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Louise Dillon
Added 22nd Oct 2012
Great music for Anna's wedding yesterday!!! Didn't leave the dancefloor :)
Shauneen Campbell Annmarie Kelly McPhillips
Added 22nd Oct 2012
Hey Tommy, Want to thank you again so much for playing at our wedding in Markree Castle on friday 10th August, from the drinks reception, the bagpipes, kids disco, hooley and disco, ye were fantastic!! Everyone loved ye're songs ye really got the crowd going!!! Kevin doing the "Lord of the Dance", was class, never knew he could moved like that!!!!! Thanks again guys and would highly recommend ye to any other bride/groom x
Anthony & Dearbhail Baikie. An Cuirt, Gweedore
Added 22nd Oct 2012
Tommy & co. Hi, just to say a HUGE THANK YOU from myself & Dearbhail for making our wedding the day it was ,from the beginning to end you were amazing, you’s had everyone in tears during ceremony & had them on the floor all evening, we were worried because it was a small wedding no one would dance... ... how wrong were we:))) everyone is still talking about The Big Jigs. We will be recommending you to everyone we know, thanks again.
Added 5th Oct 2012
Hi Tommy a huge thank you for making our wedding the great day that it was! The music was even better than I could have imagined & exactly what we wanted- all the guests are still talking about how great u guys were! From the church to the hooley & disco into the early hours, we couldn't ask for better! And Joe Donegal was the icing on the cake lol!! Thank u all so much I will be recommending u to all :-)
Imelda Mullen
Added 30th Aug 2012
Thank you so much for making our special day just perfect with fantastic music and craic! The dance floor was packed all night which was what we hoped for and everyone was raving about the music the day after!! We will never forget it, thank you
Annmarie Kelly
Added 20th Aug 2012
Hey Tommy, Want to thank you again so much for playing at our wedding in Markree Castle on friday 10th August, from the drinks reception, the bagpipes, kids disco, hooley and disco, ye were fantastic!! Everyone loved ye're songs ye really got the crowd going!!! Kevin doing the "Lord of the Dance", was class, never knew he could moved like that!!!!! Thanks again guys and would highly recommend ye to any other bride/groom
Shauneen & Frank Slieve Donard
Added 27th Jul 2012
Hi Tommy, only getting around now to say a huge thank you for the fab music on our wedding day. Was so glad we got you for the whole day, i have to say i absolutely LOVED the music in the chapel and the irish hooley that night was great craic! Thanks a million to you and the boys.
Loretta and Paul, Blue Havan
Added 21st Jul 2012
Hi Tommy Just a quick email to say a massive thank you. From the music in the church (Which was just beautfiul) to the holey in the Blue Haven and the disco the music was excellent. Everyone really enjoyed it, even my father was out dancing and that doesn't happen often!. I would highly recommend you guys. Maith sibh!
Emma Begley
Added 12th Jul 2012
Thanks a million tommy and guys for playing at our wedding on the 12th july, cant wait to get the dvd out now so i can listen properly to everything, you had everyone on the dance floor all nite!! will hopefully see yous again some time soon with the ceili in the kitchen!!! ;) Good Luck!
Megan Douglas Carey
Added 4th Jun 2012
Just wanted to say the biggest THANK YOU ever to the Big Jigs for playing our wedding on Saturday. You guys were beyond amazing and everyone loved you (especially the Americans)!! Thanks for keeping everyone dancing all night!
NSPCC Titanic Museum Ball
Added 22nd May 2012
“Thank you Tommy and the Big Jig Band and dancers for making the NSPCC’s Annual ChildLine Ball such a huge success. Our guests are still raving about how wonderful the music was on the night. Such a clever mixture of traditional and popular music. The full dance floor said it all. As this was a corporate function it was very important to the organisers and sponsors, SPAR, that the entertainment was top notch and I can proudly say you certainly did not disappoint. The dancers and band were absolutely brilliant. I would recommend you to any other business hosting a corporate event: with The Big Jigs you and your guests will have a ball.”
Dolores & Mike May
Added 22nd May 2012
To Tommy & the Big Jigs.... the greatest THANK YOU ever for making our wedding totally unforgettable on May 12th! We cannot compliment you guys enough and are so happy we choose such a wonderful group.. (You were definitely a major talking point afterwards & I’m sure a few more Donegal folk will be giving you a call...the highlight was definitely seeing all the English up there doing a bit of ceilí...priceless!)...Seriously you guys are THE BEST BAND EVER!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
Louise Dillon
Added 21st May 2012
Great music for Anna's wedding yesterday!!! Didn't leave the dancefloor :)
Lorraine Chawke and Darren Wright - Station House Hotel
Added 7th May 2012
Tommy and the Big Jigs, Thanks so much for playing at our wedding back in April at the Station House. It was a great night and the music was spot on from the first dance to the ceilidh to the disco. You get top marks for pulling Grandma's Feather Bed by John Denver outta the bag! Let us know if you make it over to the UK/Leeds for any gigs. Thanks again for a fab night,
Stephen and Clare Conroy
Added 19th Apr 2012
Tommy and the big jigs, cant thank yous enough for making our wedding so much craic, cannot recommend this band enough, they had the crowd going from start to finish, they dont just play at your wedding, they are part off it, just brillant!
Byron & Jan Brown - Barnabrow House, Kinsale
Added 10th Apr 2012
Belatedly, my wife and I want to express our sincere thanks to you and Joe for the wonderful music and spirit you both provided at our daughter's wedding celebration on April 2nd at the Ballinacurra House in Kinsale. It is hard to believe that two months have now passed since that magical day. We can't thank you enough for the beautiful music played both at the wedding ceremony and pre-d...inner concert in the drawing room. Tommy leading the wedding couple into the banquet room for dinner wearing a full kilt and playing the bagpipes was a treasured moment we will never forget. All of our family and guests have said how much they enjoyed your incredible music beginning with the lovely ceremony and lasting through the "hooley" and into the wee hours of the morning. The way you were able to get everyone up and dancing was absolutely inspired. Hopefully, your long drive back to Donegal the day after the ceremony was not too painful. My only regret is failing my bodhran audition with the band. Best of luck to The Big Jigs! Thanks again for your special music, humor and energy....you guys were fantastic! With much appreciation,
Jennifer Flaherty
Added 3rd Apr 2012
Have to say a massive thank you to Tommy, Joe and Farra for playin at myself and brian's wedding on Friday. There was a lot of people nursing muscle pains from working their limbs like they hadn't been worked in some time!!. Just brilliant, kept a great atmosphere going all day. Thank you. :)
Kathy Nolan
Added 22nd Mar 2012
THANK YOU!!!!! for a truelly amazing day at my daughter ANNA'S and my son in law JONATHAN'S wedding, yesterday!!!! you are truelly amazing musicians and singers. everyone loved the music and the craic, THANKS!!!!!
Roisin & Scott Goligher
Added 23rd Sep 2011
Hi Tommy, I just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding reception in An Chuirt Hotel, Gweedore on 27th August 2011. You guys were absolutely brilliant, we couldn’t have asked for better craic. All our guests have been saying how great you were and how good it was to see a band get everyone involved and up dancing. We loved how from the very start you had everyone up dancing to Black Eyed Peas before we came in, it just got everyone out of their comfort zone and from then on the dance floor was packed. We can’t thank you enough and would highly recommend you to all couples getting married in the future. In fact we have already recommended you to our friends who have booked you for July, so can’t wait to see you again then for another great night’s craic. Thanks again
Una Conway - Dec 28th 2010 Adare Manor
Added 24th Jan 2011
Hi Tommy, You and the boys were fantastic and went down a storm with our Irish/Italian crew!!!! Everyone is still talking about the wonderful music and your ability to get everyone up and dancing - which is quite miraculous for some of the Italians! Some of Gio's relatives had never danced in their lives and danced at the wedding! He has an aunt and Uncle, married 20 years and never danced together before the 28th December! And thats exactly what I was looking for when I first contacted you. I was afraid the dancing would be one sided - the drunken Irish, but you did an amazing job of getting *everyone* involved and the Italians Loved every minute of it! The Celtic Rhythm dancers were also Amazing and Everyone was in awe as the watched them perform. A few of my friends in Ireland have decided to take up Irish dancing classes, and I have been asked to find lessons here in Italy for some of the children! All in all, I couldn't have asked for better. Gio and I, and all our guests, had a really really fantastic evening. Thanks again for your spectacular performance. I hope to have the occasion of hearing you live again in the near future. All the best,
Nicola - Kilashee House Hotel, 2011 Jan 8th
Added 17th Jan 2011
Hi Tommy - I want to thank you so much for making the night after our wedding so amazing, you guys were absolutely BRILLIANT, the mix you played was perfect and all the South Africans were completely amazing by the Irish dancing, they LOVED it!! Everybody the following day was raving about you guys!! I will highly recommend you to any of my friends getting married!! Anyway thanks again Tommy, Kind Regards
Sarah and Aaron Jarrell
Added 4th Nov 2010
Hi Tommy, Just wanted to send you our greetings from Germany! Aaron and I were reflecting on our wedding and wanted to make sure we let you know how incredible your music was. You and the Big Jigs helped us throw the grandest party! We have received countless compliments about our band and how much everyone enjoyed the Irish music. The traditional dance had us all in stitches we were laughing so hard! Even with only 30 guests, not a single corner of our hall felt empty. If he had the money, Aaron's father commented he would have flown you and the band to the US for our at-home reception so that we could continue such a great party! Many thanks and we hope to see you play again someday!
Heritage Hotel Portlaoise
Added 16th Oct 2010
Michelle Sandra Aitken Guys, you were amazing yesterday, thank you so much! Everyone's been raving about the music, both in the church and at the hotel - you sure know how to get the crowd moving! Eoin and I wish we'd had the stamina (and shoes) to dance all night! Our guests loved the whole day, and the music had a lot to do with it. Absolu...tely fabulous. Thanks again/tusen takk!! :-)
Stephanie and Jude - Oct 15th 2010 Markree Castle
Added 15th Oct 2010
Lads ye done an absolute brilliant job for us yesterday, FAB...FAB....FAB. Everyone has said how brill ye were, anyone out there thinking of a weddingband....OH MY GOD choose THE BIG JIGS. Pure class. Jude and I can't praise ye high enough. Stars, your both stars. Thanks again.
Mick & Carina
Added 26th May 2010
Hi Lads, We cannot recommend you highly enough for a wedding or any function. From the church music which was elegant, classical and fun to the trad session before the meal the grand piping entrance to the top table finally to a floor that was filled from the first dance to the last tune played. The Lads are very professional and have a special personal touch which made us feel at ease throughout the day which meant we had no worries about the music for the day. :-) Thanking You,
Martha & Tadhg Clifford
Added 3rd Nov 2009
I just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding. You and the lads were absolutely fantastic from beginning to end. We have endless compliments about what a brilliant band you were and plenty of people asking for your details. You managed to get old and young out dancing all night and that is rare at any wedding. Fantastic musicians, great music and so many laughs!! The floor was always full - what more can you ask for! Thanks a million again and I will be recommending you to anyone and everyone in the future. Best of luck
Anna and John
Added 19th Sep 2009
Dear Tommy, John and I would like to thank you and your band member for the terrific music on Saturday night in the Castle Grove, you really made the night "swing" for us. Your choice of music was spot on with a great blend of modern and traditional and your ability to guide us through the traditional dances helped create even more fun. John and Mark really appreciated the use of the guitar and your backing with their "numbers". You were a great hit with all the guests and several asked me for your details. With very best wishes and thanks again. Castlegrove House, Letterkenny, Sept 19th 2009
Jenni and Ian Ridpath, Aug 4th 2009
Added 4th Sep 2009
We just wanted to say a huge Thank You for the great music you provided for us at our wedding. I have to say we barely noticed you setting up which was great, we didn't have to worry about you at all. We got a huge amount of compliments from the guests. We all really enjoyed the entertainment - I've never seen Ian on the dancefloor so much! We loved the range of music, the ceili dance was great and all the ways you created fun with the karaoke and big group circles really made it a night to remember. We thought you instructed us really well and It was great that you all joined in with the craic and banter! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to people who want great music and atmosphere to entertain a varied group of family and friends - infact I've already passed your name on to someone! We hope all goes well for you in the future and hope to hear you again sometime, Thanks again, Tinakilly House Wicklow
Sarah and Tom, Aug 29th, 2009
Added 29th Aug 2009
Hi Tommy, We just wanted to send you an email to say a really big THANKS for the music on our wedding day (29 August 2009). We are just back from honeymoon and have been catching up with our friends and family and they all agree with us that the music in both the church and at the reception was really superb. In particular, we wanted to highlight a few things that we particularly appreciated. The music in the church was just magical - you captured both the solemnity and the fun of the service in the music and we could not have asked for anything more. At the evening hooley, you played a great mix of traditional Irish music and popular covers which meant that all of our guests felt there was something for them to dance to! We loved the way that you interacted with the guests and ensured that the dance floor was packed all night! We really appreciated the help with downloading the first dance and your general organisation both before and on the day - this is a huge help! In short, we feel that our wedding would have been great to attend as a guest and this is in no small part due to the music that you provided throughout the day. So thank you and if you would like any further feedback please just let us know. With best wishes,
Stella (Mrs Murphy) 2009 Aug 28th
Added 28th Aug 2009
Hi Tommy, We really enjoyed your work from start to finish, you guys def lived up to our expectations. All our guests are praising you, ye really did brill and thanks so much. A very happy customer, Crover House Hotel Cavan
Sarah and Cathal Lennon
Added 24th Aug 2009
Hi Tommy and Co, I am finally writing to you to send you the biggest thank you that we can. From start to finish you made our day so special. The music in the church was magical, setting the perfect tone for us, a relaxed and beautiful ceremony, people really felt it. The music at the reception was like having friends playing away in the corner, (very talented friends that is!!). Playing us in on the bagpipes was so much fun, we were ready for dancing already at that stage. After dinner we were not let down as the real fun began. The band was excellent, everyone was up dancing and having so much fun, I think some people even surprised themselves how much jumping around and laughing they were doing. We were so glad we had the Big Jigs for our wedding, they made our day so much fun giving us great memories, just how we wanted it and more. We would gladly recommend them to anyone who wants to have great musicians and great craic, a wonderful experience, they made our day. Thank you so much
Emma and Conor August 8th 2009, Castle Murray House
Added 8th Aug 2009
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic music Tommy and band supplied at are wedding. It was a fantastic day and the band, played a huge part in making it as great as it was. Tommy did all the music all day, from the church through to the drinks reception (plus piper) and until the early hours. So many people commented on how good the music was and what fun the band made it. Very professional and the day would not of been half as good without them. Can not recommend them highly enough. Thanks again !
Gran-aunt of the Bride, Ostan Gweedore Aug 7th 2009
Added 7th Aug 2009
My husband and I have been going to Weddings together for 50 years now and you are the best band we’ve ever seen.
Eoghan and Moninia, Wicklow May 8th 2009
Added 8th May 2009
Hi Tommy, Just back from our Honeymoon which was fantastic, I just want to write to thank you and your band for a wonderful day and night, from the church music to the reception to the evening and DJ everything was amazing, you got the crowd going, the Ceili was great fun, I thought you would only get two rows up to interchange but there was about 10 rows all giving it socks!! Everybody said it was the greatest wedding ever, the music in the church was amazing, I was nearly in tears. Great professionals and great musicians, I’m even a You Tube star now after getting up to sing!!!!
Davina
Added 8th May 2009
We've booked Tommy and the lads for our wedding in Ballina in July this year, so we have been to see them play whenever we could since. They are amazingly talented musicians and never fail to get the crowd going no matter how small! Everytime we see them we feel re-assured that we made the right decision in booking them, we are in no doubt that they will play a big part in making the day perfect!
Sharyn & Richard Fletcher 30th April 2009. Kilkea Castle
Added 30th Apr 2009
We booked Tommy and Co. for the whole day package and we were not disappointed. Firstly as I was only having a small wedding (70 guests) I was afraid that the dance floor would look empty, not a chance in hell with this band everybody was up dancing and I mean everybody from my 85 year old granny to my 18 month old daughter. One word of warning for future Brides though, bring a pair of flat shoes because you will be dancing the night away with this band and the "Seige of Ennis" cannot be done in heels. The Church music was enchanting and I was told the drinks reception music was amazing by so many people unfortunately we missed that as we were off getting photo's done. Extremely reasonably priced for what your getting on the day and could not be more professional, they were the one thing in the run up to the wedding that I did not need to worry about. Some of our guests are actually musicians and they were totally blown away with the band, their words not mine. Great range of music from classic floor-fillers to todays hits with a great big dollop of celtic flavour added for good measure. Forget my dress, the castle, the food, the ceremony, the one thing that people are still commenting on is the Band. My one and only regret was not thanking the lads on the night as I was so busy. Please for your own sake don't think about it, just book them, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Celine + Christopher, Slane Castle, March 2009
Added 31st Mar 2009
Just a note of Thanks for being so fantastic at our wedding. We had such fun and everyone told us what fun they had. The Ceili in particular was hilarious! You really pulled out all the stops at the church too. Best wishes in the future and you get our strong recommendation for all our friend's weddings.
Mary n Damien. Feb 27 2009 Landmark Hotel Carric on Shannon
Added 27th Feb 2009
Hello Tommy & lads, All back to normal since wedding,it feels like a life time ago now! just to say we really enjoyed your music, church music was amazing and had a lot of people asking about ye! The reception was brill great mix of music and got everyone out on the floor, will definately recommend ye and hav 2 say its so handy ye do the lot much less hassle, if ye are in carrick again at any stage would love to hear ye again, Regards,
Jo and Sean x
Added 27th Oct 2008
Hi Tommy, Wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for the fab entertainment at our wedding. Everyone has been telling us how much they enjoyed the wedding and particularly the music. We were absolutely delighted with the whole day and one of my fears was that there would be noone on the dance floor but you managed the music brilliantly with a great mix of styles that kept even the most unlikely dancers out there giving it their all!! The video is brilliant, I just never knew it could be that hard to get people to go 1..2..3..!! All the best and thanks again
Susanne
Added 17th Oct 2008
Absolutely brilliant! Celtic Music Agency played at our wedding on Saturday 04th October 2008 - in the church, then the drinks reception, the evening reception and later DJ! We cannot recommend them highly enough. Everyone at the wedding commented on how much they loved the music in the church and later at the reception, the guys really got the crowd going and the Siege of Ennis went down a storm with our Spanish guests! Tommy is an absolute pleasure to deal with and was really helpful with suggestions for the church music. They really added to our day and we are delighted we chose Celtic Music Agency for our wedding. Susanne & David, Carlow October 2008
Caroline Henry
Added 3rd Oct 2008
I really don't know where to start - we hired Celtic Music Agency for our wedding in August this year, and they truly were amazing. They played a huge range of music, from live trad music (even allowing my mum to join in on her piano accordion), ceili dance music (with instructions so that our guests from different parts of the world, could join in), to karaoke, the conga, with requests for cheesy music begin played and even some waltzes for the oldies... they were absolutely incredible, really helpful and could not recommend them highly enough! Lots of our wedding guests have said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and they're still talking about it now almost 6 weeks later... Thank you guys so much for being so fantastic and for being so helpful in the weeks running up to the wedding.
Paul and Teresa Sweeney Donegal
Added 25th Sep 2008
If your looking for a band for your wedding stop now and look no further,we got Tommy and the big jigs to play are wedding on the 25/09/08. We got married in the manor hotel Abbeliex. Tommy and the lads done the church,brought us in to the hotel,and played the wedding gig, got on stage at 9pm and got off at 2.30am,from the first minute the floor was packed and stayed like that al night,the energy from these lads is unreal, they could play any venue anywhere and pack the place,and with the price for wedding bands these days "the big jigs"are the bussiness. Tommy also got the celtic dancers for us and the hair would stand on the back of your neck "brilliant" ..............so thanks to Tommy and the big jigs for such a great day.....!
Lousie & John
Added 29th Aug 2008
Sorry I'm only getting round to emailing you now, just wanted to say a big thank you for the beautiful music which was played at the church. Donagh was fantastic and I'm not sure what the girls name is but she was just out of this world, everyone was complimenting her singing, really made the ceremony very memorable, was definitely our favourite part of the day. Thanks again, you've been a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend ye. Best wishes for the future
Niamh & Sean - Dromoland Castle Aug 23rd 2008
Added 23rd Aug 2008
Dear Tommy, Myself and Sean would like to thank you so much for helping us have such a special day. Your music was everything that we expected and we really enjoyed it as did so many of our guests who raved on about how good you were for days afterwards. So thank you so much. We wish you all the best of luck and I'm sure you will continue to make many couples have such a great day as we we did.
Naomi, Innishboffin
Added 15th Aug 2008
Dear Tommy, We are back from honeymoon and just thought I'd drop you an email to say thanks. The band really made our wedding. The church music was so beautiful, especially the piece that you learned for us - it made the ceremony very special. Many people have commented on how beautiful the music was and were amazed at the variety of instruments played by just two people! In the evening we appreciated your paitence for waiting for the meal to be over. We couldn't beleive how late the meal went on but you were so obliging by still playing the full set and never once complaining. The dance floor was packed all night and I couldn't sit down as I loved your choice of songs. The Siege of Ennis I particularly remember as brilliant craic! The disco was fantastic also and got all the crowd going again. When we went to bed at 5am you were still packing up so I'm sure it was a very late night for you and an early start to get the 1st boat. Thanks for making our wedding. The music was the highlight for us and for our guests, by all accounts. We are so glad that we went with your band. We would not hesitate to recommend you to other couples who are looking for a wedding band.
Lori & Stephen, Markree Castle June 2008
Added 30th Jun 2008
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the wedding!! You guys were awesome! Everyone commented on what a wonderful time they had dancing and how great the music was. The Bishop told my husband that you were the best pipes player he has ever heard. We just got back to the US late last night. The best thing that I heard was from a family friend of ours. He had said "for such a tiny wedding of 21 people the music and dancing made the room feel like it was three times the crowd and twice as much fun as he's ever had at any other wedding." And this sentiment was shared with us by many of our guests. Thank you for making our wedding great.
Julie and Paraic
Added 16th May 2008
We cannot recommend Celtic Music Agency highly enough. From the outset they were professional and really helpful. Tommy really took care of everything for us - the music in the church, the reception and the disco. We wanted instrumental music to compliment our wedding ceremony which was all as Gaeilge and people are still talking about how amazing the music was in the church - it really added to the occasion. I definitely recommend Barry's version of Úrchnoic Chein Mhic Cainte for the Psalm, it was outstanding! Like all brides and grooms we were really worried that people couldn't get up and dance at the reception - but we had no need to worry! The dance floor was packed all night and the music suited all tastes and ages. Celtic Music Agency will be an addition to any wedding and really make your day enjoyable! Thanks Tommy and lads..
shane flannery
Added 26th Nov 2007
hi just a quick thank you to tommy and the lads. they played at our wedding in cavan on the 21st september 2007, and all i can say is that they were absolutley brilliant, having had them play in the church and back at the pre reception, we knew we were in for a brilliant night and what we got was amazing, the floor was absolutley packed fron start to finish and believe me it was a big floor. people who i ve never seen leave the bar before were out dancing. the atmosphere was electric as was the styles of music, something to suit everyone with their own little twist, people are still talking bout the wedding two months later. these guys are true professionals and if your considering booking them ,dont, just do it, believe me you wont be let down. so thanks lads everything. most highly recommended.hope this does you some justice, but the real justice is in listening to you, sheer class
Fiona & Drew Swinburne
Added 5th Nov 2007
We just got married on the 13th October in Dunlewey, County Donegal & Drew & I just wanted to write a small note to say a MASSIVE thank you to Tommy & the boys for helping to make our wedding so much more special. From the moment I contacted to Tommy all the way to the end he was completely professional & lovely to deal with. Even when all my plans were going wrong he listened & gave advice - above & beyond the call of duty I'd say. For us the music at our wedding was so important, If you book The Big Jigs for your wedding you can rest assured that you will not have a single worry. My husband is English as is all of his friends & family so we wanted to put on a bit of a traditional Irish knees up but try to avoid the cheesy band! I searched the internet & listened to loads of musicians before choosing The Big Jigs, but as soon as I heard their CD I knew we had to book them. They looked great playing, played from the heart & sounded even better than on their promo cd - absolutely amazing! We booked them to sing in the Chapel, for the champagne reception then piped into the reception room all the way to the end of the night. The Chapel music was just so special, Tommy then piped Drew & I into the reception in full kilt etc. which was a roaring success with our friends & family. We can honestly say with out a doubt that one of the main highlights of the wedding for us was looking around the dance floor during the ceili dances & seeing all of our friends & family smiling & laughing & actually dancing quite well due to all the gentle coaching from Tommy. I don't think we have ever laughed as hard as when we had the dance off at the end of the night it was hilarious, even more hilarious was seeing the shyest of people throwing some funky shapes on the dance floor - people are still talking about it now, what a way to end a perfect day. Words can't say how much we loved the music Tommy, thank you so much to you & the boys for doing such an amazing job we can't recommend you highly enough to anyone who is considering choosing you.
Margaret & Marcus, Coolbawn Quay - Sept 10th 2007
Added 3rd Oct 2007
We got married in Coolbawn in Sept just gone, and were really looking for a couple of fun guys to play at our small (80 people) marquee wedding; rather than a band. Also we wanted an irish element to it, while at the same time we didn't want to deafen anyone that wasn't into the ceili music, so needed a mix. And lastly we wanted someone fresh & cool to do the music, that would get everyone up and dancing, and would get involved in the party themselves. We just wanted to avoid the usual five man/woman suited band that played the same 'oul stuff. So we got Tommy and Celtic Music Agency, and it was FABULOUS! Everyone loved the band/duo, and that's the one thing that everyone comments on now. We even had a 'dance off' at one stage, with us all doing solo dances on the floor. If you think you would never do this, then think again! It was so much fun, even my brothers were up dancing which is a first. People just love getting involved in new dances that they are instructed on by the band... it is great craic, and there was loads of dances like that. Myself and my two sisters sang karaoke to one song, and my hubby and two of his friends did another after us. Honestly it was perfect, and I would highly recommend them to everyone.   We also had Tommy for the church music, which made everything so simple and easy to organise; and it was beautiful... lots of happy tears. If you want no hassle, pure professionalism, and guys with a good pep in their step, then you gotta get Tommy and co. They are just great fun, and brilliant musicians with lots of character! Thanks again Tommy!!!!
Carrie Armstrong - July 18th 2007
Added 28th Sep 2007
Just want to let you know that everyone at the Hammond Blessing at Glenlo Abbey on the 18 July THINKS YOU ARE WONDERFUL. Thanks so much for an evening to remember, it was great. Sam (small drummer!) is still totally overwhelmed by the fact that you let him play (even though it meant making the drums fit for a leftie!). Wishing you well, and wishing too that we get to hear you again. Thank you all so much.
Claire & Evin Quigley.
Added 28th Sep 2007
We booked Celtic Music Agency for our entire wedding day (church, drinks reception & Hooley/DJ). They were so fabulous that I am stuggling to put words together that will do them justice.....they were really that fantastic!!!!!!!!! The celtic music agency had the dance floor full all night with a good mix of different music from set dancing, traditional music, alternative music to rock'n'roll. I can not recommend them enough. If you want to have the most talented and professional Musicians you'll probably ever hear AND a wedding your guests will be talking about forever then BOOK celtic music agency. Thanks Tommy & Co you made our wedding.
Siobhán & Joseph, Aug 31st 2007 Kilkea Castle
Added 28th Sep 2007
Just a quick note to say thanks a mill for doing a fantastic job at our wedding on August 31st. We had a ball, as did all our guests. You were able to read the crowd perfectly, a bit of ceili, a few people singing and some great covers. Everybody was raving about ye. So thanks again for really making our night, we would highly recommend the Big Jigs to anyone.
Bride to be next year
Added 28th Sep 2007
It was great listening to you on Friday! We decided we definitely want you to play at our wedding reception. We liked your combination of modern and traditional music. Sorry if we overstayed our welcome a bit. We were having such a great time!
Julie and Paraic (Galway)
Added 30th May 2007
We cannot recommend Celtic Music Agency highly enough. From the outset they were professional and really helpful. Tommy really took care of everything for us - the music in the church, the reception and the disco. We wanted instrumental music to compliment our wedding ceremony which was all as Gaeilge and people are still talking about how amazing the music was in the church - it really added to the occasion. I definitely recommend Barry's version of Úrchnoic Chein Mhic Cainte for the Psalm, it was outstanding! Like all brides and grooms we were really worried that people wouldn't get up and dance at the reception - but we had no need to worry! The dance floor was packed all night and the music suited all tastes and ages. Celtic Music Agency will be an addition to any wedding and really make your day enjoyable! Thanks Tommy and lads.
Ian and Moira Munt - 16th June '06 Shamrock Lodge, Athlone
Added 30th May 2007
Tommy, I wanted to take the opportunity of thanking you and the lads for the excellent job you did at our wedding afters. Everybody (and I mean everybody) said how brilliant they thought the band were. As a musician myself, I'd be fairly critical of the quality of bands at most weddings I've been too with their fake keyboard sounds and limply played songs. So I was delighted to see real instruments being played (without being too folky) giving the evening heart and honesty you don't normally get at weddings. I thought there was exactly the right mix of crowd pleasers, some wonderful atmospheric numbers and the classic group dances to get everyone on the dance floor (even my mother got up and she never strays far from her whiskey glass!). Once again thank you for making our day perfect.
Daron and Lowri Harris - Wales
Added 30th May 2007
Thank you very much for providing your services for our wedding day! Even though things didn't go exactly to plan everyone thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Best memories were both of you playing at the church. It made an excellent start to the day - there were actually grown men crying when Lowri was walking down the aisle and the music (She moves through the fair) made it very emotional!!!!! Also the background music when people were arriving at the church was fantastic! Then arriving Bodafon and seeing you there playing when we arrived, then being marched in with you and the bagpipes was great! Then obviously the night was good, but a lot of it was hazy! Anyway hope you had a good day, and enjoyed yourself! If I ever get married again, I'll definitely try and book you again!!! Thanks once again for making it and extra enjoyable day!
Christopher & Siobhan Elsom
Added 30th May 2007
I just wanted to say a very late thank you for a great gig you put on for our wedding on 24th August at the Marine Hotel. It couldn't have been any better and the comments we have had from people were that they thought it was the best wedding that they had been to, a large part of that is down to you and the band. So thanks once again and I won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is getting married.
Colette and Paul O’ Mahony, Cork 2006
Added 30th May 2007
Where can we begin??? The Big Jigs played for us on our wedding day, and the compliments re the music have not stopped coming in! The beautiful traditional airs during our drinks reception had our guests like the paparazzi around the band! I think I can relate to all married-to-be's, in that one of your greatest fears will be that no-one will get up to dance! Honestly – those fears can be thrown away if you get the Big Jigs! We had hardly finished our first dance and the floor was thronged – and it stayed that way until the end of the DJ session! The fact that the lads catered for all ages, music styles and mixes, ensured everyone got to dance to '‘their’ music, and thus, ensured a wonderful day for all! If ever we were to renew our vows – we would work around the availability of the Big Jigs! Thanks a million – we couldn’ t recommend you enough!
Adrienne and Adam
Added 30th May 2007
Dear Tommy, Many thanks for a fantastic performance at our wedding on April 7th. We were delighted with The Big Jigs! Your repertoire was perfect for the occassion and of course it was played to perfection. The atmosphere was great and all the guests complimented the band afterwards. You were a huge success! Thanks again, 7th April 2007 Killashee House.
Tracy, Slane Wedding 23-3-07
Added 30th May 2007
Thanks a million for playing at the wedding, everyone said they had a great time, that the band was brillant. The music for the kids beforehand was a brillant touch. We were so glad not to have one of the usual wedding bands that play the same old stuff, and still everyone's taste was catered for, had a great night. It was really, really good of you to learn the song for the first dance, you did a great job, it was perfect.
Added 21st May 2007
We had the Celtic Music Agency play at our wedding reception and they were absolutely brilliant! They had everyone up dancing all night doing everything from the Siege of Ennis to the Macarena! Would definitely recommend them.
Niamh Tuite
Added 15th Jan 2007
Cannot recomment these guys highly enough. Fantastic musicians, top class musical group and very easy and professional to deal with. They played all music for my wedding in Oct 2005 from the church to champage reception to the reception night and DJ set afterwards to finish the night, and the crowd loved them. They even threw a few set dances in as well for the Irish dancing fans- overall they made my wedding experience even better. Regards, Niamh Tuite
Stephanie and Jude - Markree Castle
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Lads ye done an absolute brilliant job for us yesterday, FAB...FAB....FAB. Everyone has said how brill ye were, anyone out there thinking of a wedding band....OH MY GOD choose THE BIG JIGS. Pure class. Jude and I can't praise ye high enough. Stars, your both stars. Thanks again.
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