News and Quotes
Major News - 2017
Since Mary and Anahata moved to Yorkshire in mid 2017, Fendragon are not
taking any more regular bookings for private parties and weddings.
We will still occasionally get together to play for folk festivals, Playford
Balls and public ceilidhs, but this is the end of Fendragon as a regular
Please pass on our very grateful thanks to you and your brilliant
band. The whole evening was a tremendous success mainly thanks to the
wonderful show put on by Fendragon. Everyone at the wedding said how
much they enjoyed the whole experience, and it was the best evening
they had spent in many a year!
I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who asks for a
fantastic evening's entertainment.
Wedding near Bury St Edmunds, August 2015
All of our friends and family had the most wonderful time and people
about the music and dancing - they want a ceilidh at every future
event they can
think of! It was brilliant to see them all so full of joy whirling
around, even the most unlikely of aunts and uncles...all I can say
is we will be
recommending you to everyone, and are so glad so were able to be a
part of the
day. Relaxed, informal and fun is what we were hoping for and we are
tremendously happy with what we achieved.
Wedding near Norwich, 2014
I just wanted to say thank you - we really enjoyed the ceilidh and
were particularly impressed by the caller/choice of dances
Thanks for giving us such a wonderful end to our wedding reception!
Wedding, Hinchingbrooke Hall, Huntingdon, September 2013
We had a SUPER time with you guys on Saturday at our party and we
would like to say how thoroughly enjoyable the evening was with
everybody! I have uploaded a video of the night here for you all to
enjoy should you wish!
I will certainly recommend you in the future to my friends! Thanks
Wedding, Hitchin, June 2013
Thank you so much for such a brilliant evening for Katy and John's
wedding. So many people said it was the best fun ever. We all danced
from aged 2-89 yrs and it was a fantastic way for the various
families and friends to mix and get to know each other. I enjoyed the
beautiful musicality of the group, and the 'calling' was clear,
non-judgemental[!] and very positively encouraging. Excellent!
Wedding, Cambridge, July 2012
Thank you so much for your fantastic music at our wedding ceilidh.
We had a wonderful evening and all our friends & relatives
have commented on how amazing and varied the music was and how
much they enjoyed themselves...
"Fendragon have the knack of lifting you up with their music...
great to listen to as well."
Bob Ridout, caller and folk dancer for over 30 years
Thank you so much for the ceilidh at our wedding...
I hope you could tell how much we were enjoying the dancing - even
if we weren't always very proficient!
So many people complimented us on your music and said how much fun
they had trying to master the steps.
Please pass on our thanks for a wonderful evening to the rest of the
One of our many wedding clients
"I had quite a few compliments about the band - always a good
Penny Allen, Meltdown Ceilidhs, Sussex"
Thank you so much for the fantastic ceilidh at
our wedding earlier
this month - it was brilliant, and so many of our guests commented
on what a
great idea it was to
have a ceidilih (even those that had never been to one before!).
Those that had been to ceilidhs
before thought the way the caller explained the dances so simply
and then quickly got
everyone started dancing worked really well, and that the music
was particularly good. It was such a
great way of getting everybody up and dancing, and we thought both
the band and the caller were
Wedding in May 2008
The whole idea was a
complete hit with our guests... Looking back it's hard to
imagine how we would have got all our friends and families dancing
together and enjoying it so much if it wasn't for the musicians and
brilliant (adaptable to our younger guests!) caller.
Some friends of ours who came in the evening have also
decided on a ceilidh for their wedding... the ceilidh
was really the highlight of the day for both of us and something we
will never forget, thank you so much to all of you for a fabulous
Another wedding, September 2007
Thanks for a great performance - exactly what we wanted - and well
managed to suit other passing priorities like eating - and to suit
the small people!
After an open-air afternoon birthday party, 2007
Theo Thomas, Hitchin Unicorn ceilidhs
August 2014 - Whitby Folk Week
We were delighted to be invited to play at Whitby Folk week, for a
late night ceilidh with Ian Wilson calling and as the resident band
for a "traditional night out" with Dan Quinn in charge. Both events
went down well and we sold lots of CDs!
June 2014 - CD Arrives
The CD is here! See recordings
New CD coming! (2014)
We have a new CD in preparation. It should be out by mid Summer
2014. See recordings
Ely Folk Festival 2012
We played the late Friday night ceilidh as Ely Folk Festival. Even
before that, we had decided we should be playing more festival
ceilidhs, but after that one, we are absolutely certain we'd like
more and will be looking for some 2013 opportunities!
We're On Myspace! see www.myspace.com/fendragonceilidhband
If you are on MySpace, feel free to drop in a friend request!
Hitchin Unicorn Success
26 January 2007
Our second appearance at the monthly Hitchin Unicorn
huge success, with Andrew
calling. Lots of people came up and
said how the music was "just right" and "really easy to dance to" -
just what we like to hear! Our next public dance is on Feb 17th in
don't miss it if you can get there and like a good dance!
Ceilidh is The New Rock and Roll
...according to this PRWeb
which we spotted in 2005. Of couse it's still true... We
have nothing to do with the agency mentioned, but we'll play for