About The Blarneys Irish Band – professional Irish wedding band based in Manchester
Playing a unique blend of raucous Celtic rock as well as pop and rock classics, The Blarneys are different from your average insipid covers band.
The songs are played with a passion and energy that is guaranteed to leave the crowd singing, dancing and begging for more!
With over a decades experience of working in the wedding industry, we're a talented group of musicians with a passion for performance.
Primarily, we are a quartet featuring bass, drums, acoustic guitar and fiddle/lead guitar/mandolin. However, we can perform as a semi-acoustic trio featuring cajón instead of drums.
This allows us the flexibility to meet the needs of your event, whatever they might be.
Our repertoire of music includes collections of popular songs from pop, rock, soul and indie (and of course, Irish!) and an extensive selection of covers and musical compositions perfect for any and every occasion.
We’re flexible in the songs and styles we perform and will work with you to suit your event. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information!
We are available as an Irish wedding band for hire in North West England, as well as corporate events, private parties and charity events in the region.
So if you're looking to hire the finest Irish wedding band UK has to offer, get in touch with The Blarneys Irish Band.
"You were fab on Saturday night. We really enjoyed ourselves, though not quite sure how Mike got up with you to sing!!! Feedback from our friends and family (from Ireland) has been fantastic - venue, band, happy time had by all. We booked The Blarneys for our wedding because we wanted something a little different and we were absolutely delighted. A great bunch of guys who have a really mastered the art of creating an atmosphere without completely taking over."
– Su & Mike Chapman, 6 July 2019, wedding in Manchester
Verified booking on FixTheMusic
"We booked The Blarneys for our wedding because we wanted something a little different and we were absolutely delighted. A great bunch of guys who have a really mastered the art of creating an atmosphere without completely taking over. The sound was really professional, song selection perfect, everyone was up dancing or tapping their feet! We really can't recommend these guys enough."
– Nick & Emma Reed, 13 February 2019, wedding in Merseyside
Verified booking on FixTheMusic
"We cannot praise The Blarneys enough. Their enthusiasm and professionalism shone through on the day. People who wouldn't ordinarily get up and dance were 'up there'! We had a good mix of Irish and English, young and old, all of whom were drawn in by the infectious sounds."
– Sue & Giles Cochran, 11 February 2019, wedding in Preston
"We've had loads of positive feedback about the wedding since coming back of our honeymoon....No.1 on the list is The Blarneys! 10/10!"
– John & Gilly Keane, 24 January 2019, wedding in the Lake District
"Thanks lads for making our day so complete. We didn't want our day to be a formal affair we wanted it to be a 'party' and you helped create this for us in abundance!"
– Michael & Tiffany Cadhla, 16 December 2018, wedding in Lancashire
"Thank you for playing at our wedding on the 24th July....you were brilliant and made our night, everyone is still raving about your performance!! Thanks again."
– Ffion & Damian Hastings, 22 August 2018, wedding in Cheshire
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for playing at our wedding. You were absolutely brilliant!"
– Em & John Bourne, 13 August 2018, wedding in Carlisle
Galway Girl (steve Earle)
Dirty Old Town (the Pogues)
Bang On The Ear (the Waterboys)
Fisherman Blues (the Waterboys)
Whiskey In The Jar (trad Irish/thin Lizzy)
Tell Me Ma (traditional Irish)
Wild Rover (traditional Irish)
Star Of The County Down (traditional Irish)
Rainy Night In Soho (the Pogues)
Wagon Wheel (various)
Marie's Wedding (traditional Irish)
Sweet Home Alabama (lynyrd Skynyrd)
Brown Eyed Girl (van Morrison)
The Mighty Quinn (bob Dylan/manfred Mann)
Folsom Prison Blues (johnny Cash)
Ring Of Fire (johnny Cash)
There Is A Light (the Smiths)
Sympathy For The Devil (rolling Stones)
Into The Mystic (van Morrison)
Satisfaction (rolling Stones)
High & Dry (radiohead)
Time Of Your Life (green Day)
Meet Me In The Morning (bob Dylan)
Ooh La La (the Faces)
Higher & Higher (jackie Wilson)
Superstition (stevie Wonder)
Beast Of Burden (rolling Stones)
Wish You Were Here (pink Floyd)
Ain't No Sunshine (bill Withers)
Half The World Away (oasis)
There She Goes (the La's)
Hey Jude (the Beatles)
Teenage Kicks (the Undertones)
Dancing In The Moonlight (thin Lizzy)
Waterfall (the Stone Roses)
Fools Gold (the Stone Roses)
Blowin' In The Wind (bob Dylan)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (the Rolling Stones)