Wild Geese © 2016

Andrew Hennessey  eMail  00 44 (0)1333 428921     Mobile 075886 03896

What people have said about the band

‘A note to say an ENORMOUS thank you for providing such fantastic ‎music and dancing at our wedding! Literally everyone commented on how good you guys were, thank you so much!

We had such a happy time and everything went so well and we were delighted. ..  so many great memories.’

Katie and Michael Sedgewick, September 2015, Grange Club, Edinburgh

Our Clients asked for a lively and dynamic wedding ceilidh - and that’s exactly what they got. Here is what they had to say  …

“We really wanted to thank you guys for a great ceilidh and your patience with our English guests who didn't know quite what they were doing!! Everyone had a great time and were suitably exhausted after the final Strip the Willow!”

Dr Annalie Wrate, Comrie Croft, November 2016

‘I will be recommending you to all my friends !!’

Kirsty Dalgleish, Wedding at Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, October 2016

Hi guys, just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic hogmanay at Houstoun House our first family ceilidh.  We were in awe of the band, brilliant musicians and dance instructors!!  We were practicing New years day.  Looking forward to seeing you hopefully at the end of this year.  Michaela from Cheshire, December 2015

‘You got the balance exactly right … couldn’t have asked for better .. !’

Peter @ Rebecca’s 18th, Grange Club, February 2016, Edinburgh

‘Just wanted to send a quick note to you to thank you and the band for providing the entertainment at our events in Edinburgh last week. Everyone, especially the overseas delegates, really enjoyed the Ceilidh dancing at both events and thought it was great fun ...’,  

Hannah Atkins‘,  re: World Congress of Reproductive Biology, Sheraton Edinburgh, September 4th, 2014

‘… what a lovely time we had on Saturday - you were great keeping it all together - much appreciated !’  Caroline Cavell, Aberdour Hotel, June 11th  2015

‘The music was wonderful … !!’  Anne Normand, Wedding, May 22nd 2015, Carberry House Hotel

‘I just wanted to thank you again for playing at our wedding last night. We had an absolutely fantastic time. Jane was a little sceptical about the ceilidh as she hasn't ever been to one at a wedding before but she loved it and so did the rest of the guests, especially the north Americans!  I think we made the ceilidh last longer than planned and we could have done with a bigger room too! Your calling was really clear and it made it easy for everyone to get involved.’

Peter and Jane MaCrae, Carberry House Hotel, August 2nd, 2014

‘John and I would like to thank you for making our party such a success ! Your band was excellent and you were a great ‘caller’ with patience and humour !! The selection of music was perfect,  everyone danced and a great time was had by all…’  Rosie and John Price, Grange club, August 8th, 2014

Balfron Millennium Group, 2009  '... Everybody agreed, what a super night it was, and thought you were all great. Once again many thanks for bringing in the New Year for the Village with such a swing.'   Scott Falconer

Many, many thanks for making tonight complete.’
Carolyn, Lasswade, Sept 2011.

'You were really great and made our reception a success.'
Nadine, Barrhead, July 2011

A good time was had by all !  Katy Hobday,     BACP Conference May 2012, Roxburgh Hotel, Edinburgh

‘You were the best band we’ve had !’, Dr Thong, EFREC Conference Feb 22,  2013 Novotel, Edinburgh

‘Everyone I meet who has danced to Wild Geese say you are fantastic !’  Lisa Dickson, Charity organiser, Feb 2013, Edinburgh

You were exactly what we hoped for !  Eve Stott, City of Edinburgh University Officer Training Corps, June 2013, Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh  

Thank you very much for all your help at the party last night. Your band was excellent as were your instructions and calling.  Tracey Hanrahan  October 2013

You were a breath of fresh air - fabulous set ! Social Organiser, Grange Club, Edinburgh, October 2013

Dear Andrew, Jim and Steve, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, you made our night a complete success !! The way you made everyone get up and dance all night was fantastic - especially the Germans and the Americans (being Ceilidh virgins) had a blast ! And I didn't want to miss a single dance ! And thank you Jim, for doing that solo for me, I loved your version of it - and Stephen loved his surprise. We could not wish for a better band, we were so delighted. Thanks so much Natalie and Stephen @ Craigielaw Golf Club, North Berwick, july 2010

Your band was fantastic, and you did a superb job getting people up onto the dance floor. The guests really enjoyed the music, and the Norwegians especially loved the whole ceilidh experience. Thank you so much for playing such great music for us. We all had a great time dancing to it.
Linda and Kevin, MacDonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick march 2011

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for the excellent evening you gave us all for my party. It was brilliant and we have had so many wonderful comments about the band. Thank You. A Very Happy New year to you and I hope you are not snowed in !  With all best wishes, Lina Borwick, Blair House

Dear Andrew, Just to say a huge 'thank you !' to you and the band for an absolutely fantastic evening on Friday. Everybody wanted to know what band it was and I hope it brings you more gigs. I was amazed at how you managed to play, walk round and call dances all at the same time !  Thanks again, Moira

"Heriot-Watt University's Alumni Association hired the Wild Geese for a Ceilidh in June 2009. They were very professional, well dressed and enthusiastic about the task. Their AV equipment that they brought along was perfect for the venue and the set up was all completed prior to the event which meant that there was no disruption. The music was of a very high standard and they even offered to play Celtic Guitar while the meal was being served, which was excellent.
The caller was great and he got in about each of the groups of dancers and ensured that everyone was comfortable with what they were doing. This was especially beneficial to our event as we had people attending from Norway, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Singapore and Australia. All in all; they were great value for money and I would recommend them to any other prospective hirers, with no hesitation."

Rob Morton
Alumni Relations Officer, Development & Alumni Office
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh EH14 4AS


thank you!
Friday, July 11, 2008 4:40 PM From: "Norah Sullivan"
Hi Andrew,

I just want to say how wonderful it was to have you and your band play at our wedding. You were fabulous. Many of our Scottish guests commented on how you were the best caller they had seen. It was just the perfect start to the festivities of the night and I want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job. As one of the many people who had never participated in such a dance, I felt very comfortable and able to do the dances with your instructions. The music was SOO great and I just had the best time.

Thanks so much again! Norah

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and Wild Geese for a fantastic ceilidh party last Friday. It was a tribute to the music that so many folks were on the floor from the start and fully participated all evening. We loved the instruments ! Ian and Rachel McWilliam
Thank you for making this such a memorable day
25th August 2007 M Forbes
You were great ! Organiser
Scottish Natural Heritage Conference Ceilidhs, (4 cities) 2000
[we were later booked to play at her wedding !!]
Eet eez eemposseeble to play musik like zees ....
You will die ! You will dieee !!
Harry Blaum, Musikmeister, Ootmarsum, Holland, 1999