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Sun 18th July, 2010. I've added another ceilidh chart, comparing the number of ceilidhs per month this year to last year. This chart updates dynamically as ceilidhs are added to the diary.

Mon 5th July, 2010. Ceilidh Charts I've added a new ceilidh charts page that shows interesting insights into ceilidhs over the years. I'll be adding more charts very soon, but the first one is up. They all update automatically as time goes on. There's a permanent link to the charts page on the diary page. You can also click on the little chart image to get to it, such as the one on the right.

Fri 18th June, 2010. I found some nice pictures and videos online from a recent Assembly Rooms ceilidh with the Thunderdog Ceilidh Band. Euan & Stefan are looking good in the first video, doing the Dashing White Sergeant as a four ;-) Note: you can view the videos in high definition by clicking on "HD" at the bottom right of the video player.

Fri 18th June, 2010. Whatever happened to the Cutting Edge? The Cutting Edge Band is one of my favourites. I've not heard of them playing at any public ceilidhs since the Caledonian Brewery decided they'd rather store beer than run ceilidhs. However, they have been spotted as recently as Jan 2009, as this YouTube video shows. For me they represent the best of modern, up-to-date ceilidh sound. Have a listen - they really are good! It starts as the familiar traditional Dashing White Sergeant but keep listening as they progressively become more and more samba. Absolutely fantastic to dance to! I just wish they'd be booked for public events. For any ceilidh organisers reading this: please book this band!

Thu 10th June, 2010. Added an RSS feed to the ceilidh diary. Now you can be notified in your newsreader when a new ceilidh is added. You'll need a news feed aggregator but there are so many to choose from these days. Most browsers can display news, or you can use an online reader such as Google Reader or, my personal favourite, FeedDemon.

Sun 6th June, 2010. MikesCommunity 2.0 is now live! Testing was very successful so the old site was retired and replaced by this one on Sunday 6th June 2010. Please send your comments about the new site and your suggestions on what you'd like to see here, etc., to Mike by clicking on contact above.

Upcoming Ceilidhs

The following ceilidhs are coming up in the next few weeks. Have a look at the diary to see all future events. And remember, anyone can submit ceilidhs to the diary!

December 2022

Fri 9th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £8.00, organised by Alex ROSS, email: alexross500@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. No need to book - Pay at the door, Group Discounts available. 8yrs-16yrs have free entry. Licenced Bar. More Info. 07815 741699 or Facebook: canongatecadjers

Sat 10th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £25.00 (£22.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal Christmas celebration with a buffet supper. All dances will be called so beginners welcome. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/10-december-2022

Sat 17th, Robert Fish Band, St Bride's Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace Edinburgh EH11 2DZ, 7.30pm-11pm, £12.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: admin@scotsmusic.org. Our ceilidhs are enjoyed by all ages and are friendly, informal and fun. You’ll be made welcome whether you come on your own or with a party. You don’t need to know what to do – a caller will explain the dances and there are lots of friendly folk to give you a hand and get everyone up dancing! Tickets £12/£8 in advance & £15/£10 on the door. Book on-line at the SMG website or here: https://tinyurl.com/mryjse55

Sat 17th, Cameronian ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 8pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.net, tel: +441313395374. With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh band. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. Hall has air-conditioning. "It's so joyful" - Japanese tourist. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Please try to arrive before 8pm as we have a 5-minute warm-up at 8pm to reduce the risk of injuries. Mobile phones and tablets: taking photos or videos is OK but if you need to answer / make a call / text / browse etc. (musicians find this very rude) please do so outside the dance room in the corridor. No high heels please. edinburghceilidhs.net ken@edinburghceilidhs.net 0131 339 5374 (24 hours) - free to NHS with photo-id by ringing this number

Fri 23rd, CHRISTMAS CEILIDH. Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £8.00, organised by Alex ROSS, email: alexross500@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Always a sell out, come early. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. No need to book - Pay at the door, Group Discounts available. 8yrs-16yrs have free entry. Licenced Bar. More Info. 07815 741699 or Facebook: canongatecadjers

Thu 29th, The Brave Ceilidh Band featuring Scott Leslie on accordion, Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU, 8pm-11.30pm, £17.00, organised by Laldie Ceilidhs, email: pksteuart@gmail.com, tel: +447717290760. The first event in the Countdown to Hogmanay Festival of Ceilidhs, brought to you by Laldie Ceilidhs. High energy ceilidh dancing to the music of The Brave Ceilidh Band, featuring Scott Leslie. Like every Laldie Ceilidhs event, the brief to the band is to make this a ceilidh for enthusiasts - intense, boisterous, raging, frantic, sweaty, delirious, relentless and fun. Licensed Bar. Doors open 7.30pm, dancing from 8pm. Dances called as needed. Children and young people (under 18) are permitted and welcome until 11pm. Facebook @LaldieCeilidhs Tickets £17 including fees from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/countdown-to-hogmanay-festival-of-ceilidhs-the-brave-ceilidh-band-tickets-390465842847

Fri 30th, The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band, Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU, 8pm-11.30pm, £17.00, organised by Laldie Ceilidhs, email: pksteuart@gmail.com, tel: +447717290760. The second event in the Countdown to Hogmanay Festival of Ceilidhs, brought to you by Laldie Ceilidhs. Full-on ceilidh dancing to the music of The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band. Like every Laldie Ceilidhs event, the brief to the band is to make this a ceilidh for enthusiasts - intense, boisterous, raging, frantic, sweaty, delirious, relentless and fun. Licensed Bar. Doors open 7.30pm, dancing from 8pm. Dances called as needed. Children and young people (under 18) are permitted and welcome until 11pm. Facebook @LaldieCeilidhs Tickets £17 including fees from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/countdown-to-hogmanay-festival-of-ceilidhs-alan-crookston-ceilidh-band-tickets-390588269027

Sat 31st, HLI, Lauriston Hall, 7pm-9.30pm, £20.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.net, tel: +441313395374. With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh band. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. Hall has air-conditioning. "It's so joyful" - Japanese tourist. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Please try to arrive before 7pm as we have a 5-minute warm-up at 7pm to reduce the risk of injuries. Mobile phones and tablets: taking photos or videos is OK but if you need to answer / make a call / text / browse etc. (musicians find this very rude) please do so outside the dance room in the corridor. No high heels please. edinburghceilidhs.net ken@edinburghceilidhs.net 0131 339 5374 (24 hours) - free to NHS with photo-id by ringing this number

Sat 31st, HLI, Lauriston Hall, 10pm-00.30am, £30.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.net, tel: +441313395374. With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh band. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. Hall has air-conditioning. "It's so joyful" - Japanese tourist. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Please try to arrive before 10pm as we have a 5-minute warm-up at 10pm to reduce the risk of injuries. Mobile phones and tablets: taking photos or videos is OK but if you need to answer / make a call / text / browse etc. (musicians find this very rude) please do so outside the dance room in the corridor. No high heels please. edinburghceilidhs.net ken@edinburghceilidhs.net 0131 339 5374 (24 hours) - free to NHS with photo-id by ringing this number

Sat 31st, Flaming Heather, Old St Paul's church, Jeffrey St, EH1 1DH, 7pm-9pm, £15.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.net, tel: +441313395374. With caller and ceilidh band. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. Hall has air-conditioning. "It's so joyful" - Japanese tourist. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Please try to arrive before 7pm as we have a 5-minute warm-up at 7pm to reduce the risk of injuries. Mobile phones and tablets: taking photos or videos is OK but if you need to answer / make a call / text / browse etc. (musicians find this very rude) please do so outside the dance room in the corridor. No high heels please. edinburghceilidhs.net ken@edinburghceilidhs.net 0131 339 5374 (24 hours) - free to NHS with photo-id by ringing this number

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