The Wedding Band Show

The Wedding Band Show

A wedding podcast by The Brian Mc Dermott Wedding Band set up to help couples find the perfect wedding band for their big day! The show is hosted by Brian Mc Dermott and will include different wedding suppliers each week.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 17 min

How to move your wedding suppliers to a new date...with  Bluemoose

On this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I talked with Tony Ward from Bluemoose Wedding Band about the easiest way to move your wedding suppliers to a new date!

The first step?
So if you are a wedding couple that has to move your wedding because of restrictions what's the first thing you should do? Tony breaks down the three categories of wedding couples. 

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February 13, 2021 20 min

Who are Bluemoose?

On this week's episode of the wedding band show, I chatted with Tony Ward from the Bluemoose band. Tony started Bluemoose about 21 years ago with a friend called Bobby O'Hara. They met while working in a hotel in Wexford and quickly discovered they both had a love for playing music. Shortly after that, they entered a local music competition. They won the competition and left the hotel business behind! Even...

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December 24, 2020 1 min

End of year message!


Hi everybody I hope you're keeping well just wanted to put out a short podcast to wish everybody Happy Christmas and a great New Year from everyone at The Brian Mc Dermott Band.

It's definitely been a weird year and has had a really bad effect on a lot of businesses especially in the wedding industry but hopefully, things will be back to normal in the next 6 months.

I want to say a big thank you to all the...

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November 10, 2020 25 min

Eilish Egan from VIP Weddings & Ballina Blossoms

In this episode of The Wedding Band show, I caught up with Eilish Egan from VIP weddings and the new Ballina Blossoms. Eilish is based in Enniscrone Co.Sligo and has been providing wedding decor in the area for several years. In June 2020 she opened a flower shop that caters to weddings, funerals, Christmas, and all special occasions.


How has the lockdown changed her business?

Becau...

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November 9, 2020 62 min

I was delighted to get a chance to catch up with Jason from Jason Nolan Wedding Films and Wild Caste Studios. 

On this live stream episode of The Wedding Band Show, I had a great chat with Jason Nolan from Jason Nolan Wedding Films and Wild Castle Studios. Jason Nolan is based in Castlebar Co. Mayo and has been shooting wedding films for several years.

Jason explained that normally he would do about 35 weddings a year but this year b...

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October 31, 2020 25 min

On this live episode of The Wedding Band Show Live, I caught up with Ronnie Duignan from the Late Nite Radio wedding band. 



What are the band up to?
Ronnie told me that as a band they've been very busy because they have increased their video output online. The band started recording covers in April and have released over 17 videos to date. He said the band are going to keep putting out videos because now each member has a home st...

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October 30, 2020 21 min

Because of the current restrictions, I've decided to do some of ‘The Wedding Band Show’ episodes online.

In the first of these live episodes, I caught up with Richard Mc Carthy from Richard Mc Carthy Photography to talk about how the lockdown has affected his business.

Even though wedding photographers can work under the current restrictions of 25 people a lot of wedding couples from 2020 have moved their weddings forward to 2021...

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October 9, 2020 28 min

Should You Have A Wedding Band For 25 Guests?

In this special episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Dave & Gavan from the Wedding Band Hi-Fi who is based in Sligo. I started out by asking them how the pandemic has affected Hi-Fi as a band! Dave explained how they have taken a massive hit and have lost all work but the band is still in great spirits.

With regards to the size of wedding crowds as Dave explains it’s noth...

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In this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Ronnie Duignan from the wedding band Late Nite Radio to discuss the best types of music for a wedding.

So what is the best wedding band music and should a couple go for a cover band, country band, trad band?

When wedding couples call Ronnie and ask him what kind of music Late Nite Radio plays he always replies with the question, “what do you like?” If they like a lot of jiving...

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June 11, 2020 12 min

Wedding Entertainment Ideas (with Scruffy Duffy)

In this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I chatted with Scruffy Duffy (Martin Duffy) about different wedding entertainment ideas to inject some fun into your big day!


Don’t get stressed out…

According to Scruffy Duffy, the first and most important thing is to enjoy the day! Don’t get stressed out by the planning and don’t fall into the trap of going to every wedding fair until you’re f...

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April 15, 2020 14 min


A First Dance Live vs CD

On this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Ronnie Duignan to get his take on having your Wedding Band perform your first dance live versus playing your first dance on a CD / Mp3

As I always say every band is completely different but from experience, I’ve come to realize that even after a couple requests them to, some bands may not learn the first dance. This is rare as most bands have no issues...

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March 24, 2020 9 min


How much does a wedding photographer cost?

In this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Richard McCarthy to find out how much a couple should budget for a Wedding Photographer in Ireland.


Surveys from Irish wedding websites put the average price at  €1650. Richard doesn’t think this total would include an album but sometimes a cheap wedding album may be included. 

A good quality wedding album is usually around €500 - €600...

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March 18, 2020 21 min

On this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Ronnie Duignan to chat about the best places to view a Wedding Band in Ireland before you book them.


When a couple contacts a wedding band usually the second question is where can they view a live performance. Every band has different types of performances in the diary and it can be confusing for wedding couples when trying to compare bands.


View Your Wedding Band At A Showcas...

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March 10, 2020 21 min


On this weeks episode of The Wedding Band Show I talked to Michael O’Donovan about his Wedding Disco business ‘DJ Baldy Mick’ and his video production company The Video Guys

Mick starts the conversation by reminding us that he’s an award-winning Wedding DJ :)

His main occupations are as a Wedding Videographer and a Wedding DJ but he also dabbles in some wedding photography as a hobby. His DJ career started around 1991 and in 2003 whe...

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March 4, 2020 12 min

What time should your Wedding Band start? (Irish Wedding)


On this week’s episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Dave & Gavan from the Hi-Fi Wedding Band to chat about Wedding Band set up times in Ireland.


If you are planning a wedding in Ireland it is great to have an idea of what to expect when it comes to your Wedding Band setting up and the expected start time. 


Hi-fi wedding band arrives at 7:30 pm or 8 pm depending...

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February 26, 2020 14 min

On this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Scruffy Duffy (Martin Duffy) to chat about his wedding entertainment company SD Entertainment. 

Scruffy Duffy is a well-known Wedding DJ based in Sligo, Ireland and has been performing for weddings for almost 25 years. He provides many different wedding packages and services including Celebrant, Wedding Meal Show, Full Wedding Disco and much more.

Martin Duffy is a fully quali...

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February 19, 2020 17 min

On this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Ronnie Duignan to chat about his wedding band Late Nite Radio

Late Nite Radio is a 4 piece wedding band based in Co. Leitrim, Ireland and have been performing at weddings for approximately 10 years.


The band’s lineup includes;

Ronnie on Bass / Vocals

Donnacha on Guitar / Vocals

Donal on Guitar / Mandolin / Vocals

Dave on Drums


The band have a very dynamic set and it is not fixed. T...

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February 12, 2020 20 min

On today's episode of The Wedding Band Show, I sat down with Dave & Gavan from the Hi-Fi Wedding Band.

The band is a 4 piece wedding band based in Sligo but they perform at weddings all over Ireland. Led by Tabby o Callaghan from X Factor fame this wedding band will not fail to impress you and with their repertoire of hits from the 1960’s right through to modern-day classics they are the perfect ingredient to add to any live...

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February 4, 2020 6 min

How much does a wedding band cost in Ireland?

On today's episode of The Wedding Band Show I sat down with Allen Neilan from The Heebie Jeebies Band to discuss how much you should allow in your budget for a great wedding band. 


Wedding surveys from 2018;
As a guide we looked at some recent wedding surveys in Ireland and found that Confetti.ie had the average price of a wedding band at €2041, Weddingsonline.ie had the average price ...

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What should you ask a wedding photographer before you book them?

Your big day is fast approaching, and you’ve started looking up potential photographers to capture those beautiful moments. You’ve probably never done this before and you are not sure what to consider before you settle on that one photographer who will turn your day into stills.

What better way to know all these things than from the ‘horse’s mouth’? Meet Richard McCarth...

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