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If you have booked us or been to one of our ceilidhs we would love to hear from you. In order that we can continually make improvements to our service and performance we are interested in your views on: the booking process; our pricing; communications; our music; the caller; and any other comments or suggestions that pertain to your experience of Haste to the Wedding Ceilidh Band.

If you wish to add any comments please send an e-mail. Below are a few received over the years:

Cat & Thomas (Galgorm, Aug 2014)

Afternoon Pete, We absolutely loved you guys!  You were perfect for our crowd of half Scottish half N.Irish. I have been in Scotland 8 years and have been to many Ceilidhs/weddings/dinners with a band but none which actually walked round with a head set.  This also really impressed my Scottish lot too!  I think its def needed in Northern Ireland as the Scottish lot have a basic understanding as they were taught the dances in school so need less control. You guys were great to talk to and having a mix of the Scottish and Irish dances went down a treat 🙂 We really enjoyed your performance and I had so many comments after the wedding with how good you where 🙂

Catherine (Larchfield, Aug 2014)

Hi Pete
Just a quick email to say thanks very much for the band and DJ on Monday nightThe ceilidh was great and the DJ injected life into the party towards the end of the night.
Everyone enjoyed it to the fullincluding one guest who broke a bone in his foot but carried on regardless - testament to a good night of dancing.
Thanks again
Catherine

Cara & Andrew (Clandeboye Lodge, July 2014)

We just wanted to write to say thank you so much for performing on Thursday night! Your band was amazing, everyone had an absolute ball during the ceilidh, and then the DJ was fab too! It was the perfect end to a perfect day and we can't thank you enough for that.
All the best,
Cara and Andrew

Diane & Ewan (Clandeboye Lodge, July 2014)

Hi Pete,
A huge thanks to you and all the band for playing at our wedding on Friday evening at the Clandeboye Lodge. All our guests really enjoyed the ceilidh and it really set the tone for the evening. A great night had by all.
Diane & Ewan

Laura & Neil (Cabra Castle, July 2014)

Hi Pete, Thankyou so much for playing at our wedding on the 15th July at Cabra Castle. Your band definitely got the party started and kept people of all ages on the dance floor! A lot of people had not experienced a ceili before and kept commenting how much fun it was. Your caller even got the most uncoordinated of people to carry out a routine! We will definitely recommend you to friends and family getting married in future. Thanks again, Laura and Neil

David & Emma (La Mon, May 2014)

Hi Pete, Just wanted to extend our thanks for your bands superb performance at our wedding. We all had a great time and I will be sure to highly recommend you if I ever get the opportunity. Regards from Mexico! David and Emma

Aimee & Brad (Larchfield April, 2014)

Hi Pete Just wanted to say thank you to all the band for the brilliant ceilidh at Larchfield on 17 April for Aimee and Brad's wedding. It was greatly enjoyed by all who took part and also by those who just had a laugh at us all!!!! Aimee and Brad were delighted with everything. Hope you guys had a good night too. Many thanks once again Dawn

Jim, Patricia & Chris (Ballymena, Jan 2014)

Hi Pete,

I just want to say a huge thank you from Jim, Patricia and myself for Friday night. We had a huge amount of complements from the guests about the music. It wasn't just the quality of the music but your ability to get everyone up and dancing that made the night so good.

Many Thanks Again

Jim, Patricia and Chris

Laura & Pete (Cultra Manor, Dec 2013)

Thanks so much we had a great day and your band and music just made it!!! We had so much positive feedback from everyone, from both the Northern Irish d Scottish guests!!! Booking process and communication: All very easy, email queries were responded to quickly. Good advice given with regard to timings etc.

The caller and band: Al great. The caller was cleared good at dealing with novices and experienced alike!! The caller was good at encouraging people to come and dance and even those that didn’t know what they were doing felt they could come and join in. The band were great, good volume and great talent!

We very much enjoyed it. The best parts were what the countdown to the bells and the dances for larger groups: again this encourages everyone to get involved.

We also appreciated the flexibly on the night. It was good that you came and asked/ suggested the ceilid h b and keep playing when you knew that everyone was enjoying it. Obviously this makes the night flow better and is something that you can’t really plan for until it is happening. Much appreciated.

Many thanks again and we will definitely recommend you, infact we already have!!!

Laura and Pete

Andy & Rach (The Mill at Ballydugan, Dec 2013)

Everybody had a great time on Thursday night, a lot of Ceilidh novices but all really enjoyed!

Thank you so much, great end to a great day.

Andy and Rach

Michael & Nuala (Drenagh, Oct 2013)

Happy new year, sorry we are only getting to thank you now, it been a hectic few months!

We have had so many people raving about our wedding band, I've passed your details on to a few people who are getting married this year so I hope they have booked!!

You really do have the patience of a saint!! Our guests were all in great cheer and slightly, over enthusiastic... Possibly due to a few too many, but you managed to get us all in line and dancing the legs of us!! We have so many fun pictures, everyon e is laughing an d smiling as they skip around the floor, great memories f or us to treasure.

I could have kept dancing all night, the music got everyone one up our their feet even the non dancers in my family.... My dad!!! I've never seen him dance so much at wedding!!!

You and your ban d really did make our night, thank you again, and keep up the good work, you really are a talented bunch!!!

Love Michael and Nuala

Mary & Shane (Lodge Hotel, Oct 2013)

Happy New Year.

Sorry we are only getting around to emailing you now but we wanted to thank you and all of the ‘haste to the wedding guys for the wonderful night entertainment it really helped to make our wedding celebration very special.

Our wedding guests are still talking about the great nights craic they had ceilidhing the night way!!

We would recommend haste to the wedding to anyone - fantastic group, great music and lots of fun. We wish we were able to enjoy it all over again.

Thanks again Mary and Shane Coyles

Sarah & Colin (Clandeboye, Aug 2013)

Colin and I would like to sincerely thank you for all of your assistance in making our wedding day so special and hassle free. Everyone loved the ceilidh!!,

I would definitely recommend you to anybody!! All the best for the future and thanks again for your help.
Kind Regards, Sarah

Brian & Sarah (Larchfield, Aug 2013)

Dear Haste to the Wedding

We just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on 31 August at Larchfield and for making it such a special day!

The ceilidh dancing was fantastic and all our guests have not stopped talking about it ;o) The DJ was also brilliant, and everyone including ourselves had a fantastic time.

Thank you so much for everything!

Brian and Sarah

Katherine & Kevin (Cultra, July 2013)

Dear Haste to The Wedding,

Just a quick note to thank you for the amazing ceilidh that we had at our wedding at the Cultra Manor in July. The ceilidh got everyone up on the dance floor and the caller ensured that everyone could easily follow the dances. We've been to lots of ceilidhs before but you introduced us to some great new dances, which everyone really enjoyed. The disco at the end of the evening was also fantastic and played a great range of music which meant that there was always someone up dancing!! Thank you for a fantastic time!

Kind rgds,
Katherine & Kevin

Rob (Hilden Brewery, June 2013)

Many thanks again for a fantastic Ceilidh experience at our wedding Pete. The guests loved it and it really got everyone mixing and warming up their dancing shoes. Your band was professional, punctual and entertaining to say the least. Thanks for playing your part in the best day of our lives! –

Rob

Nadine & Mark (Kees Hotel Donegal, May 2013)

We just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for playing at our wedding on 4th May at Kee's Hotel. The ceilidh was absolutely brilliant. It got everyone up dancing all night long, young and old, and really helped everyone to mix in well. Our guests loved it, they have all been going o. of their way to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Many of the Scots said it was the best ceilidh they'd been at, and the caller kept us right - well, as much as anyone could...! The music was fantastic, the caller was great craic and you all made our day really special. The disco afterwards was great as well, and the DJ made sure we had a great send-off at the end of the night. We lost track of the time, but it was a late one, and I'm sure he must have stayed way beyond the booked time - very many thanks indeed.

Thanks a million for an amazing experience - Haste to the Wedding were a class act and we're very grateful to you.

We will highly recommend you to anyone we can!
Many many thanks and best wishes,

Nadine & Mark Milne

Kerry (Londonderry Arms, Feb 2013)

Hi Pete,

Just wanted to say a huge 'Thank You' to you and the band for last night - the ceilidh was brilliant! Everyone seemed to have great fun! And we raised so much more money than we had even hoped for - which is great too! So many, many thanks and hopefully see you soon.

Kerry

Charis & Darren (Malone House, Jan 2013)

Hi Pete,

Just a wee email to say thank you so much for the ceilidh at our wedding at Malone House. Everyone had an absolute blast, and many of the Scottish ones said you were the best ceilidh band they had seen! We loved the upbeat dances especially those involving picking the ladies up off the floor; often those re missed out it seems!

Thank you also for excellent communications throughout all the organisation. It was totally stress free! Many many thanks again!

Kindest regards,

Charis and Darren

Rachel (Galgorm, Dec 2012)

You played my wedding 01/12/12 and just wanted to say a big thanks you. You were absolutely fantastic. All the guests have not shut up about how much they enjoyed it, especially me!! I only wish I had another big event coming up so I could book you all again.

Thanks,

Rachel

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