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.
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
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…
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!”
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!”
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!
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.
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.
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!
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”
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.
A lovely card from Helen and Will arrived whilst we were in Ireland this summer. Paddy’s Whiskers played a wedding ceilidh for them back at the end of May at Dartington Hall, Devon. Makes it all worth while!