Get Some Inspiration
Here is a brief selection of the venues we have played and testimonials from people who enjoyed our music – they may give you some inspiration. The musicians have also played at International Dance Festivals in the following countries in the last few years: Hungary, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, France and Denmark.
…they really are ‘the tops’
Scottish dance bands are comparatively rare in… England. Good ones are even rarer! We count ourselves fortunate to have found Brian and Strings and Reeds. Whether for dancing or just for listening, they really are ‘the tops’ Read more “…they really are ‘the tops’”
The feedback from Saturday has been excellent!
I trust the weather was not too… bad for your journey home. The feedback from Saturday has been excellent and I would like to pass on a personal, as well as collective, thanks to Strings & Reeds. I have confirmed Saturday January 26th 2019 and Saturday January 25th 2020 with the hotel and would like to book you for those dates, if you are free and would like join us again. Kind regards
Richard Read more “The feedback from Saturday has been excellent!”
A great success
Wanted to drop you a line on… behalf Wraggs Yard committee to let you know what a great success the barn dance was last night. Mike wasbrilliant did an excellent set which everyone throughly enjoyed and felt itwas a great night. Many have said they would like it to be an annual eventso I am sure we will be in contact again. Thanks again. Best Wishes. Read more “A great success”
They were brilliant!
Just want to give you feedback on… the Strings & Reeds band we booked for our ceilidh at Swanick on Saturday . They were brilliant! Everyone had a great time and we really appreciated how well they included the children. We’d be more than happy to recommend them. Read more “They were brilliant!”
I cannot recommend them too highly.
Strings and Reeds have been playing for… us at our barn dances for many years. I cannot recommend them too highly. Their music and humor constitute and excellent evening’s entertainment. They have a very varied selection of dances with instrumental breaks. They have our bookings from year to year and we now consider them as friends. Read more “I cannot recommend them too highly.”
Was absolutely excellent
Hi Mike – Many thanks to you… and the crew for making our celebrations so special. The way you embraced the circumstances to include the little bodies, amateurs etc was absolutely excellent and
folks are paying you compliments left right and centre. It was magnificent – so sincere thanks from ourselves, family and all the motley guests.
Warmest greetings! Read more “Was absolutely excellent”
A great group of talented musicians who know how to please a crowd!
After years of an excellent Scottish band… playing at our Burn’s night, our regular players retired, and it was with some trepidation that we sought a replacement and turned to Brian and his band We need not have worried at all ! Last year was their first year, and they managed a group of 146 diners, some dancing, some “people watching” with great skill. They were first and foremost excellent musicians who taught the dances to go with the music in an entertaining and easily understood way, particularly for those of us who had more enthusiasm than dance steps! This year, if anything, was even better! Quiet music as a background whilst eating, full participation in the tradition that is the Burns supper, followed by all our old favourites, walked through for the novices, and then performed with further instruction as required. The seasoned dancers danced, and those with “L” plates giggled their way through the evening, and once again a great time was had by all. Looking forward to next year, thanks to a great group of talented musicians who know how to please a crowd! Read more “A great group of talented musicians who know how to please a crowd!”
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