Ceilidh Band with caller and DJ in North East England

Ceilidh Knights_Langley Castle Ceilidh

Ceilidh in Langley Castle, Northumberland
Photo: Alan Mason Photography


The following are comments we have received from previous customers.

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to thank you so much for the String Quartet and the Ceilidh band you provided to us on 29th December for our wedding at Ramside Hall. I have always dreamed of walking down the aisle to a String Quartet and it was fabulous! The Ceilidh went down a treat as well and we had so much fun. Thank you to all of you for making our day so special. Best wishes, Gemma & David [String Quartet and Ceilidh band, Ramside Hall, Dec 2017]

Hi Gordon, Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job on our wedding night. Everyone loved the ceilidh, I'm so glad we decided to do it, and with you too. The music was great, and you managed to organise and coordinate everything perfectly for us. Thank you so much, Becky & Paul [Ceilidh, St Mary's Heritage Centre Gateshead, June 2017]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for you and your colleagues fantastic work yesterday. Everyone has mentioned how fantastic the music was throughout the day and we couldn't be happier to have chosen you! We are en route to Skye now for our mini moon. All very exciting. Thanks again for everything, Sophie [String Quartet & Ceilidh at Cuddystone Hall, April 2017]

Hi Gordon, We have had so many great comments about the band and your wonderful entertainment was a huge part of making our day so fantastic and memorable. Kind regards, Trudy and David [Ceilidh, Stamfordham Village Hall, April 2017]

Hi Gordon, The Strip the Willow was a highlight of the day for me. The feedback we have had from guests about the ceilidh and the band has been extremely positive; everything just 'clicked' at the party and everyone had a ball. Regards, Joss [Headlam Hall, Ceilidh and Party Band, April 2017]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to email to say a massive thank-you for the amazing string quartet, ceilidh and disco at our wedding! It was absolutely perfect and all the guests commented how much they'd enjoyed the music! The ceilidh especially was a whirlwind that got everyone on their feet (even those that never make it onto the dance floor!) we had a fabulous time and the music was wonderful! Thanks again for providing such a fantastic accompaniment to our day! Gemma [String Quartet & Ceilidh at Doxford Barns, Feb2017]

Hi Gordon, Thanks for playing on Friday night. We really enjoyed the night, especially the music and the dancing. Kind regards, Claire [Ceilidh band, Washington Arts Centre, Nov 2016]

Dear Gordon, Thank you for coming to play at our wedding on 5th November. Everyone really enjoyed the music. Some of our guests were Scottish and have not been to a Ceilidh since their own weddings. I am really pleased I asked you and we are both very grateful to you and the band and thank you for making the evening so memorable for us. We wish you continued success. all the very best, Christine and Stephen [Ceilidh band, The Village Inn, Brompton, Nov 2016]

Dear Gordon, Thank you so much for being so fantastic at our wedding on 14th August. You were amazing. Thanks also for tweaking the ceilidh running times, I was seriously struggling in my dress and those last two dances were absolutely perfect! Hope you all enjoyed some cake and buffet. Johannah [Ceilidh band, Assembly Rooms Newcastle, Aug 2016]

Thank you so much for sorting the evening entertainment at our wedding. It was amazing and just what we wanted - Perfect! With lots of love, Andrew, Sarah and Heath [Ceilidh Band, Alnwick Gardens Treehouse, July 2016]

Good afternoon Gordon, I'm just emailing to say a huge thank you for last night. You guys were amazing as always, I do apologise our ceilidh skills weren't quite as refined as previous years! Hopefully see you again next year. Thanks again, Georgina and the NUMC committee [Ceilidh Band, Featherstone Castle, March 2016]

Hi Gordon, I'm sorry I never really got a chance to speak to you on Friday but I just wanted to say a big thank you for our ceilidh and disco on friday. Everyone I have spoke to have said they had a really good night and that the ceilidh was a brilliant idea, especially my son and nieces who danced every ceilidh dance! Thank you so much for your time and patience with our guests, we really appreciate it. Kind regards, Deborah [Ceilidh, Newton Hall, Feb 2016]

North East Soiree, Thank you all so much for an amazing performance at our wedding! We (and everyone else) had the best time! Thanks for your patience too with us running late. We will definitely recommend you! Pete and Lu [Ceilidh and Party Band, Ellingham Hall, Jan 2016]

Hi Gordon, Sarah and I just wanted to extend our thanks to you and the other members of the North East Soiree for your performance at our wedding. The music was exactly what we wanted, and we were so impressed by the music and that you followed to play where our guests were congregating in the garden, which we hadn't even thought of! The ceilidh was the talking point of the evening. Everyone had fantastic time despite most of our guests having never attended a ceilidh before. We will certainly be recommending your band for future events. Kind Regards, Iain and Sarah [String Quartet and Ceilidh Band, Matfen Hall, Oct 2015]

Dear Gordon, Thank you very much indeed for providing both the excellent music and the calling for our party last Saturday. We had a wonderful time and a memorable evening. yours, Philip [Ceilidh, Coxhoe Village Hall, Sept 2015]

Hey Gordon, I am finally coming around to saying thank you to all the people that helped make our wedding so perfect. Your band was superb - exactly what we wanted. Every single person there commented on how amazing the music was and the fact that you guys got the party started so well that we didn't stop until 3am says a lot! We also have some really lovely photos of the band if you are interested, I can send you a link to them. You guys are an incredible band and also really, genuinely awesome people. It was a real pleasure having you around on the day and I just wanted to take the opportunity to let you know how instrumental (hah!) you were in making this wedding absolutely amazing! Lots of love and good luck in the future, Hina [Ceilidh and Party Band, Marquee in Barkston Ash, July 2015]

A big thankyou to you all for a great evening of music. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I hope I can be calling on you again for our next Champ Stake Party in 2017. With many thanks again and all best wishes, Sheila [Ceilidh, Blanchland Village Hall, July 2015]

Hi Gordon, Our wedding hangover has just about receded now, so I thought I'd reach out to say thanks for your input into making our day as special as it was. Everyone has said that your band were great and I especially appreciate the input you had into the ceremony earlier on. Thanks again Jonny and Keshia [String Quartet, Ceilidh, Party Band, Wynyard Hall, July 2015]

Dear Gordon, Just wanted to say thank you for providing the ceilidh at our wedding on 13th June 2015 in Middleton Hall. It was one of the best ceilidhs I've been to and all of our guests enjoyed it. Please thank the whole band on our behalf. Kind regards, Joanne and Scott [Ceilidh, Middleton Hall, June 2015]

To Gordon and the Ceilidh Knights. Phil and I would like to thank you for performing at our wedding! Many guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the Ceilidh and we loved seeing so many people up on the dance floor, who usually wouldn't partake in dancing. There were a few people who requested your contact details, so hopefully they will get in touch. Once again thankyou for playing at our wedding on Monday 6th April 2015 and all the best for future weddings. Nicola and Phil [Ceilidh, Lumley Castle, April 2015]

To Gordon, Amanda and Jessica, I am utterly overwhelmed for all the things you did to make my party such a great success. Everyone agreed the music was excellent and the way Gordon organised and announced various parts of the night made it run so smoothly. Thank you, Tim [Jazz and Ceilidh, Worsall Village Hall, Feb 2015]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band once again. Everybody enjoyed the Ceilidh at my 50th Birthday Party on New Years Night. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun and everyone joined in at least once during the night. You made it fun and inclusive and really helped make my birthday celebrations a succes. Everyone is still talking about it. My family, friends and I will have no hesitation in recommending or booking you for events in the future. Kind Regards, Sandra [Ceilidh, Royal Station Hotel Newcastle, Jan 2015]

Thank you for super music and dancing on New Year's eve. [Ceilidh, Swainby Village Hall, Dec 2014]

Dear Gordon, Just a quick email to say a massive "thank you" to you and your band for helping to make Amy and matt's wedding day such a success. You played magnificently throughout the day and everyone commented on how good the music was. Thank you so much. I hope all goes well for you and your wife in the next few weeks as you await your little arrival! Yours, Julia [Ellingham Hall, String Quartet and Ceilidh, Oct 2014]

Dear all at North East Soiree, We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for the amazing job you did on our wedding day. We had soooooo many compliments about the music for the big day and everyone said how talented you all were, especially going from playing as a string quartet, to a jazz band, to doing the ceilidh and then the disco. We honestly can't thank you enough. You helped make our wedding day the most perfect and fun day that it was. A lot of our guests did not even know what a ceilidh was, you guys did a wonderful job of explaining it all and everybody loved it! Everybody absolutely loved all of the music that you guys played. Thanks again for also playing some of our special requests for the ceremony. Game of Thrones went down really well! We will 100% be recommending you to other people! Thanks again for helping make our day so memorable! All the best, Alex and Amy [Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Gardens, String Quartet, Jazz and Ceilidh, Sept 2014]

Hi Gordon, Pete and I wanted to thank you again for the gorgeous music on Saturday - the mix of jazz and folk/ceilidh was just right. And although for a lot of the time most people were outside, they were all enjoying the music. Thanks for making it a memorable, happy and very chilled evening! We didn't realise till later that you took one or two requests off-the-cuff which were much admired. Very best wishes, Hilary and Pete [Whinstone View, July 2014]

Hi Gordon, Just to say thank you for playing on Saturday night everyone enjoyed it, and as my daughter Paula told you we will certainly recommend you to family and friends, once again thank you for a perfect night. Regards, Norma [Beamish Hall, July 2014]

First of all I would like to thank you and the band for our wedding day. Our guests had such a good time and lots of people have been asking who you were after the event. Most didn't realise the string quartet and ceilidh were connected, however they really enjoyed both elements. Fiona and Ryan [Beamish Museum, String Quartet and Ceilidh July 2014]

Hi Gordon, Thank you so much for Saturday, you and the band did a fantastic job and everyone had a great time. Thanks for providing such an energetic ceilidh! Thanks, Catherine [Brancepeth Castle, June 2014]

To Amanda and Gordon, Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work on Saturday evening. It was a lovely atmosphere. Great fun. Thanks, John and Jean [The Feathers Helmsley, Oct 2013]

Hi Gordon, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your wife and the rest of the band for playing at the wedding. It was fab and everyone really enjoyed it (everyone loves a good ceilidh!!!) Thanks too for all your help with the songs and DJing- i bet it wasnt your usual sort of wedding music!!! Hope you enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed dancing :-) Holly and Leon [Newton Hall, Ceilidh and DJ, Sept 2013]

Just a wee note to say a HUGE thank you for all your incredible help for our wedding. North East Soiree were fantastic - everything we were hoping for (and more)! We have had so many positive comments about the music and everyone loved the ceilidh! Gill and Annie [Boe Rigg, Jazz Trio, Ceilidh and Party Band, Bellingham, July 2013]

Hi Gordon, Keiron and I just wanted to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding yesterday, all our guests said the band were really good but we also appreciated your flexibility in terms of the changes to timings, Ceilidh and disco. The Ceilidh was amazingly fun and you got everyone involved, and the disco was spot on, as you may have gathered from the numbers on the dance floor! Sophie and Keiron [Angel View Inn, Gateshead, Feb 2013]

Hi Gordon, Just to say many thanks for providing brilliant entertainment for Sara and Joe's Wedding celebration last Saturday at Guyzance. We all had a great time and enjoyed the whole evening. We have had lots of postive comments about the whole event and your band was certainly a major factor in the evening and cetainly got people dancing from start to finish . Thankyou for backing us in the acoustic set...i think we just about got away with it!
Please pass on our regards and appreciation to the guys and girls, I will certainly recommend you to any prospective wedding or other event I hear about (already have). One final thing, do you have any celidh events coming along around christmas time (not private) which are at venues / parties open to public buying tickets / dinner dance at any local hotels, preferably Northumberland or around Newcastle area? If so please let me know we will try to get along. Meanwhile many thanks again for making Joe and Sara's wedding celebrations even more special and memorable. Best Regards, David, Angela, Joe and Sara [Guyzance Hall, Oct 2012]

Hi Gordon, Have been very remiss in not contacting you sooner. Wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for your musical contribution to Jaqui and Andy's wedding on 19th May. Apologies for your cramped conditions during the drinks reception- couldn't do much about weather! The choice of music was superb. Many guests have told us that they loved the ceilidh music and I know that the dance music which followed was also appreciated. So thank you again for helping to make the wedding a truly wonderful occasion. Best wishes, Lynda and Bruce [Durham Crook Hall then Durham Masonic Hall, May 2012]

Hi Gordon, Thanks for the Disco and Ceilidh at our wedding at Lumley Castle 2 weeks ago. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and the mix of entertainment had something for everyone. Andrew and Xuelan [Lumley Castle, April 2012]

Dear Gordon and Amanda, Thanks so much for the fabulous music throughout the wedding day. It all helped to make it a fanstastic day. Love Kirsty and Alastair [Whalton Village Hall, March 2012]

Dear Gordon, We would like to thank you for the excellent entertainment at our wedding reception on 9th July. The Ceilidh was fantastic and encouraged everyone to join in, young and old alike. Your instructions were easy to follow and everyone had fun. The Party Band hit the right note (excuse the pun) and had the dance floor packed. We didn't want it to end! We would certainly recommend you to our friends - what an excellent service you provide! Can we make an advance booking for our Silver Wedding Anniversary in 2036 please?! Best wishes, Lyne and James [Otterburn towers, July 2011]

Hello Gordon. Just wanted 2 give u, yr wife and the whole squad a massive thankyou for yesterday. Thought u were brilliant. Thanks for playing a massive part in our special day. Steve and Kirsty [The Sage, July 2011]

Dear Gordon, Band members and Bob the singer!
Thank you for providing the music for our Wedding at Eshott Hall on 29/05/11. The string quartet were a wonderful introduction to the ceremony, and played beautifully as Jack sang "Over the Rainbow" and "Wish upon a Star" during the registration. We loved the way you jazzed things up for our exit to "Come fly with Me". Your strings on the lawn during afternoon tea was really lovely and set the mood for the rest of day. Tim and I loved waltzing on the lawn round the croquet hoops.
After dinner was fantastic!!! The Jazz Singer was fabulous!!! Everyone was amazed and thoroughly enjoyed his crooning to the swing band. The ceilidh and swing band was a great mix as everyone got up to dance.
Everyone complimented you all, and you all played a very special part of our day which helped to make it perfect!!! The whole day and evening was magical!!! If only we could have pressed pause. Thank you again, Tim and Sharon [Eshott Hall, May 2011]

Gordon, I just wanted to drop a line to say thank-you for making our wedding day at Dissington Hall such a delight on Saturday- the music really made it. We will be sure to recommend you in the future. Best Wishes, Amy [Dissington Hall Sept 2010]

Dear Gordon, I just wanted to thank you and the band once again for the quality music on Saturday. Everyone very much enjoyed your playing, not least the bride and groom. Thanks once again. Ailsa [Hebron July 2010]

Dear Gordon, Can we just thank you and your team for providing the music (String Quartet, Ceilidh and Disco) at our wedding on 30th May 2010. We had a truly amazing day and it was complemented superbly by your musical accompaniment. Thank you again and please feel free to use our comments for your future customers. Kind regards Colin and Rachel [Langley Castle May 2010]

Dear Gordon, We would like to thank you and your band for the beautiful music you played prior to and after our wedding at Longhirst Hall on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed themselves and although not everybody danced in the evening their toes were tapping. Thank you again for making the atmosphere so relaxed and enjoyable, and entertaining our guests. Tracey and David [Longhirst Hall April 2010]

Dear Gordon, We wanted to say a huge thank you for providing the evening music for our wedding. Our guests had a really enjoyable evening. Thanks also for allowing us to use your P.A equipment and thank you and the rest of the band for a lovely evening. with love, Adam and Jennie. [Inn on the Lake April 2010]

Hi Gordon, thank you very much to you and the band for last night's entertainment. You did a fantastic job and helped make our day very special. Kind regards,Joanne [Middleton Lodge Oct 09]

Thank you thank you thank you. Had an amazing night and it's all down to you guys, thank you so much. Kate [Close House Oct 09]

Dear Gordon, Hope you are well. Apologies for the delay in contacting you, I am writing to extend our many thanks for your absolutely brilliant contribution to our wedding day. I have to say both Jackie and I thought you and the band were absolutely amazing, without you guys the day would not have been the same. Thankyou for being so flexible in providing cover versions of music from Lord of the Rings, the Godfather and others during the ceremony. In addition, we received many compliments from our guests on the quality of the music throughout the day and into the evening. If you could either forward on the email or pass on our sincerest thanks to the rest of the band members it would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Martin and Jackie Wood [Sage Gateshead Aug 09]

Dear Gordon and everyone at North East Soiree, Jonny and I would just like to say "thank you" for providing us with a beautiful selection of music on our wedding day. You were absolutely superb and we had so many comments from our guests on how good you were. I'm not sure we really got a chance to let you know how pleased we were with everything so, thank you. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends. Many thanks again, Catriona and Jonathan [Ellingham Hall April 09]

Gordon, Just writing to say a huge thankyou for the music that your provided for our wedding at Alnwick Castle on Friday 26th September. You really did a fantastic job with the string quartet during our wedding ceremony and reception, the background Duo during our meal and finally the ceilidh band! It was a long day for you also which we hugely appreciated. Many guests complimented your music and I think you had some of the Aussies in tears with your version of Waltzing Matilda when we signed the register. Thank you, Jayne and Tom [Alnwick Castle Sept 08]

The ceilidh was fantastic! It was the perfect evening entertainment for our wedding. Many guests commented to us how great you were and how much fun they had. We highly recommend you to everyone. Many many thanks. Amanda [Chopgate Village hall Sept 08]

Gordon, Just like to say a huge thank you to you and your colleagues for supplying us with the music throughout Fiona and Ben's wedding. Everyone enjoyed your selection of music and it certainly made the day that extra special. Please pass on my thanks to all involved and I look forward to being in your company, enjoying your music in the future. Regards Ian [Eshott Hall June 08]

Hi Gordon, Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and your team for the fantastic music at our wedding on 28th June 08. Everything was perfect and it made such a difference having such professional musicians performing on the day. I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to speak to you properly on the day, things were quite hectic! Thanks again, we will not hesitate to recommend you. Kind Regards Fiona and Ben [Eshott Hall Jun 08]

Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday at Langley Castle. The music, in its varied forms was greatly admired by all our guests. It makes such a difference to have live music, and so well played. Please give our thanks to everyone involved. Patricia Burton [Langley Castle June 08]

Dear Gordon, Thank you very much for a wonderful day of music provided by all of North East Soiree! We really were pleased with all aspects of your service, including your organisational skills when sending us sample discs and on the phone when arranging times etc. You always had enough time to explain everything thoroughly, especially regarding electricity supply and lighting. Please, Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the musicians and especially to Phil for his great singing even though he had a sore throat! We had lots of compliments on the music. With many thanks and best wishes Hannah and Andrew [Gosforth Aug 07]

Gordon and Team, Thank you so much for the fantastic entertainment you provided for our wedding day. You couldn't have been more perfect. People to this day are still talking about what a wonderful day it was and you were simply the icing on the cake! Thank you again Katherine and Hendrik [Horton Grange Oct 05]

To all the members of the Band, we would like so much to express our thanks for the wonderful music and Ceilidh you provided for my daughter and son-in-law at the Marriot Hotel. It was just perfect - exactly what we wanted. Our guests were so impressed with such professional playing and the choice of music. I could not count the number of people asking where we had found you. Your enthusiasm at the Ceilidh was infectious and I think every single person had an absolutely fantastic time. Our French guests too so enjoyed the dancing. You will be recommended unreservedly. Thank you again and again for enhancing Laura and Laurent's wedding day so beautifully. Completely satisfied and appreciative parents of the bride, Andrew and Shirley [Seaburn Marriott May 05]

We would like to thank you for your professional and truly excellent performance you provided at our wedding. We cannot express enough gratitude. We can not fault anything and we would like to emphasise this. We can truly say your performance of its kind is the best we have experienced. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. We wish you all the best for your future and thank you for making our wedding day such a special day. Laura and Laurent [Seaburn Marriot, May 05]

Dear all, thank you very much indeed for making Claire's wedding such a memorable occasion. Your playing was lovely for all three sections, our guests were all really impressed. Please could you also send details and information for all your musical services you can provide to Sue who is a friend of mine and has asked me for your details so please mention me when you write to her. I hope she will be able to send some work your way. Once again very many thanks, Robin [Ramside Hall March 05]

Dear Gordon, I am writing to express my sincere thanks for the music you provided at my daughters wedding at Hall Garth last Friday. The whole day went off extremely well and I must say in no short measure due to the music from you and your colleagues. The String Quartet really set the occasion and the Ceilidh Band on the evening set the mood for the night. Please feel free to use my name as a reference for your musical services and pass on my thanks to your colleagues who accompanied you. Kind regards, Ron [Hall Garth Hall Jan 05]

Gordon, Just a few lines to thank you and your fellow musicians for all of the music provided at the wedding of my daughter Nina to Marcus, at the church and later at the Lumley Castle. Everyone commented at how good you all were and we appreciate all the hard work from yourselves, which greatly contributed to the days success. Once again thank you very much indeed. Best regards, John [Lumley Castle Sept 04]

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