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Extracts from emails/cards received from clients


Just a little note to thank Northern Lights for performing at our wedding. The ceilidh was great fun and everyone clearly had a wonderful time! We hope you enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed dancing!

Sarah and Barry Dent

Wedding at Jesmond Dene House – 17 September 2016


Thank you so much to you and the rest of the band. The music was marvellous and we are so glad that you could come and play for us.

Sue Mavin

Family party at Whittle Farm, Thropton – 23 July 2016


Just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful music the Northern Lights Ceilidh Band provided at our daughter’s wedding. They sounded amazing and added to the occasion in a very special way.  So many people commented on the quality of the music and the ambience they created.  You provided our guests with enjoyment and great fun.

Maureen and Tom Earley

Wedding at Jesmond Dene House – 30 May 2016


Thank you again for such a lovely evening – everyone enjoyed the music so much!

Maggie and Chris

Wedding at Matfen Hall - 30 December 2015


I just wanted to thank you and your team, albeit belatedly, for a wonderful Ceilidh on our wedding day. We had such a wonderful time and our guests enjoyed themselves very much (those who weren’t too shy to throw themselves into it!)

Gemma and Steven

Wedding at Matfen Hall – 13 December 2015


We had a fabulous evening, due in no small part to the Band's excellent playing and Elaine's very encouraging and good humoured calling.  Everyone seems to have enjoyed it immensely and Neil and I certainly did.  I would certainly use the Band again and am very happy to recommend you to others if the occasion arises. I hope that you all enjoyed it too - please thank all your members from me.

Nicola Reasbeck

60th birthday party at Newton Village Hall – 2 August 2015


Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band for making our evening a success. Everyone who attended the party enjoyed your music and the dancing.

Could you please pass on our thanks to the other band members, we would certainly recommend your band and would have no hesitation in asking you play at any other celebrations we may have in the future.

Derek and Jenny Wells

60 th birthdays and 40 th wedding anniversary - 14 February 2015


We wanted to email you to thank the Northern Lights for playing at our wedding in Matfen last month. We, and all our guests, had such a fantastic time - I don't think I missed a dance! Several guests commented on how much they had enjoyed the ceilidh, even those who hadn’t really done ceilidhs before. The music sounded great and had everyone up dancing and the caller was really clear. The whole atmosphere hit the right note for us, very relaxed and fun, just what we wanted for our wedding.

Thanks again for playing for us, we had a brilliant night.

Jen and Matt Hooper

Wedding at Matfen Brewery, 17 October 2014


Jen and I wanted to thank you all personally for playing at our wedding on Saturday, 9th August 2014 at the Garden Station. The day was perfect, just as we had imagined, only made better by all your fantastic musical instruments. We are so appreciative of you coming along, and every single one of our guests commented on how amazing you all were. Jen and I are very grateful and hope to see you all again very soon.

Chris, Jen and Charlotte

Wedding at Langley Garden Station - 9 August 2014


Just a short note to say thank you for playing at Laura and Daniel’s wedding. The ceilidh was a brilliant success for all the guests, deaf or hearing. One deaf girl never missed a dance, and the caller was superb. Thank you again for contributing to a wonderful evening.

Josephine Coull

Wedding at Tithe Barn, Carlisle - 31 May 2014


Just a note to thank you very much indeed for helping to make my birthday party a success. Everyone enjoyed your music. Hope you enjoyed your night.

Judith Graham

70 th birthday party at West Newham Farm, Milbourne - 24 May 2014


It was nice to meet you on the 29th at Alnwick Castle and I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for contributing to what was a very enjoyable day. Lots of people said they really enjoyed the ceilidh, so thanks again for providing the entertainment.

Jon Kennedy

Wedding at Alnwick Castle - 29 March 2014


We just wanted to say thank you to Northern Lights for playing at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed the ceilidh so much and it now contains so many happy memories for us – watching all our friends and family spin and dance and laugh! Thank you for the CD which is a great keepsake, although I haven’t quite managed to persuade Si to dance with me round the living room… yet! Thank you all so much.

Susie and Simon

Wedding at Alnwick Garden - 6 October 2012


Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The ceilidh was perfect and everyone had so much fun (especially us!). Thanks also for our CD!

Love from Jess and Tom

Wedding at Beaumont House, Stocksfield - 18 August 2012


My husband and I were married this past August at Matfen Hall, and you played at our evening party. You and I emailed back and forth quite a lot, figuring out what to do for our first dance, and we ended up deciding on My Bonny Lad as we walked down the staircase followed by the trio of Irish jigs.

It was simply the most perfect choice - we've never had such fun in our lives! (And to think, my husband had even been shy of dancing!) All of our guests were absolutely delighted, and almost everyone ended up joining in. Thank you SO much for sharing your music with us. It made the evening simply unforgettable, not just for us, but for all the guests as well. Guests told us it was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding, thanks to you and your wonderfully spirited music. We had such a good time, we should have booked a double set! Simply magical!

Thank you also for the CD with our first dance songs on it. Just playing it still makes me well up. I have attached a few photos, just for fun. Sorry we don't have any of just the band, but I think they capture the spirit of the occasion, anyway.

Thanks again for everything - wishing you all the best in the new year.
Warm regards, Bailey and Gary Bratton

Wedding at Matfen Hall - 6 August 2012


We just wanted to thank you and the rest of the Northern Lights Ceilidh Band for playing for our Ruby Wedding celebration on Saturday. Everybody really enjoyed your playing – you helped to make the evening very special.

Ian and Wendy Edmonds

Ruby wedding, Stanhope - 4 August 2012


We just wanted to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding. We got our DVD recently so could listen to you properly (without all the circulating!) and it really makes the evening do to have a live ceilidh band. Thank you so much for livening up the occasion! Hope you are all doing well and showing off your skills at lots more weddings!

Helen Warner and Scott

Wedding at Matfen Hall - 7 April 2012


I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for playing at our wedding on 2nd April at Jesmond Dene House. We couldn't believe how well the ceilidh worked - everybody absolutely loved it and are still talking about it now! Think it was the highlight of the day! Really appreciate it - you were all brilliant and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other brides.

Thanks again,

Emily Sargeant (bride)

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening at my daughter’s (Emily Sargeant) wedding on April 2nd at Jesmond Dene House. Everyone is still talking about the wonderful ceilidh band. The musicians were superb and the caller so welcoming and helpful to all. Please pass on a big thank you to all concerned. How I wish I lived nearer to you all to experience more of your lovely evenings.

Sarah Codman (brides mother)

Wedding at Jesmond Dene House - 2 April 2012


I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your band for the ceilidh at my wedding and apologies for being so late. The speeches went on a bit and everything just takes longer than planned. Thank you for waiting and giving us all such a great ceilidh. The ceilidh seemed to go down a storm and people who were very reluctant to dance were up giving it their all. The choices of dances were perfect as some people knew them already so could show the guests who had probably had too much to drink and were over excitable the steps.The day flew and I didn't get chance to say thank you, but it was truly fantastic and I will mention you to anyone looking for a good ceilidh band. Moon River was perfect too!

Sarah Gargett

Wedding at Brancepeth Castle - 17 September 2011


Having booked the Northern Lights Ceilidh Band for my wedding in Alnwick Castle this year I was certainly not disappointed. Northern Lights were absolutely fantastic! I was looking for a band that would provide a range of Scottish, Irish and Northumbrian music for our evening party and be able to get an excitable group of guests dancing to the traditional music. The band provided their own sound system and the caller was great in directing all the guests (many from European and Asian countries). Everyone had a truly brilliant time and really enjoyed being able to participate in a traditional British dance without any previous experience. The band really helped create an amazing atmosphere to the whole party and have given us a great, great memory.

Overall Rating - 10 out of 10.

Dr Mark Kennedy

Wedding at Alnwick Castle - 18 June 2011


We would just like to say thank you so much to you and your colleagues for performing for us at our wedding. So many of our friends have said how good they thought you were. As we had hoped, the ceilidh was great fun for our friends who didn't usually get up and dance as well for those who did. We were so happy that all ages got up to dance and that the different routines enabled us to mingle with lots of different friends throughout the night.

Anita and Charles Greenall

Wedding at Matfen Hall - 18 August 2011


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