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Elise Kress

Irish Band from Alexandria, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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25 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
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$350 - $10000 per event
THE ABSOLUTE BEST IN IRISH AND SCOTTISH MUSIC is now available to you for your EVENT, WEDDING, PARTY or PERFORMANCE. From exquisite airs to heart-stopping reels, we will create the enchanting atmosphere to thrill you and your guests. Our trio, featuring Flute, Fiddle, Guitar, Penny Whistle, Mandolin and lush Vocals, adds the perfect touch of beauty and excitement to your event.

We are full time professional, award winning musicians and recording artists with decades of performance experience.

We've performed at the KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE, the WHITE HOUSE, the BIRCHMERE, STRATHMORE HALL and other prime venues. Now we can perform for you!

We also offer Celtic harp, bodhran (Irish drum), bouzouki, Uilleann pipes, Highland pipes and accordion.

Read what our clients say:

"Our wedding would not have been as perfect or lovely without your magical, beautiful music. Our guests were enchanted. Your music is food for the spirit and balm for the soul."
Sara May, Bride

"Elise and her band are true artists and professionals. [They] made our wedding truly special by creating the perfect joyous ambience we were looking for. You won't be disappointed!
Francisco Pardo, Groom

"You were terrific and we enjoyed everything you did to make our wedding perfect. You are worth every penny!"
Chris and Laura, Groom and Bride

"Charged with dancing rhythms and joyous refrains…[this band] radiates waves of enjoyment."
The Washington Post

"Elise and her trio made our wedding a day we, along with our guests will never forget."
Tom Brady, Groom



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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
2011 - Top World Music Trio

Wedding

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Our experience couldn't be more positive. We hired a duo for our wedding. Our guests were very happy, and so were we. It was really a unique experience. I appreciate the professionalism, and the selection of music offered. I highly recommend Celtic Music For Your Wedding for your event.

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Anniversary Party

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Magical, professional, elegant.......all words that describe the music during our corporate cocktail reception and dinner. Elise and her trio were superb. They arrived early...were dressed appropriately...and played beautifully. They were pleasant to work with...and provided the atmosphere that we desired. I would highly recommend Elise and her group as a trio or a quartet!!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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I hired Celtic Music For Your Wedding to play during cocktail hour, preceding my wedding reception. Everyone LOVED them! Elise was incredibly easy to work with before the event and always responded to my emails quickly. The group's traditional Irish music talents were truly appreciated by my entire extended (and very large Irish-American) family. I told Elise that they were free to play any requests from the guests. This went over so well with my family, in particular my godfather, who made a point to tell me how thrilled he was that they knew and played some of his requests! They were professional, accommodating and very talented. I would definitely hire them again!

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2016
Dec
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Baltimore, MD
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Oct
29
Wedding Ceremony
Annapolis, MD
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding Ceremony
Orange, VA
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2016
Aug
20
Wedding
Baltimore, MD
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Jun
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Ashburn, VA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Mar
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Silver Spring, MD
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Haste to the Wedding
Traditional
Come Give Me your Hand
Traditional
Southwind
Traditional
Gentle Maiden
Traditional
The Bride's Favorite
Traditional
Whelan's Jig
Traditional
Virginia Reel
Traditional
Banish Misfortune
Traditional
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Please note Elise Kress will also travel to Arlington, Falls Church, Oxon Hill, Washington, Springfield, Fort Washington, Mount Vernon, Annandale, Fort Belvoir, Newington, Temple Hills, Suitland, Accokeek, Fairfax, Lorton, Merrifield, Bethesda, Burke, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Clinton, District Heights, Dunn Loring, Mc Lean, Brentwood, Bryans Road, Chevy Chase, Mount Rainier, Vienna, Cabin John.
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