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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!

May 2024

Thu 30th, PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL, Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AF, Fundraiser Ceilidh with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band (4 pce with Caller), 7.30pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Ceilidh to help raise funds to send elite Wolfpack Martial Arts fighters to Hungary this August to compete in the WAKO World Kickboxing Championships. These young athletes will be traveling with Team GB representing Scotland. All these overseas events are fully self funded by the families so please come along and support this event. Great Venue with huge dance floor (recently refurbished with balcony to spectate for any non-dancers), Top Ceilidh Band with full instructions provided for newby dancers. Suitable for age 10yrs+. Raffle and Bottle Coin throw at break time so bring some change. Portobello Town Hall is served by Lothian Bus Nos. 26,12,19,45,21 & 49. If you only do one Ceilidh this year make it this one - going to be a great fun night.Tickets available on eventbrite, on sale at the door on the night (cash only) or send email to reserve tickets for collection at the box office. Entry £10.00 or Family ticket available for £30.00 (4 Persons).

Fri 31st, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh 'Open House' Ceilidh Events, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Fun Night. No Need to Book - Pay at the Door (Cash for Bar & Entry). Live Band with Caller. Licenced Bar. Accompanied age 10yrs-16yrs have free entry. Doors Open 7.30pm. Facebook: Edinburgh Open House Ceilidhs

Fri 31st, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, Edinburgh, 8pm-11pm, £13.00 (£9.50 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidhs, email: info@annasach.co.uk. Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at our regular Ceilidh at The Counting House, Edinburgh from 8pm. All dances can be called so beginners welcome. Tickets available from https://www.annasachceilidhs.info

June 2024

Thu 6th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh 'Open House' Ceilidh Events, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Fun Night. No Need to Book - Pay at the Door (Cash for Bar & Entry). Live Band with Caller. Licenced Bar. Accompanied age 10yrs-16yrs have free entry. Doors Open 7.30pm. Facebook: Edinburgh Open House Ceilidhs

Fri 7th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh 'Open House' Ceilidh Events, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Fun Night. No Need to Book - Pay at the Door (Cash for Bar & Entry). Live Band with Caller. Licenced Bar. Accompanied age 10yrs-16yrs have free entry. Doors Open 7.30pm. Facebook: Edinburgh Open House Ceilidhs

Sat 8th, Keith Dickson Ceilidh Band, Edinburgh Steiner School, 60 Spylaw Road, Merchiston, Edinburgh EH10 5BR, 7pm-11pm, £14.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Ceilidh Collective. Garvald Home Farm FUNdraising Ceilidh in beautiful wooden school hall in Merchiston, Licensed Bar, food available, Raffle includes top prize of personalised TRACTOR RIDE on the farm for you and your friends. On-line tickets https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ceilidhcollective/1195562?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR2jgIS5CSzhvV6O3TWVjPoTZBToRpqrsSNC8tQMSZECiUEIJibL8gnf8II_aem_ATxB4FjdEEikZ-Avusic5aORj5pf6_rJDCXvtEKZbbRZ7lez6f7ByIZjJymof7wRAJvpLpOUY6MNpuEbkI7p2Xe_#

Sun 9th, WestFest, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum OUTDOORS, 2pm-4:30pm, entrance free, organised by Glasgow FOlk Music Workshop, email: Info@westfest.uk. Come and join WestFest & Glasgow Folk Music Workshop at the steps of Kelvingrove Art Gallery for our annual outdoor ceilidh. Led by the talented musicians of Glasgow Folk Music Workshop a fantastic, free afternoon at either of these events is guaranteed. Come and have a dance to traditional folk music plus a few modern numbers as well. A great event for all the family. Start time advertised, end time guess by Sue, Ceilidh Meetup

Thu 13th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh 'Open House' Ceilidh Events, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Fun Night. No Need to Book - Pay at the Door (Cash for Bar & Entry). Live Band with Caller. Licenced Bar. Accompanied age 10yrs-16yrs have free entry. Doors Open 7.30pm. Facebook: Edinburgh Open House Ceilidhs

Fri 14th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh 'Open House' Ceilidh Events, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Fun Night. No Need to Book - Pay at the Door (Cash for Bar & Entry). Live Band with Caller. Licenced Bar. Accompanied age 10yrs-16yrs have free entry. Doors Open 7.30pm. Facebook: Edinburgh Open House Ceilidhs

Thu 20th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh 'Open House' Ceilidh Events, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Fun Night. No Need to Book - Pay at the Door (Cash for Bar & Entry). Live Band with Caller. Licenced Bar. Accompanied age 10yrs-16yrs have free entry. Doors Open 7.30pm. Facebook: Edinburgh Open House Ceilidhs

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