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Plaid Menagerie / Press

“Plaid Menagerie is exceptional in every way. I am honored to have met them and I will be letting every one I know that they are a must have at events.”

"For my wedding ceremony I had always wanted to have a live band play. Being that I wanted to honor my Irish roots, and appease my grandmother, I decided that a celtic band would be the best kind of music for me. I was delighted to find Plaid Menagerie and to work with Nan. She is wonderfully kind and very easy to work with. We emailed back and forth, and I always found that Nan was very prompt- and when I wasn't, she was very understanding for my delays. I sent her some songs that I liked, to give her an idea as to the kinds of music I was thinking for the ceremony, and the choices she made for the band to play where spot on. I more than highly recommend this band." - Erin R.

"Plaid Menagerie played during the ceremony and cocktail hour of my wedding and all our guests were very impressed and loved their performance. Nanette was so helpful and easy to work with. The group really tailored their performance to what we were looking for and offered a lot of great ideas when we weren't sure exactly which songs we wanted at certain points. They even went the extra mile and wore Renaissance clothing for our wedding to fit our theme. They are such a talented family, playing a wide variety of instruments. They even brought this enormous recorder looking instrument like one would have played in the Renaissance era. The bagpipes were awesome too!"

" Plaid Menagerie was fantastic. The wedding guests loved their musical performance. In a word they were a "HIT"." - Thomas H.

"I fully endorse Plaid Menagerie. He played at our wedding at The Brazil Room in Berkeley and was absolutely amazing. All our guests commented on how beautiful the music sounded! He showed a very high level of professionalism at all times, and was friendly, too! You will not regret hiring him. Promise! "

"Plaid Menagerie made our wedding so meaningful and enjoyable! All of our guests have contacted us to tell us how special the music was and how truly beautiful it made our wedding! We went on our first date to a Highland Festival and the Celtic atmosphere created by Plaid Menagerie was truly awesome and meaningful to us both! Everyone was moved by bagpipes playing "Scotland the Brave" for the processional. I was especially moved by the fact that they learned "In my Life", to play before the ceremony started. My family is a bunch of Beatles fans and we all thought it was great! Besides being truly talented, Plaid Menagerie are professional and really nice people!"

"No complaints; very good performance for our wedding ceilidh, very accommodating. Nanette & band kept us up to speed with their preparations, asked us lots of questions, found us a dance caller, played fitting and fun music for all components of our reception--helped make it a wonderful experience at a very good price. Would recommend them to anyone looking to hire a small group for Celtic music & dancing."

"It was a pleasure dealing with Nanette and Plaid Menagerie. Their music saved the day when another part of our event plans fell through. They adapted to some unusual venue conditions and provided an entertaining show. Their performance provided a perfect musical backdrop to our community picnic. We would definitely hire them again!" - Bob K.

“A talented and musical family, who play some really enjoyable trad. style music, including some instantly recognisable folk club favourites! ”

Debbie Moore - Reverb Nation

"Plaid Menagerie was an absolutely perfect addition to our wedding reception! Nanette was very accommodating and happy to work with us to play the kind of music we wanted. They got the crowd up and dancing, which lasted far past the time that the band left. They were fantastic!" - Pamela B.