Thanks for providing such great entertainment at my 40th party - we loved the music and had so much fun. The band was excellent, and your sense of humour and skill as a caller made all the difference. I would definitely recommend Dogsbody to anyone wanting a really memorable and enjoyable party....Best wishes,
INCOMING PRESIDENT'S EVENING - CEILIDH NIGHT
I want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for entertaining us so magnificently at the above event
Your presentation and musical skills were out of this "world". Your ability to bring the gathered company together made the evening for me and my family, friends and Rotary guests, in what was the first event of my Presidential year.
I cannot thank you enough. Good luck in the future; when it comes to a Ceilidh Band I am convinced it cannot get much better than yours........ Thanks again,
John Elford Box (President, The Rotary Club of Rotherham)
Dear Brenda.......I'd like to thank you for playing for the YCG dinner last night. It was a very enjoyable night, and it was wonderful to hear you all play so well. Many members of the society who attended the dinner have commented on how well you all played and how much we enjoyed the entertainment you gave us. I particularly enjoyed the variation of dances you gave to us, giving us a range of Irish, Scotting and English dances to diversify the evening. A massive thank you again for your excellent playing!
Billy Brooke (York Colleges Guild Secretary)
Hi Brenda....... We hope you and the band are well.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to both you and the band for making our wedding day so special. The ceilidh was absolutely brilliant and thoroughly enjoyed by all of guests as evidenced by a full dance floor throughout the evening. The level of instruction was perfect and allowed everyone (even those reluctant to take part) to have a go.
We wouldn't hesitate recommending the band to our friends and family....
Many, many thanks.
Jess and John
Thank you so much for throwing such a fantastic Ceilidh for us last Saturday! We had an absolutely amazing time, certainly the best Ceilidh we have been to, and our guests have been talking about it non stop since. Thanks for putting up with some of our more drunken guests, but I think it's testament to how good it was how many people actually joined in the dancing! (We were only expecting a handful to do it hence we didn't worry about the tent poles being in the way!)
Thank you so much to you and the band for doing such a wonderful Ceilidh, and I hope we find an occasion to do it again sometime once we've recovered sufficiently from the last one!
Dear Brenda.... Robin and I just wanted to send our personal thanks to you and the band for playing at Ruth's wedding and for helping to make the day such a success. We had a fantastic day and the Dogsbody Ceilidh Band got the evening off on exactly the right foot. You helped to create a lovely, warm, friendly atmosphere and the way that you welcomed Ruth in to play with you made it extra special. It was a pity that time ran out before we got to your final dances, but maybe it was a measure of how much everyone was enjoying themselves that the time ran out....
Robin and Liz Millar
Dear Brenda & Co .... Mark and I would just like to thank you all for a fabulous evening. Your calling was excellent Brenda and you pitched it just right with the dances for us novices.
The music and singing was just as brilliant.
Everyone has been commenting on how good you were and how much they enjoyed the evening. I'm so pleased that I found you - the wonders of the internet! Hopefully our church will be booking you for a parish 'do.
We haven't had such fun in ages - I 've put a card in the post, but just wanted you to know what a good time we had.
I've never seen Mark dance so much and I haven't laughed so much in ages. Thanks once again for making our evening such a great success. Hope to see you again....Best wishes....
A somewhat belated thanks for the wonderful Ceilidh you gave us at our wedding on April 27th. Everyone had a great time and said what a good band you were. The instrumentation was so original. Thanks again. Dogsbody helped us have a memorable day.... Best Wishes....
Alan & Ruth.
Hi Brenda....... How are you? I hope you all got home ok on Saturday evening? I'm so sorry I didn't see you and your fabulous band off, I must have got busy clearing up. Thank you so very much for Saturday; so many people commented on what a wonderful time they had, and HOW GOOD THE BAND WAS!!! You all did an absolutely superb job and I can't thank you enough!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Oh yes. And together we raised £2,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support!!!!!
More than a hundred students turned up to see Dogsbody deliver a stomping ceilidh for our Burns Night Celebrations.
It was a fantastic set with dances thoroughly taught, great tunes, and many many happy reviews afterwards. The ceilidh was so good Leeds Folk Society were even nominated for a student union award for our event with Dogsbody!....
Harry Bratt (President, LUU Folk Soc)
Dear Brenda & Co......
Many thanks for making last Saturday a very memorable evening. Everyone enjoyed themselves with many people dancing for the 1st time in years. The level of the dances was well judged and we enjoyed the musical breaks.......Thanks again,
Dear Brenda........ Many thanks to you and all of Dogsbody for the energy and skill you brought to Saturday's ceilidh . The band made the music seem effortless and you got people dancing without realising they'd been organised into it..... We heard many complimentary comments about the music and calling afterwards. We had a great evening and I think a lot of other people did too....With thanks again....
Hi Brenda and all of Dogsbody.....
Thank you so much for a fabulous evening of music, dancing and fun for all. You were brilliant and we have had lots of great feedback from our members who all enjoyed it enormously. Please put us down for New Years Eve 2014.....All the best....
Glynis, Morley Walking Club.
Hello Brenda and the Dogsbody Band! ...We just wanted to email and say thank you so much for making our wedding reception so much fun! Our friends and family that came are still saying how much they enjoyed all the dancing. You all were really fantastic......One of our guests said that normally he doesn't really do dancing but during the evening he said..."this is great I can't sit down!". So thanks for making the evening - a night to remember! Ken and I both thought that you all did a wonderful job! We will certainly recommend you to our friends!.... Lucy and Ken Brown
A huge thanks for the brilliant music you gave us on Saturday night. Everyone has commented on the fantastic time they had dancing to the music you played........ The Scottish contingent were particularly impressed!!..... Zelda and I would like to personally thank you and the band for making the day even more special ....
Zelda & Graham
Hi, Just wanted to email to say a great big thanks for playing at our wedding.. We had a perfect day and everyone enjoyed the dancing. A couple of our friends were inspired enough to book a ceilidh for their wedding next year. Lots of people commented on how good the band were and how you got everyone (who could!) up and dancing. Thanks again for a great evening ..... Jonathan and Lucy Denly
Hi Brenda - thanks for last night, everyone has been saying how much they enjoyed the evening. The band were brilliant and your calling was very entertaining....
Thank you for such a brilliant night. You made my party special. Everyone is still talking about how fantastic it was and how great you guys were....Thanks....
Di and Mart
Hi Brenda ,Norrie, Kath, Peter, Leah and Fran..... thank you so much for making our 30th wedding anniversary an evening to remember! I couldn't have picked a better band than yourselves. It just didn't last long enough. All our family and friends loved the music and dancing too. You made the evening flow from start to finish. Once again thank you so much....
Janet & George Hartley
Good afternoon, Brenda.......Wow, what a night it was. Thank you and the rest of Dogsbody for making my birthday party such a fantastic event. Everyone had a great time which added to my enjoyment. A lot of my guests had never been to a ceilidh before but I've received nothing but very positive comments...... Thanks again.
Hi Brenda.......Hope you're well and have had a good few weeks. We're back in the real world after a lovely honeymoon. We wanted to say thank you again for playing at our wedding. Everybody really enjoyed the ceilidh and we saw some people dancing who never dance. One friend had only seen her husband dance for their own first dance and he didn't leave the dance floor once!
We really enjoyed your music and the sets you had put together. We were both singing Auld Lang Syne all honeymoon which was so funny...... Thanks again,
Hannah & David
Hi Brenda and Norrie, and all!........ A massive thank you to you for your wondeful contribution to Vals 70th on Saturday. SO many people have commented on how brilliant it was - and loads who have never been at a Ceilidh before really enjoyed it - and said how you made them feel they could do it!! Thank you for being such a BIG blessing! I'll not be organising another party in the near future (!), I need time to recover, but if I ever do, I'll be using you again....Thank you again....
Hi Brenda........ Thanks so much for your performance on Saturday. We had a wonderful time and the band was really well received. Our photographer is producing his pictures even as we speak, so as soon as they come through I will forward some that you might like to use. Thanks again. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who might be in the market for a ceilidh. You were a brilliant caller!....
Hi to all the band........ Just to say thanks for a fabulous evening and to let you know I have never had as much fun in the whole of my life!!! We really did not know what to expect as this was our first Ceilidh. We were really apprehensive thinking that most people would be quite shy and would be quite reluctant to take to the dance floor. How wrong could I be?! From the word go everyone was up and in the mood, soaking up the atmosphere. Even my husband (married 28 years) danced every dance, which is amazing as he is the one that always sits in a corner and watches everyone else, so this for me was quite special.
The whole evening was such fun with fabulous music for all, so just to say this will definitely NOT be the 'last dance for me'
Sue and Martin Fearnside
Hi Brenda - Thank you so much for such a fabulous night. What can I say. So many people told me what a fantastic night they had and told me how much they enjoyed the dancing. You were far more than we could have wished for! I will highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a ceilidh band!....Thanks once again....
Laura and Alan
Hi Brenda and the Band - you played for Elaine and my civil partnership at the end of April and you were wonderful from beginning to end. From calming me down when I was panicking before the day to a high quality, very professional show on the night....... People loved it. Thank you so much for helping our celebration to go so well....Best Wishes ....
Jacinta and Elaine
Dear Brenda..... On behalf of the President and all those there, I just wanted to say how splendid you were. The programme was just what was wanted and the President was delighted. It was clear from all the tapping feet that everyone was thoroughly enjoying it. I did not realise our elderly members could be so animated! ....Thank you once again and kind regards....
Ross Woodward Hon. Secretary (Stafford Bowling Club)
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for helping to make mine and Marle's wedding in York so special. Dogsbody were wonderful and the feedback I have had demonstrates that everyone had a great time...The Americans in particular - none of whom had ever been to a ceilidh - thought the experience was very special....Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. Please do not hesitate to use this card as a written recommendation to anyone approaching you in the future....Best wishes....
Matt and Marle Cutler