Hiring and Testimonials

Pipley is available for hire. We have a sliding scale of charges depending on our travel costs and on the nature of the event. A typical charge for a local charity event would be around £300, whereas weddings would be around £650. We normally assume that the organizer will provide food and drink for the band and caller.

If interested to find out more, please contact us through the ‘Contact’ page. We will then ask you to fill in our booking form and send a £100 deposit (refundable up to 6 weeks prior to event) which will secure the booking. We look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials:

“We were lucky enough to have Pipley play at our engagement party last night – they were fantastic and could not recommend them enough. Their lively, upbeat dances got everyone involved from 3yrs – 68yrs old, and the room was filled with a lot of laughter the whole evening! If your looking for a barn dance in the Bath area look no further, total professionals and a great event.” Katie, August 2021

“Fantastic evening, The Nestling Trust are delighted to give Pipley Ceilidh 5 stars! Our fundraising event was a huge success thanks to the great music and enthusiastic musicians and caller. Cannot speak too highly of them all, who went out of their way to ensure our guests had great fun – so much so we’ve had numerous requests to run a similar event soon! Very professional band with a very personal approach. Thank you.”
Sue, January 2020

Wow, what an incredible evening! Thank you to the entire Pipley band, you were amazing. Our guests loved that we had a live band who played so beautifully. It made the evening so special. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pipley. The band is so professional and easy going. Massive thank you! ”
Helen, Friends of Westwood School, September 2019

“Many thanks indeed for such a great party atmosphere on Friday. You have certainly made some ceilidh converts in the young brigade who had never done it before! We all had a great time and there were numerous comments from friends about how great you were. Please do pass on our grateful thanks to all the band”
Polly,  June 2019

“My partner Becky organised Pipley Dance and Ceilidh Band for my surprise 30th birthday party and I cannot recommend them highly enough! We had such a brilliant time and the band really made it the perfect celebration. As a group we were mixed abilities and ages, but everyone got involved at some point and we have had so many wonderful comments from guests about how much they enjoyed it! Rachel and the band were so friendly and such talented musicians. Their caller is excellent, offering really clear instructions and was great at making people feel welcome. I have been to a number of ceilidhs over the last few years and I definitely think that they are the best band I have seen. I just hope that we can go to see them again soon! Thanks to the band for being part of the celebration and making so many wonderful memories. “
Rob, March 2019

“Wow, we had an amazing evening due entirely to you fantastic people. The music was superb, it absolutely made it impossible not to get up and dance! Your caller has the patience of a saint and was so clear with  calling it was “almost” impossible to make a mistake. We had a fair few teenagers at our barn dance and once they were enticed onto the dance floor we couldn’t get them off. Our youngest was 7 and very shy but thanks to you loved all the dances even the progressive ones. We will be doing this again! THANK YOU ALL.”
Dawn and gang, Marshfield, January 2019

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all in the Pipley Band for making our Burns Night such a memorable event. The band were excellent and very accommodating and all our 100 guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We have already been asked to organise it again for next year and we will definitely be booking Pipley.  ” Worshipful Master Alex Laird and his wife Judith. White Horse Lodge No 2227, January 2019

“Thank you so much for providing an amazing night of entertainment on Saturday 1st December 2018. The Pipley Ceilidh Band had everyone up on their feet from the start, dosey-doeing and swinging partners by the hand. With eventually over 100 people present, there was a good rotation of participants who all had a wonderful time with Patrick, the caller, giving very clear instructions. I thoroughly recommend this band if you want a full action-packed event! The £2226 profit from the evening goes to The RUH Forever Friends New Cancer Treatment Centre in Bath to be opened in 2021. Lindsay sadly lost her life to breast cancer in June 2017 and her Just Giving Fund now stands at £22,095.95, including Gift Aid https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lindsay-game – Many many thanks Pipley for all you’ve done” Nigel Game, Chew Stoke, January 2019

Thank you for making our party go with a swing, lots of friends complimented your music and everyone had a great evening.  Your caller remained wonderfully calm and cheerful despite the hilarious mayhem –  perfect! Thanks again for a fantastic night. We all had a brilliant time. Please say thank you to the band again for us and Patrick who persevered with such good humour. ” Ann and Sandra, Bath, June 2018

“A huge thank you to you and the rest of the band for the fantastic set on Friday night. You all sounded great, and I’ve heard lots of positive comments from our dancers. I hope you enjoyed playing at the event, although as this was our first time holding a barn dance it would useful to get any feedback from the band about whether there’s anything we could do better next time. I’m hopeful there will be a next time – everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and with any luck some word of mouth will get round about how much fun it was.” Chair, Moorlands School PTA, Bath, April 2018