! Would definitely recommend them for your big day!
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Flog the dog played at our wedding at jacks in cromane in August. They were absolutely incredible from start to finish and all the guests have since commented on how brilliant they were. They sang our first dance which we absolutely loved and even preferred it to the original version! Would highly recommend these for a wedding, they are great at reading the crowd as well and playing what the crowd wants to hear.
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We had our wedding in Durrow in Co. Loais. The band were effortless. Facilitated with any song request we had and our first dance song. They were reasonably priced too. The dance floor wasn't empty from the time they started until the very last song ended. They played for an extra hour and half too, a total of 3 hours. They also had a lot of people laughing as they interacted with them. To sum up they made our amazing day even better. Couldn't have asked for any more.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Karl. We were only thinking last week about the weddings we did in 2016 and the venue stood out to us as one of the best we've played. It was a pleasure for us to play at your wedding and we are glad you both enjoyed it too.
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Absolutely brilliant at our wedding, set the day off amazingly and got the whole party going.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Gareth. It was such a lovely setting for the day of your Wedding. We're delighted to hear your guests were happy and that we could be apart of the occasion. Thank you for having us.
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My wife and I spent countless hours searching for the right band to play our wedding. We were so lucky when we found Flog the Dog who played our wedding reception at The Killarney Heights on October 15th, 2015. The band went above and beyond in their preparation for the evening, learning requests of songs we had and even learning one so my wife could sing on stage with them for a song. Their sound was absolutely perfect for the evening and appealed to our guests who spanned several generations, which was very important to us as we wanted everyone to be able to feel included at the reception, and their music did just that. There were so many people that asked us that night who the band was and told us they were absolutely brilliant, which solidified our feelings that we chose the perfect band for our wedding. They are not just a great band, they are fantastic people as well and made us feel comfortable from the moment we spoke to them about playing our wedding. Flog the Dog comes with the highest recommendation from my wife and myself.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you Michael for the kinds words. There was a great atmosphere throughout the night. We were only too happy to be setup before hand to ensure the evening went without interruption. Thanks again for booking us for your Big Day.
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Flog The Dog performed at our wedding reception on the 1st August and they were brilliant. Steve and the band were very friendly to deal with - polite and professional from the very first email. They are clearly talented musicians, covered a wide range of song styles and made the night extra special and fun! We’ve had so many positive comments from the guests and the dance floor was full all evening.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, John and Richard. What can we say...it was a spectacular wedding from start to finish. We felt such a warm welcome that lasted through the night. It's still being talked about in The Sandpit Bar and in Kanturk. A simply unforgettable night.
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I was at a wedding last Saturday and flog the dog were playing at the wedding and they were fab
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We had Flog The Dog playing at our wedding .We went to see them play in Killarney and what a band.The moment I heard them I knew they were the band for us.What a performance they did for us.From start to finish they had the floor filled from young to young at heart.What a night we had.Absolutely fantastic.Would highly recommend them.The guests are still talking about them.Thank you so much in helping us make our day an unforgettable and special experience.What a band. Interaction with the guests all night long.Song requests played ,excellent performance and so reassuring and great to deal with.Thank you so much for everything and wishing ye all the best. Ellen and Michael.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks, Ellen. It was a brilliant Wedding and we delighted to be a part of you big day. FTD!
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Forgive the long review....but we have a lot to say on this fabulous band :-) We were having a wedding of about 65 people and were very very concerned to have the music compliment this size of a group. I should say at this point that I play classical and trad music myself as a hobby and have played with bands in the past. Eamonn also adores his music so it was always going to be an absolutely crucial part of our day and there were high expectations from our guests because of this. We had gone around to a few wedding fairs and had been struck at how overpowering a lot of the bands were, with a large drum kit which pretty much drowned out any conversation, tried to mask poor vocals and musicianship and we just knew that was not for us as it would kill the relaxed mood and annoy everyone. In the back of our minds we wanted an acoustic band with a good mix of trad and current, where the musical talent would just shone through all on its own, but knew that we would have a search on our hands!! Then we saw an ad in the Brides of Limerick magazine that ticked all the boxes. We looked them up on youtube and liked what we heard. We went to see Flog the Dog at a pub in North Cork and were really impressed with how they sounded, how they interacted with the crowd, took requests and just generally had a good time with the crowd with a really good mix of trad, classic pop and even Uptown Funk made its way into the set list! We had a great chat with them after the session and even though they were the first band we had really seen, we booked them with a deposit straight away because we knew there was no point looking elsewhere. In the lead up to the wedding, Steve kept in touch with Eamonn going through set lists, taking a few requests up front for the first dance and father of the bride dance. They also had no problem setting up their 5 piece band early before the meal and had everything ready to go by the set dinner time. Consummate professionals. I was a bit of a control freak on other parts of the wedding I admit, but this was one area I never really worried about as I just knew that Steve and Paul were as invested in making this as great a night as we were. And what a night it was. There were dance offs, waltzing, sing alongs, requests and loads and loads of dancing....even Tommy K with all the dance moves made an appearance with my brother leading the dance moves interacting with Steve and co. The evidence of the fact that I didn't sit down all night was that my legs were crippled for the first few days of the honeymoon ......and I wasn't the only one either....plenty of other guests were in similar pain!! Even the non dancers said that they enjoyed the "private concert" they got and just sat back, chatted easily and enjoyed the music. The band kindly let me play a few tunes with them as well which made my parents' day. It was also the first time my new husband heard me play and it is one of his favourite memories from the night. I never noticed the time going. Unknown to us, the band kindly played on when they heard we weren't having a dj because they said they were having as much fun as we were so it was 1am before we knew it! If you want something different from the usual wedding bands with quality music which will appeal to trad and main stream music lovers alike and if you love acoustic guitar music sessions with a bit of cheerful banter thrown in then this is the band for you. I should also mention that our wedding venue was really impressed with the music (they do over 100 weddings a year) and asked where we found them so they could recommend to other wedding couples in Limerick, so boys I hope you get loads more bookings. I know we were only your 4th wedding ever, but you would never have known it and we feel very lucky that we had you with us for our day. Lots of great memories. Thank you so, so much, Karen & Eamonn.
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I had never heard this band before my brothers wedding but was so taken with them afterwards I just had to look them up. They were absolutely fantastic, catered for all types of music tastes, engaged audience exceptionally well and produced a sound that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. I know from comments I heard on the night that the younger folk thought they were fab and the older folk actually commented on how great the music was and how rare it was to be still able to actually engage in a conversation on the periphery of the show. This alone added so much to the wedding and both families enjoyment of it that I just couldn't recommend them highly enough for such an occasion. You definitely won't be disappointed!
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Hi all, I recently got married and wanted to share my experience of Flog the dog. From start to finish they were absolutely fantastic. We went along to see them play at a few different locations around kerry and were impressed with their talent and fun filled attitude. On the night of the wedding they were true to their word and played an absolute blinder. From the first dance they had the dance floor packed out for the night playing a wide variety of songs including up to date music, golden oldies, tje likes of rock the boat, irish music and also songs like the siege of Venice! All of our guests are still talking about how good they are and of course this is exactly what you want. They really did make our day and the craic and banter they had with the guests was brilliant. I would have no problem 100% to recommend them to anyone out there looking for a fantastic band! Claire
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We hired Flog the Dog for our Christmas wedding after seeing them 3-4 times around Kerry. We loved them every time we saw them as they played a fantastic mix of songs and always got the crowd going from the get-go. We were thrilled with the value for money we got from them and the constant contact from Steve who always replied to any of my queries which is great when planning a wedding. We couldn't recommend this band highly enough.
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We had Flog the Dog as our wedding band recently and they were absolutely brilliant! They were easy to deal with, punctual and put on a great show! All our guests are still talking about them! Thanks guys!
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