Gerry O’Neil Music

Live music for all occasions.
Solo, Duo or full band performances.
Event organisation and entertainment.

Thank you so much for travelling all the way to the beautiful Hokianga. You guys made our Wedding the liveliest and happiest of days. Such a tight band of fantastic musicians. Thanks again, we hope to pop down to Father Ted’s some evening.

Aileen and Paul

The Grail were darlings! Great and easy to deal with and such wonderful musicians! The crowd loved them and we will definitely try and have them back if we can.

Rugby World Cup Events Team
The Cloud Fanzone RWC 2011

International Hobbit Day 2019 was a huge success! A huge thanks again to yourself, Marika and Chabb, you guys absolutely rocked that Marquee. Thanks again Gerry!

Ellis Paterson
Function & Event Coordinator - Hobbiton™ Movie Set

Gerry and Sean came to our house and played for my 60th birthday. They are very easy and professional to deal with. They played a number of quieter ballads to begin with and after an hour had everyone on their feet dancing making for a great party. Their music was enjoyed by all and we would have them back anytime.

Paul Borich

We hired The Celtic Connection for a family birthday celebration and cannot recommend them highly enough. Fantastic sounds to entertain our guests. Professional, prompt and easy to deal with. Our two year old son and our 86 year old grandmother was dancing away. This music was a hit with everyone! Many thanks.

Alan Froggatt

We were blown away with your performance and our guests were too. You are all a talented bunch and were really pleasant and easy with organising the logistics etc. Thank you so much for everything.

Cat & Jamie

The Celtic Connection played at our housewarming last night. They were fantastic, interactive and versatile. Although the rain was pouring down , they helped make a great night. Highly recommended for anyone’s function.

Naomi Singer

I can’t thank you enough for all the help you gave us with the day. Writing this and thinking back you took so much stress out of the day for me and I’m very grateful for that. Thanks again!


Gerry O'Neil - Solo

Gerry's love of Celtic and traditional music started when he joined a folk band in his 20's, playing at weddings and functions around Scotland.

Singing and playing guitar with a range of styles that reflect his experience, his Scottish humour always goes down well with the audience, and his sincerity when delivering a lyric has won him many admirers.

Gerry has sung live-to-air on TV1 in New Zealand, Radio Live and 95bfm, and also organises the live music for all the functions and events at the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set.

Gerry O'Neil

The Celtic Connection - Duo

The Celtic Connection is Gerry’s smaller band, a foot stomping folk duo.

Sean Kelly is a regular playing partner, and the pair have toured the South Island 3 times in the last couple of years, performing at the Wanaka Beer Festival, Pog Mahone’s in central Queenstown and many other venues.

Sean and Gerry have played at New Year at The Curragh Irish bar on Great Barrier Island for many years now - it’s always a pleasure to play over there in the busy tourist season.

The Celtic Connection

The Grail - 3, 4 or 5-Piece Band

Roaring pub crowds and thunderous festival audiences have been captivated by the thrilling energy and Celtic spirit of the band.

The Grail is Gerry’s large scale show-band comprising an exceptional group of Celtic musicians and composers who have travelled around the world for many years, performing everywhere from Thailand to Spain, America and Ireland.

The Grail are available as a 3, 4 or 5 piece band, tailoring our performances to meet your budget.

The Grail

Themed Parties

Functions and events come in all shapes and sizes. From corporate events to private house parties and birthday celebrations, barn dances to themed events and awards ceremonies, we can work closely with you to discuss details and make your event the best it can be, whatever the event and whatever the location.

Themed events are always fantastic. People tend to party harder when they are in fancy dress, they definitely get more mischievous when they are in disguise!

Themed Parties


Gerry has been performing and co-ordinating music and sound at weddings for 20 years. He knows what is involved in organising and producing a successful days celebration, and takes care of all aspects of the sound production for your big day.

Gerry will deal with all aspects of the sound production for the whole day. This takes all the pressure away from the bridal party and the guests, and the atmosphere of the day flows seamlessly into the wee small hours.


Media & Events we have worked

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Live music for all occasions.
Solo, Duo or full band performances.
Event organisation and entertainment.