Testimonials

Time has absolutely flown by and I’m so sorry this email is very overdue-can’t believe we’ve been married 6 months already!

We just wanted to say a huge and massive thank you for playing at our wedding!! You played with such energy and excitement that everyone was wanting to join in-including my grandparents who haven’t been on the dance floor for years! The atmosphere you created was so fun and everyone commented how incredibly talented you all were. You taught the dances with such fun- our Scottish guests commented it was one of the best ceilidhs they had ever been to, whilst our English guests still knew what to do! Thank you for your excellent, professional yet personal service to us during our planning. We would 100% recommend you to anyone!


Please feel free to put this in your collection of other wonderful testimonials! We will always be recommending you!

Claire and Mike Philpott

Wedding, November 2018

Apologies that this thank you is long overdue, and that I didn't get much time on the day to say hi and thank you in person (it went so quick!!). 

 

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for playing at our wedding at Thornton Manor Lakeside Marquee on 26 October. 

 

You were absolutely fantastic. The ceilidh was brilliant and the calling was a lot of fun! You kept everyone going and having a great time, despite the chaos of a bunch of English folk trying it out for the first time! I really appreciated you playing the first dance song - it meant a lot to me and sounded fantastic (even if it did have the grandparents in tears!). I will not hesitate to recommend you

Kate Schofield

Wedding

Thank you very much for your wonderful music at my wedding celebration in Falkirk last month. The piano music during the dinner was just perfect, and came complete with all of our favourite requests played beautifully. The ceilidh was an absolute joy for beginners and experienced dancers alike, and the clear guidance throughout made sure that everybody had a great time. The disco was great too and came with wonderful atmospheric lighting. I couldn't have asked for more.

 

I'd also like to thank you for working around our very delayed schedule! Thanks for staying late to make sure that everyone could enjoy a fantastic dance and disco - we sincerely appreciated this. 

 

Best wishes to you all!

Eamonn and Anna

Wedding

Hi Michael, just wanted to drop you a wee email to say a huge thanks to the band for a wonderful evening that made our wedding unforgettable! It was the perfect end to a perfect day: brilliant atmosphere and such a great sound from a trio!! We were also very surprised at how you managed to get even the most left footed guests up during the course of the evening! Brill band and hope we get to hear you again!

Aimee and John

Wedding

Hi Michael - You guys were fantastic and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We had quite a few Scots at the wedding who've been to a lot of ceilidhs and several people commented on how good you were and how easy it was to follow the dances.

Also, thanks for the Facebook video link - I've shared it so all the friends and family who came can see it. 

Pete and Katie Weaver

Wedding

Big thank you to the Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band who played at our wedding in Northern Ireland last month. The band were amazing and our guests couldn't get enough of the ceilidh. Thanks for being so great to deal with and for making sure all the planning for this part of the day was as easy as possible. It I would recommend these guys to anyone planning a ceilidh at their wedding, and they were so willing to travel over from the mainland as well! Thanks again.

Jenny Quinn

Wedding

Thank you so much for Sunday, The Ceilidh was great fun and everyone enjoyed it. Although, I didn't get much dancing in, it sounded great and everyone commented on how superb you and the other chaps were.

 

So once again Thank you very much

 

Louise and Rob

Wedding

Hi Michael,

Thank you so much to Tartan Trio for providing such a talented quartet to play at our wedding. The band were fantastic and we had so many comments from our guests to say how much they loved the music and the dancing. Our Scottish friends were particularly impressed and we think the number of people on the floor for every dance was a testament to how good the band were.  

We were really impressed with the caller – I’m sorry we don’t remember her name. Her instructions were kept brief, but were given really clearly and with great humour and we were soon getting on with each dance.  We loved that the tempo was gradually increased during each dance so that by the end we were literally flying though them!

Auld Lang Syne was a really special moment and a chance for us to look around at all of our friends having so much fun, and to really soak in the moment. The transition into the disco was very smooth and thank you for including so many of our requested songs in the playlist. We cannot recommend you highly enough.

Once again, thank you so much for a great night which really made our special day so incredible.

Mike and Suzy Hatton

Wedding

It was a great event and the band were amazing - Everyone had lots of fun. Thanks

Sarah Kant

Party

What a fantastic night band were fab. My feet are so sore - always a sign of a good knees up!

Janette Stephenson

Party

Bravissimo! What a lovely evening of dance in the Piazza. We thoroughly enjoyed having the trio to perform at the Cantiere and the enjoyment they brought to our staff. The inclusive style of the dancing was very inkeeping with the festivals values. I wish you a great 2015 and hope to meet again soon!

Andrea Francese

Corporate Event

Hi Michael,

We had a great wedding a few weeks ago, and many thanks to you and the band for playing for us. The ceilidh was a great success and got everyone up dancing! The calling was really clear and easy to follow for us English folk!! Thanks so much for helping to make it. great day. 

Best wishes

Lizzie and Nick

Wedding

Hello Michael,

We had a great party .Huge thanks to The Tartan Trio for playing for us ,the evening  just flew past .We will definitely be recommending them to our friends .Pam

Pam Tatam

Private Party

We wanted to say thank you to the Tartan Trio for our fantastic wedding reception. We thoroughly enjoyed it. There were many there who had never taken part in a ceilidh before and said how much the enjoyed it. 

 

 

 

Thank you again

Julie Russell

Wedding

Thank you to the Tartan Trio who played at our mum's 60th birthday ceilidh last weekend. It was a fantastic evening and everyone had a great time! The music was excellent and the caller did a great job of keeping everyone in check. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others.

 

Thanks again

Sarah and Matt

Birthday Party

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We never actually got to speak on the day but I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the Band for an amazing evening. 
 

You were all so professional and fun and made our wedding so memorable. I was so impressed that there was always a full compliment of dancers on the floor which is always testament to the skills of caller and band - people couldn't wait to get up to dance. I only wish my dress would have allowed a little more dancing for myself - however it was a joy to watch people having a great time. 
 

I have had so many comments on how fantastic you all were and where we managed to find you! 
 

Thank you again for such a wonderful and memorable evening for us and our guests.
 

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Elizabeth and Darren

Wedding, May 2019

My wife and I had a black tie/kilted dinner dance recently with over 90 guests of all ages. The highlight of the evening was the  Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band .They had everyone up dancing and having fun and with a professional dance caller it all went incredibly well. We would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone looking for a traditional, energetic,  professional  Ceilidh Band .

Many thanks Michael to you and the band for making it such a successful and memorable evening.

Joan and Stuart Miller

Stuart Miller

Private Party

I just wanted say a massive thanks to the band for last weekend. Everyone had a great time dancing and everyone that was new it it said how fantastic the caller was at getting everyone into it. 

 

Please pass on my thanks to the team. 

Jonathan Culley

Wedding

We just wanted to thank you again for playing so wonderfully at our wedding in St Andrews in July (sorry it’s taken so long for us to email you, but hopefully you got the thank you card we sent).

We had an absolute blast and so did our guests – a lot of them were ceilidh novices but have told us how much they enjoyed themselves, and now can’t wait until their next chance for a ceilidh! You had everyone involved and helped them through the dances in a fun and entertaining way, and who could forget such a long strip the willow line - we were exhausted by the end of it! The disco was a great end to the night and you chose a perfect mix of songs.

We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a ceilidh band for their wedding!L

Laura and Tom

Wedding

Thank you Tartan Trio for a great ceilidh to top off a great day at our fundraising event. We were itching at the bit to dance and you got feet tapping from the start - even during your little sound check. Mike was excellent at calling and so good that even my other half felt confident to get up! As we said to you as you were packing up, we'll definitely be buying tickets for Hogmanay. See you again soon.

Irene Parker

Hogmanay

My first ever New Year in Scotland! Thank you for giving me the best Hogmanay ever! You were all amazing! Xxxx

Kerry Whiteside

Hogmanay

I just wanted to say thank you for the Ceilidh at Stefan and Louise’s wedding.  We really enjoyed it and your patience at talking through the steps was much appreciated.

Thanks again.

Anne Salkeld

Wedding

We just wanted to drop you a quick email before we are off on honeymoon to say thank you for playing last night.  The music and calling were truly excellent, and so many of our guests have told us how much they enjoyed the ceilidh - the fitness test component included.....  We had a fantastic night and it was lovely to see everyone getting involved and having so much fun. Even Mr Perfect.

Vicky and Rob

Wedding

Sorry I missed you at the end of the ceilidh on Saturday - our two girls were ready to drop, so I was on bedtime duty. 

 

Thanks so much for the ceilidh, everyone absolutely loved it and we all had a fantastic time. The band were just brilliant and it sounded fantastic in the hall with the high ceilings.

 

Katie College

Party

Thank you for making my party a night to remember. My guests and I had storming good fun at the ceilidh!

Assunta Del Piore

Birthday

Hi Michael. Just sending a little message to tell you how much Michelle and I really enjoyed the night with you guys. The dancing was fab. Loved it: our favourites were the slide slide slide up down and loved the train and spinning one. Every ones been talking bout it since. Take care and see you again for Michelle’s 40th.

Andy and Michelle

Wedding

Brilliant night! Highly recommend this young band. They are led by a charismatic drummer, who not only managed to break through that 'first up on the floor shyness' of the crowd but also managed to keep them there all night! Well done!!

Heather Church

Birthday Party

Hired Michael and the band for our daughter's 21st party. Really fabulous evening everyone got up to dance straight away. With the help from the caller made us all look like we knew what we were doing. Would recommend them.

Hazel MacLennan

Birthday Party

Michael, Thanks to you and your fellow band members for a super ceilidh. Lots of compliments about the music and engagement of the guests. 

Alexis Walker

Birthday Party

you guys were awesome and you totally got people up and dancing (think the dance cards helped too!!!).  I love the video and have sent it to everyone and posted it to my facebook page too.  Well done you were great and we could not have asked for a better band and caller!!! We do hope that we will be able to use you in the future and many of our guests have asked for your details.

Noni Farrelly

Party

I'd just like to say a HUGE thank you to Michael and the band for performing at our special Anniversary Ceilidh in Bristol. Everyone had so much fun, I'm definitely glad that we found a real Scottish Ceilidh band. The calling was especially good as we had rather a few newbies to Ceilidh's, the gradual increase of pace was just perfect.

Hannah Redden

Anniversary Party

What an experience, being an Englishman this was my first ever ceilidh but I can definitely say it won't be my last. The band were fantastic, and I'm glad the drummer kept us all right kept us all right with what we were supposed to be doing!

Mike Rowland

Hogmanay

Hi Michael,

Just a short note to thank you very much to you and the rest of the band for a superb night. Everyone has said what a great day we had and also the band were great with the music and the instructions.

Kathleen Verity

Wedding

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Katie and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to pass on our thanks to the guys for this Saturday at Cote How as it was an absolutely brilliant evening, and everyone had a great time.

The guys from the band were brilliant and couldn’t have been more helpful on the night and were really nice all round personally too.

Needless to say, we had a mixture of amateurs, those who have done quite a view barn dances and then the down right dreadful (think that’s the group I was in 😄) but the calling meant we were all very much able to take part...I think we managed an age range from 3 to 72 for the actual dancing so full marks for making it inclusive to all.

Please pass on our thanks and if we ever need a band again we will happily pick Tartan Trio or recommend them to a friend.

Chris Lewis

Wedding, May 2019

We just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say thank you for providing the celidh at our wedding (20th April).

 

All our guests, and us, had a great time. The band were brilliant and the calling clear and easy to follow. Experienced and novice ceildh dances all had a great time!

Christa Babbs

Wedding, April 2019

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding last month. Everyone had such a great time. The Ceildh was perfect as it got everyone up and dancing, and no-one felt self-conscious. You played a really good mix of songs that suited all abilities and provided great guidance. It was great to end with "Strip the willow" and a 30 second "spin-as-fast-as-you-can". My husband and I danced to as many of the songs as we could, and we were knackered by the end. You really read the room, allowing breaks and continuing with the Ceildh as long as people were dancing (as we had booked the DJ package). We booked you as you had played at my friends wedding in April '17 and we had never had so much fun dancing before. We would fully recommend you to anyone planning an event, especially a wedding. I would also suggest you to anyone who isn't sure what entertainment to have. 

Ruth and Matt

Wedding

The Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band played at the evening reception for my wedding on 30/03/2018. They were brilliant, and my guests were singing their praises. Quite a few guests had not ceilidh danced before, but nearly everyone had a go and enjoyed themselves. The well-practised Scottish contingent also enjoyed the music and dancing. My seven-year-old cousins are still talking about the dancing and what fun they had. Even the groom's 90-year-old granny was able to dance one of the slower dances. Michael did the calling on the day, giving clear instructions for people to follow; he was also great to deal with in the booking process. I can’t recommend them highly enough! Thanks, guys!

Katie Spike

Wedding

I booked this band for my daughter's wedding. They were approachable and professional, and many of our guests who had not previously attended a ceilidh highlighted how much they enjoyed the experience, also commenting on how the members of the band were happy to talk and answer questions from guests that approached them. I would highly recommend The Tartan Trio and I thank them once again for providing their services for what was a very special and memorable day.

Stevene McKillop

Wedding

Michael, Just a quick email to say Thank You very much for last night. We really enjoyed your band last night and had lots of positive comments from our guests. Hope you and your colleagues enjoyed it too and were able to help yourselves to a nice plate of food.

Many regards and all the best for the future.

Sarah and Hank Van Rossum

Party

Thank you so much for being a fabulous part of our Burns NIght Celebrations over the weekend. Everyone had a great time and said how refreshing it was to have a young enthusiastic Ceilidh Band! We will definitely be looking to book you in early next year! x

Jenny Ramage

Corporate Event Burns Night

We were fortunate enough to have the Tartan Trio play for us and our guests at our wedding on Skye. They were superb - lively, helpful and of course talented and fun. I can think of no finer way to have ended our big day - I can't recommend them highly enough

Nigel Wilcock

Wedding

Had our annual undergraduate ball at The Balmoral last week. Was a great night and that was in large part down to The Tartan Trio's awesome performance. The ceilidh was undoubtedly the highlight of the night. Would highly recommend them to anyone else running an event. Quite simply, a fantastic ceilidh band!

Sam from "The Ancients"

Corporate Event

Thank you so much to all of Tartan Trio for coming to Augill Castle for our wedding ceilidh! Our guests commented on the clarity of instructions, encouragement and enthusiasm of the band. We all had such fun and everyone felt welcome to join in whatever their ability or experience of ceilidhs. We thought you were by far the best ceilidh band we have experienced!

Gemma Wilson

Wedding

The band were AWESOME! Streets ahead of everyone else we considered. Michael was a lovely guy who really kept the atmosphere rocking - not that we needed much encouragement - and the whole celebration was utterly magical. Please pass on our thanks to him and the others for making my birthday such a wonderful, unforgettable occasion.

Helen MacLeod

Birthday Party

Went to ceilidh in Glasgow, had a great night. The Tartan Trio ceilidh band where excellent and the Caller who played drums was top class and kept everyone on their toes.