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"Best Ceilidh Band I've ever danced to!"

"Amazing band!  Really got us dancing.  Bruised arms but extremely happy."

"Still reeling from the amazing wedding ceilidh.  Thanks for the music, guys- you were phenomenal."

"Thank you all so very much for your exceptional playing last Saturday at Simon's party. We loved every moment. And just so you know- so did all the musicians there. They were all dancing and loved your playing!" 

"Matt - thank you so much to you and all the Border Directors for playing yesterday. My sister said it was the best ceilidh band she'd ever heard!"

"Thanks so much to you and the band for playing on Saturday, Matt.  Everyone enjoyed so much and my Auntie said it was the best ceilidh she has ever been at.  Alex had never been to a ceilidh before and he is now a convert! x"

"Thank you Border Directors for providing great music at our family do last night!
You really contributed to the fantastic atmosphere and lots of the guests said just how much they were enjoying the music. You got it just right. Thanks so much for doing a grand job at our special event!"



"A good set!" - The late Lemmie from Motorhead

"The accordion player has amazing fingers!" - Craig Charles

CD REVIEWS: "The Border Directors"

"a splendid collection of high energy rants and slower, more evocative pieces." - Northern Review

"good music, good arrangements, superbly played. "
"the band's bassist is a very powerful and inventive player. impressive range of instruments." - Traditional Music Maker

"a very listenable collection . I'd like to hear them live at a ceilidh, as they're obviously at home with their music." - The Living Tradition

"punchy, funky, raw excitement, spine-tinglingly beautiful."
"this is not the only way to play traditional music, but it is one of the best." - The Bagpipe Society Magazine