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“The whole team from The Blackthorn Band were amazing and put on some brilliant line dancing for our wedding celebration. Pete made the booking process easy, and Liz was a fantastic caller who managed to get over 90% of our guests on the dance floor! The music was great, 'Achy Breaky Heart' was especially popular, and the dances were simple to learn thanks to Liz's instructions. We had so many comments over the following days about how great the line dancing had been, everyone had so much fun, and the photos and videos of everyone dancing are incredible! Thank you again for a great night, and for leaving us all with some fantastic memories!"

Liz calling with the Blackthorn Band for a wedding party July 2022

Dear Liz, On behalf of Georgie and I we would like to say thank you so much to you and the band for our wedding Ceilidh! The guests barely stopped dancing which is exactly what we were after. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to thank you in person before you left. Best wishes and thanks again.

Scottish ceilidh for a wedding June 2022

Dear Liz, Many thanks to you and your musicians for the marvellous barn dance on Saturday.  You did a great job at choosing dances everyone enjoyed and calling them clearly.  So many of our guests enjoyed the dancing – as we did – and it really contributed to the success of the party.

Barn dance party, May 2022

Thank you Liz, and all the band, for a fabulous evening. You pitched the level just right for us to be challenged but not yet befuddled, and you could see how much everyone enjoyed themselves. And thank you for all your efforts to bring together a talented band of musicians despite the constant changes in date. Thank you again for a memorable evening.

Our first proper ceilidh for 18 months!!

Dear Liz and John, A little belated but thank you so much for brilliant workshops. Everyone attending enjoyed them (pupils and staff).
You are both so enthusiastic and great fun. It made me want to go out and join a Line Dancing class. Maybe when life returns to 'normal', I will do just that.
You were also very accommodating, that made my life so much easier, thank you.

Youth festival March 2020

I am writing to thank you and express the appreciation of the members of our club for all your efforts in making the barn dance last Saturday an enjoyable occasion.

Club barn dance March 2020

Thank you so much for tonight, lots of positive comments and very tired children!

Fund raiser March 2020

Hi Liz, Just wanted to thank you and John for the entertainment provided last Thursday Everyone was very complimentary, about a great night.

Golf club party Feb 2020

Good Morning Liz and John, A very big thank you to you both for a splendid evening. Everyone was very complimentary about the sessions you ran.  It was great to see so many of our staff and volunteers joining in. We all had a great time and I am sure that we will be in contact with you again in the future.

Volunteers party Jan 2020

Dear Liz and John, You served us so well giving us a really enjoyable evening of dancing at our Harvest Supper.
John was very prompt in arriving, he took the initiative and actually started 10 minutes early because people had arrived in good time. Later John you took the initiative - again checking with the organiser first - by starting our second dancing time while we waited for the delayed second course of our Supper. Your price was very fair. You came with melodeon, your fulsome style of demonstrating dance steps, and managed the pa excellently too. We even had a few line dances included, at your suggestion beforehand, as there were a dozen teenagers at the event. We shall certainly call on your delightful services again. Thank you both for such a well organised event

Church social Nov 2019

Good Afternoon Liz, Again, I should like to give a big thank you to John for our Barn Dance on Saturday. As, last year, everyone had a marvellous time. I was only sorry that our turn out was not more but that was due to the authorities bringing half term week back a week. But none the less we all had fun so please do pass on our thanks from the Society. If you have a website where we can endorse your services I am more than happy to do so.

Club Social Oct 2019

Dear Liz, Many thanks for this. We all had a great evening ,you were brilliant.

Club Social Oct 2019

Hi Liz, Just wanted to say a huge thanks once again for a lovely evening.  Everyone had a great time - we will definitely do this again!  Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band and thanks Jake for organising the live music!

Charity Hoedown Oct 2019

Harvest Barn Dance another great success. Thank you for the range of dances done and how you get all ages dancing. You are a brilliant caller. I’ve had lots of thank you this week. Every one thinks it is such a good community do. Please pass on my thanks to the band too. They were both very good.

Village Barn Dance Oct 2019