Meet The Band

Grab a pint of Guinness as you are about to take off to “the ol’ sod” with this traditional Irish music band known as The Ah, Surely formerly known as the Buddy O’Reilly Irish Band.

John and his great group of Irish folk musicians have entertained Atlantans for over 15 years with no end in sight. It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) to enjoy all the flavor and the feel for the Irish heritage, the people and their great love of thrilling jigs, reels, hornpipes and revolutionary songs passed down through the ages.

Over the course of its career, the band has released several recordings, all available on CD, including Under the Table, ‘Round the House’ featuring champion step-dancer Brent Wood), and a Christmas album titled A Celtic Christmas. Selections range from traditional arrangements of popular jigs and reels (The Bank of Turf/Speed the Plough/the Earl’s Chair/The Foxhunter’s Reel) to haunting ballads (Bridgit O’Malley) to raucous pub songs (The Town of Ballybay). Instrumentation includes: Vocals, Fiddle, Flute, Mandolin, Irish Uillean Bagpipes, Harmonica, Banjo, Tin Whistle, Guitar, and Bodhran, and hand held drum. Ah, Surely is the perfect band for an informal gathering in the backyard or a corporate Irish themed party. Jigs and reels and Celtic music in the air brings out the best in everyone! Looking for that quintessential band for S. Patty’s Day? Look no further!

Blue Sky Atlanta Music & Entertainment is proud to represent this truly authentic band that performs Irish folk music year round and they only get better with age. Quote: $750 – 1,000. during the year. Quote: $1,500 – 2,000. during the week of St. Patrick’s Day.

Get in Touch

Jim Tiernan
(678) 467-8263

If you have any queries, please send message, and we will be in touch soon

Songs list

To be added soon!

Get in Touch

Jim Tiernan
(678) 467-8263

If you have any queries, please send message, and we will be in touch soon


A local Irish music institution.
– The Atlanta Journal Constitution

The “Buddies” shake the rafters with a rollicking good time!
– The Celtic Quarterly

Local Celtic music institution…energetic, jig inducing music.
– Atlanta Journal Constitution

They play the music with craft and respect, playfulness and fire.
– The Flagpole Athens, GA

The coolest…
– Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA

The Buddy O’Reilly Band are naturals…the Buddies generate quite a rumble when in full swing…this is a fun group who can really handle their instruments.
-Dirty Linen Magazine

Don’t miss Atlanta’s premier Celtic band…Excellent!