Bowreed Testimonials: The UK’s Leading Ceilidh Band 2018-05-03T18:04:00+00:00

Bowreed Testimonials

Browse our testimonials to see why we’re the UK’s leading ceilidh band. We love hearing how we made your night, so be sure to leave your own Bowreed review here after you’ve booked us for your event! Contact us today to find out more.

Bowreed Reviews

08:30 09 Apr 18
Bowreed played at my son's 21st, and were great fun. The fact that the dancing was shambolic wasn't down to them at all; their playing was superb, and the caller did his level best to explain the steps to a very uninitiated audience! A fun ceilidh band!
Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis
18:49 12 Mar 18
We booked Bowreed to play for my partner's 30th birthday Wild West Barn Dance, and hired a two-instrument ensemble with a Caller. Alison, Alex and Hannah were absolutely fantastic, both at getting the crowd up and dancing and in their musical selection. A few guests pointed out that the Calling was the clearest they had heard for a long while, and that the dances were pitched at just the right level of complexity and fun. They also let my partner's father play a harmonica set with them! The manager, Fred, is accommodating and very friendly, and more than happy to help. Would wholeheartedly recommend Bowreed for any private function, and will definitely book them again if ever we have another Ceilidh/Barn Dance!
Lucy Bowen
Lucy Bowen
17:51 04 Mar 18
Amazing band who did a brilliant ceilidh for our wedding at Orchardleigh House. Brillliant dialogue all the way up the the event, not remotely fazed by the sudden snow fall in March and played superbly- very popular with all our guests! Can’t recommend Fred and the team highly enough! Thank you for making our day even more special! X
Hayley & Arthur
Hayley & Arthur
19:55 22 Oct 17
Bowreed were absolutely brilliant. We had them for a ceilidh at our wedding and they surpassed all expectations. Fred the caller was great and able to tweak the songs to suit the group, and we had people from age 2 to 80 dancing. The musicians were fantastic, and sounded great even for those who weren't dancing. They were very easy to work with running up to the wedding too. Would recommend 100%.
Daniel Lowe
Daniel Lowe
12:54 26 Feb 18
I was so happy with Bowreed's contribution to my 30th birthday celebrations. From the outset, communication was clear and swift and I was easily able to understand what was on offer and how things would work with costs and timings. On the day, they arrived well on time and did a swift, non disrubptive sound check, completely self sufficient in set up and get out. The music was of high quality and a pleasure to dance to; perfectly balanced. The caller found the sweet spot between getting novices up to speed (some guests had never even heard of a ceilidh before but without patronising the more experienced dancers. The only regret is that the venue licence meant we couldn't keep playing music. All in all, it was a great decision and I'd happily use Bowreed again.
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Thank you Fred. We had a blast. Thank you for the fab music (both traditional and 90s!)
Gemma's Birthday Party
Brillliant band! We enjoyed a Ceilidh with these guys at our wedding reception – everyone loved it!
Isobel's Wedding
Thank you both so much again for coming and playing last night! You were BRILLIANT and really got the audience moving. I’ve just added it up and we raised £21k profit! Wow, what a result. I look forward to raising a glass with you both soon.
Emily's Fundraiser
You could clearly see and more importantly, hear that Bowreed really like what they do and they are good at it!
Very likable, funny guys who made a good night even better with their skills and enthusiasm.
Gerry's Pub Gig
Thanks Fred. Everyone had a great time. Please thank the boys for us. Think you may get more bookings from people who came too!
Vince's Birthday Party
They were brilliant! Made our wedding even more super special and everyone there loved it too. Would definitely recommend.
Claire's Wedding
You were brilliant lads, so much fun and dancing, we all had a fantastic night and everyone keeps saying how brilliant you were! Thank you so much for everything for saving the venue CD player, for giving up a mic to every guest who wanted to get in on the action and of course for our personal tune, we were very touched and grateful! Hopefully we’ll see you again soon, lots of love.
Aine & Pete's Wedding
We would highly recommend Bowreed! They played for our wedding ceilidh in 2016 and it made a perfect finish to our wedding day celebrations. The correspondence and organisation before the day were very efficient and clear. The band members were very friendly and so flexible on the evening with what our preferences were, both for the timings of the night as well as the music played. A lovely waltz piece was played for our first dance followed by a fantastic few hours of ceilidh dancing. The caller for the band was brilliant. She was clear with the instructions and very cheerful. So many of our guests got involved in the dancing and said how great they thought the band were! Thank you so much for helping to bring about such a great finish to our wedding day!
Doug's Wedding
Bowreed were a joy to work with. Highly professional and accommodating. They did a brilliant job at getting everyone up to dance & ensured that a great night was had by all…
I can’t recommend them highly enough
The Anthony Nolan Trust's Charity Night
Bowreed have just played at our wedding and it makes me really happy to be leaving this review for them.

The whole booking process was really straight forward; Fred was outstanding and was the one supplier who filled us with confidence.

The night itself was so successful. Their caller was so good at getting everyone on the floor, and her explanations of each of the dances was perfect. We’ve had so much good feedback from everyone at our wedding saying how much they enjoyed the dancing and, for us, it was lovely to see our different groups interacting with each other and having so much fun.

If you’re looking for a ceilidh band we really can’t recommend Bowreed enough. Book them! Book them now!

Meredith's Wedding