Minnesota and Wisconsin
The HiBs are a professional wedding band operating out of Saint Paul, MN. Specializing in traditional Irish folk music, this unique musical ensemble is ready to add some Celtic-inspired fun to your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. They offer an extensive repertoire of songs and instrumental tunes to choose from and bring decades of combined performing experience to every special occasion. The HiBs consists of Jode Dowling on fiddle, Kate Dowling on flute and whistle, and Patsy O’ Brien on guitar and vocals. Named after their favorite Cork City pub, this trio has provided the soundtrack to dozens of private events across Minnesota and beyond. As a band who performs for many happy couples, The HiBs have a few things for you to consider: Make Music Part of your Irish Wedding Theme From the Groom’s Dinner to the Reception, Irish music is a great accompaniment to any party. You can have the music be front and center, or more in the background. The choice is yours! The HiBs enjoy performing at Groom’s Dinners Prelude Music Ceremonies Cocktail Hours Receptions Keep it Traditional and Make it Yours! Choose a song or a tune or two that represent your relationship and ask the band to learn it (if they don’t already know it!). They’ve learned pieces that were important to families, and have even learned original compositions to perform from the groom to the bride. Have Fun! Irish Music can be somber and reflective when needed, and is mostly jolly and lively. Want to add even more tradition to your event? The HiBs can also call a traditional Irish ceili dance. This means, they will get those at your party who like to dance up on the floor to learn 1-3 group dances. This is so much fun, even for those who can’t or don’t want to dance – it’s great to watch and makes events stand out in people’s memories. The HiBs are available to provide traditional Irish music to celebrations throughout the Twin Cities. Whether you prefer heartfelt ballads or lively jigs, they will customize their setlist to fit your musical vision for your day. Their passion for their craft shines through in every note, and their performances never fail to get guests on their feet and dancing along.