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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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17 - 18th May 2012, Belleek Castle
Hi Clem, Rob & I can't thank you and Dublin City Folk enough for playing at our wedding on Fri 18th May. The music played at the ceremony was perfect, the drinks reception got everyone going and the main function absolutely superb. From our first dance to the final song played by the DJ at the end of the night, the dance floor was never empty. The ceili was great craic and the hokey cokey a winner for all ages. The dancers were excellent & very professional & the ceili caller an expert. The band outstanding and the DJ knew exactly what to play to get the crowd going.. the impromptu "Riverdance" performance by some guests will be a talking point for a long time ( i just hope the DJ gets over the shock !!)  :) All of our guests have told us they had an amazing day and can't say enough about the entertainment. As for Rob & I, we had the perfect day, full of fun and great craic and for that we say a massive big thank you!! Thanks again and all the best!
Rob & Shauneen


17th May St. Kevins Church Glendalough Rathsallagh House
Hi Guys and Marie - Just to thank you very much for performing at our wedding. It was brilliant for the whole day. Your Soprano Marie Delaney was marvellous and a great complement to the classical trad music by O Carolan and O Riada that you played at the Church. It really made for a dignified service. The drinks reception was also excellent and just the right balance between fun and ambiance music. As for the ceili and trad and folk ballads and popular music at night it was fantastic as was the professional dj afterwards. And great value for money!!! Can't thank you enough guys.
Susan and Edward

 

May 7th 2012
I saw you many years ago at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, and I fell in love with Irish music that day. It is still one of my favorite performances by any band ever, anywhere.  Do you remember the name of the girl that was your lead singer at the time.  Does she still sing?  I loved her voice and I would love to be able to hear it again and also the rest of the band. Do you have a new cd you could sell me?

Luke George 

May 3rd Markree Castle Sligo
Dublin City Folk band provided great music for our Church service, drinks reception and main function all at a great price. They also provided a super professional DJ who played until the very end of the night at no extra charge. For our Church service they provided a marvellous selection of classical traditional music from O Carolan to Planxty and Liam o Flynn and used a wide range of traditional instruments. Our guests were enthralled at the drinks reception by their brilliant playing. At night there was a fantastic ceili with great dancers demonstrating and envolving our guests as well as great trad music and singing. Really cannot recommend them highly enough. They came well recommended and they did not disappoint.
Kate and Peter

April 13th St Brigids Church Kill
Members of Dublin City Folk performed for our wedding ceremony on the 13th April. They were brilliant musicians who performed superbly the tunes and songs we requested for our church ceremony. It was great to have live music throughout the ceremony and the style really set the tone for a lovely relaxed and fun day ahead.
Debbie and Philip.

April 9th 2012 Summerhill House
Thanks guys for playing my wedding. Great perfornance especially
Our first dance. And thanks for great music and ceili.
Therese and Michael.

April 2nd, Village of Lyons, Celbridge, Co Dublin
The band City Folk provided the entertainment for our wedding at the Lyons Estate in Celbridge. They were very professional in all aspects of their timing and performance, prompt, efficient, and very understanding of our personal needs and requests. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them and their excellent DJ for any wedding couples who would wish to employ their services.
Dave and Kate

19th March 2012. Castle Durrow, Durrow, Laois.
Thanks for a great session Dublin City Folk, everyone loved it from the ceili calling to the music. People from many corners of the world, USA, Germany, Scotland, England, Italy and Ireland. Floor was full all evening and much appreciated.
Manuela and Donal

19th March Dublin Zoo
We had a great crowd in Dublin Zoo over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday and we were delighted that Dublin City Folk provided the entertainment on 19th March. We will definitely be employing them again as they are a very good band with plenty of experience in how to entertain large crowds. Thanks again lads for the great music.
Aoife Keegan, Marketing Executive, Dublin Zoo, Dublin. 

17th March St. Patricks Day Festival
Dublin City Folk played at our St. Patricks Day festival in Dublin City. They were fabulous nd brilliantly entertained the large audience which gathered to hear them play.  Superb band with great ability.
Laura and Grace, t. Patricks Day Festival, Stephens Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

11th February The Royal College Of Physicians
Thanks Dublin City Folk you did a marvellous job entertaining our guests at our wedding recently. The music was superior as was the ballad singing and olk music and of course the ceili which was great fun!!
Katrin and Brian

27th January St. Brigid's GAA Club
With many thanks to Clem and City Folk who performed for the visit of the Sam Maguire Cup to our club St. Brigids. The band were excellent with particularly good traditional music by their champion musicians.
Fintan O Sullivan St. Brigid's Club

21st January Fallon and Byrnes Dublin
Dublin City Folk gave a great performance for our wedding in Fallon & Byrnes. The ceili was really special interspersed with great traditional music and ome fine singing and craic. Many thanks to Roisin who did a great job with the ceili calling ith many thanks
Sinead and Tomas Ahern

1st January Mulligans Gran Canaria

Dublin City Folk have played in our pub in the Canaries on many occassions dating back to the year 2000. They are
a superior outfit of musicians who have entertained the ourists here for many years in different pubs on the island
during part of the winter season. Thanks Clem.
Miguel Mulligans Playa Del Ingles Gran Canaria

November 2011,  Glenview Hotel 
'Dublin City Folk played for our wedding reception in November 2011 in the Glenview Hotel in Co. Wicklow. They were a pleasure to deal with, very good value and most importantly provided fantastic musical entertainment for the evening. Many of the guests commented on how they enjoyed the music and the high level of activity on the dance floor was proof of the fun that people were having. We have no hesitation in recommending them as a wedding band.'
Peter and Bernadeta, Glenview Hotel in Co. Wicklow

November 4th Village at Lyons Celbridge
Dublin City Folk came highly recommended to us and they did not disappoint. They got all our guests involved in the show and made it a great night as did their professional dj who came on afterwards.
Michael and Louise.

October 22nd Barberstown Castle
City Folk played for us at our wedding venue in Barberstown Castle. They were just brilliant. They did the full package and the entertainment value was second to none.
Dave and Karen

Clontarf Castle October 21st 2011
The band City Folk played for us at our drinks reception at Clontarf Castle. They were excellent musicians and provided a great ambience with their traditional Irish music which entertained all our guests wonderfully.
Berina and John

The Station House. Kilmessan 13th October.
Thanks Clem and Joey and Mareid for playing at our Church mass and also at The Station House in Kilmessan. Ye were brilliant. The classical music and soprano at the Church was great!! The sun shone for us and your music made the day special. Great ceili too!!
Geraldine and Michael

Saturday 1st October. 2011
The Hermitage Golf and Spa Resort Dublin City Folk played the drinks reception at our wedding. They are a very professional outfit and great musicians. We wish to recommend them strongly. Thanks guys.
Laoise and Michel.

Renvylle Hotel Galway Fri September.30th
Dublin City Folk travelled all the way to Renvylle Hotel to play at our wedding. We were so glad that we booked them as they are one of the best bands on the wedding scene. It was well worth it.
Caroline and James

23rd September Clanard Hotel, Athy Kildare
The band City Folk played at our drinks reception ceremony and main function. They are a very good band. The DJ afterwards was also excellent and we were kept dancing in the late hours. With thanks
Sarah and Joe

22nd September Kilashee House

Great performance City Folk. Both families and guests at our wedding had a great time. Thanks again
Andrea and Daniel


September 19th Mills Inn Macroom Cork and Ballyvornig Church
Dublin City folk played at our church wedding in Ballyvornig Church in West Cork. Then they came to Macroom and played for our drinks reception and main function. Their soprano Maria was superb and the band were great as was the ceili. We were worried as we did not live in Ireland but City Folk allayed all our fears and did a great job. We would highly recommend them to any couple getting married from abroad and trying to find a great band in Ireland at a reasonable cost.
Natalie and John

12th September, The Ice House, Ballina, Co. Galway
Can't praise this band highly enough. Really excellent. We were living in England so we wanted to be sure of the band we booked in Ireland. City Folk did the business. Thanks guys and Mareid for the great music and ceili as well as the brilliant classical pieces for our service.
Lisa and Patrick


Christening GAA Club Fassaugh Avenue Cabra, 3rd September
Thanks lads for playing the music at our christening. It was a great entertaining few hours
Ashling and Chris

Castle Leslie Glaslough Monaghan, 27th August
Dublin City Folk were the band we chose to play our wedding. We were glad that we did so. They're excellent musicians and great craic. We highly recommend them.
Amanda and Barry.

Corporate Function Phillips & Co Ireland, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, 24th August
A big thank you City Folk for providing the music for our function. It was great and really livened up the night.
Tamara Sommers Philips & Co.


Lough Rynn Mohill Co Leitrim, 18th August.

Dublin City Folk played at our wedding reception. We wish to recommend them for their professionalism and attention to detail.
With thanks, Carol and Jim

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, 12th August

Dublin City Folk played for us at the Merrion for our wedding reception. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks lads.
Dara and Rachel

Ballycannon Church and Kinnity Castle, 6th August
The band City Folk came to Killkenny to play at our church wedding. Their soprano was really excellent. Then they played our functions at Kinnity Castle. Thanks a million for everything. Laoise and Jim

5th August Finnstown House
Thanks lads for a great gig.
Robert and Karen

30th July Gorey Hotel Wexford
Great gig lads. Thanks a mil.
Michelle and Brian

Carlton Hotel, Tyrellstown Dublin, 23 July
Super band and super playing. Really got the crowd going. All of our guests had a faboulous time thanks to the playing and craic City Folk made.
Sandra and Paddy


County Arms Hotel, Birr Offaly, 21 July
Tim Joey Mareid and Clem of City Folk played for our service and wedding at The County Arms. They are a great bunch and we have no problem recommending them. Keith and Helen

Diagio Corporate Function, Guinness Store House, Guinnesses Brewery Dublin 8, 15th July
Dublin City Folk played for us at the Guinness Store House. They also provided excellent dancers. They were excellent.

Woodenbridge Hotel Avoca, 1st July

Dublin City Folk provided us with a band, a ceile, and a dj for the day of our wedding. They are an excellent band and the ceili was great fun. Also the DJ was excellent. With thanks Darina and Michael

St Sennans Church, Knockera Kilrush Bellbridge Hotel Spanish Point 30th June
What a band! Absolutely brilliant lads! Thanks a mil. ps. special mention for Marie (Soprano) you were great! Thanks again
Collette Swift

18th June Jacobs Bar Saggart
Highly recommend this band for any function. They were excellent and got the crowd involved in our outdoor gig. Members of the Chieftains were happy to play along with them as they are all excellent musicians.
Niall. Owner Jacobs Bar Saggart.

17th June Village at Lyons Celbridge
We have pleasure in recommending Dublin City Folk who performed at our wedding at the Village at Lyons recently. They are a great band who provide super entertainment and got the guests at our wedding participating in their fun ceili dances. The four of them were great musicians and entertainers.
Colm and Sinead

10th June, Portmarnock Golf Club
Thanks Mareid, Clem and Tim for a great day. Our guests had a great day. Happy to recommend you.
Simon and Susan

26th May Kippure Estate
City Folk presented a 3 man band for church service and our drinks function at Kippure Estate. They were excellent, especially Marie who was the soprano in the Church in Newcastle. Thanks a million guys.

27th May City North Hotel, Julianstown.
Thanks a million guys for playing at our service, and drinks and main function especially Tim who played the Canon in D on the violin and then Marie who sang Ave Maria.  Thanks also to the professional DJ,  who played all the songs we requested.

28th May, Glendalough Hotel
City Folk were the band we chose for our wedding at the Glendalough Hotel. They played at the Church, the drinks reception and the main function as well as providing a professional DJ into the late hours. The entertainment value was great and the price was also brilliant! Sue and John

June 3rd, La Croix Valmer, Nice, France.
We brought this great band to our wedding in Nice for the full weekend. It was well worth it. They provided superb entertainment at the wedding service, the drinks reception and after that the ceili and DJ. A really nice group who were extremely helpful with the many plans we had to make. Our  international guests from all over the world thought they were superb. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Anouska and Michael, Cavalaire, France. 

Clem Losher and Dublin City Folk played a function at our venue the Brooklodge Hotel on May 2nd 2011. They regularly play for us at weddings and other functions. They have never disappointed, are a class act, and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Gerri Belles, Brooklodge Hotel, Wicklow, 2nd May 2011

Thanks Mathiu  and Clem for playing at the drinks reception of our wedding. You were brill guys. thanks again.
Anne Marie Duggan, The Village at Lyons, Kildare. 7th May 2011,

2nd May St. Joseph’s Church Bunnacarry Achill
Sound Mayo Knockeranny House Hotel Westport Brilliant gig guys. Could not have asked for more at the Church and hotel. Special mention for you superb soprano Marie. Dorothy and Sean.

Hazel Sommers, Coca Cola Ireland, Melvue House, M 1 Retail Park, Drogheda, Co Louth. 25th May

Thanks City Folk for playing our wedding from Church service to DJ at the end of the night, and thanks also for the really great price! We could not have asked for more. And thanks Clem for the really great advice and liason work before the event which helped to make our big day run smoothly and trouble free.
Sue Coates, Glendalough Hotel, 28th May

Dear Clem and City Folk. Thanks for coming all the way to the South of France for our wedding and putting on a magnificent performance of traditional music, song and dance as well as superb arrangements for our service. Our international guests were so impressed. Thanks again guys.
Anouska Leahy, Chateau Wedding, La Croix Valmer, Nice, France, June 3rd 2011

 

We have booked City Folk on a number of occasions for our Hotel The Brooklodge and have never been disappointed. Once again they gave a great show. Top class band.
Gerry Belles Manager Brooklodge Hotel. May 2nd.

Dublin City Folk played at our Church, Drinks reception, main function and then a DJ late into the night. All aspects of their performance was brilliant and their price was exceptionally competitive for such a talented group. We highly recommend them.
30th April Woodenbridge Hotel Wicklow


We were delighted we booked Dublin City Folk for our wedding and thrilled that they could make the trip to Achill for our wedding day. There was a great international gathering at our wedding and the band made us all welcome with their special brand of cead mile failte. Really great entertainers.
Laura and  Michael. 29th April  Achill Island

City Folk came all the way to Cork, St Barahames Church and then Fernhill House to perform at our wedding. They were great. And the cost of the band was also very reasonable. They are a great bunch of musicians. We were delighted we booked them and our guests had a great time. Thanks again lads.
Colm Cahalane. 28th April, Fernhill House Hotel, Castlehaven Cork

Thanks City Folk for a great nights entertainment at our house on my birthday. We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend you to anyone having a party at home.
Neville Freeman Birthday Party Naas 23rd April Carystown, Naas.

Thanks Clem and Tim for playing at our Church service at St. Brigids Church on the Kinnegad Road near Trim, Co Meath. It was great that Tim could play fiddle, uileann pipes and the organ so well. Really made our service that extra bit special. The combination of classical and traditional was superb for the Church service.
Michelle and John. April 8th

You could’nt meet a more talented or nicer bunch of musicians. They entertained us way beyond the call of duty on both our wedding day and for the party the following day. We were up all night with their great music and craic. We were so glad that we booked them.  Julie Comer. April 1 Kilronan Castle Roscommon

Thank you very much for playing at our wedding in Stanville Lodge Wexford.
You did a fantastic job of entertaining our guests who were from different countries and not so used to Irish music or ceili dance. It was great fun and craic and greatly helped with everyone having a fabulous time.
Audra and Emerson - March 24th Stanville Lodge Barnstown Co Wexford

City Folk regularly play a ceili in our public house. Some of their members were also here late into the night on Paddy’s Day. They always give great entertainment and are a regular feature for tourists who arrange a special evening of ceili in our downstairs function room. Very good band.
John Manager O Sheas Hotel Talbot Street. March 17th O Shea’s Hotel


We hired Dublin City Folk to play in our bar and also in our lounge on the night of Paddy‘s Day 2011. Our customers were delighted and they packed the place out with their combination of trad, ballads and folk music. The place was rocking. Thanks a mil lads.
Robin Manager Peacock’s Bar. Rivervalley Swords. March 17th Peacock’s Bar Rivervalley, Swords.

We employed Dublin City Folk to play for us for 3 hours on St. Patrick’s Day. They are a very experienced band and gave a great show entertaining our patrons. We highly recommend them.
Manager Radisson Hotel. March 17th Patrick’s Day, Dublin Ireland. Radisson Hotel Christchurch Dublin 8

Thanks Clem for sending over a fantastic band to entertain us on Paddy’s Day and especially the President of Ireland who visited us for the occasion. The band was brilliant and the dancers exceeded our expectations.  So much so that we are inviting you all back for a wedding in September. Can’t praise your organisation of the function enough. Top class professional act for any corporate function.
Robby Dunne Owner/Manager Robby Dunne’s Bar, Barcelona. - March 17th St. Patrick’s Day Barcelona Spain

Great craic lads. Thanks a million. You really entertained our guests with your mixture of ceili, pop, rock and roll and trad and ballads. Highly recommend you.
Amanda Bolger. Organiser. March 16th Templeogue Tennis Club Corporate Function

Hi guys, Just a note to thank ye for doing our Christening in Lawlors  function room upstairs.
Our guests were delighted and the music was just what we wanted. We have no problem recommending your band for their professional approach.
March 13th Lawlor’s Bar and Lounge Naas.

Great bagpiper. Thanks for organising him to play our guests into the drinks reception. Thanks also for the great music and the ceili. Really made our special day more special. All superb.
Karina and John March 12th Kilashee House

Hi Clem, Many thanks for providing the evening entertainment for our wedding. Tim Doyle and his brother Joey lived up to their reputations as one of the best uileann piper/fiddle and flute players in Ireland . Thanks also for the song for our first dance “I will love you” by the Furey brothers. The other selections of songs and the variety of material was also super. Great night. Can’t thank you enough. Briege and Mark. February 24th Darver Castle

Hi Guys Many thanks to all 4 of you for doing our Church music at such a good price. It was top class and your instrumentals on Uileann Pipes, Violin, Flute, guitar and mandolin as well as singing added greatly to the occassion.
Church Of Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Killiney, Friday 4th February 2011


Dublin City Folk played at a party after our wedding in the Mount Wolsey Hotel. They are a great band and kept things going for a full three hour session. Really bubbly and bouncy music of a high standard. Thanks again lads.
Jan 1 2011 - Mount Wolsey Hotel - Carlow - Conor and Elaine



It is not possible to praise Dublin City Folk enough. From our marriage service to late night DJ and including fantastic Riverdance dancers of the highest standard and great fun ceili and not forgetting brilliant traditional musicians and singing - they were superlative. Our guests were mesmerised by the standard of playing by their All Ireland Champion musicians. And the full days entertainment cost only 1,700 euros. This is a band which totally lives up to its reputation. Superlative!!
29th December 2010 - Minolla Hotel - Clonmel - Co Tipperary - Dean and Maureen

We wanted something different for our wedding as half of the guests were from Russia and the other half from Dublin. So we had loads of games and City Folk provided the music and dance in between. They were excellent and despite the terrible weather with snow blocking all routes in Dublin they still managed to turn up and did a great job. Many thanks guys and Mareid.
Lucan Spa Hotel, 21 December 2010 -Irene and Colyn

Dublin City Folk provided the entertainment at our wedding. They are a very good band of All Ireland Champion musicians and they provided excellent entertainment for us in The Ritz Hotel, Powerscourt in Wicklow. We have no problem recommending them and providing a reference for their future weddings.
Powerscourt - The Ritz Hotel - Co Wicklow - 18th December - John and Amy


This is just to thank you guys for doing the charity function for cancer at Fitzgeralds last week. Ye were brilliant especially Mareid who got a great ceili going. Tks again
December 9th 2010 - Charity Gig - Fitzgeralds Public House, Tom


Thanks Clem for standing in at the last minute after another trad band had let us down. Ye were brilliant.
Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin, December 4th 2010, Lizzie and Warren

Thanks guys for a great gig after our wedding meal. Trad and songs were brilliant.
Stillorgan Park Hotel, 3 December 2010, Suzzanne and Peter


Dublin City Folk drove to Limerick - no big deal for them since we hear they travel worldwide - to play our wedding. They were smashing. All Ireland Champion musicians entertained our guests into the late hours and then a brilliant and professional DJ played late into the night. All our guests had a fabulous time. Cannot recommend them highly enough. They were just what we wanted and everything they played sounded great.
Castleoaks Hotel, Castleconnell - Co Limerick - Sarah Ann and  Cormac - November 19th 2010

Hi City Folk, Many thanks for a great nights entertainment and show. All our guests, from different backgrounds and countries really enjoyed the different aspects of your show - the ceili dances, and solo dancing by your caller Mareid. Well done also to all your musicians. Thanks also to your DJ who played a great variety of music well into the night.

Siobhan and Shane Conrad Hotel, Dublin, November 13th.

Thanks all for a great nights entertainment in the Radisson Hotel in Stillorgan. It was a great performance and all our guests really enjoyed the craic and dancing, especially the ceili, folk songs, and expert traditional music from your champion musicians. Super show. And great finish with the Hokey Pokey!!! Andrew and Ellen, October 29th.

City Folk played at my father's 70th birthday in Molloys of Tallaght. They are a brilliant band and did exactly what we wanted for the night. It was great craic and fitted in perfectly with our birthday celebrations. Thanks Clem and guys.

Molly. Molloy's Public House, Tallaght, Dublin, October 22nd.

We had heard City Folk live at another wedding earlier last year and we decided to book them as a result. We were not disappointed. They played in St. Kevins Church uileann pipes fiddle and flute and organ and later in the Glendalough Hotel for our reception where we had a real knees up of a ceili. They were brilliant. Could not have asked for more.

Jenny and Coelle, Glendalough Church, Glendalough Hotel, 2nd October 2010

Hi Clem and City Folk, Many thanks for the great Irish music and ceili for our wedding. You certainly lived up to your reputation and provided an excellent nights entertainment with great traditional music, great ceili and great variety of performance. Our guests had a great time! It really was non-stop entertainment from beginning to end! Thanks again Clem and musicians. Honor and Reinhardt, 19th September, Rosedale House, Quinns Road

Hi City Folk - Many thanks for a great evening ceili. The craic, music and ceile were fantastic. We were so glad that we booked you. Your entertainment made the day!! - 18th Sept. 2010 - Avon Ri Hotel, Kippure Estate, Blessington

A really professional show from beginning to end. Our guests had a marvellous time and the ceili was great fun. tks again.

Honor and Reinhardt, Rosedale House., Shankill, Co Dublin, September 18th 2010


Great music and singing and really great ceili. Super fun and variety! All our guests had a fabulous time. Thanks very much guys. Angela and Ian, 11th September, Darver Castle

Hi Clem, Just a quick note to thank you for what really was a superb performance by your band and dancers for both the ceremony and the drinks reception afterwards at the wedding! It really added a very special Irish element to the whole occasion that all the guests really enjoyed! All the best, Mark & Natalie MacMahon, 6th September, Clontarf Castle

Having booked you on a previous occassion for a wedding at our home in Martinstown House on 4.6.10 we were delighted that you were able to perform again at the recent wedding of our daughter. Once again the performance was excellent. Many thanks to all your musicians. Best Wishes, Edward B Booth - 4th September - Martinstown House, The Curragh, Co. Kildare.

Thanks Clem and Tim for playing the Church music at our wedding. It was superb from the wonderful playing of Tim Doyle - your all ireland champion fiddle player and uileann piper of O Carolan tunes - to the rendition on the organ of more classical music.  We were really glad that we chose your band over some others that we were looking at for our Church music. - Conor and Deborah - 27th August - Church Of Our Lady Of Mercy Crosschapel, Blessington

Hi City Folk, Many thanks for providing the music for our Church ceremony, drinks reception and main function with dancers and DJ to end of night. Everything was really superb and our guests were truely impressed by all aspects of your performances especially the Church music which was brilliantly rendered. You provided fantastic entertainment for the entire day and made it a real Irish wedding which was just what we wanted - Rachel and Geoff -  Church ceremony Limerick and reception / main function and DJ in Ennis, Co. Clare

 

Thanks guys for a great night. You surpassed our expectations. Your music was so different to the usual wedding band thing. But really very good. Great music great rock and roll great ceili and great DJ.
Louise and Joe - also Brian Kerr (father) former manager of Irish international soccer team.) - August 21st  Kilmokea House and Gardens Compile Wexford

Great musicians, great ceili, great variety of music. They came all the way from Dublin and were well worth it.
Were very helpful in all aspects of music and preparation. Really suited the cross-section of guests at our wedding.
Orlagh and Ewan - 12th August Ballyseede Castel. Tralee.

We booked the band City Folk for a function on the day after our wedding. We held the function in the restaurant in Roganstown  House Swords. The band played a great selection of songs and kept us all entertained for the night. Great music and great value!!
Denise and Michael - August 8th Roganstown House

I asked City Folk to perform at my 50th birthday party. They were brilliant and all of them were All Ireland champion musicians. They got all the guests up dancing for the ceile and the caller was also a champion dancer and gave an exhibition of same. They also did some rock and roll and we had a fantastic time.
Mary - Westwood Restaurant Loughlinstown Sat 14th August

City Folk played at our church service in Ardagh and the main function at Viewmount House. The music in the Church and their soprano were exceptional. They played just the items we requested and the soprano was super. The mixture of classical and traditional in the Church was just what we wanted and the music at night and ceile were great fun. They also supplied a great DJ for a great all in price.
Catherine and Mark - Ardagh Church and Viewmount House Longfort

Dublin City Folk provided the music for our wedding at Darver Castle. They were very accomodating and played some great music trad, ballads, folk, and rock and roll as well as a super ceili. Can't speak too hightly of them. I understand that the management are considering booking them on a regular basis.
Neil and Aine  July 23rd Darver Castle

Clem and City Folk entertained us with music songs and a ceili for a 50th birthday celebration. They were great. Great fun was had by all.
28th June 2010, Lord Mayors Pub, Swords, Paddy Duffy

Thanks City Folk,you were brilliant!, and a really great price.
Stephanie and Shane Murray - Kilashee House, June 2010

Dublin City Folk played a corporate business function for invited businesses at Clontarf Castle.
They were excellent and their ambient music was just what was required. Many thanks lads.
18th June 2010, Pat Guiden.

Dublin City Folk played at our drinks reception in the afternoon. We were having photos taken in the gardens for much of the time but we could hear their music which was great. When we came to the drinks reception all our guests were complementing our choice of music. Thanks guys.
12th June 2010, Kilashee House, Kildare

Dublin City Folk came to Cork to play at our wedding function. We cannot praise them highly enough. They played late into the night and provided a great variety of ceile craic and song.
12th June 2010, Celtic Ross Hotel Cork, Eilish and Eddie.

City Folk played a ceili at our wedding. It was a great mixture of fun and tuition that all our guests were able to dance to....they also played a great variety of music with plenty of different styles to please all tastes.
11th June 2010, Barberstown Castle, Colin Cahill

Dublin City Folk played at our wedding ceremony and ceilidh in June. Organisationally the process was flawless - Clem responded to emails promptly and was more than flexible in coping with the usual and often unusual wedding complications.  Musically the band was brilliant - the music for the ceremony was beautiful and the ceilidh was wild as was the dancing that went with it. All the musicians were so helpful on the day itself such as thinking about playing outside in the gardens for the drinks reception when it became apparent that we were going to have a gloriously hot day. I'd thoroughly recommend Dublin City Folk - they made a fantastic day even more memorable for us. Julie Mortimer (nee Murphy), Marketing Director for Mills & Reeve LL
June 4th 2010 MARTINSTOWN HOUSE. THE CURRAGH, KILDARE

We wanted a very special song for our first dance that was not really traditional. City Folk did a better job than the original record. Top quality music at the Church service as well with brilliant Uileann Pipes and Flute by their Champion musicians.
28th May 2010, Liffey Valley House Leixlip, Niamh Mc Mahon

We employed City Folk for our bbq at Carton House in Maynooth. We were very happy with thier performance and the organisation of the night. Our guests came from different parts of the world so we wanted a genuine sample of traditional Irish music and lively singing. Highly receommended.
29th June 2010, Carton House Golf Club Hotel Maynooth, Colin Connell.

Dublin City Folk played for our Church mass in Gort, Co. Galway and then our ceili and band in Ennistymon, Co Clare. They were super. The also provided dancers and a DJ for the night. It was a great value package. Our guests were delighted with all aspects of their performance. I was coming from Australia so we really wanted to be able to rely on the band and all aspects of the performance. City Folk delivered. Thanks everyone. We want to highly recommend them.
May 22nd, Falls Hotel Ennistymon.

Thanks for a great night. You did everything we wanted. Really great entertainment from the music to ceili and the hokey pokey to finish! thanks a mil.
Muiris and Sharon. April 24th 2010 Tinakilly House, Rathnew, Wicklow.

Brilliant!! Thanks for a great night. We will send on a longer recommendation when we get a chance!
Tom and Gemma Clarion Hotel Sligo 10th April.

City Folk played at our wedding in the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town. They are a very reliable band that can be trusted to deliver on what they promise. From Church to drinks reception and trad music, song and ceili they were very professional. All our guests were highly complementary. Their DJ kept our guests hopping into the late hours. Their full package is truly great value. We have no problem recommending them.
Saturday April 9th Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, Fiona and Michael.

Dublin City Folk provided the entertainment at our wedding. They played at our Church service in Our Lady‘s Chapel in Maynooth, our drinks reception and main function after our meal in Fallon and Byrnes in Exchequer Street in Dublin. They also provided a great DJ for the evening entertainment. They were great value for money. We wanted an Irish feel to our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for more from the band. All our guests were highly complementary of their playing. As musicians ourselves we wanted playing which was to the highest standard. We were not disappointed. The All Ireland champion musicians and all aspects of the singing, ceile and craic was exceptional.
Killian and Jill. April 8th

Dear City Folk, We did'nt get much time to listen to your music during the drinks reception what with photographs etc., but the people we asked said that your band was great. From what we heard of your music we want to thank you sincerely. We have no problem recommending City Folk to any prospective couple getting married. With best wishes Linda and Paul
CEIDIN HOTEL NEWBRIDGE 27TH MARCH 2010

Great gig lads. Really lively music, song, and ceili. Could not have asked for more. And thanks for playing the extra!
Max and Karen - The Village At Lyons, Celbridge - 20th March 2010

Fantastic Entertainment! We really enjoyed it.
21st Birthday Fallons Bar Kilcullen. 5th March 2010

 

Thanks City Folk great show. Great musicians, dancers, singer and ceili. Made the night special.
Aisling and Leonardis Marriott Hotel, Druids Glen Wicklow. 20th Feb. 2010

"The wedding reception held in Finnstown House Lucan Co Dublin, was attended by 55 friends and family members....Dublin City Folk provided the ceili....The day went absolutely perfectly...."
The Irish Times Newspaper Sat. 17th January 2010

 

Many thanks guys for a great night. Really enjoyable. Made the night special. Highly recommended.
Andrea Timmons, Alexandra Hotel, Dublin, 30th October

An excellent performance lads. You did everything you said you would.
Great piper, caller and dancers.
Grainne, Barberstown Castle, Straffen, 22nd October

The 3 musicians from City Folk played at our Church service in Kildalkey Church near Athboy, Trim Co Meath. They were brilliant. Top quality musicians who played a variety of classical trad tunes from Planxty to Sean O Riada to The Chieftains and music by the blind harpist Turlough O Carolan. All-Ireland champion musicians of the highest calibre. Great flute and fiddle playing.
Catriona and John, Kildalkey Church, Trim Co Meath, 1
0th October

Dublin City Folk came all the way to the Renville Hotel in Connemara to play at our wedding and to provide a ceili. They were brilliant.
All of our guests had a great time and had many positive things to say about their music and the craic they created. Played music to our suggestions and made the day really memorable for us all.
Debbie Lynch, Renville Hotel, St. Dymphna's Kildakey Church, Trim, 9th October

30th Birthday Party
I would like to thank City Folk for playing at my brothers 30th birtday bash in The Brian Boru Pub in Phibsboro.  They were great on the night and provided really lively entertainmnet into the late hours. Highly recommended.
Jarlath White, Brian Boru Pub Phibsboro Dublin, 26th September

Hi Clement,
We are thrilled to send you our recommendation.  The music was wonderful and the entertainment was perfect  It was a real leap of faith for us to choose someone so far away that we had never met and the same goes for you booking our wedding without a deposit because of the problems we had sending money. Cannot recommend you highly enough. Thanks for everything
Alison and David Mader, Wedding Cabra Castle 23rd September

Hi Clement, Just wanted to say thanks very much again for a great night at our wedding in Finnstown house on 14th September. Everyone really enjoyed the night. There was a great mixture of music which appealed to our wide range of guests and I think pretty much everyone was up dancing, even my father, who had sworn he would not dance at a ceilí! Your caller was great at encouraging everyone to take part and we will never forget the hokey-kokey at the end, which the groom said was his favourite bit! Thank you again and best wishes,
Siobhán

City Folk player at our Church ceremony, Drinks Reception, and main function at Trim Castle. Great musicians and great service. Also, a very reasonable price. We have no hesitation in recommending them. Jane and John. Saturday August 15th Trim Castle Meath.

Thanks Clem and Dermot for the two man show for our wedding reception. Really great sound and just what we wanted. Shane and Marie. September 3rd Tinakilly House

Band and dancers were excellent. Very good organisation and very dependable. Very professional approach and very reasonable price.
Our two families were from Spain and Ireland so we really wanted something special. We were not disappointed. Sarah and Carlos. September 6th Bel Air Equestrian Centre Hotel

Our German / Irish wedding was made extra special by the band City Folk. They could not have been more obliging and their organisation was very efficient. Their musicians, who were  All Ireland Champions on the uileann pipes and fiddle were the best. Also great songs and the caller of the dances, Mareid, was extra special. We had great fun learning the dances she demonstrated along with a helper. The band also played for our drinks reception and main function and afterwards we had a DJ who was also super and played all the songs we requested. Clem, the singer and organiser was also great and made everything run smoothly. Patrick and Emer. 6/9/09 Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square.

Dublin City Folk came to Galway to play at our Church mass, drinks reception, and main function and also to provide a D.J. for late on into the night. The music for the Church was appropriate and greatly added to the ceremony. All our guests complemented the band on their music. The drinks reception was also brilliant. The musicians were very accomplished. The ceili was huge fun and all our guests got up dancing thanks to Mareid whose calling was great. The DJ played well into the night. We cannot recommend them highly enough. John and Eibhlin. Galway Bay Hotel 7/9/09

 

As musicians we wanted to hire a really good band. We were not disappointed. Great musicians great music and fun. Jane and Andrew, 15th August Trim Castle, Meath.

Thanks guys for playing at our wedding and making it a great night.
Nadia and Sean, Springfort Hall Hotel Mallow Cork

City Folk played at our wedding in the Shelbourne Hotel on 25th July. The played the drinks reception, provided a piper to pipe our guests into the main function room then played a ceili and traditional music and song, and provided a dj to finish the night. Every aspect of their performance was of the highest order. Great value as well for the full day. Very dependable throughout and excellent communciation prior to the the function. Thanks Clem, guys and Mareid.
Quinn - Wood Wedding, July 17th Shelbourne Hotel

Can't recommend City Folk highly enough. The three musicians that came were super. Very polished and upmarket band.
Aisling and Jim, 10th July 09 Carton House Maynooth.

Fabulous performance by City Folk, great trad, really lively sets. Brill. Up beat gig really got the feet tapping.
Sorcha and Michael, July 4th 09 Taney Hall Meath.

City Folk played at our wedding in McGrorys in Culdaff. They also played for our wedding ceremony. It was great value.
Claire and John, May 24th 09 Mc Grorys Culdaff Donegal

We booked City Folk for our Church ceremony in St. Marys, Lucan. They were great. Lovely trad classical music and great vocals.
Sarah Johathon, 30th April 09

Just a quick note to say thank you for the ceili set you performed for us at our wedding. You got everyone up onto the dance floor from the young children up to Nellies nana who is 90!! We had many comments from guests saying how much they enjoyed the dancing. A lot of the guests were from the UK so it was a great taste of Ireland for them! Thanks again for a wonderful ceili and music.
Jim and Neili, 14th April 09 Barberstown Castle

City Folk played at our wedding in Cabra Castle. They were everything they said that they would be and got both sides of our families up dancing. Super!! Stacia and Fred U.S.A - Cabra Castle - 6th April 2009

City Folk came all the way to Derry for our wedding. It was worth it. They were great. They really complemented the Irish dancers we had and the ceili was great fun. Thanks lads especially Clem for organising and Maireid the caller of dances was great. - City Hotel Derry

City Folk could not have been more professional in their approach to our wedding. They were always prompt in answering all our emails and provided an excellent service. On the day their approach was professional and thorough. Great band. Janet and Mathew- Westgrove Hotel - Cigar Bar - 14th March 2009

City Folk played for a ceili get together in the ESB sports club. They were brilliant and got all the people up dancing. It was very energetic and all our people had a great time. I have no hesitation in recommending them. Treasa Ni Mhurcha - ESB Sports Club - March 12th 2009

We had Dublin City Folk as our band for a wedding and ceili. The band were super and the caller of the dances was brilliant. We had heard that they played here on a number of occassions and came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. They were great. Pauline and John -  Ballybeg House Wicklow - 10th March 2009

Hi Clem and City Folk - Thanks a million for playing at our Church ceremony at Clongowes Wood College Church and then at our drinks reception in the Marriott Hotel. You really deserved the standing ovation you got in the Church  and all our guests were very complementary about your playing. You were just what we wanted and made the day special - Alan and Nessa - Church & Drinks Reception, Clongowes Wood Church & Marriott Hotel Enfield - 6th February 2009

Hi City Folk, - Music was great. Everyone had a fantastic time. You lived up to your promise. Best Wishes, Julia - Merrion Hotel, Corporate Gig for Gibleys Ireland - 5th February 2009


Thank you so much Dublin City Folk for providing such excellent entertainment during the drinks reception on our wedding day.  Sorry that I never got to see any of you on the day but loads of people commented on how fantastic you were! Everyone enjoyed the music and your performance really set the atmosphere for the rest of the evening.  So thanks again for helping to make our day something really special.  Best Wishes - Ciara and Cormac, Cabra Castle, Kingscourt, Co.Cavan, Saturday 27th December 2008
 

Thanks Clem for the great organising and songs and also the rest of the guys in the band and not forgetting Mareid the girl who called the ceili dances. City Folk were absolutely fantastic. We cannot speak to highly of you all. Many of our guests were from England and really helped everyone to get involved and have fun. You really got everyone up dancing with really lively tunes and songs. You made the night. So thanks a million - Finnstown House, Lucan. - 1st November 2008

Great musicians, great ceili, great craic, really brilliant. All are guests thought they were the very best! Great deal for Church, drinks reception, and evening entertainment. Really superb band!!! - Orla and Simon - Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath - 31th October 2008

City Folk played my wedding in Druids Glen on 24th Oct. We had a great time, really lively music and singing and great dancing. There as a great balance of ceili & waltzes and everyone felt they could get up and ive it a go with the caller being so much fun - Cliona and Ruari -  Druids Glen, Co. Wicklow - 24th October 2008

We decided to hold an after evening celebration for guests after our wedding in a local bar in kildare
City Folk were brilliant. They got the whole crowd going and it was great craic. Thanks a mil clem. - James and Margaret, Menzers Pub Straffen. 19th September 2008

City Folk were brilliant for the Church, the Drinks Reception and during dinner. All our guests really enjoyed them and they deserved the standing ovation at the end of the night. - Jennifer and Tom, Barberstown Castle Straffen, Co. Kildare. Monday 6th October 2008

Thanks City Folk we had a great time. Highly recommended. Great trad players and singing, got everyone up dancing. Really great craic. Made the night special. - Niall and Andrea, Beaufort Mews Hotel/Restauran, Stillorgan. 9th October 2008

Brilliant. Just what we wanted for the after meal celebration. Not too loud
to start and then got the whole crowd going. Super. Highly recommended.
Thanks City Folk. - Emer Dillon and Michae, Browns Hotel (Now Restaurant), St. Stephen's Green beside Shelbourne Hotel. 10th October 2008

Hi Clement and Band, - Thanks a million for the entertainment the band provided on our wedding day. It set a really great atmosphere for all our guests which continued into the night. Look forward to seeing you again. - Neil and Julia - Waterside Hotel, Cellar Bar, Donabate, Dublin. 14th August

Just a note to say thank you so much for the legendary performance at our wedding in Beleek Castle in Ballina Co. Mayo in May 2008. It's still talked about as one of the most entertaining, brilliant and quirky receptions that people had ever been to. The music and the ceili meant that both the irish and americans, of all ages, joined in and really let loose for the evening. From the waltzes, ceili songs, the ballads to the 'hokey pokey' people couldnt get enough! Dublin city folk's charm, punctuality, and effortless liaising back and forth with us in the weeks leading up to the wedding and excellent price took a huge amount of stress off us. Brilliant all round. You are a very unique group with a talent to energise an audience. We are so glad we didn't go for the cookie cutter run of the mill wedding band. The music and the ceili reflected us so much better and you did us proud! Thanks for making the day so memorable - Matt & Laura Steerman

Thanks for the follow up e-mail, we have just got back from honeymoon so apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Having you at our drinks reception was one of the best decisions we made, you created a great atmosphere and entertained the whole party and people of all ages enjoyed the music and the sing along. It was great that Father Des could also get involved and joined in on a few tracks. Many of our guests commented on the music and delivery and all agreed that it made the afternoon and was superb entertainment. Thanks for your effort and I would be happy to recommend to anyone who is interested. You are right, I was rather busy but did get time to listen to a few tunes, I did get the tape you left so thanks for that. A great day all round. - Paul & Yvonne  - Glenview Hotel, Co. Wicklow, May 2008

Thank you very much for your first class entertainment, everyone just loved it, the music was wonderful, and the dancers were superb, everyone is still talking about it.  I have all the rights to all the pictures taken, so as soon as I get them I will forward some to you. Thanks again your music really made the day extra special! - Espana Culla, Powerscout House 15th March 2008

I have no hesitation in teling the world of how delighted Rosalind and I were for the band, Clement. Your caller was a most polite , understandiong and patient teacher! You gave such pleasure to my guests who were from all parts of the British Isles and from all traditions. We particularly liked the formality mixed with genuine sincerity. No false charm. Musically, you were a delight! Cost: more than reasonable! many many thanks Clem. - Gerard Mc Keown, Malone House Belfast, Feb. 23rd 2008

Fantastic trad players created a great atmosphere at our drinks reception in the Galway Bay Hotel on Friday 1 June 2007. Just the right ambience. Everyone enjoyed the sound of the traditional instruments played by excellent musicians. And the vocals by Dermot Murphy from the Dublin City Ramblers was also great. Best of all was the value for money! Seamus and Patricia - The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

The Dublin City Folk Band played at our wedding on the 12th of May 2007 in the Westin Hotel, Dublin. They were absolutely super. The entire show was great and their masters of ceremonies -teacher of the dances - got everyone up dancing for a ceili session which everyone enjoyed. Perhaps the best recommendation we could give was that at least two couples at the wedding booked the band for their future weddings. Anne and Lance - The Westin Hotel.

The Dublin City Folk Music Agency provided a fantastic days entertainment in the Adare Manor where we held our wedding on 14th April 2007. This top class show had everyone up dancing and their professional caller of dances did a fantastic job in explaining and calling the jigs and reels and other dances that everyone could do. But best of all was the all-in show with dancers and band and a comedian which was truly a dazzling occasion with so much on offer. Definitely highly recommended. Andrew and Clodagh - Adare Manor.

"City Folk are one of the best bands on the folk-scene for many's a year. I heartily recommend them. You won't get a better band. (Pete St. John - world famous composer: 'The Fields Of Athenry', 'Dublin In The Rare Old Times'.

"It is always great to hear good musicians, and 'The City Folk Trad Band' is one of the best on the music scene. Talented, enthusiastic and creative artistes, bringing the free-flowing message of Irish traditional music and song throughout Europe, the U.S.A and Australia.":
Pete St. John: World famous composer.