When you hire Across the Pond, you can expect:
"Authentic Irish music" fan quote
"Easy-going but incredibly professional and talented musicians" fan quote
"Excellent organizers, attentive to detail" fan quote
"Reasonable pricing" fan quote
And, we show up on time; are flexible and easy to work with; we respect the employer-employee relationship; and we clean up after ourselves
We present a professional show with little time between pieces
We use no set list, rather we adapt our song & tune piece to the flow of the show.
We can provide background music for dinners and a high-energy for parties.
We love what we do, and we strive to provide an interesting, entertaining & memorable show...every time we play.
We can provide music tailored to your event, up to and including a Full Irish Experience type show, complete with music and choreographed dance.
What they are saying...
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. Christina G. at NYE party for the Broadway cast of The Ferryman, hosted by Jez Butterworth. and Laura Donnelly
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 and talented 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, Washington, DC
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, State College, PA
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, WV & Brazil
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! Cathy, Mt. Holly, NJ
Across the Pond was wonderful and exceeded all of my expectations. I would highly recommend them for any event. Colin, Arlington, VA
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! Derek, Etters, PA
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. Brianna, Lancaster, PA
We love them. A group of great guys. My guests were all very happy and truly enjoyed their performance. Christy, York Haven, PA
Excellent! Jim, Virginia Beach
Across the Pond did a fabulous job at our wedding cocktail hour. I was looking for a rustic bluegrass/folk/Celtic sound to help set the tone for our wedding. ATP fit the bill perfectly - they sounded great and we got a ton of compliments on and after our wedding about how great they were and how nice it was to have live music at the cocktail hour. Even though they were down one band member, that did not stop them and they still sounded great. Would definitely recommend to others! Amy, Blue Bell, PA
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