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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!

July 2024

Wed 17th, The Occasionals, Linlithgow Palace open air, 7:30pm-10pm, £13.00, organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@GMail.com. Lively, friendly and fun. Scottish dancing for all in the unique historic palace open air. Lots of great inclusive dances for all to enjoy. Alternative venue in wet weather near Tesco, down from the station. Venue will be confirmed by 5:30pm on the evening here. Ticket price includes juice and shortbread at the interval. Join us for the 32nd season. Season tickets available for all 5 evenings. On-line bookings now open https://scotchhop.org.uk/2024-summer/ ... Dancing in a beautiful and historic setting.

Thu 18th, 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 19th, 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 20th, Alan Brunier, Edward Wallace, Tom Oakes. Dances called by Charlie Turner, Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, Morningside, Edinburgh, EH10 4SE, 7:45pm-10:30pm, £15.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Edinburgh Contra Dance, email: edinburghcontra@gmail.com, tel: 07779147542. American-style ceilidh - an inclusive community dance with great live music. All dances taught. Tickets online or at door. https://www.citizenticket.com/events/edinburgh-contra-dance/edinburgh-contra-dance-july-20th-with-alan-brunier-tom-oakes-edward-wallace-and-charlie-turner/

Sat 20th, Courtyard Ceilidh with The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience, Saughton Park Courtyard, 4pm-7pm, £12.00, organised by Laldie Ceilidhs, email: pksteuart@gmail.com, tel: 07717290760. Energetic traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing to the music of The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience, featuring Sandy Brechin. An outdoor ceilidh on a summer Saturday afternoon. At every Laldie Ceilidhs event, the request to the musicians is to pump up the energy. Let's make it intense, relentless, sweaty and fun. Tickets on the door for exact cash only (£12) or in advance from Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/courtyard-ceilidh-with-the-sensational-jimi-shandrix-experience-tickets-901676016237 https://www.facebook.com/LaldieCeilidhs

Wed 24th, Martainn Skene Traditional Music, Linlithgow Palace open air , 7:30pm-10pm, £13.00, organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@GMail.com. Lively, friendly and fun. Scottish dancing for all in the unique historic palace open air. Lots of great inclusive dances for all to enjoy. Alternative venue in wet weather near Tesco, down from the train station. Venue will be confirmed by 5:30pm on the evening here. Ticket price includes juice and shortbread at the interval. Join us for the 32nd or 33rd season. Season tickets available for all 5 evenings. ****Unique experience of Scottish dancing in such a beautiful and historic setting. BOOKINGS NOW OPEN: On-line tickets in advance, ticket line link https://scotchhop.org.uk/2024-summer/

Thu 25th, 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 26th, 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 26th, 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. Complimentary dram of Johnnie Walker Black Label included. Tickets available from https://www.annasachceilidhs.info

Wed 31st, The Liam Steward Dance Band for Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band, Linlithgow Palace open air, 7:30pm-10pm, £13.00, organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@GMail.com. Lively friendly and fun, with a different top Scottish Dance band each week. Scottish dancing for all in the unique historic open air Palace, dancing in the Great Hall with a view from spiral stairs of the 15th Century fountain in the courtyard below. Lots of inclusive dances for all to enjoy. Ticket price includes juice and shortbread served at the interval. BOOKINGS NOW OPEN: On-line tickets in advance, ticket line link https://scotchhop.org.uk/2024-summer/ *** See other dates for more information.

More in the diary...