Our Achievements in Excellence
"It was hugely refreshing to be made to listen with new ears to this near secret repertory"
Yorkshire Evening Press, September 1995
"The skill confidence and commitment of the performers provided a fascinating afternoon of relaxing music"
Hertfordshire Mercury, February 1998
"It was in the vocalise, Colonial Song, with the accompaniment of the three instrumentalists, that the group truly scaled the musical heights."
West Sussex County Times, April 1999
"a pleasing blend of romance and humour, audience participation in some numbers, and artists in period dress."
West Somerset Free Press, December 2000
"You have been the talk of the community since Sunday. Everyone was thoroughly entertained and delighted and we felt privileged to have been part of your Scottish Tour."
Cramond Kirk Millennium Committee, Edinburgh
"We thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and actually heard several people say how nice it was to hear this sort of music again. There was just the right amount of humour and audience participation. What a good group they were!!"
NFMS Visitor's report on Horsham Music Circle concert
"Phew! What a show!! My telephone has not stopped ringing congratulating me for finding such a talented group"
Watford Camera Club
"Your Parlour Evening went down a bomb with the audience. It is a long time since I have seen so many people leave the concert still smiling from ear to ear with pleasure."
Yatton Music Festival
"It was very well organised. The presentation was excellent"
The Regal Theatre Minehead
"With both serious and humorous ballads beautifully performed, the programme was just right."
Cuffley Concert Club, Herts
"An excellent performance that matched perfectly the mood of the evening."
Founders' Company Dinner, City of London
"Suited the festival really well as so easy
to organise. Great entertainment and audience
participation is always enjoyable."
BNB Arts Festival, Brynmawr, Gwent
"Many thanks for a most enjoyable
evening. We were treated to a high quality
performance of some lovely music. We also left the
hall with a bit more musical knowledge."
Catbrook Memorial Hall, Chepstow,
"Excellent visual impact"
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, Putney
"I know the music brought immense pleasure to all, and the programme was both appropriate and thoughtful. Please thank your colleagues for me and please, please visit us again"
Marie Curie Centre, Caterham
"Everyone present enjoyed the performance. Please pass on my sincere thanks and congratulations to everyone involved."
"We would just like to see you more often"
Lavenders Residential Home, West Malling
"The concert was excellent in every way. The costumes make a great contribution to the atmosphere"
Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury
"Residents were enthusiastic about a return visit"
"I honestly felt that the whole Programme was very well organised and presented in a fashion that our Residents could really enjoy"
Nazareth House, Aberdeen
"The entire Concert could not have been better or, indeed, more suitable for our members"
Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain, London
"It must be one of the most enjoyable afternoons we have had in a long time. You took us through quite a range of music - evoking joy, nostalgia and much appreciation of everything you played and sang. We are already looking forward to next time!"
Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, Harrogate, Yorkshire
"An excellent concert with delightful and talented performers!"
Usk Day Hospice, Brecon
"The performance was a perfect blend of music, both songs and piano and violin pieces, with informative and entertaining speeches from all three performers. It was visually atrractive and the audience was encouraged and keen to join in."
Outlook Housing Ltd, Edinburgh
"It was great fun and got everyone joining in"
Eden House, Oxford
"Very entertaining. Residents identified with the era and music. Thank you all"
Glencairn Lodge, Fraserburgh
"Wonderful performance, enjoyed by all, very suited to our function"
Tenterden House, St Albans
"All clients thoroughly enjoyed the visit. They would welcome future visits. Many thanks for a wonderful afternoon's entertainment."
Barnes Hospital, Richmond-upon-Thames
"There was such a great variety within the programme and it was lovely to see so many residents singing to the tunes."
Royal Star & Garter Home, Richmond-upon-Thames
"My residents enjoyed everything, and very taken with the entertainers themselves."
Outlook Housing, Edinburgh
"Thank you for a marvellous performance - understanding of venue and patients' needs. Well done - see you next year, I hope."
Spinnaker Lodge, Whitby Hospital
"Your concert was enchanting and uplifting to all who came. It was so enjoyed by everyone, an excellent performance by all."
Hunter's Care Centre. Cirencester, Glos
"Different. Suited to age group. Very professional."
BUPA Staplehurst Manor, Kent
"Very friendly and good fun. The performers were fantastic."
The Retreat, York
"We always welcome The Bold Balladiers as a most suitable entertainment for the Home."
"It was very much enjoyed by everyone and since we returned from our Christmas break the Friday patients are still talking about the concert."
St Leonard's Hospice, York
"Thank you for a fantastic morning's
Rothsay Grange, Weyhill, Hants
"Good value for money - a majority of
residents would like them to come back"
Viera Gray House, Barnes, London
"Everyone enjoyed the entertainment. Very
professional and a good choice of songs."
Dorothy House Hospice, Winsley, Wilts
"Staff, residents and families all
had a fabulous time. We hope to see you again in the
Rosevale Care Home, Wigginton, York
"We all greatly enjoyed the performance and are most envious of your talents."
Countess of Brecknock Hospice, Andover, Hants
"Musical performances. Excellent choice and
delivery. Very enjoyable. Especially love the violinist
(Alice) - excellent."
Greville House, Richmond-upon-Thames
"Fantastic! True professionals. Excellent in
St Bede's Day Centre, Whickham Highway,
"Reminded me of 'The Good Old Days'...would
recommend for any occasion."
Gracewell, Swy, Hants
"We cannot thank you enough for the
wonderful performance you presented to our residents."
Boroughbridge Manor, N Yorks
"The residents enjoyed themselves immensly.
They are always very pleased to see The Bold Balladiers
and look forward to their visit again"
Alexander House, Sheen, London SW14
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