About Us

What we do – Corporate Entertainment Consultancy Services

We ensure that you receive personal attention and top quality customer service from the initial point of contact through to the completion of your event.

Our core corporate entertainment consultancy services include the supply of professional DJs, bands, speakers and specialist entertainers to the corporate, PR, hotel, private and public sectors.

Our wedding and corporate bands have performed at some of Ireland’s top social and showbiz events including the weddings of Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary and Westlife’s Shane Filan.

We arrange inspirational speakers and contract many of Ireland’s Radio and TV stars for our clients.

We also work with top comedians, Tribute bands, Jazz, Latin American Bands, Céili bands, Gospel Choirs and Irish Dancers.

Carol and Associates on all occasions work directly with the Act/Artiste or with their personal management.

If the celebrity you wish to enquire about is not listed do not hesitate call us on 01 235 2570 or email us as these mentioned are merely representative of whom we have secured in the past.



Carol & Associates has been Ireland’s most trusted entertainment agency for over 30 years providing corporate entertainment consultancy services to the corporate, PR, hotel, private and public sectors.

Carol & Associates has been at the heart of the Irish entertainment industry for decades. Founder, Carol Hanna began her career working for The Royal Showband in their ‘Hucklebuck’ Days. Carol then when on to work for the late, great Tommy Hayden and Connie Lynch where she met a young Louis Walsh and so began a working relationship which continues to this day.

In 1989, Carol and Associates was established and since then has developed long-standing client relationships and earned the reputation of the go-to agent who secures the best talent on offer.

Carol had a close association with The Eurovision Song Contest. She attended her first Contest in The Hague with Red Hurley in 1975 and worked closely with Louis Walsh and Johnny Logan when Johnny won in 1980. Carol was by Linda Martin’s side in 1987 and at her win in Sweden in 1992. Carol continues to represent Linda Martin and travels to concerts all over Europe with Linda today.

Gráinne MacAnthony – Director

Working for Carol and Associates since 1997, Director Grainne MacAnthony is the heart and soul of the company. Her 25 years plus of experience in the entertainment industry, energy and dedication ensures her clients receive insightful advice, responsive service and the very best talent suitable for their event.

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations, a Masters in Media Studies from Dublin City University and a background in film production and events, Grainne provides the highest level of management service to an exceptional roster of talent. She cultivates the partnerships between both clients and acts through her understanding and genuine love for the industry.

Grainne enjoys the wonderful challenges and rewards the success of C&A provides and the relationships she shares with speakers and clients alike.

Secret Talent: Can play the Ukulele on command!

Ceirah Hutchison

Having worked on both sides of the fence in event and artist management, Ceirah Hutchison brings a wealth of experience in what it takes to make your event the one that is talked about for years to come.

With her personal attention to detail and love of all things organisational, Ceirah will go above and beyond to make sure both clients and artists are happy and comfortable, treating each enquiry with care and dedication. Ceirah is happiest behind the scenes and enjoys managing the symbiotic relationship that entwines entertainment and events. You can’t have one without the other!

Secret Talent: I’m a certified barista even though I don’t drink coffee!