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Our Achievements in Excellence

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PRESS NOTICES

"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

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GENERAL COMMENTS

"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

January 1999

"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

April 1999

"Phew! What a show!! My telephone has not stopped ringing congratulating me for finding such a talented group"

Watford Camera Club

December 1999

"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

May 2000

"It was very well organised. The presentation was excellent"

The Regal Theatre Minehead

December 2000

"With both serious and humorous ballads beautifully performed, the programme was just right."

Cuffley Concert Club, Herts

December 2002

"An excellent performance that matched perfectly the mood of the evening."

Founders' Company Dinner, City of London

December 2003

"Suited the festival really well as so easy to organise. Great entertainment and audience participation is always enjoyable."

BNB Arts Festival, Brynmawr, Gwent

July 2015

"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, Monmouthshire

November 2015

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COMMENTS FROM THE THERAPEUTIC PROJECT

"Excellent visual impact"

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, Putney

September 1996

"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

July 1997

"Everyone present enjoyed the performance. Please pass on my sincere thanks and congratulations to everyone involved."

London Lighthouse

December 1997

"We would just like to see you more often"

Lavenders Residential Home, West Malling

July 1998

"The concert was excellent in every way. The costumes make a great contribution to the atmosphere"

Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury

December 1998

"Residents were enthusiastic about a return visit"

Clashfarquar, Stonehaven

January 1999


"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

January 1999

"The entire Concert could not have been better or, indeed, more suitable for our members"

Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain, London

January 1999

"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

October 2000

"An excellent concert with delightful and talented performers!"

Usk Day Hospice, Brecon

May 2001

"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

September 2001

"It was great fun and got everyone joining in"

Eden House, Oxford

June 2002

"Very entertaining. Residents identified with the era and music. Thank you all"

Glencairn Lodge, Fraserburgh

September 2003

"Wonderful performance, enjoyed by all, very suited to our function"

Tenterden House, St Albans

December 2003

"All clients thoroughly enjoyed the visit. They would welcome future visits. Many thanks for a wonderful afternoon's entertainment."

Barnes Hospital, Richmond-upon-Thames

March 2004

"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

April 2004

"My residents enjoyed everything, and very taken with the entertainers themselves."

Outlook Housing, Edinburgh

March 2005

"Thank you for a marvellous performance - understanding of venue and patients' needs. Well done - see you next year, I hope."

Spinnaker Lodge, Whitby Hospital

December 2005

"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

February 2006

"Different. Suited to age group. Very professional."

BUPA Staplehurst Manor, Kent

July 2007

"Very friendly and good fun. The performers were fantastic."

The Retreat, York

December 2008

"We always welcome The Bold Balladiers as a most suitable entertainment for the Home."

Abbeyfield, Kew

April 2009

"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

January 2011

"Thank you for a fantastic morning's entertainment."

Rothsay Grange, Weyhill, Hants

June 2012

"Good value for money - a majority of residents would like them to come back"

Viera Gray House, Barnes, London

November 2013

"Everyone enjoyed the entertainment. Very professional and a good choice of songs."

Dorothy House Hospice, Winsley, Wilts

March 2014

"Staff, residents and families all had a fabulous time. We hope to see you again in the future"

Rosevale Care Home, Wigginton, York

December 2014

"We all greatly enjoyed the performance and are most envious of your talents."

Countess of Brecknock Hospice, Andover, Hants

September 2015

"Musical performances. Excellent choice and delivery. Very enjoyable. Especially love the violinist (Alice) - excellent."

Greville House, Richmond-upon-Thames

November 2015

"Fantastic! True professionals. Excellent in every way"

St Bede's Day Centre, Whickham Highway, Newcastle-on-Tyne

December 2015

"Reminded me of 'The Good Old Days'...would recommend for any occasion."

Gracewell, Swy, Hants

January 2017

"We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful performance you presented to our residents."

Boroughbridge Manor, N Yorks

December 2017

"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

March 2018

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COMMENTS FROM THE SCHOOLS KEYSTAGE 2 VICTORIAN PROJECT

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