Great to shake off the post New Year’s Eve lethargy with a trip across a dark windswept Dartmoor to play a wedding ceilidh for Nick and Nicola at The Two Bridges Hotel on the 3rd January.
At 5:30pm, we dodged the torrential rain showers to bring in the gear from the van and set up – and were warmed by the welcome from both the bride and groom and the staff at The Two Bridges.
At 7:30pm Nick and Nicola kicked off the dancing – choosing Paddy’s Whiskers unique first dance for weddings – where the guests make an arch for bride and groom to dance through.After that we hit the ground running with a series of barn dances, songs and tunes until buffet break at 9pm. Half an hour later, we launched the second set with a new set of jigs played by Jules on the border bagpipes. The great crowd kept the floor full all night.
Near half ten we switched from live music to the Whiskers disco – always a great way to end the night and the guests grooved until midnight.
The rain stopped just in time for us to pack up and load the van. Home and in bed by 3:00am.
Another great night. It’s a privilege to do something you love for your work……
A ceilidh or barn dance is a fantastic ice breaker for weddings and other special events. Why not visit our special website dedicated to barn dances and ceilidhs in Devon, Cornwall and across the South West for more information?