Coila provided the entertainment for our wedding reception on a gloriously sunny summer Sunday this June. They were everything you could hope for from a ceilidh band and more. In advance of the day Alastair was exceptionally quick to return emails and was happy to take on all of our requests while providing advice on things like how to structure the evening. On the day they arrived and were set up in plenty of time.
Most importantly though they played a great set of ceilidh dances for the first half of the evening – they were called well – sounded great and had the dance floor full the whole time. They were flexible enough to extend the ceilidh portion of the evening until after the buffet (their suggestion in fact) ensuring the second half of the evening got off to a great start as well. The ceilidh finished with an Orcadian Strip the Willow (Ryan’s favorite) it’s surely impossible not to have a great time during that particular dance!
Following the ceilidh we finished the night with a disco – again the dance floor was full throughout and in particular for Pulp’s Common People – what a song!! It was without doubt the best day of our lives and in no small part that was thanks to the guys that make up Coila. They provided exactly what we wanted from a ceilidh band – Great music and a full dance floor at a very reasonable price – we highly recommend you check them out!
Ryan & Laura