Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band Music in Oxfordshire

Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band


A first-class ceilidh at a mid-range price.

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Key Facts

Price Band: ££

Features & Services

Great personal one-to-one service.

Well established business.

Local to Oxfordshire.

Exciting, exhilirating music.

Expert, friendly Caller, perfect for absolute beginners.

Risk assessments, Method Statements, Public Liability and PAT testing certificates all available.

Mid-range prices.

Venue/Planning visits at any time to suit you.

There is only one Bathsheba's Wedding. Book a band, not a brand!

Deal directly with the band.

No Agency fees to pay.

Your guests will love you ( even more) for it!

FAQs

What kind of music do you specialise in?

Lively English, Irish, and Scottish traditional ceilidh Dance Music

How far do you travel?

Oxfordshire and all surrounding counties

How long will it take you to set up?

One Hour

How long are your sets?

Two x 75 minute sets usually but this can be varied when requested.

About Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band

CEILIDH BAND COVID UPDATE: If you are planning an event in a Covid Safe Venue we are now ready to play for you.

The only ceilidh band to be Finalists in the Guides for Brides Awards for the last five years in a row, Bathsheba's Wedding is best known for providing a first-class ceilidh at a mid-range price. Your friendly caller, Diane, walks and talks the dancers through each dance and when the band strikes up, gently guides them through each one. It's the great mixer for all ages and your guests will love it.

They play in an exciting, robust style using a fusion of traditional and electric instruments with driving drums all delivered through their Crown/Bose Professional Sound System while state-of-the-art LED lighting brings additional colour and movement to their stage.

With hundreds of successful events behind them Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band are always punctual. Smartly dressed to suit your occasion, flexible and sensitive to your needs, they give great value for money. Best of all, once in their hands you can simply relax with your guests and enjoy a fun-packed evening you will all remember and laugh about for a very, very long time.
Is there really any nicer way to say 'Thank you so much for coming.' ?

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The serious stuff :-

As your venue will expect this band holds :
Public Liability Insurance
PAT Certificates for electrical safety
NB. Reputable venues will not admit performers without this documentation.

Customer Reviews

What a truly wonderful evening! We and our wedding guests had so much fun. The music was fantastic and the caller did a fab job of getting everyone involved. We've since received great feedback from our guests, many of whom had never done a ceilidh before (but now can't wait to do another one!). Paul was extremely helpful in the run up to the event - he even made a trip to see the venue beforehand to check the set up. Communication was excellent. This is a wonderful band and we highly recommend booking them.

Hi Sarah Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review for us. It was such a pleasure playing for you and all your charming guests. Brilliant to see them all joining in. One would never guess that many had never danced at a ceilidh before. It was a great pleasure to meet you both at your venue many months before and again, finally, on your wedding evening after all your disappointments during the covid outbreak. Thank you again we all had a lovely evening. Regards Paul & all the Bathsheba bunch.

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The perfect antidote to COVID. An outstanding evening where the time flew by and the dance floor was never empty. From the first call to Auld Lang Syne, the band were fantastic and their enthusiasm reverberated through to all our guests. Everyone got up and danced, even me, the master of two left feet! Timely breaks allowed dancers to refresh ready for the next reel. Diane's patience shone through as she carefully herded the cats and turned us in to seasoned pros, Britain's Got Talent, here we come. On behalf of the Commanding Officer and all Mess members a huge thank you and we look forward to having you back.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Mess Wow! What an endorsement? Thank you so much. It was enormous fun playing for such a very enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming group of people. Don't you ever tire? All band members send their regards and thanks. Hope we meet you all again soon. Paul & the Bathsheba bunch.

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We couldn't be happier with our choice of band for our ceilidh dance. Bathsheba's Wedding band were simply fantastic. The floor was full from beginning to end. The caller helped to make sure everyone had a good time. We have already had many positive comments and I just know that we will be talking about the night from now until next year, when we book Bathsheba again!

Hi Carolyn Thank you for a brilliant review and a brilliant evening. We so enjoyed that all your guests joined in with such enthusiasm. Can't wait to come and play for you again. ( once you've had a rest) Best Regards from Bathsheba.

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Having Bathsheba's at a recent event, they were very friendly and professional. The host was very helpful throughout the evening, giving good guidance on the traditional Ceilidh dancing moves and routines. Many people at the event got involved in the dancing and enjoyed it. The music from the band was well received which helped to make the event as a whole. Thank you all for adding to the evening.

Thank you for a great review and our five stars, Jarvis. It was a great pleasure to meet you and playing for your lovely guests was such fun. We are so pleased our music enticed so many of them into the Pannelled Room and that they enjoyed themselves so much. Amazing that they had so much energy . Thank you again for a very, very pleasant evening. Paul and all the Bathsheba's.

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What an incredibly entertaining evening. Our Robert Burns' Night was finished off with almost 2 hours of constant dancing that led us well into the wee hours of the evening. Highly professional, hugely engaging and were able to control a very rowdy bunch of people through their upbeat jigs and reels. Even those with 2 left feet could join in! I have received copious amounts of praise for booking such an excellent Ceilidh Band and I have already passed on your details to the next organiser for next years' Burns' Night. Definitely the icing on the cake (or the batter to our Mars Bar in this case). Thank you

Hi Ryan Thank you for a brilliant review. It was an incredible evening. We so enjoyed playing for you and your friends and colleagues. Amazed you all had so much energy for the dancing and already looking forward to a return match! Best regards for 2020 and thank you again for a wonderful evening. Paul and all the Bathshebas.

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Wow! Thank you for the best birthday EVER! You managed to cajole even the most fearful ceilidh-phobes on to the floor and managed the gallumphings of both old and young with magnificent skill. What a lovely warm, kind, skilled band you are! Many thanks, Fran

Hi Fran and Jo It wasn't difficult. Your friends and family were so up-for-it and we really, really enjoyed playing for them. Thank you so much for a lovely review and for engaging our band for your birthday celebrations in the first place. Very best wishes from all the Bathshebas.

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Bathsheba's wonderful band played for us again in our big Victorian church for our Harvest Supper and Barn Dance. We have known them for years and they never fail to disappoint. They are very professional but at the same time lots of fun.Our age range was from young children to those in their nineties and they all enjoyed it. We look forward to their return next year.

Hi Rosy and thank you for a lovely review. Once again we had a fab time playing for all of the guests at your church harvest supper. Wonderful seeing everyone joining in and the happy, smiling faces a joy to behold. Thank you so much for including our band in your celebrations. A great honour. Best wishes from everone in Bathsheba.

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We were really keen to have a ceilidh for our wedding but as complete novices we had no idea about choosing one. Bathsheba we’re really helpful from first communication, answering all our questions and helping us to plan our day. The band were very professional and everything ran seamlessly on the day. The ceilidh was amazing all we could have hoped for; we were so pleased to see the dance floor filled for the entire evening. We had so many compliments from our guests, particularly about how easily it was to join in with no experience required, the band made everyone feel at ease. We had an absolutely fabulous evening and would definitely recommend Bathsheba if you’re looking for a ceilidh!

Hi Emma Thank you so much for your very kind comments. I am so pleased you and your guests enjoyed your wedding evening celebrations. We all thoroughly enjoyed performing for such a willing and lively bunch. It was a great pleasure meeting you at the planning stage and of course on your wedding day. Thank you so much for choosing our band for this important occasion and we all wish you both a very long and happy future together. Regards Paul and all the Bathshebas;

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We had a large number of guests participating in our wedding ceilidh and Bathsheba led us all through the various dances expertly. A very friendly group and making the arrangements with them was no hassle at all. They even managed to incorporate our request for a low key first dance into proceedings.

Hi Owen Thank you for your kindness. We are very pleased to read that you found us to be friendly and our booking process to be hassle - free. . We thoruoghly enjoyed playing for you and your lovely guests. Thank you. Regards Paul & the band.

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Bathsheba's Ceilidh band recently played for my 40th birthday celebrations. They were our first call as they had played for our wedding reception 7 years ago and everyone had such an amazing time, that we wanted to do it again. The organisation was so quick and smooth. Responses to email are so fast. We had another really excellent evevning. i love that everyone from 4 years old to 84 yrs can join in, and the caller helps the little ones to go in the right direction of she sees them struggling. The atmosphere was just so happy and upbeat. We can't thank you enough for another fantastic evening.... just got to think of another excuse to have another big party. Thank you so much from all the Novell family x

Hi Mike Thank you for a smashing review. It was lovely to see all your family and friends again and what a fun evening it was? Thank you for allowing us to be a part of a very, very happy occasion. Kind Regards from all in the band

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A fun evening enjoyed by all who attended and evidently found it extremely entertaining.

The administration , paperwork and liaison with this group was excellent. It is a very efficient set up who organise the event in a very efficient manner.

Hi Diana Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am pleased you appreciated our attention to admin etc. I don't think everyone realises how much work goes into organizing a successful event such as the one you managed on Saturday but we always strive to make dealing with us as straightforward as possible so it's nice to know this is recognized. Thank you. Regards Paul & all at Bathsheba's Wedding.

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Once again, we were lucky enough to have Bathsheba play at our Burns Night and once again they were fabulous! A talented quartet, the band had everyone on the dance floor within minutes. Diane was wonderfully helpful as the 'caller', ensuring everyone knew the steps, and therefore including all the guests who might not have felt confident coming onto the dance floor. I cannot recommend Bathsheba's highly enough - they will add sparkle and flair to any event. Thank you Bathsheba, you made our evening truly special and I hope you might be free next year!

Hi Jo Thank you for taking time to leave us a great review. I think we were the lucky ones! It was a fabulous evening and we so enjoyed playing for all your lovely guests, old friends and new. It has always been such a pleasure to play for such an enthusiastic bunch and Friday was no exception. So much joy in the room. Thank you again for having us. Paul & the band.

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We had an absolutely fantastic ceilidh with Bathsheba's Wedding for my husband's New Year/birthday celebrations! The band arrived punctually, set up promptly and were ready to begin at the time arranged. The musicians were professional and the dances were fun, energetic and got everyone involved no matter their dancing ability or age - guests aged 4 to 60 all were up enjoying themselves! The caller explained the dances clearly and supported everyone through the dances. This was the second time we booked the band for an event - the first being our wedding and we would definitely book them again for an event!

Hi Helen and thank you so much for a great review. Thank you also for a wonderful time at the party. It was lovely to see so many of your family and friends all joining in with so much energy. At one point the only person who wasn't dancing was the photographer! Thank you so much for booking us again, it was lovely to see you all a few years after your wedding. Best wishes from all the band.

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We had a fantastic Ceilidh at our wedding and Bathsheba's Wedding were brilliant. They were professional, organised and most importantly they put on a great show. We felt in very safe hands throughout and so many people commented on how great they were. Couldn't recommend more!

Hi Andrew Thank you very much for leaving a brilliant review. We are so pleased that you felt you were in safe hands. That's exactly what we aim for. It really was such fun playing for your 350+ guests and a great joy to see them all throwing themselves into the dancing all evening. Thank you so much and we all wish you both a very long and happy married life together. Regards Paul and all the band.

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Bathsheba's Wedding played for our wedding day at Cogges Manor Farm in Oxfordshire. They were everything we could have wanted to make such a special evening. Paul was fantastic in running through every aspect of the event beforehand in person which was much appreciated. The ceilidh sounded fantastic, had everyone up and dancing and all credit to the band for playing on despite the chilly temperature in the barn!

Hi Andrew Thank you so much for reviewing our performance and awarding us five stars. It really was a special evening. We had a great time playing for you both and all your very enthusiastic guests. I am so pleased you appreciated meeting me to run through your plans for the evening. I find there is nothing like meeting at the venue and chewing things over to make sure things run like clockwork on the big day. It really is time well spent. Thank you again. We had a lovely time and we all wish you both a very long and happy married life together. Regards Paul and all the band

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We booked Bathsheba to play at our school parents' association Barn Dance and they were simply fantastic. The music was great and the caller had everyone up and dancing. Thank you for helping us host a really fun and successful evening.

Hi Nicole Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. We loved playing at your barn dance. It was such fun watchinge everyone having a great time. The decorations in the hall were fab and thank you for inviting us to enjoy the delicious supper. Best regards from all in Bathsheba's Wedding

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Bathsheba's Wedding played at our wedding reception, and we had the most fantastic time! The music was fabulous, the dances were fun and everyone had a brilliant time. We had guests with lots of ceilidh experience, and guests who had never danced before, and everyone got up and had a whale of a time. Thank you Paul, Diane and the band for getting everyone up and dancing, and making our wedding an absolute blast! I'd also like to add that the band are very communicative and organized - they just showed up and got on with everything in a really professional manner, allowing us to just enjoy our evening without a care. Fabulous!

Hi Jenny Thank you so very much for a glowing review. We are very aware that there is an awful lot of work in preparing for your wedding and the last thing you need to worry about is the evening frivolities so we try very hard to provide just the sort of experience that you describe. So pleased we managed to deliver for you and your fab guests. What a night? We also had a whale of a time. Still talking about it in fact. Thank you from Paul, Diane,Tom & Tony.

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Without doubt the best Ceilidh Band I have come across. They lit up our son's wedding celebrations. The music was brilliant and the dances different but great fun. Everyone loved it.

Dear Michael Thank you for a lovely review. I am so pleased to learn that everyone loved their evening. We also enjoyed it immensely. It's fantastic to look out from the stage to see the floor packed with people having a great time for the entire evening. Thank you so much for having us. Regards from all at Bathsheba's Wedding.

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Bathsheba Ceilidh band turned my event from fun to fabulous. I had been to an event before where they got the whole crowd involved. Great music and lovely band members.

Hi Anne-Marie and thank you for taking time to review our performance at your party. We had a great time playing for you all. I didn't know you had seen us before but it's fab to hear you thought our music was great and that you thought us lovely. Thank you and I hope we meet again Regards Paul & the band

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Bathsheba's Wedding played at our 25th Wedding Anniversay party recently. We weren't sure how our guests would react as many of them hadn't been to a Ceilidh before but we needn't have worried as they all loved it and got up to dance. The band were great and encouraged everyone to get up and made sure everyone knew the dances. Paul from the band also came out to the venue in advance to check space and logistics. We've had lots of feedback since the party as to how much everyone enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend.

Hi Paul Thank you for writing a great review. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time and trouble. It's very rewarding that your guests loved the ceilidh because we enjoyed their company very much too. It was lovely to see so many people joining in to make a huge success of your celebrations. Thank you so much for choosing our band for your big event and I do hope we meet again. Thank you for your recommendation. Regards Paul & the band

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We had Bathsheba’s Wedding play at a party to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. We invited family and friends of aIl ages. We did not know of the Band before the Party. But they sent us advice about how to interact with them before and during the event. They were efficient in setting up. They were flexible in starting and finishing. They had a surprising range of instruments, including drums. They blended together superbly, giving me some new insights to traditional dances. The caller for the dances was greatly appreciated by all. Their claim to be ‘a first class ceilidh at a mid-price range’ puts it exactly how it is.

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave a smashing review, Roland. We are so pleased that you and all your guests enjoyed themselves. We all had a lovely time too, so thank you very much for including us in such an important event for family and friends. Best wishes from all at Bathsheba's Wedding

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Bathsheba's wedding provided wonderful entertainment for my birthday party. The party went with a real swing as everyone joined in,enjoying the music and following the excellent caller for a memorable fun filled evening

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Anthea. We enjoyed your birthday party immensely. It was fantastic the way that all of your lovely guests threw themselves into the dancing,and indeed the whole evening, with such enthusiasm so thank you for engaging us for a fab party. Paul & the band.

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So helpful and really set the night off. We hired Bathsheba Ceilidh Band for a Burns Night event and they were great. Easy to work with and very flexible with timings and requests. Easily catered for the evening and a great caller, so even those that had never Ceilidh'd before could easily pick it up. Really set off the event.

Hi Stuart Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We sincerely appreciate it. Once again we had a fab time at your beautiful venue and enjoyed playing for your lovely enthusiastic colleagues and their guests. A real hoot. Paul & the band.

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They created a wonderful jolly atmosphere. In a matter of minutes everyone dancing and laughing.

Hi Social Secretaries Thank you for your vote and a great evening at Linacre College. It was so much fun. Your members were so enthusiastic and a joy to play for. Regards Paul & the band

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We knew we wanted to book a ceilidh band after having such a great time at a family members wedding a couple of years ago. Paul was really helpful when I first inquired and gave us all the info we needed. Communication was great the whole way through, especially as we booked far in advance! On the day the band were fantastic, the lady who did the calling was extremely patient with family members who took a while to get the moves as well! They got everyone up and dancing and created a great atmosphere, we had such a fun time! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bathshebas and really think having a ceilidh added to the evening. Thanks again, Gemma and Alex

Hi Gemma and Alex Firstly I must thank you for choosing Bathsheba's Wedding to entertain your guests on the evening of your wedding. We never forget that it's a huge honour to be invited into such an important occasion for you both, your families and your friends. We had a fabulous evening with you all and it was such a great pleasure and a hoot to see you all swirling around the dance-floor so joyfully. Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We all wish you a happy Christmas, a prosperous new year and a very long and happy married life together. I do hope we meet again. Best wishes Paul and all the band.

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We booked Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band for our wedding in November and couldn't have been happier with the service. The band were all super friendly and great performers getting all of our guests involved and enjoying themselves. They were also really approachable too. Would definitely recommend them!

Hi Tim Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We had a brilliant time at your wedding celebrations. It is so rewarding to look out and see you both and all your friends and families laughing, smiling and having a whale of a time together. Cool has it's place but when we feel such warmth in the room it's fantastic! Thank you so much for inviting us to take part in it all. Best regards Paul and all the band

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Bathsheba's Wedding played for a village fundaising event in our large stone barn. The atmosphere was great and everyone commented on what a great evening it was. Thank you.

Hi Charles Thank you for your vote and for taking the time to leave lovely a review. We had a fab time playing for the village event in your beautiful barn. It was a great atmosphere and it was obvious how much effort went into making a smashing evening for everyone. Thanks again from Paul & the Band.

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Perfect for my daughter's wedding. Everyone had loads of fun, especially all our French visitors who were new to ceilidhs.

Hi Alison Thank you for your vote and comment. We had a great time at the wedding and enjoyed the enthusiasm of your guests. The French guest were a particular delight to play for. So glad we came back early from our hols to play for you again. Paul & the guys in the band.

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We loved having Bathsheba's Wedding at our wedding. They knew what our guests would like - the dances were clearly called, and it was easy for all generations to get involved. They are friendly, but also reliable. You can definitely trust them with your event!

And we loved being there, Greg. It was great. All your guests were so enthusiastic and we had a lovely time with you all. Thank you so much for leaving us a fab review and I hope we meet again sometime. Our best wishes to you both for a very,very happy future together. Paul and the band.

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Bathsheba's wedding played for our daughter's 21st party last weekend. Everyone loved it and joined in. The band were flexible about their playing times and background music vs dancing. They were very efficient to deal with in every way. Thank you Bathsheba's! would highly recommend.

Hi Anna Thank you for your review and for engaging Bathsheba's Wedding in the first place. We had a great time at your daughter's party and we are so pleased that everyone else enjoyed it too. It was lovely to see all those youngsters having a great time. Regards Paul & the band.

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These guys were so much fun! We had lots of French friends and family who loved their very first Ceilidh. I would definitely recommend Bathsheba's. Thanks!

Thank you for your review Claire, (our 100th on GFBs) we are so pleased you and your guests enjoyed the ceilidh . We loved it too. So much fun. Best regards Paul & the Band

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This band was fantastic. I booked them for my 30th birthday party and I'm so glad I did. Their music was brilliant. It rocked and their caller was amazing getting all my guests on their feet and dancing. The floor was packed. I have had so many friends say it was the best party they have been to in years. Booking them was really easy and they answered all my emails and telephone calls quickly. Paul was so helpful when I was planning my evening. Coming up with all sorts of ideas and things I had not thought of. It was obvious he's had years and years of experience helping people organise hundreds of parties and weddings and even the fact that I was let down and my venue had to change three times never fazed them. In fact of all the people I had dealings with they were the most reliable. Organising a party with all the different people you have to deal with isn't the easiest thing you'll ever have to do but If you want your guests to have a fab time while you avoid any hassle , do yourself a favour and book these guys.

Thank you for your review, Josh. We are pleased to hear you and your guests enjoyed themselves. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to let us know. It was great party and we enjoyed the way your guests got stuck in. Best wishes Paul & the Band.

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Bathsheba's Wedding made our evening celebrations unforgettable! Everybody joined in - from age 4 to 88- and our photos are full of people dancing, laughing and having fun. A pre-wedding visit with us to the reception venue meant that everything was in place and well planned to suit the space and time we had. One f the best bits was the procession to get everybody started, with an impromptu first dance by us. Terrific - everybody loved them. To be thoroughly recommended.

Thank you Lyn & Peter for leaving a great review. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time. And we appreciate being asked to play for you in the first place. We so enjoyed your wedding evening with all your lovely guests joining in so enthusiastically. Loved the first dance you sprung on us! You kept us on our toes while you were um, on your toes! What a great party. Thank you so much. Paul & The Band

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The considerate Ceilidh band, did a marvellous job at our wedding, judging the energy/ability and noise levels perfectly so they felt more like friends than visitors.

Hi Sally We had a totally brilliant evening at you wedding celebrations. We loved the way your guests threw themselves into the dancing and thank you for treating us as friends. We had a fab time. Thank you for your vote and review . We sincerely appreciate your taking the time and trouble. Best wishes from all the band.

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We booked Bathsheba's Wedding to play at our evening wedding reception and they provided a fanstastic finale to our perfect day. It was a great way to get everyone up and dancing and we had many guests comment on how much fun they had! Thank you to Paul and the band for superb music and easy to follow instructions - the dance floor was never empty! We would recommend you to anyone. Emma & Andy

Hi Emma & Andy Thank you for a smashing evening at your wedding. We had a lovely time playing for you and it is very kind of you to leave a review. Thank you very much. Best regards from all at Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band.

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We booked Bathsheba's Wedding to play at our evening wedding reception and they provided a fanstastic finale to our perfect day. It was a great way to get everyone up and dancing and we had many guests comment on how much fun they had! Thank you to Paul and the band for superb music and easy to follow instructions - the dance floor was never empty! We would recommend you to anyone.

Recently had this band play at a friends retirement party ... excellent evening, lots of fun and laughter had by all at the barn dance. Fantastic band - Thanks so much for making it a special send off.

Hi Rose Thank you for your review. We had a great time at Tracey's retirement party and really enjoyed playing for such an enthusiastic bunch of dancers. Thank you very much for including us in your celebrations. Regards Paul & the band

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Bathsheba played for my wedding at Trinity College Oxford, and were fantastic! We really couldn't have asked for more, they were brilliant in the run up, checking the venue first and Paul was very helpful and communicative. I can't recommend these guys enough, my 130 guests loved it!

Thank you for taking time to write a review, Chris. We sincerely appreciate it. We had a great time at your wedding celebrations in the Dining Hall at Trinity and it was fabulous to see your families and friends enjoying themselves so much. From the moment I visited beforehand and saw the beauty of the building and met the helpful team who manage the venue I knew we were going to have a smashing evening. Thank you much for allowing us to take part. Regards Paul & the band.

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The band played for my 30th birthday party and I cannot recommend them enough! Having been to a couple of ceilidh's over the years, I knew it would be a fantastic way of celebrating a milestone birthday and it had to be with Paul, Diane and the band! Hosting the party in the local Irish club, Diane had a challenge on her hands getting my friends (notorious for not dancing) up and dancing. Of course this proved no problem for Diane and at one point in the night there were only two people not dancing! A couple of weeks on, friends are still commenting on what a great night it was and I cannot thank Paul and the band enough! They are extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with! Diane is a great caller giving clear instructions so that everyone could take part! It was a night to remember and the band played a huge part in the success of it! Many thanks and until next time...

Hi Sarah Thank you for taking the time to write us a delightful review. We had an absolute whale of a time at your 30th and it was brilliant to see all your familiy members and your friends having a great time together and the Guinness was delicious! Thank you for including us so warmly into your party and we are all very much hope we get to perfom for you again before too very long. Sláinte Paul & the Band.

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Paul and his band played for our wedding on the 4th March. They were very professional and efficient in the lead up to the big day and always responded quickly. All our guests loved the Ceilidh and it was a great way to get everyone up and dancing. They dealt brilliantly with the half French - half English crowd. We would definitely recommend them in the future!

Hi Mathieu Thank you for taking time to let us know how you feel we performed. It was a great pleasure speaking to you before your lovely wedding and we had an absolutely fab time on the evening. Your guests were so charming and enthusiastic. I do hope we get to meet again someday. Merci beaucoup de tout le groupe.

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We booked the band for a party at our college and had a wonderful time. Could not recommend enough, the instructions were clear, the music great and the dances fun.

We booked the band for a party at our college and had an amazing time. Could not recommend highly enough, the instructions were clear, the music great and the dances fun.

Dear DDs Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We had a wonderful time playing for you and your friends. I have to say you deserved for the event to turn out so well, you and all the committee having worked so hard to make a success of the evening. A brilliant gig we will remember for a very long time.

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Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band played for a Burns Night Ceilidh at my college in Oxford, and they were OUTSTANDING! Fantastic musicians, and a very patient and friendly caller, making it a wonderful experience for a first-time ceilidh attendee like myself!

Thank you JKV, we had a great time playing for you all. Your energy and enthusiasm was boundless. Thanks again.

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The Band played at our college in Oxford for a Burns Night Ceilidh, they were fabulous! A fantastic and patient caller that gave clear instructions and excellent musicians motivated everyone to dance and made the night one to remember!!!

Thank you ALO. We had a fantastic evening too.

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Awesome

Hi Sapna Awesome audience + Awesome organisation + Awesome venue = Awesome evening. Thank you very, very much.

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so lively and merry! definitely recommend them!!

Thank you TB. We had a fantastic time playing for you all.,

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They were FANTASTIC. They played great music, walked us through the steps. Having the event at a very diverse and a very international college meant that for the vast majority of us it was the very first time! And I don't think it could have been any better. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed the ceilidh, We had a lovely time there. It was fantastic to see so many people throwing themselves into the dancing.

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Amazing Burns Night in Jan 17 - all my guests had the best time and really enjoyed themselves! Highly recommend.

Hi Ellen Thank you for your vote and review. We had a great time and it's lovely to hear your guests did too. Regards Paul & the Band

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Paul and the gang delivered a fantastic evening of fun and dance to the Officers Mess at DEMS Training Regiment. The communication and organization throughout the booking process was top notch and the delivery was excellent as you would expect from a talented bunch of musicians. Would book again!

Hi Andrew Thank you very much for reviewing our band's performance. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time and trouble. I am pleased you liked the way we communicated with you and organised things. We work hard behind the scenes to deliver a fun evening and it's great to see that you appreciated it. A huge '' thank you' also to all your colleagues and their delightful guests. We enjoyed playing for you very much because of the immense enthusiasm shown by all present & we enjoyed the fireworks display too! Thank you again and I hope we get to meet and work with you again before too long. Regards Paul & the band.

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Bathsheba's ceilidh band played a fantastic gig at my parents 40th wedding anniversary party on Saturday and at my wedding 11 years ago. I really can't recommend them enough, they are fantastic!

Hi Sam Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We also had a fantastic evening at your Mum and Dad's celebrations. 11 years after your wedding and still such enthusiasm and energy in the room! Where did those years go? Thank you again, we had a great time . Regards Paul & the Band.

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Brilliant music and great at getting all of our guests on their feet and dancing all night!

Thank you for your review , Rebecca. We appreciate your input and your wedding was great fun. Regards Paul and the band

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Great band, really went out of their way to make our evening special.

Hi Helen Thank you for letting us know . We thought it was a very special evening too. Thank you very much for including us in your celebrations. Paul & the band.

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We had Bathsheba's play at our wedding. We had a fantastic time and the band really played a special part in our day. Thank you Bathsheba's

Hi Kirsty Thank you for your review. We had a marvelous time at your wedding celebrations and enjoyed watching your lovely guests throwing themselves into the dancing. Thank you. Paul & the band

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Bathsheba's Wedding played the end of season party at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. The 250 guests were initially a little reluctant to get on the dance floor, but with a mixture of great music and a little cajoling, the initial embarassment evaporated, the floor filled up and everyone had a great time. Thanks everyone

Hi Piers Thank you very much for taking the time to review Bathsheba's Wedding. We had a great time playing at the Cotswold Wildlife Park Party and really appreciate all the help you gave us on the evening. It was a fantastic party in a truly beautiful setting. Regards Paul & the band.

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We had a 40th party and wanted our children to be able to get involved. The band were fantastic, flexible and got everyone on their feet! They kindly played a set before and after supper so the children could dance with us before we sent them off to bed! A great night, helped by a great band.

Wow, what a party that was? We so enjoyed ourselves, you made us very welcome and comfortable , Thank you for a fantastic evening and for taking the time and trouble to leave us a lovely review.

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Bathsheba played at out wedding on 30/09/16, they are a very lively band who got everyone in our wedding dancing - nationalities from all over the globe joined in and they played a big part in the enjoyment of our special day.

Hi Paul A huge thank you for nominating Bathsheba's Wedding for the GFB Awards 2017 and for your very kind words. We had a fabulous time at your wedding. Your guests couldn't wait to get on the floor and it is so rewarding to be a part of such a great party. Thank you very, very much. Regards Paul & the band.

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Paul and the band played at our barn wedding reception in September - we had a fabulous evening of dancing, everyone joined in and we the band created a great atmosphere. Paul was very easy to communicate with in the run up to the day itself so all the admin was really easy. Thoroughly recommended for any wedding or party. Thanks again!

Thank you very much for leaving a review and awarding us five stars, Helen, we very much appreciate your taking the time. We had a lovely time at your wedding. The first after our break in July & August. We enjoyed ourselves immensely seeing all your guests joining in and flinging themselves around! It was brilliant the way the stage was set up and we loved your lighting and set our stage lights to blue to fit in with your theme. Thank you so much for choosing our band and we all wish you both a very happy married life together. Regards Paul & the band.

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Bathsheba's Wedding played for the evening ceilidh at our work away days in June 2016. They provided a diverse range of sets that met all our needs. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed the music and dancing; the band members were very patient!. Thank you B.W for helping to add to the fun element of our two days together, and thank you to Paul for being so helpful and making booking the band and the follow-up admin very easy.

Hi Helen Thank you for your review. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time and trouble, I know you must be very, very busy. Knowing you are a professional musician makes your comments all the more valuable to us. We had a brilliant time playing for you and your lovely colleagues from all around the world. It was great to see them throwing themselves into the dancing with such gusto. Thank you again for hiring Bathsheba's Wedding. Regards Paul & the band

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Having enjoyed Bathsheba's Wedding at a party a few years ago, they were the natural choice when we decided that we wanted our 60th birthday bash to involve a ceilidh. We revolved our party date around their availability and are really glad we did - the party went with a swing and we're sure any wedding that involved them would too!

Hi Chris and Pat Thank you for your review. It was kind of you to take the time and thank you also for a great party. We really enjoyed ourselves playing for you and your very lively guests and it was lovely to be back at the Oxford Golf Club again. The supper was delicious and we all thank you very much for including us in arrangements. I hope it's not too long before we meet again.

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We has this fantastic band play at our fundraising barn dance, they were the perfect choice and helped us to raise a staggering £3,000.00. They were very helpful in the run up to our event and on the night the music, band and caller were fantastic getting everyone up and dancing. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the night. We would not hesitate in recommending them for any event. Massive thanks to Paul and the band.

Best wishes to all at New Life and thank you for taking the time and trouble to review our band. It was a great pleasure working with you all right from the moment we came to view your spectacular venue until the evening of your event. It is so rewarding to see a great bunch of people enjoying a wonderful evening together to our music. Thank you for a very enjoyable experience. We were so pleased to hear that you had raised such a large sum for your charity. Well done those organizers. Paul and the band

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Bathsheba's are the ceilidh band to get your party started! We were absolutely delighted to have had Bathsheba's play at our wedding reception; it was fun, lively, energetic and all our guests were up dancing. From the moment we first made contact with Paul he was friendly, helpful and very informative. We knew that we wanted a ceilidh band for our wedding reception but had not yet booked a venue - Paul was very knowledgable and was able to advise which local venues would have sufficient space. We found this invaluable. They always replied to emails promptly and we found them very approachable and personable. We had a fantastic evening and have had many positive comments back from guests about how much fun it was. It is a great alternative to get your guests dancing compared to a traditional wedding disco - the dance floor was full from start to finish! The band were able to accommodate for a range of ages and abilities which really helped some of the older family members. We did a grand exit by doing a 'strip-the-willow' dance, giving us a chance to say goodbye to all our guests. Overall an amazing evening and experience, thank you Bathsheba's!

Dear Kirtsy & Jack Thank you for posting your review. We so enjoyed your wedding evening and it was great to see all your guests joining in with such enthusiasm. Your suggestion to use the final strip the-willow as the opportunity to say a personal thank you and farewell to each and every one of your guests was inspired. We may have to nick that idea off you for future events! It was lovely meeting and working with you from concept to the final big event and it was such great fun. Thank you very much and our very good wishes for your future together. Paul & the band.

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Bathsheba's Wedding were the perfect choice of music for our barn wedding. They were extremely helpful in the run up to the event and easy to communicate with. On the day their music and calling were superb and even the most hesitant novice dancer was tempted onto the floor. Guests danced throughout the evening and have since commented on how much fun it was. We were absolutely delighted with the lovely atmosphere it created and would recommend them unreservedly.

Hi Emma Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. We very much appreciate it. If I may say so you followed the golden rule for a successful party. You selected the guests who, right from the start,were determined to get stuck in and have a great time! We had a fabulous time playing for you all. Thank you very much. Regards Paul

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I am delighted to have approached Bathsheba’s Wedding Band to play at my event! The band were absolutely fantastic and incredibly talented at engaging the guests in ceilidh dancing. Paul and his team made the whole process straightforward and easy; from his very prompt response to my initial query, to finding our out-of-the-way-venue on the night. The dance floor was full for the whole evening, testimony to the band’s fabulous music and Diane’s ability to engage with the guests and explain the steps of each dance. No mean feat with an English - and slightly inebriated - audience! A talented, friendly and unique band who will transform your evening into something truly magical.

Hi Jo We are also delighted that you chose our band for your event. You and all your friends were an absolute delight to play for. Their enthusiasm for a good time was boundless , we had so much fun. Thank you and please pass on our thanks to your friends and colleagues who made it all such a fun event. Regards Paul & the band

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We cannot rate these guys highly enough. The pressure was on playing for a family of musicians and they were amazing throughout the night. They were so amazingly accommodating a room of complete novices were all up and dancing at one point or another. The traditional men and women pairs were soon thrown out the window and the caller embraced the chaos with extreme professionalism. I highlight for us was her adapting the dances for our little flower girl who was too tiny to form a bridge! I would not hesitate to book these lovely, friendly and fun guys again. 11/10!!

We cannot rate these guys highly enough. One of the best bands I've had the pleasure of working with. The pressure was on playing for a family of musicians and they were amazing throughout the night. They were so amazingly accommodating a room of complete novices were all up and dancing at one point or another. The traditional men and women pairs were soon thrown out the window and the caller embraced the chaos with extreme professionalism. I highlight for us was her adapting the dances for our little flower girl who was too tiny to form a bridge! I would not hesitate to book these lovely, friendly and fun guys again. 11/10!!

Hi Jason & Emma Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your review and thanks also for a great time at your wedding evening. What a brilliant time we had of it. Perhaps it's as well you didn't tell us beforehand that you were all musicians! Glad you all enjoyed it. A smashing evening and thank you so much. Happy 2016! Paul & the band.

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My daughter Bex found and booked Bathsheba's wedding for her special day but left the rest to me. Professionals from start to finish, The band were brilliant on the night, with even confirmed non-dancers getting up and having so much fun on the dance floor. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone had the best evening. It was just what Bex had wanted - perfect!

Thank you for your lovely review, Kathy and for a fantastic evening at Bex and Dan's wedding celebrations. We had a whale of a time. It was brilliant that the floor was full all the time. I hope people didn't mind too much having to wait for a bit of space! Regards Paul & the Band.

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Having heard great things about Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band, we pretty much set our wedding date around the bands availability. They absolutely made our wedding reception. The band were very professional, friendly and accommodating. We were a fairly large crowd of novice ceilidh dancers and they managed us all beautifully. The band play very well together, one of the best I've heard, and Diane pitched her calling just right. Everybody was able to join in and had a great time. If you are looking for a ceilidh band, then look no further and book Bathsheba. We can't recommend them enough, thanks Bathsheba!

Hi Phil Thank you for your vote and your review. And thank you indeed for a great, great party. We had so much fun at your wedding and It was just brilliant the way all your guests joined in with the fun. How very flattering it is to learn that you planned your wedding around our availability. Thank you for that and thank you for waiting for us. Regards Paul

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Bathsheba's Wedding were an absolute gem to have at our wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased. The playing/ceilidh was fantastic, of course and they really got us involved and dancing happily - from my 5-yr old daughter to friends from Japan whose first language isn't English of course. What's more, they are also lovely people and I personally enjoyed interacting with the band and talking about their music. All our guests thought it was a great night: it was! A wonderful evening to remember.

Hi Christopher Well what can I say? A lovely review, thank you very much. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening. We had a truly smashing time too watching all your lovely guests throwing themselves into the dances. It was a great evening .Thank you. Regards Paul.

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Had a fantastic evening with the band. They made the evening suitable for all ages. Would highly recommend them.

HI Jim & J Thank you for your vote. We had a lovely time at your wedding evening. It was really hopping! Thank you again. regards Paul

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They were exceptionally professional and accommodating throughout the organisation process and a pleasure to deal with. Their repertoire is extensive and varied and they gave us a great evening.

Hi Shirley Thank you for voting for us in the Guides for Brides Five Star Service Awards. Very kind. We also had a great time at your evening and enjoyed watching the enthusiasm of the dancers. Regards Paul

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We were very happy with Bathsheba's Wedding - they were very professional in all their dealigns with us, really great on the night and also assisted us by allowing us to use their sound system for playing our own music in the interval and after they had finished - this was a much cheaper option than using the venue systems.

Hi Bridget Thank you very much for your vote, it means a lot to us. We enjoyed your evening very much too. Thank you again. Paul

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They were really friendly and helpful, and got us going at top speed on the dance floor!

Thank you for your vote , John. We had a great time and sincerely appreciate your voting for us. Paul

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Thank you for a fabulous end to a fabulous day, you were the only person we booked for the wedding othercthan the pig roast company that were on time and delivered what they promised. The music and dance choices were perfect and for my brother and I to be able to dance folk dancing together was amazing, it has been a long time since we have done that. You played well together and kindly let a young band play whilst you took your break. The evening went so quick I wish we had had longer. Thank you for a great time and for helping us to create some very fond memories.

Thank you for a lovely review, Leonie & Stuart, reminding us of a lovely evening at your wedding. We had a great time and it was fab to see the enthusiasm of your guests as they threw themselves into the dancing. We really enjoyed watching you and your brother dancing Appalachian style. I knew we had a tune to fit somewhere in the back of our brains! We all wish you a very long and happy future together and thank you again for a brilliant evening. Regards Paul.

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Amazing! When we went to cut the cake the band came down and played......they added a special touch to what was a fabulous day! Very thoughtful....I haven't laughed as much as I did while dancing, the music and caller were great, what fabulous musicians....pity the dancers weren't as fabulous, but after a while we all got the moves with help! Everyone enjoyed It......highly recommend for a wedding or any event, it includes everyone And you just can't help but smile. Thank you x

Hi Emma Thank you for taking the time and trouble to let us know how we did. We had a great time at your wedding evening and it was such fun to see all your families and friends throwing themselves into the dancing. We really had a smashing time , thank you so much. Regards Paul

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We just wanted to say thanks again for playing at our wedding, we had the most wonderful day. You were brilliant, we are so glad you could make it. I had a brilliant time dancing for the first time in ten years. My feet are still cross with me, but it was absolutely worth it. We loved how you got so many people to join in - members of our families who have never danced before - great fun. Thanks very much.

Hi Jo Thank you for your review. Your wedding evening was so much fun. We loved the way all your guests joined in. We're glad we could make it too.Sorry you had to wait for confirmation until our son set his wedding date but things have worked out well. I hope his is as much fun as yours was! He and his wife will be having a ceilidh. A chance to step onto the floor ourselves for a change! Thanks again for a great evening. Regards Paul

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Thankyou all for providing such a great evening for our family celebration which included two 50th's, an 18th a 15th and a silver wedding anniversary. So many people commented on your wonderful musicality and your ability to get us all to dance! All the ages enjoyed it from 4 to 84!! we would definitely recommend you .

Hi Andy & Val. We had a great time too seeing all your friends and families enjoying themselves. And the supper was fantastic! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of it all and for taking the time and trouble to write us a lovely review. Regards from all in the band. Paul

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The band was great! The caller was great at leading the dances and encouraging people to dance and the music was good. The band were really easy to contact and great at responding to queries before the wedding. We're looking forward to dancing with you again in the future!

Dear A. Thank you for taking time to write us a lovely review. We had a smashing time at your wedding with all your lovely guests. What a coincidence that W. was there? I didn't know you knew him. I guess we will be meeting again at his wedding in June. I do hope so. Thank you again for your review and for engaging Bathsheba's Wedding to play for you in the first place. Regards Paul

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Bathshebas Band was excellent! The attention to detail from booking through to the wedding day was first class and very professional - thanks Paul. Also special thanks to the lovely lady caller who was so patient with us all and got everyone in the right place doing the right steps at the right time - eventually!?! Fun evening with a good selection of dances that had all ages up and on the floor - great time was had by all. Thanks so much, Amy, Rory, Pat and Andy

Hi Pat Thank you for a brilliant review and thanks again for inviting us to perform. We had a fantastic evening with you all at the Tythe Barn and enjoyed every minute of playing for you and your lovely guests. PS Jamie Oliver's hog roast was divine. Regards Paul

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Absolutely fantastic. I'd booked the band for my 50th birthday and it was a 'surprise' Barn dance to the guests. All parties thoroughly enjoyed the event and I received so many compliments about their style, performance and easily adapting to variances in the evening and accommodating requests etc. Diane (the caller) joined in seamlessly for a missing partner and the entire event is still being discussed in a found and memorable way several days later. I cannot recommend these pleasant, professional, and thoroughly helpful people highly enough. I wouldn’t hesitate to book them again.

Hi Steve Thank you so much for your very kind words. We had a fantastic time at your party and it's great that your lovely guests ( and you!) did too. It was a great pleasure meeting and working with you and I do hope we meet up again sometime. Paul

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The band was everything I was looking for in the entertainment for my 30th birthday celebration. What really made them stand out was the customer service. The manager Paul was in touch from the off making sure that he understood what I was looking for and the band on the night were so friendly and professional. Thanks so much for a wonderful night, I would love to book you guys again and have recommended the band to my friends - although that was somewhat unnecessary as most of them were there on the night and had a fab time!

Thank you very much for voting for us and for your kind words. We are very pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your birthday party and hope we do get to play for you again.

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They we're fantastic, all our guests we're dancing and everyone said they were excellent. They we're so friendly and gave fabulous service!

Thank you for voting for us and for your review. We are very pleased you and your guests enjoyed yourselves.

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Several people were very apprehensive about the barn dance ... not having attended one before. The band were professional, personal, patient and helped everyone to have a relaxed and wonderful evening ... we even managed to have one dance where everyone was dancing at the same time in a continuous 'strip the willow' - quite an achievement. The Band have performed locally several times - there is high expectation by people who are attending and the band always exceed expectations.

Thank you for voting for us and for taking the time and trouble to leave a great review. We sincerely appreciate it and are pleased everyone had a relaxed and wonderful evening. Thank you. Paul

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what a brilliant band and excellent band members! I would recommend the band to anyone they made all our guests get up and dance from my 4 year old to my nan! Thanks for making our wedding reception fun.

Thank you for your vote and your kind words. It's great to know you all enjoyed yourselves. Regards Paul

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Very accommodating and professional, an excellent group. Everyone had such a fantastic evening!

Thank you for your vote and your kind words.

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Bathsheba's Wedding barn dance band are our band of choice (for what has become an annual village hall event) for several reasons: they are approachable, professional and cheerful; excellent musicians who clearly enjoy playing together and pass that joyfulness on to their audience and above all, they are patient and know how to make the evening an overwhelmingly positive experience for everyone, even those who haven't danced before. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone wanting a great evening for themselves and their guests.

Thank you for your vote and your very kind comments on the service we provide. We have always had a great time at your village events and look forward to many more!

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We were recommended Bathsheba's Wedding and so booked them to play at a barn dance celebrating my 60th birthday. They were brilliant! Have had so many people saying how good they were and how the caller made the dances seem very straightforward! Such a fun evening!!

Your party was brilliant, Sally. You have some great friends and we enjoyed watching them dance like things possessed. Thank you so much and thank you also for taking the time to review our performance. We really appreciate it. Paul

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Good communication right from the start which gave me the confidence that they would deliver on the night which they did- excellent caller and everyone was able to participate.

Thank you for your vote. Pleased to hear we delivered for you.

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From the moment I booked Bathsheba's Wedding Barn Dance Band I knew that we were in safe hands. Paul was at hand to answer all my questions, even when I was repeating myself and I was confident that all would go well. When the wedding day came they'd arrived and set up without me even noticing and just got the job done with no issue. The dancing was so much fun, everyone said how much they enjoyed it and there was so much energy in the room... perfect! If you want to ensure everyone gets up for a dance at your wedding, hire these guys ... whether you can dance or not, its just so enjoyable!

Thank you so much for nominating Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band for the Guides for Brides 5 Star Customer Service Awards. We try so very hard to give the best possible service to our customers both in our communications leading up to the event and during our performance on the day. It is most gratifying to learn that for you we succeeded. Thank you.

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This was not a wedding but a 21st birthday party for my daughter, with 40 friends of her own age, many of whom had never attended a barn dance before; some were quite dubious about it beforehand. They loved it! Paul and the band provided a lively musical backdrop while Diane took them through the steps with clarity, wit and patience. We all had a fabulous time. Highly recommended.

Dear John Thank you for taking time to write us a great review. We are so pleased everyone had a fabulous time. We did too! It was a great party. Those youngsters really got stuck into it. Regards Paul Smith Manager ans lead musician

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What a fun filled night of dancing! Huge thanks goes to the amazing Bathsheba's Wedding Barn Dance Band for getting everyone up and moving! We had a fantastic evening and all our guests loved it. For anyone who is unsure of what to do at a ban dance, don't panic! You're led through each dance step by step and even if you get it wrong... No one cares, you're just left with hilarious fun. If you want a memorable wedding, where everyone gets up and has a great time and a giggle, you can't go wrong with these guys, brilliant!

Hi Amy What a brilliant evening it was. We had so much fun. Your guests were great and reading your review was just as much fun. Brings back memories of a wonderful evening. Thank you so much both for taking time to write your lovely review and for allowing us to take part. We loved it. Regards Paul

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I booked Bathsheba's Wedding Band for the reception of my wedding, and thought they were brilliant and professional from start to finish. Prior to the wedding, all queries were answered quickly, which was really helpful. On the day, I couldn't have asked for anything better. The band were familiar with the venue, and setting everything up seemed to go smoothly. I think pretty much all of the guests did at least some of the dances and everyone enjoyed the evening. It was lovely that everyone went into the room together being lead by the band, and ending on the Hokey-Cokey was great fun! The dances were well paced, with time for breaks in between, and they were well explained. Thank you for being part of our wedding reception and giving everyone such a good time!

Hi A. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to let us know how you felt we did. It's always very rewarding to hear that everyone had a good time.

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Dear Paul and the band, thanks so much for playing at my 30th Birthday party. Your professionalism and warmth shone through and made everyone relax immediately. The music was lively and upbeat and the caller put everyone at ease by walking us through the dances clearly. Once again thanks for making the night such a good one for everyone there.

Hi Hannah Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you and your guests enjoyed themselves. We did too! It was a lovely party, thank you so much. Regards Paul Paul Smith Manager and lead musician

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I thought it only fair to write this review a few weeks after my wedding so as to avoid firing off a heat of the moment response. My bride to be made the decision to hire a ceilidh band and I happily went along with it. If you are reading this you will most likely be a bride to be and I would advise you do not book this band and risk jeopardising a day you will have spent months planning for and serious money on, not to mention the memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Our day was very nearly ruined by our dealings with Paul Smith, the band’s ‘manager’ who really has zero empathy as to how much time and effort goes in to a wedding. He very nearly ruined our day with his poor attitude and lack of professionalism. We had a stage put in on the day for the band, the father of the bride stepped up on said stage whilst the band were setting up to take a photo of us cutting the wedding cake, Paul bluntly asked him to get off his stage, he politely replied stating he was the father of the bride and only taking a quick photo. ‘I don’t care who you are, my contract is with the bride’ Paul declared. I didn’t get to hear about the incident for a while as I was busy talking to guests. The bride had heard about it though and was far from impressed, she decided to refrain from speaking to Paul and carry on with the evening. The band then played the first half of their set and we had arranged with the caterers to have their sandwiches ready for them in the interval in a separate lounge area, the Bride went through to ask the caterer to bring them out. Paul then decided to ask the bride rather brusquely, ‘where are our sandwiches? haven’t you got servants to bring them out?’ On hearing this I honestly thought that the guy was having a laugh, like a character out of a ‘Little Britain’ sketch, blissfully unaware of how he comes across. I went over to pay Paul after they had finished eating, the matter of the conversation with the Father of the Bride was raised and resolved, we shook hands. I had assumed there would be no more problems and perhaps I could finally relax and enjoy my wedding day, but oh no.. when the venue staff arrived to check on our sound levels, we realised then that the biggest mistake with hindsight in organising the wedding was relying on the band to allow us to use their sound system as part of the booking so we could play our music for the final hour whilst they packed up. Paul appeared to take great delight in turning our music down stating that he quote 'has to go along with fellow professionals', the music was turned down to such an extent that people on the dance floor started to come over to ask what the problem was, what happened Paul to your contract with the bride mentioned previously, the people actually paying you? The venue staff then made it clear that they hadn’t received any complaints from nearby residents and were just checking our levels, but by this time Paul's jumping the gun and playing with the volume had started everyone rowing. In short I was involved in this unnecessary drama over the noise when I should have been with my guests, Paul even threatened to pull the plug at one point and both the female caller and another band member were quite troublesome and aggressive in their attitude and made no attempt to help resolve the situation. The one band member who was truly professional and respectful of the occasion was the tall guitarist wearing glasses, who also happened to a very good musician. If there was going to be any issue with 'the wrong type of music' which may have damaged the speakers as Paul claimed on the night! this should have been made very clear ahead of our deposit being paid, we could have made alternative, reliable arrangements. My review of the band’s performance would be adequate only, they failed to introduce themselves when arriving and I felt the caller lacked charisma, my opinion was formed prior to any problem on the night. Paul may reply with some waffle about how professional he is but a guest in our wedding party, who managed arguably the biggest rock band in the world from just across the Irish sea, so knows a bit about bands, summed it up quite nicely, the only printable word from his comments being 'disgrace'. Our biggest regret on what was otherwise an incredible day was booking Bathsheba's wedding.

Dear James We are very sorry you feel this way. We thought all parties knew and accepted the control measures put in place by the managers of the venue to ensure compliance with Local Authority noise control conditions.Particulary the levels of volume which must not be exceeded and the time at which all amplified music must cease. In this we were mistaken. On the evening you wanted the disco music louder and you wanted it to go on beyond midnight. We were unable to deliver those things and we must apologize for disappointing you. For the future we will make sure our clients understand fully our own health and safety and noise regulations control measures in addition to those of their venues before accepting a booking.There is absolutely no way that we would ever want to disappoint anyone. And especially not on their wedding day . Yours sincerely Paul Smith Manager and lead musician

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Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band's response

I booked Bathsheba's Wedding for my mum's 70th birthday party. Paul phoned me 5 minutes after I emailed the band for an initial quote, and the booking process was extremely straightforward. The band was very reasonably priced compared to similar bands I had investigated. On the evening itself, the band was extremely friendly and professional. The music was fantastic and the caller very clear. They pitched the level of the dances just right for the guests and size of the room. Everyone had a wonderful time and praised the band. I would definitely recommend them.

Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review, Vicky. We sincerely appreciate it. We had a smashing time at your mum's big birthday party. You all made us so welcome.So glad to have it confirmed that the guests enjoyed our performance. It certainly looked so from where we were standing! Regards Paul Paul Smith Manager and lead musician

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When looking for a ceilidh band, it is usual to search for a set of good reviews along with being good value for money. Well, Bathsheba’s Wedding ticked all the boxes. They are such a friendly group who enjoy what they do and go to great lengths to accommodate your needs. We had a 21st Party with a real mix of age groups, and everyone I spoke to after the event remarked on what a great ceilidh band they were. Two things worth mentioning as well, firstly we held the event outside, however the band was playing under the shelter of a large open fronted carport whilst the guests danced in the courtyard in front -this worked very well. Secondly we used the bands equipment, after they had finished, to run music from an iPod. Their sound system was excellent and gave ample coverage considering it was outdoors. Would I hire them again? No question, you won’t do better.

Dear Pete & Maxine Thank you for a smashing review. We did so enjoy the party and it was such a pleasure to play for all your lovely guests. It was wild! Thanks also for setting up a great stage for us. The extra lighting/fog effects looked absolutely fabulous. Thanks again Paul Paul Smith, Manager and lead musician

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We can only echo what all the other fantastic reviews for Bathsheba's Wedding Band say. From the very first phone call, to the wedding reception, it was an absolute pleasure dealing with Paul and the band. The music was fantastic (they're clearly very talented musicians!) and it was brilliant to see all of our guests dancing the night away. They judged the crowd perfectly and the wonderful caller was firm enough whilst luckily maintaining a sense of humour when some of our inebriated guests were not quite 'getting' the moves! Unfortunately, we were forced to change the reception venue at relatively short notice and Bathsheba's were very accommodating. We couldn't recommend them highly enough and we'd both like to say a huge thank you to all the band for making our wedding reception so much fun. We're now just looking for another excuse to have ceilidh!

Dear Luke and Penny Thank you for an amazing review. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to write it. We had a fantastic time at your wedding evening. It was a privilege to play for you and your lovely guests and we enjoyed the thumping disco afterwards! If you do find an excuse, we would love to hear from you again. Regards Paul Paul Smith , Manager and lead musician.

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Thanks Paul and team for a great performance. The brief was for an inclusive ceilidh for people of all abilities and you delivered bang on brief. We're still getting plaudits from guests in terms if how great you were and what a great night it was. We wouldn't hesitate in booking you again or recommending you to others.

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to let us know how we did at your Mum's big birthday party Duncan.We had a great time and are so pleased we lived up to expectations. It was a fantastic party and we had a whale of a time. Paul Manager and lead musician

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We hired the band for our wedding reception on the 9th April. The band were very friendly and professional, and the booking process was nice and easy. Many of our guests told us that the ceilish was a high point of our reception, and a really good idea. Some guests had never danced this kind of dance before, but the caller made everything nice and easy to understand, and everyone had a really great time. I would recommend Bathsheba's Wedding very highly.

Hi Charlotte & Callum Thank you for a lovely evening at your celebrations at Dorton House. We had a fantastic time and your guests were just so energetic! We really appreciate your taking the time to review our performance and are so pleased to hear you had a really great time. You deserve it! Regards Paul Manager and lead musician

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Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band's response

Many thanks to Bathsheba's wedding for providing the ceilidh at our wedding last week. They were good fun and professional, and charged us a very reasonable price. Both the musicians and the caller were of a high quality and had most of our guests up dancing and helped to create a great atmosphere for all our guests. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!

Hi Ben and Becky Thank you for a great review. We really do appreciate your taking the time. We had a lovely time at St Albans School and it was great to see so many of your guests getting stuck in. We thought the stage looked great and would ask you to pass on our thanks to the lighting engineer and to Gordon who was so very helpful. Regards Paul Manager and lead musician

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This talented band made our wedding day extra special. They played at our barn dance in the evening and did a fantastic job. They gave us a good variety of dances and tunes, with a great combination of instruments. They made it easy for everyone to join in - young and old, and were very encouraging of our efforts. Some of our guests were elderly and infirm - nevertheless the music was so lively that they also were able to enjoy the evening. The caller was very clear and the rapport between the band members helped to make a lovely atmosphere. They were very professional in their prompt replies to e-mails and in getting their equipment in and out of the venue. We would definitely book them again.

Dear Paul & Jen Thank you for a lovely review. It was so good of you to take the time and trouble. Well, what an absolutely smashing time we had with you and your fantastic guests in Oxford Town Hall. They really seemed to enjoy the evening, almost as much as we did I should think! Thank you for choosing our band and I do hope we meet again . Regards Paul Manager and lead musician

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Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band's response

A very approachable, professional and entertaining band! They played for a very mixed set of ages all of whom had a great time! The band adapted to our needs seamlessly and our guests were visibly happy and were complementary about the set up. They even added some wonderfully unexpected and personal touches such as walking my new bride and I into the barn as they played. I would strongly recommend this group to anyone!

Hi Chris Thank you for putting time by to write us a lovely review. We had a great time at your reception and it's smashing to hear you both and your guests had a happy time. We loved it too! Regards Paul Manager and lead musician

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