Midnight Sounds – Wedding Bands Ireland
We guarantee to fill your dance floor. Dont believe us? Just check out our blog here. You will see how we pack dance floors across Ireland every week!! Midnight Sounds is different to most wedding bands. We tailor the band to suit your requirements. We can change the size of the band to suit your budget and work with you closely to make sure you get the music you want for your big day. Most bands have a set size and a set playlist. at Midnight Sounds, we understand that your wedding is unique. We also ask that you don’t book another band before you come and see us. We are the best wedding band in the business and run regular showcases for engaged couples to come and see us in action and have a chat about your requirements. We are more than happy for you to come and see us any weekend at a wedding if it is ok with the bride and groom. That’s how confident we are that you will love Midnight Sounds. Don’t book your band just based on a video. Come and see us, look at our weekly updates on our bog and facebook page and you will see happy brides and grooms every week. Just contact us for more information and a quote. Meanwhile, check out our blog below to see a lot of packed dancefloors!
Daraine & Keith, Dunboyne Castle, 31st January 2015
Back to Dunboyne Castle for Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland. This is where our singer Dave got married so he always gets emotional playing here! On that note (excuse the pun!) this is a great venue for a party. Every wedding band loves playing Dunboyne Castle for the simple reason that the main function room is not too big and the bar is actually in the room which stops people from wandering off to other parts of the hotel.
Daraine and Keith chose “Everywhere by” Fleetwood Mac as their first dance but they had their own little twist. Instead of the happy couple being on their own on the dancefloor, they waited until all of their guests were up dancing before they started. An excellent idea we thought. We had a great night at this wedding. Another packed dancefloor and another delighted couple.
Claire & Simon, Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, 23rd January 2015
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, continued our great start to 2015 with a an incredible night at the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny. This is a venue we LOVE playing and the staff are always very helpful. It’s also a huge bonus that there are no stairs on the way in when we carry our equipment in (Only bands think of this kind of stuff!).
Claire and Simon chose something completely different for their first dance. We were happy to play the deftones for them but they chose a version by a band named “Bad Rabbit”. This is worth a listen guys. Definately different. You can have a listen here.
Ciara & Karol, Clarion Hotel, Sligo, 31st December 2014
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland travelled west for our last wedding of 2014 and we couldn’t have finished off with a better night than that of Karol and Ciara’s Blacktie Wedding. The venue was the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. We were delighted to provide Background Jazz Music for their drinks reception in addition to our full 6-piece band and DJ service. On that note (excuse the pun), our jazz music always works well at blacktie weddings as it really does lend that touch of elegance and class. After the meal, Midnight Sounds Wedding Band took to the stage and had the dancefloor STUFFED all night! Well, it’s what we do. This was another wedding were there was a huge variation of musical tastes catered for. Everything from Bruno Mars to Dolly Parton.
Karol and Ciara chose the Westlife version of ” The way you look tonight” as their first dance and we were more than happy to play this live for them. A great night enjoyed by all with another packed dancefloor and another delighted couple.
Ciara & David, Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny 29th December 2014
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, made the short journey to Kilkenny for our next Christmas Wedding. Dave, our front man absolutely loves Christmas weddings. Strange that he chose the start of June for his own wedding though! Ciara and David got married at the Lyrath estate in Kilkenny and this was a night that won’t be forgotten any time soon by any of their guests. Everyone was in great spirits and Midnight Sounds were able to judge the music selection to perfection and kept the dance floor full all night as our pictures show. Ciara and David chose “This year’s love” by David Gray as their first dance and we were happy to play this live for them. Another great night with another packed dancefloor and a vey happy couple.
Aoife & Brian, Ballyseede Castle, Kerry, 28th December 2014
Back to Ballyseede Castle for Midnight Sounds Wedding Bands Ireland. We always say that part of being in a wedding band in Ireland is accepting that there can be quite a bit of travel involved. While this can be tough at times, getting to play in venues like Ballyseede Castle make playing in a wedding band worthwhile. This really is a stunning venue made all the more interesting by “Genghis” the Irish Wolfhound who always seems to know exactly when the evening food is being served!! Aoife & Brian chose the Seasonal. ” Let it Snow” by Dean Martin and we were more than happy to play this for them. They also asked for plenty of Christmas tunes and this Wedding Band doesn’t have to be asked twice! Another great night with a packed dancefloor and another happy couple!
Brendan & Shilo, 12th December 2014, Claregalway Hotel, Galway, 12th December 2014
The festive wedding season continued as Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland headed west on a cold and frosty night to the Claregalway Hotel for Brendan and Shilo’s wedding. There’s something magical and romantic about weddings this time of year. Opinion seems to be divided about the benefits of a winter wedding compared to a summer on but we love weddings around Christmas time. We provided our full six-piece band and DJ service for Shilo and Brendan’s big day. Their first dance was “Happy” by Bruce Springsteen and this was the first time we performed this as a first dance. It really worked well. The guests at this wanted a wide variety of music so we played everything from Nathan Carter to Bruno Mars. This obviously doesn’t happen at every wedding and one of the things we pride ourselves on as a band is being able to judge the crowd. Another great night with a packed dancefloor and another happy bride and groom!
Declan and Clare, Malton Hotel, Killarney, 6th December 2014
So Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, boarded the tour bus and travelled south for the winter wedding of Declan and Clare. The venue was the Malton Hotel in Killarney and Declan and Clare went for a Blacktie reception. A classy hotel, a classy reception and overall a stylish and fun evening was enjoyed by all. We had our full six-piece band followed by our late night disco service. We were also pleasantly surprised when Declan and a few of his friends took over from the band for a few numbers! Declan and Clare Chose “Someone like you” by Van Morrison as their first dance and we were more than happy to play this for them. It is certainly one of the more popular first dance choices we come across. A great night enjoyed by all, another packed dance floor and another happy couple.
Louise and Christan, Bracken Court Hotel, November 2014
What a night of fun and dancing at Louise and Christian’s wedding. Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, made the very short trip to Balbriggan for this great wedding. In fact, our sax player walked!! The venue was the Bracken Court Hotel which is a lovely setting for a wedding reception and one we are seeing more and more often. Louise and Christian chose, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow” by fleetwood Mac as their first dance and we were more than happy to play this for them. We had our full 6-piece band with us and also provided our DJ service until the small hours of the morning. Another packed dance floor and another happy couple! In fact, Louise and christian were so happy they sent us a lovely thank you note which you will find below.
Kevin and Margarita, Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, 2nd November 2014
Back to one of our favourite wedding venues, Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. This venue has long been regarded as one of the best in Ireland and it is easy to see why it is booked so far in advance. Midnight Sounds, Wedding bands Ireland were delighted to provide our six piece band and DJ for Kevin and Margarita’s big day. Margarita and Kevin chose the beautiful and soulful “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith as their first dance which throughout 2014 has been a very popular choice amongst brides and grooms. Another dancefloor packed full of happy guests and another couple delighted with Midnight Sounds.
Alan and Niamh, Claregalway, 31st October 2014
Halloween night, and Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland were making the trip west to the Claregalway Hotel, Galway for Niamh and Alan’s big day. One of the skills that a wedding band in Ireland simply must have is the ability to cater to all tastes. It has been quite a while since we have had such a broad array of musical tastes as we experienced at this wedding. Everything from Nathan Carter to Bruno Mars from Dolly Parton to Daft Punk. No problem to us though! We’re always happy to mix things up if it means keeping the dancefloor full. That’s the Midnight Sounds way. Niamh and Alan chose “We are Young” by Fun as their first dance and we were happy to play this for them. We also welcomed Niamh’s dad up to the dancefloor for a lovely rendition of Danny Boy. Another happy couple and another dance floor full of happy guests.
Aoife and Thomas, Wicklow 27th September 2014
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, made the short journey to Wicklow for tonight’s wedding. A few words spring to mind about Aoife & Thomas wedding reception. Stylish, Stunning, Elegant all don’t seem to do justice to the night. Aoife and Thomas had a marquee wedding in Grange Con. When wedding bands in Ireland receive a booking and are told the reception will be held in a marquee, a certain amount of nervousness kicks in. There are different types of marquee and some are better than others. Wh have played in marquess that leave us amazed that they are still standing at the end of the night. Not so with Aoife and Thomas Wedding. In fact, we completely forgot that this was a marquee at all. A wonderfully designed interior with plenty of power for the band and coolest of all….a photo booth. (which the band took advantage of). This wedding was in a private residence which meant there was a really relaxed feel to the night. We were delighted to provide our full 6-piece band followed by our DJ until the small hours of the morning. Another packed dance floor and another delighted couple. So much so that they were kind enough to write us a beautiful testimonial which you will find on our testimonials page. Thomas and Aoife Chose “Baby I love you” by the Ramones as their first dance and we were delighted to play this for them.
Ciara & Michael, Clanard Court Hotel, Kildare, 26th September 2014
Back to the Clanard Court Hotel, for Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland. We love this venue and the staff are extremely knowledgeable about what they do. The attention to detail is always impressive at this venue. For instance, as soon as we arived , we were met by the banqueting manager who asked us if our drummer needed a special mat foe his drums on the stage! While some of you might think that’s a strange question, the fact that he was aware of this shows how many weddings and wedding bands he has dealt with. Full Marks!! Ciara and Michael chose the Wet Wet Wet version of “Love is all around” as their first dance. We we’re absolutely delighted to play this live for them but we must admit it was hard not to break into the version from “Love Actually”. By special request for Ciara and Michael, we then broke into “I Wanna be Like You” from Disney’s “the Jungle Book” as Ciara is particularly fond of this movie. It worked unbelievably well and really got the party started. We were also delighted to provide music for the drinks reception and our DJ service until the small hours of the morning. Another happy couple and another packed dance floor. apologies for the poor picture quality here guys. Can be tough to get right while playing at the same time!
Linda and Paul, Heritage Hotel, Killenard, 5th September 2014
Midnight Sounds, wedding bands Ireland travelled the short distance to the Heritage Hotel, Portarlington for Linda and Paul’s big day. This is one of our favourite venues and there are a few major advantages to this venue from an entertainment point of view. The first is that the room can be adapted to suit the size of your wedding. This is a huge plus for wedding bands in Ireland as it avoids the dreaded scenario of playing to a big room with only a small crowd. It is tough to get an atmosphere going in these situations. The second is that the band can get set up behind a curtain during the meal. This takes a lot of the pressure off the band and means we can start as soon as you or ready (Although we do recommend taking some time to mingle with your guests after the meal). Carton House in Maynooth is another venue that offers this. Linda and Paul chose” you are the best thing” by Ray LaMontagne as their first dance. This is one that we get asked to play a lot and having the brass section in the band means we can play it exactly as it sounds on the recording. Another great night with a packed dance floor and a delighted couple.
Claire and Darragh, Kilshane House, 31st august 2014
Off to Tipperary tonight for Claire and Darragh’s big day. This was a great day for the band and we were delighted to provide jazz music for the drinks reception followed by our full six-piece band and Disco package to entertain Claire and Darragh’s guests until the wee hours of the morning. The venue was Kilshane House which is a venue we are very familiar with. We are always impressed with the venue and it’s staff. Wedding bands in Ireland love playing this venue and Midnight Sounds are no exception The lighting in the main function room always lends itself to a good atmosphere. Claire and Darragh chose ” Hero” By Enrique Iglesias as their first dance and this certainly took us back a few years. It was a great choice for first dance and it went down a treat! Another great night for Midnight Sounds, wedding bands Ireland, with another happy couple and a packed dancefloor. It’s what we do!
Orla and Colm, Seafield Hotel, Wexford, 30th august 2014
Down to the sunny south East tonight for Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland. Tonight, we had the pleasure of playing for Orla and Colm’s Awesome wedding. We have played in Seafield Hotel before but this was our first time playing in there permanent marquee on the main grounds. What a perfect size for a wedding and, as we always say, having the bar in the room is a massive bonus for us or any band. Orla and Colm chose ” Everything” by Michael Buble as their first dance and we were more than happy to play. They also had the great idea of choosing a last song of the night which was another first for Midnight Sounds. For this, they chose the beautiful “All of Me” by John Legend which also works really well as a first dance. What can we say, another delighted couple and another packed dancefloor.
Clare and Pierre, Borris House, Carlow, 26th august 2014
The madness of August continued for Midnight Sounds with Clare and Pierre’s stunning wedding at Borris House in Carlow. This was our first time in Borris House and we are still stuck for words to describe how beautiful it is. We were delighted to provide a jazz duo for the drinks reception which really added to the sophisticated atmosphere of the day. We followed this with our 6-piece after dinner band and DJ until the early hours of the morning. Pierre and Clare chose “Someone like you” by Van Morrisson as their first dance. We were more than happy to play this live and is a song we get asked to play a lot as a first dance. It’s well worth a listen if any of you are still struggling to find a good first dance. A wonderful night was enjoyed by all with another packed dance floor and another delighted bride and groom,
Kimberly and Richard, Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny, 25th august 2014
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, hit the road again for the long trip to Donegal. Do we mind it? Not in the slightest. It is always worth it for nights as good as Richard and Kimberly’s wedding. the venue was the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny, which is a venue well known to us and always a pleasure to play in. The room is totally adaptable to suit the size of your wedding and the stage can accommodate any size band. We also have to give a special mention about the quality of the evening sandwiches. Always a big deal for us! Kimberly and Richard had a clear idea of what they wanted for their wedding. For their first dance, they chose “Yellow” by Coldplay but they wanted a slightly different slant to the song so we were delighted to arrange our own acoustic version of the song which really worked well. They also wanted some trad musis as well as “The hills of Donegal” which, considering where we were, went down a blast. Another great night Especially for a Monday!) with a full dance floor and another happy bride and groom.
Janet & Dan, Bantry, Cork, 22nd August 2014
This was one of the most interesting weddings Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, have ever done. Firstly, it was in Janet and Dan’s house. This in itself is not entirely unusual but, the house had been deliberatley left unfinished inside until the wedding had taken place. This meant there was a huge amount of space for the band and guests. The house was also like something from a fairytale and we really have to congratulate Janet and Dan for an incredible design. In addition to this, the house is in one of the most remote parts of west Cork and to say it was a beautiful setting really is a huge understatement. This wedding was totally worth the long drive! For their first dance, Janet and Dan chose “At last” by Etta James and we were delighted to play this live. Our jazz duo of Dave and James entertained the guests for the drinks reception and we had our full six-piece band and DJ for the evening reception. A very memorable day with another full dance floor and another happy couple.
Diane & Jerry, Village at Lyons, Dublin 17th August 2014
What a day! Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, had the pleasure of providing our full day service for Jerry and Diane’s wedding. This included, ceremony music, live background music for their drinks reception, full six-piece band and DJ. The venue was the Village at Lyons and this was a very stylish occasion! Diane and Jerry chose “You’ve got the Love” by Florence and the Machine as their first dance. We don’t get asked to play this very often as a first dance but it was a really great choice and very suitable. It’s well worth a listen for those of you still unsure of what to do for this part of the evening. The ceremony music was provided by Dave and Karla. You can check out more about Karla’s ceremony music at https://www.facebook.com/ceremonymusicireland?fref=nf . Check it out guys! Here are some photos from Diane and Jerry’s wedding. Another Full dance floor and another happy couple.
Emma & Mike, Hotel Kilmore, Cavan, 16th August 2014
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland headed to Cavan for tonight’s totally awesome wedding. Emma and Mike tied the knot and threw one hell of a party!! The venue was the lovely Hotel Kilmore in Cavan. This is a great venue for any wedding band in Ireland to play. It has a nice easy “Get in” ( the amount of work involved in getting the equipment form the van to the stage) and from our point of view, it’s not too far from Dublin. Emma and Mike chose “Use Somebody” by the Kings of Leon as their first dance but asked for a slow version of it. We wer more than happy to accept the challenge and it was a beautiful choice for a first dance. We had our full six-piece band followed by Dave spinning the discs as DJ into the early hours of the morning. The dancefloor was packed all night for Emma and Mike’s big night and we even had a stage invasion at one point! Another full dance floor and another happy couple
Mary & Niall, Dingle Skellig Hotel, Kerry, 15th August 2014
What is it about Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland and the Dingle Skellig Hotel? We found ourselves back here AGAIN for the awesome wedding of Mary and Niall. This time, we also had our jazz of the two Daves playing background music for Mary and Niall’s drinks reception. The drinks reception was outside and it was an absolutely gorgeous day. Playing music outside in the sunshine really is good for the soul. Our jazz music combos for drinks receptions are becoming more and more popular every year and we often get asked if we can play outdoors. The answer is a tricky one. It is all dependant on the weather. If we arrive and are totally confident that it won’t rain, we are more than happy to play out doors. If, however, there is even an outside chance of rain, we play indoors. The equipment we use is very expensive and we can’t risk causing any damage but we normally find that if we’re reluctant to go outside, mosts guests are too. Mary and Niall also booked our full six-piece band followed by DJ. for their first dance, They chose “As Time Goes By” from the movie “Casablanca” . This was the first time we had come across this song being used a first dance and it worked really well. We we’re delighted to receive this lovely message from Mary and Niall after the wedding. “Hi Robbie – meant to send this email ages ago but the weeks have been flying by. Just wanted to say thanks to you and the rest of the band from Mary and myself. We had a great night and we both thought the band were fantastic from beginning to end as did our guests. A number of people both on the night and afterwards commented on how good ye were. Hopefully ye will get some more business out of it! We will certainly be recommending ye to people” We also really appreciated that the DJ stayed playing until 230. I presume the best thing we can do to plug ye is leave a review on the website? Thanks again Niall t
Jenny & Joe, Balyna House, Moyvalley, Kildare, 14th August 2014
Midnight Sounds Wedding Bands Ireland, had the pleasure of playing for Jenny and Joe on their big day. what made this special for our band was that we knew a lot of the guests at the wedding. There is, however, something slightly intimidating when your audience consists of some of the best musicians Ireland has to offer! Jenny and Joe chose the exclusive Balyna House at Moyvalley for their reception. For any of you organising a medium-sized wedding (50-100) guests, this venue is definitely worth checking out. With exclusive control of the house, you don’t have to worry about curfews and last orders! We we’re impressed with how wonderfully relaxed the staff at Moyvalley were. The first dance Jenny and Joe chose was “songbird” by Eva Cassidy. We spoke to the couple beforehand and were we’re all in agreement that it would be very difficult to replicate the original version of this song so we used Eva Cassidy’s recording and it was the right choice. Yet another packed dancefloor all night (well, except when everyone went outside to watch the incredible chinese lantern display) and another happy couple and we were delighted to receive this message from the bride and groom the following day; “Hey Dave! Massive thanks for last night. the band was amazing obviously and fantastic job with the dj’ing! Couldn’t of gone any better. Thanks again!”
Mags & Jason, Belfray Country Inn, 13th August 2014
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Bands Ireland, carried on out packed summer schedule with the journey north to Derry and the Belfray Country Inn. This was our first time at this venue and we definitely hope it won’t be our last. From a bands point of view it has everything you could ask for. Purpose built stage, in-house PA system and a lighting rig that wouldn’t be out of place in Vegas! We mentioned in a previous posts that midweek weddings can sometimes fade early but this wasn’t the case here. The dancefloor was packed until the early hours of the morning. We loved Mags and Jason’s first dance. The actually performed the complete routine of “teenage wedding” from Pulp Fiction for their guests. It was simply brilliant. Every couple has a different approach to their first dance. Some couples dread it all day and just want to get it over with. Others (like Mags and Jason) savour every minute of it and prepare for months in advance. Here are some pictures of yet another packed dance floor and another happy couple.
Caral & Robert, Bellingham Castle, 10th august 2014
The beautifully restored Bellingham Castle was the stunning location for Caral and Robert’s wedding reception and the next stop on the Midnight Sounds, wedding bands Ireland, summer season. One of the things we ask engaged couples when they are preparing their wedding music is, are there any songs you DON’T want to hear at your wedding. You may be shocked to hear that “500 miles” by The Proclaimers. Not the case for Caral and Robert’s wedding. In fact, they had a dance routine planned around it and all the groomsmen were wearing kilts to add to the scottish feel. In a previous blog post we mentioned the difference between venues that claim to be castles and actual castles. This is very much a castle and about as classy as you can get. The owners of Bellingham Castle also own and run Ballyseede Castle in Tralee which is another one of our favourite wedding venues. Check out this great article about Castle Weddings in Ireland from One Fab Day. Caral and Robert Chose “Baby I Love Your Way” by Big Mountain for their first dance and we were happy to learn this for them. Having a live brass section really adds to these type of songs and gives us a wider range of options for first dances. We provided our full six-piece band followed immediately by our DJ service. We had the dancefloor packed all night again. What more do you expect from the best wedding band in Ireland. That’s what we do!
Martina & Stephen, Markree Castle, 9th August 2014
We hopped back in the Midnight Sounds Wedding Bands Ireland Tour bus and headed west to Sligo and Markree Castle for Martina and Stephen’s big day. As anyone planning a wedding will know, there are many different venue options available. Restaurants, hotels. private houses, marquees and castles. While many venues have the term “Castle” in their name, it is a bit of a stretch to say that there venue IS a castle. There may have previously been a castle on the grounds or are near a castle. This is definitely not the case with Markree Castle. This is a beautiful and magnificent castle no matter what way you look at it. We were delighted to provide our full day package for this wedding. This consisted of Dave and Karla performing for the ceremony, Dave and James playing background music for the drinks reception, our full six-piece band filling the dance floor and finally, our DJ, Shane playing to 2am. What a day!! Martina and Stephen chose “Nothings gonna stop us now” by Starship as their first dance. The dance floor was packed all night and the energy in the room was incredible. This is a venue that wedding bands in Ireland love coming to and we certainly went away again with happy memories.
Victoria & Alan, Marine Hotel, Sutton, 8th August 2014
The beautiful Marine Hotel in Sutton which overlooks Dublin Bay was the setting for Victoria and Alan’s big day. Wedding bands in Ireland like Midnight Sounds, travel the length and breadth of the country week in , week out so it was great to have a local wedding and it was a pleasure to play for such a lovely couple and great guests. We had an absolute ball and provided our full 6-piece band followed by Dave spinning the discs until 2am. Victoria and Alan chose the brilliant “Wonderful World” by Sam Cooke as their first dance but the highlight of the night had to be their choice for the last song of the evening. We have to admit we were sceptical when Victoria asked us to finish the night with Johnny Logan’s Eurovision winner, “Hold me now”. It turns out that Alan is a Bohemians FC fan and this is their unofficial anthem! We had the whole dancefloor singing this back. Check out the video, it certainly brings a smile to our face!
Trish & Andy, White’s of Wexford, 7th August 2014
Back to one of out favourite venues for this Thursday night wedding. This certainly had the feel of a weekend and when we finished up at 2am there was no sign at all of the party stopping down. White’s of Wexford is another venue that can change the size of it’s main ballroom to suit the size of your wedding. As all wedding bands in Ireland will tell you, there is nothing worse than playing to 130 guests in a room that holds 800. With White’s, you don’t have that problem. Another benefit to having the room partitioned is that the band can bring there equipment all the way up to the stage while the meal is on without anyone noticing. Again, this means no time is wasted in getting the music going. Andy and Trish chose the beautiful “Rules of Science” by Picturehouse as their first dance. We have to admit this was a new one for us but we were more than happy to learn it and would love to play it again if we got the chance. Wedding bands in Ireland love finding new ideas for first dances. We had another packed dancefloor all night as these pictures show and another happy couple.
Lisa & Keith, Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, 2nd August 2014
After our long journey to Dingle for last night’s wedding, Midnight Sounds Wedding Band made our way back across Ireland for Lisa and Keith’s wedding at the Castleknock Hotel and Country Club. Like we’ve said before, Having the bar in the room really helps maintain the atmosphere for any wedding reception. At the Castleknock Hotel and country club, they go even further. They will position the stage and dancefloor in different locations depending on the size of your wedding, all the while making sure that the room still looks amazing and they really do it well. Castleknock also partition the room during the meal in such a way that the band can actually set up during the meal without causing any disruption. While we always recommend leaving at least half an hour between your meal and the band starting, it is always great when the band can get ready without delay. This means you will get the full “bang for your buck”. Lisa and Keith chose “One day like this” by Elbow as their first dance and this is always a great choice. By the way, if any of you are considering this, it is also a great closing song at the end of the night as it really is somewhat of an anthem at this stage. All in all, another great night with a packed dancefloor and another happy couple. Castleknock hotel is also a great venue for those of you considering getting married in Dublin.
Michelle & Tom, Dingle Skellig Hotel, 1st August 2014
Once again, we find ourselves embarking an the long journey to Dingle. Do we mind? Not at all. Wedding bands in Ireland constantly travel nationwide and it’s part of the job that we love. particularly when it’s to a location as gorgeous as Dingle. The Dingle Skellig Hotel is also a venue we know well. In fact, we’re back here next week! We often get asked by friends booking their wedding venues what to look out for when booking their venue. From an entertainment point of view, it is so much easier when the bar is in the ballroom and the smoking area isn’t too far away. The Dingle Skellig ticks these boxes and we always have a good night. Michelle and Tom chose “Better” by Tom Baxter as their first dance. If you follow our blog regularly you will know that this was our singer Dave’s choice as first dance for his own wedding so he always gets a bit teary eyed when performing this one live!
Michelle & Stephen, Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, 25th July 2014
A relatively local weding tonight for Midnight Sounds. Michelle and Stephen had their wedding reception at the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel and had our four-piece band. We very often get asked what drops out of the band for our four-piece version. In this case we didn’t have saxophone or trumpet (brass section) so Dave and Jane were given a well deserved night off! The four piece worked out very well in this venue. This is not always the case, particularly in bigger rooms. Midnight Sounds is one of the few wedding bands in Ireland who can adapt our band size to suit your budget and requirements so do have a chat with us about what you need. For their first dance, Michelle and Stephen chose the beautiful “How will I love you” by Ellie Goulding as their first dance and we used the original recorded as requested for this one. Everyone has their own preference for their first dance. Stephen and Michelle wanted to hear the song exactly as they were used to. Another busy dance floor and a great night for Midnight Sounds. ( Wedding Bands Ireland).
Laura & Keith, Druid’s Glen, Wicklow, 19th July 2014
After the Midnight Sounds Wedding band tour to Sligo, our next stop this weekend was Laura and Keith’s wedding in the luxurious Druid’s Glen. Mark and Dave provided background music for the drinks reception while Laura and Keith were having their photographs taken. It is worth keeping in mind if you are a couple considering booking music for your drinks reception that this is generally when your photographs are being taken and quite often the bride and groom catch the end of the drinks reception. However, your guests will love it! We followed this with our six-piece band which kept the dance floor all night followed by our DJ service right through to 2am. Keith and Laura chose ” La Mer” by Bobby Darrin for their first dance. They decided to have our DJ play this as they wanted to hear the song exactly as they heard it and it looks like they had a bit of a routine worked out. A great night was enjoyed by all and ANOTHER packed dance floor all night. Congratulations guys.
Siobhan & Tommy, Ocean Sands Hotel, Sligo, 17th July 2014
Another trip west for Midnight Sounds Wedding Band. This week we had the pleasure of travelling to the beautiful Enniscrone for Siobhan and Tommy’s wedding. Mark and Dave welcomed guests to the drink reception with some smooth background jazz before our full six-piece band filled the dancefloor into the wee hours of the morning. The Ocean Sands Hotel was a beautiful setting with the ballroom actually overlooking the sea to provide a stunning backdrop to the dancefloor. Siobhan and Tommy had Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me” as their first dance. We must be one of the luckiest wedding bands in Ireland to play at weddings like these.
Caitriona & Stephen, Horetown House, Wexford, 12th July 2014
What can we say about this night! It was great to be in Wexford on the night the Wexford Hurlers won such a big game but to be in such opuent surroundings was a real treat for Midnight Sounds. The stunning Horetown House in Wexford was the setting for Caitriona and Stephen’s wedding. We had our full six-piece band and DJ with us for the night. Horetown House has permanent marquee which is stylishly decorated so you get a contemporary feel right next door to the classic building dating back to 1692. This is a great setting for a wedding and well worth a look if you are considering getting married in a private estate in the Wexford area. A big thank you to Kate and Niamh from Horetown House who were more than hospitable to the band. Congratulations again to Caitriona and Stephen.
Yvonne & Niall, Vienna Woods Hotel, Cork, 11th July 2014
Into the tour bus and on to the M8 for Yvonne and Niall’s big day in the lovely surroundings of the Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork. This was a wonderfully relaxed affair and Yvonne and Niall’s guests danced the night away to a wide variety of music. Their first dance was “You are the best thing” by Ray Lamontagne. The great thing about having a brass section (trumpet and sax) with us is that we can play songs like these live which would be tricky with a smaller sized band. Thankfully, Yvonne and Niall went for our six-piece band. We also had Jason with us on DJ duties. Another busy dance floor entertained by Midnight Sounds.
Charlane & Thomas, Castlknock Hotel & Country Club, 6th July 2014
Our last wedding this weekend was the lovely Charlane and Thomas’ fab night at Castleknock Hotel and Country Club. We had our six-piece band with Vincent on front man duties again. We also had Jason with us as who kept the disco going into the small hours of the morning. We were also delighted to be joined by Celtic Dance Fusion who really added some culture to the night and were enjoyed by all. There was a great atmosphere on the dance floor and it was a pleasure to be part of such a great night!
Anne-Marie & Mark, Leixlip Manor & Gardens, 5th July 2014
Much closer to home tonight for Midnight Sounds Wedding Band and the stylish surroundings of Leixlip Manor and Gardens for Anne-Marie and Mark’s wedding. We were delighted to also provide pre-dinner background music in addition to our full band and DJ service. Dave and Mark provided some smooth Jazz for the drinks reception and the band kept the dance floor full with everything from chart music to trad music. The band’s full versatility was there fro all to see. Another happy couple and a great night for Midnight Sounds Wedding Band. Leixlip Manor is one of our favourite venues and well worth looking into if you are considering getting married in the Dublin/Kildare area.
Carine & Chris, Carnaween House, 4th July 2014
Well, you will often hear bands complaining about long journeys. We spoke about it at length in another post on this page. BUT. we genuinely love it. Particularly for such a distinctive wedding as Carine and Chris’ on Friday night. Most of the band had to rely heavily on google maps here and as James our bass player pointed out, when google maps also shows you how long it will take to fly to your destination, you know you have a long journey ahead. But this was a truly great night. Carine and Chris got married on Portnoo Strand in Donegal and had their wedding reception in a custom built marquee at Carnaween House over looking the Atlantic Ocean. It was a real pleasure to play for this wedding and a great night was enjoyed by all. Carine and Chris chose “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac as their first dance.
Emma & Andrew, Marlfield House, 28th June 2014
Back to the Sunny South East for Midnight Sounds and the luxurious surroundings of Marlfield House in Wexford. Weddings in exclusive country houses seem to be more popular than ever and why not! Guests can bop away to the band (hopefully Midnight Sounds) or unwind in the library with a drink. Everybody enjoys weddings for different reasons. Some people like dancing all night, others hate the thought of dancing. when you have the whole place to yourself, guests can come and go as they please and this creates a wonderfully relaxed environment for your guests. we had a blast playing for Emma and Andrew’s wedding and it looks like their guests enjoyed the music. Congratulations guys!
Billy and Sinead, the Lord Bagenal Hotel, Carlow, 27th June 2014
Next stop on the Midnight Sounds summer wedding tour was the Lord Bagenal Hotel in Carlow for Sinead and Billy’s wedding. We have to first of all give a huge shout out to the staff of the Lord Bagenal whose and experience and helpfulness behind the scenes always makes the weddings at this hotel special. They even let us go quite a bit over time with the music which is a rarity these days. Sinead and Billy chose “You are the best thing” by Ray Lamontagne as their first dance and this was a great song for the band to play. We had our six-piece band including trumpet and sax with us which meant we could play the song exactly as the original. A great night and a great wedding with Dave taking over DJ duties after the band. Thanks again to Sinead and Billy for choosing Midnight Sounds.
Barry and Elena, Esplanade Hotel, Bray, 22nd June 2014
Sunday weddings are definitely becoming popular across Ireland and on possibly the hottest day of the year, where would you rather be than the seafront at Bray. The Esplanade Hotel is where Barry and Elena got married and there was a great summer party atmosphere. The first dance was the beautiful “High Hopes” by Kodaline. Elena’s family travelled all the way from Russia and we were happy to play “Hotel California” as a special request for the father of the bride. Our six-piece band kept the party going and our DJ shane took over from us straight away. Congratulations again to Barry and Elena and thank you for booking Midnight Sounds Wedding Band.
Yvonne and Daniel, Ballyseede Castle, Tralee, 21st June 2014
Midnight Sounds were delighted to be back in the stunning surroundings of Ballyseede Castle. This is simply a stunning venue and we were delighted so be reunited with “Genghis” the resident Irish Wolfhound who, like clockwork arrives in exactly when the sausages are being served! He never causes a fuss and wedding guests are always happy to see him. We had the six-piece band with us and Shane took over DJ duties afterwards. We had a packed dance floor all the way through and it was great to be part of such a good night.
Petra and Colin, Ardilaun Hotel, Galway, 20th June 2014
Midnight Sounds Headed West again for Colin and Petra’s Wedding at the Ardilaun Hotel in Galway. We had our six-piece band with Dave on superstar DJ duties until the small hours of the morning. Colin and Petra chose “One day like this” by Elbow. This song had a special significance to Colin who is a member of a choir who recently recorded a version of this in RT. The recorded was picked up and commented on by no other than Guy Garvey of Elbow. Another packed dance floor and a great night for Colin, Petra, their guests and Midnight Sounds Wedding Band.
Tracy & Thabiso, annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar,14th June 2014
It’s been a few months since we were at the Annebrook and it was great to be back for Tracy and Thabiso’s wedding in Mullingar. Tracy and Thabiso chose a “Your love is like” by Rick Pino as their first dance. This was our first time to come across this lovely tune. Any engaged couples out there looking for first dance inspiration could be pleasantly surprised by this great song. You can check it out here.
Sarah & Mark, Westgrove Hotel, Clane, 13th June 2014
Our next stop this weekend was Sarah and Mark’s wedding at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane. Another great night unfolded before us and the dance floor was never quiet. Sarah and Mark’s guests really wanted a wide selection of music and we were happy to accept the challenge. We covered Jives, Waltzes, Rock and Roll, Pop, Rock, Blues, Trad, Swing. You name it, we got it! This was all before our DJ shane took over from us and even then, the party showed no signs of dying down.
Katrina & Colin, Brook Lodge, 12th June 2014
Another one of our favourite venues, Midnight Sounds returned to the fabulous Brook Lodge for Katrina and Colin’s awesome big day. The dance floor was stuffed all night and this was a real party! This was a Thursday wedding but it quickly became apparent that there weren’t too many people working on Friday morning. Katrina and Colin chose the beautiful “Today” by Joshua Radin as their first dance. A great night enjoyed by all. Always nice to be thanked so warmly at the end of the night!
Duane & Jessie, Finnstown House, 7th June 2014
A Local wedding for Midnight Sounds Wedding Band. We spend most of the year travelling around Ireland. This is what we love doing and it is great to see the huge variety in wedding venues around Ireland but it is nice to be in Dublin now and again! Duane and Jessie had our full six-piece wedding band and their guests were certainly up for a good night. It was also the first time we played a Japanese song for a first dance! Thanks again to all the staff at Finnstown House who as always, made the night very easy for the band.
Caroline & Ciaran, Ballymagarvey Village, 6th June 2014
Caroline and Ciaran Really did things in style at the glorious Ballymagarvey Village. This is a venue we are certainly getting to know very well and it is always a pleasure to play here. We had our full six-piece band packing the dance floor and our DJ Shane took over until the early hours of the morning.
Brian & Michelle, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, 31st May 2014
Off to the Midlands for Brian and Michelle’s Wedding. This was a great day and night. Mark and Dave provided classy jazz music on for the roof top drinks reception. Thanks as well to the staff at the Sheraton who very cleverly thought to put a canopy up over the jazz duo in case it rained. Thankfully the rain held off! Brian and Michelle chose “Waitin on a sunny day” by Bruce Springsteen as their first dance which we were happy to play live. The dance floor was packed all the way through the band’s set and this continued through Dave’s disco set. We were also delighted to receive a lovely thank you card from Brian & Michelle.
April & Daniel, Ashdown Park Hotel, Wexford, 30th May 2014
Midnight Sounds Wedding Band were back in the familiar surroundings of the Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey for April and Daniel’s fab wedding. Our full six-piece band kept the dance floor hopping and the spirits high! The band welcomed Vincent into the fold again for another great front man performance. Night’s like these make us love being in a wedding band. We have played at this venue a lot this year and it is certainly worth looking at if you are getting married in the sunny south east. For more info on having your wedding at the Ashdown Park Hotel, just click here; http://www.ashdownparkhotel.com/
Toni & Jimmy, Heritage Hotel, Laois, 22nd May 2014
We had the full six-piece band and DJ package in for Toni & Jimmy’s big day and what a night it was. After their great choice of first dance (“better” by Tom Baxter), we were delighted to perform some One Direction by special request for Toni and Jimmy’s daughter Ailbhe who joined them on the dance floor. We were delighted to receive this lovely message from the Happy Couple the next day.
Hi Robbie, tks a mill, we had a complete blast & midnight sounds had a big part to play in that. Massive tks to the guys & girl. U were fantastic. Just back home now & packing for Dubai. Tks again you were brill. J&T
For more information on booking your wedding at the Heritage Hotel, why not have a look here http://www.theheritage.com/weddings.html Of course, another full dance floor!
Meadbh & Rob, Ballybeg House, 16th May 2014
A short hop to Wicklow for the stunning setting of Ballybeg House for Meadbh & Rob’s big day. This was actually Midnight Sounds Wedding Band’s first trip to Ballybeg House and we certainly hope it won’t be our last to this exclusive venue. The lack of phone coverage means you have no choice but to look up and take in the magnificent surroundings. The reception here is an exquisite permanent marquee and it is just cosy enough to create a great atmosphere on the dance floor. Meadbh an Rob’s guests certainly had their dancing shoes on and our full six piece wedding band stuffed the dancefloor until Shane our DJ took over and kept the party going. Great night all round! If you are considering having your wedding in wicklow (the garden of Ireland) then we strongly recommend checking out Ballybeg House. Great food, stunning venue oh… and don’t forget to book Midnight Sounds! Ps, an unusual but great choice of first dance by Meadbh & Rob. Has anyone out there ever had “This must be the place” by Talking Heads as their first dance! Well we were delighted to perform this live for the first time.
Midnight Sounds Wedding Band Ireland, Lauren & Alan, Dunboyne Castle, Meath, 18th May 2014
Back to one of our favourite venues tonight for the wedding of Lauren & Alan. We would be biased here, this is where Dave our singer got married and the band have a lot of happy memories of this Hotel. Dunboyne Castle in meath always do things to the highest professional standards and they make it so easy for wedding bands to come in and do their job well. One other thing to point out to couples still considering different venues for their big day, having the bar in the function room itself always makes it easier to create a good atmosphere. Just a small thing to keep in mind. Midnight Sounds provided a stylish jazz duo consisting of guitar and double bass for Alan and Lauren’s drink reception. This was followed by our full 6-piece wedding band and DJ. as you can see from the pictures below, Midnight Sounds Wedding Band, once again filled the dance floor. For more information on booking Dunboyne Castle for your big day, just click here; http://www.dunboynecastlehotel.com/weddings.html Have a look at how Midnight Sounds had the dance floor hopping at Alan and Lauren’s wedding. You can see more here
Midnight Sounds Wedding Band Ireland. Elizabeth & Feargal, Ashdown Park Hotel, Wexford, 16th May 2014
And so back on the tour bus for Midnight Sounds Wedding Band and a trip to the sunny south-east and the Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey for Elizabeth and Feargal’s big day. This is another venue we come across quite a bit and is a great choice for couples getting married in the wexford area. The main ballroom is adaptable to different sized weddings. They also give the band the option of using a stage or not. We do get asked by venues quite a bit whether or not we would like to use the stage. We prefer not to. Why, you ask? Well, Midnight Sounds Wedding Band have been known to get a bit too animated onstage at times and the more flimsy the stage, the more worrying it becomes! Another great night here and another full dancefloor. For more information on booking the Ashdown Park Hotel for your wedding just click here; http://www.ashdownparkhotel.com/weddings-venue-wexford you can see lots of picures from this wedding on our facebook page but here’s a sample of the mood on the dance floor for this great night. Congratulations again to Elizabeth and Feargal.
Midnight Sounds Wedding Band, Ireland. Terence & Niamh, Keadeen Hotel, Kildare. 11th May 2014
At Midnight Sounds Wedding Band, we’re now strongly looking at moving into the Keadeen. We seem to be here every week! Not that we’re complaining! As a wedding band, you have to expect to travel around Ireland a lot. This is pretty local but we would have gone anywhere to play for a wedding like Terence and Niamh’s! This truly was a great night. We we’re delighted to welcome Eoin into the band again. Another Awesome frontman we are happy to have in Midnight Sounds. Again, we have to give special mention to the staff at the Keadeen who were brilliant as always. I know we mentioned them in another post but if you would like more informtion on booking the Keadeen for your wedding, just click here; http://www.keadeenhotel.ie/ You can find more pictures of Terence and Niamh’s packed dance floor on our facebook page but here our a few good ones courtesy of our DJ Shane from Event Innovations.
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Band Ireland, Sarah & Jack, Bunratty Castle, Clare, 9th May 2014
What an unbelievable night in Bunratty. Midnight Sounds Wedding Band headed west again to Bunratty for Sarah and Jack’s blacktie wedding. The wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits and our six-piece band had the dance floor stuffed again from start to finish. Our DJ, Shane took over ensuring the party kept going. What a crowd, from “Wagon Wheel” to “One Direction” we just couldn’t go wrong! Special praise has to go to our saxophone player Dave, who learned the solo for Sarah and Jack’s first dance which was ” A million love songs” by Take That. We wanted him to walk out on the dance floor in a white suit surrounded by smoke but the Health and Safety Regulations wouldn’t allow it. Don’t know how Kenny G gets away with it! Bunratty Castle certainly know what they are doing when it comes to staging stylish weddings. If you would like more information on having you big day there, just click here; http://www.bunrattycastlehotel.com/weddingsclare.html Once again, Midnight Sounds did the job asked of a wedding band, namely, we filled the dance floor again. Here is a link to our facebook page where you can see us in action at Jack and Sarah’s wedding but we left you a little sample. Jack and Sarah’s Wedding
Midnight Sounds Wedding Band Ireland Review- Louise and Ciaran, Kinnitty Castle, Offaly, May 2014
Midnight Sounds Wedding Band carried on their tour throughout Ireland this weekend. We hopped on our tour bus and headed to Kinnity Castle in Offaly for the fabulous wedding of Louise and Ciaran. We also cleaned the inside of the tour bus. Midnight Sounds Tour Bus interior. The problem is cleaning the exterior as it doesn’t fit through most car washes. We also get some strange looks from the older waltz-loving generation when we pull up outside the more exclusive venues. For some reason, the grandparents are convinced we’re going to be too loud when they see us arrive in our bus. This was another great night for Midnight Sounds Wedding Band. Ciaran and Louise’s guests were really in party mode and we were more than happy to join in. The first dance was the beautiful “better” by Tom Baxter. This is a song close to Dave’s heart as he also had this song for the first dance at his own wedding. We also have to mention the venue. Kinnitty Castle is simply magnificent and a great choice for any couple looking for a classy wedding. The staff were great as always and for more information on Kinnitty Castle, just click here; http://www.kinnittycastlehotel.com/ We hd the full six-piece band for Ciaran and Louise. Our DJ Shane kept the party going well into the night and you can see by our photos that the dance floor was rocking. We also received this lovely e-mail from Louise and Ciaran afterwards; Hi Dave, Just wanted to thank Midnight Sounds for the wonderful job they did at keeping the dance floor full all night at our wedding in Kinnitty. All our guests are still talking about how good the band were!!Thank you guys so much-the music was a really important part of the day for us and we loved every minute of it! Also want to thank the DJ too… kept the dance floor full for another few hours after the band had left. Thanks again and we will be sure to recommend you to any newly engaged friends. Louise and Ciaran
Midnight Sounds, Wedding Band Ireland, Regina & Michael, Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Tipperary, 2nd May 2014,
What a day for Midnight Sounds Wedding Band. Regina and Michael booked our full package including ceremony music, jazz music for their drinks reception, full six-piece wedding band for their after dinner party and our DJ Shane. This is a huge honour when we are given full responsibility for all the music on a couples wedding day. Starting off with their ceremony, Karla and Susan provided the ceremony music while Dave and James welcomed guests to the Hotel Minella in Clonmel with some classy and sophisticated jazz music. After dinner all hell broke loose! It’s safe to say that Regina an Michael’s guests were well up for a party. The dance floor was stuffed and the feel good factor was evident as you can see from our pictures below. It is one of the best parts of being in a wedding band, to see happy faces on a busy dance floor. We cover every inch of Ireland making this happen. For more information on booking the Hotel Minella for your wedding just click here; http://hotelminella.com/ We were also delighted to receive this lovely e-mail from the happy couple;
Hi Dave Sorry for only getting around to do this now.We are just back form our honeymoon and back to work today! Thanks so much to you and your band for the great music for our wedding on 2nd May.A lot of people were asking who the great band were. I hope the trip to Tipp wasn’t too long for you coming from Dublin and back again. Thanks and Kind regards Regina and Michael