We Loved Having You at Our Wedding…

Wedding Barn Dance South Milton Devon

Tessa and Al asked us to Paddy’s Whiskers to provide a full day’s musical entertainment at their wedding celebration at the beautiful Barn, South Milton back in July of this year…acoustic music for the drinks celebration, a rip roaring ceilidh and then a disco late into the night.

They sent us some lovely feedback:

“We loved having you at our wedding and thoroughly enjoyed the music as did our guests. We got numerous compliments regarding you guys and contributed to what we felt was a perfect day all round.”

Guests at Tessa and Al's Wedding Barn Dance

Guests at Tessa and Al’s Wedding Barn Dance

“We Had A Fantastic Time….”

Whiskers Wedding Ceilidh Dance

We played a wedding ceilidh for Scott and Suzy at the beautiful Colehayes Park, hidden away just outside Bovey Tracey on the way to Hay Tor last weekend.

Colehayes Park

Colehayes Park

We’d met Scott and Suzy a few times at our public gigs, so we were delighted to be asked to play for them.

We started the evening dancing with a first dance – which we announced when the time was right and then played for them through our PA. They chose the track “The One” by Kodaline. Lovely.

Scott and Suzy's First Dance

Scott and Suzy’s First Dance

Then we launched the ceilidh with our own unique wedding dance…”The Whiskers Wedding Arch”…where guests all join the happy couple on the floor for a straightforward fun barn dance – which involves making an arch for the bride and groom to dance under. Usually with loads of clapping and cheering…

Wedding Arch Barn Dance

Whiskers Wedding Arch


We always take a few photos from the band’s perspective at our gigs – and we sent a bunch of them to Scott and Suzy…we got some lovely feedback in return:

“Many thanks for the photos, they’re great! We had a fantastic time on Saturday night and all of our guests commented how much fun they had at the ceilidh. We’re currently on our honeymoon in the Scottish highlands and will definitely be frequenting your gigs in future!”

See you both soon!

Birthday Barn Dance at Red Rocks Brewery, Devon

The view from Humber Barn, Devon, Barn Dance

Thank you to Becky and Pat for asking us to play a barn dance at The Humber Barn, Red Rocks Brewery, Devon a couple of weeks ago.

Becky had been at one of our parties at the same venue a couple of years ago and decided to invite us to play for a joint party to celebrate her birthday and that of her good friend Pat.

We had a lovely evening..the views from Humber Barn are amazing and the crowd were totally up for dancing…it was wild!!

Some lovely feedback from Becky:

“Hi Andrew, thank you too for playing such great music and keeping everyone up dancing! I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed it (we certainly did) we had loads of compliments about the band and how well organised the dancing was.

We’ll have to find an excuse for another party, I don’t want to wait another 10 years!”

Barn Dance at Red Rock Brewery, Devon

“Amazing Entertainment”

Matt and Hollie's Wedding Ceilidh Devon

Earlier in September, Paddy’s Whiskers played a wedding ceilidh for Hollie and Matt at New Barton Barns in Wembury, Devon. Matt and Hollie booked our “duo plus caller” line up – a smaller band for a smaller space but with all the full on party energy that we bring to all our gigs.

Hollie sent us some lovely feedback:

“Matt and I would just like to say a big thank you for providing amazing entertainment on our wedding evening. Everyone said how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the Ceilidh!

You are both such lovely people as well!

Thanks again.”

“Amazing Band”

Wedding Barn Dance at Dunwell Farm, DevonWEdding Barn Dance at Dunwell Farm, Devon

In July we played a ceilidh and DJ’d for Charlotte and Andy’s lovely wedding celebration at Dunwell Farm, Devon. Charlotte gave us some great feedback:

“Thank you so so much for playing at our wedding! Was perfect! Loved every second of it! Amazing band! Cx”

“A Fabulous Performance”

Wedding Barn Dance Ceildh Higher Eggbeer Devon

Some lovely feedback from a wedding ceilidh barn dance we played recently at the amazing Higher Eggbeer, Devon for Jess and Tony..

“Just a quick note before we disappear on honeymoon to thank you for a fabulous performance on Saturday. The enthusiasm and talent you injected into the whole night made it all the more special for us and had everyone up and dancing….. thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you….”

Thanks again Jess and Tony – we had a fantastic night and you have a great crowd of family and friends.

“You Were All Incredible….” Feedback From Wedding Barn Dance at Noss Mayo, Devon

Wedding Ceilidh Barn Dance at Noss Mayo, Devon

At the end of July, Paddy’s Whiskers were lucky enough to be asked to play a wedding ceilidh or barn dance for Andy and Naomi in a beautiful marquee in the picturesque village of Noss Mayo, Devon.

Paddy's Whiskers Playing a Barn Dance in Devon

Andy was kind enough to email us with a few words for our website:

“Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our wedding in Noss Mayo, Devon on 30th July 2016. You were all incredible and made our special day end on such a high. Every song got people on their feet and the village was filled with the sound of Paddy’s Whiskers. Thanks!”

Thank you both so much – we rather like the idea of the village being filled with the sound of Paddy’s Whiskers!

Paddy's Whiskers' Wedding Arch Ceilidh Dance

Paddy’s Whiskers’ Wedding Arch Ceilidh Dance

The Last Barn Dance of The Night

The Last Barn Dance of The Night

Wedding Barn Dance: “Thank you all SO much…..”

We were lucky enough to be asked to play a wedding barndance to celebrate Aaron and Juliette’s wedding at the lovely Higher Eggbeer Farm, just outside Exeter, Devon, a couple of weeks ago. Juliette left us some lovely feedback on Facebook:

“Thank you all SO much for playing at our wedding on Wednesday, you were BRILLIANT! Our guests really enjoyed it and the quality of the music (and calling!) was so high. Hope to see you for another dance soon! xx”

Here are some more pictures:

We Had Such an Amazing Time……..

Emily and Trent's Devon Wedding Ceilidh

Lovely feed back from Emily and Trent – who played for at The Corn Barn, Cullompton back in November.

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for the best Ceilidh! We had such an amazing time and enjoyed it so much. It was great to see all of our friends and family up dancing

Thanks so much again and we will definitely be recommending you to any more of our friends who are having weddings in Devon,

Thanks again

Emily & Trent”

Thank you both…it was an absolute pleasure!!

Thank You So Much For a Fantastic Time….

Circassian Circle at The End of The Night

Back in December we played a birthday Ceilidh for Liz, up in Winkleigh, Devon. Liz had seen Paddy’s Whiskers play before and was kind enough to choose a date for her party when she was sure we could make it.

She sent us some lovely feedback after the gig:

“Hi Andrew and Julia and the band

Thank you so much for a fantastic time on Saturday. EVERYONE has said what a great band you are and not forgetting the energetic, patient and lovely caller.

We had a brilliant evening and everyone is aching except me, I’m just still smiling!

Once again many thanks.

Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring good things for you.

Kind regards


Set Up at Winkeligh, Devon

Set Up at Winkeligh, Devon