Welcome to our weddings page!

Take a look below for information regarding our wedding music options!

What We Offer

When it comes to your wedding, our aim is to work with you to find the musical selections that will complement the other components of your celebration.This can include anything from playing acoustically for your cocktail hour, to playing background music for dinner hour and transitioning to a playlist of your favourite dance classics for later in the evening. 

Your music selection will not only set the tone for the day, but will be something that you and your guests will remember long into the future. Having played weddings from up and down the East Coast to as far from home as Ireland, we have the expertise to help guide you through the process, and ensure that everything runs smoothly the day of. 

Full List of Services

  • Ceremony
    • We'll play a prelude to set the tone as your guests arrive, play the bridal party down the aisle (to musical selections of your choosing), and follow the ceremony with a postlude while your guests head to the bar

 

  • Cocktail Hour
    • Often ambient music while everyone grabs a drink and makes their way to the dining area

 

  • Dinner Hour
    • Typically background music while your guests dine and converse

 

  • Traditional Irish Dance Music
    • We'll play reels, jigs, and polkas for at least as long as you can keep the ceili dancers on the floor!

 

  • Modern Dance Classics 
    • We'll compile your favourite modern dance classics and play them through our sound system. Basically like a DJ but without the commentary. 

Sound Samples

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  1. 1 Wild Mountain Thyme 04:04
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  2. 2 The Second Goodnight 03:43
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  3. 3 Nickel 04:19
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  4. 4 The White Cockade 07:11
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  5. 5 Hornpipes 02:49
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  6. 6 Undetermined Jigs 03:44
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Testimonials

 

"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!" - Amanda Tufts

 

"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!" - Mary

 

"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!" - Greg

 

"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!" - Jamie

 

"We can not say enough good things about Poor Man's Gambit! My new husband and I were lucky enough to stumble upon them in the search for a wedding band and are so extremely happy that we did. Corey was a pleasure to work with from pre-booking discussions all the way through the request to add this guestbook so we could sing their praises. Our wedding incorporated a substantial special request that was important to us and they not only agreed to it, but seemed excited, added their own suggestions and performed it beautifully. Every guest at our wedding was enthralled with their music and have still not stopped telling us how amazing they were. If you are considering them for your event (or even just to enjoy one of their many gigs) you will not be sorry. It was the best decision we made for the entire wedding!" - Corey Reid Corrigan

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - We have a song that we absolutely LOVE! Can you learn it to play at our wedding?

A - Absolutely! Even if it's not specifically Irish, we're always up for learning songs that are special to you! 

 

Q - I'm not sure if we want you acoustic or with a sound system. How do I know what will be best?

A - We never want to be too loud, but it's also important that the music not get lost. We'll work with you to ensure that we find the perfect volume.

 

If you have any additional questions, or for booking, call Corey at 610-295-4555 or email us at poormansgambit@gmail.com