Old School Band News

June 1, 2010

Don’t believe our word

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 8:24 pm

I did say our Poynton gig was good, here’s the customer’s view ….

Dear Phil and members of the Old School Band
 
On behalf of our group I’d like to thank you very much for providing such tremendously enjoyable music and dancing for our fundraising event last Saturday night. We all enjoyed the event very much and this is mainly due to your excellent music and caller. Personally even when I felt quite tired, I could not help but dance to your very uplifting music.
 
Thank you also for providing such a professional service. Everything went very smoothly from booking to setting up to the whole event itself.  
With kind regards
Maïté MORANTIN-MILLER
On behalf of the Amnesty Stockport Group

May 16, 2010

Top of the World Ma !

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 7:39 am

Wow ! what a view !

 We were in Affetside (where?) on the West Pennine Moors at the Pack Horse pub for a wedding function.

 Situated on top of a hill nearTottington, the panoramic views at the venue were spectacular, and what with real ales and homemade food we’d almost died and gone to heaven.

The locals must know what they’ve got because a paucity of signs meant some of us were circulating for half an hour trying to find the place, please sort it out pronto.

We’re in a Marquee in Nateby (near Garstang) on Saturday, so we are expecting gales blizzards and hurricanes, our usual fare when we’re in a tent,

I remember once in Whitewell……sorry, it’s back to the Old Folks Home for me now,

Phil

April 26, 2010

Fair Play

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 9:07 pm

It was down the M62 on Saturday to Milnrow Cricket Club, with the “telegenic” Sid Calderbank as Caller. An expert on Lancashire Dialect, he was recently on an episode of BBC2′s ”Flog it” talking to Paul Martin about Lancashire Cotton.

The occasion was a 21st Birthday party. The Cricket Club, an oasis of green amongst terraced streets, was actually founded in the Mid 19th Century.

Phil

April 18, 2010

Wot We did on our Holidays

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 1:24 pm

Every year around this time we do a private function in the North Lakes.

We play at the Scafell Hotel in Rosthwaite, Borrowdale. The opportunity arises for some of the Band to take a weekend Break. Those from Yorkshire prefer to take the money and drive back home.

The Scafell is an amazing mix of sophisticated luxury that still somehow manages to be inclusive and “Laid Back”.

The food is excellent, and for the more  informal minded, the Riverside Bar at the side is always crammed with hikers, bikers, locals, Hostellers, Ceilidh Musicians …Beer and Bar Food absolutely first class.

If you want to book us for something completely different, maybe as Corporate entertainment, an Old School Band Ceilidh at an end of a day’s activity, either leisure or business, is a great way to unwind.

Phil,

April 11, 2010

Samlesbury All

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 11:23 am

Yet another enjoyable gig for us at Samlesbury Hall on Saturday.

 We are proud to be the “Ceilidh Band of choicer” for their functions. You can expect to see more closer liaisons in the future, and some more footage of us at the Hall to be out soon.

If you are searching for a location for your wedding Ceilidh we couldn’t recommend a finer place, check out their website.

Phil

April 8, 2010

“Tickety ‘Boo”

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 4:05 pm

Last Sunday’s Easter Bunny do at the “Horse & Bamboo” in Waterfoot was really enjoyable for us, as we don’t do many gigs where the emphasis is on children.

Unlike adults, they have no inhibitions when responding to music, they will move and dance spontaneously, providing there’s a good rhythm.

 Alas, teenagers  have to be told what’s permitted, or trendy, well we were trendy in 1898, so, teenagers, put aside your NME, and enjoy the Old School Band .

Phil

March 23, 2010

Instant Feedback

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 10:56 am

We used to get feedback from our equipment before we invested a lot of dosh into getting the best sound system, but the feedback we welcome is that from satisfied customers.

We love playing Samlesbury Hall, and I did think Saturday’s gig went really well, but I received this message on Monday via our website (psst, your bribe is in the post !)

“Hi to all the band,
Just a note to thank you all so much for the superb ceilidh that you did for us last Sat at my daughters wedding. Everyone has told us how much they enjoyed it, & it was a great way to get people dancing & mixing. I feel almost that I danced with everyone!
We would be happy to recommend you to anyone. Thanks again.”
Regards.

Thanks again, Phil

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