Welcome to Irish OccasionsTM. We are a Los Angeles based company of world class Traditional Irish musicians, dancers and performers. My name is Patrick D'Arcy, I play the uilleann pipes and make all the arrangements to make sure your special day is highlighted with a spark of the Irish tradition. Irish musical instruments such as the uilleann pipes, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and bodhrán are incorporated along with the best Irish dancers.

Any ensemble, big or small, can be arranged. It's your day so you call the shots. I am flexible and can accommodate almost any request.

Corporate Events, Movie Wrap Parties & Screenings, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirements, Funerals - any event can be catered to.

Click on the music links below to listen to some suggestions you may like.

Email me for details to discuss possibilities at info@irishoccassions.com

Music Samples


We are all multi-instrumentalists so periodically uilleann pipes, fiddle, bodhrán and guitar can be replaced with flute, tin whistle, mandolin and song: if fitting to the occassion.

Irish Dancers can also be arranged if you so desire.

Some references include private appearences for clients such as Bono (U2), The Kennedy/Shriver Family, Quincy Jones, Daniel Lanois, Oprah Winfrey, David Foster among others.

Testimonials

  • Erin and Nick van Ark, Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA - "We cannot thank you enough for being part of our wedding! It truly was an incredible experience to walk down the aisle with my father to the sound of the Bonny Blue Eyed Lassie. Having the processional walk down the aisle to the pipes was a moving experience for me as the sound is so beautiful. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my Irish heritage, and I know all my family that made it over from Ireland for the wedding were thrilled as well!
    I cannot tell you how many guests came up to us raving about you as many had never heard the uilleann pipes before, and they loved it!
    Thank you for making our ceremony truly unique and memorable!
    Cheers,
    Erin & Nick"

  • Genevieve & Victor Maciel, Los Angeles, CA - "I hired Patrick to play at my wedding in Pasadena in March 2010. Like many brides I suppose, I planned every last detail far in advance, and Patrick was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and patient with me along the way. My fiance and I met with him a few times before the wedding to hear him play and discuss song ideas. He is an excellent musician, and moreover, has such a warm spirit that we were very glad to have him be a part of our wedding day. Patrick's uilleann pipes sounded beautiful in our church, and his trio's music was one of the highlights of our wedding. Several guests approached us afterward to say how much they enjoyed Patrick's trio."

  • Tara & Eddie D'Arcy - Wicklow, Ireland - I recently had the pleasure of marrying into the D'Arcy family and Patrick you could say is one of the perks that came with it. While planning the wedding we knew that having Patrick play would be essential as he is highly regarded and very well known in Ireland. People are still talking about the amazing sound of the uilleann pipes in the church and the atmosphere it created on the day, to make it extra special we got him to play as were being announced into the reception room. I couldn't speak highly enough of Patrick as a musician and as a person. His infectious personality and Irish charm will make him a pleasure to deal with and as for his music, it speaks for itself."

  • Sharon & Jay Varner - Burbank, CA - My husband Jay and I celebrated our Wedding on July 11, 2009 in Burbank, CA. Jay and I planned every little detail down to each table being named for an Irish County. Patrick D'Arcy was an answer to our prayers. His trio playing traditional Irish music on the patio during cocktail hour lent the perfect touch to the festive atmosphere as our guests enjoyed Black and Tans, a photo booth and hand rolled cigars.

    Our Wedding planner referred us to Patrick. Jay and I visited with him and had the pleasure of meeting his wonderful family and hearing him play for us. Listening to Patrick play his uilleann pipes was so moving, we instantly knew that we wanted him to be a part of our wedding.

    Patrick was professional yet warm and Jay and I felt as though a friend were joining our day and not just another vendor, Having Patrick perform at our wedding was the perfect unique touch that we had been looking for. Many of our guests complimented us on the uniqueness of our wedding and the beauty and liveliness of Patrick's Irish Trio. One other special touch Patrick provided us with was a fiddler to lead our guests from the ceremony site to the reception site. Our reception cards simply read "Follow the Fiddler". Our guests marveled over the mystery of this verbiage in the weeks before the wedding and joyously joined in the little parade on our day.

    Planning a wedding can be stressful, but finding a treasure like Patrick helped to not only relieve some of that stress but also to provide us, our friends and family a magnificent day but also very special memories.

  • Jennifer and Thomas Wolverton, San Diego, CA - "We had heard Patrick play his pipes at a concert and really fell in love with the sound. We requested that Patrick play them at our wedding in San Diego in August, 2008. He played a beautiful air and a wonderful reel. The entire audience was spell bound by the mystical tone of his uilleann pipes. It certainly was the highlight of our wedding. We highly recommend Patrick as someone who is knowledgeable about Irish music, capable of playing it at the highest level and sensitive to the desires of the bride and groom. You will also not find a kinder person to deal with."

    Thank you so much for visiting. I'm looking forward to playing for your special event!

    Slán!

    Contact: Patrick D'Arcy at info@irishoccassions.com





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