Music by Shane & Aoife Hennessy

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We are Shane and Aoife Hennessy, a husband and wife musical duo offering a range of packages and options for your big day. Each with over ten years' experience providing high quality music for weddings and events, we bring a breadth of knowledge and expertise to our wedding offerings. We have performed at wedding Ceremonies, Drinks Receptions and Day Two parties across Ireland’s premiere wedding venues.

We primarily offer vocals, guitar, and violin music as a duo, but also offer the addition of piano and flute as part of our duo packages. In addition, we regularly provide musical accompaniment to other prominent wedding music suppliers across Ireland, individually and as a duo.

We travel nationwide and offer individual and duo package options, catering to all styles and for civil, spiritual and religious ceremonies alike. We specially arrange all of our repertoire and will perform any music the couple chooses. We provide vocal and instrumental options to suit all settings, and work closely with all of our couples to assist them in curating the perfect repertoire for their ceremonies. Our Drinks Reception and Day Two set is vast, and includes pop, folk, jazz, traditional, film and musical, classical, and seasonal favourites.

It would be our joy and privilege to help you to create the perfect musical soundtrack to your special day - visit our Instagram and webpages, and get in touch now, to learn how we might work together to make your special day unforgettable.

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About Shane: Shane is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, and performer. Career highlights to date include a sold-out solo concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, collaborations with internationally renowned artists including Tommy Emmanuel and Bill Whelan (Riverdance), and appearances at major music and arts festivals in Ireland and abroad. Shane tours annually across North America and Europe, and in 2023 was privileged to perform his début at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Shane also regularly features in national and international broadcast media.

About Aoife: With over 15 years experience working in musical performance, recording, arrangement, accompaniment, and education, Aoife has provided musical contributions to hundreds of weddings and events, in Ireland and overseas. She holds a first class BA (Honours) in Music, and trained in piano, violin, and flute from childhood. Aoife has also performed in some of Ireland's premiere venues, including the National Concert Hall, The Helix, and Cork Opera House.

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Reviews of Music by Shane & Aoife Hennessy

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Ashling and Jamie
5.0
Married on 29th Dec 2023
We could not rate Shane and Aoife highly enough. We were so, so glad we had them as part of our big day, for both the church ceremony and the drinks reception. our guests commented on how fantastic they were and they really added to the Christmas atmosphere of our wedding (29 December). Their range and repertoire is really excellent and we were vey happy with all of our communication with them beforehand. No request was too big and they even learned a specific version of Avicii 'The Days' for the church ceremony. Would really recommend to any couple!
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We are so grateful for your kindness and generosity Ashling and Jamie, thank you so much! It was such an honour to be a part of your beautiful wedding day, and we're so delighted that you and your guests enjoyed the music. Wishing you both all the very best for the future, Shane and Aoife
Added 14th Jan 2024
Christine Mc Carthy
5.0
Married on 21st Dec 2023
We could not recommend Shane and Aoife enough from the start to finish they were fantastic to deal with and made our ceremony and drinks reception so memorable with their repertoire, all of our guests commented on how brilliant they were, they were completely flexible with song choices and even sent us videos beforehand to ensure we were happy!
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Thank you so much Christine and Ricky, we were so thrilled to be a part of such a special and memorable wedding celebration in Ballygarry! You chose wonderful and uplifting repertoire we really enjoyed performing. Thanks again and very best wishes, Shane and Aoife
Added 1st Jan 2024
Mairead & Ronan
5.0
Married on 16th Dec 2023
Shane and Aoife were an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. They played for our church ceremony and made it so special. One song was Lady of Knock, Shane sang it so beautifully (voice sounds 100 times better in person) I was almost in tears as it was my Granny's favourite Hymn. Any requests we made were no problem. Many of our guests praised the music and said the ceremony was lovely. We also could not believe how affordable they were, especially considering we were paying for 2 musicians. Our advice is, don't hesitate, book Shane and Aoife now!! You will not regret it.
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Thank you so much Máiréad and Ronan for your generosity! Your ceremony was so special and we were so honoured to be a part of it. Lady of Knock is a favourite of ours and we're so glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed it. Sending you both very best wishes and thanks again, Shane and Aoife
Added 19th Dec 2023
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Christine and Dan
5.0
Married on 25th Nov 2023
Shane and Aoife were fantastic to deal with, accommodated all of our song choices and played beautifully during our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. It was a great pleasure having them play on the day and all of our guests commented on how great they were. We couldn't recommend them enough!
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Thanks so much Christine and Dan for your kind words, we so appreciate it. We were so happy to be a part of your fabulous wedding celebrations, such a memorable and special day. Thanks a million again and all the best for the future from us! Shane and Aoife
Added 2nd Jan 2024
Kiera
5.0
Married on 16th Nov 2023
Shane played our ceremony and reception music on our Wedding day and needless to say he did not disappoint! Excellent singer and guitar player and extremely helpful in the lead up to the big day. Would absolutely reccommend for your big day!
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Thank you so much Kiera and Danielle, I really appreciate it, it was fantastic to work with you both and be a part of your big day! Thanks again for having me and all the very best to you both! Shane
Added 11th Jan 2024
Deirdre & JP
5.0
Married on 4th Nov 2023
Shane & Aoife played our ceremony and drink?s reception in November. We were honestly blown away by how amazing they were. From the first time I contacted them they were always so easy to deal with and fast to reply. We were so impressed with them on the day and our guests really loved them too. We would highly recommend them.
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Hi Deirdre and JP, our sincere thanks for your kind and generous review. It was such a delight to be a part of your big day in the beautiful setting of Cahernane House. Your ceremony was beautiful and we had such a lovely time sharing music with you and your guests at the reception. Wishing you both all the very best, Shane and Aoife
Added 8th Dec 2023
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Katie Daly
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2023
Shane & Aoife played for our ceremony and drinks reception and they were just amazing! Both Shane and aoife were brilliant to deal with it and they played any song we requested. They added such a nice ambience to our ceremony and drinks reception and I would highly recommend them. Thanks Shane & Aoife
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Hi Katie, thanks so much for that lovely review! It was our pleasure to perform for yourself and Simon's big day at Ashley Park in Nenagh, and we really enjoyed it. You chose lovely songs that we were thrilled to perform and we had such a wonderful time performing for your reception too. Thanks again and very best wishes to you both!
Added 29th Nov 2023
Emma & Shaun
5.0
Married on 20th Oct 2023
Shane & Aoife were amazing from
the start! Their communication and guidance through the whole process was so appreciated and the music on the day was better than anything we could have imagined. Us along with our guests loved the atmosphere they provided for the day! The set list was excellent and they also played some of our own requests for the ceremony which we loved! We couldn?t recommend them enough!
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Thank you Emma & Shaun! Your ceremony in the River Lee in Cork was so lovely, and we really enjoyed performing for you and your guests at the drinks reception too. Thanks again for having us, and best wishes from us! Shane & Aoife
Added 7th Nov 2023
Rebecca & Kevin
5.0
Married on 6th Oct 2023
We were lucky enough to have Aoife & Shane play for our wedding drinks reception. They were excellent, created a perfect atmosphere on the day. I love that they had such a huge list of songs too, they honestly cover everything you could want. They were also so lovely and easy to deal with from start to finish. Highly recommend!
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Thanks so much Rebecca & Kevin, your reception at Ballygarry in Tralee was really lovely. We were glad to be able to fit in all of the songs you liked from our songlist. Thanks for having us and best wishes from us to you and yours! Shane & Aoife
Added 7th Nov 2023
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Rob Smyth
5.0
Married on 22nd Sep 2023
We hired Shane for our ceremony and reception music in Darver Castle. We couldnt recommend him highly enough!
Right from the beginning he was so easy and friendly to deal with. He was also very proactive in reaching out to us as our wedding approached which made everything much easier in the build up.
We gave him a list of 5 songs for the ceremony and he did beautiful acoustic versions of all.
Our guests were all raving about his reception music too, it was a big highlight of our day.
Would 100% recommend
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Hi Rob and Nicole - thanks so much for having me perform at your ceremony at Darver Castle! What a beautiful venue, I really enjoyed the ceremony and the drinks reception. Your guests were such lovely people! Thanks again and best wishes, Shane
Added 16th Oct 2023
Grainne & Donal
5.0
Married on 26th Aug 2023
Aoife and friend Ailbhe played music at our ceremony and I cannot recommend them enough. From the initial enquiry email to guiding us through our music choices they were so helpful, flexible and enthusiastic! The music was absolutely fabulous and had many compliments from our guests after, especially Everlong that played during the signing of the register. Thank you so much for setting the tone and providing the starting soundtrack for an unforgettable day.
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Thanks a million Gráinne and Donal for your kind and generous words - it was such an honour to be a part of your beautiful wedding, we really enjoyed it and are so glad to have contributed to your big day. Wishing you both all the best! Aoife
Added 23rd Oct 2023
Harriet
5.0
Married on 29th Jul 2023
Shane & Aoife literally made our dream ceremony come true!
We had already booked another artist to perform at our ceremony and drinks reception, but when I saw a video of Shane and Aoife I knew we had to change, and it was honestly the best decision. Not only were they unbelievable on the day, during our ceremony and drinks reception. But they were incredibly helpful throughout; no request was too much, they accommodated our song choices perfectly and even sent us a sample recording of my aisle song (much to my excitement).
If you want your ceremony to be special, uplifting and completely unique, I highly recommend booking Shane & Aoife for your event!
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Hi Harriet and Greg, thank you so much for that lovely review! Your ceremony and drinks reception at the Castlemartyr Estate in Cork was one of the most enjoyable ones we've played at in a while! The weather was perfect, and the atmosphere was so lovely. You chose great pieces for the ceremony too, we loved playing Calvin Harris' "Feel So Close" for the walk-out, and "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim too! Best wishes to you both, and of course to lovely Moose also! Shane & Aoife
Added 22nd Aug 2023
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Jacinta McCarthy
4.9
Married on 14th Jul 2023
Shane and Aoife are fantastic! From start to finish they entertained all of our guests and played a range of music for everyone! They were so friendly and approachable throughout the entire planning process! We were absolutely delighted with them. We would highly recommend!
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Thanks Jacinta and Niall! We enjoyed performing as part of your wedding celebrations in Little Island, Co. Cork, and we're glad to hear that everyone enjoyed the music. Best wishes to you both from us! Shane & Aoife
Added 20th Aug 2023
Philip & Shauna Wade
5.0
Married on 1st Jul 2023
Aoife & Shane performed at the reception of our wedding & were absolutely outstanding. From the very start Shane was so easy to deal with, he was prompt with responses & provided so much detail it put our minds at ease immediately. Both Aoife & Shane are extremely talented & I couldn?t recommend them enough. They played a wide variety of songs to suit all ages. A pleasure to have perform on our big day.
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Hi Shauna and Philip - thanks so much for having us in Castlemartyr! It was a lovely day, your guests were really nice, and we enjoyed getting to play in the courtyard. Best wishes to you both and hope to see you again soon! Shane & Aoife
Added 14th Jul 2023
Jess O'Rourke
5.0
Married on 25th Jun 2023
Shane and Aoife played instrumental ceremony music for us at our wedding in Hotel Doolin in June and they were absolutely fantastic! Everyone complimented the music and it was a beautiful addition to our ceremony. They are both absolutely lovely and were very responsive from the initial booking right through the process. Thank you so much for being a part of our day! Jess & Ultan
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Hi Jess & Ultan, thanks so much for the lovely review! We really enjoyed your playing at your ceremony in Doolin and we're glad to hear you enjoyed it too. The setting at Hotel Doolin was lovely, and you were really fortunate with the weather! All the best from both of us, Shane & Aoife
Added 17th Jul 2023
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Karen & Stephen
5.0
Married on 24th Jun 2023
Shane played at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception - he was absolutely superb. It was so emotive to listen to him play our favourite song, which he had learned especially for our ceremony, as I was waiting to walk down the aisle. Lots of our guests complimented his music too. He has an incredible range of songs up his sleeve and he also learned several special requests in advance. Shane was also really efficient and generally fab to deal with when planning. We highly recommend him and hope to catch him at one of his gigs soon!
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Hi Karen and Stephen, awh thank you so much! Martinstown House was such a lovely setting for your ceremony and drinks reception, and you were blessed with the weather too. Thanks for introducing me to Nick Mulvey's music, it was my pleasure to get to perform some of it during your ceremony. Hope to see you both again before long, and all the best! Shane
Added 4th Jul 2023
Sarah & Peter Flynn
5.0
Married on 26th May 2023
Shane was such an incredible addition to our ceremony. He's a fantastic guitar player with an amazing voice and had the entire church in awe.
He gave us great guidance over what would be acceptable in a Church and at which part of the ceremony hymns should be played. Any of our own selections outside of the hymn list, he played beautifully. We were so happy to have Vulpeck to really make the ceremony our own.

Thank you so very much Shane, we couldn't have asked for better!
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Thanks Sarah and Peter! I really enjoyed your ceremony in Co. Kilkenny - you picked some great pieces of music for your ceremony and it was a pleasure to perform them. It was also great to meet Fr. O'Gorman and to find out he was a fan, we stayed behind after the ceremony talking about guitars! Wishing you both all the very best for the future, Shane
Added 26th Jun 2023
Louise
5.0
Married on 24th May 2023
Shane and Aoife performed at our wedding and I was completely blown away as I walked in and heard them play ,and all through the ceremony! Our guests kept talking about them! Outstanding talent and the nicest people to deal with. From the first point of contact Shane was so helpful and nothing was too big to ask. So happy they were available for my wedding and will always remember how they played. You'll be more than happy if you book Shane and Aoife.
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Thank you Louise! It was our pleasure to perform during your beautiful City Hall ceremony, and thanks again for having us! All the best to you both
Added 16th Jun 2023
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Stephanie Van Haaren
5.0
Married on 18th May 2023
It was a pleasure to have Shane be part of our day. He played our selected songs to perfection! Shane accommodated requests from our guests, he read the room and performed songs that everyone liked after the ceremony. Shane was very responsive to our emails and was a pleasure to work with!
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Thanks so much Stephanie and Harry! Really enjoyed playing your ceremony and drinks reception at Ashley Park House, and your guests were such lovely people too. Wishing you both all the best!
Added 18th Jun 2023
Sarah and Cian
5.0
Married on 13th May 2023
Shane and Aoife played the ceremony music aty wedding recently and I couldn't have asked for better service. Throughout the entire process they were extremely responsive, helpful and flexible. They were open to learning new music for us and make suggestions where we weren't sure on pieces for the ceremony. And so quick to get back to us with any queries so they really took away any stress and made everything easy. The music on the day was fabulous and I would recommend to anyone!
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Hi Sarah and Cian, thanks so much for that lovely review! It was our pleasure performing at your ceremony in Tullahought, Co. Kilkenny. The musical choices were lovely, particularly "Lord Of The Dance" - we loved how well that worked! We hope you're both well and thanks again for having us! All the best, Shane & Aoife
Added 14th Sep 2023
Naomi & Robbie
5.0
Married on 12th May 2023
Aoife played at our wedding on the 12th of May 2023. From the minute I spoke with Aoife I knew she was going to be just amazing. Firstly she was so quick at responding and for a bride planning this is brilliant. Also Aoife was playing music alongside my Auntie & Cousin and made huge efforts to meet and talk and go over the song list before our big day. I knew that Aoife was going to be so punctual, so easy to work with and again nothing was too much for her. Aoife helped the ceremony run so beautiful. To the little detail of playing beautiful pieces as people walked into the church to create a warm welcome.
Aoife was so professional in every way, I could not recommend her enough. Thanks again so much for making our ceremony so beautiful and memorable.
Naomi & Robbie xx
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Thank you so much Naomi and Robbie for your generosity and kindness - it was such a joy and honour to be a part of your big day and to work with your wonderful aunt and cousin! Wishing you both all the very best! Aoife
Added 21st Jun 2023
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Niamh & Ivan
5.0
Married on 5th May 2023
Aoife and Shane provided our ceremony music. They were a delight to work with. Aoife made the music selection process so simple and guided us through it with ease. Both Aoife and Shane are outrageously talented at their instruments. We would highly recommend them for any wedding.
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Thank you Niamh and Ivan for inviting us to play at your ceremony in Bennekerry Church! It was a lovely selection of music and we really enjoyed it. Wishing you both the very best! Shane & Aoife
Added 15th May 2023
Brian and Orla
5.0
Married on 22nd Apr 2023
From our initial request to the very end, Shane was absolutely delightful to deal with. His music was brilliant and he was exactly what we were looking for in relation to our day 2. We would highly recommend Shane for a wedding.
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Thanks Brian and Orla - we enjoyed playing some music for the guests at your Day Two party in Ballykealy, and it was lovely to be able to have a booking so close to home!! Best wishes to you both! Shane & Aoife
Added 26th Jun 2023
Colette & Shannon
5.0
Married on 14th Apr 2023
Shane and Aoife played at both our church and drinks reception at the Castleknock Hotel back in April 2023.
A genuinely lovely couple and extremely talented musicians.
From first contact, Shane was helpful and responsive and I already knew from previous reviews that we were in good hands.
Couldn?t recommend them more for your big day and/or big event. Book them in! You won?t regret it!
Response from Music by Shane & Aoife Hennessy
Hi Colette and Shannon - thanks so much for that lovely review! We really enjoyed your ceremony in Ringsend and also the reception in Castleknock, and we loved the songs you chose also. Best wishes to you both down under!! Shane & Aoife
Added 25th Jul 2023
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Karen Sisk
5.0
Married on 31st Dec 2022
Shane and Aoife recently provided music for Day 2 of our wedding. They were such a perfect choice for us! The range of songs is so impressive and they sang them all beautifully. Shane and Aoife were an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout and nothing was too much trouble. You?ll be in safe hands if you chose to book with Shane and Aoife!
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Thank you Karen - we loved playing at your New Year's Day Party in Mallow, and we were glad your guests enjoyed it too! All the very best, Shane & Aoife
Added 23rd Jan 2023
Rebecca McBreen
5.0
Married on 30th Dec 2022
Shane was fantastic to deal with, we were organising our wedding from overseas so the time difference often made my responses somewhat delayed but he was excellent, it was never an issue.He was always very flexible and accommodating with our song choices and the music on the day was just beautiful! Would highly recommend.
Rebecca & Mark
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Thanks so much Rebecca and Mark for the lovely review, we really enjoyed performing as part of your big day at The Millhouse! Wishing you both all the very best, Shane & Aoife
Added 28th Jan 2023
Megan Henry
5.0
Married on 29th Dec 2022
Could not recommend Aoife and Shane enough for reception drinks music . We had them playing instrumental at our wedding and our guests and I loved it . Shane is so sound to deal with which makes everything easier . You defo need this duo to start off your day .
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Thanks so much Megan, it was our pleasure to perform at your drinks reception in Sligo. Best wishes from us both!
Added 5th Jan 2023
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Karen Travers
5.0
Married on 5th Nov 2022
From first contact Shane was so helpful, he's an amazing musician and really made our ceremony. Everyone commented on how great he was.
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Thank you Karen! It was lovely playing for you, PJ, and your children at your ceremony. Best wishes for the years ahead!
Added 11th Nov 2022
Terence Cullinan and Aoife Sweeney
5.0
Married on 3rd Nov 2022
We had both Shane and Aoife play for our wedding and couldn't have been happier with the day. They played for our ceremony and the drinks reception and they were both amazing. We got tonnes of complements from guests on their performance.
They were very reasonably priced and having the vocals, guitar and violin was worth every penny. We had our wedding and reception in Ballyseede Castle and it really fit the venue.
They were very quick to respond to any queries and helpful throughout. They gave great recommendations for songs. Really helped to make it all run smoothly.
They were both very professional and they were really friendly on the day. Both genuinely nice people
Response from Music by Shane & Aoife Hennessy
Hi Aoife and Terence, wow thank you for such a lovely review! Your ceremony in Ballyseede was magical, and we were glad to contribute to the lovely atmosphere at both the ceremony and the reception. Thanks for having us and wishing you all the best for your future together! Shane and Aoife
Added 11th Nov 2022
Muirinn & Ciaran
5.0
Married on 28th Oct 2022
We are so thrilled we had Shane and Aoife play at our wedding ceremony. They were absolutely amazing from the minute we first got in touch with them. Communication was brilliant, they always got back to us so quick and could literally play any song we wanted. We requested a particular song that meant a lot to us for the ceremony and they learned the song and it was played so beautifully, better than we could have imagined. So many of our guests have commented on how incredible the ceremony music was. We loved that we had the options of guitar, violin, vocals, instrumental and we could chose for each song. We would highly recommend Shane and Aoife to anyone getting married.
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What a lovely review Muirinn and Ciaran, thanks so much! We loved playing at your ceremony at Rathsallagh, and it was our pleasure to arrange certain special songs for you both. We wish you all the very best over in Australia, and success and happiness in the years ahead! Shane & Aoife
Added 18th Nov 2022
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Emma Butler
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2022
Shane was amazing to deal with from the start! He answered all of our questions without delay and was so helpful and accommodating!
Shane even played some disney songs at our request which made our night!
By chosing Shane to be your wedding or day 2 singer you will have made a great choice! We cannot recommend him enough, Thanks again Shane
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Thank you Emma! I was delighted to be a part of your celebrations at Seafield, and I hope you both enjoyed your honeymoon in DisneyWorld!
Added 6th Dec 2022
Hubert & Siobh?n
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2022
Shane was absolutely fantastic to work with. He gave us a list of suitable songs and instrumentals and also learned a few new ones for us. Aside's from being one of the finest guitarists in the country, Shane also has a beautiful voice. He's an amazing musician and couldn't have done more for us.
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Thanks Hubert and Siobhán, I really enjoyed playing in that beautiful church in Tullamore. Learning that Bach piece was a fun challenge! Wishing you both all the best. Shane
Added 2nd Dec 2022
Conor Moran
5.0
Married on 30th Sep 2022
Having Shane and Aoife play the music at our ceremony was one of the best decisions we made in the lead up to the wedding. There was no song they couldn't play and they made them fit beautifully into the ceremony. They even personalised one of them for us which was a lovely suprise. Very easy deal with all the way through and outrageously talented both of them. Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough. Superstars.
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Thank you Conor and Andrea - it was such a pleasure to play in the beautiful Set Theatre in Kilkenny and at your reception in Langtons! Your ceremony was so much fun and we were glad to be a part of it. Very best wishes for the future!
Added 21st Oct 2022
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Katherine & Barry
5.0
Married on 29th Sep 2022
Shane and Aoife provided the music for our ceremony and drinks reception. They were so lovely to deal with from start to finish! They made us feel confident in our music choices and advised us on what parts of songs would work best during the ceremony. They are really talented musicians and we are so delighted that they were part of our special day.
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That's very kind of you Katherine & Barry! We really enjoyed playing at Tinakilly for your big day, and wish you both all the best!
Added 5th Oct 2022
Kate Hennessy
5.0
Married on 26th Aug 2022
Shane and Aoife provided the music for the evening entertainment. Both so lovely from start to finish. Fantastic musicians and we were so happy that they were part of our special day. All our guests had a lovely time dancing and singing and are still talking about how the night went today. Thank you Shane and Aoife.
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Thanks Kate! It was a great night in Donnybrook and we loved being a part of it. Your guests were great fun! Best wishes from us both!
Added 8th Oct 2022
Amy Walsh
5.0
Married on 28th Jul 2022
Shane and Aoife were absolutely wonderful and we cannot recommend them enough! We had an outdoor ceremony and we?re very passionate about music so our vision was to have our favorite songs as a couple played throughout the ceremony surrounded by nature. Shane and Aoife created this vision for us seamlessly! With planning from abroad (we live in Canada) they made the entire process so easy. The craziest thing is that they got married just one week before us, and still managed to create the most perfect set for us. When they played Cherry Wine as I walked down the aisle it was honestly like a fairytale. Such a lovely couple and extremely talented! Thank you for being part of our day Shane & Aoife!
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Thank you Amy and Graeme for that lovely review and also for having us perform at your ceremony in Kinsale! We were delighted to play a part in your big day at Ballinacurra House, and we loved the outdoor setting there. Your musical choices were really sweet and it was our pleasure to play them. All the best for the future!
Added 5th Oct 2022
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Jordan Rankin
5.0
Married on 16th Jul 2022
We would like to thank Shane and Aoife for providing the music for our wedding ceremony, drinks reception and Day 2; we really can not compliment them enough! They were by far our favourite vendor to deal with for our wedding and they are an extremely talented duo.

Their music was beautiful and really set the mood for the entire day, and we're still getting compliments from our guests about how fantastic the music was. They also played at our Day 2, where we had an informal get-together at a pub in Cork. They played some fantastic music, and everyone had an absolute blast.

What impressed us the most was how quickly they learned and played the songs we had requested. They were always willing to go the extra mile and make sure everything was just perfect. We had several video calls with them in the run-up to the wedding, and Shane was always super responsive to our emails, which made the planning process so much easier.

In conclusion, we just wanted to say a massive thank you to Shane and Aoife for being a part of our special day. Your music was beautiful, and you both helped make our wedding day truly unforgettable. If you're looking for top-notch wedding musicians, look no further than these two!

Jordan and S?le
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Thank you so much for such a kind and thoughtful review Jordan and Síle! Your wedding at Maryborough House was one of our favourites - we often still talk about it! It was our pleasure to create a musical atmosphere for you and your guests, and thanks for including us in the celebrations. We also really enjoyed arranging the songs you picked - our first time playing an Arcade Fire song at a wedding! Wishing you both all the best into the future, Shane & Aoife
Added 12th Feb 2023
Rebecca
5.0
Married on 9th Jul 2022
Shane and Aoife performed for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception 2 days ago and we would give them more than 5 stars if we could! From the first day we made contact with Shane and Aoife they have been so professional and helpful. They were happy to play our requested songs- and play them sooo well!!!
Most importantly the music on the day was fantastic. They really were the highlight of the day and all our guests praised them and wanted their contact details. I?m so grateful to Shane and Aoife they are amazing musicians
And all we are interested in now is seeing them play again.
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Thank you so much Rebecca and Seamus! It was such a pleasure to play your ceremony and reception in Vienna Woods in Cork. We really enjoyed the day and you were so lucky with the weather!
Added 11th Jul 2022
Jessica and Josh
5.0
Married on 1st Jul 2022
Shane provided music for our ceremony and post ceremony drinks and did an amazing job- not only did he accept our requests for tailored pieces during the service and sent me previews to ensure that they were exactly what we wanted, his set up was seamless and professional and his performance flawless. His post ceremony performance created the perfect ambience and he catered to all our guests. Thank you Shane!
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I really enjoyed performing at your wedding Jess & Josh! Thanks so much for having me play at your ceremony and your reception at Ballymagarvey House, and for that lovely review. Your wedding was like something from a wedding magazine - it was gorgeous!
Added 10th Jul 2022
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Emma
5.0
Married on 25th Jun 2022
Such luvly people to deal with, would really recommend them we had them as a duo and was so lovely they played beautifully together. Everyone complimented absolutely brilliant thanks so much guys , Mr & Mrs Smith x
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Thanks so much Emma and Dan, it was our pleasure to play your Day Two party in Mount Wolseley. We enjoyed all the Irish dancing you and your guests did! All the best from myself and Aoife
Added 10th Jul 2022
Sarah and Declan McDonald
5.0
Married on 18th Jun 2022
We had Shane and Aoife for our wedding in Slane and they were just fantastic from start to finish!! From we booked with Shane, he was more than accommodating and very friendly, I couldn?t fault him! On the day, they set the tone from the guests entered the venue! Shane sang and played the guitar and Aoife played on the violin and their set list was beautiful, we asked for it to be outside as it was a lovely day and they had no problem being able to accommodate us!! Everyone was in great form and really enjoyed their music, it was fantastic! Would highly recommend! Thank you guys for helping to give us the perfect day!
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Thank you Sarah & Declan! It was our pleasure to play at The Millhouse for your wedding, and you were so lucky with the weather! We're delighted to hear that your guests enjoyed our music, and the best of luck to you both!
Added 7th Jul 2022
?ine & Anthony Hennessy
5.0
Married on 17th Jun 2022
We had Shane and Aoife play for our day day in Kilkenny, and they were just amazing!!! Great mix of music that suited everyone and took on all requests from guests. They set such a great tone for our evening, and created a real buzz, all our guests were singing along and dancing with them. Shane was so accommodating, and the nicest man ever to deal with. Aoife on the violin complemented the guitar beautifully, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening, We would highly recommend Shane and Aoife for any event, Exceptional!!!!
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Thanks so much Áine and Anthony for having us, we had great fun at that wedding party at the Lyrath Hotel! Best wishes from us!!
Added 28th Jun 2022
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Amy O Sullivan
5.0
Married on 4th Jun 2022
Shane played at the second day of our wedding and was absolutely fantastic. He really engaged the crowd and had everyone up dancing, and created a great atmosphere. Our only regret was that we didn?t have him for longer. Shane was really professional to deal with and made the whole booking process really simple, straightforward and stress free.
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Thanks Amy, I would have loved to have stayed longer that night myself! All the best to yourself and Joe!
Added 30th Oct 2022
Ciara Cronin
5.0
Married on 23rd Apr 2022
We had Shane play for our Wedding Day 2 and from the moment we first got in contact, I knew we were in safe hands. He was so professional, the music was just perfect and got everyone in great form for our Day 2 celebrations. Would have no hesitation recommending him for anyone looking for music for their wedding.
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It was my pleasure to play at your Day 2 in Kenmare yesterday Ciara. Your family and friends were all such lovely people and the setting was lovely. I'm delighted yourself and Edmund enjoyed it, and hope you both enjoy the honeymoon in Italy - I'm jealous! Thanks for the very kind review and hope to cross paths again!
Added 25th Apr 2022
Jess & Ethan
5.0
Married on 29th Mar 2022
We were delighted to have Shane and Aoife for our ceremony and reception! They were so easy to work with from the very first email, and our guests loved their sound on the day. We asked for some Irish melodies during our ceremony, and some more modern songs for our reception. It was such a treat to listen to you, and thank you both for making the soundtrack of our day so special to us!
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Ah thank you Jess & Ethan, what a beautiful wedding day you had. We were both delighted to be a part of it, and you were blessed with the weather too. Dromoland was an amazing setting and it was our pleasure to create the atmosphere you were looking for with our music. We hope your families have enjoyed the rest of their trip over here, and hope to see you Stateside later this year!
Added 8th Apr 2022
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Ciara
5.0
Married on 18th Feb 2022
We were very lucky that Shane and Aoife braved storm Eunice in February to play our drinks reception for our wedding. They were extremely professional from the first enquiry right up to the day itself, and so so pleasant to deal with. We had originally booked Shane solo but after hearing him play with Aoife on his website we just knew we had to have them both! They are a fantastic duo and the perfect vibe for our reception! Thanks again guys x
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Thanks so much Ciara, we really enjoyed playing your drinks reception in Tralee! All the best to you both !
Added 25th May 2022
Marion & David
5.0
Married on 31st Dec 2021
Shane and Aoife, played for our wedding ceremony and our drinks reception.They were absolutely wonderful and all our guests were raving about them. They made our day really special. They are very professional and made the whole process so easy from the first point of contact right till the end. We would highly recommend!
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Thank you Marion and David! We really enjoyed the day in Listowel, and your guests were lovely. Thanks for the kind review and wishing you all the best! Shane & Aoife
Added 2nd Jan 2022
Sarah & Karin
5.0
Married on 24th Oct 2021
Shane & Aoife were amazing and very easy to work with on every level. We had them play at the second day of our wedding and everyone was blown away by their talent. They kept the room entertained all evening with their choice of songs. We would highly recommend using them for any of your musical needs!
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Sarah & Karin! It was our pleasure to play at your party - your guests were such nice people and we loved the atmosphere! Wishing you all the very best into the future and hope to see you both along the way! Shane & Aoife
Added 28th Oct 2021
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Julie & Daragh
5.0
Married on 22nd Oct 2021
Shane was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the moment we first contacted him. Shane played both our ceremony and drinks reception, we had so many compliments on the music for both! Shane's a fabulous guitar player, always quick to respond to any queries or requests we had, and an absolute gentleman to deal with, thank you so much!
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Thank you Julie & Daragh! Your ceremony in Tinakilly was beautiful, and I really enjoyed the day. Thanks for having me, and best wishes to both of you and your lovely families!
Added 27th Oct 2021
Rob
4.9
Married on 17th Sep 2021
Shane was super professional and his service was 5 star. He really read the room and played songs that were really in line with our guests and room.
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Hi Rob, thanks a million. It was my pleasure to play at your reception in the Merrion recently, and I enjoyed our chat that day too. I'm delighted you enjoyed the music, and I wish you both all the best! Shane
Added 28th Sep 2021
Tim
5.0
Married on 8th Jul 2021
Shane is the consummate pro and we were absolutely thrilled to have him perform at both our wedding ceremony and reception. There's nothing he can't play, he accommodated all of our requests, and riffed his way wonderfully throughout our entire reception ??gauging the mood of the room and taking the atmosphere up a notch or three as and when needed. Can't recommend him enough.
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Hey Tim! Thanks so much for that lovely review. I really enjoyed performing at yourself and Andrea's ceremony + reception in The Merrion, and in particular getting to work with Abby on vocals for the ceremony. Hope to see you both at a show before long, and best wishes! Shane
Added 5th Oct 2021
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Lisa
5.0
Married on 28th Dec 2020
Shane was absolutely fantastic, he made the day so special for us. We had some obscure song requests and he did them beautifully. We got so many requests for his details from our guests, I would highly recommend him.
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Thank you Lisa! It was my pleasure to perform at yourself and Ronan's ceremony & reception in the Merrion last December. I was honoured that you asked me to perform for your first dance! Wishing you both all the happiness and success in the world! Shane
Added 28th Sep 2021
Rachel and Frank
5.0
Married on 8th Apr 2017
Shane played at our wedding reception in April 2017. He was absolutely AMAZING! He is a genius on the guitar. The sun was shining and Shane playing the guitar as we arrived to the hotel was just magic. All of our guests commented on how lovely the music was. Shane has a natural talent and is very professional. Count yourself lucky if he plays at your wedding. ????
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Thank you Rachel and Frank! That day in the Lord Bagenal was lovely, you were blessed with the weather! Thanks for having me, and wishing you all the very best!
Added 28th Sep 2021
Martin & Kris Lacey
5.0
Married on 15th Sep 2016
Shane played guitar soloist at our drinks reception. His music set was varied, flexible and suited to the audience; anything we wanted. Shane was one of the highlights of our Wedding day. The experience he contributed to our day was very special and unique. Shane is a gifted, talented young man. And we were so pleased he was able to share the day with us. We recommend Shane 100%; a gentleman and everyone loved him!
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Thanks for the lovely review Martin & Kris, it was my pleasure to play for you in Mt. Wolseley! Hope to see you both soon!
Added 5th Nov 2021
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Tadhg and Jean
5.0
Married on 12th Dec 2015
Shane played our wedding ceremony and reception; he was fantastic! Would definitely recommend to a friend: incredibly professional, great value, and very easy to work with!
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Thanks Tadhg & Jean! Your wedding in City Hall was spectacular - I really enjoyed playing there a few years ago, and at the drinks reception in the Stephen's Green club afterwards too. Best wishes to you both!
Added 29th Sep 2021
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