Reviews

reviews (1)As with organising any function you want to be sure that you have booked the right people to make it a successful occasion

So here are some people/organisations who have booked Anna & Andy before & are happy to recommend their services again:

 

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Harpenden Explorer Scouts Barn Dance November 2016                                          & Harpenden Brownie Barn Dance February 2017

‘Thankyou so much Anna & Andy, the Shackleton unit had a great time, a first attempt at barn dancing for many of our explorer scouts and they clearly had fun’

‘That was such a fantastic evening thankyou Anna, so good to see them all joining in with such enthusiasm, you pitched the dances just right, and it was so good to see them dancing with others outside their usual friendship group, will highly recommend.’

Jo Duncombe (Harpenden Explorer Scout & Brownie Leader)

Wedding Sopwell House St Albans October 2016

Anna and Andy provided fantastic entertainment which we kept as a surprise for guests at our autumnal themed wedding at Sopwell House. Having the barn dance prior to the disco was a great way to get guests dancing together (and provided entertainment for those watching!). Everyone commented on how brilliant they were and to top it off, really lovely people too! Logistic wise they liaised with the venue and our DJ directly making our lives easy on our super busy day, thank you Anna & Andy’  Katie & Rod

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Codicote Pre-School Annual Fundraiser Barn Dance September 2016

What a fantastic evening again! Thank you both so much for putting us through our paces…we had so much fun dancing with you & was great to end the night on a boogie too with fab disco lighting. Hope to see you again next year! ‘                                 (Louise ~ Event Organiser)

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Private 21st Birthday Ceilidh Wheathampstead September 2016

‘Thanks so much for all your efforts Anna, was great fun having you call with the band Cloudburst, Lydia had a fabulous Birthday Ceilidh and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves’  Steve Haynes (Lydia’s Father) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding ~ Hatfield House Stables August 2016

‘Thank you so very much for the wonderful ceilidh you called on Saturday…so many people commented on the fun they had, even those who don’t normally enjoy dancing…we had a marvellous time…it was a great end to a wonderful day. Please thank the band again for their expert musicianship..’  Karen & Geoff Benge (parents of the Bride)image1

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Borehamwood Community Children’s Lodge Fundraising Barn Dance July 2016

Hi Anna and Andy,IMG_8373 (2)  What can I say apart from a MASSIVE thank you for really turning our Barn Dance into such a special, fun and memorable evening. The dances were great. Everyone managed to get them and I don’t think there was anyone who didn’t get up for at least one dance. We raised a grand total of £780.68. Which is pretty good considering we had some no shows.

If ever we do another one you would be my first go to for the calling. Hope you like the pictures and once again, thank you!

Lisa and Dave Tidd xBorehamwood BD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harpenden Explorer Scouts Summer Barn Dance  July 2016 (re booking)

Was great to see them all joining in & having a good time…many thanks for agreeing to run it for us at such short notice it was such a fun night and you could see how much they all enjoyed it. Great to have you back again’  Lucy Explorer Scout Leader

 

 

 

 

 

Private 60th Birthday Party Batford Hall Harpenden May 2016

Thankyou for a fantastic evening, our family all had a great time & my wife thoroughly enjoyed the dancing for her birthday celebrations. We really appreciated you sorting the music for my daughter’s dance class to perform their piece too…we would be very happy to recommend you..’ Trevor & SueBatford1a

 

 

 

 

Creswick School Barn Dance Welwyn Garden City March 2016

Saturday was so much fun, everyone had such a good time and we’ve had loads of positive comments from everyone saying how much they enjoyed it. Thankyou so much for everything you did to make it such a successful event.’

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21st Birthday party  Jury’s Inn Watford  January 2016

Thankyou for a wonderful evening…was so much fun you could see how much everyone enjoyed themselves.We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know…thankyou so much’

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Waltham Abbey Town Council Twin Town Barn Dance November 2015

That was a great success…our visiting friends from our German twin town of Horstel really enjoyed themselves… thank you so much for delivering a splendid evening’s entertainment’     Waltham Abbey Twin Town Association Waltham Abbey

 

 

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Billington Village Community Barn Dance November 2015

Thank you both so much for making last Saturday evening such a success.  Everyone said it was great fun, we have had a lot of positive feedback.  We really enjoyed ourselves, so I’m sure we will be in touch with you again…’

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Codicote Pre-school Fundraising Barn Dance September 2015

We all had a fantastic time and received some lovely comments from people – you absolutely made the evening for us!  Everyone has said how much they appreciated the fact you were on the floor with us and very much part of the action and we thank you for your patience in guiding the good people of Codicote through the intricacies of a traditional barn dance; we now feel almost accomplished in Stripping the Willow, are still slightly dizzy from the Gay Gordon but really need to work on our Dashing White Sergeant!
CodicoteWith your help we’ve raised a great amount that we will help us start our ambitious project to find a new Pre-School building.  We hope to make this an annual event in the Codicote Diary – so I will be in touch again when we finalise next years calendar of events.’
Louise Woodward   (Event organiser)

 

End of Term Staff Barn Dance & Disco    Edge Grove Independent Prep School Aldenham July 2015

Thank you both so much I have had so many emails from all the staff this morning saying they had an ‘amazing evening’ and it was the ‘best staff party ever’. You both worked so hard…we will definitely recommend you…’

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Wedding   Hunton Park Hotel   Kings Langley    April 2015

Thank you both so much for the wonderful ceilidh and disco at our daughter’s wedding…everyone thoroughly enjoyed it…was so much fun and a great way for all their family and friends to celebrate…..’

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St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh   Harpenden   March 2015

Thanks for everything on Saturday…your calling and Andy’s music ensured a packed dance floor throughout the evening …it all contributed to a great night. Thanks for doing such a great job..everybody had so much fun dancing and it helped us to raise much needed funds for our group’s current (clean water) project in Uganda.’ Hope to be ceilidh-ing again with you some time soon.’

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Julia Roche (Chair of Developing World Group)

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Harpenden

 

 

 

Wedding   Royston   November 2014

‘Thank you both so much, I have received so many praises on your behalf and you even got my friends normally reluctant husbands up; no mean feat. Do let me know if you ever need a written recommendation- we would be happy to oblige.’Karyn & Richard 2
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‘Hedgerow Tipple were great fun and superb at getting our rabble of friends and family to dance. Such a great addition to a wedding, their manner is super friendly and yet professional when calling out the steps. Anna looked fabulous in her dress. A riotous time was had by all.’

 Private Birthday Party  Wheathampstead  November 2014

Messages received by the party host:

Thankyou for such an amazing party…we can’t remember when we last had so much fun…it was brilliant, Anna did a wonderful job calling the dances we had a fantastic time…’ and ‘What a brilliant party…we loved it especially being spun round with my feet off the floor…

& this from the birthday girl herself:

‘Thankyou so much for making my party a party…it was so much fun…all our friends & family loved it…I will treasure the memories from last night.’IMG_1029

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Private Birthday Party  Tewin  September 2014

Rob’s 60th Birthday Party was a great success thanks to you and we would be very happy to recommend your services to anyone.  You very calmly and with a lovely sense of fun got us all dancing and everyone loved it. The fact that you came onto the dance floor and sorted out any problems made it so much easier and clearer. It really was a night to remember, thank you so much.
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Harpenden Parents End of Term Party July 2014 

Helen Hindley   Event Organiser

‘Anna thanks so much for a fantastic evening. You did a great job getting everyone            up to dance even in the heat!! And the mix of dances was perfect…they got everyone chatting and mixing. Will definitely organise another event soon. Thankyou again…

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Wedding of Chris & Alison ~  May 2014    Shenley Park Walled Garden

‘Thank you both so much for your help with our wedding…the Barn Dancing was a          massive hit…Alison has recently been contacted by Wedding Ideas Magazine who have seen our photos of the dancing in the gardens & would like to list you as a supplier if that’s ok…thank you again…’       Chris & Alison

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Charlie’s Gift Charity Fundraiser April 2014  Boxmoor Playhouse

‘Thanks again to you and Andy for a fantastic evening. We have had so many lovely comments from people saying how much they enjoyed the evening. It was a huge success, we are so grateful to you both…’

Nicole & Jason

St Albans Lions Club Charter Night     March 2014

Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for an excellent evening on Saturday night, I have received a number of complimentary comments regarding how much fun the entertainment was…I’m sure we will be in contact again in the future…’     

Paul Day ~ Past Lions Club President

Wedding Ceilidh & Disco ~ St Albans ~ Summer 2013 

“We had an absolutely fabulous time, everyone who has spoken to me since has said how much they enjoyed the Ceilidh & disco, truly, we are so happy with what you did for us.  We have wonderful memories of our evening Reception…. the hotel said that they’ve never seen a wedding where everyone stayed on the dance floor all night.  We wish we’d had the late licence now!  Also I wish I had a photo of our friends doing the basket, what an amazing sight!!  The disco was brilliant I don’t think there was any point where anyone thought ‘oh I don’t like this one’ so thank you ….I am so so glad I found you, everything you did was just right and made for the perfect end to our special day.  Best wishes to you both. ”                                                                                                 Angelina and Santiangelina & Santi wedding

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

Silver Wedding Barn Dance ~ Knebworth Barns~ August 2013

“Hi Anna and Andy,  just a note to say a big thank you for hosting the barn dance. I think you could tell that everyone really enjoyed it – I think most people gave it a go! We’ve certainly had a lot of positive feedback from our guests…hoping that we’ll be dancing with Hedgerow Tipple again in the future. ”                                                                              Trevor and Lynette

Wedding ~ Andy & Marisa Priestner   Abingdon                                                              Thank you so much ~ can’t imagine our Wedding Day having gone any better – our friends & family all joined in & had so much fun dancing…it was a lovely touch that you re-named the dances to fit with family names & places  – will always remember the Waves of Torquay [sic Tory]!”

Wedding ~ Alexandra & Derek Allinson  Gosport, Hampshire                                “Anna & Andy were so fantastic, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves – we’re so glad we chose a ceilidh reception it was a wonderful end to such a memorable day”

Private Birthday Ceilidh ~ Welwyn, Herts  April  2013                                                                           “Dear Anna & Andy, everyone I have spoken to has said what a great time they had on Saturday whether it was on the dance floor or sitting watching the faces of those dancing. We certainly really enjoyed it and we were so pleased you enjoyed it too. Someone commented that the dancing went so well because you were both so calm, cool and collected. You seemed to pitch just the right level for us all. I laughed when at one point you seemed to give in and just said ‘Well lets go with the music and see what happens.’  But it worked! Hope we meet again some time – I would love to have another ceilidh before we get too old. Even our children loved it! If you ever need someone to give you a reference please give them my email address.”                                                   Margot & Martin Todd

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Cambridge University Business Library    Christmas Party    Contact: Andy Priestner,  Head Librarian: 01223 766380  “A very successful evening Anna gets everyone on their feet – people were surprised how much they enjoyed themselves – still talked about weeks later – would highly recommend.”

Wheathampstead Playgroup             Fund-Raising Socials  x 2                                             “It was such a fun night for everyone  – Anna is a natural Caller, the music was great and the evening was a fantastic success..”     Sarah White, (Barn Dance Event Organiser)

Wheathampstead Parish Council      Village Day Barn Dance 2011 & 2012                                                                        ” Well done – a fantastic evening of dancing and tremendous fun – a very easy decision to book ahead for next year!

The Parish Council really appreciated the way you ran the Barn Dance on Saturday. It was such a fun night and everyone who attended was very complimentary about the choices of dances and music. Thank you very much.”  Irene Casper (Deputy Clerk)

Wheathampstead Pump Magazine 2012                                                                                            “The evening Barn Dance called with aplomb by Anna Park was a great success…”

Beech Hyde Association    School PTA Event                                                        ” Anna and Andy did a fantastic job. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy myself let alone join in but we all had such a good time and raised valuable funds for the school at the same time! Looking forward to the next one!”   Brian Taylor (BHA Chair)

Charity Fund Raising Event     South Hill School    Hemel Hempstead                             “What a fantastic evening,  everyone said they had such a good time – thank you both so much...we will definitely do another one...”       “Charlie’s Gift”                                      (Re-booked for April 2014)

Lorna Martin,  Private Birthday Party   Milton Keynes                                                       “Thank you so much. The music and dances were wonderful ~ everybody said how much fun they’d had… I will tell all my friends about you…!”

Lilian Coates,    Private Birthday Party       Hertfordshire                                                                           “Great fun, couldn’t have been better, everyone enjoyed themselves and the children loved it too – have re-booked for our Anniversary party

St. Albans Lions Club Charter Night    March  2013    (Rebooked for March 2014)                                                                              A wonderful fun night and Anna and Andy did a fantastic job making sure everyone had a fantastic evening, everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much

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St Albans Lions Club Charter Night     March 2014

Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for an excellent evening on Saturday night, I have received a number of complimentary comments regarding how much fun the entertainment was…I’m sure we will be in contact again in the future…’     Paul Day ~ Past Lions Club President

Lilian Coates    Anniversary Party

Many thanks for the lovely evening everyone has great praise for your skill at getting the party going. We have had lots of messages and e-mails from everyone saying they had such a great evening. Many thanks to you and your husband – A real night to remember – Roy & Lilian

Anna makes it all so much fun -even our teenage grandsons joined in with lots of the dances! – thank you so much…the disco with lights at the end of the evening completed a great night for everyone..”

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Wedding Reception Ceilidh   St Michael’s Manor St. Albans   September 2012

Everybody keeps saying saying how much they enjoyed themselves, thank you both so much for helping to make our wedding celebrations so special…it was so much fun… a great way to get everyone involved and the ‘alternative’ first dance was a great idea!”    Caroline & Andy

Corporate Function  March 2013

Thank you so much for Saturday night – it was great fun.’

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(YHA International)

2 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. St Albans Lions Club Charter Night 2013
    A wonderful fun night and Anna and Andy did a fantastic job making sure everyone had a fantastic evening, everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much

  2. Thanks Paul,
    We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, the St. Albans Lions were so welcoming and great fun to call for ~ it’s always lovely to see a group of people enjoying themselves so much…

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