All of our guests were blown away!!! We highly recommend the Shire as the perfect post wedding session.
All of us still have sore legs from all the Irish Dancing!!
All the best,
Louise & Mark & Family” “Dear Marzio,
I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent performance on the day of our wedding. You really went the extra mile for us. We’ve received so many positive comments from our guests, both English and Italian.
You were all fantastic! I hope you enjoyed the day and wish you all the best in the future.”
Kirsty and Raffy
“The Shire band is awesome! They are the best Irish band in Italy. We had the pleasure to listen to their music at a wedding we planned on Lake Maggiore – Asma and Finn’s big day at Villa Rusconi Clerici on Lake Maggiore shores. Groom and most of couple’s guests were Irish and they had a great fun signing, dancing and listening to The Shire’s good music.
They played to the church for the Catholic service and during the wedding reception.
Irish guests were simply amazed to find such a great Irish band here in Italy…even better than Ireland they said! Members of the band are fantastic musicians and kind, friendly and lovely guys. They come from Rome but they are always happy to travel across Italian country and abroad to play good music and make their audience happy! Greatly recommended…come back soon and play some more Irish music for us, you guys!”
Valentina Lombardi “From the beginning, it was easy dealing with The Shire band. Marzio always answered emails promptly and professionally. As a group, they were flexible about what music would be played and helpful with suggestions and alternatives from their repertoire. On the night, they created a great ‘Irish’ atmosphere and it was evident that they love what they do.”
Sheila Phelan “Thank you for the lovely music you played for us at our wedding.
We found you very easy to deal with and contact. All our emails were answered very quickly and you very friendly to deal with. We were also very appreciative that you learned the accompaniment to my sister’s song and that you played so beautifully with her. Furthermore, she found you very professional to deal with. Your music was very authentic and it was wonderful to be able to have traditional Irish music at our wedding in Rome.”
Claire Ni Fhaircheallaigh “Ours was an Irish/Italian wedding so we wanted to get some Irish music for the Italians to enjoy. We could not find an actual Irish band in Rome so we decided we had to make do with a band of Italians playing Irish music. Well….they were even better than Irish bands! Everyone loved them. The Italians thought we had brought them from Dublin, while the Irish thought they were brilliant and as excellent as Irish bands from the deepest recesses of West Ireland. Their passion for Irish music and culture perspired through their way of playing their music. Their repertoire was huge: they played everything they were asked to play by the Irish. They knew every popular song and ballad from Ireland. Their music got everyone dancing, from the 70 year old aunties to the 1 year old cousins. Irish and Italians just danced and laughed toghether to their music even though they spoke not a word of each others’ language. The Shire gave us an amazing wedding present: a fantastic night to remember and cherish which is still on everyone’s lips. Thank you”
Stephen and Simona.
“The band we had were also a highlight of the day. The are called The Shire and they are Italian but the play traditional ceili and sing anything you want! I have to say everyone at the wedding could not believe it. They were absolutely brilliant.
Words cannot do these guys justice as seeing is literally believing. ”
We just wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of the band so much for everything on the evening after our wedding. It was the perfect end to our celebration and a lovely relaxing way for guests to unwind after a hectic few days & nights, listening to the Shire’s traditional Irish music. My dad and aunts etc also really enjoyed the sing song.
Thanks again for everything and best wishes,
Tara and Brian
(Evening after wedding 03/07/12)
The Shire played a huge part in my wedding in Rome last year. They played beautifully at our church ceremony mixing traditional celtic tunes with a classical undertones…….. We also had The Shire play the night after our wedding at an Irish Ceili night and they were legendry. My family and friends (all of whom are big fans of Irish traditional music) could not believe how talented these men were. One of my Uncles said to me ‘these guys play better than any Irish man I know’. My Mam admitted that she was enjoying the ceili better than the actual wedding!
The Shire entertained us for hours; played to us dancing to reels and jigs and accompanied ceili dances amongst the family. They were happy to let my family and friends sing and play along with them. Real talented musicians who had no difficulty playing any tune in any key! They are clearly passionate about their music and their presence really made my wedding.