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”

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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

“An Absolutely Outstanding Job”

Wedding Barn Dance, Killerton House, Devon

Some lovely feedback from our recent wedding gig at Killerton House, Devon.

“Just a quick (and very belated) email to say thank you so much to you and the band for doing an absolutely outstanding job at our wedding a couple of weeks ago and for being so great to deal with throughout the entire planning process. We were so impressed that you managed to get even the most reticent of lawyers flailing round the marquee and were able to create such a lively atmosphere (not to mention the number of instruments that Jules can play!) Gill the caller was fantastic too and we’ve had so many nice comments from our guests saying how much fun they had. Leo said that you met the cheesy/ country disco brief perfectly and we were both very glad to have left the music choices to you as the playlist was far better than anything we would have chosen ourselves!

Thank you again and hope you have a very enjoyable remainder of the summer.

Very best wishes,
Harriet and Leo”

A Fantastic Night at The Occombe Farm Big Barn Dance

Occombe Farm Devon Big Barn Dance

500 plus people dancing a beautiful sun lit evening away. It doesn’t get any better.

We’ve had some lovely feedback:

“You guys were awesome tonight at the barn dance, can’t wait to come see you guys in Paignton soon xx”

“Brilliant night thanks guys”

“Great night must do it again xxx”

“Was the best giggle xx”

“What a wonderful night!A fab band. A great caller.And what a venue! Repeat please!!!!”

“Brilliant night”

“Loved it!”

“That was a lovely evening! All those people dancing and laughing and enjoying the summer evening and the great music. Thanks guys!”

500 People at Occombe Farm Devon Ceilidh

500 People at Occombe Farm Devon Ceilidh

Dancing At Occombe Farm

Dancing At Occombe Farm

Darkness Falls at Occombe Farm

Darkness Falls at Occombe Farm

A Big Thank You

A big thank you to you all for a fantastic evening at our wedding on Saturday. The music was fantastic & a brilliant atmosphere!

Helen and Will – Dartington Great Hall, 4th June.

Helen and Will's Barn Dance at Dartington, Devon

Helen and Will’s Barn Dance at Dartington, Devon

Summer Is Here…The Whiskers are Busy!

Barn Dance at Dartington Great Hall, Devon

It’s busy season for Paddy’s Whiskers – we are now full booked until mid-October and the diary for 2016 is filling up.

The sun is shining, love is in the air, and we are enjoying making ceilidhs and barn dances for lovely couples across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

Paddy’s Whiskers are full time professional musicians – we are equally at home performing for concerts as we are playing barn dances or ceilidhs. When we are not gigging then we teach music – violin, banjo, mandolin, guitar and octave mandola.

When you book the Whiskers for your event, you can be sure that you’ll get a great party – we specialise in giving everybody a night to remember – and we are friendly, funky, efficient – we dress well and we look to make a cool contemporary vibe whilst playing footstomping traditional music.

Sam and Ali's Wedding Ceilidh

Sam and Ali’s Wedding Ceilidh

If you’d like to catch us live we’ve a big public barn dance at Occombe Farm, Paignton on 4th July. Tickets are available from this link.

We’d love to see you!

“We can’t thank you enough for making a great night.”

Trisha and Gareth's Wedding Barn Dance, Devon

Some lovely feedback from our last Wedding Barn Dance at The Two Bridges, Dartmoor, Devon – congratulations Trisha and Gareth and thanks for choosing Paddy’s Whiskers to play for your celebration:

“Just a quick line to say thank you to you all for playing at our wedding on Friday! Everyone had an absolute ball!
As you know a number of the guests were from Ireland so have seen many a ceilidh and so many of them said to me afterwards what a great band you were. Praise indeed!

We can’t thank you enough for making it a great night. We loved it and may be biased but we hope you enjoyed it too.”

Trisha and Gareth's Wedding Barn Dance, Devon

Trisha and Gareth’s Wedding Barn Dance, Devon

“You were absolutely brilliant!”

Glenn and Sarah's Wedding Ceilidh, Lee Bay, North Devon

“Hi Guys, you played at our wedding last year on 3rd May 2014. Just wanted to say that you were absolutely brilliant. You made our night so special and everyone’s still talking about how fantastic you were and how much fun we all had. Thank you so much for coming all the way over to North Devon. We look forward to seeing and hearing you play in the future. Lots of love, Sarah and Glenn xx”