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Thank You Emails
John, you were an absolute pleasure to deal with and thanks again for everything Best of luck in the future! We’ll definitely be down in Kinsale sometime to hear/see ye again! Take care.
Suzanne and Daragh
Hey John, Annette has already thanked you from us both, but i just wanted to drop you a short line. You & the lads were brilliant! You made our wedding night as special as the church ceremony made the day!! The travelling english lads loved you, as did the older Irish family members! And Fr Leahy stayed until 1am and sang with you, so i think he enjoyed himself too.... Your advice regarding the extra musician and the dance instructor option was spot on! We'll be keeping tabs on your website, and hopefully we'll get to see you live again in Cork early next year. I was fortunate enough to meet all the lads, and thank them individually as they were loading the van, but please thank them again from us both!! Many thanks & Best regards.
Hello John, How're you doing? I'm finally getting back to some normality! It's my last day at work today and going to head over to Qatar to Chris next week. I just don't know where to start to say thanks so much for making our day so fantastic. I suppose everyone says it but alot of people have said it was the best wedding they'd been at and they loved the band. Especially all our 'foreign' friends or the 'english people' as Fr Leahy was saying. Chris and myself can't thank ye all enough. As well as being fantastic musicians, what a lovely bunch of guys. I will drop you a thank you card and write on the website but just wanted to drop you a note also. Even the 'singing priest' loved ye. He was a good laugh. Filled the dancefloor haha. So if you can pass our thanks onto all the lads and will hopefully see ye playing again soon in Cork or somewhere else in the world, you never know!!! All the best.
Hi John (& Arundo) We hope you’re keeping well! Sorry only getting around to e-mailing you now – but we’re just back this week from honeymoon! Well we just want to say thank you so much for your fantastic music on our wedding day!! It was so beautiful! You were just absolutely outstanding in both the church and at the drinks reception! The atmosphere in the church was unreal…. We are both so delighted!! All our families, friends etc are still raving about you all and singing your praises! So sorry that we didn’t get a chance to meet and chat with you on the day but – as you know yourself… it was just impossible, as the day went by so quick. And also thanks so much for all your help and advice when we were choosing the pieces and instruments – it was very much appreciated! We have absolutely no hesitations in recommending Arundo to anyone at all for any occasion! We’re so happy that ye were part of our big day and helped make it so special.
Damien and Tara
Hi John, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your music at our wedding. Even with the change of plans re the singer at the last minute, it all came together beautifully. People couldn't believe that you had only met Laoise that morning! You really helped to make our day special and it was a pleasure to deal with you. I'll be recommending you to friends. Thanks again.
Hi John, Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and your fellow musicians for providing such great music on the evening of our wedding. Your music was even better than I had hoped for and I wish I had been able to stay in the room for longer, listening to you guys, but I was being pulled in various directions that evening! You added a great atmosphere and I know you really made the night of my aunt and uncle in particular, who were up dancing for the most part of your set! And when Andre and I first walked in to the room, the music was right for an impromptu 'first dance', which I'm really glad we did! I'll make sure Patrick Nordstrom (owner/manager of Blackwater Castle) adds you to the list of recommended suppliers that he hands out to people planning events at the castle. Would that be alright with you? At least now you know the setup there and you might like to do a gig there again. Thanks again to all of you - you really added something special to our wedding. Regards.
Diane and Andre Lambrechts
John, sorry that it's taken us so long to get a word of thanks across to you and the lads. But better late than never - I just wanted to say that on the best day of our lives, you and the band were an essential part. We had listened to your CD intently after hearing you live in Counihans, knowing that you would be brilliant at the ceremony, but even our highest expectations were surpassed. Seeing the video today and hearing the music brought such a fantastic feeling to us both. Thanks a million. We hope that you'll be touring in Boston soon!!!
You and the band played for our wedding in Waterford last November. We just got our wedding video and were struck again by how beautiful the music was, both in the church and for the reception. We're living in Boston now but hope to catch you again when we're next home. Thanks again for a wonderful job, you helped create such a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere and the music added so much to the ceremony. Our friends talk about it still. Best of luck- I have no doubt you'll have great success in the future.
Hi John, I hope you guys are well and are gigging away. A quick note to say thanks a million for playing at our wedding as I didn’t get a chance to thank you on the day. The music was beautiful and added so much to the ceremony. So may of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music for both the ceremony and the drinks reception. Hopefully I’ll see Arundo playing again soon at another wedding or live in Cork. Take care.
Nuala & Eoin
To John and all in Arundó: Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did at our wedding (23rd May, 2009). Hearing Inis Oirr walking down the aisle was one of my favourite parts of the day. All the guests were very impressed and myself and Ally were too. Thanks again.
Yvonne and Alistair
Hi John, I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing for our wedding in Tralee. Sorry for the delay in thanking you but we only got back to Austria during the week and it has been hactic since. I just loved your music and the guests at the wedding also commented that the music in the church was fabulous. I could have listened to you all day. Thanks again for being part of our special day. I wish you all the best for the future.
Hello John, Just wanted to tell your version of the Lonely Boatman is the best version I ever had the luck to hear. I'm big fan of yours, not only because you play well, and terribly well, but also because of the feelings you convey when you play, not only this one track but all the other tunes I heard from you. I don't know how to say, but it looks like making love with the instruments, it's simply beautiful. Thank you for giving me these good times in Counihan every sunday, and to be my source of inspiration for my own playing. Take care, keep it up and be happy.
Hi John, Arundo played at my wedding in The Church of the most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Thursday 10th July 2008. The music was brilliant! We loved it, as did our family, friends and all of our guests. The trad music at the church was the most praised part of the wedding! Even the assistant photographer on the day, said it was the best music she had heard played at a wedding, and she's been to many, as you can imagine! Friends have downloaded your music from iTunes too. I've already posted messages praising Arundo on Weddingsonline.ie and I hope that you get plenty of work from my recommendations. I hope that we get to hear you play again. Many thanks and kind regards.
hi john, this is a big thankyou the music ye provided was top class a lots of the guests were enquiring as to who ye were and one would like to buy a cd if possible. your music made our wedding mass so special thank you so much again. go raibh mile maith agat
Hi John, How's it going? I just wanted to email you to thank you for playing at our wedding. I have to see you were brilliant and the music at both the ceremony and the reception really made the day. Everybody commented on the music after the church and again after the reception, everybody thought the music was amazing. I will definitely be recommending yourselves to anybody getting married in the future! All the best and hopefully I will get to see you playing again sometime (at somebody elses wedding though!!!) Thanks...
Dear John, This is just a short note to thank Arúndo for such a great performance on the day of our wedding. Thank you so much for creating such a magical atmosphere and a touch of something different. Everyone has been telling us how great you sounded and that you were absolutely wonderful. I must say a special thank you to your good self for helping me out so much. It is what a bride under pressure needs, so thank you for sorting so much out for me. Duncan and I will have no hesitation in recommending Arúndo to others. Thank you once again for adding to the magic of our day.
Hi John, Just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for the amazing music at the wedding. The music made the ceremony very special and it was perfect - even better than I imagined. Its a pity I didnt get to meet ye but hopefully I'll make it to one of your gigs to hear ye play sometime again. Thank you again for everything,
Dear John, Many thanks for all your help and for the time you dedicated to make our wedding great! Love,
Anita and Peter
John, I can’t say thank you enough for all music at our wedding and I’m so sorry for not even talking to you until the end as well!! I can’t tell you how many compliments we are still getting…..ye were genuinely amazing!! Thanks so much again and we wish you every success in the future.
Kristin and Barry
Thank you sooo much for making our wedding soooo special! Everyone commented on how brilliant yhe music was and how well it set the scene for and added to the ceremony. Thank you for all your hard work.
Enna and Denis
Dear John, Kevin, Just a note to say thank you very much for playing so wonderfully on our wedding day and Hanna’s baptism. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, which was made so much more delightful for us because of your music. Hanna clearly loved it too! Sorry I didn’t get to see you before you left. Thanks again – hope you can play at our 50th wedding anniversary!!!
Clare, Steve and Hanna
Hi John, We are finally back from a great long honeymoon. I just want to say thanks to you and the musicians. Everyone said its the best music they've ever heard. Kerryanne and I feel the same. We've heard allot of Irish music and in our hearts no one compares. We hope you enjoyed your time playing for us and the meals, Plus my brothers pathetic rendition of the Irish jig.(LOL) The CD sounds great. Please keep us posted on any new releases. All the best and thanks again for a great time,
Gary and Kerryanne
Hi guys, Just want to Thank you for providing such perfect music for our wedding (24 Oct 2009), it really made the ceremony. Everybody was asking about you, several wondered did you have a CD?? Thanks again.
Teresa and Joe
Hi John, We are back from honeymoon and had a great time. I just wanted to drop a quick mail to you to thank you and your partner for playing at our wedding. The music was amazing and made the mass so special for us. Everyone commented how beautiful the music was. Also watched the DVD over the weekend and it was so nice to listen to it all again. I hope to be at a wedding in the near future where ye are playing again so I can listen again! Thanks again for making it so special.
Debbie and Henry
Dear John, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to write to you after the wedding but it has been a bit hectic. I just wanted to thank you and the rest of your group so much for the wonderful music you played at our wedding ceremony, it sounded absolutely amazing and it made the ceremony all the more special for us. All of our guests commented on how talented the musicians were and how much it added to the overall ceremony. Thank you again.
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Hi hurry09, We've booked them for our day. We're having them for both the church and drinks reception. I think they're fantastic and have been great to deal with. John has been a great help. Couldn't recommend them highly enough
I'm using them for my weedding in June.. John seems lovely and the CD and info he sent was very helpful. I'm very happy with them so far anyways ! They play as a full bank in Conihans (opposite the GPO) every Sunday night if you want to have a listen. I haven't gone down yet so if you do let me know how they sound.
Hi Claire2008, These guys played at my brothers wedding in 2005 and they were great! Really liked their style, so much so that I booked them for my own wedding in September. If you call John and get him to send out the cd to you, you'll get a good idea of what they sound like. Good luck
I booked Arundo for our wedding in July (08) in Castle Durrow, Co Laois. They were amazing!!!!! They played music in the church before the mass and throughout the mass and we were absolutely delighted with their music. They were really professional to deal with - offered great advice which we took on board and were flexible too because hubby's aunt sang at communion and they played the music. We got compliments from everyone (swear we played the music ourselves!!!). Absolutely DYING to see the video now but I can't recommend them enough. Legends ....
They played my wedding on June 14th and I would say the same. Best money I spent! They were really fantastic. People still asking me about them....got so many compliments........cannot fault them at all....
John played at my wedding two weeks ago. I have to say the music was top class.... i'm stlill getting compliments! If you've any worries the full band plays in Counihans in Cork on Sunday nights I think. I ended up going with a four piece for the Church. I have to say when the song I walked into the church started I got shivers.... Same with the processional music! I'd have no hesitation recommending him. Had them (4 musicians) in the church & in the reception before the meal. Best money I spent. They were fantastic. John was a pleaseure to deal with. Wud def recommend them. HTH
Hi folks, Haven't been in the wedding section for ages but just wanted to pop in and give a recommendation from our wedding from last October! We used the band Arundo for both the church and evening entertainment. We wanted traditional Irish music for the church and they were amazing, we didn't bother with a vocalist (although the band have one) at it was fabulous. After the meal we had a ceili which they put on as they know a dance instructor. I was unsure at first but this turned out to be one of the highlights of our day and people still talk about it. So much craic! my friend who has really mild asthma and v occasionally had to send her hubbie to the car to get her inhaler she was on the floor so much! We had a DJ after that, and he said he had never arrived to such a full floor after the ceili. Can't recommend them highly enough!