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!”
Andrew, Jules and Blake (from Paddy’s Whiskers) together with long term friend and musical collaborator Sorrel, were lucky enough to be invited to play a ceilidh for an amazing group of people in the mountains of Southern Spain on Boxing Day 2017….we had a great team of callers for the day – thanks to Bates, Lesley, and Huw…..We’ll be back in the region soon so if you would like to book a ceilidh, barn dance or kicking band playing upbeat contemporary Irish, Celtic and American folk music – for your wedding, party, bar or festival – give us a ring on 0044 (0)7514064558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
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!