Testimonials


John was absolutely brilliant and completely made the evening for us. So much fun, I can’t recommend him highly enough!
— CATRIONA P. (50th BIRTHDAY CEILIDH))
 
John called at our wedding and we can’t recommend him more highly. He somehow managed to get 150 people, many of whom hadn’t reeled before, to pick up the dances quickly and made the whole thing really fun and relaxed. Would hire him again in an instant!
— NELL & DUNCAN E. (WEDDING)
 
John’s directions were clearly given and everyone from the oldest (81) to the youngest (9) could understand what they were supposed to be doing. Even the reluctant, self-conscious, teenagers joined in and had a great time, and they asked us to do it again next year. John provided a fantastic music system which allowed him to slow the tempo down for the ‘walk-through’ and speed it up again once we had got the hang of things. John introduced new reels with great ease and in no time at all we were all reasonably proficient. All the thank-you letters were full of praise for John’s calling. Some said it was the best party they had been to for years!
— KATIE D. (BRACKLEY TOWN HALL REELS)
Great mix of people, the food was delicious and plentiful and the venue was lovely. Loved the band. Although it’s the caller who makes it, every time!
— 'FUNDRAISING FOR SYRIA' CEILIDH
 
John provided us with an excellent evening, once again. He has a wonderful knack of reading the ability of a group of people which means everyone has a great time, whether they are a seasoned pro, or a beginner. I couldn’t recommend him more highly!
— OLLIE C. (ORGANISER OF BHWC REELING PARTY)
 
John successfully took a room of 150 noisy and excited people and turned it into a party. He struck a perfect balance between teaching the novices and not boring the experts. With a tartan bow tie & waistcoat combo, he guided the night with fantastic skill and ensured that everyone had a brilliant time with some superb reeling to boot. I genuinely could not be more grateful for his help or be more insistent that if you need a caller John is your man…
— ROB A.(LONDON CITY REELS)
The caller was a triumph and especially good for a party like ours where there were lots of teenagers. He struck just the right note between commanding respect and not appearing bossy and lecturing
— 'REEL INTO SPRING' PARTY IN CALNE, WILTSHIRE
 
John is simply brilliant. He organised the evening beautifully, getting everyone dancing and organised. He is by far the most enthusiastic, easy going, gentlemanly caller ever. The Best.
— DORTÉ S-C. (QUAINTON REELS)
 
John is the best caller we have ever had for our annual church ceilidh.  He had all 130 people on their feet dancing their socks off all night.  Everyone had enormous fun, from the many who had never reeled before to the old hands.  Excellent choice of dances, brilliantly led.  We could not recommend him more highly!
— BRUCE M. (CHURCH CEILIDH, HOLY TRINITY CLAPHAM)