Here are some lovely testimonials from folks who have been to our ceilidhs:
“Fantastic band with many guests commenting how good they were. Really excellent mix of both traditional ceilidh dances and others from further afield. They were all called really well with everyone knowing what to do (barring lack of co-ordination on our part!). Excellent banter throughout the night, and kept an eye on people’s energy levels. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting a great night that will have you dancing and smiling non stop!” Caroline and Colin, Feb 2022
“I just wanted to say thanks for the fabbo night on Saturday, It was wonderful, the music gave such a great atmosphere, thank you!” Becky and Paul, Dec 2021
“We just wanted to say a huge thankyou to you and the rest of the band! You guys did an amazing job, we had a wonderful time and so did our guests. You did an amazing job of getting everyone involved and having fun, despite the fact that many of the guests had never been to a ceilidh before!” Jo and Matt, Nov 2021
“Just wanted to thank you all for your superb performance on Saturday. Everyone commented on how good you were. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.” Elaine, Oct 2021
“Thanks for playing for us at our wedding. We were so glad it was able to go ahead. The ceilidh was perfect for us especially as Russ and I aren’t great on the dance floor! Everyone commented on how great you all were and how much fun they had! Will definitely be recommending you.” Laura and Russ, Sept 2021
“What can I say about this band. It was the perfect way to end our perfect wedding day. Those who wanted to dance, danced. Those usually too cool to dance, danced and those unable to dance, hindered by frailty or alcohol tapped their fingers and stamped their feet – everyone enjoyed themselves and everyone remarked on how good PomP were.
What the crowds weren’t aware of though was just how professional Ben had been in the lead up to the wedding day.
Always quick to respond to enquiries and nothing was too much trouble for him. Even when a last minute panic set in over our own playlist, Ben was only too happy to assist and save the day.
I can’t recommend these guys enough; if you have an upcoming soirée on the horizon, then get POMP booked.
Great musicians, great entertainers, great professionals!
Thanks guys, truly money well spent!”Ian and Rebecca, June 2018, Whitewell
“These guys were just fab as entertainment for our wedding day. When you have a mix of young, old and young at heart, it’s so hard to please everyone, but please everyone they did. With their infectious beats, comedic interludes and toe tapping tunes, Ben and co brought energy, fun and laughter to the dance-floor. The dress code for guests was an optional touch of purple in memory of my mum, and I was really touched that they turned up in purple ties too. What lovely guys! We had a great time boogieing into the early hours as we added on a funky disco too.
Thanks Price of my Pig! You’re Priceless! Emma and Alex, July 2017, Penrith”
“Thanks for a wonderful evening at Phoenix Ceilidh. We had so much positive feedback from our regular ceilidh goers who had not come across you before that you will be at the top of the list when we are booking bands for next year. Hopefully we will see you at some of the larger festivals soon.” Murray Riggs (Phoenix Ceilidhs)
“Ben Farmer calls an excellent ceilidh with easy to follow instructions that people with no prior experience can pick up, but are still exciting for the experienced ceilidh goer, with many places to add flourishes. He calls a variety of types of dance: waltzes, polkas, reels and the occasional Israeli dance. He includes popular moves such as stripping the willow, the basket and threading the needle. Price of My Pig ceilidhs are called with enthusiasm and an excellent sense of humour, making the dances fun for all ages, from children to retired. I must have been to half a dozen Price of My Pig ceilidhs this year and have enjoyed every one.” Rob Lorimer (Lancaster University Folk Society)
“Ben and his band provided a hell of a surprise party for my mum’s 60th! Their ability to integrate with our extended friends and family, both in terms of the ‘surprise’ moment, the food and the speeches was superb, and really meant we were able to make it personal to mum. She hasn’t stopped beaming since, and commented that having a ceilidh meant that we could enjoy the dance on our own terms, and also chat to reunited friends and family with some excellent background music. From young to old, everyone had a blast!” Victoria Grant (Private Clients)
“Thanks very much to ‘Price of my Pig’ for playing at the EAUC Conference event at Lancaster University last week. The Ceilidh was excellent and the feedback from delegates was that they thoroughly enjoyed your performance. Many thanks indeed for helping to make a really good evening”. Jonathan Mills, Lancaster University
“We LOVED our Ceilidh – and everyone else did too! A few of our guests who hadn’t done it before and said they probably wouldn’t dance ended up absolutely loving it and dancing the majority of the time! Also the music in between was brilliant to sit back and enjoy and you were a hilarious caller. Thank you so much!” Sadie and Liam’s Wedding, Beeston Manor nr Preston Nov ’18
(Photo with thanks from Fiona Frank 20/11/15)