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  • Olivia and Dallas

    Olivia and Dallas Philadelphia, PA

    We hired Poor Man’s gambit to accompany ceili dancing at the welcome event for our wedding, and we’re so happy we did! The event was a little unorthodox - in planning it, we initially weren’t exactly sure what we wanted the band to do, but Corey worked with us to come up with a plan, and it was precisely what we wanted! They are very experienced and their advice was very valuable for planning. For example, they suggested playing at a slower tempo while people were learning the dances and then speeding it up after most people had gotten the hang of it. The music itself was amazing and it really enlivened the crowd. They are high-energy and extremely talented. We got many compliments from our guests about the quality of the music and how much fun they were having. Having live music really made a huge difference for our event. We really appreciated their patience too - their number one priority was that the guests were having a good time, even if this meant less playing time (the band couldn’t play while our guests were learning the dances). They were very easy-going and flexible and willing to tweak the plan on the fly during the event. The band was incredibly professional throughout. They were polite, on time, and didn’t need any guidance. Corey was easy to work with and was very responsive to emails. If you are considering hiring them for your event - don’t hesitate!

    We hired Poor Man’s gambit to accompany ceili dancing at the welcome event for our wedding, and we’re so happy we did! The event was a little unorthodox - in planning it, we initially weren’t exactly sure what we wanted the band to do, but Corey worked with us to come up with a plan, and it was precisely what we wanted! They are very experienced and their advice was very valuable for planning. For example, they suggested playing at a slower tempo while people were learning the dances and then speeding it up after most people had gotten the hang of it.

    The music itself was amazing and it really enlivened the crowd. They are high-energy and extremely talented. We got many compliments from our guests about the quality of the music and how much fun they were having. Having live music really made a huge difference for our event. We really appreciated their patience too - their number one priority was that the guests were having a good time, even if this meant less playing time (the band couldn’t play while our guests were learning the dances). They were very easy-going and flexible and willing to tweak the plan on the fly during the event. The band was incredibly professional throughout. They were polite, on time, and didn’t need any guidance. Corey was easy to work with and was very responsive to emails. If you are considering hiring them for your event - don’t hesitate!

  • Bruce

    Bruce Altoona

    It was good to see PMG at the Meadery and the Bethlehem Hotel last weekend. I've emailed the festival told them I'd like to see you back in the festival lineup.

    It was good to see PMG at the Meadery and the Bethlehem Hotel last weekend. I've emailed the festival told them I'd like to see you back in the festival lineup.

  • Amanda Tufts

    Amanda Tufts Randolph, NJ

    Poor Man's Gambit was awesome! They played for the first hour of our wedding reception as guests arrived, and everyone had nothing but great things to say about their performance, as well as enthusiasm. They were so friendly that we invited them to stay, eat, drink and dance with us! Loved everything about working with them - they are super responsive and accommodating. Thank you all again for a great night!

    Poor Man's Gambit was awesome! They played for the first hour of our wedding reception as guests arrived, and everyone had nothing but great things to say about their performance, as well as enthusiasm. They were so friendly that we invited them to stay, eat, drink and dance with us! Loved everything about working with them - they are super responsive and accommodating. Thank you all again for a great night!

  • Ken Altenbach

    Ken Altenbach Danville, PA

    Before this fantastic 3 member group left the event yesterday, I gave Corey my business card and told him that if he needed a reference, (which he never has to worry about,) to have people call me personally. I booked Corey and the group for our retiring pastor who is a lover of Celtic, Irish music and they did not disappoint. There was not one person in attendance that was disappointed and some became lovers of the music as well. I booked the group from listening to their music online, listening to them live totally blew me away. This is a great group for any Celtic, Irish event your planning and the cost is well worth it, in fact, I would have paid more. A special shout out to the original members Corey, Dylan for asking Rose to join your group yesterday, she was a fantastic addition. I rec'd such praise for booking this group. BTW, when Poor Man's Gambit is playing at your event, ask Cory to teach the Irish 2 Step, what great fun and he has a great voice! This group needs to be traveling the world to get their sound out to more and more people. Thanks from all of us at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church and we look forward to having the group come back again.

    Before this fantastic 3 member group left the event yesterday, I gave Corey my business card and told him that if he needed a reference, (which he never has to worry about,) to have people call me personally. I booked Corey and the group for our retiring pastor who is a lover of Celtic, Irish music and they did not disappoint. There was not one person in attendance that was disappointed and some became lovers of the music as well. I booked the group from listening to their music online, listening to them live totally blew me away. This is a great group for any Celtic, Irish event your planning and the cost is well worth it, in fact, I would have paid more. A special shout out to the original members Corey, Dylan for asking Rose to join your group yesterday, she was a fantastic addition. I rec'd such praise for booking this group. BTW, when Poor Man's Gambit is playing at your event, ask Cory to teach the Irish 2 Step, what great fun and he has a great voice! This group needs to be traveling the world to get their sound out to more and more people. Thanks from all of us at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church and we look forward to having the group come back again.

  • Mary

    Mary Camp Linwood MacDonald

    I am blown away by this bands talent and energy! They had everyone on the dance floor and made our wedding day very special. The one thing I wanted to splurge on for the wedding was the band and I am so happy I hired these guys! They did a great job during cocktail hour, they walked around and played music. They also learned my father daughter dance for me. I rewrote the lyrics for my father and they did a beautiful job. I come from an irish family that appreciates irish music but even the italians were on the dance floor, haha. I had so many comments of the band, me and my husbands families really enjoyed watching their talent, it puts a different element to a wedding to have live stringed instruments! They did a great job leading the wedding as well, making the announcements at the right times :) - Thank you guys! you made our day so special!

    I am blown away by this bands talent and energy! They had everyone on the dance floor and made our wedding day very special. The one thing I wanted to splurge on for the wedding was the band and I am so happy I hired these guys! They did a great job during cocktail hour, they walked around and played music. They also learned my father daughter dance for me. I rewrote the lyrics for my father and they did a beautiful job. I come from an irish family that appreciates irish music but even the italians were on the dance floor, haha. I had so many comments of the band, me and my husbands families really enjoyed watching their talent, it puts a different element to a wedding to have live stringed instruments! They did a great job leading the wedding as well, making the announcements at the right times smile - Thank you guys! you made our day so special!

  • Greg

    Greg Branchville NJ

    Poor Mans Gambit played for our Wedding Reception and Cocktail Hour in July. They were very easy to work with and were always available to communicate with before the event making the planning easy. They handled their work professionally and were very fun, lively and entertaining during the event. Thanks guys!

    Poor Mans Gambit played for our Wedding Reception and Cocktail Hour in July. They were very easy to work with and were always available to communicate with before the event making the planning easy. They handled their work professionally and were very fun, lively and entertaining during the event. Thanks guys!

  • Dave

    Dave Fairfield, CT

    Poor Man's Gambit was a pleasant surprise at this year's Fairfield County Irish Festival. I loved the energy they displayed on the stage and the mastery of their instruments was amazing. The poor fiddle was at the mercy of Genevieve's bow and i was waiting for Corey's accordian to explode the way he was killing it. Dlyan however had no problem keeping up with the two of them, Great job guys and hope to see you next year.

    Poor Man's Gambit was a pleasant surprise at this year's Fairfield County Irish Festival. I loved the energy they displayed on the stage and the mastery of their instruments was amazing. The poor fiddle was at the mercy of Genevieve's bow and i was waiting for Corey's accordian to explode the way he was killing it. Dlyan however had no problem keeping up with the two of them, Great job guys and hope to see you next year.

  • Jamie

    Jamie Deptford, NJ

    Poor Man's Gambit played our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on 6/3/16. My husband loves Irish music and I wanted to surprise him and he absolutely loved it... everyone did! The ceremony music was beautiful! Corey was responsive to my numerous email questions and requests and everything went seamlessly day of! Thank you, Poor Man's Gambit!

    Poor Man's Gambit played our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on 6/3/16. My husband loves Irish music and I wanted to surprise him and he absolutely loved it... everyone did! The ceremony music was beautiful! Corey was responsive to my numerous email questions and requests and everything went seamlessly day of! Thank you, Poor Man's Gambit!

  • Martin Daly

    Martin Daly New York City

    My wife and I attended the Shawnee Celtic Festival.The highlight of the day was the Poor Mans Gambit. Your performance was Fantastic. We look forward to seeing you again in Dingmans Ferry PA. in July. All the best.

    My wife and I attended the Shawnee Celtic Festival.The highlight of the day was the Poor Mans Gambit. Your performance was Fantastic. We look forward to seeing you again in Dingmans Ferry PA. in July. All the best.

  • My favorite Trad band! Looking forward to Celtic Fling and Annapolis Irish Festival 2016, and wish I had more opportunities to catch a show.

    My favorite Trad band! Looking forward to Celtic Fling and Annapolis Irish Festival 2016, and wish I had more opportunities to catch a show.

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