Wedding Bands (Ireland) are Thriving – The High End of the Wedding Band Business in Ireland is Booming

In the aftermath of the early rush (each year the wedding bands market starts off with a bang) it’s time for the serious operators to take stock and analyse what’s changed since last year. We’ve found there were only major changes. The first includes a major change for brides and grooms searching online needing reassurances […]

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Keeping Live Music LIVE!!

Is there anything like the feeling of walking into a buzzing bar on Saturday night in Ireland? The people you know are smiling, your favourite beverage just a word away. No stress, no pretence just relaxation. The chat, ‘THE UNWIND’, after a long day or week? Is there a live band about to strike up […]

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Wedding Planning Tips from Harlequin

Wedding Planning Tips Having been in the business quite a while now, you could say we have just a bit of experience with wedding planning here in Harlequin Towers! We have taken part in hundreds, if not thousands of weddings at this stage and over the years have picked up a few tips and tricks along […]

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Wedding Band Testimonials – Three in My Inbox this Morning

Wedding Band Testimonials As with the images we have supplied we have chosen to submit the three latest testimonials we have received from our 2012 customers. 1. Joanne and Donal Hurley, 1st January 2017, Ritz Charleton, Powerscourt, Wicklow.  Begin forwarded message: From: “Joanne Burke” <joannedonal****ials@gmail.com> Date: 24 January 2017 08:07:01 MST To: <shane@harlequinband.ie> Subject: Complaint.  Hi Shaney!!! […]

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Wedding Bands Galway

Wedding Bands Galway Wedding Bands Galway – Throwback Tuesday Brides and Grooms checking out Wedding Bands Galway for the upcoming nuptials Harlequin- Ireland’s Most Exclusive Wedding Bands Galway performing at Monroes Harlequin is a highly experienced wedding band with more than 3500 performances under its belt! It is the only band in the business who offer ‘the night of your life – […]

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Harlequin Wedding Bands Scrapbook – Entry 45

– An Article I Missed on the Irish Examiner Newspaper bout our wedding bands showcase.   http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/engaged-couples-are-looking-for-that-musical-band-of-gold-at-fairs-305916.html     A lot of sense in this article. I like to post this stuff up here because in years we’ll all be looking back on the wedding bands Ireland Business with nostalgia.

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Average Worldwide Wedding Budgets Statistics 2016

Wedding Bands in Ireland are looking to India for Inspiration. The average wedding band in India is charging €5000. India is the largest established market in the world with sometimes over 3000 guests attending a celebration. Here are some other statistics to get your teeth into. India: $65,000 The average American wedding costs $29,000 and has 140 […]

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Harlequin Wedding Band Ireland News

Harlequin Wedding News: Wedding Bands Ireland in the Studio??? Since October Harlequin Wedding Band Ireland have been in the studio recording and working an album of original pieces written by Shane. Four of the tracks on the album were penned for our customer’s wedding first-dances. This is Shane’s favourite part of the job and he loves […]

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A. List of Wedding Venues in Ireland Harlequin Wedding Band Played (2016)

Wedding Venues in Ireland Harlequin Band played in all of these Hotels and venues in 2016. It was our busiest year ever. Here’s hoping that 2017 will just be a touch quieter. This list dos not include overseas venues and locations. www.themerchanthotel.com www.belfast.radissonsas.com www.lordbagenal.com www.borrishouse.com www.mountwolseley.ie www.talbotcarlow.ie www.cabracastle.com www.farnhamestate.com www.quinnhotels.com www.cavancrystalhotel.com www.armadahotel.com www.ashfordcourt.ie www.ballinalackencastle.com www.fallshotel.ie […]

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Empty the Tank Every Night.

You are only as good as your last gig. When I’m going on stage I really busy myself with set-up stuff and activity so that when I step in front of the revellers I’m energised and motivated. I sometimes notice if we’ve hung about a bit and or set up the day before that I […]

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Harlequin Band’s Most Popular First Songs!

Harlequin Band – What are the most popular first songs?   Choosing a first dance song is either easy for some or a nightmare for others. Some couples have a song that they love (a song that brings them back to that very first date or lyrics that just make them think of their partner). […]

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Irish People Getter Married Later in Their 30’s

The average age that Irish men and women are getting married at has hit an all-time high   According to new marriage statistics released by the Central Statistics Office, Irish couples are leaving it later to get married than ever before. The average age that an Irish man ties the knot now sits at 35.3. […]

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Top 10 Wedding Tips From Wedding Band Harlequin

Harlequin’s Top 10 Tips When Hiring a Wedding Band   It’s a personal decision – Sometimes there is no right and wrong for you its whoever you like that is important.   Create a short list yourself – Don’t leave it to family or friends to do the research for you. Their tastes may not […]

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Average Irish Wedding Spend Now €22,000

The average spend for an Irish wedding is increasing year on year but is still away down on Celtic Tiger levels. The average spend is now €22,000 according to the Sunday Business Post March 13th having increased by an average of €1,000 per year since 2012. Some good news for wedding bands as some of the […]

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SUCCESS IN MUSIC: What it takes…

What does it take to Crack the Music Scene in Ireland? You’re about to say ‘well anyone who knows is probably doing it and doesn’t have time to tell you’, right? People assume the music business is somehow different to all other businesses. The pursuit of stardom, fame and the quest for discovery makes the […]

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Live Music at Your Local is Making a Come-Back

Is there anything like the feeling of walking into a buzzing bar on Saturday night in Ireland? The people you know are smiling, your favourite beverage just a word away. No stress, no pretence just relaxation. The chat, ‘THE UNWIND’, after a long day or week? Is there a live band about to strike up […]

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A Complete Waste of Time?

Please save me from wasting my time. This week I visited a couple of song-writers nights in our capital. A number of these weekly gigs have sprung up over the past few years – offspring from an event run back to the early 1990’s when Dave Murphy hosted a very successful night in the International […]

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Harlequin Play the AVIVA

Harlequin have been announced to play the Aviva Stadium in Dublin before the Irish International Rugby Matches against South Africa and Argentina. The gig will commence about 40 minutes before the kick-off and will continue during the interval. On the dates expect to reach a total audience of 120,000, Hopefully most of them will be […]

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Harlequin Perform to 60,000 in 3 Months

Harlequin’s final performance in their hugely successful entertainment programme for the Millers Racing Series of Summer Racing Events takes place this Thursday July 24th at Leopardstown Racecourse. This will be Harlequin’s fifth and final performance this year and their run at Leopardstown recognises the bands position as one of the leading corporate entertainment acts in […]

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