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”

So Much More Than A Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band…

Paddy's Whiskers - More Than A Ceilidh Barn Dance Band

Paddy’s Whiskers are honoured to play many gigs, barn dances and ceilidhs at weddings, parties and private functions in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and across the South West.

In the winter months, we take time off from private functions to write and rehearse new material, and to play a series of public gigs – when we can play our full range or Irish, American, Celtic and original material to our friends and fans.

Winter 2016/17 has been an exceptional time for us..starting with a long sold out New Year’s Eve party at The Boathouse, Paignton.

New Year's Eve at The boathouse

New Year’s Eve at The boathouse

What an awesome night we had – three hours of live music, bagpipes at midnight, a rocking crowd, Andrew from the Whiskers DJing,,, and a rebooking for NYE 2018…

Then in mid-January we were lucky enough to be asked to play a ceilidh for Kerry and James at Muddifords Court, Cullompton. Kerry and James had previously been to a couple of our public gigs, so it was great to meet them again. The venue was stunning:

Muddifords Court, Cullompton

The bride and groom:

Kerry and James

Kerry and James

and the party went long into the night, live music, barn dancing, DJ, surprises for the guests….

Then in February we played our annual winter warmer afternoon gig, back at The Boathouse. We love this gig as it gives us a chance to try out new material. The venue is close to our home, so all our friends come along…it was packed. Fun…and at these afternoon gigs, Blake (120 year old son of Andrew and Jules) gets to play a couple of numbers with the band.

February 2017 Gig Poster

And then..the madness that is St. Patrick’s Day. Always busy for Paddy’s Whiskers because we play and love Irish music..this year was the fifth in a row at The Snooty Fox, St. Marychurch, Torquay. What a day…what a night!

The morning kicked off with a live slot on BBC Radio Devon…at 7:15am!! And the reporter posted a live video of us playing a couple of can see the film


4.8 thousand hits and rising…..

We’d have dressed up if we knew he was gonna bring a camera! That’s our boy Blake on whistle.

And the Snooty Fox in the evening..a set long on Irish Tunes, well known songs (Dirty Old Town, Irish Rover, Wild Rover, Whiskey In The Jar) and fast and furious jigs and reels. Perhaps the busiest night ever at the pub…wild. Everybody dancing from 9pm til well past midnight. Guinness flowing..The picture at the top of this post is from the night.

Thank you everybody who made the night such a success. We’ll be back. March 17th 2018.

Andrew at The Snooty Fox March 2017

Andrew at The Snooty Fox March 2017

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

A Massive Thank You!

Surprise Birthday Barn Dance

Some lovely feedback from our barn dance at Teignmouth Rugby Club last Friday:

“Massive thank you to all of you last night what a fantastic night!!

Our guests were so impressed with the whole package!

So thank you for making Jacobs 30th one to remember.

Amy x”