Here is a sample of the many letters and e-mails we have received over the years…

Hi Philip,

thank you so much for playing at our dance in Ormskirk last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the evening immensely, but with Knotted Chord giving us such lovely music, it would have been very hard not to have a good time. Once again, thank you for making the evening such a success.

Best wishes,

J.J., Secretary, Ormskirk Folk Dance Club 13th Nov 2013

Dear Knotted Chord

A Belated, but sincere and very big THANK YOU for your wonderful contribution to Broadstairs Folk Week. Your music was great — good to listen to and dance to. I have had some excellent feedback already …

M.S. 25th Aug 2010

Dear Philip

The children are now back at school and I have found my computer. It's taken me a while to send this but thank you all so very much for a fantastic evening (40th July 12th). Everyone enjoyed themselves and a great time was had by all. I could quite happily celebrate my 40th all over again.

Kind regards.

S. G.

Just a quick line to say THANKS you were great and helped to make the night memorable.
Had a lot of feed back all saying how good you were one even wanted your e-mail.
Once again thank you.
A & D 60th Birthday Party, Notts, Jan 2008.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding and managing to control all the people that were struggling with the moves after too many glasses of wine!
We absolutely loved what you played and the atmosphere was fantastic, so thank you.
Best wishes
H & O, Cracoe, near Skipton, Sept 2007

Hi Philip
Now we are back from Honeymoon, we can get on with the 'thankyou's!
So just a quick note of appreciation for your efforts on the 26th. We had an lovely time and Knotted Chord were excellent providing just what we wanted. Please extend our thanks to your fellow band members.
As I mentioned, we had a one or two enquiries from guests interested in maybe using you in the future. We will be sure to pass your details on and recommend you to them.
best regards
M and J, York, May 2007

Hello Philip,
No excuses for the lateness of this message, just a big thank you for doing us a great ceilidh. As we have come to expect, the music was brilliant, and I loved the way that your caller adapted the dances to appeal to the younger participants. I think the girls from Shrilanka will have a lot to tell their friends when they get home. Oh yea and we made a good profit for the Norway Trip.
Cheers J.
Scouts, Harrogate

Good evening Philip,
Just a quick email to say a huge thanks for all the effort that you and your band (and of course the caller) put into the evening on the 12th.
It was a huge success and everyone loved the fact that the music was not created by a DJ.
Thank you yet again for making A. and my wedding day a day to remember.
We would happily and enthusiastically recommend you and your group to anyone.

Warmest regards
A & A, Harrogate

Dear Philip
I write to thank you and fellow musicians of Knotted Chord for playing such wonderful music on Saturday … Many thanks from the committee and dancers who thoroughly enjoyed the evening
M.M. Ormskirk Folk Dance Club

I would like to thank you both for all your hard work in making the Christmas house party so successful. We have already received some feedback, all of which has been enthusiastic.
C.B. Manager, Halsway Manor

Thanks again for a super evening
D.B. Lancashire Folk

… It was a splendid night of music and dance and we thoroughly enjoyed your music. The atmosphere on the night was good and was enjoyed by dancers and non-dancers alike. We have received many favourable comments since the event… P.K. Quorn Folk Dance Club

… we really enjoyed it, everyone had a great time.
A.J. Leeds University Mountaineering Club.

Dear Philip
We would like to book […] You kindly came to Barton Village Hall a few years back and the evening was fabulous.
S.S. Thrumpton, Notts.

Dear Philip
Thank you very much for coming to join us at the Lichfield Folk Festival, and for doing such a marvellous job. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it…