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Feedback from our customers (emails and letters):

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Many thanks to you, all Jig Mad Wolf and caller Angus. Ceilidh was great. We all really enjoyed the evening. Many people hadn’t been to a ceilidh before but commented on how much fun it was or that they were converted. 

Hope to see you again,

Liz and Mark

(50th Birthday Ceilidh, St. Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze, Bristol).


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Just a quick email to say thanks to you and the rest of the band, and Martin, for your excellent playing and entertainment on Saturday. There were a lot of compliments said about the band afterwards, and I think you could tell from the reception you had that a good time was had by all. Martin was excellent in 'rounding-up' the sometimes reluctant soon-to-be dancers.

Nigel Currie

(70th Birthday Ceilidh, St. Matthew's Church Hall, Cotham, Bristol).


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A quick note to say thank you to you and your band members and the caller for making Saturday night so superb! Everything went exactly as I hoped and I have had so many favourable comments I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who asked.

Rebecca Cox

(60th Birthday Barn Dance, Flax Bourton Village Hall, Somerset)


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I would like to say a big thank you to all of the band and to Grant for providing us with such excellent music and calling last evening.  I have had so many compliments on how well the evening went and the music of course is such a huge part of that.  It was lovely to see so many up on the dance floor and obviously enjoying themselves so much. 

Thank you again and for your understanding of what my requirements were. Great to speak the same language dance wise .

Caroline Dunn

(Vicar's Retirement Ceilidh - Redland Parish Church, Redland, Bristol)


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We all had a fantastic evening.

Priscilla Wilson

(St Barts Church Ceilidh - Haysfield Lower School, Broughham Hays, Bath, Somerset )


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What a fabulous night. I've had so many say what a great time they had. 

Thank you to you and the rest of the band.

Karen Holley

(Rotary Club Bristol Aztec Barn Dance - St. Mary's Rugby Club, Bradley Stoke, Bristol )



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Just wanted to let you know we had a lovely time last night and wanted to let you know you all did an amazing job and would highly recommend you.

Kelly Powell

(65th Birthday Ceilidh, Village Hall, Kewstoke, Somerset)


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Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the evening especially the live band and still are talking of a great evening.

Thanks for making it that extra special. 

Graham New

(Friends and Family Barn Dance, Bickley Farm, Hanham Abbots, Bristol)


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Dear JMW,

Thank you all so much for your playing and calling at our 70th Birthday Barn dance party on Saturday evening. It was a highly successful and enjoyable event, we have had lots of complements from those who attended.

The ones who couldn’t manage to dance enjoyed listening to the excellent music and I think you could see how much the dancers were enjoying themselves from the 6 year olds to the 80 year olds. We loved it.

Chris & Liz

(70th Birthday Barn Dance, St. Augustine's Church Hall, Locking, Somerset).


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This is a line, rather late in the day, to thank you all warmly for a wonderful evening on June 10th in Porlock. Everyone enjoyed the barn dance, and it was at just the pace and beginners' level that we needed. 

We will not hesitate to recommend you when we get the opportunity. Hopefully you enjoyed yourselves too and got home quickly and safely afterwards.

With warmest wishes and grateful appreciation.

Tim and Rose

(Wedding Ceilidh, Porlock Village Hall, Porlock, Somerset).


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Thank you so much for this and for all that you did on the night, you were great and it was so much fun.


(30th Wedding Anniversary Ceilidh, Hope Community Church, Hotwells, Bristol)


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They are lovely photos and video. Sweet memories :)

Thank you.

Catherine & Zhengfei 

(Wedding Ceilidh, Merchants' Hall, Clifton, Bristol)


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Jig Mad Wolf were a great addition to my wedding in February 2017. They were extremely easy to contact and quickly got back to me regarding the dates of my wedding and what their ceilidh band played. They turned up promptly on the night and got absolutely everyone on the dance floor. I still think it was the best part of the wedding. They played almost constantly for 3 hours and were absolutely brilliant. I had many of my wedding party, who had never been to a ceilidh before, saying how great it was. I couldn't be more pleased, thank you Jig Mad Wolf ...

Thank you again, I'm so glad you were available to play at the wedding. It made it so memorable ...


(Wedding Ceilidh, Elmgrove Centre, Redland, Bristol)


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I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the band for your efforts on Saturday night. We had a fantastic evening. Rebecca loved the dancing - she told me proudly afterwards that she'd danced every dance - and I can safely say that you've introduced a whole new generation to the wonders of ceilidh dancing.

Please pass my thanks to the other band members and to Vicky. We will be recommending you to all our friends ...

Best wishes.


(18th Birthday Ceilidh - St. Alban's Church Hall, Westbury Park, Bristol)


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Hi Wolfie,

I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you so much for bringing your band over to my wedding last month. The music was excellent, and everyone had so much fun. It was perfect.

Elaine and Mike Goold

(Wedding Ceilidh - Huntstile Organic Farm, Goathurst, Somerset)


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We wanted to send our sincere thanks for the wonderful set you played at our wedding on 1st August. You had the whole wedding party up and dancing from the moment you started playing until your very last song. It was incredible, the way you had all our guests mingling and mixing together and it set the evening party off to a fantastic start. We especially wanted to thank you for playing a waltz for my grandad and mother in law, we know it is not your usual set but it really did make their day and it was a beautiful moment for us all. We will definitely be recommending Jig Mad Wolf to our friends and family in the future and we hope to see you play again very soon ...

Lotty and Jon

(Wedding Ceilidh - The South Bank Club, Southville, Bristol)


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We just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our anniversary party on Saturday.

Your professionalism shone through whilst it was clear that you all enjoyed yourselves at the same time. Everyone we spoke to during and after the party also agreed that the music was amazing.

Please also pass our thank you to the caller, (Martin?) He had bundles of energy and enthusiasm which was infectious and by the end of the evening, he even managed to get the more 'resistant' dancers onto their feet ...

Thank you for making our anniversary party special. It will be remembered by us and many of our friends and family for being a fantastic time.

Amanda and Cameron Davis-Jones

(20th Wedding Anniversary Barn Dance - St Mary's Rugby Club, Bradley Stoke, Bristol)


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I can honestly say that this has been the best ceilidh I have ever had the pleasure to take part in - and I have been to quite a few. Great calling, fantastic playing and rhythm, worth every penny. Thank you for making James and Esther's evening celebration so special.

Thank you so much.

Stephanie Cole, mother of the bride.

(Wedding ceilidh - Grittleton House, Wiltshire)


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Wow ... Brilliant thank you.

It was a great night. Thank you so much for leading the evening so brilliantly. I know the acoustics are terrible in that hall for bands etc but it sounded great and everybody had a fab time. The end dance was a perfect finale ...

(PTA ceilidh - Colston's Primary School, Bristol)


Image: email Dear Jiggers,

What a swell party it was ... I knew you would be perfect for setting the right atmosphere and I was not wrong. Thank you all very much for putting your hearts into the occasion and giving everyone a good time. It was a warm day and those people not dancing collected just outside the marquee so that they could listen to the music. Some reminisced about their youth ... Mr. Higgins was an excellent "caller" and got everyone "going'. Once again, thank you all for the big contribution you made to the success of the party. Long may you flourish.


Click to display letter ... Thank you very much – your band was great and made our street party a great event. Thanks again.  

- Sue Younge & all the Burghley Road folk.


Image: email Thank you very much again. I had an absolutely amazing time and have had lots of compliments about the party ... The music was amazing and you all made the afternoon so much fun. Thank you for making sure everyone had fun and that no one keeled over from heat exhaustion ... The mix of just music and dancing was perfect. I hope you had a good time too.

Image: email Could you please pass on our thanks to all the members of your band – plus the caller – and tell them everyone thought they were amazing ... As you know, I was a bit nervous about the event as not everyone seemed keen on a ceilidh and so I was SO pleased to see everyone dancing and to hear the clapping and cheer that they gave to you at the end ... The feedback was great – someone said that they couldn’t NOT dance as the music was so good ...

Image: email We had such a fantastic evening, and many of our guests have commented since on the fantastic ceilidh band. We'll definitely be recommending you ...

Image: email Thank you so much  for doing such a great job at our wedding ... It looks like everyone enjoyed it just as much as we did ...

Many thanks again.


Image: email Just a line to thank the band and Grant, the caller, for your input to our birthday celebrations last Saturday. We all appreciated your music, whether we danced or not.

Pencil us in for our 80th in ten years time ...


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Image: email Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all the band and the caller for a wonderful evening on New Year’s Eve. A great time was had by all and we hope you enjoyed the evening too.  

We managed to raise £1330 for the two charities Uganda Concern UK and Care for Uganda which will go towards some brilliant projects in that country - really helping people with hygiene and being able to make a living. There has been talk of doing the same thing next year and we were wondering if you would consider a return ‘gig’ ?Again many thanks to you all for spending New Year’s Eve with us and making it such an enjoyable occasion.


Image: email Thanks so much for the ceilidh at our wedding, it was amazing and everyone loved it. Is it possible to leave you a review somewhere?

Image: email I'd like to take this opportunity to pass on the heartfelt thanks, of Norton Radstock Ladies Circle, for your wonderful music and calling at our Barn Dance last weekend. We raised over £1700 for The Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and the National Tinnitus Association. Thank you and best wishes.

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Thanks so much for playing on the 11th at my birthday party. It was a wonderful evening, and everyone commented on how good the band and the caller were ... Thank you for letting me see some of the images and the video - they are really great, and I'm sure they will be appreciated by those in the pictures ... Best wishes for lots more happy playing ...


Image: email Thanks ... We had a great evening enjoyed by all ... We have raised about £500 to send to WaterAid so that is good. The pics and video look super and I'll pass them on ... Hope your future events go well.

Image: email Please thank everyone for another fun evening. The feedback has been great. We made about £90 profit – so that will buy 2 sacks of mealworms. Hope to see you next year.

 (Prickles Hedgehog Rescue).


Image: email I just wanted to extend my thanks once again for the wonderful music Saturday night. Everyone had a wonderful time ... They really enjoyed the dancing. It made our wedding extra special.

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We would just like to thank you so much for the great evening entertainment you gave us on Saturday evening at Chris and Beth's wedding day celebrations. We had a great time and we have had such great messages from everyone saying how much they enjoyed the music and dancing. It certainly made it a day to remember. We wish you well with the band and we would like to say we would have no hesitation on recommending you to any one who needed fun, music and dancing for entertainment at any function. Thank you again.


Image: email I just wanted to say thank you very much for Saturday evening. The band and caller were brilliant and made the evening. People that we didn't expect to get up and join in did and this made the evening even better and that was down to the band. I would certainly recommend you to anyone. Thanks once again.

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Thank you very much  for making Simon and Anna's wedding such a special occasion. We have had many compliments about you and your playing, and the caller (and have passed on your details to several people who requested them). For many people the ceilidh was the high spot of the day. Thank you, the band and the caller very much indeed.

As Julia Donaldson has written in The Scarecrows' Wedding:

The best wedding ever

The best wedding yet

The wedding that no one will ever forget.



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To Jig Mad Wolf for performing on MV Balmoral in fair weather - and foul ...

 It helped us enormously and everyone enjoyed your jigging and music.


Image: email We really did have the most incredible time, and everyone LOVED the ceilidh ... Someone floated the idea of doing our 5th "wooden" wedding anniversary back there at the Great Wood so we maybe re-live it again and get you back in 2019 ...

Image: email We had a great time and you did a fantastic job and gave us great memories. Thank you very much.  The pictures look great.  I hope you enjoyed it too and that you did not have to work too hard to get people to dance.

Image: email Very many thanks to you and the rest of the band and caller. It was truly a fabulous day all-round and your entertainment was the icing on the cake.

Image: email We all had a brilliant time, loads of our guests who had never done a ceilidh before commented on how much fun it was - you could probably tell by how packed the dance floor was ...

Image: email We had a really great time at Burns night ...

Image: email We enjoyed the evening and really appreciated your playing ...

Image: email Thank you once again for a wonderful evening, we all had a brilliant time and everyone thought the music was incredible ... Hope you all enjoyed yourselves too ..."

Image: email Many thanks for your contribution to our daughter's wedding last Saturday. The ceilidh was exactly what we were hoping for - very enjoyable, and with just the right amount of music. Martin was an excellent caller as well. I think that everyone enjoyed themselves. Do please pass on our thanks to your colleagues.

Image: email Just wanted to say a big thanks for being at Carly's birthday. She had a great time ... Hope to see you soon for some more dancing and parties ...  Nathan.

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Dear Band and Caller

Thank you so much for playing at my mothers party last night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially the birthday girl.

You've made a lot of new fans and lots said that they would like to have another ceiledh.  We shall see..

Thanks once again


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You were the band at my 50th Birthday party last weekend (Saturday 3rd November) and my Dad's 80th Birthday Party.  I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much - everyone had a great time and enjoyed it so much.  I have checked out the photos and video on your website which are great too.

I loved that everyone who came made the effort and dressed up and most of them got up and danced at some point throughout the evening.  I would definitely recommend your band - it was a great success for all ages - from the children to my Dad's friends.

Thank you again so much.

Hope you enjoyed the ice creams, they were a success too ... :-) 


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I just wanted to thank you all for an amazing evening last Saturday, everyone had an absolutely fantastic time and I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday ... :0)

Thanks again for helping to make it such a wonderful evening ...


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I would like to say thank you very much for your great performance at our wedding. We and everyone else apparently had a really fun time, and we couldn't have imagined the wedding without a Ceilidh. It was great that so many people joined in and had fun doing so. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band and Neville.


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Thank you very much for playing for us on Saturday. We enjoyed ourselves very much and it was good to see all our family and friends enjoying themselves too. It was a memorable evening and we have had lots of letters and emails saying how much fun people had. Please pass on our thanks to your fellow musicians and also to Grant who did a grand job too. Thank you once again.


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This is better late than never, just wanted to say our sincere thanks for the great evening on Saturday 11th June at Chipping Sodbury Festival. A really good time was had by all who attended and it was an excellent start to the Festival.

With all good wishes,

 Committee Chairman


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Thank you for a good evening's music. I'm thinking of having a dance for my 40th next year.

 I'll be in touch ...


Click to display letter ... As promised (albeit a little late) here is a memento of our fantastic evening at the Council House in May. 

We had a wonderful time and friends and family are still talking about it now.

Many many thanks for your enthusiasm and for making our night truly memorable.


Click to display letter ... Thank you for a wonderful evening when you played for our birthday / anniversary - everyone thoroughly enjoyed it (especially us ...).

Click to display letter ... Richard and I were delighted with the music and atmosphere you all helped to create on Saturday. Thank you all so much.

You were all so cheerful and friendly and everyone commented on your talents. I shall certainly recommend you to anyone wanting a barn dance ...


Click to display letter ... A very big 'thank you' to all the band and to Martin, for the wonderful music, excellent calling and for creating just the bit of atmosphere I was hoping for.

People of all ages, from 17 months to 80 plus, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I've had many favourable comments regarding the music and also Martin's pacing of the dances. He also managed to encourage people to dance, without intimidating them.

The Birthday girl certainly enjoyed herself - Thank you.


Click to display letter ... We very much enjoyed dancing to the band at Naomi and Alex's wedding in early November. The barn dance really made the evening of our wedding fun, and it has prompted at least two of our guests to have ceilidhs of their own.

Happy new year ...


Image: email Thanks so much for the brilliant barn dance that you gave us last Friday week.

Martin Hewitt, the caller, is always great - and it was wonderful to have such a fine group of accomplished musicians to entertain us so beautifully ... The evening was acclaimed by all present.

Thanks again for a wonderful dance ...


Click to display letter ... Everybody said how much they enjoyed our barn dance on 27th. This was very much due to the efforts of you and your group, and to the enthusiasm and energy of the caller.

Very many thanks.


Click to display letter ... Judging by the comments I heard - not to mention the reports of aching legs next day ...  - all our customers reckoned that the music and dancing was absolutely first-rate.

Click to display letter ... The general consensus received so far is that Saturday was a success and much enjoyed by everyone. My two sisters have commented that my choice of band was excellent .. Some praise ... Mum and Dad have not stopped talking about it and will no doubt dine on their version of the story for some time to come.

Click to display letter ... A BIG thank you for making our 32nd and last Garden Party a memorable one. We have had a very nice letter from a lady who came in in which she says that this GP was better than ever because 'of the addition of the Group - lovely music and most professional.' So - that says it all ...

Click to display letter ... Just a note to say thank you so much for playing at my 40th birthday party and helping to make it such a wonderful occasion. I had a fabulous evening, and I think I can speak for everyone else and say they had a good time too.

Thanks again.


Click to display letter ... I am writing on behalf of my wife Fiona and myself to express our grateful thanks for your marvellous contribution to the success of Fiona's birthday celebration in Warmley on Saturday evening. We were very pleased with the music and many of our guests were most complimentary .  We will not hesitate to pass on your contact details to any friends seeking a recommendation.

Click to display letter ... We all had a super time - the music and dancing were greatly appreciated and it was lovely to see the high level of participation ...

Click to display letter ... We would like to say how much we all enjoyed the barn dance on 4th July. The music had everyone up dancing right from the start of the evening.

Click to display letter ... Many thanks to you and everyone for playing at our Silver Wedding celebration in Warmley last week. We have many happy memories of the occasion and lots of our guests said they really enjoyed it. We're holding on to your cards and I think you may get one or two bookings in the future as a result.

Click to display letter ... I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you, and the band, properly for making the evening such a success. So many people have commented on the excellence of the band and the lively caller and the way Martin encouraged everyone to participate.

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14 January 2020