Sylvia Fisher,   Barn Dance and Ceilidh Caller 

Its always nice to get feed back and here are some samples of thank you letters, emails and the occasional newspaper extracts.  These are very welcome   Return to home page



Comments  and Feedback

Cheadle U3A  Barn Dance  November, 2015.   [Cheadle in Staffordshire]


To me from the band:    Many thanks for a superb job calling the dance last night. We’ve had lots of feedback, all positive; the dancers seem to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and plenty of requests to do it again!    Below is just one of the emails:-  What a cracking night, wanted it to go on for ever but my feet had other ideas! You know it was good when the time flies by and before you know it, it's 10.30. Many thanks to the band and also an enormous thank you to Sylvia Fisher, who has a knack of making the barn dance moves idiot proof.

Golden Wedding celebration, September, 2015   To me:  Just a line to thank you for making our Golden Wedding such a happy occasion.  Everyone enjoyed the dancing, made special by yourself and the band of course.  Your are truly a talented lady.  We will cherish the memories of such a happy time.   Best wishes  etc

Wisham Community Centre, near Northwich, May 2015

   To me, from the band:-   Just wanted to thank you for last Friday, you did a fabulous job and it went down really well.  We have had a letter from the organisers who were really pleased - said we were much more entertaining than the band they had last year.  To quote,  "The evening was a resounding success and was attended by over ninety people who danced the night away to your excellent music and wonderful caller".
60th Birthday do in April 2015   Extract from a letter to me following this birthday bash. "We would like to thank you for being the caller at the barn dance to celebrate........ birthday on .......  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening during which every one had a good time.  Following the evening we had many complementary comments, particularly from people who had never been to a barn dance before, who said how much they enjoyed the evening   Once again, thank you very much............

Celebration party at the George Hotel, Lichfield,  June 2014


Just to say thank you for a brilliant evening on Saturday.  The two words that are being repeated by everyone who attended are ‘fantastic’ and ‘great’.  We really enjoyed ourselves and, it seems, so did everyone else.  I am sorry that we did not get to speak to you but everything went so fast and before we knew it the evening was over.  Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band - and also Sylvia who had the hard task of keeping us all in order!


70th Birthday gathering, May 2014


You'll be pleased to know that everyone, even the non dancers, really enjoyed last Saturday night. I've had universally good feed back. It was great fun, so thank you so much, and Sylvia was a great and intuitive caller......Good luck at your future gigs, and we'll certainly recommend you if anyone we know is looking for a band .  Many thanks ....


New Year's Eve party at Betley Village Hall, Dec 31st 2013

  ...... Please pass on our tremendous thanks and appreciation to Sylvia and all the band members for a terrific night on Tuesday.  We’ve received some lovely feedback from many of those attending – anticipation is already building for 2 years’ time! We hope you all have a good year in 2014 – best wishes from the Betley crew!    Regards......

Wedding Day evening do in a grand marquee, August 2013


.... I just wanted to say a massive thanks for the music and dancing you provided on Saturday.  You were all fabulous and I can't begin to tell you how many positive things people had to say about the entertainment and what a lovely bunch of people you were - from my Dad to the light technician - everyone loved you all!  My nieces had a fabulous time and I think they loved the attention you gave them;  Sylvia was brilliant in her role and what's more it wasn't too complicated for all us novices.  She was very approachable and gauged the mood perfectly.  It was exactly what I had envisaged the evening to be like - so thanks a million. If you ever need someone to  sing your praises to prospective clients - let me know,  I'd jump at the chance!   Many thanks again.......


Midsummer Barn Dance in a barn  June 2013


Would you please say a big thank you to all of your band and Sylvia for helping to make our Midsummer Bash so successful....I've had loads of lovely messages since Friday and many of them complimenting the music.  And can you pencil us in for .............     I think we might have just started a tradition!!!    Many thanks again....


21st Birthday bash, Jan 2013

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening celebrating Lorna's 21st birthday in the Wild West of Eccleshall - Sylvia you were fantastic at calling dances.  (from an email to the  band)

Wedding Day do,  Bignall End Cricket Club, Sept 2012

.........Sorry it's so late, but here is your feedback.  The band was nothing short of awesome! We hired them for our wedding and they delivered the goods.  I still get people who attended the evening comment on how amazing the band were. We loved the caller; we thought she was great and got the people up dancing....even some family members who make it a habit not to dance. You were all so lovely and friendly and made our special day little bit more amazing. Thank you all. We would recommend you to anyone, so much better than the usual boring DJ.......

Surprise 60th, August 2012

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the band and Sylvia for last night.  I've had so many texts and calls from  our guests saying how amazing the night was and that the band were brilliant.   You really fitted in with the crowd and were really great friendly people.  My mum was absolutely made up with the party and all the dancing, so thanks again for making it such a special evening.  I will be raving about it to everyone!  Thanks again......

Birthday Bash August 2012

From a band member:
     Good feedback from the birthday boy. He's was clearly delighted.
Silver Wedding celebration , June, 2012   .......our many thanks for a brilliant night on Saturday at our Silver Wedding celebrations Ceili.
It was a great night and we really enjoyed ourselves.   Many thanks from all our guests too.
You were ALL fabulous and lots of thanks also to Sylvia for her brilliant calling..........
Wedding Day celebration , May, 2012   .....We would like to thank all of you in the band for providing us with a wonderful evening of entertainment on our wedding night.  We can speak on behalf of all present that an amazing evening was had, everybody enjoyed dancing the night away. I could not stop dancing!!  Even a wedding dress did not stop me!!  We hope you all had an enjoyable evening aswell....<
Birthday Bash in Manchester, July 2011  

I just wanted to say a great big thank you for making my party so special.  You really gave me an evening to remember.  You created such a brilliant atmosphere everyone felt like they could join in despite being complete novices.  All the kids thoroughly enjoyed it and this made it extra special for me.  
Thank you so much, I had so many comments from friends and family telling me it was a brilliant party.  A special thank you to Sylvia for her tremendous amount of patience with us all............


A Summer celebration Wild West party, August 2010

  The band and I would like to thank you for your help at last nights gig.  As I said, you were the perfect choice for the evening.   Hayley also asked me to say how much she admired what you did.    She was impressed that you were so approachable and helpful.    I very much look forward to working with you again.    Best wishes,      Geoff Berrow

50th Birthday Bash November 2009

  I just wanted to say a very big thank you to all the band and Sylvia for last night. It was a wonderful night and you were all brilliant. Everyone enjoyed themselves and Sylvia managed to get everyone up dancing (even those who never dance!). I wanted everyone to have a fun night and they did with all your help.  Everyone will remember the night for a very long time and for me it was a night I'll never forget.
Many, many thanks to you all,......

Charity Fund Raising November 2009

Sorry, didn't get a chance to say 'thanks' last night. Everyone had a fabulous evening. Only one complaint, it ended too soon. We could have danced all night. A great night yet again, already looking forward to next year.

  60th Birthday Party, February 2009

Thank you so much for your musical contribution to my party. Everybody really enjoyed themselves and were very complementary about you...........

Wedding  Celebrations    February 2009

Just a quick email to thank you for last night at .......... It was a huge success amongst all of our friends and made the whole day finish off with a bang!  Thank you for your patience too when showing the kids what to do as well as the young children that were there!!    Already we are thinking of having a Ceili night as a do and would love to see you and the band again so we will be in touch.. Once more, thanks again you really did finish off a successful day with a fantastic night!

Burns Night, January 2009

  Thanks again for a fabulous evening.

Fund raising and a celebration of a life.  November 2008

  Thanks to you and the band for a fantastic night on Friday. Lots of money raised and everyone had a great time.

Burns Night Celebration 2008

  On behalf of all of us who attended, may I thank you and the ...............Band for providing us with such excellent entertainment last Saturday evening    We all had an enjoyable, fun evening and we hope to see you all again next year.  Thank you once more

40th Birthday barn dance, April 2007


Thank you  for contributing to a great evening, everyone we have spoken to said what fun they had and how much they had enjoyed the dancing.......  Thanks again

Article about a New Years Eve fund raising ceilidh in Leek Post and Times, Dec 20th 2006   The Moody Food Ceili Band of Newcastle will provide the music for the evening........ and the caller will be Sylvia Fisher.  A spokesman said: "This sort of event is all about having fun and Sylvia will make sure this happens.  She has a witty and humorous style of calling, a rapport with the dancers and offers special encouragement to novices"

        Birthday Bash    November 2006


Thank you so very much for a wonderful birthday ceilidh - I had a fantastic time and by all accounts so did everyone else there!   You are such a talented caller, Sylvia, you made it easy for everyone to 'have a go' - some for the first time!    


Society Annual Dinner September 2006 at Keele University


    We just want to pass our thanks on to you and your band for doing  such a splendid job at our   annual dinner last Wednesday night.  It is never easy as we seem always to have an imbalance of men to women!  The band are a great bunch of musicians - it was lovely just to listen to them.        Kind regards    etc

 Ruby Wedding,  September 2006


Thank you so much for arranging the band to play at our Ruby Wedding Celebrations.  Please pass on our thanks.  We're sorry you had to work so hard to get 'grown-ups' to dance, the kiddies had a great time.   We had a lovely evening, good band, excellent food and due to everyone's generosity we raised ........................................  Thank you one again    etc


Mothers' Union Barn Dance, September 2006


Please pass on a big 'thank you' from the  ...... Mothers' Union to the band and Sylvia for making our Barn Dance a great success.  We  had masses of good feed back.................People enjoyed the variety of dances and the sound was just right.  Thank you to Sylvia who managed the 'crowds' of dancers really well, and we could hear her calling clearly.  That was brilliant -Thank you   etc


       Wedding reception,    May 2006


Thank you so much for the enormous contribution you made to my daughter's wedding reception on Saturday.  Your handling of the situation where half of the guests did not have a clue and the other half were just that little bit tipsy had to be seen to be appreciated.  Please pass on my thanks to the band who played magnificently........ Thank you once again  etc


Wedding Reception in a converted barn on a working farm

Many thanks for your contribution to ...................'s   wedding.  We were having a great day and your contribution in the evening was just the icing on the cake, as the saying goes.  Everyone was very impressed with your band of lively musicians.  The farmer was telling us later that the cow also liked the music as they all lined up along the fence near to the barn to listen! Thanks a lot for helping to make it such a memorable day.   Best wishes, etc.