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Short Description Ireland's Most Versatile Function Band
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Blacktye Wedding Band


Ireland's most versatile function band. Playing everything from Rnb & Soul to Jazz & Ceili.

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We are the precious gem in the Irish wedding industry, the fun hotcake that have been keeping weddings buzzing in recent years. Blacktye have worked with some of Europe’s most successful and with over 20 years’ experience in entertainment, an explosive performance is always on the cards.

From Sinatra to Kings of Leon to modern day giants like Rihanna and Bruno Mars, Blacktye move from song to song effortlessly.

To put the cherry on top of a fantastic night, we’ve got a professional DJ in store who will take over from Blackye and paint the night red. The DJ service is provided by Darragh from the band.

Darragh’s main objective as DJ is to keep guests enthused, the dance floor full and to build on the energy the band created earlier in the evening.

He commences immediately after band play their last note ensuring the party fever continues late into the night.


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Chart Hits
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
We Are Young – Fun
Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Roar – Katy Perry
Scream And Shout – Will I Am / Britney Spears
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
We Found Love – Rihanna
Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
Umbrella – Rihanna
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
I Gotta Feelin – Black Eyed Peas
Human – The Killers
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Titanium – David Guetta / Sia
You’ve Got The Love – Florence And The Machine
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Gold Digga – Kanye West
Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
Pound The Alarm – Nicki Minaj
Make You Feel My Love – Adelle
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 / Christina Aguilera
Call Me Maybe – Carley Rae Jepsen
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-z / Alicia Keys
Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Regulate – Warren G / Nate Dogg
Everybody Dance Now ( gonna make you sweat ) – C&C Music
Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
Jump Around – House Of Pain
Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap
What Is Love – Haddaway
No Limit – 2 Unlimited
Mr Vain – Culture Beat
Song 2 – Blur
Park life – Blur
Wonderwall – Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
99 Red Baloons – Nena
Material Girl – Madonna
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Walking On Sunshine – Katriona And The Waves
Take On Me – Aha
Time Of My Life ( Dirty Dancing ) – Bill Medley
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Gun’s ‘n’ Roses
Walk Of Life – Dire Straits

Rock ‘n’ Roll
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
Hound Dog – Elvis
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
Shout – LuLu
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
Johnny Be Goode – Chuck Berry
Dancin In The Moonlight – Thin Lizzy
Waterloo – Abba
Mama Mia – Abba
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Gun’s ‘n’ Roses
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Land Of A Thousand Dances – Wilson Picket
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
I’m A Believer – The Monkee’s
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Soul / Funk
Long Train Runnin – The Doobie Brothers
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
Le Freak – Chic
Play That Funky Music White Boy – Wild Cherry
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Jungle Boogie – Kool And The Gang
Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
I Feel Good – James Brown
Get Up Off Of That Thing – James Brown
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
Everybody Needs Somebody – The Blues Brothers

1st Dance / Slow Set
I’m Your’s Jason Mraz
Better – Tom Baxter
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Make You Feel My Love – Adelle
This Year’s Love – David Grey
At Last – Etta James
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Flying Without Wings – Westlife
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Home – Michael Bublé
If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Lost – Michael Bublé
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
The Dance – Garth Brooks
The Wonder Of You – Elvis Presley
To Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
Your Song – Elton John
With Or Without You – U2
Close To You – The Carpenters
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
You Are The Best Thing – Ray La Montagne
In My Life – The Beatles
The Way You Look Tonight – The Beatles
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer

Irish / Country
Galway Girl – Mundy
Joyce Country Ceili Band – The Saw Doctors
Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter
Good Looking Woman – Joe Dolan
Irish Rover – The Pogues
Whiskey In The Jar – Thin Lizzy
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
Wild Rover – The Dubliners
Stop The World And Let Me Off – Declan Nurney
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Red Rose Cafe – David Arthur And The Fury Brothers
One Day At A Time – Cristy Lane
Black Velvet Band – The Dubliners
Wild Rover – The Dubliners
Spancil Hill – The Wolfetones
Amore – Dean Martin
Piano Man – Billy Joel

Jazz & Swing
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Sinatra
It Had To Be You – Sinatra
New York New York – Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon – Sinatra
My Way – Sinatra
How Insensitive – Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennet
Summertime – Abbie Mitchell
Night And Day – Cole Porter
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
Moon Dance – Van Morrison
Moonlight Serenade – Glen Miller
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
The Lady Is A Tramp – Tony Bennet
All Of Me – Billie Holiday
Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole
Smile – Charlie Chaplin
Stella By Starlight – Ella Fitsgerald
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Church Music
Air on a G String – Bach
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach
Arrival of Queen Sheba – Handel
Cannon in D – Pachabel
Ave Maria – Shubert & Bach versions
Romanza, Eine Klein Nacht Muzik – Mozart
Ode to Joy – Bethoven
Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Pie Jesu – Andrew Lloyd Weber
Tabhair dom do Laimh – Traditional Air
Ag Chriost ag Siol – Traditional Air
Ave Verum Corpus – Bethoven
Panis Angelicus – Thomas Aquinas
O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam
Gabriels Oboe – Ennio Morricone
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
The Flower Duet – Leo Delibes
The Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Clouds Veil
One Hand One Heart Eflat
On Eagles Wings Dmajor
Fields of Gold Gmajor
Little Fugue Bach G major
Mozart Romanza Gmajor
Let there be love G major
O Happy Day
I went down to the river to pray
You raise me up Eflat
Here I am lord Dmajor
Ag Criost Bflat
Make me a channel of your peace Cmajor
Come what may Cmajor
Only Time Enya Eflat
Cavatina from the Deer Hunter Eflat

The Mountain Road
Father Kelly’s Reel
The Morning Dew
The Walls of Limerick
The Irish Washer Woman
The Blackthorn Stick
The Donnybrook Fair
Boys of Blue Hill
Galway Hornpipe
The Write of Man
Off to California
Chief O’Neills Favourite
Seige of Ennis
The Shannon Breeze

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 147 reviews
by Gary & Hazel on Blacktye Wedding Band
Brilliant band - interacted very well with the crowd
Date of Wedding: 22nd July 2023

Simply brilliant! They played all the classics and the dance floor was full whenever they were playing.

Great music
Date of Wedding: 19th August 2016

Great music, everyone was dancing all night and commented on having such a good time on the dance floor all night.

by Paddy and Bredge O'Dea on Blacktye Wedding Band
delivered an amazing show.
Date of Wedding: 11th February 2017

Hi Darragh and Band I just wanted to thank you for your amazing performance on our wedding day. We are still getting comments from our guests weeks later on how good you were. You were a treat to deal with, nothing was too much trouble and you delivered an amazing show. Except the dirty dancing bit, which drained every drop of blood from my body immediately. But i know everyone else really enjoyed it from the snapchat responses. I use the word "enjoy" ironically. Hats off to all of your guys, well done and ill be sure to recommend you to anyone thats looking for a band in the future. If you ever need a backup dancer, make sure you don't come anywhere near me. Thanks a million Paddy & Bredge O'Dea

by Lisa Barnwell on Blacktye Wedding Band
Highly recommend.
Date of Wedding: 5th February 2023

Blacktye were absolutely brilliant on our wedding day, so much fun and kept the dance floor going! They were so easy to deal with and very helpful. Highly recommend.

by Helen Behan on Blacktye Wedding Band
very entertaining all night long
Date of Wedding: 8th June 2018

Blacktye are more than a run-of-the mill wedding band. They are a real band that have such a good rapport with one another on stage it shines through and adds to the atmosphere. There is no awkwardness or cringeyness about them which we hsd found with other wedding bands that we went to see.They are so comfortable on stage I felt I had nothing to worry about. They were very entertaining all night long and their energy was infectious.They could read the crowd so well and played something for everybody from waltzes to raves! It was such a delight seeing my mother run to find her sister to waltz or jive to a particular song they might have loved as teenagers. She was so impressed and is still talking about it 3 weeks on. I feel like we were so lucky to have found them and would highly recommend Blacktye.

Thrilled to bits
Date of Wedding: 14th January 2023

Amazing band. Had our guests on the floor all night. Great fun and Darragh was there to ensure everything ran as planned (we had a lot of little extras to be included in the night). Thrilled to bits with our choice, as were our guests.

by Mark Mac Artain on Blacktye Wedding Band
very professional, very polished, very musical
Date of Wedding: 30th September 2016

Hi Darragh, One month on from our wedding I just wanted to add to what Amanda has said to you already. Blacktye on the night were very professional, very polished, very musical. We have had so many compliments from so many guests who really enjoyed themselves. The most memorable and frequent comment was that so many people got up to dance and stayed up on the dance floor. You really did get the balance of the music right, both set list and volume, and that made a great day even better. Thanks so much again, wishing you every success in the future, Mark Mac Artain

very talented and wonderful people
Date of Wedding: 9th April 2017

Darragh and the rest of the Blacktye band were absolutely lovely to deal with. I booked them for the full day and they were so accommodating in requests made by ourselves and our guests. They are all very talented and wonderful people. The pricing was fair and suited our budget- remember with a band and food you need to pay for good quality- as they are the two things people remember. They were so good I know a couple of brides to be at my own wedding that were interested in booking them for their big day. Thanks so much Darragh and gang- you helped make the day extra enjoyable and special

by Cara & Rob on Blacktye Wedding Band
Fantastic band
Date of Wedding: 22nd April 2013

Dear Ruth and Darragh, I just wanted to send an email to you before we head off on honeymoon as I won't get the formal thank you out before we go on and I really wanted to say what a fantastic day we had. We both had a great time dancing to your fantastic band. We really enjoyed our first dance which you performed beautifully and you made sure what could have been a very stressful time, a wonderful and memorable dance. Your kindness,attention to detail and good humour ensured the evening ran smoothly. Thank you for all you hard work in ensuring we had a very special day.Kind regards.

absolutely brilliant
Date of Wedding: 4th March 2017

We found it really difficult to choose a wedding band as it's so hard to tell how the showcase will translate on the night. But Blacktye were absolutely brilliant. For us, the big thing was that they were fun and energetic - it's really clear from the videos on their Facebook page that they know how to keep the dancefloor full all night. They really didn't disappoint and I would so highly recommend them if you are looking for an entertaining, fun band who are great musicians and know how to interact with the crowd. Darragh was so helpful to deal with on every aspect of things and always happy to answer questions or be flexible to whatever we needed. The band were super professional on the night and worked really hard. Our dinner ended earlier than expected so they probably played for a longer time than usual but managed to keep the floor full and the tempo up all night. The music at the drinks reception was really great too. All of our guests really enjoyed them - it was so much fun, they are so decent and hardworking, I would really recommend them for your big day.

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