We are very
lucky to be doing what we do in bringing live music to all our clients and
their guests and his weekend was no exception. As mentioned in a previous blog We
had the pleasure of playing at Mary & Peite’s wedding in Seagrave Barn on
Friday. It was a wonderful occasion with a lot of familiar faces in attendance.
We had our four-piece band booked for this wedding and they were amazing as always.
Mary’s son Gavin got on the stage at the end of the night to blast out a few
tunes too and he was terrific. On the Safety side of thigs and to try and minimize
the risk of COVID i personally set up all the backline PA and gear and then asked
y other band members to set their own gear up separately and just look after their
own gear when leaving at the end of the night. We all wore our masks and I just
removed mine while singing. We kept our distance from guests and endeavored to
keep ourselves and the wedding guest safe too. I finished the night off with a
DJ set and everyone was over the moon for a beautiful setting and beautiful night.
Oh,, and even Eugene (Manager) sang some Italian opera after the meal. What a
star he is. Really hope were beck here again for another celebration.
evening I had the pleasure of providing the music for a baptismal party in The
Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross. This is a fantastic place to go for a
party, celebration, evening meal or Sunday lunch. Michael the manger runs a
really great operation here and the staff are some of the best around. The party
was a great success and there were singers, dancers and frolics for the two-hour
set. We had a truly great evening. This was one of the best christening parties
I’ve[BM1] ever been to. Following this party,
I headed off to The Cavan Crystal Hotel to play for a couple of hours in the
bar. The bar here has been newly renovated, and it looks great. The atmosphere here
was very relaxed with couples and friends chatting over drinks and nibbles so, I
kept the music low key and background.
My last performance
this weekend was in the stunning Bellingham Castle at a wedding afterparty in
the bar. The wedding couple were lovely, and the guests were terrific. I played
all sorts from popular music (Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa) to classics (Fleetwood
Mac, The Beatles) to indie anthems by Radiohead, Bon Ivor, REM. It was a real
mix for the few hours, and it was a lot of fun. One guest was a major fan of
the band The Doors, so I played lots of songs by The Doors too. This ended what
was a great weekend of music and fun.