Sources Here's a selection of bookers (all genuine!) who've emailed and texted me with their comments on my live performances. Permission for reproducing them here has been obtained from the recipients. Names have been abbreviated and anonymised for data protection and privacy purposes. Edits have only been made to omit or amend spelling and grammar errors.
I just wanted to touch base and say thank you so much for all your efforts. My mum would have been so happy at the way you got everyone together with your music.
All those there expressed how great a day you made it, making a sad occasion into A joyous one, which is what we wanted.
I have also passed on your details to various members of my friends and family So I guess it won't be to long until I hear you guys again. So thank you again Sean from every one in the O'****** party. God bless", Phil O.
"Hello Sean and happy Easter to you. Just a short note to say a huge thank you for performing at our mum's funeral. You were so professional from the first point of contact and made life very easy for us when that really mattered. Your performance was exactly what we wanted and set the tone beautifully for the service. All our relatives and friends, many of whom had flown in from Ireland, commented on the beautiful music. We would certainly not hesitate to recommend you. Many thanks again and all the best Sean", Maggie B.
"Sean, I’d just like to say a big thank you for your performance at my sisters 50th. Turned up in plenty of time and was set up for a prompt start. 4 x 1 hour sessions, with a huge choice of songs, even allowing guests to sing. You really made it a memorable night and your performance was talked about by everyone the following day. We would highly recommend you for anyone looking for a live artist. Thanks". Barry M.
"Seán arrived on time and was very patient with all of our song requests. He is a great singer and we had such a fun evening thanks to him and his guitar. Would highly recommend." Alice K.
"Sean, sorry for the delay in sending this but just wanted to thank you and the lads for putting on such an amazing set. The songs and music by the graveside will never be forgotten.You do what you do well so thank you so much. No hesitations in recommending to friends and family.Thank you again". James.
"You and your band made my late Mothers funeral the most wonderful
occasion I wanted it to be. Without you it would have been nice but you
added a very special dynamic. I will be booking you again Sean but for a
happier occasion. Take care and thanks".
"Hi Sean, Just a note to thank you for playing on Saturday night. The music was perfect, creating just the atmosphere I wanted. I particularly want to thank you for learning and singing Wonderful Tonight, it was lovely for my husband and I to be able to dance to it. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed your performance.
Many thanks", Christine.
"Been away for a while, just like to say thanks to you and the boys, it was fitting for dear old Dads send off. Thanks a million, Kind regards", Mark.
"Sean - all my family and I would like you to know and for you to pass on to the band that they were fantastic at my mother's wake yesterday - they made it the perfect send off for her for her family and friends all of whom have been steeped in the traditional music and the ballads and songs of Ireland - can't praise them enough - they made the day - thanks, and thanks again" - Stephen.
"Hi Sean, Just wanted to drop you a short line to say how much we all
enjoyed yesterday for my Dad's birthday.
We all know he enjoyed it as he was chatting about you both when the nurses were putting him to bed.
Hope Larry enjoyed the rest of his birthday. It was good to meet you and hopefully we will meet again in the future.
Kind regards",Gerry M.
"Hey Sean, just to say thanks again for yesterday - you were really fantastic. Everyone talking about how great you both were. We raised over £2,600. We'll definitely do this again next year and book you again". James (Our Lady of Victories Club)
"Sean, I just wanted to say, sincere thanks to you guys for making the Wake on Friday a fantastic celebration for my Mum. You were the icing on the cake for us and we're very grateful! Also I hope Millwall have a good season.:-) Cheers", Kevin.
"Dear Sean, I would like to thank you and your fellow musicians for
the great send off that you gave to my father, the comments that I have
received have all been how great the music was and how much my father
would have approved and to see my mother happy at the end of a sad day
for us all is a testament to you and your band. I will always
remember that day and if I am ever asked do I know of a good Irish band
I will have no hesitation to mention you.Once again on behalf of my
family I thank you and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy
Many Thanks", Raymond.
"Hello Sean, Just a quick note to say thank you for Saturday – you went down a storm as you could probably tell and thank you for doing your bit to include the Americans. C**** and T**** (bride and groom) were delighted. If you ever require more formal feedback for website, promotion or whatever do let us know as we'd be very happy to help. All the very best and who knows, may be in touch for the next wedding". Sue.
"Hi Sean, Thank you very much for last Saturday, people had a great time and really enjoyed the music". Steve.
"Greetings From The Land Down Under! I have just received my three CD pack ordered from your website – thank you! I was a cruise tourist Finland/Stockholm and heard you and your band. It was a memorable evening. You sang two Eric Bogle songs ‘on request’ which I thought was pretty amazing. Anyway, it made a homesick Australian very happy and I thank you for your powerful performance that evening. Have you toured in Australia? If you have, I’m sorry we missed you; if not when then? Keep singing! Best regards, and best wishes". David T.
"Hi Sean, May we first say how pleased we were with you're performance at my Dads funeral. We were especially pleased with the song Mother Ireland "Come Home Paddy" that you learned for the day, it was one of my Dad's favourite songs. You helped to make a sad day very special. All who attended commented on how good you were, we will track you down and come and see you in the future. All the best", Ken & Mairead.
"Thank you, Sean, for your wonderful afternoon performance at the
Chickenshed theatre last Saturday. Your humour and excellent playing
were a big hit with my guests, who have been singing your praises and
all had a wonderful time. I will look out for any of your public
performances in the London area and would certainly recommend you to any
friends looking for high quality Irish musical entertainment.
Many thanks once again". Linda R****.
"Hi Sean, Thanks ever so much for the fantastic performances, I overheard a few members talking about it the next day and you received rave reviews. Kind Regards", Kirsty M. Social Events Co-ordinator
"Hi Sean, Would just like to thank you in contributing to a great night, hope you enjoyed it as well. Got some great feedback on your performance, thanks again. I'd like to add that after my uncle passing away 3 months ago, listening to you perform his favourite song the town I loved so well brought an outpouring of emotion, it was a beautiful moment, Cheers", Dave.
"Hi Sean, Just a quick line to say thank you for a great time on
Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed themselves and Richard and myself are
just about recovering now. My mother thought you were a great band so
that's half the battle won. Thanks again to you and the boys.
Best Wishes", Vivienne and Richard.
"Hi Sean, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help with
arrangements, coming up to the event with your band and giving us a
brilliant performance on the Cruise night. From the feedback everyone
thoroughly enjoyed it, a truly memorable part of the evening. I will be
highly recommending the performance and passing on your contact details
to a few colleagues from Brunel, if that is ok with you?.
I am going to send some photos of you from the evening via the Universities drop-off facility as the files are too large to send via email.
Thank you again for all your help, hopefully work with you again in the future. Many Thanks," Becca B.
"Hi Sean, Would like to say a big thank you to you and your band for making Mum's wake a great celebration, she would be thrilled with the music and I am sure she was tapping away to the play list. Once again a big thank you from all the family for making the day a true celebration. Kind Regards," Leo P.
"Dear Sean, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for playing at our event yesterday – you guys really were great and its highly appreciated that you made the time for us on the busiest day of your calendar year. With kind regards", Darren *********. MREC Cert RP Chief Executive
"Hi Sean, Hope you are well. I want to thank you so so much for the wonderful job you did for me on my wedding day. You were truly wonderful and really kicked off the day in style for us. All the guests loved your set and have been full of compliments for you. You were perfect, I couldn't have been happier. Many thanks again". Sarah.
"Hi Sean, I didn't see you leave yesterday, so I am just emailing to say a huge thank you and let you know that your entertainment was perfect for my Grandad's 100th birthday and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you very much on behalf of my parents too, they were really pleased, you were exactly what they had in mind for this occasion. All the best. Kind regards", Megan ******.
"Dear Sean and Band, Thank you very very much for a fantastic set. I really enjoyed myself and so did my friends and family. Unfortunately some of them just won't dance whatever the situation however they all loved listening to you. I hope you didn't mind my dad staying on the mike for so long, he is terrible at getting off the stage! It was lovely all the same to have him sing at my wedding. We sorted the speakers out as well so all and all a great day. Once again thanks a million and hopefully we'll meet again one day soon. Take care, Regards", Louise & R.
"Thanks for a great evening! Really appreciate it. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Good luck for the future". Lesley W.
"Sean, Thanks for putting on a great show yesterday, and including some of my favourites. We got loads of compliments from our guests and what you played was just right for a sunny Saturday afternoon. Hope you made the evening gig in plenty of time, Cheers", Steve and D.
"Hello Sean, Thank you very much for Saturday night, we were so impressed and can recommend you highly. Many thanks", Joanne.
"Dear Sean, We refer to the event held at ****** ****** and Social Club on Friday 2nd May 20** and our subsequent telephone conversation on Tuesday 6th May 20**. We write to affirm our complete satisfaction with the service provided by the Sean Brady Duo. The mix of Irish Music and Song was well chosen and seamless. The performance was unbelievably professional and many of the attendees also enjoyed the somewhat dry humour and joshing remarks made in-between dances, most especially “John Travolta & Olivia Newton John”. More quips and sarcastic remarks would have gone down well but all in all this was a faultless performance by two very professional gentlemen. We would most certainly hire their services at any forthcoming functions that our Company might arrange, either privately or on a Company basis. Regards", Vicky L. - Financial Director
"Dear Sean. Thank you very much for last night . A great success. Maybe not what you usually do ! But everyone enjoyed it enormously and there were no problems. Hope to see you at the Piccadilly event in December! Many thanks", Simon ******.
"They had a great time thank you, your band was great – and thanks for being so flexible with them all wanting to get up and sing! That was quite an interesting experience. I have passed your details on to the team too for future reference". Many thanks, Charlie.
I'm a very lucky man to have a bunch of great musicians to play along with when I'm doing a duo or band gig. They include players of the fiddle, accordion, banjo, uilleann pipes, flute and cello. I tend to tailor the line up to fit the kind of function and venue.
I do most of my duo gigs with either fiddle, banjo or accordion. At wakes and funerals I usually play along with an uilleann piper who doubles up on flute and tin whistle. I can often arrange the musicians at short notice and where I can at a bookers choice.