We often receive letters, cards and photos of appreciation after a ceilidh and how valued our part was for the celebration, specially at weddings.
Here are a few quotes from recent happy dancers:

"Just to say thank you once again for a brilliant Saturday night with the Hambledon Hopstep Band…………………..to say a big THANK YOU to everyone involved because you all work so hard to make it the success it has become, from Mary doing all that cooking to the guys in the bar, to the musicians and last but not least the caller who is so wonderfully patient and keeps her sense of humour throughout, etc etc! What a great night for all ages - there aren't many events that are good for all the family to join in but this is one!"
.................Eileen Tharby who came to the ceilidh at
Davis Hall West Camel Feb. 2017


"A big thanks from Sue and I and all our guests. The music was judged as exceptional and the calling by Angela patient and 'creative' !!
So many people have said that they have not been to such a wonderful dancing evening for years. We met up with a few for a walk on Sunday and they said how exhausted they were at the end of the evening which in my mind is a real compliment to the band persuading people to have a go.
If you ever need a recommendation I would be happy to provide it. We look forward to seeing you all again before long."
..................Mike and Sue Lofthouse June 2016


"THANK YOU" for last night. You were all as amazing as I knew you would be and it was really good to see Mum and dad (and everyone else!) really enjoyed the night and loved you all, with a comment being made that it was possibly the best party Ilchester has ever seen.....and that was down to you guys. You really are amazing and very talented. We hope you enjoyed the night too?
THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US X"
......................Hayley, Lynne and Julie xx


“Thank you so much for all your work at the ceilidh at our recent wedding. It was pitched just right for the level (or lack of!) expertise of our guests and you managed to keep the floor full all night which is no mean feat at a wedding!”
.....................Andrew and Carolyn

“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Gants Mill. The music was wonderful, your caller was enthusiastic and encouraged everyone to dance. We are very pleased we chose to have a ceilidh at our wedding and we are very pleased we chose the Hambledon Hopstep.”
....................Helen and Chris

“Thanks you so much for playing at our wedding. It was the best day of our lives. We had so much fun dancing to your band. Lots of people said, ‘I loved the barn dancing, that was great fun’....................
....................Katherine and Jon

“Tim and I wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding.............I can honestly say we couldn’t have found a more brilliant band! Thanks for getting everyone up dancing - it was the perfect way to get everyone up dancing and enjoying themselves. There was a lot of laughter. People kept commenting how great it was............”
...................Rosie and Tim

“............thanks to you and the band for doing us so well last weekend. There were many very enthusiastic accolades - even from the young who hadn't expected to enjoy it so much.  Angela was terrific as caller, and the music was perfect. So thank you very much.”
..............Perilla (birthday party)

"We have received many compliments about the band and you did a terrific job. The hall was full of smiling faces which is what it is all about ! " 
.................. Rosemary in Durweston.