The Fiddlestix Ceilidh Band
plus Caller
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The Fiddlestix Ceilidh Band with Caller
the South East's premier ceilidh band specialising in
Scottish Ceilidh Dances & Barn Dances

ith Mike Pelton Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin, Mike McCarty Vocals, Bass
 Izzy Waterson Fiddle/Vocals, Colette O'Dowd Accordian
The band members have appeared on T.V and Radio and have performed at festivals in the U.K and Europe.

(Book a ceilidh and get DJ and disco for a reduced fee)
PA hire for speeches
"Riverdance Style" Irish Dancers on request !
Usual Line-up is Accordion, Fiddle, Guitar and Caller,
Bass/Vocals can be arranged as an extra

Also Catering for Polish Weddings with Polish Music..
Classical Cello or Harp available for drinks receptions.

also with Public Liability Insurance


Betty - Bass & Mandolin


Kirsten - Fiddle


Betty - Bass



Colette - Accordian

Sarah - Caller


Wedding in Kent

Dear Fiddlestix Ceilidh Band,
We just wanted to write and say thank you so much for playing at our wedding in June. The Ceilidh was absolutely fantastic - everyone had so much fun and really got involved. Its quite strange seeing your boss dancing with your aunty and your husband's grandma dancing with your brother-in-law!!
The disco was also spot on and you worked really well around the space that we had in the marquee. The whole band were really good fun!  It really made our day very special so thanks very much.
Helen and Sebastian, Appledore, Kent.

Party in East Sussex

Dear Fiddlestix,

I wanted to say a BIG Thank you to you all for Saturday night.  Everyone really enjoyed themselves (even the people who didn't think that it was "their thing").  I cannot list all the positive comments, but the music was great and so many people commented on how fantastic Betty's voice was.  Thank you so much for being so accommodating with Thomas (Cello) and Joseph (Recorder): they had a great time and thank you for being so accommodating about the fact that the food was late, so people were still eating when they should have been dancing!

The whole thing was great and we will just have to think of an excuse to have another party!!

Thank you,


Wedding in Suffolk

Dear Fiddlestix,

We just wanted to thank you for Saturday night's ceilidh. The music was wonderful, the calling fantastic, and a great time was had by all. Although a few of our friends were a bit nervous at first, everyone was soon involved and having a ball.  It will be remembered fondly by us all for many, many years.  I just wish we had a good excuse to organise another one!

Thanks again,
Mike and Annemarie

Party at the Guildhall, London

Dear Fiddlestix

Thanks for a great party on Saturday night the band was excellent and the caller made sure that the people that had not previously danced all joined in.

I have had loads messages from people saying that they really enjoyed it. So thanks again.


Party in Farnham

Dear Fiddlestix,

Just a quick note to thank you for making my birthday celebrations go with such a swing on Sunday evening. 
Although many of us were novices, you guided us all through the moves so expertly that many of us felt like accomplished dancers by the end of the evening. 
I’ve passed your details on to various guests that requested them and all of our guests were very appreciative of the music you provided and the dancing. 

Thanks again


Burns Night, Kingston

Dear Fiddlestix
Thank you very much for what was once again a brilliant Burns Night. I have received good feedback from guests and staff, who all enjoyed the evening entertainment very much.
May see you the same time next year? Keep in touch and if anything else crops up this year I will be sure to be in touch.
Thanks again.
Warren House

The Bull, Highgate

Dear Fiddlestix

All went very well - a number of people commented on what a good band you were - if we ever need a ceilidh band we would definitely give you a call and would also recommend you to other people.  Thanks again for some great music and dancing.



Hop Cellars, London Bridge

Hi Fiddlestix,

Chris and I just wanted to say that we thoroughly enjoyed last night and thought the band and dancing were fabulous!

It was fantastic that you were able to come up with dances despite the pole in the centre of the room.

The disco was also perfect- I had a great time boogying!

Many thanks to the band, especially Mary, and Betty!

We will be glad to recommend you to anyone who needs a ceilidh in the future,

Kind regards and best wishes,

Becki & Chris

Warren House Ceilidh

Dear Mike,
They loved Fiddlestix!! I think we will be amending the timings but booking you for next year!
As the event manager I was very impressed with everyone’s professionalism!

Many thanks

Samantha-Jane Smith
Weddings & Special Events Manager

Warren House

Puttenham Wedding

Dear Mike,
Apologies for only writing to you now.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the band for the wonderful evening you gave us all at our wedding reception in Puttenham on 2 June. I was a little skeptical of having a ceilidh at my wedding, but my wife really wanted one and, as is often the case!, she was right! We all really enjoyed it and we have had many comments from our guests to say that they thought you were excellent.
We are particularly grateful for your flexibility in waiting to get started and then mixing the ceilidh with more contemporary disco music, judging everyone's mood to perfection.
I wish you all the success in the future and should we shall certainly recommend you to friends and family and keep you in mind ourselves for future events.
Kind regards

Farnham Castle

Hi Fiddlestix

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your band for putting on a fantastic ceilidh at our wedding at Farnham Castle.  We have had so many comments about what a great evening our guests had and what a great idea a barn dance is.  Your caller was fantastic and your music was great.  I have not seen so many people dance at a wedding!  I will definitely be recommending you to other friends who get married.

Once again thank you.

Kind regards

Clare and Nick

Hertford University

We all had a thoroughly good time, your
band and caller are excellent, lovely music and beautiful singing. Please
convey our thanks to your group. I have had several requests from
colleagues about recommending a ceilidh band and have no hesitation to pass
on your details. best wishes, Irene

References 2006

Wedding in Bookham
We are just back from honeymoon and I wanted to write to thank you for our brilliant band and disco. We had  a fantastic night and everyone  really thought you were all exceptional
thanks again

Wedding in Whitehall, London

Thank you so much for an absolutely brilliant ceilidh AND for the East European tunes, especially your expert rendition of the Polish 'Sto Lat'! We had an excellent time and Sarah's calling was pitched perfectly for our guests. They all loved it.
Best wishes

Natasha & Jack

Wedding at Horsley Towers

We wanted to say thanks to you and your colleagues for a very fun ceilidh at our wedding. Lots of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it and we felt the room was filled with energy and enthusiasm - it was a fantastic atmosphere! Particular thanks to Sarah for being a great caller.
Best wishes

Joanne and Mike

Wedding in Leatherhead

The wedding was fantastic and all people talk about is how much fun the ceilidh was!!! thank you so much for making it go so well. Jimmy was a brilliant caller and people who had never even heard of a ceilidh before were flying around by the end of the evening. The way we all ended up outside on the grass dancing was perfect and so much fun.
many many thanks

Amy and Nick

Wedding in Alfriston

Hi Mike,

we had a fantastic time last night. The Band really excelled themselves way beyond our expectations.  Great musicians and a brilliant caller who created interaction between all the guests making sure everyone was involved in the Scottish dances.  We couldn't have asked for anything better.

Linda & Paul xxx

Burns Night - Reeds School

Fiddlestix were a great addition to our Burns Night, with lively playing and a great caller. Everyone just had to get up and dance !
Jan Curtis -  Reed's School

Sarah's Wedding, Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park

Dear Mike,

This is just a short note to thank you for the splendid music and brilliant calling on Saturday at Pembroke Lodge at Sarah's wedding.  Everyone enjoyed the ceilidh immensely!

Thank you again,

Best wishes,

Alastair Lack( father of Sarah, the bride!)

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Theresa & Neil's Wedding, Loseley Park, Guildford

Dear Fiddlestix

Many thanks for playing so brilliantly for us at our wedding in September,
we had a fabulous time and several of our guests commented that they
hadn't had as much fun in a long time! Or as much exercise!

Thanks for helping us to make our day so special,

Therasa & Neil

Dawn & Andrews's Wedding, Brook near Haselmere

Dear Mike, Betty, Sarah, Mike, Conan, Kirsten

I am sorry it has taken me a while but I wanted to write to send you our
sincerest thanks for the amazing job you did at our wedding. So many of my
guests have written or called and said how much they enjoyed the music and
the reeling and what a wonderful job Sarah did at calling and getting
everyone involved. I was amazed at how many people were up dancing their
pants off all evening, including the Swedish, French, Italians, Yanks and
Germans never mind all of the Sassonachs.

Our day was truly special and a great deal of thanks is owed to you for
helping to make it so. We wish everyone could have such wonderful
entertainers on their day and enjoy such great talent and wonderful music.

Now we just look forward to the next time we can come and enjoy one of your

with heartfelt thanks

Dawn & Andrew

Will & Emma's Wedding, Loseley House, Guildford

Yes, everything was great thanks.

A big thank you to you all, the blend of traditional dancing combined with a
disco was exactly what we wanted. I think there was something for all


London Scottish Rugby Club

Morning Mike,
Well done on Saturday !
As you know, the audience took a wee bit of warming up, but you managed to
get them going, and everyone had a splendid evening. We will be having other
functions in the club rooms in the future, and I would have no qualms about
employing the services of Fiddlestix for another quality evening.

Many thanks again,

Brian Monks
London Scottish Rugby Club

Eton End School

Sorry its taken me a while to get back to you, but I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the band for the ceilidh at Eton on the 16th. We had a great night and a lot of that was down to you. So many many thanks.

We would like to book the band for another ceilidh in - wait for it - 2006!! , but it is Burns night so I thought we would get in early. I think Burns night is on Jan 23rd(?) so we would want the nearest Saturday to that - whatever that may be. So would you be free?

Many thanks



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