Performance Testimonials

Once again thank you so much for another great Welcome Picnic for our families at pre-school.
Your music and dances are always enjoyed by everyone.
Deni Harden and Staff 

Thank you for your support of the festival.. and hope to have you join us again in 2011 
Marulan Kite Festival. 

Thank you once again for making our Family Welcome Picnic such an enjoyable event. The children and families enjoyed your music and the opportunity to dance and play the instruments. Thank you so much for leading our Lantern Walk. It is the highlight of the night and your involvement makes it extra special, bringing everyone together at the end of a great night. 
Carolyn Burbridge for Bundanoon Pre-School. 

Jeff & I would like to thank Paddy’s River Band, and Mike Waters (caller) for putting on a great dance on Saturday night. The music was fantastic and the dances were great. It was great to see people joining in and coping with every dance that was put their way, whether a simple dance or some of the more complicated dances. Everyone had fun and there was much laughter around the hall. 
Sandra & Jeff Smith. 

Members of The Bush Dancers display group who were there last night would like to thank you for a great evening. We have had lots of positive feedback from the dancers and all enjoyed the night. So much so that we thought we should write. It reminded us of the bush dances of old, fast moving and lots of fun. Hope you can come back again soon.
Barbara & Lance Court 

Many thanks to you and your family for a great performance. You managed to gauge the mood of the moments for the various changes. You made a great contribution to an enjoyable afternoon.
Frank Tennant 

I have had nothing but positive feedback about the night, and I believe your ability to involve people and your patience -with the children is what made it such an enjoyable dance. We are very keen to make this an annual event.
Donna Skelly, Crookwell.  

You are a five star act - and we're so glad that you were a part of our wedding.
We're spreading the word about the professional sevice provided by Paddys River Band. Thanks again. 
Shannon and Nick, Hunters Hill. 

The ball was a great success and our guests really enjoyed themselves.
Your prescence on the night was instrumental in assisting the National Trust to raise much needed funds to help conserve Old Government House, part of the heritage of Parramatta.
Thank you once again for your wonderful music.
Rosemary Moore, Manager Old Government House.

The Paddys River Band was fantastic and without exception each of our friends commented how much they enjoyed your performance. The choice of repertoire was perfect, then the dancing a great success and lots of fun. 
Peter James, Pymble.

Many thanks for entertaining our 33 Camp Footloose kids and staff. Not an easy task considering their range in ages and it being their first night at camp.
You did a fantastic job at getting them involved, and your choice of songs and dances was great.
Anne Smail, Arthritis Foundation of NSW. 

Performance History

COVID-19 has significantly affected band performances since March 2019. 
We are looking forward to resuming  a level of normality in 2022.


2010- 19: Bush Dances (Sydney, Canberra), RFS Fundraising Dance (Big Hill), School Social (Moss Vale), School Camp Dance (Canyonleigh), and more...

2010: Kite Festival (Marulan), Bush Dances (Canberra, Sydney), Pre-School Family Social (Bundanoon), Father-Daughter School Dance (Canyonleigh), 50th Birthday Bash (Goulburn)
2009: Bush Dances (Canberra, Sydney), Pre-School Family Social (Bundanoon), Farewell Party (Berrima), Scout Camp (Canyonleigh), Spring Party (Penrose), Retirement Village Open Day (Bowral), Sustainable Living Festival (Penrose), Springett House Xmas Party (Bowral) 
2008: Bush Dances ( Sydney), School Fete (Bundanoon), Weddings (Sylvan Glen, Goulburn), School Xmas Party (Penrose), Pre-School Family Social (Bundanoon), Scout Camp (Canyonleigh), Sustainable Living Festival (Penrose)
2007: Bush Dances (Canberra, Sydney), School Fete (Bundanoon), Pre-School Family Social (Bundanoon), Scout Camp (Canyonleigh)
2006: Bush Dances (Canberra, Sydney), Pre-School Family Social (Bundanoon),
2005: Bush Dances (Canberra, Sydney), Christening Party (Canyonleigh), 50th Birthday (High Range), Pre-School Family Social (Bundanoon), School Fundraiser (Crookwell) 
2004: Australia Day (NSW State Reception, Old Govt House Parramatta), Wedding (Bowral), Ball (Old Govt House Parramatta), Bush Dances (Bowral, Canberra, Sydney), Social (Old Govt House), Melbourne Cup Luncheon (Penrose) 
2003: Australia Day (NSW State Reception, Old Govt House Parramatta), Concerts ( Scout Jamboree), Bush Dances (CanTeen- Stanwell Tops, Bowral, Yarralumla, Windellama, Beecroft, Balmain), Weddings (Bowral, Windellama), Parties (Goulburn, Penrose, Sydney)
2002: Australia Day NSW State Reception, Old Govt House Parramatta, Concerts ( Scout Jamboree), Bush Dances (National Folk Festival Opening Dance, Yarralumla, Beecroft, Annandale), Festivals (National Folk Festival, Canberra), Weddings (Tarago, Mittagong), Parties (Penrose), Conferences (Sydney)
2001: Concerts (National Folk Festival, Canberra, St Patricks Day, Moorebank), Bush Dances (Yarralumla, Beecroft, High Range), Festivals (National Folk Festival, Canberra), Weddings (Goulburn), Parties (Berrima), Conferences (Sydney)
2000: Concerts (Olympic Torch Penrith, Sutton Forest Inn (5)), Markets/Fairs (Sutton Forest (4), Bowral Country Markets, Harvest Fair Bowral), Bush Dances (Yarralumla, Frensham, Beecroft, Glebe, Tallong, High Range, Bundanoon), Festivals (Australian Bush Music Festival at Kiama), Weddings (Moss Vale), Parties (Goulburn, Penrose)
1999: Markets/Fairs (Sutton Forest (4), Penrose), Bush Dances (High Range, Beecroft, Berrima, Fitzroy Falls, Glebe, Penrose), Festivals (Australian Bush Music Festival at Kiama), Birthday Parties (Sylvan Glen-Penrose, Crookwell), Christmas Parties (Paddy's River, Bundanoon)
1998: Bush Dances (Beecroft, Bowral, Kangaroo Valley), Concert spots (Wingello Fire Victim's Appeal Fund-raiser at Penrose, Wingecarribee Wetlands Celebration at Robertson, Brush with the Bush at Bargo, Bowral Crazy Day, Moss Vale High School Ensemble Concert), Parties (Mt. Hunter, Burrawang), Markets (Sutton Forest (3), Bookham, Penrose Spring Fair)
1997: Bush Dances (Beecroft, Breadalbane, Canberra, Moss Vale, Tallong), Festivals (Bush Music by the Seaside at Kiama, World Wetland Festival at Robertson), Concert spots (Red Cross Benefit at Moss Vale, Environment and the Arts Fair at Wirrimbirra), Workshops (Marrickville), Feature Band (Kangaroo Valley Environment & Technology Expo, Open Day at NPWS Fitzroy Falls)
1996: Bush Dances (Beecroft, Wingello), Fund-raisers (SES Day at Bowral), Fairs (Harvest Fair at Bowral), Parties (Senior Citizens at Mittagong), Dinner Dances (Coolangatta Historic Village at Shoalhaven Heads)
1995: Bush Dances (Penrose, Wingello), Concert spots (Green's Concert at Mittagong, Anti-nuclear rally at Bowral) Festivals (Bush Music Festival at Wilberforce; Bush Music by the Sea at Kiama), Workshops (Wilberforce)