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!

August 2018

Tue 21st, Paddy Bar ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Tue 21st, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Wed 22nd, Borders ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Thu 23rd, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Thu 23rd, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Fri 24th, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Sat 25th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Tue 28th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Thu 30th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Thu 30th, Recorded music, Whale Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh EH14 2SA, 6.30pm-8pm, £4.00, organised by Meghan Bidwell, Arts Engagement Manager, email: meghan@whalearts.co.uk, tel: 0131 458 3267. Drop in Ceilidh Classes start again for 10 consecutive weeks from Thursday 30th Aug. All abilities welcome for a great mix of Ceilidh, Old Time and Country Dance. Dancing is to recorded music. Highly recommended for those prepared to have a good laugh whilst learning the dances ! Dances taught by Sheila McCutcheon

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