Please note: if your event is not in the East Midlands area, CLICK HERE to visit Fiona's agency website. She will be able to offer excellent bands in most areas of the country!

Here's a massive collection of thank you letters and testimonials which JIGABIT has received over the last 15+ years:

We hired Jigabit ceilidh band recently for a wedding and they were brilliant! Fiona was a pleasure to work with at every stage of the booking - it was very clear from the beginning that she really cares about her work and she went out of her way to make sure we got the most out of the evening. We were very pleased to find that the Jigabit website has so much information about the logistics of holding a ceilidh (very welcome as we'd never held a ceilidh before), and Fiona was very helpful in answering any questions we had left over.

Our guests had a brilliant time. The caller, Bob, was very good at engaging everyone and making people laugh all evening, and it was very accessible to our guests of all ages. We liked that the ceilidh dances were mixed up with the occasional modern song while people took a break as it made the evening really fun. I couldn't recommend them highly enough for a wedding or a family party.

Celta Newby
Hi Fiona - I just wanted to send you an email to say THANK YOU for helping to make Simon and Amy's wedding such a brilliant day. We have had lots of positive feedback on how much guests enjoyed the Ceilidh band and the in-between songs that were sung while we were catching our breath. We will pass on good report to anyone else that asks if we know of any Ceilidh band! Once again thank you.

Kind regards - Clare Prentice
Hi Fiona

Thank you so much for making our evening so special. I was worried that our guests wouldn’t take part, but the atmosphere you created was brilliant. And thanks for helping out with the open mic session in the break – it meant a lot to many people.

Best regards - Renia - Burton Lazars
Hi Fiona,

Just to say a huge thank you for playing on Saturday night. All our guests were very positive about all the dancing and they thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm only sad that I only got to do two dances because of the photos!!!! But seriously thank you all for contributing to our perfect day. Please let me know if you would like us to leave a review for you in a particular place.

Thanks again, Stuart D - Inkersall Grange Farm
Dear Fiona,

Many thanks for your fantastic performance on Thursday. We've had really positive feedback about the band and everyone had a very good time.

Issy Buxton - Nottingham Uni student ceilidh
Hi Fiona,

I just wanted to say thank you for providing the Ceilidh Band and Caller on Saturday for our wedding reception. Although there were people who didn't get up to dance (too reserved I think) those who did really enjoyed themselves. I have also had feedback from some family (who aren't able to get up and dance anymore) that you were really good entertainment, they liked both listening and watching the dancing and they really liked the fact that it was something a bit different to the normal wedding entertainment. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Many thanks again, Iola - Sutton Coldfield
Hi Fiona

Thank you for your email and to yourself and all the Jigabit band for giving such a great performance on Friday night. Although not everyone was involved in the barn dance, many enjoyed listening to your music and those that took part in the dancing thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I will definitely bear you in mind should we look to host a barn dance again at a future event.

Kind regards - Jenny Colloff - Marketing Manager, Brownhills Motorhomes Ltd Newark
Hi Fiona

Well, we have just returned from Ibiza and we'd just like to say a big thank you for being a part of our festivities and making everything so special.

It really was a magical two days and you were a part of that…getting everybody dancing on the eve of our wedding. We were particularly impressed that you could launch into 'I'm getting married in the morning' at the drop of a hat!

Huge thanks again to you and your band. Kind regards, Dawn and Paul Stalker
Dear Fiona,

Thanks so much for our wedding Ceilidh. We had a brilliant time and all our guests really enjoyed it. It was the perfect way to end the day and we would definitely recommend Jigabit to everyone!

Rishi and Fran - Plumtree Notts
Hello Fiona,

Thank you so much for making my birthday so special. I really had a wonderful time. I was just sad that it went by so quickly. I apologise for not saying a proper goodbye to you all. There's was just so much going on and so many people to speak to. Please can you send my thanks to the other Jigabit band members? You were all so friendly, helpful and lots of fun. I've had so many comments from my guests saying how much they enjoyed listening to you. I certainly share the sentiment - your music was excellent.

Kind regards - Lydia - Alvechurch

Just to say I have had sooo much feedback about the barn dance (50th birthday on 30th April). You have had so many compliments! It must be nice to know you bring pleasure to so many with your music and Bob's banter! Thanks again, Rona
Dear Fiona,

On behalf of the family I would like to say such a bit thank you to you and your band for playing on Friday night. It was such a perfect send-off for dad, and everyone seemed to be joining it. What an amazing atmosphere it created. A number of people thought you were part of the family because it was all so seamless. A day never to be forgotten.

Thanks loads, Fiona A
Hi Fiona

I wanted to email quite quickly to you and Jigabit to say how much we all enjoyed Saturday night. Peter and I had such a wonderful night and we want to say THANK YOU for celebrating it with us. It was very special and we will be remembering this night for many years to come.

Everyone has been saying how much they enjoyed the dancing - I think we may have to repeat..... say for my 65th.... put that one in your diary please! And a big thank you to you personally for sharing your birthday night with us.

Thank you once again Fiona, not only for playing on the night, but for all your help and advice which contributed to a wonderful night.

With very best wishes, Susan - Bagworth Leicestershire
Hi Fiona,

I just wanted to say thank you to you and the band for your performance Saturday night.

I've had so many lovely comments about the evening and everyone had a great time - 3 hours went so fast!

It was lovely to meet you all,

Kind Regards, Lindsey - Hinckley
Hi Fiona. I guess it was just one of those occasions when everything comes together just right. I liked the band first from listening to you on your website but you are even better "live". Everyone has been talking about the party since Saturday night, even the guy behind the bar. Thank you for being a key part in a special day for Vanda and myself.

Every blessing - David - Pinxton
Hi Fi, I've had nothing but good reports - everyone who took part had great fun and some of the photographs are quite entertaining. Everyone has told me how fab you were and if we do this sort of thing again, consider yourself booked! Thank you very, very much. Take care, Ellen – Ruddington – Corporate event
Hi Fiona, Thank you for a great evening! Everyone had a great time and I was glad to see people up on the dance floor enjoying your songs. If you have anywhere for me to leave a review, please let me know as I'll be happy to do so. Thanks again, Melissa - Cradley Heath Birmingham - Corporate function
Hi Fiona - Thank you so much to you and your band for a fantastic evening. You were absolutely brilliant and I have had lots of comments from staff to say how much they enjoyed it. I shall look forward to the next one!

Hope you have a wonderful summer.

Kindest regards, Jo Bexon - Loughborough Convent - Head's retirement party
Hi Fiona,

We just wanted to say thank you, to you and the band for such a fantastic set. Everyone I have spoken to have said they had a great time doing the ceilidh and Bob the Caller was brilliant.

Thanks again - Chris & Amanda - Morton, Notts

We are ballroom dance teachers from Hertfordshire and I have to say yours was a fantastic band which made our long trek all the more worth while. It brought tears to my eyes as I watched the dances that first made dancing a lifelong passion for me. I learned those dances in junior school and you brought back such fond memories for me.

Thank you so much.

Brian C - Youlgreave - 60th Birthday party

I just wanted to express our sincere thanks for such a great evening on Saturday at Rachel's ceilidh.

I have received so many delightful words of thanks and how much my guests enjoyed the evening.

This was in no small part to Jigabit's contribution. The music, calling, and singing were all superb and we all had a great time.

Once again many thanks and all our best wishes for the new year.

Jo Nethercott - Derby Polish Club - 21st Birthday party
Thanks Fiona - We had a wonderful day and Jigabit were fantastic, it was exactly what we wanted and lots of the guests were very complementary afterwards.

Best wishes - Matt and Carol - Wedding
Hi Fiona

Thank you for your kind email and for the wonderful delivery of entertainment at the Barn dance on Saturday Night…we have received some great feedback and when we do in the future add another barn dance I will be in touch to book your services again!

With warm regards, Victoria Shaw

Conference & Events Sales Manager - The Pavilion, Branston Golf & Country Club
Hi Fiona,

We have just got back from our honeymoon and whilst away we realised we didn't actually get chance to speak to any of the band during our wedding.

We would like to say thanks to everyone who was there for the fantastic music and entertainment. Everyone had a great time dancing and it was even better than we expected.

Thanks again, we hope the band enjoyed the evening just as much as we did!

Regards, Ed & Hayley - Sywell Aerodrome, Northants
Hi Fiona,

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to yourself and the band for giving us an amazing night on our wedding day, everyone had an amazing time as did we and can't thank you enough. Guests who have never even heard of a Ceilidh found themselves up and dancing the night away! Thanks again, hope you are well and thank you for giving us great memories from our wedding day.

Regards, Will and Donna Tyler (was Bates!)
Hi Fi,

Firstly it was lovely to finally meet you last week, I felt as though we'd known each other for years!!

And secondly, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for giving us such an amazing night with your band JIGABIT. Everyone has commented on how brilliant the night was and how the dancing made the evening. I think it's safe to say that we achieved the best annual conference party to date and that was down to you guys so thank you.

I think it goes without saying that we'll need you guys again next year but we'll need to increase the budget so we can supply foot rubs for us ladies the next day!!

Thanks again and have a Merry Christmas.

Lisa B - Santander Christmas Ceilidh - Hinckley area, Leicestershire
Hi Fiona Thank you Thank you Thank you for such an amazing Barn Dance! We loved it and so did all of our guests!
I am so sorry we didn't get to say goodbye or a personal thank you on the night - we tried to get away unnoticed but it didn't seem to happen like that! lol!
Please pass on the thanks to all of the band members and the caller who was fantastic!
Best Wishes
Emma and James Bright - Halstead House, Leicestershire
Hi Fi,

We had a great time thank you; the party seemed to be over so quickly!

Thanks for a very professional delivery... I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anybody in the market for a ceilidh band!

Cheers, Robbie - Lady Bay, West Bridgford Notts
Dear Jigabit

A huge thank you for playing at our wedding at Ladywood Estate in April. The band was incredible and Allan and I were over the moon with the reception you received. Our main wish was that everyone got up and danced, and your expertise and professionalism ensured this happened. We had the most wonderful day and your music added to its specialness.

We wish you all the best and thank you once again.

Best wishes, T & A - Ladywood Estate, Knossington, Leicestershire
Hi Fi

I just wanted to send you a huge THANK YOU for a BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE on Saturday - you were all even better than we could have ever imagined. There must have been 8 burning ears ever since - everyone has talked about you non stop - are you prepared to go global??l!! It could be Warwickshire 2014 and Southern California 2015 as Sarah's brother was heading back there on Tuesday. I hope your next "gig" on Saturday goes just as well and the guests show as much "gusto" as we did.

David and Sarah - Dorsington
Hi Fiona,

We have just got back from an excellent week of summer camp and are now back online.
Thank you so much for a brilliant evening. All the age groups loved it!
Lots of them said it was their favourite part of the whole camp!!!
Many thanks again, Will Eley - Repton
Dear Fiona

Thank you and your band so much for giving us such a wonderful evening. The music exceeded even my expectations, you were excellent. We could not have asked for anything better. You created a warm and fun atmosphere, maybe a slight pun there as it was a very hot evening! Dave and I just loved it. You got people up and dancing with such ease and the variety of dances and different music was perfect. I enjoyed the wedding party far more than I thought I would, thanks to you. So many people said to us how they enjoyed your music and dances.

You were so helpful with the booking and organizing as well.

Got to say worth every penny.

Many, many thanks - Heather and David - Arnold Nottingham
Hi Fiona

It was more than I anticipated and was just brilliant. There was such a buzz about the place.

Thank you so much for your input, it was unbelievably good and so added to the experience, I will certainly be in touch and look forward to working together again in the very near future.

Please pass on my thanks and warm regards to the band - their talents were very much appreciated.

Thank you for making it so amazing.

Warm regards
Hi Fiona,

You beat me to it.... I've been trying all day to grab 10 minutes to email you! Just a wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for making Kate's leaving party such a success.

We've been getting messages from family and friends all through the day saying what a fantastic evening they’d had, all of them singing the praises of the band.

I so wanted her party to go well, the band truly made things go with a swing. Kate had a fantastic evening and really enjoyed herself, as did we all. Thank you all very much. Wishing you all much deserved and continued success. I truly hope our paths cross again.

Our very best wishes to you all - Karen, Rowan, Kate, David, Christian, Joseph, Ryan and Daniel x x - Kirby Muxloe
Hi Fiona,

I would just like to say a big thank you for playing at my 60th Birthday party on Saturday night.

It was the best party ever. I think I danced every dance (my aching joints told me I did the next day) but I would do it all again tomorrow it was such good fun. All my friends and relatives are telling me that they had a super time and that the band was great - hear hear ! Wish I could press rewind!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New year to you all.

Best Wishes - Diane H - Sawley
Dear Fiona,

Firstly my apologies for not having made time to email sooner.

Wow, what a night I had! I am not sure I can put into words what a truly fantastic evening I had on my 50th birthday - made brilliant by the music of Jigabit and entertainment of a certain caller! You all made everyone dance, everyone happy and such a good memory never to be forgotten by myself! It is going to remain a talking point for a long time and people have already asked when my next barn dance will be!

So thank you once again for making my birthday so memorable.

The kindest regards for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Beverley M x - Belton Leicestershire
Hi Fi

Just to say thank you for helping my 40th party to go with real swing! We all had a brilliant night and the ceilidh was a perfect way to get everyone up and dancing. So many people said how much they enjoyed the ceilidh! You and the guys were just brilliant.

It was a very special celebration and one I shall remember for a long time.

Thanks again

Lynn x – West Bridgford Nottinghamshire
Dear Fiona & all members of Jigabit, we just wanted to send you huge thanks for playing at our wedding on the 1st November. You were absolutely fantastic and we had so much fun. Bob, you have the patience of a saint and we appreciated your calm direction when some of us really struggled with our co-ordination!! You really were a talking point after the wedding - everyone saying how impressed they were with Jigabit. Thank you so much again.

With best wishes, Helen and Keith - Wootton Park. Wootton Wawen
Hi Fiona

I've finally started to go through various bits and pieces from the wedding and too my horror discovered that we have not dropped you a line since the event. Could I therefore on behalf of both of us and all our guests thank you and the Band for an exceptional evening. We have had nothing but rave reviews from all who attended, about the evening itself and the ceilidh in particular. It was so nice and some cases quite impressive to see how many people you got up to dance and have a good time. Lorna and I returned to our hotel quite sober after all the dancing and of course the photo booth!

Once again thank you very much. We wish you every success for the future.

Best Regards - Gary and Lorna - Ruddington Golf Club, Nottinghamshire
To Jigabit Band - Dear Fiona

Please convey our heartfelt thanks for helping to make our Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations memorable.

The quality of the music was excellent and the Caller, Bob, was patient and fun. What a laugh we had.

I was concerned due to us having three distinct groups of guests - family, neighbours and church friends, but the music and dancing "gelled" everyone into having fun and a great night.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely

Rosemary and Tony Taylor - Hucknall Nottinghamshire
Hi Fiona,
Just wanted to say a massive thanks for Saturday. Your music was fantastic and so much effort was obviously going into it. We had an amazing time and everyone loved the dancing. There were a number of ceilidh virgins present and they all loved it. We will definitely recommend you to friends. Hope you had a good time and managed to get a bit of hog and cake.

Thanks again
Lizzie - Egginton

I have just put a thank you card in the post but just wanted to say thank you to you all for giving us such a fantastic time last night - we were so impressed and really felt that it was money well spent. Your music was great and the dancing was just what we wanted. Bob was wonderful, particularly with Imogen and her friends - his patience and helpfulness was exactly what they needed - being deaf, it's often difficult for them to feel properly included in things but he managed to do that and they had as much fun as everyone else.

It was the first time we've organised anything like that but it was a pleasure dealing with you all, because you were so professional and good humoured and made it very easy for us.

Thank you very, very much!

Sarah, Paul, Sophie and Imogen - Little Eaton Village Hall, Derbyshire
Hi Fiona
Thank you all for being so brilliant you really did a fantastic job, everyone loved it and is asking when I will be having another! I have wanted to do this since I can't remember when and you helped make it my best birthday ever.

I have had so many compliments in the past couple of days from friends and family who came saying how fantastic you were.
Hope to see you again soon and thanks again

Thank you so much you are terrific :-)
Love from
Jo x x x Loughborough
Just a quick message to thank you for your wonderful entertainment at Chris's surprise 30th birthday party on Saturday. You are simply great fun.
Best wishes,
Gemma & Chris Kent - East Goscote Leicestershire
Hi Fiona,

I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and Kim for the band's performance on Friday. It really made the Christmas Party special for us and nearly all of the attendees got into the spirit and enjoyed the entertainment provided by your band.

Regards - Martin Guest
Dear Fiona and members of the band,

We had a wonderful celebration last Saturday and just wanted to record that we greatly appreciated having Jigabit play for the barn dance. Everyone enjoyed themselves - even those not participating in the dancing - and there were some very complimentary comments afterwards about the band. Thank you once again for helping to make it such a wonderful evening for us all.

Many thanks - John & Janet
Dear Fiona

Thank you again for playing for us on Saturday. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed ourselves as did everyone else. Please pass our thanks on to the rest of the band as well. Together, you gave us an evening we will never forget.

- Dylan and Andrew
Hi Fiona

Many thanks to you and your band for helping to make my 40th birthday celebrations so special - everybody said how much they enjoyed your music and the banter from your caller! I will never forget little Henry aged 4 dancing every dance and smiling so much! Thanks for accommodating old and young and being flexible with songs and dances.

Thanks once again

With best wishes, Kate B
Hello Fiona

How very kind of you to send me these photos, they're great. I really did enjoy myself, I loved every minute! Everything was exactly as I had wanted.

You guys were brilliant and contributed hugely to creating a fun atmosphere, I have also received many compliments about you, so be encouraged!

Thank you again.

Hi Fiona,

Following the surprise birthday party on 7th Jan this year, I wanted to drop you a quick note to say a heartfelt 'Thank You' from my mum and I, the Birthday folk and the guests at the party. Jigabit were fantastic and really made the event a fun, unusual and entertaining evening. Special credit must go to the caller who managed to corral many ex and current policemen into the funniest looking riot/dancing line I've ever seen! There were many folk up dancing who I never expected would get up and take part, but thanks to the band and callers' enthusiasm (and sometimes encouragement), got up and danced.

Thanks again to you and Jigabit in helping to create a fantastic evening for my step-father and family.

Best regards,

I am writing to thank you and all Jigabit, for a wonderful night's entertainment at our daughter's wedding on 30 December 2011.

We had a truly wonderful and memorable day and the ceilidh in the evening was such fun. You not only played great music, had a wonderful caller, but generously accompanied one of our guest who sang. It was terrific - you would never have known that you were not regular band mates! You all looked so happy to be playing for us and I cannot tell you how many people have said to us how much they enjoyed the ceilidh. One of Alison's guests is to be married this year and has decided to have something similar, as she enjoyed it so much.

I have been so happy to pass on your name to our friends and thank you once again for being part of Alison and Matt's wedding day.

Kindest regards

Fiona Macdonald
Dear Fiona,

It was absolutely lovely to have you and the band playing at our event; everybody had a cracking time. It was my first Ceilidh and I'm really looking forward to the next one now!

I will certainly recommend you to other people and try to get you back for another event if I can. Thank you for making our party so much fun!

Happy Christmas to you too & take care.
Kind regards, Elizabeth V-V
Thank you very much for the excellent evening of music you provided for my party. I have had loads and loads of superb comments about the quality of the music and the precision of the calling - my guests had a wonderful time. Thanks a lot.
With kind regards, Gordon - Knowle
Hi Fiona,

Thank you for a wonderful evening and making our wedding celebrations a day to remember. All the guests enjoyed it so much and told us "what a wonderful find". hank you once again from both of us.

Regards, Pauline and Allan Grundy
Dear Fiona and Jigabit

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for playing at our Wedding reception. You were brilliant! We absolutely loved the Ceilidh and have had so many comments from friends and family saying how much they loved the music and the dancing too. We had a really wonderful day and you were a big part of that, so thank you. We hope you enjoyed it half as much as we did!

Lots of love, Laura and Steven
Hi Fiona,

I must say a HUGE thank you to you and the boys - what a night it was! All of our 'regulars' who had been before were so pleased it was the same format as previous years, but the newcomers couldn't believe what they heard and saw! They were in awe of the band, some of the older generation, I think were expecting a little bit of light music in the back ground, but when you struck up, WOW, they just couldn’t get over how good you were....we know how good you were and are, that is why we had you back again!!!!

I hope you and the boys enjoyed yourselves as much as we all did, and again many, many thanks for being able to come to our party once again....

With love to you all, Elaine and Geoff H xx

Just wanted to thank you for a great night, I have received nothing but praise for the band and the caller.

I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did, I'm sure I saw tears of laughter running down your cheeks at one point... It was certainly an evening with a difference, our European friends certainly enjoyed the experience...

Andrew B
Jigabit made a huge contribution to the success of a ceilidh recently that had been arranged as a birthday surprise for my wife. What great audience-pleasers they are! With their musical versatility, calling and entertainment skills they brought some enjoyment to everyone at the party, enticing people onto the dance floor whatever their level of dancing experience. In the intervals, they played some favourite songs and accompanied the 'ceremonial' parts of a 'big birthday' celebration with warmth and humour. Good on yer, Jigabit!

- David Chapman
Hi Fiona

Sorry it has taken me a week to get in touch but it has been a hectic week with a house full of visitors. Just wanted to say thanks very much to you and your band for helping to make last Saturday a wonderful celebration for Steve and Sally. We have had some amazing feedback from guests who seem to have had a great time. We would certainly contact you again if a suitable occasion arises.

Even the non-dancing groom says he wouldn't have changed anything!


Kath Mcgill
Dear Fiona

A huge thank you for Jigabit for making our Masonic Ladies' night even more memorable. Your uncanny ability to sense the mood of the audience meant that you expertly mixed and matched the music to suit the fitness and enthusiasm of the audience.
Many of those in attendance have subsequently contacted me (which is a most unusual occurrence) to say how much they enjoyed the entertainment Jigabit provided.
Rest assured should I have occasion in the future to be involved in organising a similar event I will be straight on the phone to you and will have no hesitation in recommending you to others should they be looking for a Band to make their event equally memorable.
Thanks again. Best regards - Greig
Hi Fiona,

Just a huge thank you to you and the band for Saturday! I thought you were spot on and judging by the comments we have received, this seemed to be a unanimous opinion! The Caller was especially well received and Julia & I would like to pass on our special thanks to you all. It was great to see so many folks joining in when as you stated it looked initially as if they were reluctant ...that is to your credit!

If you ever want any references/recommendations, then please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Thanks again and kindest regards, Graham

I shall be more than pleased to act as a referee. I will tell them that I'm so fed up with everybody telling me how good you were and what a great night they had, nobody seemed to notice the haggis!!! The service from the time I first contacted you was great, you made it easy. I am definitely a happy chappie.

Kind regards, Sandy McFeat

Agnes and I sincerely thank you and Jigabit for a fantastic evening. The music was great, from the first dance we had most people on the floor and it certainly set the tone for the remainder of the evening. The whole Ladies Festival was great success to which Jigabit played a major part. We are grateful that you played right through without a break, what stamina!! And you played beyond the time agreed. What can we say but thanks again to you and the lads and we look forward to Bob sorting next year out.

Many thanks, Sandy

PS - My mother in law was right, the real thing is much better!!!!
Dear Fiona and Jigabit

Many thanks for your wonderful music which made our 40th Wedding Anniversary Celebration go with a real swing. All who were dancing or just listening assured us they had a great time. Many you continue to give as much pleasure to many more people in the future - and maybe see you in 2019!

Very best wishes - Helen and David Wright
Hi Fiona

Andrew and I would just like to say a very big thank you to you and the band for entertaining us all at our wedding on Fri 25th March - we had a fab time, as did many of the guests which I am sure was plain to see!! Plus we have video evidence!! Everyone thought the band was great and really enjoyed it so please pass on our thanks to the team!

Best Wishes, Sam & Andrew Watson
Dear Fiona,

I can't thank you and the band enough for your outstanding contribution to what was a hugely successful evening of celebration last night. My one regret is that we didn't manage to get the dancing started when I had planned - but I am afraid that was beyond my control – and in any case you gave us excellent value right down to the 11.30 deadline.

My conviction (from the moment I heard your demo CD and then subsequently found you to be so friendly, helpful and efficient) that Jigabit was exactly what I was looking for was amply rewarded at the Tythe Barn. The calling was the perfect blend of authoritative (but not bullying) and witty instruction: a brilliant idea to use the radio stick mic! The band's versatile musicianship was delightful.

It rounded off the evening perfectly and I can assure that compliments flew. Sadly, most of our guests live well outside your “patch” but I wouldn’t wonder if one or other of them might be prepared to pay a little "over the odds" to lure you all south for another do another time. I am certainly glad I did. Many thanks and congratulations.

Jonathan (Jonty) Fulford
Fiona and the band,
Just a short note to say 'thank you' for making our Wedding reception go with such a swing! We were a bit nervous as to whether anyone would get up and dance but Bob did his stuff and always got a full dance floor! I can't remember the last time we danced so much ourselves - we both thoroughly enjoyed the dancing - as did all of our guests. We really did have a lot of compliments from the guests about you - they were really impressed - it makes such a change from a boring disco with flashing lights. Thanks once again for your professionalism - you are great people and great musicians - we will certainly not have any hesitation in recommending you to others.

Yours, Janice and Hugh Quigley - Patchings
What can I say, it was absolutely fantastic, all of the feedback today so far has been brilliant, not one person didn't dance, and most of all, the band was FANTASTIC!!

Please pass on our most sincere thanks to them all, they were so good, we did thank them on the night but if you could just let them know how absolutely brilliant everyone through it was, they all said that having such a good band made it. People are already asking us about next year, so rest assured we will be in touch!!

Thank you once again. Angela Woodward
Dear Fiona

Just wanted to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding - you guys were great and everyone loved the ceilidh, I was very pleased we had you. Realising after hearing that some relatives tried to book you and you're busy for the next ten years or so that we were pretty fortunate too!

Thank you very much - Ben and Roz Powell
Hello Fiona and the rest of Jigabit!

Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you following our wedding but our feet don't seem to have touched the floor since we returned from our honeymoon!!!

We just wanted to let you know that we had the most wonderful day on the 23rd December last year and that you all contributed to our wonderful memory.

The band turned out to be a bigger success with family and friends than we could ever imagine and we are so glad we went for something a little bit different.

We hope you don't mind but we have been passing your details on to others who came along to the wedding and said how wonderful the entertainment was and what a memorable wedding it was.

Thank you also for being so accommodating with us with regard to using your equipment!!!

We hope to be in your company again in the future but finish by saying many, many thanks.

Sally, Simon and Rose Pugh x
Hello Fiona,

Just a quick email to thank you and the rest of the band for providing us with such amazing wedding evening entertainment on the 26th August. We could have never imagined how fantastic you would be and are so delighted that we booked you for our special day. The band really helped encourage guests to mingle and we have had numerous guests tell us how wonderful the band was and how it really made the evening such a fantastic occasion. We just wanted to pass this on to you and say a big thank you again for helping us to celebrate our marriage.

Kind regards, Claire & Colin Illingworth
Dear Fiona

Just a little note to say thank-you so much for making my husbands party such great fun. You really are a talented bunch of musicians, and really made our night. The music was fabulous and the dancing was energetic. All in all, it was a jolly good night. Which I can assure you was enjoyed by all who attended, as everyone is singing your praises this morning at the school gate! I shall be recommending you to a neighbour who is organizing a charity event in Harby.

Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band.

Regards, Sophie Cottingham
Hello Fiona

Please thank the band for the lovely evening you gave us on Saturday. My children were very nervous about the whole thing (Rob always sees the worst scenario in anything) and so were so pleased how it all went. The music was great, the calling first class and the ambience etc just great.

Thanks for it all, hope that you all enjoyed it too

Hi Fiona, apologies for not being in touch sooner!

We absolutely loved the DVD thank you so much, it brought back many fantastic memories, you and your band were truly excellent! Everyone has commented on how much they enjoyed it! We have a thank you card here for you, but have mislaid your address! Please could you email it to us.

Fiona, it was great 'doing business with you,' from the first time I spoke to you, you put my mind at rest and I knew we were doing the right thing by having you and your band at our wedding, your friendly and professional manner really put us at ease, thank you.

I hope to see you again someday, Rachel and Chris
Dear Fiona

Yes it was a wonderful and very memorable evening - Jigabit were absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed playing along with you on the accordion and watching everyone joining in.

Please tell the band and your caller Bob that many of the young people who came [Jo and Kate's friends] were really switched on to ceilidh dancing - they had never had that kind of "dance experience" before, and want one for their wedding party. So thanks to Jigabit a new generation has now got the bug.

Today we finished putting all the tents away and have taken a trailer load of empty bottles and tins to the bottle bank - and the last of our guests have just gone.

I have put a cheque for £250 in the post to you cos I know the band stayed well past your allotted time. I know you are all professional musicians so please accept it.

We will definitely book Jigabit for our next party so expect to hear from us in the autumn!

All the very best to you too. Jacky
Dear Fiona

I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful evening on Saturday. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and thought you were excellent. Bob did a fantastic job and really made it a fun evening. It was certainly the best birthday party I have ever had. I couldn't have wished for anything else. Thank you all so much. Hopefully will be in touch again in the future to organise you for another one!!

Best wishes.

Please pass on our thanks to the entire band for being such stars at our Wedding Reception on the 23rd Sept. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves - to quote the best man - "I'm really glad I gave that a try - it's a cracking laugh" - and the "older" guests who felt they couldn't join in all said how wonderful the music was. And do you know that is the first time I have seen my husband (it still sounds weird saying that) Dan dance voluntarily in 10 years!!! Wow ;-)

So big thanks :-) Diane
Hi Fiona,

I am very late with all my "thank yous" this year because we have been moving office since the meetings but I do want to thank you and all the band for the superb entertainment you gave us all, it was a really good evening and I know that even those who weren't dancing still enjoyed the entertainment.

Thanks again, I feel sure we will be in touch some time in the future. Best wishes, Christine
Hello Fiona & Jigabit

This is a very late note to thank you all for your performance at our wedding on 23rd July. We really enjoyed the whole day, and your bit in particular was great fun, not long enough but that was just one of those things!

We had lots of compliments from guests about your band, so I think everyone enjoyed it as much as we did, so please pass on our belated thanks & best wishes to the rest of the band!

Regards, Jane & Phil
Dear Fiona,

Many thanks to you and the band for a truly amazing night... I was delighted with the number of people we got dancing and you did a great job of keeping us all in order. The party went on until about 4am so I think there’s a few sore heads and lots of sore feet today.

Many thanks, Sarah
Dear Fiona

I am writing to thank you and the band very much for making our party such a success on Saturday. I am sorry I did not thank you in person on the night. The band and the caller were paid no end of compliments by our guests and a good time was had by all. So many thanks, and I hope we will see you again in the not too distant future.

Best wishes - Mary Hawkes
Dear Fiona,

Just a quick message to say how much we enjoyed your performance at the wedding - we really appreciated it and judging by the photos - almost all the guests danced. Many thanks for helping to make Phil and I's day so special - it was fab!

Best Wishes, Alison
Hi Fiona,

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to get in touch with you - we've been back from honeymoon for a couple of weeks now so I can't even use that as an excuse!

I wanted to thank you and the whole band for the absolutely fantastic ceilidh you did at our wedding in the Trent Building. We'd expected it to be good, but it exceeded all our expectations. It seems that no-one can talk about the wedding without mentioning the brilliant time they had ceilidh dancing! It really was one of the best parts of day - thank you so, so much! We will certainly recommend you and hopefully see you again at an anniversary party?!

Hope you've had an enjoyable summer,


Just a very quick note before we shoot off for a week in snowy Russia!

Please pass on to Bob and the other members of the band, but certainly not forgetting your good self, our sincere thanks for an absolutely superb ceilidh to really set the seal on a fantastic wedding day.

From the first contact with you, right up to the end of the evening, you have been completely brilliant. You are without a doubt the very rare combination of supreme professionals who also know how to have a good time.

Thanks a million, Iain and Elaine
Dear Fiona and colleagues,

Just a note to thank you very much for making our birthday barn dance at Cosby Village Hall a very enjoyable occasion.

We really enjoyed your music and thought you were all very professional. Bob, the caller, was particularly patient with us and talked us through the dances admirably.

We have had lots of reports back saying how much our friends and family enjoyed the evening and that they thought the band was excellent. We would recommend you to anyone and if in the future we arrange another such evening we will certainly ask you to do the honours again. Thanks again.

Regards, Janet & Ken Measures
Hi Fiona,

We'd just like to say how much we enjoyed your playing at our wedding. We had a brilliant time and it really helped to make it a memorable day for us. We are so pleased we decided to have a ceilidh instead of the usual run of the mill disco! We've had lots of compliments about your playing and in fact you should be getting an enquiry about playing at a wedding of friends of ours next year (I've passed them your email address, I hope this is OK).

Thanks again for all your help and please pass our compliments on to the rest of the band.

Very best wishes, Rich ∓ Jen

P.S. You may well hear from us again the next time we have a big party!
Hey Ho Fiona,
Many thanks for nice letter, however the pleasure was all ours, you and your band were without doubt exceptional. All I have had back so far is positive feedback, and I can assure you that if we do have another bash within your travelling distance we will certainly be in touch. Regards to the rest of your motley crew. mmmmmmwahhhh Gwyn.

We'll write and send thanks properly, but I just had to send you a quick note to say a HUGE thank you to you, the band and the wonderful caller for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding.

As you know we had quite a few Scots and quite a few musical Scots at the reception, and they know a good Ceilidh when they see one. I thought the whole band and caller were good, but my new relatives made it clear to me just how good they were. Fantastic.

Can you send them our very best and our warmest thanks and know that I would happily recommend you, your website and the band and caller to anyone. We are thinking of having an anniversary bash and will be in touch!!!!

Lot of love, Nicola and Alasdair MacLeod
Hi Fiona

Thank you so much for a fine display on Saturday night. We should maybe do it all again when we haven’t quite so much to drink…So many people said how much they enjoyed it! Shame my/our singing wasn’t up to scratch!!

Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you to others.

Greg and Gill Cutts x
Dear Fiona,

I do apologise for the lateness of this "thank you" email. I'm afraid that holding a wedding so close to Christmas took up all my time, and it's only now that I'm on holiday for a week that I'm able to start catching up.

We (the bride and groom, and Geneve and I as organisers) would like to say a very big thank you to you and your band for providing such excellent entertainment at Tanya and Rich's wedding reception on 13th December. Lots of the guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceilidh and it seemed to be the highlight of the event for many - as can be seen from the photos! The combination of great quality music and Bob's humour and skill in guiding us through the dances was much appreciated.

Thank you again - and please feel free to use these comments on your website if you would like to.

Kind regards, Wendy Sutton-Pryce

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and the band for my retirement party on Saturday. Although a ceilidh was new to most of the guests, Bob's skill and good humour as a caller ensured the floor was always full, and everyone managed there way around the floor with no major incidents or collisions. The band were excellent, and everyone I've spoken to have said how much they enjoyed it. I think I impressed my daughters with my own dancing skills, as one of them was heard to comment, on seeing my moves, "Oh my god!" Again say a big thank you to everyone, and I'll pass the word on!

Best regards, Bob
Hi Fiona,

My parents, Chris and I would like to thank you and all of Jigabit on behalf of all our wedding guests for such a fantastic evening last night. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it and many people came up to me to say how much fun they were having. I was really impressed by the range of dances and the varied music.

Thanks again. I hope to be able to book you for future celebrations as and when they arise!

Best wishes, Laura
Hi Fiona

Just back from holiday - needed a rest after Birmingham. The band was just right for our event and all Rotarians including my old postie commended me on my choice. Apparently your time keeping was peerless - I just liked the noise.

I personally enjoyed the whole event, but was ready for the odd drink at the end!

Who knows we may yet met again...

Hi Fi,

Thanks so much - you and the guys were fantastic and everyone has said how much fun it was dancing/watching and listening. A couple who are getting married next year have asked for your information which I've passed on - so we might see you then! We had an amazing day, thanks for being part of it. Laura and Richard James
Dear Fiona, Just a quick note before we jet off to Prague tomorrow to say a big ‘thank you’ to JIGABIT for giving us such a superb evening on Tuesday. I keep on hearing compliments about the music and dancing from so many people. We will certainly recommend you whenever the opportunity arises. Meanwhile, a very happy and successful year to you all. Kind regards - Vivien
Hi Fiona,

You have beaten me to it......we have just seen off the premises, our 'French Connection', Geoff's sister, brother-in-law, children, partners blah de blah, who have left for their journey back to France, maybe now we can take a little time to reflect on what a fantastic party we had. You again pulled out all the stops and 'made our night' - everyone we spoke to on the evening, and since, have asked where the band were from, as they enjoyed the music so much. Well at least we have given people something to talk about.

Well, I had better go now and finish off sorting out the grain store, barn, marquee, dance venue or whatever it is called!!!!!!!!

Many, many thanks again for helping us make the night so special.

So until next time, and there WILL be a next time, love to you and 'The Boys',

Geoff and Elaine xx
Hi Fiona,

Well Chris and I have finally come back down to earth (and work, unfortunately!) and have got some time to get round to sending out some thank yous!

We just wanted to thank you and the band once again for playing at our wedding on the 21st June. You, Bob the caller and all the other musicians were just brilliant and we had the most amazing time. Everybody said what a brilliant evening it was with the ceilidh. It was a lot of people's first ceilidh (especially the French!) although we did have some old-timers from Scotland who all agreed that "it was every bit as good as any ceilidh they'd been to in Scotland" and if that's not a complement I don't know what is! Basically, it was a huge success! We didn't want you to stop playing (although I have to say that we were very impressed with Wayne Mee as well so thanks for recommending him too!) We'd have danced all night if the hotel had let us, but I suppose it had to end some time! In any case, we know exactly where to come if we ever get round to organising another ceilidh!!

Anyway, thanks again for helping to make our day so memorable and best of luck for the future!

Very best regards, Elaine & Chris (Barrow!)
Dear Fiona,

How rudely belated this is, but you know what it's like - spend a year organising a wedding, then you feel you deserve several months off before the huge task of thanking everyone. Many thanks to you and your team. You were the icing on a brilliant cake. Everyone enjoyed the ceilidh (as if there was any doubt that they would), and they are still talking about it now. Your blend was perfect, the English were particularly appreciative of your Caller (do I remember him being called Bob?), and I had a bloody excellent time. Many thanks for your patience while the tables attempted to clear themselves as well.

I am desperately trying to think up some sort of excuse to hold another ceilidh. When I've thought of one, you'll be the first to know. Thank you again.

Alex and Donna England
Hi Fiona

Wanted to drop you a line sooner, but we've been away from home with our jobs (I'm currently in Germany) and also moving house, so as per usual our lives are just non stop! Just to say thanks for putting on a great gig for us at our wedding. We had a super day and wish it would have been twice as long. Everybody said how great it was that we had you guys and not a disco. Thanks for helping us make it such a great day for everyone. Dave
Hi Fiona,

Thank you so very much for your kind words - you had taken such good care of me since I first contacted you that I did feel like we were friends.

We did have a good time on Saturday night didn't we? Unfortunately, it seemed to go by in a flash for me and I was very frustrated that I didn’t get to do nearly enough dancing as it seemed that I was always talking to someone. Both Simon and I agreed that we simply didn't get the opportunity to just stand back and watch for even five minutes - so at the time, we had no chance to gauge the mood and realise how much people were enjoying themselves.

However, we've spoken to loads of people over the last couple of days who have really complimented us for having such wonderful and different entertainment and, of course, you for being so good and for working so hard to make sure everybody was enjoying themselves - rest assured, they really were!! We would like to say a huge "thank you" again to you for the fantastic music and of course to Bob for explaining the dances in such a patient and humorous manner so that even the inebriated or those with two left feet could join in and have a great time. Please tell Bob that I do apologise for the idiot in the white shirt - I know he'll know who I mean!!!!

Fiona, I would absolutely love to spend an evening with you lot again - but this time to be able to actually listen, dance and take it all in. I'm already trying to think of a way that maybe a group of us could hire a hall and all put together to book you to play for us again. I will obviously keep your details in the hope that we organize that soon and also, of course, so that I can recommend you to anybody else who may be having a "do". I really hope that we will meet up again soon.

So, for now, please accept our sincere thanks again for such a spectacular evening and I'm so glad that you all enjoyed it too.

Look after yourselves

Hi Fi,
From the moment last year when I enquired about your band, I knew I was in the safest hands possible.
The whole party i.e. all 135 of them wanted me to thank you all for your efforts last Saturday at my 40th Halloween Fancy Dress party. They have all said, it was probably the best party they have ever been to. I think I can safely say, we have 100+ new converts to the world of Ceilidh...
Bob made everything so easy for everyone, accompanied by yourselves. I was a bit worried early in the day as I was worried everyone wouldn't 'get it'.....But get it they did in bucketloads... Seeing family and friends really going for it, both in dress and energetic dance will probably be my abiding memory for years to come...

Your reputation as the highest talent as 'the' top Ceilidh band, is so obviously well deserved, and once again many thanks. If you need me to ever make any recommendations / references, send them my way.

Paul, Sally and the whole crowd...........
Hello Fiona

Just to say a big thank you for playing at our 40th wedding party. You and your caller were excellent. I am afraid we are not the most expert dancers but you achieved exactly what we wanted in that all ages were able to participate regardless of their skill level and you make it a truly fun occasion.

Kind regards, Neil and Stephanie

Both the Officers and Sgts Mess would like to pass on our thanks to you and the band for an excellent evening, especially the caller who had his work cut out with all our clumsy moves! We hope that you all found the evening enjoyable despite the wait between your first and second set.

Hope to see you all again soon.

Regards, Tam


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