FTD LOGO1white.jpg

So, what's in the name?  Believe it or not, nothing at all to do with a dog!  "Flog The Dog" is an old sea faring term used to reference the heavy workload of the most junior of the ship in early 1900’s.  When the band was formed we felt it reflected our passion and commitment; a fitting name to marry with the quality of the musicians in the band.

Flog The Dog are a 5-Piece Wedding Band based in Kerry and provide Wedding Music & Entertainment throughout Munster and Nationwide. Flog The Dog showcase their Wedding Music across venues in Kerry and invite you to visit our website to find out more about the Wedding Music and Entertainment we can provide for your Wedding Day.

Flog The Dog are nominated for the Weddings Online Awards as 'Wedding Band of the Year' 2018.

Wedding Band and Wedding Music in Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Munster and Nationwide.


Steve Clifford Wedding Music 2.jpg

Steve joined the band as lead vocalist and guitarist, as well as taking up the role of musical director. He brought with him energy, experience & a love of music from years of playing in bands across Cork & Kerry. He began his musical career at an early age and over the years he has developed his musical style to blend through a variety of genres.

Glen Hansard, Foy Vance, Luke Kelly and Chris Martin are inspirations for Steve's vocal style and showmanship. Backing vocals were the start point for his singing ability. Through regular rehearsal along with continued practice and development, his voice airs on the likeness of his influencers.

Steve holds a BA (Hons) degree in Music Technology. Flog The Dog have a unique and powerful sound thanks to the engineering methods Steve studied and continues to develop.



Paul is a man of the Cajon & percussion is his true passion. In his travels he has collected ethnic drums, percussion instruments and sounds from Goa, Gambia, Ireland, Spain, and the UK. 

He is influenced in his style from the Punk and Ska of his youth through to the likes of the Levellers and late introduction to Irish trad/country scene, to contemporary music scene.  His on stage energy and interaction with the music is notable not only by his trademark Top-Hat, but in his clear enjoyment of the experience.


Flog The Dog are proud to feature a wealth of talented guest musicians, each bringing a unique skill set and energy to the bands performances. These are musicians with years of experience through numerous bands and help Flog The Dog produce a show that you won't forget! 



John hails from West Limerick. John currently plays double keyboards and accompanies Flog The Dog at weddings, parties and other functions. John is a music teacher based in Limerick.

John has played with various bands around the country from 'Harlequin' to 'Route 66' while also offering his services as a pianist in hotels across Limerick, Kerry and Cork.


Neil has gained vast experience from playing in local bands and supporting JLS during the 2013 Rose of Tralee. Currently playing with Kerry based cover band Flog The Dog as a session player, Neil combines his love of music with his knowledge of his instrument and is never afraid to add his own twist to songs.

With influences ranging from bands such as Incubus, Soundgarden, Jamiroquai, Talking Heads and Tears for Fears, Neil has been writing his own music for a number of years and has always been willing to collaborate with original composers and other musicians. At the time of writing Neil is currently studying for Grade 8 with the Registry of Guitar Tutors, London (RGT).



Ciara, originally from Fermoy, Cork, has been playing fiddle from a very young age. She grew up with a love of music, especially Irish music. She has spent the last 7 years performing live in various venues and for multiple events. She has also been involved numerous musical projects and bands in that time. Ciara plays the fiddle, whistle, banjo and keyboard which brings a wider variety of instrumentation to the band.



With strong music influences from both sides of the family, Susie began playing music at a young age. As she has journeyed through solo competitions, duets, trios, céilí bands and grupí ceoils, her love for music grew. Although, traditional music was her first love, she has broadened into other genres, where she especially enjoys playing American and Irish Country Music. Susie is currently studying arts in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and teaches music in ‘An Ceolann’, Lixnaw part time, near her native Abbeydorney, Kerry.