Quotes & References:

A few quotes & thanks from those who have heard us or invited us to sing:

“Thank you so much to Oll an Gwella for making the Christmas Lunch extra special.  We’ve been taking calls today from people saying how much they enjoyed the singing and, as one said, ‘the funny men!’  …….. Some of the comments are really touching.  A widow who has only recently started coming to our lunches said it was the best entertainment and she thoroughly enjoyed it.  She lives alone and has not been out of her home for months.  To make matters worse her dog died and she was heartbroken.   To see her chatting, singing and tapping her feet was fantastic.  ………  Well done chaps. You are amazing and we really appreciate you giving up your time to sing so beautifully. You made Christmas special for a lot of people and we are so grateful….. We are delighted you are booked now to come next year.”  Best wishes and Happy Christmas to all. – Martin & Nina, St Feock Community lunch group, December 2019

“That was fab! I think you brought a lot of joy and positivity to many people this afternoon. Look forward to hearing you again,ou were fantastic, thank you. Camborne Hill was definitely a highlight!”  Comment from Mairead Wheatley, Bodmin Memory Cafe Team.

“Thank you so much Oll an Gwella – you are amazing 🙂 we had so many comments about how wonderful you were and how you made the wedding so special – the vicar loved you too!  Hope to see you all again soon – lots of love & best wishes”  Jane Guttridge (Wedding of Rachel and James at St Agnes Saturday 15 September 2018)

 “…… Wow – what a set – you boys are the best thing we’ve seen over the weekend …. fantastic fun!”  Comment from a couple at the Pennycomequick pub (Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2019)

  “…. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the guys for singing so beautifully yesterday. It really did make our wedding service perfect. So many of our congregation said that your singing before and during the service was a highlight of their day.  We had a perfect, perfect day and you and the guys played a huge role in that and you will be in our memories (and photos!) forever!”  Best wishes –  Jo  (Bride)  (PS – We will look out for your future performances & try and see you some time)

 “…… Can you pass on my sincere thanks to all the men from Oll an Gwella for performing yesterday. It was great and I hope you enjoyed it, and in total we’ve raised over £2500 which is fantastic! ……….. That’s wonderful news, thank-you. Will be great to have you back!”   Best Wishes – Rose Wiltshire (Cornwall Hospice Care)

 “…. it was a superb day. The weather was stunning and we all felt the singing was great. Afterwards we went to The Lugger for a pint and Oll an Gwella started singing in there (attracting quite a crowd) we then stood outside and sang, bringing the street to a virtual standstill. It was all greatly received and when two old Australian couples said where they were from we struck up with “South Australia.” The lady – called “Sheila” – said “You’ve made my day.”  It was one of the “best of days”.     Oll an Gwella – Tony

“…….Oll an Gwella started with an American Spiritual “Good News” which they had adapted by adding verses that put a positive spin on Newquay.  The All-Male group of nine were marvellously harmonious as they rendered “Only You” – music from the 1970s and originally sung by the Flying Pickets. Then in memory of the many Cornish miners who, with their expertise, migrated to the Colonies, they sang the rousing song “South Australia” which was adapted with their saucy words …… suddenly we were all encouraged to fill our lungs and sing lustily….they had added several risqué verses that had their audience in hysterics … ”     Thank you! …. Kindest Regards, Heather  (Perranporth Good Companions)