When planning your wedding there are lots of unknowns and uncertainties. The key things looked for by us was of course a) the ceremony itself and b) the celebration. For the celebration part it the music had to be the catalyst.We wanted everyone to enjoy themselves and dance the night away.
Being Irish and loving traditional Irish music we knew there is nothing like a ceili to bridge across the generations and get everyone on the dance floor. Once the church and venue were booked due diligence was taken in booking the entertainment. It was refreshing to be able to book a band directly and not through an Agency. Kilcannon were not known to us and judgements were purely based on their performances on their website, especially as they were based in Hampshire and we reside in North London.
Their set list is a mixture of ceili and traditional Irish tunes interwoven with current music from the likes of Ed Sheerin and Nathan Carter we knew we could not go wrong. The process of booking was easy and the pre-requisites set by the venue were reassuringly normal for the band. Also, as the band are based in Hampshire and our reception was in Stevenage, the distance, thankfully did not deter them accepting the booking.
A year on people are still talking about our wedding and the entertainment Kilcannon brought on the night is often referred to. They worked well with the DJ who was booked independently and even allowed my brother and cousin to accompany them in the Siege of Ennis with an accordion and tin whistle. We have very happy memories and laugh at the craic that was had on the dance floor. When socialising is back to normal and Kilcannon are back on the road, don’t hesitate in booking. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you Kilcannon. Hoping you are all keeping well.
Karen and John (Bride and Groom) – Wedding 2019
‘Thank you all for such amazing music at our wedding. It made our day so memorable and the guests loved it! Thanks again and all the best.’
Santana and Will (Bride and Groom) – Wedding 2019
‘I didn’t get chance to see you before you left on Saturday, but wanted to send a note of thanks to you and your band. The music was tremendous, it couldn’t have been better. Everyone was commenting on how brilliant it was so thank you to you and your team for putting on such an excellent show. I will certainly be promoting you guys where possible. Once again thank you.’
Charles (Groom) – Wedding 2019
‘I want to tell you how much everyone enjoyed your music on Saturday evening. I was a little worried that some of our older guests would baulk at the idea of a band but they had another room if they didn’t want to join in. However everyone said how fabulous Kilcannon were, it was the best possible gift I could have given Mary, and you saw the reaction to ‘her song’. Please pass on my thanks to the guys, they were all superb and every instrument was appreciated. Thanks again Charlie, you and the boys made our evening, Mary was blown away.’
David (Booker) 2019 Birthday Party
‘Couldn’t have asked for a better band for our wedding at Amberley castle. We first saw Kilcannon performing at a local pub in Whitchurch. Kilcannon played all the songs we liked and sounded like the Dubliners, which is what we wanted. We chose the songs we wanted, sent a playlist in advance and the band played them all.
Everybody was up dancing with the upbeat songs and they included a few slow ones also. In memory of my Irish Nan the music was extra special and made it feel like she was there with us. The amount of people young and old that said to us after – “we loved the Irish band!” shows that the music was suitable for all ages. Compliments to all band members who played together well – the only thing we regret is not having Guinness at the wedding!’
Tyran & Melissa (Bride & Groom) – Amberley Castle 2018
‘Thank you for making our day special. We had Kilcannon for our wedding day in September 2017. Excellent communication and so friendly! I love Irish music so this really made the wedding day feel more special for me. They really created a great atmosphere inside the wedding marquee, I only wish I’d have hired them for a longer set! Thankyou Charlie and everyone in the band for the great music and being so well organised. Highly recommend for events and weddings. Pleasure to work with, Thank you.’
Charlie (Bride) 2017 Wedding
‘Kilcannon were perfect! They couldn’t have been better and the party was a great success!’
Jane (Booker) – 2017 Private Party
‘Thanks again for a great evening the band were brilliant and really made for a great night. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band.’
Eugene (Booker) – 2017 Private Party
‘Wonderful night last night, great band.’
Maria (Booker) – 2017 Private Party
‘Kilcannon were the perfect after dinner entertainment for our special day. They had all the guests up and dancing. The called numbers were a great way of getting people mingling and the beaming smiles in our photos say it all – the best fun! Absolutely brilliant.’
Claire (Bride) – 2016 Wedding.
‘I have been booking Kilcannon in my Pub, as part of our live music schedule, since they formed last year. A very professional set-up, they always over deliver and have a canny knack of really getting the crowd dancing and jigging in the Pub. They work very well for me in my little Pub venue, but I have also seen them perform at much bigger events and they were spot on there to. Book them and you won’t be disappointed.’
Matt Todd – Owner Landlord
The Wonston Arms Freehouse Village Pub
CAMRA UK Pub of the year 2018