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Just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the band for Sunday night. Everyone had a super time on the dance floor - the youngsters were surprised by how much they enjoyed the dancing! Some were even searching for ceilidh clubs at university the next morning!!! Thanks again for making the evening such fun...

Karen, 21st Birthday Party, August 2023


We just wanted to write a short thank you for playing at our wedding. The ceilidh was so much fun and a great success with all our guests. It was nice to see so many people of different ages and stages enjoy themselves together. The ceilidh caller did a great job in directing the moves and the musicians did a great job in playing such beautiful music!! To anyone considering hiring Cat's Claw Ceilidh band for your next event- go for it! You won't regret it!

Zoe and Jelmer, August 2023 


What an amazing evening we had! Thank you so much Guy. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of your band. They got people dancing who would normally be interested spectators! We have had several messages this morning saying how well it all went. What a blessing I heard about you!!

Judith, Village Hall Centenary Celebration organiser, March 23

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for getting the party started. We had so many people say how much they enjoyed the ceilidh, lots who have never done it or even heard of it before and have now started to look for them closer to home! It made the wedding the most amount of fun and I felt like I actually saw all our guests even if it was for 30 seconds as they swung me round. My favourite memory was the cheer when everyone swapped partners and greeted someone made me cry happy tears. Thank you a thousand times for making it the best day of our lives! 

Laura and John, February 2023


Cat's Claw stood out in the promo presentations. We started out with high anticipation.... we ended with expectations exceeded! All-round 5 stars for the practical, professional, and logistical stuff. 6+ stars for personality and friendliness:) 10 stars for the reciprocal engagement with the floor and the mood. I've worked at festival stages with ceilidh bands (I booked CC for this wedding) and CC are a group that just kept giving. Be clear about your needs and they will meet them. The feedback and accolades from the wedding couple and guests were great... and also some neighbours who listened in! Job done... thanks Cats Claw.

Steve, July 2022


We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for the amazing music you played at our wedding on Saturday. All of our guests had an absolutely brilliant time and we have had so much positive feedback about the ceilidh. It was so so much fun we loved every second! Please could you pass on our thanks to the rest of the band members as well? When we get our photographs through we will send over any good ones from the ceilidh!

Amy and Dave, April 22

You'll see there's a bit of a gap in time here....

there were no ceilidhs because of You-Know-What!


We’d just like to say a big thank you to Cat’s Claw for your brilliant performance this year at Cwlwm Celtaidd festival.

Sarah (festival organiser), March 2020


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at my mum's birthday last week. Everyone had such a brilliant time and I don't think it could have been any better. The music was excellent and although our dancing was not quite the same standard, it was a really special evening. Our family from Texas, Mumbai and Europe had never seen anything quite like it! I am sure we will all remember it for many years to come. We have had lots of thank you emails from our friends who all had a lovely time and I just wanted to pass on the message.

Jesal, September 2019


Wow, what a wonderful evening! Last Friday night was so much fun and it was such a real pleasure to collaborate with you all at Cat's Claw. It was a magical night and it was lovely to see the two worlds of music come together so successfully. Our musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales very much enjoyed working with you all and it was great to hear that you too all had a great time. I also think that from the audience's reaction that everyone who was present also very much enjoyed the evening. In particular, my Mum absolutely LOVED the evening and was blown away by hearing all of the music that she loves so much played so brilliantly! Sincere thanks for your invaluable contribution to such a special evening celebrating St David's Day.

Suzanne, BBC orchestra organiser, March 2019


Just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for travelling down to play at William and Lauren's wedding last weekend. We had a brilliant day and the ceilidh really got the party going - everyone thoroughly enjoyed the dancing and we have footage to prove it!

Sarah (bride’s mother), January 2019


I wanted to say a huge thank you for how amazing you all played at our wedding on December 1st. We thought you were all incredible, and to overall effect was just what we were looking for… fun and upbeat with some classic dances. We loved it and so did our guests. We also loved how one or two of you joined in during the music of our first dance. We both thought that was pretty special. Many many thanks and best wishes.

Andrew and Suzi, December 2018


Thanks for providing the stimulus for a lively evening. I’ve had loads of very positive feedback. The music, as expected, was first class and the calling got people dancing. Arranging your participation couldn’t have been easier. You clearly knew what you needed, what you were doing and what the event required. Feedback from you meant I had no worries before, during or after the event… a great band. Thanks Guy and Cats Claw for a lively evening. What better way to bring people together?

Andrew, birthday party, July 2018


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our event yesterday. We’ve had some fantastic feedback from the scholars and they all seemed to have a great time learning the different dances, and I think this was a very memorable way to round off the day for them. Hopefully this will inspire many of them to continue dancing! We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your band to others.

Jenny (university intercultural event organiser), March 2018


Just to say a huge thank you to yourself and the rest of your band members who attended our wedding celebratory party on sat 2nd September at our home in the Brecon Beacons. A lot of our guests (some of whom are professional/semi-professional players themselves in other ceilidh bands in England and Scotland!) commented on the high standard of your musical performance as well as your ability to inspire them to put their feet on the dance floor without too many mishaps.

Beatrice and Roger, September 2017


We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the band, and of course your caller. We absolutely loved hearing you all play again and it was wonderful seeing all of our friends and family enjoying the dancing and music. It is something we will never forget. We’re sorry that we weren’t running to time on the day, but thank you for being so understanding and I hope you all managed to enjoy some cake and cheese whilst you were waiting to set up. We will be keeping an eye out for any future dates in your diary and coming along to another ceilidh, think we’ve got the bug! Please pass on our thanks to band, you all helped to make the day very special.

Warmest regards, Teri and Matt, June 2017


Dear Guy Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed having the band play at our wedding on Thursday. You were really great and it was just fantastic to see everybody up dancing. Special thanks to your fiddler for setting the pace to Margarets Waltz for our first dance. I know that all our guests really enjoyed the Band - so thank you for your contribution to our wedding day. We have told the hotel that they should add the Band to their recommended list of Bands for weddings and they tell us that they will. Thanks again to you all.

Emma (and Jim), Wedding, May 2017 


Just wanted to say a quick thank you for your calling and playing at our wedding in October. We had fantastic feedback from our guests; some people that had never tried a ceilidh before, some people who do it often and some people who haven't done it in some time! Everyone enjoyed it and loved the humour from the caller. 

Rachel and Bethan, Oct 2015 


Hi Guy, Just a short mail to say a very big thank you for the superb entertainment that you and the band provided on Friday evening. Everyone had nothing but praise for you and the band and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, you made a lot of people happy. Many thanks! 

Mike, 70th birthday party, Sept 2015

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