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Client's Reviews 

2023 Reviews

" I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for playing at our wedding last Saturday! You were absolutely fantastic, the music was so foot tapplingly excellent, and every single one of our guests has commented on how much fun the ceilidh was! You brought the exact energy that we wanted for our day, even if it was absolutely exhausting dancing in that heat! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we had the best time."

Ellie & Harvey  June 2023


"Thank you again for your brilliant music in December last year .... We were all incredibly impressed and the kids had a fantastic evening. Can we book you for next  December?"

Culford School, Suffolk

"Thank you so so much for all being absolutely fantastic and making our wedding/handfasting so much fun!

All of our guest have been saying how wonderful you all were and how much fun they all had!

Me and John had the most perfect day, and I don’t think we could have found a more perfect band for the day!

You guys are amazing! Thank you. "

Jodie & John May 2023

Fairgreen Ceilidh Band played for us on Saturday 13th May, at the Corn Hall in Diss. They had everyone on their feet. I smiled so much that I got that little pain you get, just behind your jaw, when you laugh and smile to excess! They are excellent musicians and Chris is an articulate and patient caller. Great dances.. If you are looking for a band for your Ceilidh I strongly recommend Fairgreen Ceilidh Band

Joy May 2023

Thank you so much for the wonderful ceilidh on Saturday! You and your band were so fab, and created such a wonderful atmosphere and energy. I hope you enjoyed yourselves too. 

Thanks again,

Hattie & Tom  May 2023

2022 Reviews.

"We had so much fun at our wedding thanks to you guys! 

So many people told us how brilliant the ceilidh was! Musically the band are just amazingly talented, and got everyone of all ages up dancing (from our two year-old nephew to my 89 year-old grandad!) The atmosphere created by their set was incredible, and really made our wedding everything we imagined, so fun and joyful. They are also a really lovely bunch of fellas who were so easy to communicate and work with, and so accommodating! (We're already working on an excuse to book them again...) Basically, if you're on their website and reading this, just book them now! Don't think twice about it, you'll not regret it, they will make your day!"

Danni & Ben September 2022

"Thank you so much for Saturday! We had the best time and everyone was so happy with the Ceilidh, even the Italians had no trouble following!"
Daisy & Chiara July 2022

"We had a fantastic day… you were honestly the best ceilidh band we've seen at a wedding - the bands who played at our friends' wedding (including in Fife) weren't a patch on you guys. It really took us and our friends back to our student days in St Andrews."

Alec & Grania October 2022

Summer 2021

"Fairgreen played at our wedding last month and it was amazing. They were so friendly and communicative when we contacted them and they made a real effort on the day to make our special day so fun! They were a great band and with several inexperienced guests wanting to dance they were great at explaining the dances and practising before we did them at full speed. Everyone had great fun and complimented how great the Ceilidh was. They did plenty enough songs and exactly the right level of difficulty. They had their own PA system and put on some lovely music while setting up and during the break which was a lovely extra touch, we couldn't recommend them highly enough!" 

Scott & Abi 

September 2019

"Hi Chris, it goes without saying that the gig was very successful.  I have had a lot of 'thank yous' by text and email, many of which say how much they enjoyed the dancing, and that is what it is all about as far as I am concerned. You set a high standard, both in terms of musical effect and in the professional way you were able to adapt your programme….

One of the reasons I selected Fairgreen Ceilidh over the other bands I listened to before booking was that you had a wider range of tunes and styles of Folk music to offer, which I appreciate.  All your players are very proficient musicians and I absolutely loved the flutter-tonguing flute bits.

When you were calling the dance steps, your instructions were nice and clear and encouraging.  I liked the Farandole as a starter because it was quite easy but lots of fun to do.  The last dance (can't remember what it was called, but I enjoyed the primeval shouting) was a clever way of getting everyone up close together so that we could conveniently share a few words to end the evening.


Thank you to all the band for providing us with high quality entertainment, an evening I hope we will remember for a long time.

Best wishes, Julie"

August 2019

"Thanks so much, you guys were great fun, loved the opening snake line and then doing a boa constricter snake on the camera team, great move! Further, I'd like to say you guys have been great to work with, good communication prior to wedding, straight forward about the price, flexible approach & able to cope with change and working within a limited performance space, great at getting people involved, and decent musicianship all round. Many thanks from me and Rachel to you and all of the band."

April 2018

"We absolutely loved the ceilidh! … it was just perfect for what we wanted … absolutely perfect for our wedding You guys were amazing! fun, talented, professional, patient and ensured everyone had a great time. The dances were so much fun and the music was so lively and upbeat. We would definitely recommend you for any event ..…. Thank you! And thanks for bearing with us on the change on timings.   ….

Thanks so much!" Rachel 

August 2018

Hi Chris,Thank you for making such a memorable day for us. We thoroughly enjoyed your music and it was great to meet you all. My family/friends are still talking about what a great time they all had. Many thanks again. Best  regards, Michelle


"…. it went brilliantly. Loads of happy dancing people – what more could one want. Lots of people have asked me who you were and your email so watch out! Hoping that many more bookings come your way. Many many thanks again, birthday boy had a great time!" Val

September 2018

"Hi Chris, 

Thank you so much for Saturday night. It was absolutely fantastic. We loved it and I certainly think everyone else did too. Thanks again"

Katherine and Tim x

September 2018,

"It's been a few months since your amazing ceildih at our wedding. We've had several comments back from people saying how good it was. We've also had our wedding pictures back .... and you are quite welcome to any of them, Thanks once again for an amazing evening.

Andrew and Nicky"

June 2018

"thank you and to the rest of your band for doing the South Walsham Viking Festival on the Saturday night, what a GREAT NIGHT it was! We are having a meeting about doing it again next year and we didn’t know if you were free and if you would like to come back ?  Look forward to hearing from you Take care, Jayne 

“Terrific, lovely group of people, they really made the party happen ! They managed to get people dancing and singing.... who hadn't done for years ! will definitely re-book when we have another event and recommend to all our friends, most of whom were there for the party and are already big fans.” Larry, Holt, August, 2017  

“Fairgreen ceilidh band were excellent. Flexible, supportive and provided a brilliant evening of entertainment. I would not hesitate to hire them again. Thank you!”

Myra, Norwich, July, 2017

Thanks so much for playing at our wedding. You were fantastic and everyone has said they really enjoyed the music and dances! 

Tom & Elle, Norwich, May 2017


I would like to thank you and all your players of your band for a very wonderful evening.  The music and dancing was perfect.  People were coming to me afterwards and since the party on how excellant you played.  They love the dances especially the new ones and listening to the music.  Everyone was happy and thank you so much for making the evening so very happy and enjoyable.  Hugh and I thought the whole event wonderful and I shall always remember my 75th birthday party!  Thank you again.


Regards Carol and Hugh, Watton May 2017


Sarah and I  want to express our appreciation for the really excellent evening last Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed the music and thought you had selected an excellent variety of dances. The caller did very clear explanations of the various steps and dances. It is clear from our friends' responses and their faces while dancing that they also thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated the gentle nudging by the lady in green when we were in muddles. (I am sorry we did not find out her name!).

With best wishes,    David and Sarah, Norfolk, March 2017

Dear Chris and the guys of The Fairgreen Ceilidh Band, We just wanted to say a huge Thank You for being a large part of my daughter’s 21st birthday celebrations. We all had such a fantastic time. As planned it brought all the different ages and groups of people together to have a whale of a time. Everyone, including the young people, many who had never experienced a ceilidh, were very impressed and said they would love to do it again. On a more personal note, thank you for being so patient with us all and generally a lovely bunch of guys.”   Kind regards, Sara, Colchester – July 2016

It was a very successful night for our club, everyone enjoyed themselves. I have received loads of positive feedback about the whole evening.  Please pass on my thanks to your whole band.

Debbie, North Norfolk, Sept 2016

" Chris and the band played at our 10th Wedding Anniversary, a great night
was had by all. As we had 20 kids under 6 it was a really great that we
started with a few dances which the children could really get into. They
even put some of the adults to shame at the later more complex
arrangements"  Gareth, Beccles, Norfolk, Sept 2016

“We all had a fab time (even with the complicated dance!).  Thanks for fitting in and playing in rather small garden space and keeping the dances going.  Lots of fun was had by all and the music was lovely.” 

Vicki, Diss – July 2016


“A great evening was had dancing to the brilliant music and calling of the Fairgreen Ceilidh Band at Holt Community Centre last night raising £200 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Everybody who came had a fun evening and burnt off quite a lot of calories not only with the dancing but laughing too!”

Carol, Holt, Norfolk, October


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Trunchonbury Festival 2018
Headline Slot at Trunchonbury 2018
We were ever so pleased to do a ceilidh in the acoustic tent, a bit like herding cats but a lot of fun nevertheless!
Norwich Cathedral Fairgreen Ceilidh
Norwich Cathedral Midnight Ceilidh October 2018

In October 2018 we were part of fantastic & innovative youth event put on by The Church of England in Norwich Cathedral part of which was a ceilidh starting at midnight. Teenagers who'd never been to a ceilidh really picked it up quickly and enjoyed themselves tremendously.
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