Reviews and Testimonials – what people have said about Hud Yer Wheesht

Thank you all so much for the fantastic set you played last Saturday night. The feedback from the guests was phenomenal! We are absolutely delighted with your performance and how you brought the dancers together. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the ceilidh. We also very much appreciate your excellent communication leading up to the event which made it a stress-free booking. We will highly recommend you to any friends who are looking to book a ceilidh band in future.” (Edinburgh University Capoeira Society, November 2018)

“A massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for Tuesday night, you were excellent and people enjoyed it very much –  I’d definitely recommend you to others…” (Scottish Environment LINK Conference, November 2017).

THANK YOU so much for such a fantastic ceilidh at our wedding, you really managed to set a chilled but lively tone to the evening and everyone has been commenting on how much fun they had dancing… … wish we could do it all over again!!
(Wedding, Edinburgh, 2016)

You guys were amazing, chilled, tuneful and made our wedding extra-special.  Thanks so much for kicking-off the party in the perfect way.
(Wedding, Edinburgh, June 2016)

“Had an absolute ball and lots of our guests commented on how great the music and dancing were… You pitched the ceilidh just right for our mixture of ceilidh pros and novices too.” (Wedding, East Lothian, July 2015)

“Delighted to have our old friends back from Hud Yer Wheesht Ceilidh Band (they’ve played with us every year at least once for 13 years now). Fantastic musicians and top tunes. You’ll won’t be able to stop for more than a few minutes all night “(Ceilidh Collective preview of Valentines Eve Ceilidh 2016)

“Just want to say that everything was fantastic. Our USA guests loved it, the kids literally danced all night, and we all had a fabulous time with you and your band. You hit it bang on with the calling and pace and range of dances. Truly a memorable night for us.” (Wedding, Edinburgh, June 2011)

““Thank you for Saturday. The band were brilliant as usual. Looking forward to next year !” (Jacobites Mountaineering Club, Edinburgh, after their annual ceilidh in December 2012)

“We would just like to say a massive thank you for playing at this year’s ceilidh. We discussed it at the PA meeting this week and everyone loved your band… …would Hud yer Wheesht be available again next year ?” (After playing at a school ceilidh, January 2014).

“Everybody had a fantastic night last weekend, and without exception they have all said what a GREAT band, different dances, good to listen to, FUN, …even the unhappy neighbour was happy! Thank you all for such a good time.” (After a village hall birthday party in 2010)

“… most of my family had never been to Scotland and a ceilidh and they all said they it was the best wedding they had been to and loved the dancing” (Scots-English wedding, Edinburgh, 2004)

“A HUGE thank you to the band for your performance last Saturday. Without exception we have had people raving about your music, if anyone asks for a recommendation I’ll be sending them your way”(after a birthday party, September 08)

“Every comment we had and every thankyou message and note has mentioned ‘the fantastic band’. I cannot thank you enough for satisfying a discerning audience and enthusiastic dancers so completely.”(Birthday party attended mostly by music students, Edinburgh, 2008)

“My son wants you to play at his 21st birthday party. He is only 9 so I hope you can manage the booking. All the best” (birthday party, Edinburgh, 2009)

“I didn’t expect there to be quite so much dancing going on but your music had everyone up jigging their socks off and this was a real added bonus. …we couldn’t have hoped for more and what a lovely bunch you are. So again, thank you so much – we’ll be in touch when arranging our next party !” (Circa 2003)

“The flying Scotsman is one to go down in the history books. Never laughed so much while dancing!”(Community Woodlands Association ceilidh, 2007)


Ceilidh Culture 2011 Festival Programme

“Five-piece high-energy ceilidh band, Hud Yer Wheesht return to blast the cotton off your back with a funked up non-stop ceilidh. They play all the traditional dances then throw in surprises. Over three hours of dancing and grooving …” (Excerpt from the Ceilidh Culture 2011 festival programme)

Marco Polo Guidebook to Scotland (German Language edition)

Marco Polo Guides are one of the best selling ranges of travel guidebooks in German. Their Scotland guide featuring us was published in 2012 and features a band photo

They have listed ‘Funky Scotland’ as the 3rd best ‘culture tip’ for visitors. In December 2013 we finally managed to pick up a copy in Germany so here it is – fame at last !

Marco Polo Front Cover

Front Cover

Marco Polo Page 16

Page 16

The text roughly translates from German as follows:

“Funky Scotland”

Ceilidh dances: the ‘trad’ ceilidh is getting a modern breath of fresh air, pepped up with Bass beats. The trad instruments remain, inspiring the dancers, Hud yer Wheesht do Gaelic music with a funky element (www.hudyerwheesht.co.uk).

Sounds good to us…

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