News

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!

June 2017

Sat 24th, The Occasionals, Nelson Hall (Scout Hall) The Marina South Queensferry, 7.30-11pm, £9.00, organised by Sheila McCutcheon, email: sheila.mccutcheon@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. Another fabulous summer Ceilidh with The Occasionals. This Ceilidh was sold out last year so please make sure you book your place. Under 12s go free. 12-16 year olds £5. Full price £9. Some dances called, where required. Home baking and a cuppa at the break but please feel free to BYOB. Please get in touch if you would like more info.

Sat 24th, HotScotch, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL, 3pm-6pm, £7.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Summerhall, email: boxoffice@summerhall.co.uk. In association with Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, Summerhall presents its first carpark ceilidh - an afternoon's dancing in the Summerhall Courtyard! Tickets can be purchased at the Summerhall box office (open 10:00-18:00 daily) or online here: https://www.summerhall.co.uk/event/carpark-ceilidh/

Thu 29th, UPDATE*** FUNDRAISER FOR STV CHILDRENS APPEAL*** Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Cross House, Linlithgow EH49 7AH., 7.30p.m.-10.30p.m., £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Bill Baird, email: ceilidhscotland@gmail.com. Would you like to come to our raucous 'rock' ceilidh at Linlithgow Burgh Halls, where you can twirl your partner, swirl your skirts and have your waistcoats wrestled? And all for a great cause? Don't worry, we also do 'calm' dances to give you a rest in between. However, you are guaranteed an evening of laughter and high energy. Ceilidh novices need not be afraid! You'll be in safe hands - our experienced dance caller will guide you step by step through the most popular dances and a few more unusual ones too. Music by the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band who intersperse high-energy ceilidh tunes with well-known rock riffs. There will be a bar in the dancing hall, and raffles, games etc. Tickets available from; https://www.ceilidhscotland.org/buy-tickets and 'Far from the Madding Crowd' bookshop in Linlithgow

July 2017

Sat 1st, Canongate Cadjers, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: admin@scotsmusic.org, tel: 01315557668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. Limited phone reservations via number above. 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!

Fri 7th, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8PM-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

Wed 12th, Ian Muir Sound, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All. Lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year. Alternative venue for wet weather Low Port Centre opposite Tesco; near station. Check this website for confirmation on the night by 6pm. Season tickets available for all 5 nights £26/£20. Full dance programme available months in advance. Further details from our Facebook LinlithgowScotchHop, or website http://www.scotchhop.org.uk/ or email ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com

Wed 19th, Iain MacPhail and his band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year. Season tickets £26/£20; tickets can be purchased at the door in cash.

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