A truly excellent band - great musicality, lots of enthusiasm and plenty of help to get the dances going (ceilidh for visiting German choir at the Salutation Hotel, Perth, 3rd September 2010). A nice varied programme of traditional dances with a few new ones to add to the fun. Everything was organised with minimum fuss - very professional. I will certainly be recommending this band in the future.
Morag Ainslie 5th September 2010
We are delighted that we chose to have the Skelpit Lugs play at our wedding in Murrayshall House Hotel near Perth (20th August). From the moment they started playing till the last dance everyone had a ball ! We have had rave reviews from many of our guests and have no hesitation in recommending the band to others planning a function.
We booked the Skelpit Lugs for a (civil partnership celebration at Napier University, Edinburgh, 1st August) on a recommendation and were delighted with them. They got everyone on the dance floor immediately, where they stayed for the night. The calling for our friends who had never been at a Ceilidh made the dancing fun and ensured we had a fantastic evening. We would highly recommend the band for any occasion.
Dave & Peter, 2nd August 2010
We're back from honeymoon and just wanted to say a huge thank you for the band's performance on our wedding day (16th April at the Scores Hotel, St Andrews).
I think before the big day you mentally prepare a tick list of how you hope things will go on the day and hope the band achieve half of what you'd like, but the Skelpit Lugs ticked the lot! Everybody, and I mean everybody, capable of dancing was up and loving it. The ceilidh newcomers are all trying to work out a way they can get themselves to another Ceilidh and it seemed to be a great way of mixing everyone together as they now appear to all be friends with each other despite a lot of them not having met before the wedding day.
Whilst I think a lot of them were tired out by the time the Lugs finished up, they'd have all happily carried on for another two hours given the chance.
As well as the newcomers there were some seasoned pros to the ceilidh dancing and they were equally impressed with the Lugs.
The atmosphere the band created with the calling was also exactly spot on as we had hoped, with everyone quickly realising that they were allowed to get things wrong and that this only adds to the fun. I think this was a huge factor in making sure that everyone was up and dancing.
I'd be happy to be contacted by anyone who wants a reference for Skelpit Lug in the future and would assure them that they'd definitely be picking the right band for their event.
Many thanks once again, please keep 16th April 2060 free in the band's schedule for our Golden Wedding anniversary!
Robert Hagan 29th April 2010