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:
Frank & Vicky (Co.Kildare July, 06)
Thanks for a great wedding reception, the music, the caller and the value was all brilliant, I wouldn't have anything bad to say. We've recommended Haste to the wedding to a few of our friends. everyone loved the night. All our guests have commented on the night been great, with Haste to the Wedding being the highlight (apart from the actual wedding of course!) Again, many thanks from Vicky and myself, please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band.
Alan and Claire (Cabra Castle Jan 06)
We had a brilliant time and your ceilidh music contributed largely to that. More than half of our guests were Irish and had never seen a Scottish ceilidh before, so we were a bit nervous about how they would react. However, thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the band and the caller lots of the locals joined in as well as the Scots and we're still getting feedback from the Irish side that they thought it was great fun. Value for money. Thanks.
Catherine & Giles (Royal Court Portrush, Aug 2006)
We had a great time at the wedding and everyone we spoke to loved it, especially the people from England and America who had never done it before. Caller gave good instructions and easy to follow. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU TO OTHERS. THANKS AGAIN.
Claire & Jim (Ballymac, June 2006)
It was simply awful, I was disapo... Just kidding! The Ceili was by far the best part of our reception and its such a joy to watch back on the dvd. The booking process was simple and your website was an excellent tool for finding out more. The demo CD is a great idea and we often put it on at our house parties. The musicians were fabulous and a lot our guests were from a dancing or musical background and commented on the high standard. Your caller was excellent and really broke the dances down to a method that was easy enough to grasp. To be honest, I could not have wished for better entertainment and I am happy to recommend you to others.
Michael & Gillian (Galgorm Manor 3/6/06)
Thanks for the great music - it went down a treat, everyone loved it!
Frank & Vicky (Keadeen Hotel, Kildare 1/7/06)
On behalf of my wife Vicky and myself, I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful Ceilidh which you provided on our wedding day on 1st July 06 in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. The wedding party really enjoyed the dancing. This was down to your magnificent encouragement and the brilliant music provided. Once again thank you very much.
Ian & Victoria (Berwick Upon Tweed May 06)
To Pete and Haste to the Wedding - thanks for making the great music on our wedding, the guests all enjoyed the celidh and the entertainment that followed late into the night.
Cat & John (Galgorm Manor 19/11/05)
Just a quick note to say thank you for an amazing evening. The music was fantastic as was the calling. We had so many people say how good they thought you were and how much they enjoyed themselves dancing. I think it is testament to how good you were the number you had up their on the dance floor. If ever you need a recommendation or reference we would be more than happy to provide one.
Cameron & Karen (Holywood 13/8/05)
Dear Haste to the Wedding - This is just a small note to say thank you for your wonderful playing. All who attended have not stopped talking about it and singing your praises. Your band succeeded in making our wedding extra special. Many Thanks once again.
Katherine & Simon (Templeton 6/7/05)
Thanks you so much for organising the Ceilidh. We knew our guests would enjoy the dancing and the craic! Best wishes.
Barbara and Gary (Templeton 6/6/05)
We both would like to say a big thank you for your great entertainment at our wedding reception, we had a ball and our guests have not stopped talking about how much craic they had!!! thanks a million!!!
Lynsey (Dunadry 19/3/05)
This is just a short note to thank you and Haste to the wedding for providing our evening entertainment at our wedding reception. We had a great day and all the guests Scottish or otherwise thought the ceilidh was fab. Thanks again,
Campbell and Katrina (Culloden 16/10/04)
Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the guys. It was really a great night and just what we wanted. Regards
Stuart and Maria (Sligo 1/10/04)
We just got married on the 1st of October and are now back from our honeymoon. Wanted to say a huge thanks for being so accommodating in the booking process and such a professional, energetic and friendly bunch on the night. All our guests are still talking about it and I think you may be getting some bookings from our friends. Thanks a million. The Ferguson and Logan Clans (C'burn Aug 04) Booking process Excellent - very easy and well managed. I particularly liked the personal touch: as well as business, little jokes and banter as we went along! Also, your answers came quickly, which is always a great help where wedding preparations are involved. Well done here! Prices Very competitive, as they say. I was talking to David Hammond before the wedding and happened to mention that we'd booked you. He said you were very reasonable, especially considering what you were offering (meaning instruments and number in the band) - so praise indeed from the horse's mouth, so to speak! Equipment Very good. The one thing we'd been a little concerned about beforehand, to be honest,was your amplification - so many ceilidhs we've attended have been too loud for comfort - but it was spot on. Music Just what we wanted! We were particularly impressed by the way your handled the dance arranged by the Scottish folk. Hope you enjoyed it, too! Caller Great fun! Other comments The above is singularly lacking in adverse criticism, I know - but this isn't because we're scared of insulting you!! It's simply because you fulfilled all our expectations - and to have Scottish dance champions sing your praises, too, means that you were GOOD (maybe I should say, in modern terminology, "COOL")! Many thanks once more: we'd book you again!With very best wishes to you all from all of us, From the Kinnity Castle comments website 10/10- They came all the way from Northern Ireland and were fantastic. I am sure there must be other ceili bands around in Ireland, but I couldn't find one that had samples to listen to on-line at the time, so I took the "safe route" and booked Haste to the Wedding.
Leona and Andrew. (Clougher Aug 04)
Myself and Andrew wanted to say thank-you again for an amazing evening of music and dancing on our wedding day. So many of the guests commented on the fun of the Ceilidh, in particular the guests from home were most impressed as not many had been to one since their school days which was quite a different affair! You also may have noticed the Scottish contingent appreciated the dancing by the fact that hardly anyone could secure a space on the floor! We have been to quite a few wedding ceilidhs in Scotland and if I'm not too partial can I say ours was the most enjoyable. Even from the outset arrangements couldn't have been easier. As you know I found your name on the Internet, booking was straightforward with clear indication of cost. With regard to the latter I feel the price was fair, and we appreciate your band had traveled quite a distance on the occasion. The caller was clear and precise and most importantly appreciated a fair proportion of the dancers hadn't done this before which was reassuring as none of the party felt disadvantaged. In short, we had a superb time, myself and Andrew thoroughly enjoyed the evening (as did all the guests) and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for an excellent, professional Ceilidh band for any truly special occasion. Thank you again
Johnny and Lorna (Aug 04)
Just a short message to thank you and the rest of the guys for a really SUPER night last Monday at our wedding reception in The Old Inn. All our Scottish guests were delighted with the ceilidh, and everyone had a WONDERFUL time. We really are tremendously grateful to you all. With all good wishes,
Debbie & Alan
Did a brilliant job at our wedding!! Great music, great guys great fun and a great time had by all! I think you should be expecting a couple more bookings from those who were dancing at the Crawfordsburn! Even the kilted Scottish contingent were impressed
Joanne and Pete(Mount Stewart 11.08.01)
Pete, Just a quick note to say that your band really made our wedding reception - everyone thought you were very good, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to other people. All the Best Joanne and Peter
Elaine & Craig
Dear All Just a wee note to say a big 'thank you' to you all for playing at our wedding on Saturday night (29/9) at the Dunadry. Your playing was amazing and really got the crowd going!! I'm sorry I didn't ask the video guy to stay longer to capture it all - but the memories will stay with us. You will come highly recommended to all !! Thanks again
Laura & Archie
Dear all in Haste to the Wedding Just a quick note to thank you again for all the hard work you put in playing at our wedding on the 7th June. Everyone commented on the great time they had, even those not able to join in the dancing enjoyed the excellent music. The Ceilidh worked really well in getting everyone mixing. Best wishes and Thanks again for the wonderful Ceilidh. All our guests enjoyed the night from the youngest to the oldest. A great way to get friends and families mixing. (La Mon )