What they said

“Thank you for the wonderful music, calling and dance selections at our party last week.”

“Just a quick email to say a big thank you for the wonderful music, calling and dance selections at our party last week. These were all the more impressive as you didn’t know beforehand the number of young children and varied nationalities in the room.”

“Thank you for a brilliant afternoon on Saturday. We all had a great time and you were wonderful with the children. Those who could not dance said they enjoyed the music and watching the dancers. It was a lovely party.”

“Jigs N Reels agency have represented the Polka Dots for many years and always found them to be very reliable, professional musicians for barn dances, ceilidhs – especially if the clients want an entertaining but relaxing fun/party type of night. It’s been a pleasure working with the band and on their behalf.”

yamsenYAMSEN (Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs) is a charity dedicated to providing and promoting high quality musical activities and tuition for children and adults with special educational needs.

YAM (Yamsen Adult Music) runs music-based activities every Friday morning for approximately 60 adults who have a wide range of learning needs.

“Mrs Porter has been associated with Yamsen for over 25 years and with her ‘Mrs Porter’s Ensemble’ for about 10 years. Her ensemble has run workshops for YAM usually twice a year. They are always popular with our customers who are actively encouraged and supported to join in. They are able to put together suitable music, songs and activities to match certain requirements such as ‘Remembrance Day’,  Valentine’s Day and so on.

These workshops, which last about an hour and a half, are always presented in a very professional manner and are clearly well planned with our customer’s needs being paramount.

The mix of instruments, which include concertina, melodeon, clarinet, guitar and keyboards, is able to give a good variety of sound.

Every year we ask for feedback from our customers and carers about the workshops that we have offered over the year and Mrs Porter’s is always rated good, fantastic, excellent and good fun.

We at Yamsen highly recommend them.”