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:
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!
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! –
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)
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.
Charis & Darren (Malone House, Jan 2013)
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!
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.
Karen (Old Inn Crawfordsburn, Nov 2012)
Lots of people on the night were raving about how great you all were. A huge thanks from us, we had a fantastic night and saw people up dancing who never would if it had just been a disco. It really made the night. Everyone loved it. We would and will highly recommend you.
Thanks to the band and the caller.
Conan & Sam (Ballymac, 2012)
Just wanted to say on behalf of Sam and myself, thanks so much for the fantastic ceili, disco and session afterwards.
Everyone was saying that it was the best wedding they'd been to, primarily because of the music and dancing.
The caller was excellent and did a great job of explaining the dances and, more importantly, was able to persuade plenty of guests to get up on the dance floor. I know for a fact that people who would normally have gone home early actually stayed late as they were being entertained so much by the craic surrounding the ceili. Most of my guests were musicians and we were all impressed with the standard of music.
The disco was spot-on - all those with any energy left after the ceili said the DJ was brilliant!
The session with you lads at the end of the night was also a real highlight; I think quite a few of our musicians were getting itchy fingers and we were grate. for the opportunity of joining you for some great tunes.
Regarding communications and the general booking process, everything went like clockwork and I found the whole experience very professional
We will definitely be recommending you to anyone else who is thinking of having a ceili at their wedding as, I suspect, will most of our guests.
Tim (Drenagh, Sept 2012)
Just got back from weeks holiday in Galway after Ed and Kerrie's fabulous wedding, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the band for the fantastic Ceiligh, it was great fun especially as the entire congregation was up for a good dance, and that's what we got.
‘The Great Flydeaney '
Cathy (Drenagh, Sept 2012)
Your band is amazing and the feedback from guests (and staff!!) has been the best to date. The calle is a brilliant idea and it certainly kept the floor filled and rocking a II evening. The DJ was excellent too and incredibly accommodating, the floor didn't empty much when he started but I think the band already had them 'wired to the moon'. The bride and grooms parents were very, very happy.
I can't see how you could improve it. It is wonderful the way it is.
Keep up the good work and thank you so much for makingSaturday night such a wonderful event not only for the bride and groom but also for us all here at Drenagh.
Cathy Murphy Senior manager, Business Development
DRENAGH Estate Office
Northern Ireland BT49 OHP
Office +44 28 7772 2649
Motile: +44 7786 338 100
Viv & Dennis (Lodge Hotel, Sept 2012)
We have just arrived back home after taking a few days off after our wedding. The number of guests who came up to us to express how brilliant you guys were, was amazing. Dennis and I had a ball but to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed the party also is a real bonus and exactly what we were hoping to achieve. A number of guests particularly mentioned how they enjoyed the caller standing on the dance floor and being amongst us all - it felt a bit more personal and interactive when compared to a caller who stands on the stage. And quite a number of the guests were asking where you were from and the name of the group..... I'm hoping so they can use you in the future or recommend you to others.
I didn't have my watch on during the day so didn't have any concept of times but, from what I understand, you guys really stayed on for quite some time beyond the required time for the ceilidh and for that I am particularly grateful. With regards the DJ - well l was delighted to hear my 2 personal requests played. And a number of the guests were more than happy that requests were being taken so openly.
The only downside for me (at the moment is that I only have one photo of you guys which is quite dark so it will be a bit more difficult to promote you all on facebook than I would like (not a bad negative, I reckon.) But nonetheless, you will be well and truly promoted as you rightly deserve it. Thanks for making our evening so special!
Hilary (Strand Ballylifin, Sept 2012)
Just thought I'd send you some feed-back from your evening with us in Ballyliffin on 8th September at my daughter and now son-in-law's wedding. What a night we had So many people have commented on how good you were, including the hotel staff who were impressed with your easy set-up and pack-up. From the end of the first dance you had everyone involved.
Your explanations were excellent and the traditional music was so suitable for the many guests from Germany. I am sorry I did not get speaking to you personally on the evening - I seemed to get caught up talking to guests but can I just say a hearty "Thank-you" for your professionalism and expertise - I have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
Lydia (Ramada Belfast, July 2012)
Thanks for the excellent job you did at our wedding. We loved every minute. The booking process was good as each time we emailed we got a very speedy response and all our questions were answered. The band and caller were fantastic and I would not change a thing. It was great that the guests were encouraged to take part.
The price was over our budget however we were happy with the quality, it was worth it. Honestly there is not much we would have changed. Thanks again,
David (Radisson Roe, Limavady July 2012)
Hi Pete - just a wee note to thank you for you and your band's contribution to the success of Judith and Joe's Wedding on Friday past - I am sorry I wasn't able to see you in person to tank you before you left but THEY really enjoyed the evening ceilidh, WE really enjoyed it and so many of our guests from Scotland and NI have commented similarly - not just on the u sic and variety of sets, but on the standard of the calling and the patience with which our nieces and nephews were accommodated too - I first heard you at the McCarthy / Gordon wedding in 2009 (when unfortunately I had to sit everything out with an injury!) so it was eat to be able to participate more fully this time! Very happy to recommend you to anyone looking for a good night's entertainment – Best wishes for the future,
Hollie (Tullyglass May 2012)
Hi guys, this is Hollie, I met you after the ceilidh on Monday evening, Just wanted to say again what a great time I had, was so impressed with you guys as a whole. This was my second ceilidh...the first was done by a caller from a static spot in the corner with recorded music...hardly can even compare!!!
Madeline (Hilton Belfast, May 2012)
Just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic performance at our recent European Histamine Research Society Meeting on 5th May at the Hilton. Colin certainly got the people dancing. I had been a bit apprehensive as our members were from 28 different countries but there were no problems getting people to dance! I have many photos - not sure if they are of any use? If you ever need a recommendation - happy to give one. You were worth every penny!! All the best
Yvonne (Ballygally Castle, April 2012)
I would just like to thank you and the boys for a wonderful evening-everyone especially loved the dancing! We all had such great fun and the music was fantastic!