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Irish Music Weddings - Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles

Connemara, Galway
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The hauntingly romantic Irish pipes guarantee to be a stunning addition to your wedding. Long after the flowers are gone and the last piece of cake has been posted overseas, one of the most cherished memories may just be the sound of the Uilleann pipes.

While many people have heard pipes before, they are always moved by this gentle giant of an instrument. It fills your senses and is fascinating to watch; the tone is deep & complex with wonderful high harmonics, the low earthy growl of the three drones providing a primeval bed over which the chanter melody & regulator chords soar.

The sound of the pipes, interspersed with pieces on the flute and whistle, beautifully ties together the different sections of your wedding ceremony.

(Alternative spellings: uilean. uillean, uileann)

Ronan (Irish Music Weddings) is a musician in Galway, servicing weddings throughout the local area including also the whole of Ireland and overseas.

He is a professional, attentive and approachable musician that has been part of the wedding industry since 2007, specialising in gentle, haunting music as well as playing modern classics on old Irish instruments.

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7 Days before the wedding I decided this was the man I wanted playing at our wedding & thank God he was available!! Ronan was a star to deal with from the start! He's a proper gentleman with a hint of divilment thrown in! My entrance music was "for the love of a princess" played on the uilleann pipes & it was the most amazing piece of music ive ever had the privilege of hearing & the fact it was for our wedding made it even more special! Everyone LOVED the music & him! Without a shadow of a doubt if you have Ronan playing at your wedding you will not be disappointed!! Tracey & Patrick
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Cannot praise Ronan Browne enough! With 160 guests at our wedding every single person enjoyed thoroughly the music at the church. He went above and beyond for us, with accommodating a change of date to playing extra songs while the guests chatted in the church, to create a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Even the priest commented on how great it was! So nice to deal with, always replying quickly and in detail to any queries we had. A true gent with a great talent.
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Well now, I'm sure I wasn't THAT good!!! But we did have a ball, didn't we :) And lots of singing from some particular family members – loved it!!!
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Ronan was an absolute delight to deal with. He worked with us very closely to match the music to with our exact needs, likes, and the venue choice. everything worked beautifully and i could not have been happier. Nothing was too much trouble. It made the pre ceremony and the ceremony so special, i will never forget the sound of the beautiful pipes as i walked down the aisle, perfect. Ronan is charming, kind, exceptionally professional, funny and very easy to work with. excellent value for money, cannot recommend him more.
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Fantastic! Ronan’s music brought our ceremony to life. The pipes and flutes were so sweet, everyone enjoyed the music thoroughly. Ronan played every song we requested with such beauty. We couldn’t recommend him more! If you are considering traditional instruments for your wedding... book Ronan Browne... it will make your day!
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And what a gorgeous wedding it was! Loved playing Songbird and Sweet Thames. Thanks for your gorgeous review Aoife :)
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Ronan is so bright and lively, his music set the absolute perfect tone for our wedding, and I cannot tell you how many people told us they LOVED the music! He was really kind and prompt when talking online (destination wedding, so we weren't able to meet any of our vendors until the day of, ekk!) but I could even tell over email that he was going to be the perfect fit- highly recommend him! :)
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What a fabulous day it was in the orangery and outside in the gorgeous weather. And you two were cool as cucumbers :)
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Ronan Browne was terrific in every way. He was responsive leading up to the event, showed up early, and all of our guests loved his music and chatting with him afterwards. He has our highest recommendation.
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And lookit you two! You were fabbo too :) Xxxx
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What can I say, Ronan was a pure delight to deal with from start to finish, excellent correspondence which is just what you need if you are a busy bride! I came across him through a friends recommendation, and it was the best decision ever. Ronan is so talented at what he does, and a pure gentleman, he added such a fairytale feeling to our day with his amazing music, and kept our guests entertained before the ceremony with his amazing talent. If in doubt, and looking for something a bit different and magical, contact Ronan!
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You were wonderful yourself Hazel :) And yours was one of the most beautiful ceremony locations I've ever seen!!! Wishing you many decades of wedded bliss...
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Ronan is a gent, I wasn't sure of appropriate songs for our mass and he filled in the gaps perfectly. I really wanted to walk down the aisle to Amazing Grace on the pipes and it had me fighting back tears from the second I heard it. The Uileann Pipes and the way Ronan plays them are haunting and beautiful, so many of our friends and family had never heard the pipes, flute and whistle at a wedding before and loved it as much as we did. Even our priest was converted as soon as he heard it. It really is the stand out memory of the day remembering to the beautiful music Ronan played during our ceremony.
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Thanks a million Aoife. What a gorgeous wedding. And if my contribution helped to make it that success I am over the moon. Wishing you a wonderfully happy married life for the next 300 years!!!
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Ronan was awesome! We learned about his music from a lucky Google search and watched a few videos. In person, Ronan is a great guy...funny, great sense of humor, flexible, and a genuinely good hearted person. He’s a great communicator, arrived on time, and made everything super easy for us. Hope to see Ronan again one day, regardless of whether he’s playing an instrument or not...and enjoy a pint with him. Like I said, Ronan is awesome!
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Ronan Browne, our piper and flute player was fantastic and brilliant. A real down-to-earth character and gifted musician and very easy to work with. His music created a wonderful and very emotional setting in an already unique and intimate St. John’s church. All the guests couldn’t stop talking about him and the real surprise they got to arrive to such a lovely ambience in the church. Ronan’s music reached out to one and all and spoke a thousand words.
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Yummy yummy review, Tara Jane & Brendan. Thank you so much :)
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Ronan is a dream to work with and a hugely talented musician. He oozes patience and kindness, and he truly is a pro when it comes to wedding ceremonies and everything that goes with them! He will read your crowd and make sure the atmosphere is just right. 10/10 for this gem.
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Well now Áine, 20/10 for that fantastic review. That's it – I'm going for president once Michael D turns the key...!!! Thank you soooo much – gorgeous wedding in a fabbo venue :)
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Our wedding was just amazing! Once in a life time experience thanks to great staff we had! Ronan played so magically and exactly what was needed that specific moment! Thank you so much!
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Wasn't it just, Jenny!! I've rarely been in such a beautiful spot. Let's not say where in case it gets destroyed!! What a wonderful day we had. Thank you for having me along for the adventure!
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We got married in a fairly small church with around 100 guests. I always wanted Irish music to feature during the ceremony and Ronan's repertoire of Irish instruments were exactly what we were after. His pipes were stunning as was the flute and whistle. There wasn't any need for accompanying musicians, singers or even amplification, it was elegant and simple, exactly what we were after. Ronan was extremely helpful in helping us pick out the tunes too. A joy to deal with and a vendor I couldn't recommend more highly.
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Sure, you were a joy to work for too! And what a gorgeous place to get married – the only church I know with a stunning view behind the altar!! Wishing you and Martina many happy decades of wedded bliss :)
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Ronan was fantastic and made our wedding so special! we gave him creative liberty to create his own music selection and he just nailed it.
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Ahhh thanks Shamin – yours was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever witnessed. And every element perfectly choreographed. One to remember forever :)
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No words can describe what a wonderful musician Ronan is. The music he played at our wedding was so beautiful and so many people complimented it. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Nothing was a big ask and he even brought a friend along to play with him at our drinks reception with no additional cost and it went down a treat. Ronan is a breath of fresh air and I would happily recommend him to any couple getting married.
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Thank you so much Lorraine. 'Twas a lovely day and I had a ball. Gorgeous church, wonderful copuple and great fun all round – YAY...!!!
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Ronan was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and a consummate professional. He played the uileann pipes before and after our ceremony while people mingled outside in addition to providing beautiful church music. All the guests commented on what a gentleman and great musician he was. His talent helped set a wonderful atmosphere on the day. Thanks so much Ronan. Keep up the great work. Highly recommend Ronan to all wedding couples!
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Hi Ann-Marie! Your kind review has brought that wonderful day back to me – while your ceremony itself was gorgeous with all those extra little touches, my fav part was afterwards where I was playing under the shade of that big tree, and kids flying about having a ball, and your friends and relations all chatting to me between tunes – what a cultural triumph on your part!!!
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Ronan made our wedding ceremony absolutely MAGICAL with his incredible music on the uillean pipes. He was extremely accommodating and very easy to work with leading up to and including the day. He even learned a song on the pipes per request just for my us! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music and his humorous personality added even more fun to the occasion!
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Ahhh, what a gorgeous time we had up there on the cliffs! You were all wonderful. I loved how you ran the whole ceremony yourselves – the warmth and love from all was nothing short of heaven. Yep, the Beatles' All You Need Is Love was great fun. Here's wishing you and Alex many many decades of wedded bliss...!!!
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Ronan was excellent, he guided us through how to select the music for the ceremony and had great recommendations. Our wedding was half Irish and half French and all of the guests loved the music, it added a magical feel to the day!
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Ahhh thanks Mary and Pierre. And what a lovely wedding in a gorgeous church! I always think it is wonderful to show our Irish culture to visiting guests from overseas – YAY...!!!
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We cannot recommend Ronan highly enough!! We first saw Ronan perform at a family wedding in Ireland and were so impressed by his talent that we knew we had to have him for our own wedding... but we live in Scotland. A quick e-mail inquiry to Ronan about his availability to travel, or if he had any similarly fabulous Scottish equivalents he could recommend, and he was booked! The whole process of communication was done via e-mail and Ronan often responded within minutes. Even when 'bridezilla' was e-mailing at midnight! :) He was happy to arrange all his own transport and accommodation, make recommendations for songs, what instruments he could play, when he would play, etc. He was just so easy to deal with, which is a major tick in the box when you're planning a wedding! On the wedding day we had so many compliments from our wedding planner about how funny Ronan was and how he was entertaining our guests in the build up to the service. He played beautifully at our wedding, for which we cannot thank him enough. Ronan's professional but lighthearted humor is infectious and he was a wonderful addition to our wedding day. If you are reading this review and thinking of booking him for your wedding, do it! He is amazing!
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Haha!!! Now I know where to go for my new PR Company. Yep, what an adventure it was. And in the most beautiful play imaginable – to be able to take your wedding photos on the banks of Loch Lomand, only seconds from your ceremony, was magical. Yep, we did have lotsa fun before the ceremony :) Thanks again for including me in your team!! rx
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We absolutely loved Ronan! He was responsive, willing to learn and play a song that had meaning for us but was not on his normal list and fantastic on the day!
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Ahhh Guys, thank you. Yes, Simple Gifts was a pleasure to play. Wishing you both many happy decades of marital bliss!!!
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Ronan was fantastic from start to finish. We planned everything via email from the US, and booked relatively last minute. He was very quick to respond, took care of the details to put my mind at ease, and most importantly - played hauntingly beautiful music for us on our special day. Above and beyond the actual music, Ronan is also such a kind individual, with a wonderful laugh and sense of humor, that helped to dissolve some of the stress and butterflies on our wedding day. I highly recommend!
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Yeah, stress and butterflies – I remember them myself from our own wedding. There's nothing much you can do about them but hopefully the people you have booked can help put you at your ease. We've seen it all before so it is our job to remove as much stress as possible. I'm so glad you enjoyed having me play for you. Glad and honoured...!!!
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This ceremony would not have been the same if Ronan would not be with us. It was an honor for us to have him with us. This man needs to be known. He is a great performer and somebody with sensibility. he found the way to have our marriage unique. Thanks you so much
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Thank you so much Eric & Anne Sophie, your wedding was a true fairy tale – only yourselves and witnesses, and a magical castle. What a truly special day it was. I'm honoured to been able to play for you :)
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Ronan was fantastic, organised all the music and flow of the ceremony. It was very relaxed and made the perect church ceremony for us.
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Sure, you were great fun to deal with yourselves! Hope the CD arrived and that you enjoyed it :)
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Ronan from first contact was a dream to work with. We had some offbeat suggestions for music and he embraced them. He made everyone feel right at home and rescued that ceremony once when we had no idea what to say. Got everyone to laugh. In the reception everyone was asking about him. We wouldn't hesitate to book Ronan for any occasion in the future.
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Hi Ronan, Hope you're keeping well. We're just back from a few weeks off and wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for playing at our wedding on Sept 30th. I can safely say that you were the most talked about part of the whole day (bride excluded!!) and you were even better than we could have hoped for during the ceremony. The pieces you played were absolutely beautiful and, while I'm not the best at descriptions, you and your talent made the ceremony seem magical to us. We can't thank you enough and hope we can find an excuse at some stage to get you to play again for us. You have a wicked sense of humour to boot and absolutely fit perfectly in there on the day. All the best, and hope to see you again soon, Ken and Kristine
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What a gorgeous message, thanks Kristine and Kenneth. I think that you might be possibly the best at descriptions after all...!!! Don't forget to call me for your annual renewal of vows...!!! Best wishes, Ronan
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I would like to thank Ronan Browne for being the amazing talent he is. Everyone commented on the magical music in the church. Ronan, I can't wait to see my video so I can hear you play again. You made it so special for us – I would highly recommend you to everyone and I hope to see you at family weddings again!!
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Thanks a million Sinead, it was a fantastic day. Very stylish indeed – yourself and Vasko looked wonderful. And your backup team of bridesmaids, groomsmen, flowergirls and pageboys were dazzling (but only in a sort of backroom position compared to the two of you!!) And the church too, with the exposed stone – beautiful!!
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We are a couple that had a destination wedding in Galway this summer. We wanted to have some true Irish music and thus requested Ronan Browne to perform on our pre-dinner reception. That was one of the best choices made! All our guests that travelled from Russia loved the performance, and were charmed by Ronan's cheerful personality. We visited our home country recently, and both our families and friends were telling us how his presence made the dinner more special and fun! Ronan, thank you!
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Ahh, I couldn’t hope for more than a response like that. Thank you so much. I’m really glad to have helped to create such a beautiful wedding!!
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Ronan is an excellent musician and a real entertainer with a warm personality. He was exactly what we wanted at our wedding, and he was really part of the day. His music was superb, and perfect for the small chapel where we celebrated the mass, the instruments were not too loud (which the priest had been initially worried ied about) but hauntingly beautiful to hear. We recommend him very highly recommended.
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If you get married near Claire County Ireland you must include Ronan in your wedding Fantastic and memorable
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Thanks so much Stephen and Wendy. It was a gorgeous wedding wasn’t it :)
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Ronan was an absolute gentleman in terms of his professionalism, his talents and his ability to blend into the crowd while making a stunning impact with his music. Ronan went out of his way to accomodate the music we were looking for and nothing seem to be any trouble for him. His music was a significant part of our ceremony and our guests continue to talk about him even months on. He has a great sense of humour which kept our stress levels at bay. I would highly recommend Ronan for anyone looking for a class act and something uniquely Irish.
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Well now, next stop THE WORLD!!! Or at least, while I’m waiting, president of the United States...!!!
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An absolute joy to work with! He made us laugh all the time in our correspondence, & was so sweet on our wedding day! Very talented, the music was perfect! You'll love him! :) Thanks again for everything, Ronan!
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Ah Beth & Auguste, what lovely words! Well, for my part too, the whole thing was a hoot – and my first time ever being an official witness to a marriage. Most people do that in a quiet room somewhere but we did it in the swirling wind at the top of the Cliffs of Moher – YAY...!!! I highly recommend you both to anyone looking for a career as a wedding witness – yer the best in the business :) Here's wishing you many decades of wedded bliss, rxxx
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As a destination wedding planner who prides herself on showing off the very best of all things Irish Ronan is one of my favourite musicians to direct couples too. He is so talented, wholely professional and a lot of fun!!! Michelle @ Waterlily Weddings
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Ah go on Michelle, sure you're the "Bee's Knees" yourself – haven't we had some wonderful windswept cliff-top adventures over the years! Thank you for your lovely words, Ronan :)
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Ronan is a top class musician and a gentleman to deal with, nothing was any trouble at all. The music was beautiful and well chosen and our overseas guests were blown away by his ability and the sounds that flowed through our ceremony and after. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody, absolutely stunning.
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We had ronan playing at our wedding and he exceeded all expectations he was absolutely brilliant..the music was beautiful and it really set the mood for the day our guests were pleasantly entertained from the moment they entered the church to the moment they left..we can't speak highly enough for this man as he was true to his word..always very efficient with responding to any queries we may had..we never had to worry about a thing..we would highly recommend ronan his talent is unbelievable thr music was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to him and for contributing to what was the best day of our life..don't hesitate in booking this man you won't be disappointed..thanks again ronan for everything you were amazing..best wishes from longford xxx
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Thanks a million! Twas a mighty day altogether :) And the Autumn grasses were just incredible Shorty!! Ronan :)
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Dear Ronan, thank you so much for playing at our wedding service. Your music was beautiful and we just wish we could have heard more! It made the ceremony so special for us and was very moving. We really appreciate you being there – you were the first 'thing' we booked after the venue and we are so happy we did!! Hope to see you play 'live' in the future – keep making people smile! Thank you again. Love, Andrew & Wanda XX
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Well, thanks for booking me! Yes, it would be lovely to see you at a gig. I'll keep you in mind! Cheers, Ronan :)
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Ronan did the music for the ceremony and drinks reception at the hotel. He was a gentleman from the very start. He gave me a lot of advice about what types of music would work for a civil wedding, and for different parts of the ceremony. In the lead-up, he was very responsive to me over email, even during his holidays in England! On the day of, he re-arranged some details to better fit the room and where everyone was sitting, which worked out very well. He also gave the groom some much needed advice ;) The music was beautiful - some really lovely traditional arrangements which the guests were delighted with. I would recommend Ronan, he's a talented musician and a gentleman, and it was a pleasure dealing with him!
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Haha Siobhán, the wonders of modern technology, eh – we were able to plan your music as I put-putted down the canals of England on a narrow-boat!!! 'Twas a mighty day. I don't always get to play for the champagne reception too and great fun was had :) An absolute honour to have been involved in your big adventure ????????????????????
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Ronan is an absolute star! I first heard his beautiful music as a child while watching 'The Secret of Roan Inish' and remember finding his uileann pipes so haunting and magical. When my husband told me he would be the one playing at our wedding I was amazed and delighted! He played various instruments throughout our ceremony and at our champagne reception and traveled some distance to be there. Even with his immense talent, he is a humble, salt of the earth sort of a person, friendly and easy to talk to, very professional and accommodating - basically a bride's dream! Thank you so much, Ronan!
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Jeepers, there's nothing humble about me now – I've a massive head after all those lovely words. 'The Secret of Roan Inis' – I haven't thought about that film for years and 'tis lovely to remember it now, fair play to you :)
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What can I say, Ronan played the Uileann Pipes at our wedding. He was absolutely brilliant. From the first email I sent to Ronan, right up to playing at the mass, he was fantastic to deal with. I couldn't recommend Ronan highly enough, he is so professional, an absolute gentleman and his music was simply superb. Thanks again Ronan for making our wedding mass so special and so unique.
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Thanks a million Andrea & Seán. 'Twas a mighty day indeed...!! r :)
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Ronan was truly amazing...I wanted something different to the usual song singing and I got something truly unique and special. He played Gabriels Oboe on flute for BM's adn switched to the Uileann pipes for me and it was beautiful. I loved 'For the Love of a Princes'-Braveheart- at signing of register! The music was a real winner with our priest and the whole crowd.The traditional Irish and the classical sounded equally as good as each other on the pipes/Whistles. Our church is very small and the sound of the pipes were gentle and the sounds travelled beautifully. It all sounded so romantic..Ronan was lovely to deal with :)
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Haha, that was a good trick switching from flute to pipes :) Thanks Siobhán & Paul for your kind words – YAY...!!!
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Dear Ronan, We can hardly believe the time that has passed since our wedding in Ireland. What a beautiful place!!! Your sweet music fills our home as we play the wedding video from time to time for our friends, family, or just for us. We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful music that you shared with us on our special day. Jackie & Blake
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Well now! I hope you’re still playing your wedding video regularly – just what the doctor ordered...!!!
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Ronan, we had a fantastic day yesterday! Just wanted to say thanks so much for being a part of it. And the provision of hydration-top-up to a parched bride was above & beyond :) Seriously, we had an absolute ball from start to finish. The music was superb – couldn't have picked a nicer or more talented musician to play for our ceremony. I don't think there were many dry eyes in the house/garden! Having you over to play was such an amazing privilege – thanks for making it possible! Getting married at home wasn't an option for us and it just meant so much to me, to have a wee bit of home in Edinburgh. We'd be more than happy to speak to anyone who wants a chat, so feel free to pass on our email if you need to. Thanks again, Catherine and James
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Hi Guys! Thanks for allowing your email as a testimonial. And I have one for you – that full 5 Minutes of silence during your ceremony was one of the most moving things I have ever experienced. Any 'silence' I've ever seen was for a max of 30 seconds, but 5 minutes meant that each and every one of us was able to slowly disappear off into our deepest thoughts – WOW...!!! Thanks for that! Ronan :)
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Now that the dust has settled after the wedding celebrations I have the opportunity to extend a huge thanks to you for playing at our wedding, ever since I have had nothing but the greatest of compliments about the music from our guests. In the build up to the day you gave me great confidence and support regards the music and our choices available and also made it a really enjoyable process. On the day you were a true professional we watched the wedding video the other day and the music in the church came across so beautifully. I wish you the very best of success for the future and again many thanks for helping make our day that extra bit special. We are most grateful and cannot thank you enough!
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Well now! Even more dust has settled and I’m responding to you Frances and James, four years after your big day. Thank you for those kind words and I wish you many many decades of wedded bliss :)
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RONAN PLAYED FOR US AT OUR RENEWAL OF OUR VOWS ON JUNE 12, 2014 AT ABBEYGLEN CASTLE IN CLIFDEN. HE WAS SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT. HIS TALENT IS AMAZING AND WHEN HE PLAYED "SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR" ON THE IRISH PIPES IS WAS AS IF WE WERE THROWN BACK IN TIME TO A PERIOD OF IRELAND SO SIMPLE YET SO WONDERFUL! WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE MET HIM AND TO HEAR SUCH A BRILLIANT ARTIST. CHEERS RONAN! THANKS AGAIN!
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Ronan, thank you so much for the wonderful music you provided on our special day. We fell in love instantly when we heard you online - booking a wedding from Australia was quite challenging and we had to go on our gut for everything we booked but I was immediately hooked when I heard you – and you did not disappoint. When I entered the church to the pipes, it filled me with pride to be Irish but it also relaxed me which I didn't expect. The mix of pipes, whistles and flute were beautifully intertwined throughout the ceremony and your relaxed nature made us all feel more at ease - there were a few times I looked up and you winked or smiled at me which was very refreshing as you made it all about me. Normally people might not thank me for being late (wasn't intended) but all our guests loved hearing the warm up music. Music was one of the most important parts of the day and you nailed it. For anyone looking for something a bit different from your regular singing, we highly recommend Ronan.
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Ronan, You are so talented. The music at the ceremony was so beautiful and we feel honored that you were able to perform at our small wedding!! You really allowed us to take those few moments to sit back and take everything in. To just listen, enjoy and reflect on what is taking place. Thank you!
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A big special thank you for your beautiful contribution to our wedding on the 3rd. Everyone mentioned the music to us; I know the kids had a great time playing the instruments after the ceremony, you were very kind to let them play. It just went so fast on the day! Sean and I want to say how much we appreciated the music; improvisation was the way to go we would not have been able to choose so wisely. I am so glad we decided on music only and no readings, it flowed so nicely. Warmest regards.
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We could not agree more with the previous testimonials. Ronan was a pleasure to deal with. We would like to thank him for his professionalism & beautiful music throughout our ceremony. His selection of music was incredible and he was so flexible & accommodating on the day, providing impromptu pieces when needed. He really added that magic touch to our day, creating the perfect atmosphere. Everyone spoke of how good the music was and they thoroughly enjoyed listening to Ronan. The uileann pipes set the scene, followed by tin whistle, flute, low whistle. We had an Australian/Irish wedding and our international guests loved every minute of listening to the different instruments, as did our Irish guests. You will not be disappointed with choosing Ronan for your wedding, he is an absolute professional. Thank you Ronan, we wish you the very best and long may your musical talent & success continue!
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We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on the 16th of March. We really appreciate you travelling from the West for our big day, and your pipes sounded amazing in St Mochtas Church, our friends and family really enjoyed the music, it was truly magical. We wanted something different from the traditional wedding singer/music and hymns and you we certainly it. You have a fantastic repertoire of songs and we always felt your music would make a special occasion even more special and you did not disappoint. We are delighted we booked you so far in advance. Once again thank you so much for playing at out wedding.
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Ronan Browne played at our wedding ceremony in December 2012. I could not have asked for more beautiful music to walk down the aisle to. He is so great to work with and was always in contact helping me out with music choices and even learning new pieces for a medley i wanted. His music is stunning and so many people commented on how beautiful and moving it was. I could not recommend this man enough and if you do decide to book him, you are in for an absolute treat. He is a pleasure to work with, has a great sense of humour and most importantly is incredibly talented at what he does. Thank you so much Ronan.
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"I presided at the wedding of my nephew in July, 2012 in County Mayo. Ronan provided the music and it was perfect for the setting in a small, country church. He offered several terrific suggestions and was great to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or other event. Aside from his professionalism, Ronan is a delight to work with and real pleasure to know."
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Dear Ronan, Roger and I want to thank you so much for your incredible contribution to our wedding day. The music you played filled everyone's hearts with joy! It was simply beautiful and made the wedding ceremony as perfect as it could possibly be. The love and respect you have for your instruments and the music itself is plain for all to see. Thank you also for being so helpful in the lead up to the wedding and coming up with the perfect pieces for each aspect of the ceremony. I will never forget the lovely smile and wink you gave me after I reached the top of the aisle! It put me so much at my ease and I could finally relax after the whole lead-up to the wedding and could enjoy the ceremony and your music. My only regret is not being able to chat to you as much as I would have liked after! Ronan, thank you so much. You have been an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Warmest regards,
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Dear Ronan,Thanks so much for playing at our wedding on the 3rd of September 2011. You traveled all the way from Galway to play for us, it was very special and we felt honoured to have you play at our wedding at our church and reception.I will always remember your Uileann Pipes playing as I walked up the aisle.You played music we had dreamed of and all we wished for,even playing our requests such as the lonesome boatman during the signing of the register.Meeting Ronan was such a pleasure, you are so passionate about your music and this shines through in your music too. You took time out to go through our wedding cermony music with us and made the whole experience very exciting and enjoyable. Ronan even gave us help with our wedding cermony by suggesting a Reflection prayer and playing gentle music to it, which worked great.We both think you are an incredible Irish Musican. Everyone commented how original and brilliant your music was and how friendly you were. When we looked over at you on our wedding day you were always smiling.Ronan played music that we will talk about for years to come and memories we will have forever. Ronan played a hugh part in making our wedding day very special. Thank you Ronan
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Ronan played at our wedding in February and don't take the lateness of this testimonial as any reflection on Ronan playing- He was brilliant! Ronan's music set the tone for the day and certainly eased us and our guests into the ceremony and the celebration. Even the crankiest of relatives were very impressed. Having attended more weddings than I care to remember, it was easily the most elegant and pleasing musical accompaniment I have heard, and that's even with removing any personal bias.
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Ronan was great at our wedding in July. The sound of the uileann pipes as Siobhan entered the church had everyone in tears. He created such an emotional atmosphere which my wife and I will never forget. The music was perfect for our wedding and our guests loved it. Ronan was very helpful with the song choices and accommodating if we wanted to do something different. Thanks again Ronan. Kind regards,
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"A joy to hear" was just one of the many positive comments about Ronan Browne from our wedding guests. The sounds of his pipes, flutes & whistles were magical, romantic & spiritual. Those gorgeous old uilleann pipes in particular filled the church with warmth & happiness. Ronan was a joy to work with too, full of good advice and helpful suggestions when selecting tunes for the ceremony. We had a friend singing also. Ronan was very accommodating and happy to work together with her. Thanks Ronan, you are a master musician and a gentleman. You really helped to make 'our special day' genuinely special!
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Hi Ronan, Just a quick note to thank you so much for the wonderful music you gave us at our wedding. It was exactly what we wanted and created an amazing atmosphere. It provided us and our guests with exactly the right mix of traditional Irish and sacred music. Many of our guests had not been to Ireland before and you helped to show them that there is so much more to Irish music than jigs and reels. Your contribution was so special and will be remembered by us forever. Many kind regards
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Dear Ronan, Many thanks to you for your incredible part in making our wedding day such an enjoyable event for everyone. Guests from 9 countries agreed that you were one of the highlights of our wedding and they treasure the music on your CDs to bring back the memories of Ireland. Your extraordinary music, fabulous personality and sincerity were overwhelming. You have made everybody feel at ease, you were simply magnetic! You came close to being the most photographed person after me (everybody wanted to pose with you!!!!)! I need to send you a DVD with all the pictures of you and the guests =) Thank you for being such a joy to be around – Travis and I are your biggest fans. Tons of thanks – you are awesome!
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Ronan brings a variety of musical options with the Uilleann Pipes, flute, low whistle, tin whistle - and just himself! Ronan was easily the best vendor we worked with for the wedding. We are living in USA and had our wedding in Mulranny, Mayo in June 2009. About a month before our wedding day on the urgings of my mother, we started looking for some live music options for the church. We were trying to keep the day simple, so didn't want any heavy duty singing or instruments. I happened across Ronan's page on the weddingsonline website. Ronan sent recordings of the tunes we had chosen and even learned one of them that he did not already have in his repertoire. He was very timely with follow-ups in the communications in the days getting the playlist finalized. On the day he was completely professional, very relaxed and smiling all the way - helping to put everyone at ease. His rendition of Tabhair dom do Laimh on the low whistle was unforgettable. We definitely recommend Ronan and his music for weddings and events.
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Well where should i start, From the first time i came across Ronan's web page i could not wait to hear his music as my dad walked me down the isle. From that first email Ronan was an absolute pleasure to deal with, a complete Gentelman. Ronan has a kindness about him that just puts you at ease. I found my self when things got tense on the build up to the big day pulling up Ronan's web page and just listening to his beautiful music. As i started my walk down the isle it could not have been more perfect, Ronans music was beyond amazing. As i'm irish and my husband is dutch we live in U.S.A and travel the world working with horses, our wedding was like the united nations. Every last person commented on how magical the music was in the church. Now we are back in the U.S.A. family and friends all over the world, but we are left with the momories of a wonderful day that Ronan and his amazing talent made enchanting.... Ronan 'THANK YOU' Caroline Collins Janssen & Wim Janssen Our Wedding 14th October 2010
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Myself and Joanne were just going to have a cd player playing in the church, when my mother happened across Ronans page and we quickly decided that the Uilleann pipes gave the haunting beautiful sound we were looking for. Ronan was unbelievable in the advice he gave and very forthcoming with advice and recommendations. The music in the church on the day was perfect absolutely perfect, I couldn't use any other word to describe it. I'm just sorry I missed "the banks" at the hotel. Thanks Ronan, very very much thank you.
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Sean and I were lucky enough to stumble across Ronan when planning our wedding back in 2008. He was one fo the very few suppliers who made the effort to come and meet us in the Church and give us a real feel for the music he would play. From the very first notes I knew it was perfect and he did not disappoint on the big day. The music was magical and atmospheric, just perfect for our setting and exactly what I wanted for our Connamara wedding on the 12 July 2008. Many many thanks Ronan!
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While looking for a Uilleann piper for my wedding, I came across Mr. Browne's website. As a musician, I was immediately caught by his talent, along with the true beauty and soul in his music. Living in the States, I know I couldn't afford to fly Mr. Browne over for our ceremony. However, Mr. Browne still took the time to send me advice as to where I could look for a good piper in the states. Thank you!!!
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Where do I begin? Ronan- you are an absolute treasure! Your talent is just outstanding and everyone was talking about just how magical and beautiful your playing was. I will never forget walking into the porch of the church on that very rainy wedding day fresh from my unplanned journey in a white transit van, flustered and anxious, and hearing your beautiful music from inside immediately calmed me and made me feel completely serene and happy. From the bottom of our hearts we can never thank you enough. The ceremony was made so much more special because of you. x
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How are you? Hope you made it home ok? Now, where do I start – Oh My God, Ronan, you were simply outstanding – so many people were still talking about you, even at 3AM! Your mixture of music was amazing and the way you'd wink every so often was so nice and you relaxed me so much. My poor father said you brought tears to his eyes so many times – sure, the poor man never stopped crying throughout the whole mass and here's me thinking he was emotional over seeing the apple of his eye getting married!!!! On behalf of both myself and the hubby (oh ya!!) we want to once again thank u so much for yesterday and wish u every success in your amazing talent.
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Dear Ronan, We just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for what you did on our wedding day. The music you played was absolutely perfect for the day and you even made Paula and I relax with your smiles and chilled out approach. We cannot recommend you highly enough and have been shouting your praises to everyone. Anything we can think of, to promote your beautiful music, we will! We wish you continued success and happiness.
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James and I would like to thank you very much for the music you provided in the church at our wedding on 17th July in Enniscrone. It was absolutely beautiful and we had many lovely comments about it on the day. I am sorry we did not have enough time to chat to you afterwards and thank you in person. We will be recommending you to everyone! Thanks again, Roisin & James
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Hi Ronan, I just wanted to get in touch and say thanks a million for doing an amazing job on the day. I had no doubt that you would be absolutely excellent and you were! I really enjoyed the ceremony and am looking forward to sitting down and hearing it all again. I love your music and was so happy that we had it as part of the wedding. I will be telling everyone about you. Thanks again and maybe our paths will cross some day again.
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Hi Ronan, Myself and Maria just wanted to send you a quick thank you for doing the music at our wedding on the 14th of May. The music was beautiful and added so much to the day (even easing the tension when you struck up the pink panther theme!). We had people who had travelled from the US and England, some of who had never been to Ireland before so they also loved hearing some genuine Irish music and it really added to the occasion for them. So many people were asking us who you were and saying how wonderful the music was. Thanks again for being part of the day.
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Hi Ronan, How are you? Just a quick email to say Thanks a million for helping to make our wedding day one of the best days of our lives so far. Everyone is still talking about the wedding and we were all so impressed by your music. It was truly amazing! You were exceptionally good at making everyone feel at ease during the ceremony and also in particular the photographs :) which was very much appreciated by everyone. Thanks again. Best wishes,
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Hi Ronan, We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU for making our wedding day that little bit extra special with your beautiful music. Everything was just perfect from start to finish - I really thought you and Claire worked so well together - everyone is still raving about it!! Your help, advice and of course, sense of humour really helped to keep everyone nice and calm on the big day. THANK YOU!!
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HI Ronan. We have been meaning to do this for a while! We again wanted to send a sincere thank you for the beautiful music you played at our wedding back in June 5th. Our friends and family are still talking about it. It added to the magic and the imtimacy of our day. And even though i was as nervous as a cat on the day!, the music had a 'calming' effect on me, so that i could really absorb the magic of our day. Its true what your other testimonials say, you were a true gentleman to deal with, not only on the day, but with all our random emails to you beforehand seeking your advice and assistance!! I know we have been in contact...days after the wedding, but i think others need to know what a gift you have. Hope to hear your music again.
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To Ronan, Thank you for helping make our wedding day so special. Your music moved us & many others to tears. The ambience that you created could not have been more magical & perfect; it has been imprinted in our memories forever!
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I would like thank Ronan so much for his contribution to our special day. The support and time Ronan gave in the months before in choosing the music was greatly appreciated. Even when he didn't know one of the tunes, it didn't take him long to learn it and play it to perfection. I will never forget the moment I heard it standing in the porch with my dad waiting to make my entrance! Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was, a friend of mine even rang Ronan after the wedding to book him for her wedding next year. I can't wait for the DVD to arrive to listen to him again and again! I would certainly recommend Ronan to anyone not only for his musical talent but he is a true gentleman to deal with. Thanks so much Ronan it was perfect!
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Hi Ronan, Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at the wedding, it was absolutely perfect in a way I dont even know how to describe. I really wish we had gotten the ceremony recorded so we could watch it all again and hear the music. Everbody enjoyed it and said how great it was to hear something different at a wedding. Take Care,
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Hi Ronan, We are about to head away for a few days, but I had to mail and send our sincerest thanks to you. The music was amazing, no exaggeration! Everybody commented on it, and all said that they had never heard anything like it at a wedding. It was truly moving; I get a bit weepy thinking about it! The 2 Bridemaids commented how you seemed to be always smiling! Wishing you the best, and our deepest heartfelt thanks,
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Thank you very much again for you wonderful Music! When we asked our son what he liked best on our wedding day - guess what - he didn't say: "the cake" (and consider the amount of choclate in it...!). Oh no, he said: "Ronan"! (and you probably know how much chocolate means to kids!). Kind regards - and hopefully we meet again!
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Just a quick note to give praise to this guy, even though I didn't have him for my wedding as a friend of the family plays the uileann pipes I found ronan to be more than helpful in helping me with my music choice's for my wedding ceremony (wow) & listening to his pieces would love to have had him.. missy09
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I can honestly say the most memorable aspect of our wedding ceremony was Ronan Browne playing his uilleann pipes. We originally hired a wedding coordinator who said our dream of having the pipes at our small castle wedding would not be possible since the pipes would be too loud for a small ceremony site. Well, I fired the coordinator and contacted Ronan. He confirmed that the uilleann pipes would work out perfectly and he was such a help with choosing the music that it took away all my stress. Ronan was such a joy. He worked well with the Priest (Fr. Molloy) and the photographer to make the ceremony run smoothly and perfectly. Our guests loved his music and his personality. He was so much fun and the best entertainer we could have imagined for our wedding. Instead of doing a lot of readings, we chose to have more music in the ceremony and it could not have been better. I still get an excited feeling when I think back to the point when I was walking up the castle steps to enter the ceremony room; the sound of Ronan's music floating down the castle steps was nothing less than magical. What more could a bride ask for on her wedding day than the feeling of magic in the air? I would highly recommend Ronan to anyone wanting a memorable musical experience on their wedding.
Response from Irish Music Weddings - Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles
Well, isn't that a testimonial to dream of receiving...!!! Yes, a wonderful day it was indeed. Ballyhannon was a fantastic venue and all the elements of your renewal just gelled together beautifully.
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Ronan is fantastic, an absolute joy to deal with. He played at our wedding in December last and really added to the whole occasion. His music really made the ceremony something special. The church was magical and afterwards at the drinks reception he kept everyone entertained with his mix of tunes. We would have no hesitation recommending Ronan to anyone. Guests of our wedding are still talking about him.
Response from Irish Music Weddings - Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles
Ah, thanks Guys. I hope all is well for you both! Thanks for introducing me to Meelick, one of the most special churches I've ever visited. In fact we walked back to it last year when we were boating on the Shannon. Lovely to see it again!
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Ronan wasn't available for my wedding date however his help in finding another piper was second to none and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!
Response from Irish Music Weddings - Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles
I'm always there to help, give advice and do my best to steer you in the right direction. My music player, lists of ideas and anything on my website are all available to anyone who wants to use them to deal with another musician. The more we all help each other the better for society overall...
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My wife and I hired Ronan Browne to play at our wedding reception in September 2007, along with Kathleen Loughnane on the harp. Their performance on the night was nothing short of amazing. Both Ronan and Kathleen far exceeded our expectations, by not only commanding their highly expert music skills, but also in reaching the audience, instilling additional life and soul into the proceedings. Ronan and Kathleen created a magical and joyous atmosphere of celebration for the evening that had everyone dancing and touched the hearts of all there! I cannot recommend Ronan Browne highly enough. If you like irish trad music, or just want something a bit different from the standard wedding band, Ronan's musical skill is a must to make your wedding truly special.
Response from Irish Music Weddings - Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles
What a lovely testimonial. And a wedding that I though would kill me – to assume the position of wedding band with no more than a duo of Harp and pipes. But you're right and we rose to the occasion and had a ball. Slept for a week afterwards...!!!
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