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Testimonials

 

 

 

WEDDINGS

Across the Pond was absolutely amazing. We hired them for our wedding, and everyone at the wedding remarked how wonderful they were -- including Irish relatives of mine who are also musicians. I honestly had very high expectations as I love trad music, and lived in Galway, Ireland for a time -- and they blew me away. They learned several special songs for us for the wedding, and their communication was amazing. If you're looking for real trad music, beautifully done, I would highly recommend Across the Pond.

Thank you so much for making our wedding day magical.  We received so many compliments especially about the dancers.  The children were mesmerized by their act.  We would like to sincerely thank you for all the effort you put into making the reception a memorable event.  Your friendliness and professionalism surpassed our expectations and we will definitely recommend you.  Thank you again for making our reception perfect!  October 8, 2018

"Dan, I never got a chance to thank you and the band so very much for the set you did at our wedding. I had SO many guests come up and ask me who you were and how they can book you! unfortunately, most of them were out of towners but we made sure to pass along your name anyway. your music, combined with the weather, made people feel as if they were truly in Ireland. My family and I cannot thank you enough. You and the guys made the day so incredibly special."

Perfect Fit for a Perfect Day! Across the Pond did an amazing job setting the atmosphere for our renaissance wedding!! They learned very special songs with a short notice and absolutely set the Shire mood to match our imagination. Family and guests all complimented the band choice and felt it was a unique wedding to remember. Thank you Across the Pond for being personable, professional and putting on an outstanding performance! Highly recommend booking them for any Celtic wedding. Oct 2018

This Irish/Celtic band exceeded our expectations. They learned several new songs for our daughter's wedding. They were prompt, professional, and the music was AMAZING!! They played for the wedding and the cocktail hour. They were a delight, and even wore their kilts! Couldn't be happier with this band and the quality service they provided! True Gentlemen and a Lady!! Thank you Across the Pond!!

Perfectly executed Celtic music - Across the Pond performed perfectly for our event. We truly enjoyed their selection of Celtic dinner music and then after dinner music. They were really flexible to work with. Give them a shot! They were great!

Across the Pond was an outstanding musical centerpiece to our New Year's Eve wedding. It is clear that all the members of this Celtic musical group love what they do, and are truly incredible musicians.  The band happily learned one of our favorite songs, which kicked off an incredible dance party!  Moreover, they were very reasonably priced, and flexible in what they could provide.  We cannot say enough good things about Across the Pond, and would recommend them for any wedding or festive occasion.

 

 

 

 

WAKES

Fabulous performance. Excellent rapport with our group. They played a nice selection of Irish music and songs. The quality of their performance was very very good. Real crowd pleasers. Received a lot of wonderful comments about them from our group. Great attitude and very accommodating. We had a hard thunderstorm just as they arrived to set up and the rain continued for a while. Nothing fazed them.  They are very professional.

"Dan was very responsive while we were in the process of confirming plans. On the day of the event, everyone was pleasant, professional and respectful. The music was great and contributed some joy to an otherwise sad event. We were very happy with this band and would recommend them highly! " (posted after a wake in Mt. Holly, NJ)

"Across the Pond was wonderful and exceeded all of my expectations. I would highly recommend them for any event" (posted after wake in Arlington, VA)

"You guys were great!  I received a lot of comments from family that they really enjoyed the music and that our grandmother would have loved it.  Thanks again for everything!"

FESTIVALS

Across the Pond is the best Celtic trad band out there! They go above and beyond every time, engage the crowd and provide a wealth of knowledge on the genre, history and culture. Looking forward to having them back in 2018!  5 stars in every category. 

 

PARTIES

Across the Pond were the ultimate Irish band experience. They were professional, accommodating, friendly and their sound equipment was of top quality and able to fill a large space. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for wonderful Irish music. Great experience overall.  Dec 31, 2019 NYE party for The Ferryman cast in Manhattan - Christina G.

I work for a digital advertising company here in NYC and we held our first St.Patrick's Day party in our office! Our guest list was filled with people from creative/media agencies all over NYC. Our office has an in-house English pub built in so I booked Across the Pond to come and entertain our guest. They were super excited to do this from the very beginning! From start to finish, Across the Pond was probably the most professional and successful people I have worked with. I had them play in sets of 15min and took breaks while we played contemporary hits! The crowd loved it so much! They included an Irish dancer which got the crowd going! WE LOVED THEM! AMAZING JOB!

​Across the Pond was wonderful and exceeded all of my expectations. I would highly recommend them for any event. - Jan 2017

 

Across the Pond was the perfect entertainment for my aunt's birthday party! They are wonderfully talented and MOST accommodating. I would highly recommend this group for any comfortable pub like setting. We had 100 senior citizens and they all loved it! Dan is the coordinator and he is so accommodating. And they are very reasonably priced. No wonder they deserve 5 stars in every category!!!  - posted on Reverbnation

We consider you "part of our family".  Shanna

CONCERTS & PUBS

I have booked Across the Pond many times over the years, and they are always professional, consistent, and talented. They bring a lot of positive energy to their live performance, which draws in and engages the audience. Their musicianship is stellar. They are a band I can count on for a great night of music.

We just got back from vacation in Ireland... but didn't hear anyone playing better than ATP!!! 

 

​My boyfriend and I visited Ireland two years ago and it was the best experience. It is truly the best place on earth. I want to thank you for allowing us to experience a slice of that again... through your music! You are all truly talented and we love listening to you play!! As you already know we plan on having you at our wedding. You guys ROCK!

 

I've been telling everyone about your band since we first saw you all play this weekend at Hauser's Winery in Biglerville (we live in Gettysburg). I'm so happy we found such a wonderful band we can enjoy so close to home.  We'll be sure to make it to the Garryowen Pub in town the next time you're there, and we'll be bringing lots of friends to share your music. It is truly magical.  Thank-you!

"The gig in Waynesboro was awesome! You guys ciceáil asal!"


​Just spent a grand evening listening to these gentlemen. They truly share the music from Across the Pond as it should be played, sung, performed. Thanks for the camaraderie and laughter, guys! Slainte!

 

All I can say is your music is some of the most beautiful I've heard. Your love for music shows. I went to the Apple Harvest Fest. saw you guys and I'm hooked. I will follow......lead on !!!

 

This is the way I remember the best of Irish traditional music. Used to travel around the Celtic world when i was younger.

We've engaged Across the Pond for the past several years for our growing Irish Happy Hour event at the Capitol Theatre. Not only do they play authentic Irish music extremely proficiently, they're passion and love for that music is palpable and extremely apparent. From the instrumentals to the vocals, great care is taken to perform with the utmost professionalism. Though they are the focus of the event, they don't push themselves on the patrons, they let the music speak for itself. Additionally, they engage the most talented and wonderful young Irish dancers who not only shine on the dance floor, but love what they're doing and are dedicated to getting the crowd on its feet and getting them to dance which is a remarkable accomplishment in and of itself!  This year there was circle of about 100 people up and dancing and the choreography was simple yet fun and everyone had a blast!  Dan and his crew are very easy to work with, care about the venue and the venue's staff and are there to serve the event, not to have the event serve them. I recommend Across the Pond very highly. If you have any questions about Across the Pond, please feel free to contact me. You won't be disappointed engaging Across the Pond!  Jon Meyer, Executive Director, The Capitol Theatre Center, Chambersburg, PA

 

Across the Pond performed perfectly for our event. We truly enjoyed their selection of Celtic dinner music and then after dinner music. They were really flexible to work with. Give them a shot! They were great!

Everyone very much enjoyed the music played by the Across the Pond Band. We had them play on St. Patrick's Day as part of our church's celebration. They did a wonderful job for us.

Across the Pond played our Christmas Eve service at Fishing Creek Salem UMC in Etters, PA. All I can say is that we were delighted in every way! I knew from their videos that they would be good, and the were even better than I thought. It is impossible to listen to them without a big, fat smile on your face! They really set the tone for a beautiful worship service, and were even willing to learn the hymns we wanted played. Their musicianship, professionalism, and friendliness are all top notch. You will NOT be disappointed by hiring them. They are amazing! If I ever need Celtic music again, I know exactly where my first stop will be. Awesome! Book them! - Dec 2016

 

​​WHAT OTHER BANDS HAVE SAID

Across the Pond" is for real. These lads will assault you with authenticity and pure spirit of Irish music. A breath of fresh air in a genre over-saturated with cut-rate Dropkick-wannabe tripe! Irish traditional music is very much alive with "Across the Pond"!! Keep it up, boy-o's!!

I have to be honest - I've never been impressed with bodhrán. It's just always struck me as another rhythm instrument that anyone could play if they could figure out how to hold the beater.....until I heard you play at 2015 Celtic Classic. I was quite literally, blown away. I had no idea you could get those tones, that there was such an art to it! I think I've heard it played so often by people that had no idea what they were doing, that it turned me off completely. But my God, man, you're freaking incredible on that thing!  Quote by a great drummer of a well-known, well-traveled Celtic Rock band

This music is absolutely amazing. Good traditional Irish music is hard to find. You guys seem to be doing everything right!