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Flog The Dog are an award-winning Wedding Band based in Kerry and Cork who specialise in filling the dance floor. From Jive & Irish Trad music to Chart & Country music - There is music to cater for everyone! Flog the Dog travels the breadth of the country for weddings from Wicklow and Kildare to Clare and Limerick. Come see Flog The Dog play Live and chat with the band about your big day!

So, what's in the name? Believe it or not, nothing at all to do with a dog! "Flog The Dog" is an old seafaring term used to reference the “dogs” aboard ships in the early 1900’s. When the band was formed we felt this theme reflected our passion and commitment; a fitting name to marry with the quality of the musicians in the band.


Flog The Dog are a Wedding Band based in Kerry and provide Wedding Music & Entertainment nationwide in Ireland and abroad. Flog The Dog showcase their Wedding Music across venues in Co. Kerry (Killarney, Tralee etc.) and invite you to find out more about the Wedding Music and Entertainment available for your Wedding Day.

Flog The Dog are runners up of the 'Brides of Kerry Awards 2018' and finalists of the Weddings Online Awards as 'Wedding Band of the Year' 2018 and 2019.

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 Trad, Modern Pop, Waltzes and Jives.

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If your thinking about booking Flog the Dog.. DO IT!! My family and friends are raving about how good they were and the variety that they played. Kept the dance floor full all night and interacted well with the crowd. We can’t wait to have a reason to see Flog the Dog again and again.
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I can’t recommend Flog the Dog highly enough. Steve was so pleasant to deal with from start to finish and was so professional. They played for our wedding in June and everyone was raving about them. They had the dance floor full all night. Friendly, energetic and amazing musicians - the whole band.
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After an extensive search for a band, we came upon Flog the Dog on facebook. With the wedding taking place roughly a 7 hour drive from where the band is based, we rang them up and there was no issue. We where quite apprehensive with not knowing the band beforehand and with the distance between us but it was worth it. Flog the Dog surpassed all our exceptions and we can not thank them enough. They played to suit all age groups at our wedding and managed to keep a crowd on the floor at all times. It never emptied!! Each member of the band give 100% and they made the evening feel very personal to us and our guests. We would tell any couple thinking of booking this band to just DO IT!!
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Flog the Dog were our Wedding band and they did not dissapoint. They were absolutely fantastic, such a great energy and atmosphere. The dance floor was full the entire night so it was an absolute credit to them and there wonderful music. I loved the way Steve connected with the guests and really got us all involved. Everyone was talking about the band the next day and saying how brilliant they were! 10/10 would recommend to any couple getting married! Thanks Guys ye were a very special part of our day
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Steven and the band were absolutely fantastic from as soon as we booked them until the day of the wedding! We booked for them to sing at our drinks reception, the band and also the DJ - everything was spot on and they had the dance floor full all night!! Having not seen the guys perform we were slightly nervous but they had come recommended and had great reviews! They did not disappoint and I would not hesitate booking them again for another big event! Thanks again guys, you were great! Caitlin & Tom Keane x
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perfect band!! the dancing floor was full all night.. u guys did a great job. and the first dance?! omg.. amazing!! thank u so much guys.. amazing job.. i recommed this band 100%.
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If your having a wedding flog the dog has to be your band. They were brilliant from the moment they started playing till the end we didn't want the nite to finish if they could of played on all nite we be still up dancing the floor was never empty and that was my one fear I had was o my God what if no one gets up dancing but low and behold even if u didn't dance u were dancing that nite everyone is talking about my band the kids had a ball and the adults were up all nite they played a mixture of everything and my daughter and dad even sang with the band Steve was our dj too and hopefully we will meet him again at someone else's wedding I couldn't be happier we booked them so book flog the dog they won't let ye down thanks a mil Steve and crew best wedding ever even if it was my own ha ha. Marsha and Jonathan moloney.
Response from Flog The Dog
Sounds like ye had a fab time, Marsha and Jonathan. We thoroughly enjoyed playing for you and your guests! Everyone was well up for a good time. Thank you for for all your song requests too - we enjoyed playing them.
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Having booked Flog the Dog, we knew they were going to be good but they still managed to blow us away on the night! The dance floor was full all night long, so much so I think everyone was exhausted by the time the DJ came on! It was just belter after belter with them! You know you are on to a winner when the wedding coordinator in the Brehon tells you the band you booked are the best around at the moment and she wasn’t wrong!! The feedback has been so positive from our guests; people taking the name for future weddings, checking them up online afterwards and the music teacher in my school commenting on the insane talent of the fiddle player!! One couple missed their daughters engagement party because they were enjoying themselves so much they didn’t leave on time!! The band really is the most important aspect of a wedding reception and I can safely say if anyone is to book Flog the Dog in the future they will have made the best decision for their big day! Steve, was a pleasure to deal with and incredibly professional from the word go!!
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One word - AMAZING! Seriously unreal from start to finish! Such a brilliant mix of music for the entire set. The guys were so interactive with the crowd, getting the craic going and playing games on the dance floor (if that’s not your thing I’m confident they can read the room and focus it solely on the music). People could not stop talking about the band after our wedding - it has been mentioned in every single thank you card and text we have received! This is not your average wedding band, it’s fun and young and folk and cool - their aesthetic is literally a mix of all those things! If you are looking to avoid matching suits, sunglasses and brown eyed girl - book this band! Though I’m sure they could play brown eyed girl if you want cos everyone loves Van! We had the best day and want to thank Steve and the gang so much!
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We had Flog the Dog play at our wedding last month. They really exceeded our expectations from start to finish of the set. The variety of music was excellent and the Irish songs we requested were superb. The interaction with the guests was brillant and such good fun. The dancefloor was full all night and the guests were really impressed. Another couple booked them for their wedding also - which is really positive. You will not be disappointed if you book this band for your occassion Thanks Steve and Co for a great night.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Grainne and Danny. Really happy to hear you enjoyed the nights' music and entertainment. We did indeed manage to receive a booking from one of your guests so we're thrilled with that. Thanks again to you both :D
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Book this band!!!! They are absolutely brilliant! The floor was full all night and people are still talking about them!! Thanks so much for being such a major part of our day, you read the crowd so well and people loved the way you interacted with them! The flowergirls were actually mesmerized when you sang Shotgun and Baby Shark! They are still talking about it! The only complaint I heard was from people whose feet were sore from all of the dancing!! Lads thanks so much, I would recommend you to any couple who are getting married. From the beginning everything was just easy and we knew that we were in good hands. You were professional, great craic and absolutely excellent at what ye do! We booked Flog the Dog and then Steve as dj, it was the best decision!! So if Flog the Dog have availability, book them ASAP!!!! Thanks so much again lads, ye made our night!!! Marianne and Seán
Response from Flog The Dog
Marianne and Sean, thanks so much for this review. Great to hear people are still talking about us and even had sore feet. That's a job well done in our books and we're very happy to know you all had a great night. Delighted that you chose us as your Wedding Band.
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An amazing band , real crowd pleasers , all our guests commented on how great they were! Great at reading the crowd and knowing what to play ! Would highly recommend them!
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We used Flog the Dog for our second day party. They were very responsive to any queries we had leading up to the wedding. On the night they arrived on time and got the music going. They played a great mix and got our guests involved in traditional Irish songs dancing and singing. We all had a great night with Flog the Dog.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks, Lucy. That was a great night even though the weather was so bad outside. Glad to hear you all enjoyed our music and entertainment.
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We had Flog the Dog for our New Year's Eve wedding and they really didn't disappoint! The floor was full all night and they were so good at reading the room - every song was better than the last. My Nan wanted to get up and sing a song or two and they were so accomodating to her - she was delighted ???? Really recommend these guys - we had guest of all ages out dancing all night!
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Claire. A great night was had. Delighted ye enjoyed it and thank you for having us.
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Highly recommend Flog the Dog. They are an exceptional band who went over and above to make sure all guests were on the dance floor and every musical taste was catered to. Steve was very easy to deal with both before and during the wedding and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for your wedding or any other occasion, they are excellent!
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks for the review, Susie and Shai. We really appreciate your recommendations :D
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Flog the dog played for our wedding and they were brilliant. They played a variety of music and the dance floor was always busy. They even had santa hats for us. We would highly recommend them.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks, folks. Delighted to have been apart of ye're big day!!
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Flog The Dog played recently at our wedding. We had lots of visitors from overseas and they did a brilliant job getting everyone involved and on the dance floor. Steve and the team were great to deal with in the run up to the big day. Everyone loved the mix of traditional sounds but with all the old reliable wedding tunes as well. I would happily recommend them to anyone planning their wedding.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you for sending in the review, Siobhan. Glad everyone enjoyed it. Your guests seemed to love the mix of songs and we’re really happy things went so well for you. Congrats again to you and Theodore.
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Steve played for our after party the day after our wedding. He was fab and exactly what we needed. There were a lot of tired people around on the Sunday night and Steve kept the music nice and easy. He has an amazing voice. Everyone commented on how well he was able to read the crowd and played the music accordingly. He was accompanied by a bandmate who was excellent. They did a great take on some classic songs. It was exactly what we wanted for an intimate after party, I'd highly recommend them!
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Flog the Dog were fantastic. Dance floor was full all night. Would absolutely recommend them. Guests are still talking about the them. Played all requested songs.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you for sending on this review, Marie & Walter. Really appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and we must say there are some pretty amazing dancers among the guests. Thanks for all the song requests, we enjoyed playing time and will be keeping one or 2 in our set for the future.
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5 stars all round! We cannot thank Flog the Dog enough for a great wedding evening and would highly recommend them. They were fantastic in the run up - really friendly, quick to respond and super helpful. But they came in to their own on the night, they were so fantastic. They read and responded to the room and our guests really well and kept people on the dancefloor all night! Loads of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed them too!
Response from Flog The Dog
Wow, 5 stars! Thank you Juliet and Tom for having us on your wedding day. We’re only too happy to have made the night that bit more special for you and your guests.
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Fantastic band !! Really great playlist and sounded amazing. Got everyone up and dancing .we had so much great feed back from from our guests . We were running 2 hours late because of a fee things that happened in the day. Steve and the whole band had to wait outside for 2 hours! We were sooooo embarrassed. But they were so graceful and relaxed about the whole thing it really calmed us down.before the wedding they gave great advice about music and just sorted everything!. We can thank them enough :)
Response from Flog The Dog
Hey, Katie. Thanks for this review. Don’t worry I’m the slightest, we always turn up early anyway so it was no issue waiting around. We were able to get around to a few band related errands anyway so it was a win win for everyone. Once we got into the room and started we knew it was going to be a great night. Thank you again and many congrats!
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U will not regret having them as ur wedding band. They are epic
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks, Paul. We appreciate the review. A huge thanks for having us. 'Good Morning Beautiful' - What a great song suggestion for your first dance. We'll be keeping that in the set for a long time to come :D
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We had Flog the dog play at our wedding recently. They were brilliant on the night. We were so happy with the music they played and the way they interacted with our guests. Steve and Paul are so genuine and easy to talk to. They ensured we were happy with the everything on the night. We were just delighted we had Flog the dog play at our wedding
Response from Flog The Dog
Such a lovely couple. Thank you for having us at the wonderful Castle Oaks Hotel! Congrats again folks, all the best for the future!
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Where do I start...Steve and the guys were just amazing! We are married nearly two months and our guests are still talking about them. We had a small wedding of 57guests so we were worried that it would be hard to create an atmosphere and fill the dancefloor with that number so we spent a long time searching for the right band. We both love trad music and always manage to get rattlin bog played anywhere we go so when we came across a clip on youtube of Flog the Dog singing this song along with more recent music we knew it would be a perfect fit. Steve played at our drinks reception and everyone mentioned that he created a brilliant atmosphere. Actually 3 guests (who don't know each other) all got his details for their own weddings! He really set the tone for the day and helped us kick off the party in style! Then the guys really kicked things off after dinner. The dancefloor was barely empty all night! They played everything and knew how to read the crowd. One of my favourite memories is when they split the floor into two and got us to do a singing battle of the Proclaimers 500miles - so funny! I also asked them to learn a song that was pretty special to myself and my bridesmaids and they did an amazing job of it. I can keep going on but I honestly cannot recommend them enough. If you are looking for a bit of craic and banter and a filled dancefloor then flog the dog are the band for you. Also, i loved the reaction i got everytime i told someone the name of the band! Music is so important when it comes to your wedding and thankfully we got it right - everyone is still talking about them! (had to repeat that because I got asked about them again only last week)
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks for the fantastic review, Sarah. Amazing to hear that we made the day that bit more special for you both. Your guests were great fun to be fair and we're glad you enjoyed our version of 500 Miles. We just had to get a bit of Rattlin' Bog in as well. We're delighted to hear we made your guests' night one to remember! We are hugely encouraged and thrilled by that feedback. Many congratulations to you both and once again, thank you for having us be a part of your big day.
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Had the lads do my wedding on the 8th of September. Couldn’t speak highly enough of how good they were. Kept the floor full all night and I still have people texting me saying how much the enjoyed the night. Kept both young and old dancing all night. Thanks again, lads. Martin and Carmel
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Flog the Dog played for our ceremony and then our evening band and dj. They were amazing. They played the music to suit our crowd. They kept the dance floor busy. Great entertainers. They were not cheesy which I hate in a wedding band. I would recommend them time and time again. All my guests said how great they were and are still talking about it. Book them or you’ll miss out!
Response from Flog The Dog
We now...that was serious craic, wasn't it!? :D We were thrilled to play for you and your guests. It was a night to remember. Glad you enjoyed it and we'll see ye again soon hopefully.
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They were amazing, exactly what we were looking for. They played everything we asked and kept our guests entertained all night. They even surprised us by singing our first dance song. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks, Niall and Erin. Such lovely people to deal with and your guests were up for the craic too. We glad you enjoyed our version of "The Voyage" by Christy Moore. If we ever get over to the states we'll give you heads up.
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We cannot recommend "Flog the Dog "highly enough.From our initial enquiry and throughout our correspondence with Steve he could not have been more helpful and curtious. We got Flog the Dog to play at the wedding ceremony,reception and the disco music which was one of the best decisions we made. Their music catered for all ages and tastes.During the planning stages Steve sent us on their playlists of their various types of music that they play from which really was extremely helpful to us. We have to credit them for been very efficient when setting up their equipment once the meal had finished. Their sound within the ballroom was just perfect. They added great fun and craic throughout the reception music with their interaction with ourselves and the guests. Our guests gave numerous compliments to the band. Again we cannot recommend Steve and all in Flog the Dog highly enough as they really helped make our wedding very memorable. Many thanks again to Steve and all in Flog the Dog. Aidan & Rosaleen
Response from Flog The Dog
Hold On To Your Hat, because we nearly lost ours as we were blown away by how awesome you guys were from the first dance to the last (Riverdance). We've never seen a man sweat as much as Aidan did that night from all the dancing he was doing. Must he be an endurance athlete or something? Rosaleen, we have to commend you on the song choices you sent us. We loved listening and learning the likes of Galtee Mountain Boy and Derek Ryan. We'll be keeping those ones in the set for a good while yet. Thanks again, folks. Chat to ye soon.
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Steve and the team were fantastic at our wedding. We got married at home in Ireland but live in Scotland so never got the chance to see Flog the Dog play live before our wedding but we weren't disappointed. We gave the band one or two songs that we would like to have played but apart from that we left it to them. We had a mixed of ages for our guests but everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and even a few months later people comment on how good the band were. Our venue was small but they don't have any loud instruments. A sign of a good band is having a full dance floor and we had that from the moment they started until they finished. Would highly recommend Flog the Dog
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, James and Helena. What can we say, there was a song for everyone, young and old and that's how we keep the dance floor full. We're delighted to have been a part of your big day. Many congratulations!
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Steve was so brilliant to deal with from start to finish! His music made our ceremony so special and he even accommodated us by learning a new song for the ceremony. And our guests couldnt stop raving about the drinks reception music. Steve also went above and beyond by providing a mic and amplification at the last minute for our celebrant so we could have our ceremony outdoors. The quality of the sound was really top class! We'll be recommending him to everyone! Thanks so much Steve!
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Fantastic band. Did an amazing job at our wedding! 5 stars for sure! The dance floor was full literally all night long and all of our guests were saying how great the band was. Steve was so friendly and helpful in the lead up to our wedding and answered all of my e-mails really quickly as I was planning the wedding from Scotland. When I met the other band members at the wedding (and by accident the day after the wedding) they were really nice too! They also acted as DJ for the end of the night and took all of our playlist requests as well as adding in some extra songs. The band really engaged the guests - including playing some Scottish and Irish ceilí dances. There was a great atmosphere all night thanks to the massive effort the band was putting in. We were delighted we booked them and would highly recommend Flog the Dog to anyone.
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We had Flog the Dog play for our wedding reception in the Rivercourt Hotel in Kilkenny on July 27th 2018. We had spent a lot of time looking for a band and wanted a band that would be unique but also cater for the music tastes of all of our guests. We could not have been any happier with our choice of band. The dance-floor was full from start to finish and all of the music requests that we asked for were catered for and more. The variety of music was just perfect. Steve and the rest of the guys are great fun and just a pleasure to deal with as well as being fantastic musicians and singers. Steve spent a lot of time learning about us and our guests which made for great interaction with our guests on the night and great craic!!exactly what we had hoped for! Even when there was a slight delay in getting the lads into the room on the night, they were quick to reassure us that they would still play for the full set-time to ensure we didn't miss out. We also booked the DJ service, so when the band finished their last song, Steve was on the decks in no time at all (less than a minute) to keep the party going. The only advice that I could give to anyone thinking about booking this band is to go ahead and do it!!..you won't be disappointed. A lot of our guests are still talking about the band and there are a lot of new Flog the Dog fans in Kilkenny for sure.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank a million, Larry and Louise. We had savage craic in Kilkenny that night. Ye're Siege of Ennis dancing needs some work though haha ;) It was great to meet all your family and friends, they were lovely people. Thanks again for having us and we'll see ye in Kilkenny again soon.
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Brilliant band! Highly recommend. Young and old alike were on the floor all night and all of the guests are still talking about how fantastic the band were! We accidentally had our wedding after party in the same bar that Flog the dog we’re playing at. The guests including ourselves looked forward to and enjoyed seeing them for a second time. We booked our wddding from Australia and had not heard the band live ourselves prior to booking but so glad we chose them. Steve and the rest of the band were great craic and interacted well with the crowd. They were a pleasure to deal with. Would definitely chose them again!
Response from Flog The Dog
"OH THE GREEN AND RED OF MAYO". What a great wedding (and afters) that was. John (Keys) is still talking about it :D Hope you two are keeping well!
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FLog the Dog were absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was full all night. The next day our friends and family all commented on how good the band was. Thank you for everything.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks, Rachel. Filling dance floors is our speciality. Glad you and your guests enjoyed it. thank you again for having us.
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We organised our wedding in Ireland from Australia so unlike most couples we hadn’t got the chance to check out bands playing at other venues. We had YouTube and are we lucky we had because we’d not have found Flog the Dog anywhere in Dublin or Tyrone. The thing that drew us to the band was the fun factor and the fact they are all musicians !!! They played our kind of music and lots more to suit our guests. The band had the crowd dancing all night and we couldn’t thank them more. Everyone remarked on how great they were and asked how did we find them. We had a special situation as it was the first time both families had ever met but Steve and the band had no problems getting them to mix and party together. We didn’t want the set to end they could have played all night. The other stuff. . . . Communication and response was great from the band once we had found them we needed to see if they were available and time wasn’t on our side 4 months out from the wedding. Steve was in touch the same day and once we decided between our top two we contacted Steve again and made the booking. We were sent a song/music form what kinda music, first dance etc and any special requests or details so everything was easy as. Nothing stressful very easy to work going and professional. we were absolutely delighted we found these guys can’t recommend them more.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks, James and Katherine. A pleasure to play for you and your guests. Even the journey up to Cavan was a bit of craic. I'm glad to hear that our methods of communication and booking process were very helpful to you. We learn from every booking we receive and if we need to adapt to any situation to make life easier for you then that's what we do. Always happy to help in any way possible. And it paid off and we had a terrific night. Thanks again for having us up and we will meet again if we ever get over to Oz!
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We enjoyed every second of the entertainment and they traveled a good distance to accommodate us. Thoroughly recommend.
Response from Flog The Dog
It was no trouble travelling to Belfast, we loved the journey up and down. The scenery and the venue were just amazing. So happy you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to meeting you again.
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The band was out of this world by engaging in the crowd. Played everything we asked and more. The dance floor was full from start to finish which our feet are paying the price in great way. Wouldn't change anything about our special day.
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We had Flog the Dog play at our wedding on the 9th of June 2018 in Vienna Woods Cork, and they were absolutely brilliant. From the start they were excellent to deal with, responding promptly to any queries that we had. We were asked for a few songs that we might like to hear, which were all played superbly, and they learned the song that we requested for our first dance. Everyone was up dancing, and they really got the crowd going. All of our friends and family complimented on the band and how good they were. Myself and my wife highly recommend Flog the Dog to be anyone's wedding band. The range of music played is second to none. Brilliant band and excellent to deal with. Highly Recommend.
Response from Flog The Dog
Stephen, thank you for the review my friend. Always a pleasure. Vienna Woods is a lovely venue. Many thanks for having us play for your wedding day!
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Can't rate Steve and John highly enough for the entertainment they provided on our big day. The drinks reception was a standout highlight for most of our guests. The lads read the crowd so well and provided exactly what we and the whole wedding party were looking for, a happy, upbeat, lively background music that got people in the mood for the party later (which Flog the Dog also performed at). Excellent value for money, quick to come back to you with on any query and happy to oblige any requests. If you can get them - do it! You won't regret it.
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Flog the dog were incredible at our wedding, it's the number one element that our guests have commented on apart from the weather! They create such a fantastic atmosphere, they read the crowd really well and are very flexible.Their set list was so good no-one wanted to leave the dance floor. Chris and I would book them again in a heartbeat. We were married in Meath, and had them travel from Kerry so provided hotel rooms, this wasn't a bother and well worth the extra organisation. We would definitely go and see them again next time they are playing near us. Thank you flog the dog!!!
Response from Flog The Dog
Sam & Chris, we have great memories of that night. The venue was gorgeous and all your guest were in flying form all night long. It was great to have the craic and banter with them. Thanks for the rooms btw, we slept like logs that night.
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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!!
Response from Flog The Dog
Thanks for this review, Emma. Great to hear the non-dancers were happy too :D Thanks again for having us, it was our pleasure.
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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
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Siobhan. Thrilled that ye had such a good time :D
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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.
Response from Flog The Dog
Thank you, Claire and Sean for having us play for youR wedding in Barnabrow House. It was a great experience for us as it was not only a new venue but a blast from the past for Steve seeing Sean and friends from primary school. We're delighted you liked our version of Dancing In The Moonlight. Thank you again for having us down and glad you enjoyed. #TeamFTD
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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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We booked Steve for music during the ceremony and drinks reception. He was so easy to deal with and accommodated any requests we had both before and on the day. We were very impressed with the quality of both the service but most importantly his voice. Our guests were raving about how good the music was and how much it added to the day. Thank you Steve. (Sorry we didn't write this sooner, just after watching back the wedding video and the music inspired the review!)
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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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Thank you so much for playing at our wedding Steve. You were absolutely brilliant, and exactly what we were looking for. You were so easy to deal with from day 1, and even on the day you had everything set up and ready to go before we even arrived to the venue! Your song list was ideal for the chilled out feel that we were going for at the start and the party atmosphere we wanted for later in the evening. Loads of our guests commented on how brilliant you were, and we had no trouble recommending you to them! Thanks again Steve!
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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.
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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 booked Steve Clifford and John for my wedding day, music during the ceremony and for drinks reception. Steve was brilliant to work with from the very first conversation, nothing was too much trouble and he had a lovely manner. I chose alternative music, walking up the isle to Coldplay and a bit of Oasis during the ceremony, both the lads did an amazing job, all the guests complimented them and it was just What I asked for. I would highly recommend Steve Clifford and any of the band members from their band Flog the dog. 5 stars all the way!
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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.
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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!
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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!!
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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 :-)
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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