We work hard to make your wedding more memorable. We can perform for your ceremony, cocktail hour and/or reception. We will work with you in planning musical pieces for your ceremony if you wish. While we have a large repertoire to choose from, we can learn special pieces just for your wedding. In addition, award-winning Scottish fiddler Chuck Krepley has many Scottish and Irish fiddle pieces you can choose from if you'd like some solo fiddle music for your ceremony.
When you hire Across the Pond for your wedding, you can expect:
Authentic Irish music
Easy-going but incredibly professional and talented musicians
Excellent organizers, attentive to detail
We have been playing for weddings since 2011, and have played in Virginia Beach and Montreal, Quebec, and many places in between. We have worked for some amazing couples and performed in some unique venues. Read reviews here.
We can provide step dance and set dance instruction if desired.
What they're saying...
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!!
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 definately recommend you. Thank you again for making our reception perfect! October 8, 2018
No one who knows me would describe me as "easy to please," so believe me, when I rate Across the Pond as 5 stars in every category, it is well deserved. I wish there were additional categories where I could continue to give them 5 stars, such as "Friendliness" and maybe "Awesomeness." My wedding was almost two months ago and my friends and family continue to mention the quality of the music at my wedding reception every time I see them!
Looking for authentic Irish music? Looking for a group of easy-going, but incredibly professional musicians? Their communication is very timely, they are flexible in creating whatever you are looking for, they show up on time and, at the end of the night, your tipsy Aunt is treating them like they're part of the family. Hire them without hesitation. Not only will you not regret it, but you'll immediately start trying to figure out what event you can plan next to have them back! Shana
My October 1 wedding day turned out to be cold and rainy. Since we were having a tented wedding, this was less than optimal. However, having Dan Diviney and his band, Across the Pond, at the wedding made the day perfect. The cold, rainy weather combined with the beautiful, upbeat Celtic music made for a festive atmosphere. So many of my guests mentioned that they felt like they were actually in Ireland while the band played. Top to bottom, Dan Diviney is a wonderful musician and person to work with. He is incredibly attentive to detail and was with us every step of the way through the song selection to execution of the set. Loved him and the band!! Kathleen
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. Dan was an excellent organizer and very prompt in his continuous communication with us in the planning leading up to the wedding. Chuck is an outstanding violinist/fiddler and graciously agreed to play several musical parts for our Catholic wedding service, which resonated beautifully in the natural acoustics of the church. Marilyn, Mike, and Tom were wonderful, friendly, talented, and also very flexible and adaptable in a festive environment. It was clear that this band was excited to be at our wedding and to be a part of the celebration. Overall, Across the Pond played in our wedding mass, during the cocktail hour, through the reception dinner, and again at midnight for the big New Year bang, which they readily rang in with some more music. Additionally, 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. Thank you! Greg and Tessa
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. Nov 2016
Thank you so much for such an incredible experience and wedding! Will forever be a memory! June 2018
I was the wedding photographer for Kerry and Kevin on June 9th, and they had your incredible band at their reception! Your band was the highlight of our wedding season, the music was just beautiful and it was so touching when Kevin's dad got up to sing with ya'll. SARAH MATTOZZI PHOTOGRAPHY June 2018
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. October 6th, 2018
Play Inís Oírr
Residence of President James Monroe
Chuck played solo fiddle in this cathedral. Then we played the cocktail hour & reception at The Dubliner, Phoenix Park Hotel on Capital Hill, DC.
We played in the tower behind us.