New Years Eve 2013 (Village group celebration) with caller Barbara Garfath and Mike, John & Ted.
Saturday 26th October 2013 with caller Dick Williams & Mike, Luke, & Ted
have added Sat 25 October 2014 to my diary and I know many of my friends
will be looking to hire you too in-between time!
Tracie www.tracieslatinclub.co.uk - home of Salsa, Argentine Tango, Ballroom and all things Latin in Southampton
Saturday 20th September 2013 with caller Steve Cunio & Mike, Luke, & Stephen
Saturday 14th September 2013 (Club social) with caller Charles Haskell, Luke, Stephen & Lucy.
Thanks for the band & the fun we had. All had a wonderful time.
Saturday 3rd August 2013 (40th birthday celebration) with caller Charles Haskell, Mike, Ted and Paul.
Hi Pam (Barn & Line Dance Dance Agency),
Just to say a huge huge thank you to The Woodsiders. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely and they were very good fun and helped the day be so memorable for us. I think nearly everyone got up for a dance and the band were good at getting people to join in.
Please pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the band. They really helped our birthday celebrations go off with a bang!
Saturday 3rd August 2013 (70th birthday celebration) with caller Barbara Garfath and Luke, Lucy & Stephen.
Saturday 27th July 2013 (50th wedding celebration) with caller Barbara Garfath and Mike, David & Derek.
The guests at our celebration last Saturday are saying how much they enjoyed the occasion and how good the Woodsiders were. So very many thanks to you and your group for helping make the event so memorable.
Yours very sincerely,
John and Hilary
Saturday 4th May 2013 (25th wedding celebration) with caller Charles Haskell & Luke, John & Ted
I would just like to say a huge thank you for giving my husband and I a wonderful barn dance on Saturday to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Everyone had a really good time. Many of the guests had never been to a barn dance before said they had so much fun.
Many thanks again
Saturday 30th March 2013 (18th birthday celebration) with caller Charles Haskell & Mike, Luke & Ted
Thank you to you all for a wonderful afternoon on Saturday for Annice's birthday - I had so many great comments about the event and that is all down to you - I'm now trying to decide what event I can hold next that I can book you for! Annice was thrilled with the whole thing and she (for once) enjoyed being the centre of attention!
Saturday 9th March 2013 (18th birthday celebration) with caller Charles Haskell & Mike, Ted & Graham
Thanks again from us all for great barn dance and all the efforts on the Blues Brothers songs.
had a great time and so did all his friends.
Saturday 23rd February 2013 with caller Barbara Garfath & John, Ted & Derek
Hi Mike and Barbara!
Andrew and I just wanted to say a huge thanks for such a great barn dance last week at our wedding at Hill Place! We thought the band played brilliantly and sounded great in the house and Barbara did a great job of calling. It was so much fun and very entertaining.
All our guests have told us how much they enjoyed the dancing too. It was a big hit with young and old alike, which is what we were hoping for. So it was a huge success!
Thanks once again!
Saturday 8th September 2012 with caller Barbara Garfath & Mike, Luke, & Stephen
Hello Mike and Barbara
I just wanted to say a really big thank you for playing at my 40th birthday party on Saturday. I had a fabulous time and I know that all my family and friends did too. Thanks again for a very special night
1st September 2012 with caller Dick Williams & Luke, John & Ted
Saturday 11th August 2012 with caller Charles Haskell & Luke, John & Ted
Paul and I would like to thank Charles and the band for their superb music and dancing at the wedding reception of our daughter Julia and William, in Hambledon on 11th August. The choice of music, dances and pacing was excellent. Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
With best wishes
Saturday 28th July 2012 with caller Reg Hutchings
hope you are well.
had some excellent feedback from staff about your band and how fantastic you
were Saturday night so I would love to put you on our recommended suppliers
Sales & Events Coordinator, Lydiard
Park Conference Centre, Swindon
Sunday 1st July 2012 - afternoon Street Party with caller Charles Haskell
Thanks so much to all
for a wonderful barn dance.
Monday 4th June 2012 with caller Charles Haskell & Luke, John & Ted
Please will you give our sincere thanks to the team who came to play and lead us through the barn dances on Monday 4th June at Wickham. The feedback has been really positive and the children are still taking about it at school this morning. Great thatís what I wanted to do for them to remember the Jubilee.
Thank you all very much.
Sue Roger-Jones - Vice Chair Wickham Parish Council.
Saturday 14th April 2012 with caller Charles Haskell
Dear Mike Bunce,
I just wanted so say what a great evening we had on the 14th April. The band played extremely well and the caller pitched everything perfectly to the very mixed group that we had at our Daughter's wedding. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it and our Romanian guests, who had never been to a barn dance before, thought that it was wonderful fun.
So many thanks to the Woodsiders and Charles (the caller),
Saturday 17th March 2012 with caller Charles Haskell & Luke, John & Ted
We would like to thank you for being our barn dance band for our wedding reception and making the evening entertainment special. We appreciated the dance for us where I got my sister to round almost everyone from upstairs to come down so that we could thank them for coming.
Alison and John
Saturday 25th February 2012 with caller Charles Haskell
Saturday 7th January 2012 with caller Charles Haskell
Just wanted to thank you all so much for last night. You are the talk of Warsash. Everyone had a fab time . You were brilliant and made my birthday complete with lots of lovely memories.
Saturday 22nd October 2011 with caller Charles Haskell
Saturday 8th October 2011 wedding reception barn dance with caller Barbara Garfath
Saturday 10th September 2011 with caller Ian Puffett and guest musicians
Both Szymon and myself would like to thank you and the whole band for providing such a fantastic evenings entertainment for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and we thought you were all fantastic!
was a real compliment to our special day and would not hesitate to
recommend you or use you again ourselves (perhaps our anniversary!).
Please pass on our thanks to all involved.
Saturday 2nd September 2011 with caller Charles Haskell
Sunday 24th July 2011 with caller Graham Taylor
Mike and Team
quick note to say thank you very much for such an entertaining
performance. Sorry more people didnít dance but everyone
thoroughly enjoyed themselves including of course me. I hope you
will get some enquiries from some of my guests.
Saturday 23rd July 2011 with caller Charles Haskell
thanks to you, Luke, Colin and Charles for making
you once again.
Saturday 21st May 2011 with caller Barbara Garfath & Luke, John & Ted
I would just like to say thank you to the band and caller for their performance at Hart Stud on Saturday 21st May 2011. Without exception they were enjoyed by everyone young and old an we would highly recommend them in the future. The tolerance of the caller and band trying to teach the dances was marvelous making it good fun throughout the evening.
Once again many thanks for making it a lovely evening.
Regards Alan Skipper
...... and on the same night with caller Charles Haskell and Mike, Colin & Anna
Thank you so much to Charles and the Woodsiders for making my 40th party barn dance such a success. I had a brilliant time and everyone commented on how excellent the band was. I would recommend you to others without hesitation.
Saturday 23rd April 2011 with caller Charles Haskell
Thank you so much for entertaining us all so well on Saturday night. We had a fantastic time!
Jean and Mike Howell
Wednesday 13th April 2011 with caller Charles Haskell
Just a quick email to say thank you once again for making our conference dinner a very special evening. The committee had so much fun as did the delegates. We had some excellent feedback. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band and the caller.
We will be sure to recommend you to our friends.
Saturday 19th March 2011 with caller Charles Haskell
I didnít get a chance to say thank you and goodbye to you and your gang on Saturday...
So, many thanks to you all! It was a smashing party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Saturday 12th February 2011 with caller Charles Haskell
Hello, just back from wonderful two week sunny honeymoon and wanted to say thank you for the fantastic music at our wedding reception. The caller was fantastic and everyone got up and had a go - it was just great fun which was exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for your friendly and very professional service.
Gill and Keven Ward
Saturday 13th November 2010 with caller Barbara Garfath
We just wanted to thank you all for the barn dance on Saturday we had a great evening
Miriam and Jody
Saturday 11th September 2010 with caller Barbara Garfath and guest musicians
Saturday 31st July 2010 with caller Mike Whitford
We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the band members that played for our wedding on 31st July at Compton Acres. The barn dancing was brilliant fun, enjoyed by all ages and we've received so many comments from guests who enjoyed it. The band played a perfect rendition of McGuillycuddy's for our first dance - an event everyone particularly enjoyed, especially with our own attempt at the choreography! They were extremely accommodating (even inviting one of my guests who's a violinist to play along!) and fantastic musicians so please do pass on our compliments and thanks. It was a great highlight to a perfect day.
With very best wishes,
Shelley & Nick Gent
Saturday 17th July 2010 with caller Mike Whitford and guest musicians
Dear Mike and the Woodsiders,
We returned from honeymoon last Wednesday and wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you to the band who played at our wedding on 17th July at Brockhurst School. Caller Mike was fantastic and the musicians tremendous. Lots of our guests have commented on how much fun the dancing was and you only have to look at some of the photos to see how much people enjoyed it! We hope we'll be able to think up another excuse for a ceilidh/barn dance in the future and would have absolutely no hesitation in booking the Woodsiders again.
Saturday 10th July 2010 with caller Reg Hutchings
Mike and band,
Saturday 19th June 2010 with caller Mike Whitford
Saturday 22nd May 2010 with caller Charles Haskell and guest musicians
Saturday 8th May 2010 with caller Mike Whitford
Saturday 1st May 2010 with caller Calvin Sims
wanted to say a big thank you for performing at our Silver Wedding Barn
Dance. Sorry we didn't get a chance to thank you at the end. Everyone
really enjoyed the evening and the dancing was perfect - just the right
Saturday 17th April 2010 with caller Charles Haskell and guest musicians
Sorry it took so long but we have been very busy getting settled into married life! Thank you very much for the great evenings entertainment you provided at our wedding on 17th April this year. Everyone enjoyed them selves and they are still talking about it now! We have lots of good pictures of the dancing and hope to encourage other engaged couples to book a Ceilidh band for their wedding receptions to keep us in practice!
Saturday 13th March 2010 with caller Charles Haskell
We are back from our Honeymoon now (not to mention back to work!). Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you are your fellow musicians for a fantastic barn dance! It really was great and far exceeded our expectations; in particular the caller Charles was superb and his instructions very clear for all. We have had lots of people say how much they enjoyed it - so much better than the normal disco! Thank you again - we will definitely be recommending you to our friends!
Dean & Helen.
Saturday 27th February 2010 with caller Barbara Garfath and guest musicians
Saturday 13th February 2010 with caller Mike Whitford
a quick note to say thank you so much for the excellent entertainment you
provided for my 40th birthday party. It truly was a great
evening and everyone who came along has said to me how much they enjoyed
you again and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is
looking to book a party.
you again and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is
looking to book a party.
Sunday 20th December 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
Saturday 28th November 2009 with caller Charles Haskell
Thank you for the fantastic ceilidh you gave us at the Marriott hotel in Bournemouth last Saturday. It was hugely enjoyed by all and it was a great testimony to yourselves that so many people got up and danced. Many of the guests did not know each other and the way everyone was brought together on the dance floor was really good. We have received many compliments on your behalf since and loads of photo's of everyone having lots of fun. A special thanks to Charles who did an amazing job as the caller.
We'd certainly recommend you to anyone interested in having a ceilidh.
Thanks once again.
All the best,
Ray Naicker & David Maxwell
Saturday 24th October 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
Saturday 5th September 2009 with guest musicians and caller Charles Haskell
Saturday 1st August 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
Tuesday 21st July 2009 with caller Mike Whitford (for year 9 pupils at Thornden School)
Just a quick note (it's end of term tomorrow!) to say thank you so much for helping to make our Celtic Day such a success. My kids were buzzing when they left and I know they really appreciated your workshop. I am truly grateful for your contribution - beware, we may want you again next year!
Saturday 11th July 2009 with caller Charles Haskell
Dear Mike and band (and Charles!)
Thank you all so much for a fantastic evening to celebrate the 18th Birthday of our son, Joe. We all had a brilliant time - you allowed me to relax (well, once we'd found the bread knife!) and dance with all our guests and leave the music and organisation to you. Joe was delighted with it all - his friends all said it was the best party ever - and the family really enjoyed the mix of ages. Success!! Thanks again - we will recommend you to everyone!
Saturday 4th July 2009 with guest musicians and caller Barbara Garfath
Saturday 27th June 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
Lee and I would like to say a massive thank you to Woodsiders for playing at our party on Saturday night. Everyone had a great time and by the end of the set there were lots of people joining in. Those that didn't join in had just as much fun watching!
Anna and Lee Webber
Saturday 6th June 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
Friday 22nd May 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
Saturday 9th May 2009 with caller Barbara Garfath
Saturday 2nd May 2009 with caller Charles Haskell
Friday 1st May 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
I just wanted to thank you, the rest of the band and the caller for making our barn dance last night such an enjoyable and successful event. The music was marvelous and even though the dancing was creative at times that added to the fun! The feedback has been great and there is already talk of a repeat event next year!
It was a real pleasure to meet you all. Have a lovely weekend
It was a real pleasure to meet you all. Have a lovely weekend
Saturday 4th April 2009 with caller Charles Haskell
Saturday 14th February 2009 with caller Mike Whitford
Thanks for your playing on Saturday. Everyone really enjoyed it, especially me!
Saturday 20th December 2008 with caller Mike Whitford
Just want to say big thank you for making my party so special - everybody is still talking about the dancing and lovely music. Please thank the rest of the group and wish them merry Christmas and happy new year,
Saturday 13th December 2008 with caller Charles Haskell. A 10th wedding anniversary party (we played for their wedding celebration in 1998). A great Oxford venue to
Thank you for a fantastic evening last night. We really had the best time ever, mainly due to your excellent playing and Charles' brilliant calling. All the friends I've spoken to have said how good the band was, so thank you very, very much.
Damion and I enjoyed ourselves hugely and I think I danced every dance - I didn't want to miss any!! My favourites were the special dance where I got to hug everyone, the' slapping your knees one' and 'stripping the willow'.
Thank you SO much for helping the party go so well.
Saturday 25th October 2008 with caller Mike Whitford
Saturday 11th October 2008 with caller Colin Andrews & guest musicians
Just a note to say a huge thank-you for such an enjoyable evening last Saturday. We had started the week very worried that we hadn't sold enough tickets and ended up almost turning people away ! Thank you very much for providing such wonderful music. The feedback has been fantastic - every one had a marvelous time.
wishes Fiona Thompson.
Saturday 27th September 2008 with caller Mike Whitford and guest musicians
Saturday 20th September 2008 with caller Mike Whitford
Saturday 16th August 2008 with caller Graham Taylor
Saturday 5th July 2008 with guest musicians and caller Barbara Garfath
Saturday 5th July 2008 (afternoon) with caller Barbara Garfath
We do want to thank you and your colleagues most warmly for your contribution to our party in Littleton on Saturday. Universally, people appreciated the barn dance throughout, and some who are seasoned barn dance goers thought the band and the caller were second to none. So thank you. And please pass on our thanks to Colin and Luke and Babs as well - she is tremendous!
Saturday 27th June 2008 with caller Mike Whitford for the Jigsaw appeal :-
Saturday 10th May 2008 with caller Barbara Garfath:-
Dear Mike and fellow band members,
Thank you so much for a great evening last Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we had many compliments from friends and family saying what a great time they had. A Barn Dance is truly for all ages- everyone enjoyed the dancing. Thank you for helping us celebrate our wedding with family & friends.
Jac & Mike
Saturday 26th April 2008 with caller Mike Whitford:-
Saturday 1st March 2008 with caller Mike Whitford and guest musicians:-
Hello Mike and the Band,
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for the terrific music and dancing which you provided for our wedding barn dance. The evening was enjoyed by all, young and old, and many have commented to us that they want us to do it all over again!!
We'll definitely be booking you again for a big birthday party next year, and will have to do it soon as we see that you are already taking bookings for 2010 - just have to find a bigger hall so that more of us can dance together.
Thanks again for giving us all such a fun time.
Ceara and Trevor Watson
Saturday 2nd February 2008 with caller Barbara Garfath and guest musicians:-
Saturday 12th January 2008 with caller Barbara Garfath:-
Mike, I know we said all this on the night, but..........it bears repeating, that we thoroughly enjoyed your band and Barbara as caller on Saturday. The whole event was a resounding success and a lot of that credit goes to the band.