Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers

Co. Wicklow
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AWARD WINNING IRISH TRAD MUSIC AND CEILI DANCING

Here at Ceili Cottage it’s all about having the craic at weddings! From getting the crowd up Ceili dancing, show stopping Irish dance performances and lively top quality Trad music! 

Available for wedding drinks receptions and Day 2 celebrations all across Leinster. Select from a 2-6 piece trad group based on your budget and preferences. 

All of our musicians are All-Ireland performing musicians and champions, and our award winning dancers are skilled in crowd entertainment and ceili calling - perfect to get your guests up and going! 

We also have a number of ballad singers available to join the group, singing old classics such as Whiskey in the Jar, Beeswing, Fields of Athenry, Wild Rover, Follow me up to Carlow.. all the crowd favourites! 

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Reviews of Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers

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28 reviews
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Olwen Smith
5.0
Married on 13th Jun 2024
Ceili Cottage were absolutely brilliant. They played during our day 2 celebrations at Cloughjordan House and went down a treat! Courtney was very responsive throughout the planning and on the day they were super flexible, moving from indoors to outdoors at the last minute to accommodate some unexpected sunshine. The music was gorgeous - we’d highly recommended.
Added 19th Jun 2024
Sharon Shaw
Married on 30th May 2024
My daughter got married at Killruddery House and Gardens and Ceili Cottage played for our cocktail reception. Since we live in the U.S., Courtney was so easy to communicate with and they exceeded our expectations. The band is incredible. Very versatile play list and everyone loved them. They are wonderful and talented musicians. Would highly recommend them!!
Added 13th Jun 2024
Dave
5.0
Married on 17th May 2024
Created an amazing atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Added 25th May 2024
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Colleen Dunne
5.0
Married on 31st Dec 2023
Ceili cottage played for our reception and day two! they did not disappoint! would highly recommend Courtney and the group for any event.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Colleen, we had such a fantastic time at both your reception and your day 2, and we're very much looking forward to seeing you again in the summer for your parents celebration!
Added 20th Mar 2024
Corey Nihill
5.0
Married on 1st Dec 2023
Thank you so much to the Ceili Cottage who played at our wedding just over a month ago now. People are still talking about how brilliant you all were and got the crowd going after dinner. We absolutely loved you and so did all the guest. Can't thank you enough. Corey and Joe.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thank you so much Corey and Joe, your guests were so fun, it was such great craic! Thanks again for having us, I hope we can meet again! Thanks, Courtney
Added 2nd Jan 2024
Aoife O Brien
5.0
Married on 24th Nov 2023
Hey guys just wanted to say a massive thank you for Friday! All of our guests have not stopped raving about ye all weekend and how much they loved the drinks reception as a result of your music! Everyone agreed it really set up the mood for the night and was the perfect party starter so thank you so so much for that! They honestly have not stopped singing your praises! Thank ye both so much for the music again it honestly exceeded all our expectations! Could not recommend enough!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Ahh thanks so much Aoife, myself and Ciaran had such a lovely time with all your guests, they were definitely in the mood for partying! We hope you had the best time and thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! Thanks, Courtney
Added 26th Nov 2023
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Emma and D?naill
5.0
Married on 19th Nov 2023
Ceili Cottage entertained our guests on day 2 of our wedding. From first contact, right through to the night they played communication was great. They had the whole place buzzing and everyone said they really added to the atmosphere. Would 100% recommend. We can't thank them enough!!!!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Hi Emma and Donaill, thank you so much for your kind review, the band had a great time celebrating with you in Rathsallagh! Donaill's brother was fantastic, delighted he jumped up for a song too! I hope we get to meet again sometime down the line :)
Added 4th Jan 2024
Cathy Doyle
5.0
Married on 14th Oct 2023
We had Ceili Cottage play for our ceremony in October and just WOW. They were absolutely incredible, they made the music flow perfectly throughout our ceremony and everyone at the wedding was talking about them. Courtney was an absolute pleasure to deal with, even requesting a very old family known melody was not too much trouble. Unbelievable talent and super easy to deal with!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Hi Cathy, my goodness that is so kind, thank you so much for inviting us to play at your church ceremony. We were chatting to some of your guests afterwards, a lovely group of family and friends you have. We were delighted to be part of your special day x
Added 7th Nov 2023
Sarah Grange
5.0
Married on 29th Sep 2023
We had a three piece for our day two a couple of days ago, and they were absolutely brilliant! There was a few sore heads from the wedding the night before, but people were still up dancing and singing along. Would highly recommend Ceili cottage :)
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Sarah, we had a great time with yourself, Chris, and all your guests. Massive congratulations on your wedding and hope you're enjoying the honeymoon period! :) x
Added 1st Oct 2023
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Laura and Caoimh?n
4.9
Married on 3rd Aug 2023
We had a solo violin music for our ceremony in August. From our initial meeting Courtney was amazing, she was so flexible and had absolutely no problem in learning any new songs. She even sent us a recording of a song that we weren?t sure about initially which ended up being the song that I walked down the aisle to. Now, I have that small clip forever and every time I watch it I cry with the emotion wrapped up in it. She was amazing, we were in tears from the moment the music started. She is incredibly talented and everyone commented on the music and the talent displayed on the day. She was completely professional and we would recommend her to everyone. Honestly, the whole experience was unforgettable!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Wow, thanks so much Laura and Caoimhín, that really means so much to me. You're such a lovely couple, I hope the rest of the day went as well as the ceremony did, it was such a privilege to play for you both x
Added 30th Aug 2023
Hannah Furey
5.0
Married on 29th Jul 2023
Courtney and the c?il? band have been so lovely to work with from the get-go. We had requested particular dances and they didn't hesitate for a second in accommodating us. I would recommend them to anyone going forward, the music was fantastic, they were so professional and friendly and the c?il? itself was the perfect way to break the ice and had all of the wedding guests in stitches. Thank you so much for a magical time.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Hannah, we had a ball in Ballintubbert with you all, it was so much fun and especially fun for us seeing you guys drumming afterwards! That's definitely a first for us! We're also delighted to have the Scottish dances in our repertoire now, so many thanks for that! :) x
Added 5th Aug 2023
Sarah Mahon
5.0
Married on 27th Jul 2023
Ceilli Cottage played in the residence bar of Clonabreany House for us last Thursday. They were absolutely fantastic and really kept the party going! All of our guests have been raving about them since. No request was too much and Ciaran even allowed the groom to share the mic to sing ?Wonderwall?, by Oasis. It was an amazing end to our special day.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Sarah, that night was just such good craic, you and all your guests were so much fun singing and dancing! Hope the recovery wasn't too painful! Hope to meet you sometime again x
Added 4th Aug 2023
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Elaine Harte ( O'Neill)
5.0
Married on 3rd Jun 2023
We won a competition to have our day 2 music provided by Celi Cottage. Omg what amazing musicians. We had a great evening and they were so professional and all our guests loved them. Would 100% recommend them and we will definitely hiring them for our next special occasion.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Elaine, it was such a pleasure to play for you all, such a fun group of friends and family you have! And we still can't get over all the connections! I hope you've both settled into married life and are enjoying every second of it :) x
Added 6th Jun 2023
Davy and Nichola Hughes
5.0
Married on 3rd Jun 2023
We had day 2 of our wedding in Celbridge GAA with a two piece playing from 8-10pm. Courtney was excellent to deal with from start to finish. We had a slight change to the timings quite late in the day which was accommodated without any hassle. The music itself was brilliant and went down a treat with our guests. We would definitely recommend - thanks to Courtney and Kevin for a great nights entertainment! Davy and Nic Hughes
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Davy and Nichola, we had such good craic at your day 2 party, all your guests were in flying form, we can only imagine what the wedding day party itself was like! I hope we meed again and that you're enjoying your new married life together :) x
Added 6th Jun 2023
Tom
5.0
Married on 28th May 2023
Couldn't speak highly enough about the Ceili Cottage. Super professional, super flexible and really added to a great day. We were debating whether or not it was a good idea to have a second piece of music after the meal, but I noew genuinely don't think it makes sense NOT to. It got everyone on their feet, mixed people up and was the right length to be good fun without having to people to tired. 10/10 would hire again!
Added 13th Jan 2024
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Grainne O'Rourke
5.0
Married on 6th May 2023
So glad we chose Ceili Cottage to perform at our drinks reception. They are very talented musicians and played a wide variety of tunes. Everyone commented on how amazing they were, even the venue staff! They created an amazing atmosphere and we would definitely recommend them to our friends and family.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Such a lovely review, thank you so much Grainne :) We had such a great time in Cabra Castle with you all, your guests and bridesmaids were just such good craic! Pity we didn't get to talk in person some more, you were a social butterfly for the day, good on you! I hope we meet again and you're loving married life together :) x
Added 27th Jun 2023
Julieanne Clarke
4.9
Married on 3rd Dec 2022
We booked Ceili Cottage as one of the bands for the Day 2 of our Wedding on the 3rd of Dec. We had lots of guests travelling from overseas and knew we wanted an Irish trad band to welcome people for the day ahead.

WOW. These guys were amazing. They really set the tone for the day ahead and got everyone excited and the sore heads from the night before were soon forgotten.

Courtney was a dream to deal with and everything ran smoothly. Lottie was super friendly on the day and they gave us a performance to remember.

All our guests loved them and we were sad to hear them end.

I hope we meet again soon.

Wishing you all a super Christmas and an incredibly busy 2023, you deserve it.

Julieanne and Michael ??
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Julianne, we had a great day with you all, your guests were so much fun singing and dancing along! A dream client too, I hope you're settling into married life and enjoying every minute of it :) x
Added 8th Dec 2022
Aisling
5.0
Married on 12th Nov 2022
We booked Ceil? Cottage for the after-dinner dancing at our wedding following several recommendations from musicians. They were absolutely wonderful and I cannot recommend them enough. The night was amazing and so many guests commented on how outstanding the band was. They played a mix of songs and jigs and reels. C?il? dancing turned out to be a great way to get young and old alike up on the dance floor. It's so easy for dancing to fizzle out at a wedding, particularly later in the evening, but the band kept energy high and there was a great atmosphere throughout.

Courtney was wonderful throughout the booking and planning stage - quick to reply to queries, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble - the band even learned a whole new song on request and made 'housekeeping' announcements at various points when evening food and cake was served. Faye, the dancer, led our (mostly international) guests through steps in a fun and accessible way. She was great with the kids who particularly enjoyed the dancing.

Overall, an outstanding group who rounded off our wedding day in the most amazing style. Thank you!
Added 4th Dec 2022
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Aisling
5.0
Married on 12th Nov 2022
We booked Ceil? Cottage for the after-dinner dancing at our wedding following several recommendations from musicians. They were absolutely wonderful and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

The night was amazing and so many guests commented on how outstanding the band was. They played a mix of songs and jigs and reels. C?il? dancing turned out to be a great way to get young and old alike up on the dance floor. It's so easy for dancing to fizzle out at a wedding, particularly later in the evening, but the band keep energy high and there was a great atmosphere throughout.

Courtney was wonderful throughout the booking and planning stage - quick to reply to queries, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble - the band even learned a whole new song on request and made 'housekeeping' announcements at various points when evening food and cake was served. Faye, the dancer, led our (mostly international) guests through steps in a fun and accessible way. She was great with the kids who particularly enjoyed the dancing.

Overall, an outstanding group who rounded off our wedding day in the most amazing style. Thank you!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Aisling, we LOVED playing at your wedding, it was one of our first "main band" slots (because we're a smaller group) so it really was so special for us to be asked. Your wedding party were such good fun, so quick to get up and dance and ready for the craic! I hope you're enjoying your married life and really hope we cross paths again :) x
Added 4th Dec 2022
Erin Hynes
5.0
Married on 7th Nov 2022
Ceili Cottage were fantastic for our pre-wedding celebrations. They were very talented and helped create an atmosphere in the room! We would definitely recommend them for drinks reception/day-two events!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so so much Erin, we had a brilliant time at your pre-wedding party, it's such a lovely idea to bring everyone together the night before so that the wedding itself kicks off immediately! We hope the day itself was just as much if not more fun than The Conyngham Arms party! Hope you're enjoying married life and really hope to meet you again sometime in the future :) x
Added 28th Dec 2022
Sarah
5.0
Married on 17th Sep 2022
So talented and an absolute delight to work with, Ceili Cottage were fabulous at our drinks reception - with a variety of traditional and non traditional tunes, they played a brilliant mix that completely made the atmosphere. I loved every minute of it and didn't want it to end!!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thank you so much for taking the time to give such a lovely review Sarah & Mitch, we had a brilliant time in Clonwilliam with you and your guests, what a venue! Wishing you both a wonderful marriage together and thanks so much again for booking with us
Added 3rd Dec 2022
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Danielle & Shane
5.0
Married on 19th Aug 2022
We booked ceili cottage for our reception drinks and ceremony music in august 2022 and they were incredible! The guests are still two months later talking about how amazing they were, they made the ceremony so special and created a lovely happy atmosphere for the reception. Communication was on point and so professional. Thanks again guys x
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Hi Danielle, thanks so much for the lovely review, we had a great time with you, Shane and your guests in Tulfarris! Your ceremony is especially memorable, so wonderful to say that your father-in-law married you both! Hope you have a lovely honeymoon and thanks so much again for booking with us
Added 7th Oct 2022
Mary
Married on 27th Jun 2022
We booked Ceili Cottage to perform for 3 hours after the groom's rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. I can't say enough positive things about them. Our guests LOVED them. They were perfect for (both) our Irish guests and our other guests from all over the world who had no previous touchstone to Irish culture. Everyone was up dancing, whether they knew what they were doing or not. It was festive and infectious and helped set the tone for the whole 2 day upbeat event. The mix played was trad but young and modern. All the musicians were friendly and seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. Courtney, the booking manager is extremely responsive and professional. They delivered on everything from on time arrival and set up through to a wonderful performance. I will be recommending them to my other family members.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Mary thank you so so much for such a lovely review, so thoughtful. We had a brilliant time with Catherine & Jeremy and yourselves of course, what a fun group of wedding guests, everyone was up for the craic! So deserved after a long wait for the big day. Thanks again for booking us, and hope to meet again
Added 5th Jul 2022
Mikaela Synnott
5.0
Married on 12th Jun 2022
Ceili Cottage were fantastic. They played our wedding day two and they were brilliant. Everyone really enjoyed the music and had great craic! Courtney was so great to deal with from the first email. I would recommend Ceili Cottage to any couple who want some great entertainment at their wedding.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Mikeala, it was such a pleasure playing and partying with you & your guests! Hope you had a brilliant honeymoon and thanks so much again for booking us
Added 23rd Jun 2022
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Karen Baker
5.0
Married on 12th May 2022
We booked Ceili Cottage for our day 2 wedding brunch and I couldn?t have been happier! They were so skilled and the music was so upbeat and fun. Their music actually made our wedding brunch one of my favorite parts of our wedding. Courtney was so responsive and professional. I?d book them again in a heatbeat and I can?t recommend them enough! 10 out of 10 for sure!
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Karen we’re absolutely blow away with your review, thank you both so much, a beautiful celebration
Added 25th May 2022
Sophie Carvin
5.0
Married on 28th Apr 2022
We had ceili cottage play at our day 2 and they where so enjoyable and fun we had a few sore heads that day do I know having the trad music was a great I've breaker to get everyone moving again. We had a few dances and it was just great to have a fun atmosphere ????
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so so much Sophie, we had a great time with you and your guests in The Knightsbrook! It was so lovely chatting to you, you were such a stunning and accommodating bride! Hope that married life is treating you both well and really hope we meet again sometime down the line :) x
Added 27th Jul 2022
Kieran & Claire Coen
5.0
Married on 18th Mar 2022
So delighted to have had Ceili Cottage play at out wedding on the 18th March 2022, Courtney and her team were so lovely to deal and it was fantastic to have them play for us at our drinks reception. Their lively music set the tone for a day full of fun and craic, thank you guys.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Claire & Kieran, it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be part of your day
Added 28th Mar 2022
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Eamonn & Sin?ad
5.0
Married on 5th Nov 2021
We booked Ceili Cottage for our wedding drinks reception and it is one of the best decisions we made.
The quality of traditional music was excellent and really helped to create a lively upbeat atmosphere for the drinks reception. We could sense the atmosphere as soon as we entered the room with many of our guests saying how much they enjoyed the music.
Thanks again to Courtney and Ceili Cottage for really adding to our day!
If you book Ceili Cottage you won?t be disappointed.
Response from Ceili Cottage - Trad Music & Irish Dancers
Thanks so much Eamonn & Sinéad, it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be part of your day
Added 28th Nov 2021
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