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.

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


Just wanted to pass on my compliments to “Strings and Reeds”

Just wanted to pass on my compliments to “Strings and Reeds” who performed for my wife’s 60th birthday in Doncaster on Saturday, they were fantastic, everything we hoped for. The leader Mike was very accommodating and humorous, kept us all on our feet even when we were ready to drop! The musicians in the band

Geoff and Janice Bowley

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


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

Marion and John

Your super performance at our joint birthday celebration

Hello Mike and the Band,
just wanted to say a huge Thank You to you all for playing at Mick’s 60th Birthday celebration last Saturday (22/2/19) and it was lovely to meet you. Everyone had a fantastic time and thought Strings and Reeds were brilliant. You brought the party to life with everyone joining

Jackie and Mick Cooke

How wonderful tonight was

I want to take this opportunity to say how wonderful tonight was. We have had so many excellent comments.
The music was great! The caller of course was fab! A great atmosphere and a fun time.
Please thank everyone in the band again.
We hope to book again next year.

Claire Smales

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

Mrs Chris Hall, Burns Night in Stoke-on-Trent, January 2018

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