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Blacktye Wedding Band

Stamullen, Co Meath
Reviews (104) 5/5
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Blacktye are Dublin's premier function band covering a wide range of styles including pop, rock, country, banging dance hits with our rapper. Blacktye have a male,female vocalist and a rapper .Unique and Versatile

If you are looking for a talented, lively, professional and experienced band for your wedding, corporate or social event then you should contact Blacktye. They are constantly improving and expanding their repertoire and will arrange any musical selection upon request.

With very competitive rates, Blacktye offer a number of packages. Depending on the nature and budget of your event you can choose from our  packages.


104 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Paula Crowley
Added 23rd Feb 2023
Wedding 27th Dec 2022
Blacktye Thank you so much for all the fun and love you brought to our wedding in castle Leslie. We loved having you all there and there wasn’t one person sitting down everyone was on the dance floor from the moment you started until you finished, you guys are absolutely awesome and I can’t recommend you enough. Thank you for all the wonderful memories we will never forget the joy you brought to our special day. The best wedding band hand down! Lots of love Paula and Steven Crowley
Sinéad Foy
Added 25th Nov 2022
Wedding 8th Oct 2022
Blacktye were brilliant and we had an amazing time when they played at our wedding! 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 Blacktye absolutely nailed it! I couldn’t stay away from that dance floor for too long! Thank you to the band for making the evening come alive.
Megan Dunne
Added 22nd Sep 2022
Wedding 20th Aug 2022
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!
Frances Nolan
Added 26th May 2022
Wedding 10th Apr 2022
Blacktye are an incredible band! We had such a fun wedding thanks to them. They made the evening for us. Darragh was a delight to work on our wedding with and made everything straightforward and simple. We ended up requesting our first dance song 2 weeks before the big day and he was very calm about it letting us know they’d be able to do it no problem. The band performed it perfectly! On the day they instigated a dance-off between the bridesmaids, the best man and a couple other guests! It was such a fun evening and all of our guests commented on how much they loved the band. We can’t recommend Blacktye enough – nothing was too much trouble and we didn’t stop dancing til 2am!
Added 30th Aug 2022
Wedding 9th Apr 2022
OMG what a band!!!! they are incredible, the dance floor was full all night. We have had a lot of people messaging asking for them to be in their wedding as they were just so good. Super easy to deal with, had no problems learning a new song for our first dance song.
Charlotte and Tomás
Added 26th Nov 2021
Wedding 19th Nov 2021
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.
Added 21st Nov 2021
Wedding 11th Nov 2021
Darragh and the band were amazing, the floor was full all night. Would highly recommend
Danielle Joyce
Added 29th Nov 2021
Wedding 30th Oct 2021
We booked Blacktye for our wedding on 30th October and had the most fantastic experience with them. They got everyone up from their seats and involved which was great fun. I particularly loved the bridesmaids and groomsmen dance off. They are really talented and such great entertainers. We booked them for our drinks reception through to the DJ so the whole thing was seamless and flowed easily. The set up was quick and they even shared a microphone with my husband when he wanted to sing his speech! I highly recommend them to any couples looking for a fun and lively band on their special day.
Alannah & Ciarán
Added 28th Oct 2021
Wedding 23rd Oct 2021
We had Black Tye for our wedding. We got the drinks reception, band and dj. The drinks reception instrumental was relaxing and perfect for our guests as we wanted to leave the band singing for the main event. The band had the dance floor full all night long. We would highly recommend Darragh and band for any event. We truly had a memorable evening celebrating.
Added 15th Nov 2021
Wedding 15th Oct 2021
We had Blacktye for our reception and we loved it. Darragh was great to deal with from the start and always quick to call back or email. We were lucky that this was the date we picked from the start so there was no change but Darragh maintained communication throughout. On the night of the wedding, they had everyone entertained young and old. The dancefloor was full all night and everyone the next day was complimenting the band. Highly recommend and would love to see them again at another wedding. We had a memorable evening
Sinéad & Mark
Added 23rd Nov 2021
Wedding 10th Oct 2021
The band were just phenomenal, the dance floor never emptied with songs to suit every taste. From fantastic suits, plenty of humour and unbelievable talent , Blacktye were fantastic. They are great to deal with too and such a nice bunch of people. Our guests and us had a great night. Thank you for being part of our special day!
David and Liz Liz Kehoe
Added 12th Oct 2021
Wedding 8th Oct 2021
Hi Guys If you could just put the review you just sent to me here that would massively help . David Kehoe Mon, Oct 11, 10:25 PM (12 hours ago) to Darragh 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
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Thanks a mill Guys hope we bump into each other in Wexford Again.
Darragh and Recie
Added 8th Nov 2021
Wedding 1st Oct 2021
Blacktye were recommended to us by a family member and we were delighted we went with them for our wedding! We got them for our reception and DJ and they had everyone up dancing all night. They were really interactive on the night, and played anything we asked for, even rapping gangsta’s paradise which was personal highlight! Darragh was a pleasure to deal with, and would recommend them without hesitation if you’re looking to get everyone up partying.
Úna and Kento
Added 31st Jan 2022
Wedding 24th Aug 2021
Blacktye were a really great wedding band and really flexible and accommodating we had to change dates from 2020 to 2021. They had the dance floor full from start to finish and learnt our first dance song with only weeks to go to our wedding. They also stepped in last minute to do our ceremony music too which was a really wonderful addition to our outdoor ceremony on the cliffs of Moher… overall, a very talented group of musicians with a great manager in Darragh!
Fiona & Francis
Added 14th Oct 2020
Wedding 9th Oct 2020
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.
Added 22nd Sep 2020
Wedding 12th Sep 2020
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!
Cathal & Helen
Added 5th Jul 2021
Wedding 9th Sep 2020
Blacktye are an excellent band with a real choice of instruments and singers. This is why we booked them. They had our dance floor full from start to finish and we only had 25 guests. I would highly recommend them.
Fiona & Moray
Added 29th Oct 2019
Wedding 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
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Guys Im still wondering out of the Scots,Irish,Welsh and English who took the prize of best Dancer's it has to be between Ireland and Wales ? I didn't see one person on a phone all night .Thanks a million for the Kind word's Darragh
Yvonne Twomey
Added 21st Nov 2019
Wedding 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!
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Thank's a million Guys the gin table was in full flow at the drinks reception which alway's makes the dancing easier thanks a million for booking us and we are delighted to get the review. Darragh
Marina & Ciarán
Added 13th Sep 2019
Wedding 6th Sep 2019
Hey Darragh, as we're back in Seattle now I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for everything! You had an incredibly tough week and still managed to come to Cork and make our day. The First dance was great, apparently we looked incredibly focused, our dance teacher would kill us lol. I also liked how you spotted when we were teaching Irish dancing and put on Riverdance, nice! Thanks again, my sister definitely picked the right group
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Guys I appreciate the comment about the tough week it wasn't easy, but i'm lucky that i do love what i do and realise that someones wedding is so important so it kept my mind off things so i really appreciate the kind words. Darragh
Felicity and Conleth
Added 12th Sep 2019
Wedding 24th Aug 2019
What can I say, these guys absolutely rocked it. There really are no words to describe how great Darragh and the guys were, with amazing remixes right through to how they managed to get the grasp of our crowd from the get go - that was seriously impressive. These guys honestly made the day and we were completely worn out from the (horrific!) dancing (sorry you had to witness that!) - our muscles are still sore to this day... We have had so many people asking us who the band were and for contact numbers/details which we have happily passed on. There are a couple of Scottish ones that have been asking do they travel too...! All in all, what a day made by the best band & DJ ever. So thank you guys for making it one hell of a party! Will 100% be getting them booked again - with a series of 30th birthdays coming up we'll no doubt be having Blacktye at the helm. Thanks again to the whole band - honestly blown away and couldn’t recommend them enough! Felicity & Conleth
Chloe Connolly
Added 30th Sep 2019
Wedding 29th Jul 2019
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
Cheryl and Tom
Added 13th Sep 2019
Wedding 28th Jul 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
Added 30th Aug 2019
Wedding 26th Jul 2019
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.
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Kelsey Thanks a million for putting this up it helps us alot i cant remember had you settled here in Ireland? If so the two of you are welcome for a cup of tea in Meath anytime. Darragh
Nadia and Keith Aquilina-Forde
Added 12th Sep 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 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. All the best for the future. Kind regards Nadia & Keith
Stephanie Cronin
Added 17th Jul 2019
Wedding 15th Jun 2019
Blacktye were absolutely brilliant. The amount of people including myself that had to look up at different stages to see if they 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. Kept everybody entertained throughout the night and got people back on their feet straight away after the break. Highly recommend, Darragh was excellent to deal with. Thanks again.
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Stephanie They're very Kind words we ended up doing alot of cork weddings the following three weeks we could of moved down there. We met a girl doing a photo booth who said she knew you and your fiance ,I mentioned we were in Castlemartyre a fair bit and she mentioned your wedding ,Small world.
Anna Marie and James
Added 12th Sep 2019
Wedding 1st Jun 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 & Jame
Chloe Devlin
Added 16th Apr 2019
Wedding 6th Apr 2019
Blacktye were absolutely fantastic! Darragh was so friendly and helpful throughout the planning process. The band was incredible on the night and the dancefloor was never empty. All our guests raved about the band the next day and had sore legs from all the dancing! Blacktye brought fun and energy to the wedding. Highly recommend!
Michael Hardman
Added 10th Jan 2019
Wedding 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
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Michael There very kind words enjoy the time spent in new york and best of luck to you and Sarah in the future you might see in Liverpool at some stage im a big fan of the place and people.
Added 24th Mar 2019
Wedding 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.
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi James I remember you all well ,and they did a great job in the function room in Crover house .Cavan crowds are always great and i've been doing this job for 15 years. From everyone in Blacktye we wish you all the best in the future . Darragh
Maeve & Ciarán
Added 18th Nov 2018
Wedding 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
Gillian Gonoud(Leavy)
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Anne and Enda
Added 23rd Oct 2018
Wedding 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
Added 22nd Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Edel & Keith Lawless
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 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
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 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! :)
Gerard Healy
Added 19th Aug 2018
Wedding 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
Added 29th Oct 2018
Wedding 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 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
Added 21st Oct 2018
Wedding 3rd Aug 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
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 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
Added 2nd Jul 2018
Wedding 8th Jun 2018
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.
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Helen I was taking to a few of your guests at the wedding they were all good fun,if your crowd are a typical Kildare crowd give me more of Kildare. Tell your Mother i said Thanks for the praise and i always say if you look after all ages in the room its a better atmosphere in the room. Darragh
Gary & Mary Kate Conroy
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 2nd Jun 2018
Blacktye are such an amazing band. They helped us out on a lot of things and they kept the dance floor filled for the night with their amazing range and style of music. We would seriously recommend Blacktye to anyone who is getting married. Thanks again everyone
Levi and Paul
Added 5th Jul 2018
Wedding 1st Jun 2018
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.
Debbi Pedreschi
Added 17th Jun 2018
Wedding 19th May 2018
Blacktye were amazing as our wedding band - they are so eclectic in the music they do, and do so well, they read the crowd brilliantly and kept us dancing and the floor filled all night long - it was simply amazing. They played off the crowd well too, without being cringy, and basically rocked the house all night. I had Blacktye for the entire day, for my ceremony through to the late night DJ, and again, all was brilliant. Ceremony music went swimmingly, with my 'surprise, secret' song for coming down the aisle 'At last' being sung superbly by Kim. My only issue in dealing with Blacktye were that there were changes in the band line up between when I booked (admittedly about 2 years in advance) and when the wedding was, and I found out through facebook rather than being notified. I would have appreciated being told directly. Thankfully, the eventual lineup that was at our wedding were fantastic as outlined above. Bottom line, highly recommended!
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Debbie thanks a million for the great review and for having the confidence in us to stay with us after we changed male singer apologise for not keeping you in the loop Were back down in Ballyseedy again soon hopefully it will be as rocking as your night. We really appreciate you choosing us . Darragh
Holly Ioannou
Added 19th Feb 2018
Wedding 16th Feb 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
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Dean and Holly Thanks a million for those kind words . If any of your friends want us to go to London to play at their weddings Its not a problem as you know I'm familiar with the area your from . All the guests were great fun and warm its a testimony to you and Dean. Best of luck in the future. Darragh
Mark Stamper
Added 8th Jan 2018
Wedding 27th Dec 2017
Well what can i say. The band were amazing from start to finish. Darragh and Kim sang at the ceremony in the chapel and played the songs we requested perfectly. Our guests all raved about the band and music they played. They read the crowd perfectly for older and younger generations and don't think the dance floor was ever empty. They had a few surprises for the groom which added to the magic. Could not recommend these guys enough. They were simply brilliant. Darragh also gives some free pre marital advice before hand. Ha ha
Ben Radford
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 22nd Nov 2017
Excellent band, dance floor was packed for the whole night! Choice of songs was brilliant and played to suit our family and friends. Excellent communication from Darragh and Co from start to finish and also I recommend the band and DJ package! Great value! 5 Star!!!!
Added 9th Nov 2017
Wedding 14th Oct 2017
Blacktye were fantastic to deal with - we were delighted with them from the very first call with Darragh! On the day, the band were excellent - lovely music at the wedding ceremony and reception and an absolutely stellar set for the evening do. This band rock! They kept our guests (and us) on the floor all night, and we had loads of comments from guest about how much fun the wedding was - Blacktye were a huge part of that! Darragh was a super DJ too! Overall just brilliant from start to finish and absolutely great craic.
Added 8th Aug 2017
Wedding 28th Aug 2017
This is co-incidentally my second cousins wedding who had Blacktye Wedding Band and I enjoyed them as much this time as last. They play everything, both male and female vocals, great entertainers, crowd interaction which got me to ditch the heels and don the fip flops so I could really let loose on the dance floor. I would recommend Blacktye to anyone who wants to have a good party
John and Deirdre Duane.
Added 16th Aug 2017
Wedding 3rd Aug 2017
Excellent band provided top class entertainment at our daughters wedding everybody commented on their professionalism and terrific music on the night. Made the day very special for us all. Highly recommended.
Added 23rd Jul 2017
Wedding 21st Jul 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 Lucy
Christina and Dave
Added 16th Aug 2017
Wedding 1st Jul 2017
Blacktye were simply amazing!! After going to the two showcase events we knew that Blacktye were going to be fantastic but on the night they were unreal. Our friends and families never left the floor and are still talking about how great they were. They also looked after our ceremony must and DJ. It was so great to be able to arrange all our music with the one group. Thanks Blacktye!!
Added 20th Jul 2017
Wedding 16th Jun 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! ???? Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the guys! 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
Added 1st Jun 2017
Wedding 9th Apr 2017
Darragh and the rest of the Blacktye band were absolutely lovely to deal with. I booked them for the full day and they were so accommodating in requests made by ourselves and our guests. They are all very talented and wonderful people. The pricing was fair and suited our budget- remember with a band and food you need to pay for good quality- as they are the two things people remember. They were so good I know a couple of brides to be at my own wedding that were interested in booking them for their big day. Thanks so much Darragh and gang- you helped make the day extra enjoyable and special
Added 1st Apr 2017
Wedding 4th Mar 2017
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.
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Trish Thats a very generous review i really enjoyed doing the dj at this wedding as i got to play stuff like the Chemicle brothers 808 state the pixies etc Sometimes that room can be a challenge due to its shape but you were all up all night so fair play so tell all you friends blacktye said thanks. Darragh
Paddy and Bredge O'Dea
Added 3rd Mar 2017
Wedding 11th Feb 2017
Hi Darragh and Band 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
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Paddy and Bredge Your friend mark was at our last showcase and booked us on your recommendation so i owe you a drink if your at his Wedding in December. I still think you may be the best Dancer of 2017 so far paddy so fair play. Darragh
Fiona and Dave
Added 21st Jan 2017
Wedding 10th Dec 2016
Thanks to Darragh and the rest of Blacktye for a fantastic set on our wedding day; the dance floor was packed for the whole evening. We couldn't recommend them enough!
Michelle and David
Added 20th Jan 2017
Wedding 25th Nov 2016
We couldn't recommend Blacktye enough ! they were easy to deal with throughout, and extremely accommodating by learning and playing a couple of requests we had ! they got the whole crowd involved and had a couple of fun impromptu surprises through the night !! our guests loved them ! all round brilliant night !!
Clare Thompson
Added 23rd Jan 2017
Wedding 12th Nov 2016
Blacktye were great at our wedding. The were involved from ceremony to drinks reception to evening party. Good communication and catered to our guests needs. We had a very child friendly wedding and the band catered for them also. I would highly recommend Blacktye and loved their selection of first dance songs!
Mark & Natasha
Added 10th Jan 2017
Wedding 13th Oct 2016
Blacktye, just wanted to say a massive thank you for coming to play at our wedding in Co Clare on 13 October. The music was amazing! Everyone was up and dancing straight away and your mix of tunes kept the dance floor filled right to the end. Thank you so much for helping to make it an amazing night.
Elaine and Jonathan Ryan
Added 8th Nov 2016
Wedding 1st Oct 2016
Blacktye as our wedding band were fantastic. We loved every minute of the music and atmosphere they provided. All the guests complimented the music and the dance floor was full which is exactly what you want at your wedding. Darragh you were great with any questions we had in the run up to the wedding. Blacktye are superb value for a top band, we cannot recommend them highly enough for your wedding.
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 30th Sep 2016
Hi darragh, One month on from our wedding I just wanted to add to what Amanda has said to you already. Blacktye on the night were very professional, very polished, very musical. We have had so many compliments from so many guests who really enjoyed themselves. The most memorable and frequent comment was that so many people got up to dance and stayed up on the dance floor. You really did get the balance of the music right, both set list and volume, and that made a great day even better. Thanks so much again, wishing you every success in the future, Mark Mac Artain
Added 3rd Oct 2016
Wedding 19th Aug 2016
Great music, everyone was dancing all night and commented on having such a good time on the dance floor all night.
Lorraine Whelan
Added 20th Sep 2016
Wedding 4th Aug 2016
Blacktye were brilliant, they made our wedding very memorable. It was so much fun, our friends and family are still raving about this wonderful band. They really got the party going from start to finish playing a range of songs to suit everyone. I can't rate them enough! Thank you!
J & D
Added 19th Aug 2016
Wedding 29th Jul 2016
Blacktye did a super job entertaining guests at our wedding & kept the dance floor full! We are very grateful to Darragh & the band for putting on such a stellar show for our guests. Their 90's medley literally lifted the roof in Lisnavagh & was a great finish to their set. I don't think I left the floor for the whole night. Their energy & enthusiasm is infectous! Thanks a million guys
Added 8th Aug 2016
Wedding 22nd Jul 2016
Blacktye were absolutely brilliant . We gave them only one instruction (no wagon wheel) and they did everything else themselves. The dancefloor was full from start to finish and the energy from the band was electric. I would have no problems whatsoever recommending them.
Gemma Roche
Added 19th Jul 2016
Wedding 3rd Jun 2016
We recently got married on the 3rd of June and had Blacktye at our wedding. We had emailed a few bands prior to finding Blacktye but I think what really got our attention at the start with Blacktye (apart from the amazing youtube videos and website!) was the promptness and professionalism of the emails right from the very start! We received so many compliments from our guests on the day on the music, nobody left the dance floor all evening! We have so far recommended this band to 3 different couple who are getting married over the next 12 months and will be recommending them in future!
Fin and Sallie Reddan
Added 18th Jul 2016
Wedding 26th Mar 2016
Simply said " Blacktye made our day " Blacktye are 5 *. Brilliant communication from day one through to the wedding day .The dance floor stayed full all night with a fantastic mix of music Thanks Blacktye From Fin and Sallie
Added 25th Feb 2016
Wedding 17th Feb 2016
We cannot recommend Blacktye highly enough. They made our wedding very special. From the great catalogue of songs they play to their interaction with the guests, they were just excellent! Will be recommending them to any of our friends and family who get married in the future.
Sean Byrne
Added 20th Jul 2016
Wedding 13th Feb 2016
Blacktye was definitely the best choice. They played what the crowd wanted and had everyone up dancing. They even joined in for a few cheeky dances which was great. Very enthusiastic and put on a great show. Very pleased with our choice to have them on our wedding day. Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thanks guys you did an amazing job.
Added 24th Jul 2016
Wedding 25th Sep 2015
The band were full of energy and fun! They had all of our guests on the floor all night. Everybody really enjoyed them! Excellent mix of songs. Would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Sue Gilbert
Added 19th Jul 2016
Wedding 24th Sep 2015
I cannot recommend Blacktye enough. They were quick in replying to emails. No request too big or small. Everything was catered for. They were amazing on the night and had the crowd in stitches with funny comments throughout their performance. Amazing band!
Added 5th Oct 2016
Wedding 17th Sep 2015
Exactly what we wanted. Absolutely brilliant, we were so happy with Blacktye, they kept everyone on the dance fall all night. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality wedding band to make your night extra special. Thanks very much Darragh and crew :)
Laura Douglas
Added 19th Jul 2016
Wedding 4th Sep 2015
Darragh and the lads were great from start to finish. They even agreed to travel to the north tip of Ireland for our wedding. The booking was easy and they contacted us a few weeks before the wedding to confirm everything, which was very reassuring. Our guests loved them- people didnt leave the dancefloor and they even palyed the Fresh Prince of Belair song which was a massive hit with everyone. The mix of female and male vocalists is unusal in a wedding band and works so well, this was our favourite thing about Blacktye. Would highly recommend to friends!!
Added 12th Jul 2015
Wedding 10th Jul 2015
Blacktye are everything you look for in a wedding band! They cover all bases, from Irish music to Abba, hits from the 90's, current chart hits and everything in between!!! We knew we had hit the jackpot when we saw their repertoire, but we were still blown away by them on our wedding day. Our dance floor was full, they are fantastic singers, great craic, with a few surprises thrown in and all our guests were raving about them!!!! Book blacktye before your date is snapped up!! They are so nice to deal with, Darragh was so helpful and full of good advice :) Thank you for everything lads!!! Clare & Paul P.s 'regulate' was a highlight!!!!!
Added 27th Jan 2016
Wedding 13th Jun 2015
Absolutely amazing band, great selection of songs to suit every audience, dance floor was packed from start to finish of the night, great interaction with guests, highly recommended.
Response from Blacktye Wedding Band
Hi Michelle I remember the wedding well ,i just had a look at the date on my calendar,to be fair it was an easy job you were a great crowd. We did another wedding in the same venue with a groom called gary delaney on NYE 2015.
Added 18th Jul 2016
Wedding 23rd May 2015
Can't recommend Blacktye enough. Darragh was quick to reply via phone and email which was so useful when trying to plan a wedding in Ireland from England. They learnt a song we wanted as a first dance and my husband loved playing an impromptu song with them on the night!
Andy OG
Added 18th Jul 2016
Wedding 13th Mar 2015
Everyone was extremely complimentary about this band for our wedding last year and we found them to be flexible, friendly and great fun. I would recommend Blacktye to anyone looking for a really good, crowd-pleasing, dance-inspiring band. The fact that they also played during the ceremony, after the reception, and did the DJ set makes them great value for money too!
Added 7th May 2015
Wedding 31st Dec 2014
Fab to deal with over the phone and by email. Very quick with replies. Amazing coming up to the day. Darragh gave great advice on every aspect of the music and timing. Fantastic group. Very interactive. the floor was full all the time! The female voice really added to the music and singing. Overall, extremely highly recommended. Thanks for adding so much to our day guys.
Added 21st Jan 2015
Wedding 31st Dec 2014
Amazing band. Had our guests on the floor all night. Great fun and Darragh was there to ensure everything ran as planned (we had a lot of little extras to be included in the night). Thrilled to bits with our choice, as were our guests.
Added 18th Feb 2015
Wedding 4th Dec 2014
I’m posting a review here for the wedding band I had. They were simply fantastic from start to finish. They are called Blacktye and were recommended to me by Ballymagarvery Village. I was planning to have my special day there but in the end decided on a marquee at my house. To me the music really makes the day and Blacktye did everything perfect. I went to one of their showcases and booked them that night. Darragh is so easy to deal with and has a wealth of experience when it comes to weddings. I was telling him what way I’d like the reception music to go but he recognised a few flaws that would disrupt the dancing and so asked me to trust him. I did and the dance floor was full the whole night. Not only did they do the evening music they did the ceremony and drinks reception too. I had a guitar and female vocals at the ceremony. It was beautiful. We had a funny little incident at the ceremony too. The best man forgot the rings!! He was lucky he had only left them in his car! That didn’t faze the musicians though. They jumped straight in with a song to keep us entertained. For the drinks reception they played swing instrumental which I loved. The night went so fast after that. When the band finally finished, after 2 encores insisted upon by my screaming guests, Darragh did DJ and we finished the night away on the dance floor. I can’t recommend Blacktye highly enough. They are stress free, funny and very experienced musicians and made my day! Thank you Blacktye.
Alan and Jean
Added 20th Nov 2014
Wedding 26th Sep 2014
We had Blacktye provide our music for the entire day of our wedding: from church (beautiful soprano and accompaniment); drinks reception (hit the perfect tone); 5 piece band and DJ! Faultless throughout the day, extremely versatile and catered amazingly well with a smaller more intimate group later on. If they're available, book them for your wedding day, you won't be disappointed!
Fiona M
Added 6th Nov 2014
Wedding 20th Sep 2014
We hired Blacktye to provide music for our entire wedding day on September 20th - the ceremony, drinks receptions, band+DJ. Choosing a good band was highly important to us but it was also quite difficult, as we got married in Ireland but live abroad. We had to rely on word of mouth and luckily for us, a friend recommended Blacktye. From the beginning, our chats with Daragh inspired nothing but confidence. He was happy to talk at length about what general vibe as well as what specific music we wanted, to make sure we were happy. They have a range of packages that I imagine would suit everybody and he helped us choose ours. This was all hugely helpful with us not being in the country and not having the option of attending a showcase. We really had to put our trust in them and we're so happy we did because they were awesome! From the moment I walked down the aisle until all the girls were dancing in their flats in the wee hours, they rocked the house. Blacktye are hugely talented and versatile. Our ceremony was beautiful and they had no problem letting us choose all our own songs, and learning and perfecting them in record time.They were a hit with the guests too and kept them entertained while not imposing with some jazzy background music during the drinks reception, then made sure the dancefloor was filled all night with a great mix of tunes and good banter. I genuinely can't fault them and would get them booked ASAP if I were anyone planning a wedding in the future.
Aoife and Cathal
Added 28th Oct 2014
Hi Darragh We just wanted to thank you all for the absolutely 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.
Jessica and Tomás
Added 12th Jul 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.
Tara Butler
Added 9th Jul 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!
Camilla and Simon
Added 30th Jun 2014
Darragh, 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.
Jason & Maria
Added 28th Jun 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.Regards.
Added 7th Mar 2014
Hi everyone I heard Blacktye for the first time last Sat,night 1st March at a 40th birthday in the Hibernian Club in Dublin . I have heard many wedding and party bands but I can say Blacktye were the finest band I have ever heard.
Louise & Philip
Added 20th Feb 2014
Darragh & Co! We couldn't thank you enough for helping us make our wedding day one of the most memorable. You listened to our requests and dealt with every query we had personally. You managed to create the perfect atmosphere from the meaningful music during the ceremony to the background jazz at the drinks reception, to the upbeat party atmosphere of the band and DJ. The dance floor was full all night and everyone commented on how good the music was. Even changing into my flats didn't help my sore feet from all the dancing! I just didn't want to leave the dance floor! We would recommend Blacktye without hesitation to anyone looking for a band. The are simply brilliant!
Added 14th Dec 2013
Just wanted to say well done to the band for an amazing night at Cathy and Peter's wedding in Ballymagarvey. You were brilliant! Will definitely recommend ye to people! I ripped my dress I was enjoying the dancing so much - worth it!!
Elisha and Trevor
Added 5th Dec 2013
We just want to thank you for a fantastic day at our wedding on Sunday in Cabra Castle. The place was absolutely rocking. We enjoyed every minute of it and you made it a great night for guests of all ages! We loved the Dirty Dancing bit too!! Thanks again
Tony & Emer
Added 25th Nov 2013
Hi guys, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for how amazing you guys were at our wedding in Ballymagarvey on November 7th. Everyone has raved about you and how full the dance floor was all night. This was a big deal for us as we really wanted all our guests to have a ball and they did! You were so amazing with the crowd and really kept us entertained. We loved every second of it. Your set list was exactly what we wanted and you really went all out for us. Regulate will be forever one of my best memories ever! Thank you SO much.
Paula & David
Added 20th May 2013
I'd like to thank you and Dara . We had a wonderful day and the band were amazing . Totally blown away by them . Thanks again.
Michael Berrill (darver castle)
Added 16th May 2013
Ruth 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
Thanks from all the Cosgrove Wedding Party
Added 7th May 2013
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!! :) :D
Cara & Rob
Added 1st May 2013
Dear Ruth and Darragh, 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.
Sarah & Keith
Added 13th Nov 2012
Hi To all at Blacktye,Just a quick note to say thank you for helping to make our wedding day on the 6th October so amazing. You guys were fantastic and had the dance floor full all night! We will be recommending you to all our friends!
Elaine & Thomas (Wedding - 3 June 2011)
Added 20th Jul 2011
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.
Added 20th Jul 2011
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.
Mick & Lina
Added 20th Jul 2011
Apologies for the delay in 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.
Maeve & Micko
Added 24th Jul 2007
Hi Dara & all the Blacktye Band, Thank you so much for providing such fantantic music entertainment for our wedding, absolutely everything was perfect. The Chuch music, the jazz duet, the band and the DJ the whole thing was just great. I could not believe how many people where out dancing to the band, everyone really enjoyed the music and have been telling us how great they thought you all were. We booked you from just listening to the samples on your website and from the great reviews on, and are so happy we did, the music could not have been better on the day, it was exactly what we were hoping for & so much more! Thanks again
Karen and Michael Murphy
Added 24th Jul 2007
Hello lads! Karen here from Cork. You played at our wedding in Barnabrow, Middleton on Saturday the 16th of June. I didn't get a chance to speak to you all at the end of the night so I just wanted to thank you for your tremendous contribution to the day. You were a huge hit with the guests and I will be strongly recommending you as a band! You are a really talented bunch and I am so glad you were able to make the trip down to Cork for us, Thanks again and best of luck with your music careers
Added 24th Jul 2007
Hi darragh. Would just like to say i was thrilled and so where the guest at my wedding (29/05/07). Sorry im only getting round to thanking you now.You were brilliant.And ill highly recommened you too anyone thats looking for a jazz band.
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