This is a selection of the emails we have received from some of our many satisfied clients.

Aug 2015

Dear Chris,

    We would like to thank you for providing such excellent entertainment on Saturday night.
    We have been attending barn dances with some friends, who were there on Saturday, for over 30 years. We were all agreed that your band was right up there with the best we have seen. We also agreed that Terry was one of the best callers we have had the pleasure of dancing to.
    It's not until you have attended some less successful dances that you realise how much experience is needed to pitch the complexity of the dances at the right level and how much patience is needed to sort out any problems that arise!
    Thanks once again.

July 2015

Hi Chris

This is just a quick email to thank you and your band for putting on an incredible performance and night at my wedding. It was better than I had pictured and I can't thank you enough. Everyone absolutely loved it and I have already had enquiries about your band for other people's parties! I will definitely find an excuse to use you in the future!
Sarah was also a brilliant caller and despite a few tipsy people on the dance floor she still managed to give clear instructions to them too!

Once again thank you.

Charlotte and Phil

Hi chris
Mike and I would like to say a big thank you to you and your band, we had a fantastic night and so did our guests, terry the caller was brilliant, sorry we didnt get to say goodnight but as you can imagine it was a bit hectic !!
thanks again

 Hi   Chris  

We would just like to thank you again for  great night on Saturday. Everybody has commented how

much they enjoyed the music and dancing. They all seem to want to go and organise 

a dance themselves. The trouble for you, is a lot of them came from far away.

Thanks again

Les  & Evelyne 

Sitting in our Maritime home on Canada's east coast tonight we searched for some fiddle music on You Tube and found you.

We loved listening to you play.

I called my 88 year old mother on the phone because I knew she would enjoy hearing you play.

If you ever travel you should consider a trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada and attend the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival (google it). Haha

Thank you for making our evening an enjoyable one. You play the fiddle very well.

From a new found fan from New Brunswick, Canada.

Kelli L.

Sent from my iPhone

Sent: 26 August 2012 18:21

To: chris

Subject: Re: Wedding


Dear Chris,

So many thanks to you, the rest of the band and Terry for giving us such a great evening yesterday - the band sounded superb. Thanks for letting Sam use your gear to sing his song, and also for carrying on after you needed to!

Hope to dance to you again some time,

Best Wishes

William and Rebecca

Saturday 10th November 2011

Hi Chris

  Thank you so much for playing on Saturday. The band certainly made the evening special. Everyone said they really enjoyed the music and the dancing,....

I will certainly book you again if I ever need to arrange a band.

  Please thank the Caller for me and apologise for the lack of dancing space and the lack of dancers, although I think the one’s that did dance really did enjoy themselves. I know I certainly did.

Best wishes



24th September 2011

Hi Chris,

Many thanks for Saturday night and your contribution to making our Ruby Wedding Celebration such a success.

We have had lots and lots of comments about how good the band was (and we agree) and how patient the caller was when we didn't follow instructions ! It was a fun evening.


Many thanks,

Diane and Peter


27th August 2011

Hi Chris, 

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you ever so much for making our wedding evening fantastic. 

Our guests all loved the music and dancing - for many it was the first experience of a ceilidh - for David and I it was definitely the best one we've been to. 

Please pass on our thanks to all the band. 

Kind regards Polly & David

Hi Chris and all who played on the 7th May,
Chris and I would just like to say a really big thank you, to you all for playing at our wedding reception on the 7th May......
We had a fabulous time, as I am sure you could see and all the guests really got into it and had fun. Looking at the photos, its so nice to see everyone dancing and smiling.
Lots of family and friends commented on what fun it was and how you were brilliant.
It made our wedding day even more perfect for us and we have many great memories of the day........ 
I have already passed your details onto the photographer who had a great time and work colleagues', so we are spreading the word of how great you are.
Thanks again
Hannah and Chris

Littleborough June 2010

Hi Chris, 

am finally managing to write to thank you for doing such a great ceilidh at Littleborough cricket club in June for my birthday.I did try to write through your website but it wouldn't for some reason, so when I happened to bump into Terry I got your details.Well everyone has said how much they enjoyed themselves that night, we really did have a good time with plenty of dancing.That was also down to Ralph as well, as he picked some good dances.Thanks Ralph.

I don't think my birthday could have been better, so please pass this on to everybody 

Thanks a lot for a brilliant time, regards Julie


Smallwood 25th June


Just to say, many thanks again for a great night.  It has gone down as a great success, and we managed to raise more money than we had anticipated – we will definitely be doing it again.

See you at the next one.

Many thanks


Thursday 27th May 2010 Leek

Dear Chris

Many thanks to you and the Peakfolk band for a stunning performance on 27 May at the Central Club in Leek.  Admirable musicianship and splendid calling.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and it made a great evening for Kirstie. 
Thanks again

Saturday 12th December 2009 Palace Hotel Buxton

Thank you again for everything on Saturday night. You all exceeded our
expectations. Not only was the music fantastic, but the lady you had
calling was really good at getting people involved and guiding them. I was
delighted to see that pretty much everyone was up on the dancefloor. Apart
from the ceremony of course, your band was the highlight of the event. I
would love to have an anniversary party and have you all back but I think
we may have some saving to do first.

All the best to you all for Christmas and 2010.

Julia & George Peat

Sat 31st October 09, Hyde bank farm, Romiley
Dear Chris 
I would like to thank you, the band and Linda for your performance on
Saturday night. I really enjoyed myself and all the guests I have spoken too
had a lovely time too.
Your expertise really made my special birthday  enjoyable and a night to
Wishing you all well 

Re:Wedding Ceilidh at Antrobus Golf Club, Saturday 12th September 2009

Dear Chris
The band and caller were fab, it helped to make the evening really good, we all enjoyed it, so thank you very much indeed.

Re: 22nd August 2009
Just a quick note to thank you all for a very enjoyable evening 
     - hopefully we will do it again
Sheila, Landlady, Grapes Public House Newchapel.

Re:August 15th 2009 Buxton

Hi Chris,

I just wanted to say another thank you to you & the rest of the band for making Lynda & Tom's wedding ceilidh go so well. Lots of people looked as though they were having great fun & we had lots of positive comments........Lynda & Tom really enjoyed the evening & Lynda says a special thank you for singing 'Whisky in the Jar'.

Re: July 31st Wedding: First Dance


Hi Chris,
Just wanted to email to say how pleased we both were with you and your band on Friday. We were especially pleased with the first dance and thought you did a wonderful job.
Best Wishes,
Owen and Christine

RE: PeakFolk Barndance & Ceilidh Band booking on Sat 27th June 2009

Hi chris
Just to say thanks for Saturday night. The music was fantastic and I really enjoyed the dancing

Best wishes

Dear Chris.  Very many Thanks for such a great night on Saturday.  We have had 
lots of positive comments and people appreciated an evening of both exercise and 
letting their hair down in the middle of quite serious topics that were being 
discussed over the conference weekend.  Very Many Thanks.  Regards to each of 
the band members and many Thanks to you all.  
Chief Executive
Association of Christian Counsellors (UK)
2nd February 09

Re: Birthday party St Patrick's School Hall Oldham 29th November 2008

Could you please thank everyone who made the Andrew's party go with a swing on Saturday. Comments from guests have been very positive and everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves. Even those who didn't dance as they were able to fall about laughing! Ralph was a great caller and got lots of people up to dance who found that they really enjoyed it! He has a great way with him. 


Dear Chris 

Just to let you know that every body enjoyed themselves, and thanks to you and your band the evening went from strength to strength as the night went on. Once again can I thank you for a great evening of music. 


11th October 08

Hi Chris,

Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic performance given by Peak Folk at our Wedding Reception on 19th July 2008 at JCB Lakeside Club. Our guests had an absolutely fantastic Evening.

Once again Many Thanks

Paul & Joanne Bryan

Re: Wedding, Northop Hall,

Dear Chris,

Iain and I just wanted to say thank you for helping to make our wedding
so special. Everyone tells us they had a wonderful time, and you managed
to get members of our family dancing who have never been seen dancing
before  :-) 

Thank you, and we hope to have the chance to see you again in the

Best wishes,

Caroline & Iain

Dear Chris,

My heartiest thanks to you and the others Peakfolk "lads" for your fabulous performance at my party at Hulland Ward village hall last Saturday night. 
 I could not have wished for a better birthday present than to see all my friends and kith and kin enjoying themselves so much.  That they almost all stood up to dance,( even the octogenarians !!) was testament to your great playing and enthusiasm.
You made a special celebration perfect. Long may you continue to entertain people so splendidly!!
Regards, Tricia

Hi Chris

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks to you and the band for your
contribution to a great night last Saturday. I'm sure you could see how
much everyone enjoyed the ceilidh - hope you had some fun too.

Best wishes

North West College of Homoeopathy Ltd, Manchester

Dear Chris
Just a note to say again a very special thank you for my party last night. Everyone enjoyed it immensely from the  2 year old to the 96 year old.  Also  I was able to  raise enough money to help a village in Africa  by buying an ox and at least one plough. So  a very big thank you and   you will remain on my address list for further events. Thank  you to all of Peak Folk.



Dear Peak Folk

Just to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding barn dance. Everyone had a fantastic time even though we were probably the most rhythmically challenged group you had ever seen !

Thanks again for making the evening so much fun

All the best

Gavin and Wendy


Hi John,

            I just wanted to say thanks again to you and the boys for a great evening Saturday.

Everybody enjoyed themselves, and were still talking about you the next day.

Once again thanks, and keep me informed of when you are playing locally as I would like to see you all again.



Hi Chris,

I would just like to thank you for your fantastic music playing on Saturday we were all very impressed. In fact we are so impressed that we would like to know if you have made any cds that we could buy.

I hope that you were all able to eat your fill at the buffet. I was too busy sorting out the food to check .

Thanks once again for making the party go with a 'swing'

I just wanted to write to say thank you very much to you and the band for making Anne and Terry's birthday party go really well last night. We have had so much positive feedback about the music and everyone had a brilliant time.
Hope you don't mind if we pass your details on to other people? Also, a few people asked if you have CDs, so might be something to think about.
All the best

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