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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!

February 2023

Sat 18th, Flaming Heather, 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

Sat 18th, Canongate Cadjers, 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, tel: 0131 555 7668. **SAVE THE DATE!**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. Booking will open on-line at the SMG website soon www.scotsmusic.org

Fri 24th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, Edinburgh, 8pm-11pm, £12.00 (£9.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, 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.annasach.co.uk/events

Sat 25th, Borders ceilidh band, Charteris Centre, 138/140 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR, 8pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.net, tel: +441313395374. With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh band. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. "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 foyer. 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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