“Hi Irene

Sorry I haven’t been in touch earlier but we have just got back from our honeymoon. I would like to thankyou for providing the music and dancing at our wedding:

it was absolutely amazing and really made the evening. Our relatives from Taiwan, Canada and South Africa were particulary impressed and said that it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. Please can you thank the band for me especially for getting setting up so quickly after we over ran.

Thanks again

“Dear Irene

Thank you from both of us for the great music and organisation of the dancing on Saturday. We really enjoyed ourselves as did our friends – and you were very tolerant and patient with the participants – but I expect you are accustomed to dealing with clumsy dancers who can’t follow simple instructions! Thank you and your band again…Best wishes”

“Dear Irene

Golly! The compliments have flowed for our Barn Dance “especially the band and their wonderful caller”.Thank you so much for guiding us through what turned out to be a super fun evening enjoyed by all. It seems that people feel it should become a fixture in our social calendar… Looking forward to seeing you again…With warm good wishes to you all”

“Hi Irene,

I have been meaning to email you to say ‘thank you’ as I think we were really very pleasantly surprised to see so many people got  up and danced!! The feedback afterwards was great and everyone said they had a good time and what fun it turned out to be. I’m sure we will be booking you again next year and hopefully those who didn’t come this time,  will be persuaded that they will not be dragged onto the dance floor !, Your musicians were great and it was lovely to hear them play at the end. Thank you also for your patience and also for ‘asking ‘ people to join in , which worked very well. I’ll keep your details and look forward to another ‘fun’ afternoon.

Kind regards”

“Hello Irene

Just wanted to say thank you for a great ceilidh last Saturday.

We’ve had many messages saying how much people enjoyed it, and that they thought you did a great job of getting lots of people dancing. So thank you and the band for a splendid evening. All the best”

“Dear Irene and Ian (and all the band),

Thank you so much for keeping things running so smoothly last night and for taking all the minor hiccups and deviations in your stride. Without your calm and reassuring presence at the helm, it would have felt a very different event.

Your music is always infectious and the mixed choice of dances last night was excellent. And, Irene, your non-judgemental and inclusive calling is truly second to none!

Special thanks for ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ ”

“Good Evening Irene,

Just want to say a really big thank you for your part in making my 50th Birthday celebrations amazing. Everyone is still really buzzing from the party last night,  thank you so much.  Kind regards”

“Hi Irene,

Thank you to you and the band for a fantastic barn dance on Saturday. I had an absolutely fabulous time and all our guests did too. You did a fantastic job of pitching the dances to the ability of our guests.

The whole evening was such fun. It’s a party I’ll remember for a long time to come.

Thank you again for making it such a successful event.

Best wishes”

“Hi Irene

We would like to thank you and the band for a most enjoyable evening you certainly were a resounding success.

The guest are still sending thank you’s for a wonderful evening.

We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone whose thinking of having a barn dance your patience was astounding

even with the small people.

Thanks once again”

“Hi Irene

Thank you so much for the amazing time we had at my party.  The music and dancing really brought the place alive and fitted wonderfully with my Wild West theme. Thank you in particular for the incredible job you did at getting the guests up on to the dance floor in spite of the blistering heat! I really enjoyed the dances and many of my guest said the same after the party.

Best Wishes”

“Hi Irene

Thank you so much again for another fantastic night had really good feedback and it was a successful evening so much fun !!

We have already had people ask when the next one will be so we decided to try and get in early to book you for next year.

Thanks again”

“Dear Irene,

Thanks again to you all for Saturday night

– we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Much appreciation”

“Good Morning Irene

Just wanted to say again what a wonderful evening we all had when you played for our wedding anniversary

on 21st July – it was very special.

Looking forward to the next one!

Best wishes”

“Good morning Irene

Apologies I didn’t have chance to say good bye last night.

Thank you from Jane and I to you and all the band for helping make our event such a success last night – you were brilliant.

We raised over £3000 so we are delighted.

Kind regards”

“Hi Irene

It was a fantastic night last night!  Thank you  all so much.  

We do so enjoy having you come to the Village.  The atmosphere

was so friendly & there were no reluctant dancers!  Superb!

Best wishes”

“Dear Irene and all Pinkers Spinney,

Thank you very much for making my party such good fun.  Your music is very enjoyable, and it was certainly a party to remember!

I’m looking forward to seeing you again in September for my friend’s party.

Love from”

“Hello Irene

Apologies it has taken so long but thank you so much to you all for a lovely evening at our wedding.  We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the dancing

and it was great to see so many people on the floor!  Thank you so much for

being so accommodating and apologies again for our over-running with

timings.  It’s the cliche thing everyone says but it was over in a flash!”  


Many thanks for last Saturday it really went down very well as most people had never been to a barn dance before.

There has only been positive comments for the night, all saying what a fantastic night it was & how good you were with the calling.

We have raised £4500 for the charities.

Once again, Many thanks for a great night.

“Hi Irene, Ian and team,            

The social team, on behalf of Junction 14 Ladies Chorus would like to say a big Thank You for helping make our ‘special’ evening not just a success, but one that will certainly be remembered.  The comments received were glowing, many saying ‘the best night ever’.  Thanks once again, we will certainly recommend you to others.  Kind regards,”

“Dear Irene

Sorry not to have contacted you before to say thank you for the wonderful ceilidh you gave us.  We had so many complimentary comments and it really helped to make the party.  We had a lovely day, and are now just about recovered!


“Hi Irene, Sorry it has taken us 2 months to write but we just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for bringing your wonderful barn dance band to our wedding day in September.  We really loved all the pieces you played and you got everybody dancing and smiling for several hours outside in the sunshine which is exactly what we hoped for.  A large number of the guests of all ages said how much they enjoyed listening and dancing it was a pleasure having you around.  It made the day more special and we won’t hesitate to recommend

you to friends and family or to use you again.

Best wishes,”

“Hi Irene

A belated thank you to you and the band. We had a fantastic evening with everything running smoothly and everyone enjoying themselves.

The whole thing went down really well, with an age range of 11weeks to 93 years.


Please pass on my thanks.


“Hi Irene and band – we are almost cleared up from the weekend and just wanted 2 text and thankyou for all your help and for being fantastic! We had so many people coming up to us afterwards saying how much they had enjoyed the dancing and music:) and the hog roast was a top tip:) thanks again”

“A big thank you for a super evening last Saturday. Please pass on my grateful thanks to the other members of Pinkers Spinney!

I’ve received nothing but positive feedback about the dance. I hope you all enjoyed the evening as well.

Continued success to the band and I hope it won’t be long before we welcome you back once again.

Kind regards

“Just a very quick note to thank you all for playing on Saturday at Charity’s party. Excellent comments all round about the band. With best wishes”

“Just a quick word to express my thanks to all of you for last Saturday night. We all had a very enjoyable time. A very professional performance, and discussing it afterwards, we all felt that you fitted in the flow of events very smoothly. A comment in a letter I received was that the volume was perfect too, people could dance to it and hear it clearly but those sitting down could conduct a civilised conversation. Can you please pass on my appreciation to all your fellow band members. It was a night to remember. Thanks and regards”

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for turning out for us on Saturday, everyone clearly enjoyed your evening’s entertainment. You are truly lovely people – hope to see you all again sometime in the future. Best wishes”

I just wanted to say thankyou so much for Saturday night , it’s very hard to keep a group of 13 year olds entertained , but they all seemed to have a great evening , and I was surprised to see all of them involved during the whole time. Thanks again A very happy Mum”

“Hello Irene, I would just like to say a big thank you for performing at our ExtraCare event this week. It was great to see the residents enjoy themselves and learn some new dances. The atmosphere when you walked into the room was brilliant and you could see from the faces of the residents they were having a great time. I was really pleased to see you get residents involved who are in wheelchairs. For them to have the dance floor to themselves and do their own style of dance was really touching and made this event inclusive for everybody. We look forward to seeing your band again! Kind regards”

“Hi Irene I just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed it on Saturday. We had a challenging range of ages and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Ta”

Stewart and I would like to thank you very much for making our ruby wedding anniversary party go with a swing! You made the Barn Dance such fun and very easy for people to take part in with very clear instructions! We really appreciated your flexibility, i.e. your collaboration with Mark’s spiral dance and your impromptu accompaniment to Mary’s song ‘You are my sunshine’ was really lovely! Thank you so much!”

“…The entertainment was FAB and everyone joining in the dancing was just brilliant….”

“…The photos show what a good time was had by all the dancers. Please pass on our thanks to the others too. Very best wishes, and see you soon,”