Woodsiders in Ireland

On the royal wedding weekend we traveled to Ireland for our first booking in the Emerald Isle. It was for the wedding of Sacha & Melisa at the beautiful Celbridge Manor Hotel. We stayed at Springfield Manor just across the road – many thanks Libby for a wonderful stay.

Amanda calling with Mike, Lucy, Ian and André in the band.

Email from Melisa……….

Dear Mike,

Just wanted to thank you again! You and the band playing at the wedding made it everything I always wanted and more. I’m so grateful to you and just thank you so much!

With very best regards,


photos below courtesy of Pedro Teixeira ‘Love Like Crazy Photo’.




Colden Common 28/4/18

Thank you to the 81 who came to our public barn dance on Saturday in Colden Common. It was a fun evening for all ages. We are hoping to run our next local one at North Baddesley in November, and Nursling in Feb 19. If don’t mind travelling we are at Broadstone, Bournemouth in September and Farnborough in October. Check out our events page for more information


Irish Night Shanklin 2018

A great time at Shanklin Conservative Club as the band for their Irish themed night on 17th March 2018. Amanda calling and singing with Mike, Ian and Luke in the band. Many thanks to Simon Ledger for managing the gig, and to Joey for his excellent setting up and mixing for us. We had people dancing from the first number, and great to see so many joining in. Check out this video



Wedding Barn Dance 4/3/18

South Downs Manor near Petersfield was the venue for a wedding barn dance. Lovely location in the South Downs. Luckily the snow had melted otherwise travel would have been a challenge. Review left by the bride….


Retirement Barn Dance 24/11/17

Great time at Totton and Eling cricket club for the retirement celebration for Vanessa. Barbara calling with Mike (accordion), Stephen (guitar) and Luke (drums). Customer feedback……..

Hi Mike,

Just thought I’d send you a quick note to say thank you very much for the great entertainment last night.   Many of the guests hadn’t been to a barn dance before and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks to you all and I hope that Barbara’s voice recovers soon from her efforts to encourage dancers onto the floor!
Best wishes,
Vanessa and Dave

Club Social Event 16/9/17

Social barn dance at Brockenhurst village hall. Feedback from customer…………..


Just wanted to say a huge Thank you to your fabulous Band and Caller Dick for all their fabulous music and hard work on Saturday night. Our Barn Dance has been a great success and we couldn’t have done it without the brilliant Woodsiders. Dick was absolutely wonderful – he has the patience of a saint! so many people forgot their ‘right & lefts’ but he was brilliant with them.

I have received so many messages of Thanks from people who have said they had such a good night out and when is the next one!!

A couple of pictures attached showing how many people were up on the floor enjoying themselves and having fun.

Thank you to you all for sharing your talents with us and giving us such a brilliant fundraising night for our local senior citizens in the village.

Many thanks