Highly Strung Event Timetable 2019
Dance Timetable and Events


Folk Feet Tuesday
Thursday Morning Dance Class

Monday evening Irish Set Dance classes and dances

It's Your Ceili Friday Dance Party


Monday Morning Group

Monday Evening Music Groups Falfield Village Hall

Tuesday evening Irish Group 

Wednesday evening groups

Old Monday evening groups Star Inn


Book a Barn Dance  Ceili  Band


Group Lessons
One to one lessons
Beginners Tunes 
Irish Tunes

Highly Strung Play Lists

Hibernia Sets of Tunes

How to get to Yew Tree Cottage

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References - for barn dances, ceilidh and live music

Contact Jill:   jillyelliot@gmail.com or ring 01275 847909 or 07515 904 707

We have references going back more than 20 years! ..... and we play somewhere every week - here are a few references.  

...... or come and see me in action for yourself  as there are plenty of public events in the timetable. I can also put you in touch with anyone for whom we have recently played or has held a similar event to one you are planning.  

Each type of event requires a slightly different approach and with a lot of experience, empathy, encouragement, energy and enthusiasm, I promise you will have a great party!

See also references on the Perfect Cure website - www.theperfectcureband.com

Dear Jill

We have just arrived back from our long weekend in Florence, hence the late thanks.  We want to thank you so very much for giving us that terrific evening on 30th.  Everyone loved it, especially us!  

We thought the band was great and in particular you were wonderful, you have such a talent for calling and for making people feel included.  You did a lovely job of the celebrations.

There has been so much positive feedback from the evening, we were sad it was over so quickly. 

Maggie and Will - 25th wedding anniversary - St. Albans Church Hall, Bristol 

A brilliant family evening was had by all, full of fun and laughter.

 Jill 's infectious enthusiasm made the evening go with a swing!

Can I book you for Saturday 10th July 2011,same time ,same place 

Emma Edwards, Cross Tree Stores. -  Walton in Gordano Village Fete - Barn Dance

I had the BEST birthday party for my 50th with Jill and her Ceilidh band. 

She helps everyone to get the most out of the dancing, including lots of over excited children, and everyone smiles and laughs all the time - including the people watching. 

The music is wonderful and it's also a great workout! I can thoroughly recommend it to make a party a huge success.
Wendy Sergeant - Birthday Party - Avon Way Hall Portishead - Barn Dance

Dear Jill and Mark,

This is long overdue but we wanted to say thank you for making our Wedding Celebration so special. We had so much fun as did our guests and with a marquee full of musicians, your fabulous performance and calling was really appreciated by everyone.

The amazing send- off you organised Jill, was overwhelming and incredibly special - something that will remain with us for the rest of our lives.

Thank you seems nowhere near enough but sometimes itís music that expresses what cannot be said and you both certainly did that for us on 2 August at the Holcombe Inn.

With our very best wishes

Becki and Glenn Clifford-Perkins x

I can thoroughly recommend a Ceilidh or Barn Dance evening with Jill Elliot and her band.  Jill and her group recently gave a wonderful performance involving a barn dance at the venue where I celebrated my 70th birthday.

Jill's calling and enthusiasm got everyone up on the floor and the music was wonderfully infectious.

Many of my guests have since contacted me to say how much they enjoyed the dancing and music and to enquire about Jill and her group.

Mel Godden, Portihead - Barn Dance

Hello Jill!
Again, thank you for everything on Saturday night. The music was fantastic and, most importantly, lots of fun. 
We're off on our honeymoon now... Have a great summer!
Michael and Pam - Wedding - Walton Park Hotel, Clevedon - Music and Barn Dance

Dear Jill,

We wanted to thank you for bringing the Band to perform at our wedding.  

We have had so many comments from all our gusts who thought the dancing was tremendous fun and all enjoyed your music very much.  Please thank all the band very much.  You have ensured that the day will be very well remembered.  

Many, many thanks and best wishes to you all.

Lyndsey and Elwyn- The Grange, Winterbourne - Barn Dance

Dear Jill

First of all, the evening was a great success by all counts - £1700 towards our target for a start.  Also, everyone loved the music and entertainment.  It clearly loosened the purse strings and said something for St. Bridget's generosity.

We could not have asked for a better addition than you good selves - so please thank your two expert colleages and a big pat on the back for you!

With very best wishes, 


St. Bridget's Appeal - Backwell W.I. Hall  - concert of music and song

Jill and her trio played for our 40th Wedding Anniversary at Woolavington Village Hall. They "made the day" for us and all our guests were very appreciative. As background music, or as good entertainment in the quieter moments, they had our feet tapping and gave a real jolly atmosphere to help us celebrate! Well recommended!Geoff & Eleanor Marchant - Woolavington - afternoon of music/song 
Dear Jill 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for playing at our charity night Summer Fever Barn dance on 21st August.

The profit made on this evening was a grand total of £4,100.  This money will be split equally and given to Prostate Cancer Care and Research Centre and The Friends of Bristol Oncology Centre.

Mandy and I have to say that it was a fantastic night, and the music was excellent, that's what made the night so good.  We really appreciated all your help Jill as we couldn't have made it such a good night without you all.  please will you thank the other members from us.

Many thanks,

Kind Regards,

Amanda Miles and Mandy Parker - Charity event at The Royal, Portishead

Hi Jill
Everyone who came had nothing but praise for your band & the calling as well. They were amazed at the length of time you all played for us & all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
I think quite a lot of us realised we are no longer as fit as we would like to be but all in all it was a lovely evening & quite simply would not have been like that without you all.
I remember the evening very fondly & thank you very much for your most important part in it.
Kate - Retirement Party - Rookery Manor -  Barn Dance

Dear Jill

Thank you so much for the wonderful music that yourself and the other band members played at our wedding on 5th May.

Stephen and I were really grateful.  Many of the guests also commented on the lovely music.  Could you possibly pass on our thanks to the other musicians.

Many thanks

Geraldine and Stephen Lucas - Eastwood Park, Falfield - Music for Wedding 

Dear Jill and your musical friends

I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful music on Saturday.  It really was the icing on the cake.  I think it transported us all back in time and the comments were amazing.  Some people said it felt like a medieval festivity.  

We are looking forward to next year.

Kath - Naish Farm - Clapton in Gordano Harvest Celebration - music and song entertainment

Jill & the band played for Theresa and my 50th birthday ceilidh. We had such a lovely time with the dancing mingling all the different groups of people so well. Different families, different backgrounds and different abilities all mixed together and enjoying themselves. 

I loved how Jill was able to lead so encouragingly and she arranged my family to play Happy Birthday . Altogether a fondly remembered occasion at home and by Theresa and her friends and family. So thank you Jill and my only regret is that I have not arranged another ceilidh yet.

Ian - Barn Dance - Bristol 

The Perfect Cure Band provide great, very danceable music and Jill, the caller, gets almost everyone involved in the dancing, (and mostly doing it well!) by being very encouraging and amusing.  A wonderful eveningís entertainment, highly recommended.

Sharon - Retirement Party - Bristol

Thank you so very much for your fabulous ceilidh. It really got everyone up and (badly) dancing!, even with your wonderful as your calling. So many people have said how much they enjoyed it, and how wonderful and friendly you all were. I also loved being able to dance the night away on the on the lawn, it really was a night to remember. Thank you. 
Best wishes


Contact Jill:   jillyelliot@gmail.com or ring 01275 847909 or 07515 904 707