Graham & Kirsty booked my services for their wedding on the 22nd March 2014 at Port Glasgow Town Hall. They booked me for their “all day service” including background music during their wedding breakfast, microphones for speeches, evening reception disco and of course myself as their master of ceremonies for the day and entertainments host in the evening.
Working with them on the run up to their day was so easy as they are a lovely couple, and we had a couple of meetings to go over everything to make sure their day went just right.
It was a red and black theme on the day with lots of personalised center pieces on the tables and the meal supplied by the catering staff was just perfect. The night kicked off with Graham & Kirsty‘s first dance. Now I’m not going to give away any trade secrets here, but safe to say Kirsty was so impressed she was overwhelmed, and said it was the highlight of her night.
If you want to know what i did to make her so happy, contact me for your wedding and I’ll let you in on my wedding ideas.
” I’d just like to give you a HUGE thank you the entertainment provided on the wedding night, I had nothing but compliments about the music and especially the first dance, you managed to make that more memorable and special than we could ever possible imagine so thank you so much. We’ll be sure to leave official feedback on the site later on today ”
Comments left on my website by Graham & Kirsty
” Hugh was my master of ceremonies and provided music for the whole day. I received nothing but compliments from guests about how good the music was, how easy things flowed and I owe that all to Hugh. Our first dance was the highlight of the night and is still talked about by all of our guests. I couldn’t have asked for a better entertainer, definitely good value for money and HIGHLY recommended! “
Elaine and Garry celebrated their wedding in the Bothwell Bridge Hotel in Bothwell, Glasgow on the first of March 2014. The hall was decorated lovely and they had a fantastic turnout of friends and family for their special day.
It was my pleasure to introduce Elaine and Garry to the dance floor for their 1st official dance as husband and wife. I presses play and INXS – Never tell us apart played as they swayed to the music. After the 1st dance I invited Elaine’s dad “John” to have the honour of a Father Daughter dance. Everyone commented how sweet it was as they danced round the dance floor to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
The venue is owned by an Italian family “The Martalo” family. They also own the Avonbridge in Hamilton too. both hotels have plenty of reasonable priced rooms. A bit dated but clean and fresh, and I have never had any issues working with them.
Stephanie & Mark Griffin celebrated their wedding reception at the Colzium House in Kilsyth in bonny Scotland on the 15th February 2014 to a packed hall of friends and family.
The happy couple gave me a play list of their musical choices for their night and it definitely had a strong indie rock flavour. From the Beatles to the Fratellis, Bon Jovi to Arctic Monkeys. The floor rocked all night long.
This was my first trip to the venue, and i have to say i was impressed. The staff were amazing, working with them was a dream, and the stone walls in the hall just made the hall what it is. I would live to play there again.
If you were there please feel free to leave a comment below. A link to all the pictures taken on the night can be found here: Stephanie & Mark‘s pictures
TESTIMONIAL from Stephanie
” Hi Hugh. Thanks so much for everything on Saturday, just getting back to normal now! I’ll keep your details for the future.
The Stamperland Social Club in Glasgow was the venue chosen by Ian Stoddart to hold a charity night to raise funds for the fire fighters charity. Since I know him and his family so well I agreed to supply my services for the night free of charge, and what a night it was.
Ian sold over 170 tickets for the night and the hall was jumping. The bar staff really had their work cut out for them that night. I enclose a link below to some pictures taken on the night to show a flavour of the mood on the night. No doubt Stoddy will let us know in due course how much was raised on the day.
Claire and Owen Leslie held their wedding ceremony and reception at the fabulous Airth Castle in Stirlingshire, seen high up on the left of the motorway heading north to the Kincardine bridge. It was the 1st February 2014 and I was given the honour to entertain for them on the day.
Claire and Owen requested a bit of ceilidh at the start and then to dance the night away to a variety of songs for everyone from Frank Sinatra to Beyonce. And they had the traditional Loch Lomond ending to the night.
The castle is perfect for smaller intimate weddings, but the venue also has a larger more modern hotel complex that can accommodate much larger weddings.
If you were there please feel free to leave a comment below.
Jackie and David Flue to Cyprus to get married deciding to have an evening reception at the National Piping Centre when they returned for all their family and friends. The party night was held on the 23rd November 2013 and the decided to book my services as entertainer on the night. My instructions from Jackie and David was to have an 80s themed night with a ceilidh set before everyone got too drunk. Not a problem..
The newly married couple were announced in to the hall to cut a wedding cake and moved straight on to the first dance “Amazed by Lonestar”.. The night went well and everyone had a good time on the dance floor being taught some ceilidh moves. It was great to get some feedback from them a few days later which you can see below.
” Thank you very much for providing our entertainment at our Evening Wedding Reception at The Piping Centre Glasgow, I will highly recommend your service.
You were very professional from the beginning and made us feel at ease when booking your service.
Not only did myself and David enjoy all the music you played but our guests also have a great night. Thank you for guiding us through the steps of the ceilidh. ”
Kristina and Micheal’s were heading off to France for 6 months. And since Kristina was a staff member at the National Piping Centre they decided to give them a going away party.
The French theme was flowing with false mustaches, French hats, onion and garlic necklaces. It was a great send off for them both and I was delighted to supply the Disco entertainment on the night. Haste yi back.
Ceri & Christopher Day found my details on the Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine and decided to find out more about me. They liked the fact that I could call the ceilidh dances and past Brides comments on the Scottish Wedding Directory Forum sealed the deal. I was booked.
The happy couple got married at Norton House Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh on the 16th November 2013. A fantastic venue just off the M8 Motorway so easy to find and access. The guests seemed to be mainly made up of English people, all keen and eager to learn some Scottish Ceilidh dance moves. Everyone joined in at some point and the party kept going strong till closing time. If you were there leave a comment below..
Vance celebrated his 40th birthday with a so called “Surprise” birthday party on the 2nd November 2013. His lovely wife Suzy had researched the internet and found my website and proceeded to book me to entertain on the day.
Everyone waited for Vance to arrive with a big surprise.. And when he walked through the door they must have heard it miles away.. This kicked off the night dancing and the dance floor was jumping all night.
I later asked Vance was it still a surprise, he said “God No” Suzy couldn’t keep a secret if het life depended on it.. lol It was nice to get the feedback below a few days later.
” We would like to thank you for the wonderful service you provided at my husband’s 40th birthday party. A complete professional and many guests commented how fantastic the range of music was, you catered for everyone! Highly recommended! “
It’s always a nice drive down to Troon to entertain at the Piersland House Hotel. This time it was to entertain at Kayleigh & Darren Campbell’s wedding reception on the 19th October 2013.
The night kicked off with the announcement of the newly wed to cut their wedding cake. This was followed by them taking the floor for the first time as husband and wife. The night then jumped in to party mood. Even a broken leg didn’t stop one of the guests hopping to the floor. There was a large body of pipers in attendance and the music was paused for a while whilst everyone was treated to some popular tunes on the pipes by various guests. The disco kicked off again and the night ended at midnight with the Scottish traditional Loch Lomond.
” Had an absolute amazing night! Couldn’t have asked for better! Would defo recommend you to our family and friends. I will be using you again for any up and coming events I have! Thank you! “