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Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band – Reviews

We were lucky enough to have Blue Jewel play for the ceilidh at our wedding reception in Devon in October. Throughout all of our dealings with Steve, he was professional, responsive and friendly which helped to relieve some of the stress of planning the day! On the night the band were fantastic and were able to coax up loads of people to take part, many of whom had never been to a ceilidh in their life. Everyone had a great time; we particularly enjoyed the special wedding dance where everyone danced around us in a circle – people are still mentioning it to us! Thanks so much for everything, you helped make our day.

Chris Oyns 10/10

I hired Blue Jewel Ceilidh band to play for my 60th birthday party at my local village hall. I had never heard them play before but going on previous recommendations I felt certain they would be okay. How right I was! Well, if fact they were more than okay – they were bandtastic! Their playing is brilliant and they created a fantastic atmosphere. Steve made sure he brought me and my husband and sons right into the swing of things, mentioning us by name whenever he could and he certainly made it feel like “my” party and not just any old party they might be playing at. There was quite a mix of ages, but everyone joined in with the dancing, (yes, even my non-dancing- unless-he’s-had-a-few-pints, husband!!). Steve and his colleague were excellent callers and made the dances very easy and great fun. We are still laughing and talking about what a wonderful evening it was. I have no hesitation in recommending Blue Jewel. They will make your party go with a swing!

Marion Matthews 10/10

We celebrated the end of our sailing season with a Ceilidh on Saturday. It was a brilliant night – Blue Jewel were great. We had a room full of all ages (8 to 86 as far as I am aware) and everyone in the room was smiling and laughing and the dance floor was never empty. I can’t recommend anything better for a good party.

Sarah hunt (Stoke Gabriel Boating Association) 10/10

Blue Jewel played for our wedding and they gave us the perfect ending to an amazing day. They played a wide variety of songs and the instruction was clear and easy to follow, which meant that all of our guests were involved and had a really good time. The band were very professional and easy to deal and I’d definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank you very much for helping to make the evening so special and enjoyable!

Katherine and Andrew Marwood 10/10

Great music and well coordinated by caller for each dance. Good encouragement was given to the guests to participate in the dances. It worked well even though we only had 40 guests. Good variety of music to cater for all tastes. Thoroughly enjoyable evening and would recommend the Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band to anyone.

Scott & Rebecca Richardson 10/10

The Blue Ceilidh band are absolutely fantastic! They stand out not only because of the quality of the musicians but also because of the caller gives the ceilidh such a fun atmosphere. I couldn’t recommend them more highly. Book with confidence.

Lindsay Braga 10/10

Blue Jewel played for us at a birthday party, they were ‘toe tapping amazing’!…. Friendly guys and very professional. We had any guests asking the name of the band and complementing us on the choice of music. Would DEFINATELY reccomend and book again. Thanks boys.

Rochelle Dalley 10/10

No matter who we speak to that was at our wedding evening party, ALL of them say the band was amazing and we wholeheartedly agree! Possibly the best ceilidh band I’ve heard, topped off with really clear, friendly instruction (which can make or break this sort of thing)! Even those who aren’t so inclined to dancing loved it so I can’t think of a better way to get everyone involved and enjoying themselves. The guys were really helpful to deal with and the best priced as well so I would definitely recommend them to anyone! Thank you very much for making the evening such a success chaps!

Reuben & Abigail Thomas 10/10

Blue Jewel Ceilidh made my parents’ 40th anniversary a roaring success! They were punctual, extremely organised, and so very talented. Excellent callers had everyone dancing, laughing and having fun and the music was fabulous. They played well known dances and some new ones which were great. They were also brilliant as they played beautiful interim music whenever needed to give people a chance to catch their breath and have a drink but not miss any dances if they wished. They gave us extra dances at the end and a few people have already taken their details for further events. A superb find, fantastic value and thank you so much. We will definitely be contacting you again in the future!

Susie 10/10

What a find! The Blue Jewel Celidh Band were just amazing. We are a charity and had organized a St Patrick’s Day Barn Dance and are truely grateful to the band for stepping in at the last minute. The whole evening was joyous with a great party feel to it. Everyone danced from children and young people to grandparents. The caller and the musicians were enthusiastic and extremely competent. There was a great atmosphere and buzz everyone had a great time and were asking when was the next one! A big THANK YOU to the Blue Jewel Celidh band.

Conchita Dunn and Simon Giarchi (CAFOD Plymouth) 10/10

Great band! Really lovely people, and good musicians. They got everyone dancing, played extra songs at the end and lots of people commented how much they enjoyed them.

Chris Turner (edukid) 10/10

Thanks so much to Blue Jewel for playing at our wedding. They got everyone dancing of all ages. And were really understanding that we were running late. We would recommend to all!

Vick McCulloch 10/10

We decided on a ceilidh for our wedding reception; we thought it would give our day a great “party” feel. My husband is also Dutch and we wanted something that would suit everyone regardless of age, background and language. We definitely hit the jackpot with Blue Jewel – they did a fantastic ceilidh and the atmosphere was brilliant. We even had grandparents joining in the dancing! The instructions were clear and perfect for all language levels, and Blue Jewel was very flexible (we were running a little late) and had even looked up a Dutch song/dance especially for our wedding! We really enjoyed it and have had nothing but compliments about the band, music, and what a great idea the ceilidh was. I would definitely recommend!

Mr and Mrs Vreugdenhil 10/10

Second time we have heard Blue jewel – the first at their recent gig in the Stoke Gabriel Village hall just last Saturday they put on a Ceilidh Dance for our wedding reception. Really great on both occasions – super caller for our dance – just right for the many who had never done folk dancing and on both occasions their enthusiasm and light touch really made for a great evening. Would recommend for any occasion

Valerie and Derek Brown (Our wedding) 10/10

Surprise 50th birthday party – Blue Jewel were amazing kept everyone entertained from 16- 76 year olds! Kip was a brilliant caller making the dances seem effortless. Most fun we’ve had in a long time,highly recommended!

Bridget Somerville 10/10

Bue Jewel Celidh band are one of the best you could find in the Devon area. We had the most uplifting joyous party with family and friends and lots of children, all who danced their hearts out. Even the teenagers joined in and everyone was beaming as they left at the end of the evening. The dance caller Kip was brilliant at making the dances seem really easy and effortless and in no time at all we were stripping the willow and moving as one. Thank you Steve and Blue Jewel for the most enjoyable and happy party we have ever had, you are stars and we will want you back very soon,

Melanie Eclare 10/10

Each year our section hold a rally. Each year we visit a different location alternating between the UK and Europe. It was my turn to organise a weeks rally in the UK, and I chose the Two Bridges Hotel near Princetown as our base. We needed some form of entertainment for our Gala Night. Our group are in the in main middle fifties and some over eighty so the last thing we need was a rock group. I had some opposition when I suggested a Folk group but I prevailed and have to say that tracking down a band was in the area was extremely difficult. Typing a search in Google for local folk groups resulted in names almost everywhere except in the West Country. Eventually I contacted Blue Jewel and Steve convinced me that they could adapt to our needs. Every single person enjoyed the groups performance, there were 62 people there and almost every single one said how much they enjoyed the group. As the organiser I was greatly impressed by the way they accommodated our requirements and we had a brilliant night. Thank you Blue Jewel Chris. Tween Section Chairman Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Central Southern

Chris. Tween (Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Central Souther Section) 9/10

Blue Jewel made our event truly special. All great musicians and really good vaule for money.

Paul Zorichak 9/10

Highly recommend Blue Jewel – they are a lively group and helped to make our wedding reception a fun and memorable one. When we first got in touch, Steve got back to us quickly and was very accommodating. The guys even learnt a couple of new songs to play as a medley for our first dance, with no fuss but great effort! 🙂

Mr & Mrs Alexander 9/10

Blue Jewel were everything we had hoped for. They were lively with a big variety of music and dances. The caller was excellent and everybody had a really enjoyable evening! We would thoroughly recommend them! Thanks Steve you were great!

Chris Britton (Clearbrook Village Hall) 9/10

The band played for our wedding and were fantastic, they were relaxed and flexible to fit in with our arrangements. The music was great they are all very talented musicians and the caller was patient and relaxed. We would definitely go to their events in the future and would highly recommend them for any social occasion. Thanks guys

Esme Phillips-Brown 8/10