Sinead Foy , Catleknock Hotel October 8 2022

Hi Darragh,
We’ve been meaning to send this message since our wedding so apologies for the delay!
We wanted to send you and the band our massive thanks for playing at our wedding. You were brilliant and we had an amazing time! The set list was perfect for what we wanted and everyone enjoyed it so much. So many people have been asking us where we managed to find such a cool and energetic band. Loads of people said you were the best wedding band they’d heard in years!
Music was a very important part of our wedding for us and you guys absolutely nailed it!
I couldn’t stay away from that dance floor for too long - baby bump or no baby bump!
Thank you again for making the evening come alive.
Let us know if there are any websites you’d like us to leave a review on. We would be more than happy to spread the word!
Kind regards,

Corey and Ruth Ferrycarrig Hotel Co Wexford 11/11/2022

Hey Darragh!

We’re finally getting a bit of time in the airport before flying out for our honeymoon, and just want to say thanks so much for everything on Friday night. You guys were beyond amazing and we loved every minute of it!

So many people complimented how interactive you guys were and how you got the crowd going from the very beginning! The music was amazing and you have some serious talented musicians on your team! Thanks for being so sound with chatting with us before the wedding and just keeping the energy for the night going on a high until the final closing song.

If you guys had any videos of the madness, we’d love to see it and I’ve passed your details on to a good few people who have up coming weddings over the next few years!

I hope the crowd was fun and gave you guys a laugh along the way. Thanks for all the embarrassing Groom moments on the dance floor too! (My rowing and synchronised swimming skills flourished!)

All the best and hopefully we’ll run into each other again soon!

Corey & Ruth

Leah and Shane Blairscove restaurant Durrus West Cork 22/10/2022

Hi Darragh,

Hope all is well!
Shane and I wanted to thank you and the band for the most amazing night! We had the best time, ye were absolutely fantastic. Shane and I love to dance and you guys made it so much fun!
I think everyone of our guests commented on how brilliant ye were and a few have asked for your details for weddings in the next few years!! I will be recommending ye to everyone!
Ann and Woody the owners in Blairscove said some of their staff who were due to finish their shift at 10 stayed on until after 12 because you guys were so incredible and they were having so much fun!
Laura and Benny gave us sample photos on Sunday so I’ll send on some band / dancing photos to ye soon!
Thanks again Darragh, we had the best day and BlackTye were a such a big part of the fun!
Leah & Shane

Ciara and Bill Killaloe Hotel and Spa co Clare 15/01/2022

Hi Darragh,
Bill and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to yourself and Blacktye.
You guys were amazing and had everyone up dancing all night it really was a great night.
We had loads of great
feedback regarding the band lots of people commenting that you were the best band they’ve seen at a wedding in years.
You have been a pleasure to work with, always responsive, great attitude and energy. Weddings as you know can be stressful so having suppliers like yourselves really makes it so much easier.
Again just a massive thank you! We wish we could do it all over again 🤣.
Ciara & Bill.

Claire and Chrsi Henry Makree Castle August 01 2022

Hi Darragh,

I wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding in Markree. We had so much fun, and all our guests commented on how great you guys are. We loved your energy and ability to get everyone out on the dance floor.
Thank you so much
Claire and Chris

Heather and Les O Hanlon . Headfort Arms Kells co Meath . 18/08/2022

Hi Darragh,

I hope you are keeping well.
I wanted to THANK YOU and the rest of the band so much for being such a fantastic presence on our special day.
From the beginning of the ceremony we knew we had made the right choice.
You were all amazing from beginning to end and the floor literally lit up as soon as you started playing !!
It was an electric atmosphere and everyone commented on how good you all were. You brought such fun and joy and we had THE BEST time ever.!
Thanks again so much.
Heather and Les Hanlon,
Kells, Co.Meath
Please feel free to use this anywhere and if you ever want to give my number to anyone thinking of booking you for their wedding (or any function) I'd be more than happy to talk to them and highly recommend you. (I've already passed your details to a few folk)

Robyn Edwards ,Castlemartyr Resort Co Cork 12/08/2022

Hi Darragh

Hope you are well
David and I just wanted to thank yourself and the band for being such great entertainment. We have had so many compliments on how talented you all are. I think the dance floor was full on night. We had a great time and I know our guests did too. So thank you

Best wishes
Robyn & David

Jono and Emer , Brooklodge Co Wicklow , 17/08/ 2022

Darragh! I’m so sorry this is so late coming. We wanted to thank you for the most incredible performance at our wedding last week. You were absolutely SENSATIONAL!!!!! Everybody was looking for your number by the end of the night, it was honestly the most entertainment I’ve ever seen from a band. Everything was beyond perfect. Outstanding musicians and never mind the rest of the set up and performance. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you so, so much for making it the best party and buzz for the whole night. We were devastated when it got to closing time!! I knew from the phonecall that you’d fit our vibe but you blew all expectations out of the water!
If there’s anything we can do to help promote your business, please let us know. The world should know how amazing Blacktye is!! Thanks so, so much for everything, Jono and Emer x


Megan Dunne Moyvalley Hotel Co Kildare 20/08/2022 Google review

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I just want to say a massive thank you to Blacktye for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. We honestly couldn't have asked for anything better, we are so thrilled!! The dance floor was full all night and we had the night of our lives!

Leanne Hevican Kilashee Co Kildare 16/07/2022. Facebook review

Hello Darragh.
Apologies first of all for only getting to sending this message now.
We can't thank you enough for the fantastic job Blacktye did on the 16th July. From the very beginning you were so professional and easy going. When we arrived in Killashee  we heard the music and we both hoped that it was you upstairs, it sounded that good!! The atmosphere was brilliant from the start. You had the dance floor going for the whole night. So many of our guests have commented on how good the music was since. Thank you again from myself and Dan. You are an incredibly talented band.


Simon and Jenny Ballyvolane House Co Cork Aug 13 2022

Hi Darragh,
Just to say thank you to you and the rest of the band for our wedding last Saturday. Everything went great!
Thanks a lot,
Simon and Jenny

Amy and Stephen An Chuirt Hotel Donegal July 2. 2022

Hi Darragh,
Sorry for only getting in touch now as we went on our honeymoon to cancun straight after wedding!
I just wanted to reach out to give a huge thank you for your performance at our wedding!! You were absolutely incredible! Also want to leave a review / testimonial for future customers!
The Blacktye band performed at our wedding on the 2nd of July 2022 and they were absolutely amazing! They were the best band we have ever seen at a wedding and the same was reiterated by our guests! They were excellent musicians and singers and kept our guests on the dance floor from start to the end with something for everyone played! Couldn’t speak highly enough of them and would recommend for anyone looking for a lively band that suits all ages! Thanks so much for making our day so brilliant!
Amy & Stephen

Sarah Jane Ivers Johnstown Estate Co Kildare 02/06/2022

Darragh thanks so much for your efforts on Thursday we had a ball and so did our guests. Yous got everyone up and partying! Thank you sarah and Ian 😄✌🏻

Sarah Louise Hamill Lough erne resort Co Fermanagh 09/06/2022

Hi Daragh
I wanted to get in touch and say a massive thank you to you and the band for an epic day and night. Our guests loved it and you really had the crowd going.
You guys are amazing... thanks so much 😀
Kindest Regards,
Sarah Louise & Adrian

William and Kirsty Watson Ballymagarvey Village 19/04/2022

Hi Darragh
Kirsty and I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know how much we and our guests really enjoyed your band at our wedding on Tuesday. If you want us to leave a review anywhere just let me know we would be happy to. Thanks again!
William & Kirsty

Darryl and Christine Tulfarris Hotel Co Wicklow 05/05/2022

Hi Darragh,

Just a quick email, to thank ye all so much, ye did an incredible job and we along with the rest of the wedding guests were very impressed. So easy to work with and wouldn't hesitate to recommend ye to anyone and everyone ye were brilliant and can't thank you enough for being apart of our wedding.
Kindest regards
Christine and Darryl

Peri and Caroline Trim Castle Hotel March 19th 2022

Hello Darragh,
I hope all is well. Me and my beautiful wife just wanted to say thank you again for everything you and the Blacktye band did to make our wedding day sound amazing.
We had an absolute blast and enjoyed ourselves on the dance floor very much. And, I think, so did our guests.
Thank you for all the communication leading up to the big day and lighting up the dance floor with your sound. I wish you and the rest of your band members nothing but the best in the future.
Caroline and I will be happy to share a positive review on your performance on our wedding day. Please let us know where you would like for us to post the review.
Thank you,
Peri and Caroline

Sinead O donnell Lough Rynn Castle 04/03/2022

Hi Darragh,

Just wanted to say a massive thanks to ye for Friday night. We have had so many people comment on how brilliant ye were.

We will be passing on your details for sure.



Patricia and Gerard The Keadeen Hotel Co Kildare 11/03/2022

We would just like yo say thank you for playing at our wedding. Everyone commented on how good you were.
Ger and tricia x

Dave Kinsella Johnstown House Enfeild December 4th 2021 All day package

To Darragh


Thanks for a brilliant day Absolutely Brilliant



The Old Ground Ennis Co Clare Donnacha and Ellen December 11 2021

Thank you all SO much for last night - ye were absolutely amazing and exceeded any expectations we had! Everyone is raving about the music and the added craic! One friend yelped when I told her the band name and she realised her brother has ye booked for his wedding!!!! We would have loved to dance for 5 more hours but both of us said we didn’t even notice the early end 😷 duno could my feet keep going 😂
Thanks a million again,
Ellen & Donnacha

Charlotte and Thomas , Tulfarris Golf and Country club . November 19th 2021

Hi Darragh

Just wanted to email to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding, you were all amazing and our guests since keep commenting on how great you were.
We also just wanted to say thanks again for being so flexible with the restrictions coming in so last minute and going out of your way the night before to set up, it really means so much to us that we could maximise the day.
Please let us know if we can assist with any reviews for yourselves as we cannot recommend you enough!
thanks again
Charlotte and Tomas

Lawrence and Danielle , Darver Castle October 30th 2021

Hi Darragh

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the band for an amazing performance on our wedding day on 30th October at Darver Castle.
It really made the whole day, Danielle and I couldn't stop smiling at everything from YMCA, the songs and how well you gathered the audience making them participate in dancing. The dirty Dancing bit was an amazing stitch up thanks that made Danielle really happy.
It was a fantastic performance if there was anywhere I can leave a review Danielle and I would be more than happy to.
thank you once again.
all the best
Lawrence and Danielle

Luke O rourke The Westin November 5th 2021

Hi Darragh

Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the band .

Fantastic Stuff


Darragh Storan Kilshane House October 1st 2021

Hey Darragh,
Sorry for the delay in getting onto you to say thanks after our wedding .
You and the band were brilliant, we had so much craic and the dance floor was hopping!
We left a review for you on weddings online, let us know if you need one anywhere else.
Thanks again
Darragh and Recie

Paul Gilsenan Dunmore House Clonakilty 15/10/2021

Hi Darragh
Sorry for the delay in getting in touch, only back to reality today.
I just wanted to say thanks to you and the rest of the band for a great night last Friday 15th. Everyone loved it and was complimenting you all the next day.
Hopefully see you at a wedding in the future
Thanks again


Sinead Hurson Bellingham Castle 10/10/2021

Darragh just wanted to say a quick thank you for Sunday in Bellingham. Yous were fantastic, everyone is raving about the band with their funky jackets. Thanks again 😁

David and Liz Kehoe Hotel Curracloe Co Wexford October 9th 2021

Hi Darragh and Blacktye  thank u for rocking our wedding in hotel Curracloe last Friday. Your band is amazing and we love your suits. Thanks for making everyone there spend Saturday talking about the band and our wedding. DAVE & LIZ KEHOE

Donna and Tim Strand Hotel Limerick December 27 2019

Donna and Tim

Yvonne and Gerry 14.09.2019 Fota Resort Cork

Fiona And Francis The great Southern Killarney 0ctober 9 2020

Dear Darragh,

We have received a review from Fiona & Francis about their wedding on 9th Oct 2020.

Overall Rating: 5.0/5

Quality of Service: 5.0/5
Responsiveness: 5.0/5
Professionalism: 5.0/5
Value: 5.0/5
Flexibility: 5.0/5

Review content: Wow!! There aren't enough superlatives to describe this band. From the planning stage with Darragh, the emails and phonecalls- changing dates twice and venue, nothing was a problem - to the day, they were amazing. We had them perform our ceremony music which they performed perfectly.....even with our not so mainstream songs....and the afters they lit the place up! We had a great mix of music tastes at the wedding and they catered for all, from a waltz to Beastie Boys! They really can play anything and Darragh really knows how to read the crowd to keep feet on the dancefloor. They were so good the crowd asked us to get them to play on longer, which they did despite being over 4 hours from home. Even with only 25 guests they really made the night amazing and kept the dancing going all night....even my uncle in his 70s got going for Jump Around!! ???? The vocals and musical talent is unbelievable and it felt like we were at a concert! All the guests were asking us who the band were and we are still getting texts praising them and asking how we found them. Darragh also did the DJ set and literally played anything we wanted. Cannot recommend these guys enough.....if you're getting married BOOK THEM.

Lucy Hunter Tankardstown Co Meath August 1 2020

Hi Darragh,
Apologies for the delay in sending this but just to say thanks again for playing our wedding! You guys were amazing and all our guests were raving about you and asking who you were so fingers crossed you get some more business from it, although I’m sure your schedule is already packed for next year.
Thanks so much again, your music kept all of our guests on the dance floor all night and that’s exactly what we wanted.
Best of luck with all of your upcoming wedding gigs!
Warm Regards,

Niamh McAleese 12.09.2020 Brooklodge all day package .

Dear Darragh,

We have received a review from Niamh about their wedding on 12th Sep 2020.

Overall Rating: 5.0/5

Quality of Service: 5.0/5
Responsiveness: 5.0/5
Professionalism: 5.0/5
Value: 5.0/5
Flexibility: 5.0/5

Review content: Hands down the best wedding band I've ever seen, Blacktye are very talented, energetic and dynamic musicians. They played at our ceremony, reception and for the evening and the range of songs that they could play was incredible. We asked for a very specific song for walking down the aisle and they pulled it off with ease. It sounded amazing, exactly like the original song. I was so impressed with Darragh's professionalism throughout, he was incredibly supportive and went over and above to help us during a very uncertain and at times challenging period (organising a wedding during COVID-19), that really meant a lot to us. Blacktye kept everyone on the dance floor for the entire night and somehow managed to get the whole wedding party into a conga line - which was definitely one of the most memorable moments of the night. They read the crowd expertly and they catered for all ages even the kids. People are still talking about them weeks later, watch out for these guys they're fantastic!

Sandrine Mukendi Cook Medical Corporate gig Raddisson Limerick jan 24th 2020

Hi Darragh,

I wanted to thank you for the super gig you gave on Friday !

I only got a great feedback about you guys.

Thank you !

Sandrine Mukendi

Edel and Paul Dromoland Castle November 30th 2019

Hi Darragh

Just a quick note to thank you and the band for your performance at our wedding last weekend!
The music has had lots of compliments from our guests, and we certainly enjoyed ourselves on the dancefloor!
Thanks again, and happy Christmas
Edel and Paul

Yvonne Twomey Fota Resort Cork . Sep 14 2019

Review by Yvonne Twomey Weddingsonline 
14th Sep 2019
Blacktye did all the music for our wedding including ceremony, drinks reception, band and dj. They were amazing from start to finish! The dance floor was full all night and many guests have said it to us since how brilliant the band were! Thank you to Darragh and his team!

Fiona and Moray Fota Resort 0ct 12 2019

87 reviews
Quality of service 5.0/5
Value 4.9/5
Responsiveness 5.0/5
Flexibility 5.0/5
Professionalism 5.0/5
Review by Fiona & Moray
12th Oct 2019
Brilliant band that we would highly recommend. Blacktye did a brilliant job of reading the crowd and keeping the dance floor full. Fantastic musicians and singers that can sing anything, from Maniac 2000 to rock! There was something for everyone. Also good communication in advance of the wedding which was really helpful as we are UK based. I've passed on your details to quite a few guests who were raving about you! Thanks again. Fiona & Moray

Chloe and Sean Ferrycarrig Wexford 29.07.2019

Hi Darragh,
How's things? Just a quick email to say thanks so much for the part you played on our wedding day. From the ceremony to the drinks reception to the evening, everything was brilliant. So many of our guests commented on how fantastic you were and were so impressed with Kim and Tobi's voices. You really listened to our requests and were brilliant to deal with throughout the whole process. We hope to see you all at another event sometime.
Many thanks and best wishes,
Chloe and Sean Connolly

Felicity and Conn Marquee wedding Hollywood Co Down August 24th 2019

Hi Darragh,

Hope you guys are keeping well?
I am so sorry I am only getting round to emailing you guys now to say a massive THANK YOU! You guys absolutely rocked it. There really are no words to describe how great you guys were with the remixes and how you managed to get the grasp of our crowd from the get go - that was seriously impressive. You guys totally made the day and Con and I were completely worn out from the (horrific!) dancing (sorry you had to witness that haha) - I swear my muscles are still sore to this day...
We have had so many people asking us who the band where and for contact numbers/details etc. which I have happily passed on. There are a couple of Scottish ones that have been asking do you travel too...!
All in all, what a day made by the best band & DJ ever. So thank you for making it one hell of a party! Will 100% be getting you guys booked again - there's a series of 30th birthdays coming up so we'll have to organise another party very soon with Blacktye at the helm.
Thanks again to you and the whole band - honestly blown away!

Kelsey Balyseedy Catle July 26th 2019

Dear Darragh,

We have received a review from Kelsey about their wedding on 26th Jul 2019.

Overall Rating: 5.0/5

Quality of Service: 5.0/5
Responsiveness: 5.0/5
Professionalism: 5.0/5
Value: 5.0/5
Flexibility: 5.0/5

Review content: Black Tye was such a great addition to our wedding day. They kept people on the floor all night and all of our guests complimented us on our choice. They were very flexible in incorporating the songs we requested and doing our first dance song. We also had them DJ after and that was loads of fun. Definitely an amazing band to have at any wedding.

Ann Marie and James Broadhaven hotel Belmullet June 1 2019

Hi Darragh,
Just a little note to say thank you so much to yourself, Kim and the rest of the Blacktye band for playing for our wedding. We knew when we saw your showcase over 3 years ago that you were the band for us- we just loved the fact you had both male and female vocals and you were so talented at playing such a wide range of music especially our many RnB requests!:). You kept the dancefloor full and we had many guests comment on how good you guys were. Thanks again for making the trek down to Belmullet.
Please find attached professional photo you may like.
Anna Marie & James.

Cheryl and Tom La mon Hotel Belfast July 28 2019

Hi Darragh,

Thank you so much for playing our wedding on Sunday - we had a wonderful day and the music was incredible. All our guests had a great time dancing and thought yous were great! It was just the party atmosphere we wanted!

Best wishes,

Cheryl and Tom

Castlemartyre Resort Cork Nadia and Keith July 6th 2019

Hi Darragh

I hope all is well!
We just wanted to say a huge thanks for everything leading up to and on the wedding day, we were really impressed.
You really got everyone going and did a good mix of songs to cater for everyone, we had some really positive feedback also. It made the day that bit more special so thanks again for everything.
I've been meaning to get in touch with you and apologies its taken so long, we went straight on our honeymoon and have only just got back to England.
All the best for the future.
Kind regards
Nadia & Keith

Eoghan and Steph Cronin Castlematyr Resort cork June 15 2019

Thank you so much for the amazing show ye put on, on Saturday night. We actually had never seen ye play before which made it extra special for us, and our guests were blown away by ye.
The amount of people including myself that had to look up at different stages to see if ye we’re actually singing or if ye were kidding us all by putting on an amazing pre recorded version was crazy. And that’s a testament to the quality that ye displayed and I’m sure continue to display.
Apologies about the first dance.... I’m sure you managed. And I’m no Patrick Swayze but I got by. Hope ye enjoyed it, let us know if ye need us to do a review or anything, I think I might have a video somewhere also that I can send on in due course.
Eoghan and Steph

Cathal and Anna Parknasilla House Kerry May 24th 2019

Hi Darragh,

Wanted to to reach out and thank you and all the band members for a class show at the wedding. Everybody was talking about how great and lively the band were throughout so can't thank you enough for that.
Thanks again,
Cathal & Anna

John and Celine Langton Raddisson Athlone June 7th 2019

Hi Darragh

Just wanted to send you on a mail to say thanks a million for Friday.
You guys were brilliant getting the place going and everyone has complimented how good you were.
We will defo recommend you on.
Thanks a million
John & Celine

Andrew Bennett October 27 2018 Crover House Cavan

Review by Bennetts Weddingsonline review 
27th Oct 2018
We have heard this band twice and they were absolutely fantastic on both occasions. On our wedding day they catered for everyone. The whole dance floor was full all night long. There was a brief moment when the dance floor did start to empty but they changed it up again and people were back out straight away. These guys definitely know what they are doing and are the best band I've witnessed at a wedding ever.

April 6th 2019 Mount Wolseley Co Carlow Chloe and Michael

Hi Darragh,

Just want to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding last Saturday night. Everyone loved the band, it’s been one of the talking points of the night! You were all fantastic! The music after was great too. I had sore legs from all the dancing! Thanks so much and good luck to you in the future. If you ever need a quote or review  or anything to say how great you were, we’d be happy to help out!

Take care,

Chloe and Michael John

Michael Hardman Ballymagarvey Village Jan 5th 2019

Review by Michael Hardman on weddingsonline
5th Jan 2019
As the groom we just wanted to thank Darragh and Blacktye for being the perfect band and DJ for our wedding. We had a ball. The band is unbelievable talented and versatile and were outstanding. The songs they selected and performed were perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better band or set of guys to help us celebrate and get the party started. Darragh had a few tricks to get everyone up and dancing and the band were very accommodating of our requests. Darragh was also great in the build up, very responsive and always available. We would honestly recommend the band to anyone planning a wedding and if you enjoy it even half as much as we did then it will be the best day of your life! We can’t thank them enough

The Mill House Slane Maeve and Ciaran October 26 2018

Review by Maeve & Ciarán on weddingsonline
26th Oct 2018
BlackTye!! It's a MASSIVE THANK YOU and MASSIVE THUMBS UP from us for all the magic you brought to our wedding on our big day in the Millhouse, Slane. Your cover of Starlight for our first dance was phenomenal and such an amazing start to filling our dance floor for the whole night. We also enjoyed our unexpected Cameo to 'Dirty Dancing' instigated by you guys - was brill as I was getting sucked into chatting and wanted to be dancing and you pulled us back out there!! THANK YOU. The music from ceremony to band was a key focus for us and you delivered everything we could've dreamed of! I (the bride) also loved our phone-chats for planning on the build-up too. One of my best friends had the opp. to blast out 'Simply the Best' as a tribute to our very special friend Liz on the night too. - all of which was accompanied by your professionalism and as a result of our joint planning- these are special moments for us to look back on!! A massive thank you again. We are raving about you guys since!! XMnC

September 21 The Westgrove Hotel Clane Co Kildare 2018 Gillian and Tom

Review by Gillian Gonoud(Leavy) Weddingsonline review
21st Sep 2018
The only word I can use to describe this band is awesome. From the moment they started they had everyone on their feet from very young to old they played something for everyone and there was never a moment that the floor was empty. Everyone from the night said how brilliant they were and even down to the dj part of the night it was still a massive hit where nobody wanted it to end. I would definitely say if you are having your wedding to book this band. They made the evening for us. Thanks Darragh and crew.

Ann and Enda Sep 8th Woodford Dolmen Hotel Co Calow 2018

Review by Anne and Enda on weddingsonline
8th Sep 2018
Great wedding band, Darragh is spot on to deal with. They worked hard on the night to keep the floor filled, playing something to suit all tastes. Would def recommend these guys. 5*s out of 5

Niall Conway September 7th Glenview Hotel Co Wicklow 2018

Review by Niall Conway on weddings online
7th Sep 2018
Darragh was extremely helpful from the time we booked the band up until our last minute questions during the week of the wedding. We didn't have a specific playlist in mind so Darragh suggested we let him read the room and it was a great suggestion. From the first song the band played to the end of the dj set, Blacktye had the entire room dancing and having an amazing experience. Blacktye played music from all genres with their own great spin on it. Me and my wife could not be happier with how the night went and we would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone. 5 star band.

Keith and Edel September 1 Johstown Estate 2018

Review by Edel & Keith Lawless
1st Sep 2018
They guys where brilliant from our first contact with them.. Our dance floor was full all night and nothing was too much trouble for them. We would highly recommend Blacktye

Jess and Sean Hotel Kilkenny August 31 2018

Review by Jess and Sean
31st Aug 2018
We have only great things to say about Blacktye! Getting a great wedding band was one of our highest priorities when planning our wedding and we put loads of research into it, so having seen Blacktye at a wedding previously and then also at their showcase we knew they were amazing. However they still blew us away on the night! If you're looking for a band that cater for everyone and get the place absolutely rocking, they're the band for you! We're big 90s fans and Blacktye have such an amazing 90s setlist if that's your thing. They were also brilliant in the weeks coming up to the wedding fielding all my silly questions and having chats about the setlist. We had them as our DJ as well and they were top notch, absolute pros at reading a dance floor! A friend has them booked for their wedding soon and we can't wait to see them again! 🙂

Ger Healy August 18 Co Arms birr 2018

Review by Gerard Healy
18th Aug 2018
Blacktye are simply amazing, a blast, a hoot and a fantastic band. My wife and I booked Blacktye four our wedding and couldn't be happier. Darragh and the lads are a pleasure to work with and made our day that extra little bit special. We'd recommend Blacktye to anyone in an instance.

Martina and Liam August 11th Armada Hotel Co Clare 2018

Review by Martina and Liam
11th Aug 2018
Hi Darragh, What can I say..... Absolutely brilliant!! Thanks so much for everything on our wedding day. We appreciated everything you and the band did for us on the day and on the lead up to the wedding.....in particular to picking songs and last minute changes! We were a little apprehensive a first booking as we only managed to make one showcase to see you playing when we booked the ba D initally. But we were absolutely blown away on the day, to the song choices, the interaction with us and the guests and the lovely personel touches. The dance floor was full for the night everyone was out dancing and having fun. So many guests commented on how good the band were. Great mix of music to suit all ages. Not only was there a few sore heads the next day but nearly everyone had sore feet from dancing. We saw se people up dancing that we haven't seen up dancing in years. We have had a few friends asking for your details since the wedding. Best of luck with everything in the future and as my new husbands says he will be booking you for his next wedding???????????????? Thanks again. All the best to you and the gang. PS:For anyone out there looking for a wedding band who can sign a Hugh range of music and want the dance floor full for the night, book these guys!!! Martina and Liam

Cathal August 3rd Kingsley Hotel Cork city 2018

I honestly think that Blacktye are the best wedding band in Ireland! We went to a live showcase and loved their sound. They were incredibly flexible in learning our first dance song. The dance floor was packed all night long. Their performance at the drinks was perfect. Moreover, they were very exceptional value for the package we went for. I would 100% recommend having them play at your wedding.

Zara Counihan Ballymagarvey July 24th 2018

Review by Zara Counihan
24th Jul 2018
Black tye were incredible , I decided last minute I wanted to move the wedding outside as it was summer time and they oblidged no problem , it was a magical first dance on the green at Ballymagarvey. Music was epic , highly recommend them X

Helen Behan June 8 2018 Keadeen Newbridge

Blacktye are more than a run-of-the mill wedding band. They are a real band that have such a good rapport with one another on stage it shines through and adds to the atmosphere. There is no awkwardness or cringeyness about them which we hsd found with other wedding bands that we went to see.They are so comfortable on stage I felt I had nothing to worry about. They were very entertaining all night long and their energy was infectious.They could read the crowd so well and played something for everybody from waltzes to raves! It was such a delight seeing my mother run to find her sister to waltz or jive to a particular song they might have loved as teenagers. She was so impressed and is still talking about it 3 weeks on. I feel like we were so lucky to have found them and would highly recommend Blacktye.

Tim And Elaine Cloughjordan House June 29 2018

Hey Darragh

Just a quick thank you once again to Blacktye for coming out and playing for our wedding on 29th in Cloughjordan! You guys were amazing. While the fine weather and venue probably kept a few outside, the hard core absolutely loved it.
We both loved your enthusiasm and tunes and have also had great feedback from guests. We particularly liked the dirty dancing jack up.
All the best!
Tim and Elaine

Levi and Paul June 1 2018 Galway boat club Galway

Hey guys

just wanted to say again thank you so much

Here is a review, please post and share it on your pages.

We booked Blacktye from Australia. We never got to see them perform live but we took a risk and my goodness did it pay off. Darragh was helpful all the way through and I felt very relaxed.

Guys -

You are by far the best band I have ever seen. A group of seriously talented musicians who are flawless.  The mix of male and female voices, and the unexpected rapping was a treat. You got everyone on the dance floor and knew exactly how to work the crowd.  Our guests haven’t stopped talking about the band. You had amazing interaction with the crowd and were the icing on the cake! You truly made our day and we will forever be grateful.

We booked them for the drinks reception, band and DJ. Thank you for everything. You have been so easy to deal with from start to finish. 

All our love

Levi and Paul

We will come to your gig when we are next home.

Patrick and Jennifer Ballymagarvey village May 25th 2018

Hi Darragh,
Just wanted to say thanks a million again for being so great all day last Friday! Plenty of people have commented on just how great ye were, so thank you!
Patrick & Jen

Holly and Dean Ioannoa The Falls hotel February 16 2018

My husband and I were lucky enough to book Darragh and the gang for our big day last week. They were so great that we felt sad to leave the reception to have to go and get our photos done, was too busy enjoying the music! All of Blacktye are just so friendly and accommodating, almost wish I could do it all over again just to hear them play. Would 100% recommend to anyone, they are worth every penny! Thanks again xx

Claire and Stephen Bloomfeild Mullingar December 28 2017


Blacktye for a great night you had everyone up on the floor dancing. All our guests commented that the music was brilliant and we definitely agree.

Claire and Stephen.



Emma And Ewan Kilashee House Hotel Nass October 14 2017

Hi Darragh and Blacktye


you are a bunch of legends. Thank you so much; you made our wedding reception such great craic. We loved all the music throughout the day, and lordie can you guys party!


Emma and Ewan

Angela Evans wooden Bridge Hotel Avoca 0ctober 29 2017

Hi Darragh,
just wanted to say a big thanks on behalf of myself and Kevin! Everyone has been saying how good you guys were  (unfortunately it appears we fed them too much and it therefore took a while and several drinks before they hit the floor!). I had a great night - haven't danced like that in ages and my legs ached the following day (the joys of ageing - you can still dance like you're 20 but wake up feeling 60).
Anyway thanks again!!

Laura Butler Mullingar Park September 1 2017

Hi guys

, I just wanted to send a message to say thank you so much for last Friday night in the Mullingar Park Hotel. We received so many compliments on the band - you were amazing, thank you. We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Keep up the good work. 👍



Sharon Mc Carthy Muckross park Killarney September 9th 2017

Hi all!

Myself and Jeremiah just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job ye did at our wedding sat night in the Muckross Park!  I don't think the dance floor wasn't full at any stage which is a credit to ye and so many people have been complimenting ye to us since so again thank you so much 


David and Siobhan Dromoland Castle August 18 2017


Sorry for the delay finally getting around to emailing people. Just a quick email to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding in Dromoland Castle. Its a good sign when the bride ignored everyone else and danced the night away.
We had many compliments regarding the band and everyone thought you guys were brilliant. I don't even think you took a break (or maybe that was just the bride) which never happens but so much appreciated if ye didn't . Its a lot of money to spend for a band to take a break.
I will be definitely be recommending you to anyone having a wedding
All the best and thanks again
SIobhan and David Kenny

Des and Tracey Templemore Arms hotel August 11 2017

Hey Guy's,

a massive thank you from myself and Des you were absolutely amazing , so thank you all so very much , you made our wedding day x


Dave and Christina Summerhill House Co Wicklow July 1 2017

Hi Darragh,

I hope you and all the band our keeping well.

Dave and I just wanted to contact you to say a huge thank you for everything you did at the wedding.

The ceremony music was perfect and all of our friends are raving about how great you guys were on the night - it was exactly what we wanted!

Many thanks again,
Christina and Dave

Julie and Joe Trump International hotel Doonbeg Co Clare july 7th 2017

Hi Darragh,
Joe and I just wanted to email you to thank you and the band so much for the great music you made at our wedding! I couldn't get off the d-floor all night, the music was awesome and people loved it.
We had such a good night and the music was a massive part of that.
Thanks again,
Julie Chapman

Lucy Hamill Ballymagarvey Village July 21 2017

Darragh, thank you and the band so so much for a  great night last night! Everyone loved the music and I couldn't have been happier. Dance floor jammed all night!

Will definitely be recommending you guys.

Thanks again

Jane good Anna carriage Estate co Clare june 2017

Hello Darragh,

I hope you are well.

We just wanted to thank you so much for your absolutely amazing performance at our wedding....we will never ever forget it. People are still talking about how fantastic the band were! I don't think I really left the dance floor all night! 😁
You were also a pleasure to deal with and always had so much patience with all my questions and we really appreciate that.
We just got back from honeymoon last week, had the best time ever! Trying to get back into reality now!
Best wishes
Jane and Ronan

Sennin and Sylvie Farnham Estate Cavan June 29 2017

Hey Darragh, just wanted to shoot you a mail to thank you for the whole day of our wedding, we had an amazing time as did everyone much in thanks to you and the guys who were brilliant!
We will give your details to any friends that we have who get married.
Thanks again
Sennin and Sylvie

Jason and Norah Mount Juliet June 23 2017

Hi Darragh & band,


Just a note to say thanks a mil for providing the music all day on our wedding last Friday in Mount Juliet House.


From music during ceremony, reception, wedding & DJ the whole day was brilliant.

You had the dance floor full all night and all our Finnish & Irish friends loved it!


Feel free to use this as a testimonial if you like.


Thanks again,

Jason & Nora


Sylvia Mc Mahon June 1 2017 Farnham Estate Cavan

Hi Darragh,

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks a million for last Thursday. Everyone was dancing all night and we got some many comments on how good the band were.

Thanks for everything.

Best wishes,

Colin Connaughton april 29 Mac Donald Hotel Kinsale 2017

Hi Darragh,

Just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and all the band for an amazing nights entertainment. The floor was full all night and people were commenting on how brilliant the band was. We'll be recommending Blacktye to everyone.
Thanks for everything
Colin & Lorraine
MacDonald Hotel Kinsale 29th April 2017

Dunraven Arms Adare March 4th 2017

Hi Darragh,

We found it really difficult to choose a wedding band as it's so hard to tell how the showcase will translate on the night. But Blacktye were absolutely brilliant. For us, the big thing was that they were fun and energetic - it's really clear from the videos on their Facebook page that they know how to keep the dancefloor full all night. They really didn't disappoint and I would so highly recommend them if you are looking for an entertaining, fun band who are great musicians and know how to interact with the crowd. Darragh was so helpful to deal with on every aspect of things and always happy to answer questions or be flexible to whatever we needed. The band were super professional on the night and worked really hard. Our dinner ended earlier than expected so they probably played for a longer time than usual but managed to keep the floor full and the tempo up all night. The music at the drinks reception was really great too. All of our guests really enjoyed them - it was so much fun, they are so decent and hardworking, I would really recommend them for your big day.

All the best,


Trish Twomey


Paddy And Bredge Odea Feb 11 2017

Hi Darragh,

I just wanted to thank you for your amazing performance on our wedding day. We are still getting comments from our guests weeks later on how good you were.

You were a treat to deal with, nothing was too much trouble and you delivered an amazing show.

Except the dirty dancing bit, which drained every drop of blood from my body immediately. But i know everyone else really enjoyed it from the snapchat responses. I use the word "enjoy" ironically.

Hats off to all of your guys, well done and ill be sure to recommend you to anyone thats looking for a band in the future. If you ever need a backup dancer, make sure you don't come anywhere near me.

Thanks a million
Paddy & Bredge O'Dea

David Byrne November 25th Armada Clare 2016

Hi Darragh and co !! Just want to thank you for an epic night in the Armada !! the place was rocking all night ! Special thanks for learning "A little respect" !! My own personal highlight ! Ye have been getting compliments from our guests since !!

Ciara and Martin Porter - Harveys Point December 17 2016

Hi Darragh

Just a quick note to say thank you. You were brilliant at our wedding Saturday. The floor literally never emptied. We had such a ball. Thank you.


The Cliff townhouse Dec 10 2016

Hi Darragh,

Thank you for putting on the most amazing music on Saturday- you guys were total pros! Kim's singing at the ceremony gave me goosebumps.

I'll be sure to recommend you guys to all of my friends!


December 2nd BMW Christmas party 2016

Morning Darragh,

Just a quick note on behalf of the staff across the Frank Keane Group - a massive thanks to you and each of the other band members for a fantastic night on Friday! Thanks also for interacting with the crowd and letting Andrew sing at the end. I’ve had 5 Christmas parties with work here and I have to say that was by far the best one. The entertainment was top class and the staff had only great words for you, you’ll be the talk of the canteens for the week!

I’m sure with the success of Friday night we’ll have a band again next year so I’ll be in touch.

Much appreciated,


Lara Scarff

Marketing Executive

Frank Keane BMW

Annette Ryan Renvyle House Connemara November 19 2016

Hi Darragh,

we just wanted to say an absolutely huge thank you for the music at our wedding. Having never seen you play before, we took a little risk but you exceeded all our expectations. The band were so fantastic. We've had so many comments about you and it was great to see the dance floor full all night long! Thank you again! The dirty dancing idea was fantastic and it was great to see David rise to the challenge! X


Elaine and Jonathan Kinnity Castle October 1 2016

Thanks a million Darragh

Your a brilliant bunch and we couldn't have asked for a better band. Music was top notch and the craic was mighty:) Entertainment at its best ppl still ask us who our band was!

We will definitely be writing a review (a good one we swear lol:)

Thanks a million
Elaine and Jonathan Ryan

lorraine and Aaron Lustybeg Island 29 of September 2016

Just wanted to drop you guys a quick note to say thank you for the incredible show you put on for our wedding on 29/9. From the dance off with Ron Burgundy to the conga line- we loved every second. Our guests have all told us that it's the only wedding they've been to where the dance floor was going all night! Thank you all for helping make our wedding amazing!

 — with Aaron McNaughton.Lorraine Anthony

17 September 2016 Bunratty Castle Hotel Anthony and Sharon

Hi Darragh,

Thanks very much for last night, we had a great night and you guys, and gal, were brilliant. Absolutely loved it. Loads of comments already on how good you guys were!!!! Pleasure. If I get married again.....;)haha

Thanks so much
Anthony (&Sharon)

September 24th 2016 Clanree Hotel Donegal

Hey Darragh,
Thanks again for last night.  Great gig..
Everyone is still speaking about how class you guys were... will be recommending you to everyone.
If you could possibly send on the video ye took after maniac would really appreciate it.
Thanks again for a very a fantastic night.


John and Lorraine August 4th 2016 Stephouse Borris

Thank you so much to you and the other band members for a fantastic performance at our wedding.  The crowd were raving about the music. I knew that you were going to be great! There was a great fun atmosphere and John and I loved every minute of it.. and dancing with all our friends and family looking on. Everyone was convinced that John had planned the dance and had lessons for his surprise dance for his bride. Thanks a million for making our wedding day so special. One we won't forget. John and Lorraine

Amy and Eoin July 16 2016

Hi Darragh and the rest of the wonderfully talented members of Blacktye,

Thank you so much for playing Saturday at our wedding in Clon. I have to say I never danced as much in my life! Ye were outstanding ! Everybody commented on how great ye were.
Hope the long road back wasn't too bad.

Thanks again ,

Amy and Eoin

Sarah and Simon Barnabrow House April 30th 2016

Hi Darrah,

Just wanted to say thanks to you and the band for getting everyone dancing at our wedding on the 30th April. It doesn't take a lot to get our friends dancing but you really had the dancefloor packed all night. Perfect selection of tunes, everyone loved it and loads of people have told us how good they thought you were. The 90's dance section, rhythm is a dancer etc was a particular highlight!!
Thanks again - Simon and Sarah


Amy Kelly and Ger Seafield House May 7th 2106

Thanks so much for the other night. Everybody thought yas were great and loved loved the saxophonist! I didn't get off the floor all night x
Amy Kelly

Lesley & Madthav April 2 Shelbourne Hotel 2016

Dear Darragh,

We hope you are well.

We just wanted to write and say thank you so much for making our day so special.

Sorry it's taken us a few weeks, have been meaning to get in touch but wifi was intermittent at best in Mexico.

We really appreciate the hard work you and the rest of the band put in to make the evening reception so much fun.  Everyone had a great time and there were a lot of sore heads (and feet!) the next day, which we think is a good sign!!

Thanks again and good luck with all your upcoming weddings!

Take care,
Lesley & Madthav

Ryan and Donna kinnity Castle April 16 2016

Hi Darragh

Hope your doing well, Donna and myself are back in the states now and we just wanted to reach out and say thank you again for performing at our wedding at Kinnitty a couple weeks, You guys were beyond amazing! We got Lots and lots of compliments from our guests about your band. So again Thank you all so much!! Hope to see you at another wedding soon!

Take Care
Ryan and Donna

March 5th 2016 Westport Woods Hotel

Hi Darragh,

Just a quick note to thank you and your band for the amazing music last weekend, my only regret is that I couldn't dance enough as everyone wanted to speak to me 🙂
You are certainly a top quality band and we have received so many compliments about the music.
All the best
Michelle and Criostoir

Boyne hill House 2nd October 2015

Hi Darragh,
Gavin and I just wanted to drop a line to say a big warm and fuzzy 'THANK YOU'. You guys were amazing at our wedding. You really read the crowd and found what buttons to press to get them on the dance floor. Everyone was raving about the bands 90's music set and we loved it. The whole band were energetic and were really open and engaging with the crowd. No ordinary wedding band that's for sure! The DJ set was super. We were granted our wish and were given a fantastic 30 minute set dancing to Groove Armada, Prodigy, Chemical Bros etc! A real treat.
So please send our thanks to the rest of the band. We would recommend you guys any day.
Best wishes,
Paula and Gavin. xx

Sep 5 2015 Tulfarris

Hey Darragh

Sorry I didn't get in contact after the wedding, we are just back from honeymoon and just wanted to get in touch to give you some great feedback.
Myself and Cathal just wanted to thank you and all the band for such an amazing effort at our wedding. From the church, reception music, band and DJ, it was just perfect. You all definitely know how to get a party started and to keep up the momentum. We will definitely be recommending you to others. It helped make our day !!!
Many people have already been asking about you, so expect some calls !!!!

Sandra McCrea.

Niall Ryan Trim Castle September 10 2015

Hi Daragh

Thanks for a great day and making it so special. The band were brilliant and we couldn't be happier about how everything went. Brilliant nights craic and we will definitely be recommending you to anyone who asks. Everyone loved the music.

Thanks again

Niall & Orla

july 4 Ballybeg house 2015

Ballybeg 4th July 2015

Hope all is well.

Didn't get a chance before we went away.....
We're back from our Honeymoon now and just getting round to thanking everyone. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and the rest of the band you guys were awesome! The dance floor was rocking from start to finish (told you it would be!) Had nothing but good feedback from everyone at the wedding, next time someone we know is thinking about getting married in Ireland I'll recommend you guys!

Once again from my wife & I, thank you for being part of what was most definitely the best night of our life's!




July 11 2015 Galway bay hotel

Hi Darragh

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for
Saturday (11th July)! You guys were outstanding and everyone has been
raving to us about how great ye were. You were so fun to have around and
were great at making sure the dance floor was full for the night. The
groom really enjoyed the antics and even though he put a hole through the
leg of his trousers doing his guitar slide across the dance floor, he
wouldn't change a thing!! I will be recommending you guys to anyone who
asks and spreading the word!!

Thanks again for helping make our day so memorable!

Best wishes


Helena and Ali June 14 Ballymagarvey 2015

​​​​​Hi Darragh,

I hope you are keeping well. Darragh, Ali & I just wanted to thank you all for such wonderful music on our wedding day. The ceremony music was out of this world. Kim sang so beautifully. It was amazing. Although, we unfortunately missed the music at the drinks reception, all of our guests were raving about it.

The evening music was AMAZING! We through what has to be described as an unconventional first dance song choice at you & you made it work!! It was fab! All of our friends & family danced the night away. So many people have told us that ye were the best wedding band they had seen & we second that.

Thanks so much to you all & all the very best for the future.

Kind regards,


May 24th 2015 Fernhill Clonakilty

Hi Darragh
Now that the wedding is over, we've had time to reflect on what an amazing day we had.
We wanted to express our sincerest thanks for the great entertainment that you guys provided. Our friends and family were boogieing all night. Lots of people have  mentioned how amazing you guys were and how diverse the music selection was. Rhythm is a dancer and Guns n roses in the same set - amazing. Also, thanks for the excellent rendition of 'we're going to be friends' for the first dance.
If there is anywhere that you want us to leave a short review or testimonial (or you can just use this email) then please let us know. I've also attached a few pictures of you guys.
Once again, THANK YOU!
Aidan & Julia

June 6 2015 mount juliet

Hi Darragh and co!

Steve and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. Ye guys were amazing! The dance floor was jam-packed all night and being the seasoned wedding goers that we are, we can safely say that you don't see that very often! We are on honeymoon at the moment but we've received lots of messages from our friends saying how great ye were and talking to my mum yesterday she was still raving about ye! So you definitely appeal to all ages! Also we really appreciate you playing for so long, especially as you didn't get going until later than anticipated, what with the speeches etc.,so thanks for that.

One thing I would advise is to get a good big sign with the name Blacktye on it for the stage as so many people came up to me during the night wondering what your name was!

Anyway guys thanks for all your help and for making our wedding night such a super party!

Kate and Steve Ruane.

February 21 2015 Breaffy House Mayo

Hi Darragh and Band!

This is later than we intended, but  Eoghan and I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you!!
We booked you straight after your showcase in Duffy, - you sounded brilliant, you had a great range of songs and you seemed to be having a great time, exactly what we wanted for our guests!
From the church, to reception music, band and Dj you were just fantastic - Thank you!!
You were so professional and helpful, not just on the night but right from the outset.
The dance floor was full the whole night long, infact two couples who attened our wedding, have made enquiries with you!
I'm sorry we didnt get to chat more on the night, it just went by in such a blur!

Wishing you and the band all the best for the future.

Breda and Eoghan

Ps if you ever find yourself in Mountmellick, call into us at Breda's Gift Shop ! 🙂

January 3 2015 Hibernian club

How are things?
Not sure if you remember us, but you and Blacktye played at our wedding in the Hibernian Club on January 3rd.
Thanks so much for entertaining our guests on the big day. People are still raving about how fantastic you were and really enjoyed the mix of music you played. I was delighted that the first dance was so short...
We'll be sure to have you back for our Silver Wedding Anniversary!
Thanks again.
Graham & Catherine


31 12 2014 castle dargan Niamh Finn

Darragh et al, thank you all so much for being such an amazing wedding band for our wedding on New Year's Eve. You were so honest and upfront about how we should organise everything that was happening, father-daughter dance etc, and you were right, it all worked out beautifully and our guests were on the floor all night. Everyone has been asking about you. My husband and I really appreciate your contribution to the best night of our lives 😀

January 1 2015 Ballymagarvey Village

Hey Darragh
Just wanted to send you a message to say thanks for Thursday, everyone has been raving about the band, ye were absolutely class and had the place hopping the whole night!!
Also thanks a million for DJing, we really appreciated that so many of the requests were played, especially with the late late notice that we gave you!
Ye were great at keeping all the guests involved and the conga line into the bar was hillarious!!
Thanks again, we'll be recommending you to everyone!!
Kev and Emma

October 25th Loughrea hotel 2014

On behalf of Joanna and myself, I want to thank you for playing at our wedding last Saturday. It was a brilliant set that kept everyone on the floor all night...Great musicians and you're all great craic! Great version of our choice of first dance song too. Couldn't have been happier with our choice of band! Thanks!


Stephen O Donnell

october 11 hotel doolin 2014

Hi Darragh

We just wanted to thank you all for the absolutly amazing music!

Picking a band is one if the hardest things to do when planning a wedding from abroad - we must have spent hours listening to different bands on the net, to the point they all started to sound the same - but we kept coming back to Blacktye!

We are delighted now with our choice and so many of our guests commented on how good ye where!
Thanks again for everything
Aoife and Cathal

Kinnity Castle september 24th 2014

Elaina and myself would very much like to thank you and the band for
being part of a truly amazing night. The entire night was fabulous!
Your performance of our first dance "Your All I Need to Get By" by
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell was something we will never forget, an
absolutely brilliant performance.

Thank you,

Nate and Elaina     USA

September 20th 2014 lutterlstown Castle

Hi Darragh
I didn't get to say goodbye to you on Saturday so I just wanted to drop you a mail. You were fantastic last week, everyone said so. I couldn't have asked for better musicians and singers all throughout the day. You made my dad's nightmare letting him up as well! I'm raging it's all over, can't believe it's a week already. We're in Mumbai now and I've been mostly preoccupied with working out what excuse I Can come up with to do it all again 🙂
If you want feedback or testimonials done or anything, I'd be delighted to do one. Or I can go on one of the Wedding madso forums as rate you if you like 🙂
Thanks again, you were really brilliant.


August 8th Kilashee House Hotel 2014

Hi Darragh,

Just a quick mail to express our thanks for providing us with a wonderful night of entertainment in Killashee on 8th August.
Everybody though that the band were fabulous and thankfully the floor was full all night.
Please express our thanks to all members of the band.
We will recommend ye where possible in the future.
Kind Regards,
Eddie & Martha.

July 12 2014

Hi Darragh,

Just an email to say thank you so much for an amazing performance at our wedding last sat 12th July. We could'nt have been happier with the music and how you got everyone up onto the dance floor. You created a brilliant atmosphere from start to finish. Also a big thank you for facilitating our friend who performed our first dance. We really appreciated it.
You really were superb!!
Thank you
Jessica and Tomás


June 20 2014 Kilashee

Hey Darragh,

Just a quick message to say thanks to all you guys for a wonderful performance on the night of our wedding. We had so many people comment the next day on how great the band and DJ were.

It was a great night and you guys did a great job for us.

Thanks a million,
David and Anne

June 27 2014

Hi Darragh,


Just a quick email now that I am back at work l to so thanks.


The band were just brilliant on the night and all our guests really loved you guys as I’m sure you could tell from the full dancefloor!. It really was great to see everyone having such a good time.


Ciara the Manager in Bellingham Castle was very impressed and took your details from me so hopefully you get some more business from them.


Thanks again



Tara Butler (Dublin) x 3931


May 30th 2014

Hi Darragh,

Just back from the honeymoon so I wanted to say a belated thank you for the amazing music you provided for our wedding on May 30th at Dromoland. I was far from organised and you and your team were so professional it all ran fantastically smoothly.

Thanks again,

Carol Casey
Recruitment Co-ordinator
The British Racing School

June 13th 2014

Hi Darragh,thanks for your great music at the wedding of Tom&I last Sat in Castle Durrow. Everyone was commenting how great you were I'll be recommending you! Susan.

JUNE 14TH 2014

Just back from our honeymoon and wanted to drop you a quick message to say thanks.

You guys were amazing and definitely added to our wedding experience.

All the guests had such a laugh during the riverdance and everything else. It was brilliant.

Thanks so much,

Camilla and Simon

JUNE 28TH 2014

Hi Darragh,
Massive thanks to you and all the band for a fantastic night on Saturday...we had an absolute ball!! Everyone said how great the band was, we will be highly recommending you.
Thanks again and all the best for the future.

Jason & Maria

Wedding Reception on the 09 March 2013

I just wanted to send an email to you before we head off on honeymoon as I won't get the formal thank you out before we go on and I really wanted to say what a fantastic day we had. We both had a great time dancing to your fantastic band. We really enjoyed our first dance which you performed beautifully and you made sure what could have been a very stressful time, a wonderful and memorable dance. Your kindness, attention to detail and good humour ensured the evening ran smoothly.

Thank you for all you hard work in ensuring we had a very special day.

Kind regards

Cara & Rob

Wedding Excellence!

Just want to give a shout out and a huge thank you to all of Blacktye for an amazing day and night and for helping make the wedding perfect! The music was just perfect and the band were all a great laugh and everyone dancing on the floor and were great at getting the crowd going! I was the best man at the wedding in Kilronan and i cannot compliment them enough as out of all the weddings i have been too they have been by far the best band i have ever seen at a wedding and i will definitely be recommending them to everyone and hopefully when my own day comes i will be able to get them too!! 🙂 😀


Cosgrove Wedding Party

Wedding in darver castle on march 16th 2013

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your help with the band. From day one, you were a pleasure to deal with. You made the whole process so easy. I got talking to Darragh before the band played that evening in Darver Castle. However, I never got talking to the band when they finished up.

My god they were superb. Will you thank each of them for me as I never got the chance to, The lead singer made such a great job of our first dance, and it was a tough one to crack. I will certainly be recommending you to friends.

Well done on such a professional operation from start to finish.

Many thanks

Michael Berrill

Just dropping a quick note now..

We are back in the land of the living !! the band were excellent on the day for the wedding , lots of people commented on both the church music and the main performance . My best friend Laura Callaghan just got engaged when we were away and is looking for the band also !!!!

Orlaith Corcoran


I just wanted to thank the band for an amazing performance. They were absolutely fantastic. They rocked the house and kept everyone entertained all night. They were also gracious enough to allow one of our guest join in with them and sing and play the drums.

Edward Sommerville, who is the curator of Lough Cutra Estate, said it was the best band he had heard. He said that they were far better than all the other bands that have come to entertain during all of the weddings that had taken place there over the years. I think he will be recomending Blacktye for any potential bride and grooms planning there wedding there.

Again please send my thanks to all the band members, we had such a great time and the were outstanding, the best!

Thanks for all your help in organizing everything and should I ever need a band in Ireland, I'll know who to call.

All the best,

Erin McGuire

Hi Daragh & The Lads

Myself and Teresa wanted to drop you a quick line before we head on honeymoon. You were fantastic on Wednesday and all are guests said you were brilliant from start to finish. Happy New Year and wishing you all the best for 2010. And the lady that sang at the church was astonishing.

Warm Regards

Jason & Teresa

We have now returned home after the excitement...

Our wedding and reception on the 1st of May at the Howth Golf Club. We would very much like to thank you and your band for the excellent show, in addition of course to the church music and disco. We may be a bit biased but we really have not seen so many people dance from the very first to last song at the wedding reception. We had many comments from our guests on just how good you were that night.

We would be please to provide a reference in the future if required.

Best wishes

Gavin & Edel Hindley

Firstly, sincere apologies

For not even speaking to you or the band on the night of our wedding. We were having such a good time dancing with the all the guests that we just forgot to say hello - never mind thank you!

We have had fantastic feedback from all our guests - they thought you were a brilliant band.
If you recall the evening, you will know that everyone enjoyed it so much because the dance floor was full ALL night!
It was so busy that my friends were telling me they had to dance on the carpet!

You judged the crowd really well and played everything we wanted including the cheesy dance music at the end!

Thank you all for being so professional and making it a great night.

All the best,

Ruth & Stephen


Just to say thanks a million for your music on Friday at the Royal Marine! Ye were fab! All the guests are still raving about ye! Full dance floor all night - perfect. Thanks so much and the Yorkshire tune was much appreciated!

Cliona & Nigel

Hey Ruth,

A very belated note to say thank you and Blacktye for the great music last year. It was all amazing! Hope all is good with you and your keeping busy.

Derval and Neil

Hi Daragh and Blacktye,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the huge part you played in our wedding on the 6 th June in Summerhill.

Everyone was raving about how great you were, and you remembered all the songs we wanted played, and learned new ones to perfection. You also kept everyone involved and up dancing. We especially loved the air guitar competition, and the dirty dancing bit.

It was really important to us to have a live band, and a good one at that. You guys exceeded our expectations, and I would recommend you to anyone.

Thanks again

Hazel and Ger

Apologies for the delay...

Thanking you for a wonderful day on Saturday July 2nd 2011, Myself and Lina were both delighted with how the day went. Everything was perfect from the church music right through until you finished as DJ. I received so much positive feedback. Its hard to know where to begin. Is there a place where you would like me to do a more substantial review?

Ironically enough the only negative part for us was that the weather was so nice and meant people wanted to stay out (again bitter sweet!), I was very impressed with how you and the band were actually able to beat the weather and encourage people to come in! I have no hesitations in recommending Blacktye to anyone that asks.

Thank you for making our day very special.

Mick & Lina

Hello Ruth

Can you pass this on to Darragh and the rest of the band please? Just to say thanks a million for everything on the 18th of June, they  were absolutely brilliant.

I hope they get some bookings out of it!

Thanks very much.


Hi Ruth, Darragh & all from Blacktye

Just a quick note to thank you for making our wedding day so special from the church music and throughout the night!! You were amazing, all our guests are still talking about how great it was. I think the dance off to ACDC with the groom and bestman will hold many memories for everyone!

Thanks also for our surprise dance which was great fun. We will definitely be recomending you to all our friends in the future, thanks again for everything.

Elaine & Thomas
Photos taken Mount Druid - Boutique Camping & Alternative Wedding Venue