Top 9 Irish Wedding Bands Testimonials & Videos 2024 & 2025
If you are lucky enough to be celebrating your wedding in 2024 and 2005 you may be looking for some awesome Irish Wedding Bands that are incredible live. We compiled a list of the top nine party bands with their testimonials from past clients and videos to give you a feel on what people said about them and their performances on the night.
Every band is very different in terms of style and singers and each setlist can vary quite a bit in terms of genres and style, so have a look below at all the videos, testimonials, and links, enjoy and wish you the very best on your wedding day.
Wedding planning is stressful. Picking a band shouldn’t be !”
On 26 Aug 2023, at 19:02, Lorraine Boyle wrote:
We just wanted to reach out to you to let you know that we were so delighted with having The Firm as our wedding band – they were absolutely brilliant and really raised the roof! We were so happy with how full the dance floor was all night! Thank you also for your help along the way – you were really responsive and helpful and we really appreciated it!
If I could give more than 5 stars I would!!! If you are looking for entertainment for any special occasion this is the place to come. When we started looking for entertainment for our wedding day two years ago we found Audionetworks, from the minute we contacted Mark he was so helpful and always at the end of the phone or email, and so fast to respond to any questions we had regarding any of their acts.
The firm is very professional and has a huge selection of songs, something for everyone. I loved this band because they have a male and female vocalist. They also have wedding showcases on a regular basis so you can go listen to them play and chat with them before you decide. Myself and my partner wanted the first dance song that the band didn’t sing, however, when I mentioned it to them they had no problem learning this for us. Nothing was too much and everything was about making our day special and unique to us. The dance floor was full from beginning to end, trust me you won’t have that worry with The Firm.
We also had the Singing Divas! If you are looking for something different that your guests will talk about for many years to come and something that will make your day different then these are the acts you need to get. The girls blew us away, I loved sitting and watching the show unfold, every guest was in awe from start to finish, and every guest was standing on the chairs, singing along. Even my 85-year-old grandparents were up dancing. They really are an act that everyone from children to adults will enjoy.
To everyone in Audionetworks thank you so much for making our day so special for us, it was the best day of our lives from start to finish and we have you to thank for that.
I used Audionetworks to book my wedding band and their service was excellent. Fast communication and excellent customer service skills. Here is my review of the band I booked “The Firm”
“What can I say about the Firm but phenomenal!!
The Firm absolutely blew me, my husband and our guests away at our wedding on Sept 17th. If you want an energetic, fun, charismatic, interactive and raw musical talent the Firm is without a doubt the perfect choice. I could not recommend these guys more as I know you will not be disappointed. Despite their musical talents the band are extremely accommodating and agreed to learn and perform the first & second dance songs we selected that were sentimental to us and delivered them flawlessly.
I am not exaggerating when I say the dance floor was never empty at our wedding and the selection of songs they played was unbelievable. Our guests are still raving about the Firm to this day. They’re an exceptional band and interact amazingly with the guests. We are so happy to have had the privilege of seeing them perform at our wedding and adding to the fantastic memories we made from that day. I wish them every success and I can’t wait to see them perform again in the future.”
Quick links to view:
SLIPSTREAM – Videos of the band here:
8 Piece Version of Slipstream
Among all the decisions you have to make when organising your wedding booking a band is one of the big ones. Slipstream came highly recommended and they didn’t disappoint. The dancefloor was packed from the first dance and all our guests were highly complementary of Slipstream. Thanks so much for helping to make it a night to remember.
Laura & Sean
Absolutely brilliant night last night. Had the place rocking from the very first song. Can’t wait for the next time.
Very good band, ideal at a wedding, the singer is excellent.
Guys played in the Old Ship in Arklow last Sat where my partner had his birthday party. Brilliant atmosphere! You kept everyone on their feet. Great gig really enjoyed it!
Great band, great chemistry with each other and with the crowd.
* We came down from Belfast six of us, and had a brilliant night, the music was brilliant, would definitely come down again to hear them highly recommended, The entertainment was amazing, singing was brilliant.
* They simply rock the event. Incredibly nice performance I just witnessed tonight in Dublin and just can say how awesome they are! They make sure that you will never forget the evening – Keep on going Slipstream, you are simply fantastic.
THE MIDNIGHT REVELLERS
Where to start? 3 weeks after our wedding date we are still being asked by guests ‘Who was your band again?’. The Midnight Revellers booked through Audionetworks exceeded all our expectations for a wedding band. We booked them during Covid when we couldn’t see any bands play, so relied on Audionetworks reviews, and YouTube clips and trusted they were going to be the perfect fit for our crowd and they definitely were!! The band kindly covered both my First Dance and Daddy/Daughter dance which were two very different genres of music and this showcased from the start the capabilities of the band, in particular Andrews’s voice range and class!
From my 6-year-old nephew to my 73-year-old father, all ages filled the dancefloor and we begged for one more tune at the end of the night not wanting it to end. I would highly recommend adding the fiddle player, Meg. My guests were loving how she came out and joined us on the floor. Thank you to the band, (Andrew, Chris, Kevin and Meg) and to Audionetworks for making our night! We already have friends asking for contact details to book them for their own big day! That says it all!
Just wanted to touch base with you now were home from honeymoon! Well what
can we say about the midnight revellers……. Only they were absolutely amazing!! They were so professional and great to deal with! Our first dance was just magical the way the delivered it was spine tingling and superb and drew comments from all our guests! The dance floor was jammed from start to finish which we were delighted with! The flow between band and DJ
was seamless! Big shout out to DJ for letting me perform MANIAC to close the night! Is there anywhere else we could write a review?? Please pass on our gratitude to the lads!
We used Audionetworks Music to book The Midnight Revellers for our Wedding at the Celtic Ross Hotel in County Cork. Audionetworks has been fantastic to deal with. Clear, speedy communication made it so easy to book.
The Midnight Revellers were on another level. They were fantastic during our wedding reception. The music they played was so versatile keeping all our guests on the dance floor from start to finish. Nobody wanted the night to end and everyone was so complimentary to the band. The transition to the DJ was seamless and were open to our requests. On top of being great performers they were lovely people too. I hope to see them live again soon!
Helen and Ashley, August
Video Links here for the Midnight Revellers
Lisa Maria Hogan
The Kickbacks (through Audio Networks) were our band for our wedding August. Could not fault them. We didn’t want a stereotypical ‘wedding band’, discussed what we wanted with them beforehand and the lads did not disappoint. They played an amazing version of our first dance. Very talented musicians and full of energy. The dance floor was full all night and I danced myself for every single song. I only wish they could have played for longer! Could not recommend them more strongly.
We booked “The Kickbacks” for our wedding through Brenda with Audionetworks. She was so great to work with, really quick at responding and passed on all of our special requests to the band and DJ
The Kickbacks were incredible and kept the dancefloor packed for the whole performance and we really appreciated them swapping out some of the songs on their setlist for others that we preferred. They were also super friendly and nice to deal with on the night and everyone was screaming for one last song at the end, which they gave us 🙂 Thanks for making our wedding such a great party!
DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE SHOW
Useful links ;
Weddings by FRANC
The Daft Punk Tribute DJs went down a treat and finally the DJ’s were just super, the best I’ve had in a long time…we will definitely be looking for all of them again!
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Everybody was chuffed with the surprise.
Some of our friends got some great videos!
The place was rocking!
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PARIS SWINGING LOVERS
I saw Paddy Sherlock and the Paris Swinging Lovers in Shanley’s Bar in Clonakilty recently. Paddy is a trombone player and a great singer, from Dublin, and has been living and playing in Paris for the last 30 years. He had the whole audience in the palm of his hand and the atmosphere was electric.
I just love Paddy’s songs and musicians and music and energy… so when he told me he can also do weddings….!!! I just dream about asking him for mine. Their concert was just as perfect as we expected: fun, loving, true, positive! People still talk about this!
PARIS SWINGING LOVERS with Ellen Birath (aka Little Ellen) We’re magic together.
Here’s the video :
Paddy Sherlock & The Paris Swinging Lovers – Playing with Glen Hansard at Casino de Paris
SIN A DEIR SI
Irish Dancers & Band format;
THE CELTIC FACTOR
Video Links here;
The Celtic Factor are an incredible Traditional Irish band exclusive to www.IrishWeddingbands.ie
Available for bookings nationwide and abroad they are absolutely one of the most sought-after Trad-style Party bands in Ireland especially for weddings and corporate events.
They personalise every booking and every performance is tailored by our carefully selected & handpicked Traditional Irish Musicians who we know deliver incredible performances and full dance floors. They are the best at what they do and we stand over them 100%.
Much has happened post covid and some of the lineups have changed over the years. We are able to cherry-pick you a bespoke lineup Trad band for your Wedding Day or Corporate Event exactly the way to want with the best in Show from our team of top professional full-time Trad Performers who regularly perform together.
Recent review **
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the entire team for the success of last Saturday. The Celtic factor Trad Band, Irish Dancers and DJ were all amazing and kept everyone on their feet.
They created a great atmosphere and ambience that everyone was still talking about it on day 2.
Thank you so much to the incredible team for making our couples days special and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Genesis Salumu |Founder & Event Manager
The Celtic Factor will play anything from ballads, and traditional music to uptempo songs you can have a dance to. Not only that, but for a really unique experience, you can add our vibrant Irish dancers who will accompany the band and bring that extra bit of pizzazz to their performance! A fun musical experience is promised, that you will fondly look back at.
CELTIC FACTOR PACKAGES AVAILABLE ;
You can book any live band format as a 2pc,3pc 4pc & even add Irish dancers to add a real sparkle to the performance.
We can tailor your musicians line up with ;
Duo’s or Trio’s for Drinks Receptions or Smaller Weddings
Adding Irish Dancers & Full Live Band Show ( High Energy Weddings )
Post Meal Celtic Dance Show Perfect for After Dinner Experiences
With the Celtic Factor, you have flexibility in the lineup from 2pc, 3pc, 4pc upwards and the Ability to add the Amazing Award-winning Irish Dancers in Vibrant Celtic Inspired costumes. Tailored exactly the way you want!
THE HAVANA CLUB TRIO
We hired Havana Club Trio and a DJ through Audionetworks. Everything went amazingly well with both the band and DJ – people were dancing from the first song by the Havana Club Trio, to the last song by the DJ. We had guests from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, France, America, the Netherlands and Argentina. All have said how great the entertainment was, so thank you to Audionetworks for all you’ve done, it was great.
The Havanna Club Trio played at our wedding reception. (1) Audionetworks Music Agency were easy to deal with, helpful and consistent throughout the booking/management, and (2) the band were top class, our guests enjoyed the music and the personalities of the guys. Thank you
Thanks again to Audio Networks! We had Havana Club Trio as our wedding band – fab !! And thanks to DJ Dave who had the crowd bobbing till late in the night !!!!
We booked the Havana Club Trio for pre-dinner entertainment for our Wedding in December 2022. The boys were amazing at getting the guests ready for the night and really set the tone and atmosphere for the rest of the reception. They were easy to communicate with and really added a special touch to our day! We would highly recommend them.
Yes, they were absolutely amazing and everybody loved them! I couldn’t recommend them more! They went above and beyond and were such a joy to deal with.
The Havana Trio were the perfect choice for our wedding… creating such a vibrant, fun and chilled atmosphere! They transport away with them and make you dance and feel the sun! Audio networks were so professional to deal with and made it all very easy.. highly recommend it!
Booked 2 wedding bands with Audionetworks. Completely fantastic from start to finish. Audionetworks were so helpful and both bands Havana Club Trio were wonderful and so nice! Totally recommend. 2 thumbs up!
Havana Club Trio
Advice on Prices?
As a rough guideline, most top-level Irish Wedding bands start at around €2,000 to €2,500 upwards + some travel cover depending on how far your venue is from their location. Remember between a band and crew and sound and driver there can be up to 6 or 8 people in the team so when you break it down you can see how it’s split.
My advice is always to book with a reputable company, and pay a deposit to hold the band so you are safe in the knowledge that your covered , it’s kinda like insurance is in place in case anything goes wrong.
Top 5 Reasons to book with an Entertainment Agency;
– [ ] You have total peace of mind.
– [ ] Written confirmation and a direct point of contact
– [ ] Regular access to discuss all your exact requirements on setlist, first dance, and special requests.
– [ ] An Agency will always have Special deals in place if you also booking a DJ or drinks reception music or asking for a midweek rate.
– [ ] Bands that work through reputable Agencies tend to be more established and more sought after.
Who to Contact?
This blog was written by Mark Downing from www.irishweddingbands.ie , Audionetworks former Drummer + DJ with a 30-year career in the Industry, Developing, Managing, Booking Bands & Entertainers Globally advising many of the World’s leading Hotel Groups, Event planners and Private clients.
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