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.

Corporate Events

With much experience in this field, Gerry will work closely with organisers and technical crew to get the best possible outcome. The last event we did was a fantastic Tolkien themed banquet for the guests from an American cruise ship, at Auckland Museum, organised by Uno Loco.

Featuring actors from the films, and make up by Weta workshops, it was an incredible night!

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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

Private Events

Always a great night, please make an enquiry with more details of your event.



For these, we will bring in a caller - someone who is skilled in explaining and conducting the set dances. These are great social events  the caller will clearly explain the set dances.  Very sociable!

Themed Events Houseparties

House parties

It’s always great to play at people’s house parties, whatever the occasion. Over the years, we have played for every occasion - retirements, birthdays, christenings, the list goes on.

Themed Events

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!

Here are some themed events we have played at over the years.

Hobbiton Movie Set

International Hobbit Day 2019

Gerry has worked very closely with the Hobbiton Movie Set team in recent years, organising music for their ever more ambitious parties.

From playing a few tunes on the bridge, welcoming guests into the Green Dragon as they arrive from The Shire, to acoustic afternoon market walk through performances, to full evening shindigs.

We have worked closely with the events team at Hobbiton to create performances to fit their events. It’s always a pleasure to perform in this world famous location.

Hire Us For Your Themed Event

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