A selection of the comments we have received ...

Dark Horse Ceilidh Band in a recording studio in Harrogate

We booked this band for our wedding reception and the guests loved it. Great music and caller, band turned up and all set up on time. Would highly recommend and certainly book again.

Sara (November 2016)


Can you thank all of your band … for a fantastic evening. You got the pace just right… the caller was SO patient … you are all obviously very experienced to know what to do but also the music was lovely to listen to.

Sue (October 2016)


Thank you so much for your band's performance on Saturday night, everyone had a wonderful time. Several people specifically commented on how good the band was both on the night and the next morning. I'm sure you noticed how enthusiastic a group we were about the ceilidh and this was certainly in part down to the band's wonderful playing and Maggie's very clear calling. You were right on time and gave me no cause for worry on the night which is invaluable when holding an event. All members of the band were polite and friendly and happy to answer any questions I had. Maggie did an excellent job of pitching her calling just right and everyone had a good idea of what they were doing without feeling patronised or like the explanations were too long! The music itself was expertly played and the variety in the tunes was lovely.

Hambleton Foodshare (September 2016)


Just to say a HUGE, ENORMOUS thank you to you and the other Dark Horses for the most wonderful evening of music and dancing … I have had no end of really, really positive comments about the band, your music, the calling … and general ambience that you all helped to create. Wish I was doing it all again next Saturday!!

Hattie (August 2016)


Thank you for making our special night a great success.

Lynne (June 2016)


Thank you for doing such a great ceilidh at our wedding. The music was wonderful, the calling was spot on … Many people have told us how much they enjoyed the ceilidh and it was obvious on the day that everyone was joining in and having a great time.

Claire & Phil (April 2016)


Loads of great feedback and people wanting ceilidhs … we all had the best night and thank you for being so patient.

Debra (September 2015)


You were brilliant and we had a great time!

Alice (September 2015)


Thanks so much for making our wedding day such a memorable one! Thanks for your enthusiasm & we are happy to recommend!

Mr & Mrs Ellory-Hoare (July 2015)


We want to pass on a HUGE THANK YOU to you and your Band for bringing Burns Night to life for us on Saturday! … The comments from guests on the night were all fantastic: "all so professionally done", "great music all night!", "who knew a Ceilidh could be so much fun!?", "seamless event", "hysterical! Can we do it again?"; I could go on … Your Band played in such an animated way, clearly enjoying themselves as much as we were. Big thank you to Don [guest caller] for being so patient with our hapless efforts! He has a very calm demeanour and his experience helped enormously.

Eileen (January 2015)


The band were very friendly, polite and capable. We especially appreciated how discrete you were when setting up … The variety and level of dances were good, the calling and the music excellent, and the tunes between dances were enjoyable too … I think the evening was paced very well overall, with a good balance of dancing and drinks/recovery breaks for people's energy levels. The music was fantastic - we found the band via their website, as we were looking for a band with a fiddle, and it really was worth it.

Anne-Marie and Joe (December 2014)


Our thanks for the role played by the Dark Horse Ceilidh Band in our social event last night. The feedback from everyone who attended was very positive, and they all seemed to have enjoyed the relaxed fun of the occasion. Please thank the other members of the band for making the dancing such an enjoyable part of the evening.

Tony (October 2014)


An excellent evening thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks.

Terriann (August 2014)


Many thanks … It was a good night enjoyed by all from the feedback I've heard already and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the band, so I wish to pass on our thanks to you and your band for such a good dancing opportunity.

Ali (January 2014)


Thank you for a fabulous evening.

Liz (January 2014)


I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday night, it was exactly what we were looking for … I think it worked really well. It was nice to see everyone across the age range up on the dance floor. Thanks again.

Ruth (May 2013)


Thank you ever so much for coming and playing at the Burns Night party on Friday night. It was a great night and everyone we have spoken to has said the same – that the dancing was the icing on the cake – great fun after the excellent traditional meal. Please thank all the band and caller for making it so special for us.

Nick & Anne (January 2013)


Many thanks for making our Ruby Wedding anniversary so enjoyable … everyone seemed to have a good time. So, maybe we'll see you all again!

Lydia (September 2012)


I would just like to thank the Dark Horse Band very much indeed for the wonderful evening you gave us last Saturday. The music was excellent … I really enjoyed the mandolin playing! … and Maggie was a first-class caller. We would certainly recommend you!

Hilary (June 2012)


The dancing was was great – better than the fish and chips!

Christina, aged 12 (June 2012)


Just a quick email to thank you all very much for Saturday night. Everyone had a great deal of fun and the facebook chatter about it was fantastic. Thank you again and I hope you all enjoyed it too.

Anne (June 2012)


On behalf of Harrogate Choral Society Publicity and Fundraising Committee I should like to thank the Dark Horse Ceilidh Band for a most enjoyable and entertaining evening … Feedback from choir members indicates that a good time was had by all – with demands that the event should be repeated! The lively music and the clarity of the caller made for a great performance by the ceilidh band, all of which contributed to a wonderful atmosphere and fun evening. The funds raised exceeded our expectations and it is especially rewarding for the Society to be able to present a generous cheque to Yorkshire Cancer Research as well as supporting HCS. So, a big thank you once again to everyone in the Dark Horse Ceilidh Band – we had a great time and we hope you did too.

Tessa (April 2011)