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 2018

Tue 19th, Bon Accord ceilidh band,, Summerhall , 8pm-11pm, £7.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club. Tickets and full information on our website: http://www.edinburghceilidhclub.com Advanced tickets tend to sell out very quickly but there is a limited release of more tickets from 2:30pm in person from the Summerhall Box Office and from 3pm on the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club website on the day of the ceilidh.

Fri 22nd, Teannaich, Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU, 7.30pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club. Tickets and full information from: www.edinburghceilidhclub.com

Sat 23rd, Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. **Please note change of date from 30th June** Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!

Tue 26th, Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £7.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club. Tickets and full information on our website: http://www.edinburghceilidhclub.com Advanced tickets tend to sell out very quickly but there is a limited release of more tickets from 2:30pm in person from the Summerhall Box Office and from 3pm on the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club website on the day of the ceilidh.

July 2018

Tue 3rd, Pentlands Ceilidh Band , Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £7.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club. Tickets and full information on our website: http://www.edinburghceilidhclub.com Advanced tickets tend to sell out very quickly but there is a limited release of more tickets from 2:30pm in person from the Summerhall Box Office and from 3pm on the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club website on the day of the ceilidh.

Tue 3rd, Pentlands Ceilidh Band , Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £7.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club. Tickets and full information on our website: http://www.edinburghceilidhclub.com Advanced tickets tend to sell out very quickly but there is a limited release of more tickets from 2:30pm in person from the Summerhall Box Office and from 3pm on the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club website on the day of the ceilidh.

Fri 6th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. Suitable for Beginners to Experienced Dancers. Licenced Bar, Nice Dance Floor and easy on Street Parking. No need to book tickets ~ just Pay at Door on the Night. All Welcome with free entry for under 12's. Facebook: Canongate Cadjers

Sat 7th, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK, but please don't come if you intend to spend any time texting, browsing the web etc. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk 0131 339 5374 (24 hours)

Tue 10th, Heeliegoleerie, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £7.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club. Tickets and full information on our website: http://www.edinburghceilidhclub.com Advanced tickets tend to sell out very quickly but there is a limited release of more tickets from 2:30pm in person from the Summerhall Box Office and from 3pm on the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club website on the day of the ceilidh.

Wed 11th, John Carmichael SDB, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-late, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. First of 5 Wednesdays - Scottish Dancing for ALL in the unique historic Palace Courtyard open air. 29th year. Different top Scottish dance band each week. ALL welcome, all dances called or demonstrated. First of 5 weeks of the 29th season; season tickets £32 for all 5 weeks (Concession £25). Further details and dance programme see www.ScotchHop.org.uk or Facebook: Linlithgow ScotchHop

More in the diary...