Helen & booked Connery for their event on 21st December 2008
As I said to you afterwards on the night itself, we really were so very pleased with the whole event. Both Helen & I (and perhaps more importantly, Ann & Adrian!) wouldn't hesitate for one moment from recommending you to other people needing Irish music! At that reception we had people present from all kinds of backgrounds, from factory workers in the woolen industry, to at least 1 GP, a medical Consultant, a TV personality (the anchorman for the "Calendar" News programme each night on Yorkshire TV), an irish professional dance accordian-player & singer from Northern Ireland with at least 12 albums to his name (my brother-in-law!), and 1 Tribunal Judge. -Every single person in the entire place came at some point and told us how much they had enjoyed the dance! The response was totally universal, so that says much more about the quality than I could ever say single-handed! And the Caller was superb! He held everything together so well. I think the 1st dance was done by people who didn't feel too challenged by the thought, as they had at least some vague experience of Irish dancing before, However, when the rest of the folks saw things going belly-up and how much laughter was going on by those dancing, then the bug simply spread. Everybody wanted a go, and the one thing I remember about the dancing was purely and simply the amount of constant laughter and fun that everybody taking part was having. -It was certainly a master-stroke by Ann to have an Irish ceili, as it didn't isolate people the same way a disco would have done, and our thanks have to go to you and the band for a truly superb evening of dance and fun.
At the end of the day we would have to say that the entire evening was brilliant. Ann & Adrian returned from honeymoon in Barbados on 20th December and they were still, even then, talking about how much fun they had and how good the music was on the night (even after just coming back from having 2 weeks of Bob Marley!).
Helen & Jim