Testimonials to the Prickly Pairs
Here’s a small selection of comments from our satisfied clients. If you would like to send us your feedback and comments, please use the contact form here, or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wanted to send on a huge thank you. My sister got married on Saturday in St.Helens Raddison and You guys were fantastic. With your mix of modern and well loved golden oldies you had everyone from my 6 year old godchild to our 87 year old Granny on the dancefloor. I got married 3 years ago in Druids Glen and you played at my wedding so when my sister had the venue and date set you guys were the first she contacted. You know how to get the party started and keep the energy and entertainment through the whole set. Everyone raved about the music and even though it is just myself and my sister in our family and we have no other weddings I really do hope, and have no doubt that I will, see you guys at another event in the future.
Best of luck, and again thank you for making a very special day very memorable.
Huge thanks to the Prickly Pairs who absolutely rocked our wedding on July 4th last. Everyone is still raving about “the band”. The floor was hopping all night. I had guests aged from 5 years to 90 years and they all, without exception, were super impressed by the energy, musicianship and diversity of this band. Thanks to you all. Julie Heaney
To all the boys in the pp. just wanted to write a huge thank you for your outstanding efforts at this years AIMS awards weekend in the INEC Killarney. Apart from having a full dance floor all night long, the set list was fantastic & the band looked and sounded great all night long, with a strong emphasis on entertainment value & audience appeal. A joy to work with from start to finish. Many thanks. Vinny Osborne, AV Supervisor.
Hi Prickly Pairs, we’re just back from our honeymoon and have had ample time to reflect on just how amazing you were at our wedding on 20th June! You were just incredible from the word go – you had the whole crowd, young and old, on their feet all night long. You were excellent at getting even the reluctant people up dancing, and everyone loved joining in with your dance moves! You very kindly catered to my requests and we were so delighted you made time to set up the microphones for my grandad and mother to play a few Irish tunes at the break. It was great to get up on the stage and sing with you a couple of times. Particular thanks to Geoff for letting my star-struck granny have a photo taken with him! Thank you all so so much for making the night so brilliant. All the guests were blown away by you and even the hotel staff commented that they’d never seen a band of that standard play there before. I’ve passed your details onto a few different people who are getting married
soon themselves or have friends/family who are. I’d recommend you to anyone! Wishing you continued success and thank you so much again,
Aine Kirrane and Patrick Corbett
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Our Fundraiser couldn’t have been any better!! Your band were exceptional, good fun,supportive and above all – AMAZINGLY TALENTED!! We cannot recommend you highly enough. If a school can have a ‘House Band’ Then you are officially ours- Thank you so much – Mairead ( Scoil Neasáin)
What an amazing night thank you so much for a great evening of non stop dancing you were fantastic – best band ever!! Still as amazing as you were 12 years ago thanks for the Mustang Sally gig btw!!! – Clara and all at Scoil Neasáin
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“Thanks Pat and The Prickly Pairs for a fantastic night on Saturday. Our guests loved you. We had the best time. Dee and John“Kilashee House
A MASSIVE thanks to all the guys from The Prickly Pairs, they rocked our wedding from start to finish! Highly recommend them. Dave and Arlene Latham.
The Prickly Pairs played at our wedding in Kilkea Castle. Super band. Really got the place rocking! Loved the song with my bridesmaids you got us to do. Great fun! Thanks! Katherine and Michael Long
The Prickly Pairs played our wedding in the Kilashee House Hotel in Naas! From the very first phone call to the big day they were professional and obliging! Also, a band that is able to suss out the crowd in minutes and hit the nail on the head with their playlists and keep the dance floor packed is amazing in my book! Thanks again for a wonderful night’s entertainment! Sharon & Vinny Osborne.
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We had an amazing day and the evening was amazing due to The Prickly Pairs. The room was rocking and we danced all night. Would definitely recommend you to anyone. Just wish we had another occasion too book you again! “Don’t stop believing “!! Thanks for making our wedding even more special. Orla & Matt Hayde.
Hey guys, many thanks for the fantastic night you gave Dave and myself for our wedding in Tinnakilly on 10 Sept. The feedback we received from all our guests was phenomenal. Wish we could do the night all over again. My aunt Liz said her feet were sore from dancing the next day but she woke up with no hangover the next day as she spent the night on the dancefloor! Understand her hat also came in handy! Thank you again and again. Best wishes Aimee and Dave Salmon (wedding 10 Sept in Tinnakilly Country House) x
Hi Pat, Just getting in touch before we head off on honeymoon. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The band were brilliant – our guests were dancing all night & we got great feedback from them about how great ye were. A huge thanks to Donal & Paul on brass – sounded fantastic.
All best wishes,
The new Mr & Mrs Bermingham
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Really enjoyed the music at Laura & Matthew‘s wedding on Saturday at Castle Leslie. What a band! Never left the floor. Thanks! Christina McQuaid.
Guys…legends! The dance floor was packed all night and our family and friends are raving about you guys all weekend. ..thanks so much! Good food and good music make for a great wedding and ye hit the nail on the head 🙂 Thanks again, from Dave and myself!!! Sarah Prendergast.
From myself and John I would like to thank you for being part of our day. You were fantastic! Everyone is still talking about how great you were. We felt we got much more than a band and you made sure the crowd were entertained at all times.
Thanks a million
Fiona Byrne We had a fantastic time dancing along at Suzanne and Eric’s wedding. It was our second time to see the Prickly Pairs so we knew we were in for a treat 🙂
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Terrific night Saturday night in Faithlegg, thanks a million for making it so memorable for my sister Barbara and husband David. Eddie Dignam.
On behalf of myself and Roseanne a big thanks for a great night on the 28th April in the Ferrycarrig hotel. The music was super with brilliant atmosphere. Fair play to ye and the rest of the Pairs for putting on a great show. Thanks again. Barry Smyth.
Anne and Sean, Four Seasons, Ballsbridge
At last things have quietened down after all the excitement of our big day. The family have returned to their homes in Spain and Australia so we’re getting back to normal, albeit slowly. Thank you so much for the wonderful music you performed for us and our guests. Everyone was absolutely thrilled and as you could see from the next generation nothing was going to stop them having a good time. Everyone is still talking about your fantastic music. Our guests said you occasionally went down to them at the back of the hall to check the noise level wasn’t intruding on their conservation. I didn’t realise you were doing that but sincerely appreciate it. We thoroughly enjoyed our big moment on stage. It was such a laugh. I haven’t seen those photos yet but I believe some of them are priceless. It was a great idea of yours. I can assure you we’ll be recommending you highly as will all our guests. Thank you again for your professionalism, consideration and kindness in making our day really fabulous. Kind regards, Anne and Seán
Susan (on behalf of her aunt)
Just wanted to say a big Thank You for Saturday evening at the Four Seasons – Anne & Sean had a ball and they have been singing the bands praises since Saturday. And not a mention of any sound issues at all! Thanks again to all the band and I’ll certainly pass on your number to anyone looking for bands in the future. Best wishes, Susan
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Helen and James, Castle Durrow
Dear Pat, Just wanted to send a quick mail to thank you so much for the outstanding music for our wedding. We’ve gotten so many compliments for your band and will def be recommending you to all!! Your professionalism and high standard was truly noted by all and we cannot thank you enough for helping make the day so magical. Could you please also pass on our thanks to the DJ? The 90s tunes at the end of the night went down a storm and we were all dancing like lunatics (especially me!!) by the end. Thank you so much again, Kindest regards, Helen & James
Dave Reid, Carnegie Court Hotel
Hi , My wife and I just wanted to thank you for a great night of music at our wedding on the 30th April in the Carnegie Hotel, Swords. Considering the tough crowd that were there they all complimented us on our great choice of band and everyone loved the brass section. Thanks again for making a great day also a great night for everyone. Regards, Dave Reid
Nuala and Michael Towey, Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry
Hi Peter, just to say that your band were brilliant on the night of our wedding. Any one we have talked to have all raved about how good you were. The floor was packed for the entire night. I remember our first dance and then all of a sudden the night was over. Not only would we recomend you but all our friends would too. The Prickly Pairs played a major part in our wedding being such a great day. Many thanks Nuala & Michael Towey
Liam and Nicola Reddy, Danby Lodge,Wexford
New Year’s Eve
We just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for a fantastic peformance at our wedding on New Years Eve We received great feedback from all of our guests. You had the floor full all night and the interaction with everyone was great. It was an amazing night. Thank you all so much Kind regards Liam and Nicola Reddy
Marisa and Barry, Clanard Court Hotel
Hi Peter, Myself & Barry would just like to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for a wonderful performance at our wedding in The Clanard Court Hotel on October 8th. Our day was perfect but you guys just made it an amazing night. The floor was full all night with young and old and so many of our guests were singing your praises. I did not sit for one song the music was so good. I will be recomending The Prickly Pairs for many years to come. Many thanks again, Marisa & Barry Fenton
Conor Keating, Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge
Hi Peter, Just wanted to say thanks for a great performance. Myself and Emma really thought you guys were brilliant. Everybody loved the music. Thanks again. Cheers, Conor
Tracy Millington, Brook Lodge
Hi Pat, Only getting around to sending you a thank you mail for the wonderful job you and the band did for us at our wedding in Brooklodge Sept 16th. Karl and I were totally thrilled with the music and the interaction with all our guests was wonderful too. Everyone had a ball, including the kids, some budding drummers and tambourine players in amongst them too I see. We couldn’t recommend you guys more highly. All the best. Tracy & Karl. PS – Your welcome to use this testimonial for your site if you want to. ;-0) Tracy Millington
Natalie and David Faul, Lough Rynn
Just want to say a HUGE thank you to you and all The Prickly Pairs. We had such an amazing time and the band were absolutely brilliant. Everybody was on the dance floor from the minute ye struck your first chord and I can tell ya, the grounds of Lough Rynn the next morning were showing a lot of people limping from over exhilaration on the dance floor 🙂 The feed back from all the guests (even the waltzers!) was fantastic and they all thought you were brilliant. We are still receiving positive comments and your interaction with the crowd was fantastic! However, I do have a bone to pick with ye for not confiscating that tambourine from my mother and aunt a lot sooner!! 🙂 Thanks for letting me sing, I was chuffed brought back a lot of memories and think it made my new husband very proud. I loved the throw back to the commitments, think my poor sister is still coping with fame after that ‘Mustang Sally’ guitar solo. So best of luck and thanks again. I spied a couple having a goo at ye, so hopefully the full dance floor might have persuaded them to book ya. If they don’t, they are off their nut!!! Natalie Leonard Faul.
Sharon O’Reilly, Hotel Kilmore, Cavan
Hi Peter, Just a wee note to say thank you for playing at our wedding. We got great feedback from our wedding guests and everyone had a ball. Thanks and best regards. Sharon O’Reilly
Ruth and Andy, Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara
We just wanted to thank you for a great performance at our wedding. You were all absolutely fantastic, and kept a very mixed crowd very happy! Great times had by all. Ruth & Andy
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Fergus and Suzanne, Ballymagarvey, Co Meath
I know its a while ago now but Suzanne myself wanted to add to your testimonial list that we would recommend you to anybody in a heartbeat. Weve already got a few people from our wedding asking for your details and everybody was raving about the band. We knew the Prickly Pairs were something special from a previous wedding we were at and thats why we booked you. And most importantly you didnt disappoint on our day. Fantastic band very professional had young and old up dancing from the first to the last song. Perfect end to a perfect day for us. Thanks again. Fergus Suzanne
Siobhan & Declan, Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for making our wedding such a great success! I have heard nothing but praise from all the gang who attended, and the permanently packed dance floor was a testament to a brilliant setlist and amazing sound. It really was a great day for us, and to know that everyone had such a blast dancing the night away made it even better…. Thanks for everything. Siobhan & Declan
Emma Bolger, Castle Durrow
Hi Peter, Emma Bolger here, you played at my wedding on 1st May 2010 this year in Castle Durrow. Firstly apologises for only getting to email you now, I want to thank you and the band for the great show you played for us. We had a fantastic night and so did all of our family and friends. The hits kept coming and the dance floor was full for the whole set. I tried to write this on your website but couldn’t do for some reason, so if you want to post it yourself please do!! Thank you again, and I will be recommending you and your band to all our friends. Kind regards, Emma Bolger
Lisa Dalton, Hamlet Court Hotel
Hi , Just wanted to say thanks a mil for a great nite to u and the rest of the band on the 17th April in the Hamlet. Everyone had a great nite!!! Few pics attached if u need any female backing singers / dancers!!!! Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks!! Lisa
Dave & Annette Hurcombe, Carton House.
We are just back from our honeymoon and I thought I would drop you a quick line to say thanks for a great evening in Carton House (9 April). It took people a while to get up and dance (due to the amount of food) but once they did there was no stopping them. Annette particulary enjoyed the rock star moment with her bridemaids and Mom. Very funny looking back! Many people commented on how good you were, so thanks again.
Claire and Tony, Castle Durrow.
Lads, Just a quick note to express our thanks to you and the entire band for the wonderful music and craic at the wedding. We had a fantastic time, the mix on the music was great & everyone was dancing all night long, right from kick off. Many of our guests enjoyed the show so much they have asked us to pass on your details, and we are highly recommending you to one and all, both for your professionalism in the preparation & for the show on the night. Despite the winter snow, bad weather and atrocious driving conditions, you were all there in force – which was certainly one less thing for the bride to worry about !! Thanks once again, and best wishes for future success.
Fidelma McGinn, Clontarf Castle.
Dear Peter. I just want to thank you and all the Prickly Pairs for a wonderful nights entertainment on the 30th at my daughter Aoife and her husband Rob’s wedding reception. The place was hopping. The dance floor was full all the time. It was a fantastic evening and so many people commented on how great the band were. We will be spreading the word about you all Thanks again and happy New Year to everyone.
Derek Murphy, Radisson, St Helens.
Hi gang, Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for a great performance on the 28th of December in the Radisson. The feedback we got was excellent, nothing but high praise from all! And a big thank you for playing our song, it really was the icing on the cake! Thanks for adding to what was already an enjoyable day. Will be recommending to any friends and family that may follow in our footsteps in the future. Thanks again, Derek and Clare.
Ken Keoghan, Finnstown Country House Hotel
Hi Peter, Finally we are back to reality! Just wanted to say a massive massive thank you to you and the Prickly Pairs for a wonderful performance at our Wedding on Friday 18th December. We couldn’t have asked for any more from a Wedding band and we were so impressed with everthing. Still getting over my performance as a Blue brother but it had the desired impact!! Fair play you even got Eileen up on stage and we have so many amazing memories of the night. It was the best day of our lives, a perfect day and you played a major role in that. Everyone at the Wedding kept asking who you lads were and people kept coming up and saying how fantastic you were. I suppose that’s the sign of a great band when the crowd do this. As I said before I never had any doubt – Carlsberg don’t do Wedding bands but if they did… If you ever need any testimonials or the like please don’t hesitate to contact us – we will send on a proper thank you card soon with a few photo’s. Please pass on our sincere gratitude to Pat and the rest of the band. Thanks again for everything, Every successs in the future, Ken and Eileen
Sarah Cassidy, Lusty Beg, Enniskillen.
Hi Peter & gang, Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks a mill for making the trip to Lusty Beg for our wedding back in November. You were absolutely brilliant and a major part of the day’s success! The choice of music was spot on and lots of our guests commented afterwards on how good you guys were and the fact that the dance-floor was hopping all night! So, thanks again!! Caroline, the hotel manager, asked for your number to add to their list of recommended bands so I presume this is okay with you? Nothing may come of it but it is a compliment anyway! She thought you were one of the best bands she had heard at a wedding. All the best, Sarah Cassidy.
Susanne Delaney, Dunboyne Castle.
Hi Pat, Hope all is well with you. Just wanted to drop you a quick mail to say thank you so much for an amazing performance the night of our wedding in Dunboyne Castle. I don’t think the dancefloor was ever empty which says it all really. Everyone was commenting on how good you were!!!! Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the guys in the band, you all made a great day even better!!!! Thanks again, Susanne.
Laura Gough and Ian Nolan, Carton House Hotel.
Just mailing to thank you so much for a fantastic night on the 9th. Everyone had an absolute ball. You and the lads really put on a fantastic show and the dance floor was full all night which is definitely a good sign!! I would definitely recommend you to anyone on the look out for a great wedding band. You were a real highlight of our wedding day, thanks again. Best wishes, Laura Gough.
Ger and Emma Redmond, Kilashee House Hotel.
Hope you are keeping well. Myself and Emma are just back from honeymoon and wanted to say a huge thank you for everything. Your band was excellent and really got the crowd up from the word go at our wedding on 20th June. We could not have asked for better. All our guests from young to old said you were great. You really did add to our day. Sorry we kept you waiting to start (problem with Emma’s dress!!!!!). All the very best and thanks again. Ger and Emma
Gill Doyle, Castle Durrow.
Thanks a mil for playing at our wedding on Sat. You were fantastic. We had great craic and lots of people commented on how great you were!
Sinead McEvoy Byrne, Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny.
hi peter,, we would just like to say a big thank you to you and the lad’s for making our wedding, one to remember everyone had a great night, ye really got the crowd going and we all partyied into the early hours of saturday. once again thanks a million we will recommend ye in the future. never got a chance to thank you all on the night sorry was to busy dancing!! thanks again Mr& Mrs byrne!
Patsy Donoghue, Barberstown Castle.
Hi, Thanks so much to you and all the lads for such a great night at our wedding – it couldn’t have been better! I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced for so long – a huge relief for a bride! Everyone was complaining of sore feet the next day. My bridesmaids and I thoroughly enjoyed our turn on the mic too!! Really looking forward to the next Prickly Pairs wedding I’m invited to! Take care, Patsy.
Emma Carroll, Brook Lodge.
Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for playing at our wedding. I look forward to getting the DVD. Thanks for learning “Into the Mystic” for our first dance – it was beautiful. I just got back to work today and they all commented on how great the band were. I’ll definately be recommending you to all my friends. Take care, Emma.
Joe Murphy, Castle Durrow.
This is just an email to say thanks for putting on such an excellent show for mine and Aine’s wedding. Everything went perfectly and the music really added to a great night. I don’t think the dancefloor was empty all night. Thanks again, Joe.
Claire Walsh, Finnstown House Hotel.:-
Dear Peter, I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you and the band so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding. (Finnstown House 4th April). Noel and I danced all night and your choice of songs had the dancefloor full all night just what we wanted! All our guests have been talking about how great you were, you gave us memories we will cherish forever. I especially enjoyed the chance to sing with my bridesmaids and the band, we had the best time – probably the only time we will sing in public! I cannot recommend you enough, you were a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again, all the best, Claire and Noel.
Nichola Goddard, Dunraven Arms, Adare.
Just a note to say thanks a million to Peter and all the guys for helping to make our wedding such a success. The band were fantastic and had everyone up dancing all night. Would highly recommned the Prickly Pairs to anyone. Many thanks again. Nichola
Cora Lynch, Knightsbrook, Trim.
When I went looking for a band it was important that I had personal contact , which I had with Peter. It was also very important that I got to air-guitar on my knees on my wedding day – which i did!!
Owen and Libby Loughney, Glenview Hotel.
Hi. I Would just like to say thanks to all the guys for playing at or wedding on the 4th of October in the Glenwiew hotel. You were absolutely fabulous on the night and were enjoyed by everyone,we really could not have asked for better. There were people on the floor all night which really says a lot for the variety and standard of music. All of our guests have commented on how good the band were and without doubt I will be recommending you to anyone in search of a band. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon, Owen and Libby
Peter and Eimear Keenan, Finnstown House.
We had a brilliant time at our wedding and all due to the fact that we had the best band playing there. Nearly 18 months on and relatives and friends STILL mention how great the music at our wedding was. You got the whole crowd going and for the whole night too A lot of pounds were shed that night Thanks a million guys and keep her lit
Helen Dore, Castle Durrow.
Hi Just a quick thank you to Peter and all the Prickly Pairs for playing at our wedding on the 3rd of Nov in Castle Durrow.We were absolutely delighted with your performance.Everyone commented and are still commenting on how brilliant you were on the night.Everyone had a great time -and you catered for everyone .We particularly enjoyed when you got me up with the bridesmaids for a rendition of Mustang Sally.Thanks again and I would recommend you to anyone -I’m sure I’ll see you soon again as I know already friends of ours have booked you . See you soon Helen and Stewart.
Cora McMenamin, Barberstown Castle.
We had the PPs play at our wedding in Barberstown castle on the 24th of Nov 2007, the only comment is that they were brilliant. We had one hell of a party and people didnt stop dancing from the moment they started. Everyone that was at our wedding commented on how good the band were, especially since they played great music and at a volume that you could still chat over. We also booked a DJ through the PPs and it was a great idea, both the DJ and the band set up together at the start and as soon as the band finished the DJ kicked in immediatly, which meant that the party never slowed. They were brilliant, and i would highly recommend the Pairs to everyone looking to have a party to remember.
Niamh and David, Mullingar Park Hotel.
The Prickly Pairs played at our wedding in Mullingar on Saturday 27th October and they were received with a roaring reception. People danced all night and so many people have commented to us on how great the band were.. You really catered for everyone in the room and the dance floor was full of people from both generations.. Alot of my parents friends said it was the first time they’d had a good bop in a long time! This is really what we wanted, music for everyone (which is hard to do) and that was certainly the case! Again, extend my biggest thanks and praises to all the band and am certain you will continue to be highly recommended!
I heard the band play at a friend’s wedding and they were by far one of the best bands I’ve heard playing at a wedding. They really get the crowd going. I hope I can say this next year as I have booked them for my wedding. I am sure I will be speaking very highly of them again. Alan
Barbara-Anne and Paul, Ballymascanlon Hotel.
We heard the Prickly Pairs at a wedding last year and thought you were great. We were delighted you were able to play at our wedding at the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Oct 2007. You played a great selection of music and the dance floor was full all night. A wedding band can be the making or breaking of a wedding and you certainly contributed to making ours a great day. Thank you Peter and all the band. Barbara-Anne and Paul