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. 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.
Fri 9th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07815 741699. Monthly Ceilidh Event. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All dances explained (band has Caller). Come along and join in the fun. Great Dance Floor, Modern Club with Licenced Bar, Large Private Car Park. The Edinburgh Masonic Club is located top of Leith Walk (Shrub Place Lane - opposite Magnet Kitchens) L.R Bus Service Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, & 49 (Shrub Place Stop).See our Facebook 'Canongate Cadjers'. Doors open 7.15pm (Dancing 8.00pm-11.00pm) No need to book ~ pay at the door on night.
Sat 10th, Robert Fish Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: email@example.com, tel: 0131 346 1405. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs or contact St Bride's box office on the number above. 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!
Sat 10th, Thunderdogs, The King's Hall, S. Clerk St, Edinburgh, 7pm-midnight, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07590116750. Licensed bar, raffle and over three hours of called dancing. Fundraising for Feniks. For tickets and more info see www.ceilidhcollective.org
Sat 17th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, £25.00 (£22.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: email@example.com, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to their first informal Christmas Ceilidh in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Doors will open at 7.30pm so you can grab a drink, then the ceilidh will kick off at 8pm with a break for a festive buffet supper around 9.30pm. Then it's back to the dancing through to midnight! Their dance caller, Tricia, will be there to explain the dances so all beginners welcome :) Tickets must be purchased in advance from their website. Visit www.annasach.co.uk, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for further information and updates!
Wed 21st, Christmas Ceilidh 'Party Night' with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band , The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB , 8.00-11.30, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07815 741699. Our annual 'Christmas Ceilidh'. Come along and join in the festive fun. Food Available, Great Dance Floor, Modern Club with Licenced Bar, Large Private Car Park. The Edinburgh Masonic Club is located top of Leith Walk (Shrub Place Lane - opposite Magnet Kitchens) L.R Bus Service Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, & 49 (Shrub Place Stop).See our Facebook 'Canongate Cadjers'. Doors open 7.15pm (Dancing 8.00pm-11.30pm) Tickets can be purchased for this event ~ limited pay at the door on night.
Sat 31st, Da Hooley Ceilidh Band, Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU, 8.30 pm-01.00 am, £25.00, organised by Mojo, email: Mopolson@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 07515409985. We would love you to join us, in the warm and dry at our 5th Mojo Hogmanay Ceilidh. This is our party of the year! The fabulous Da Hooley Ceilidh Band really know how to get the party started. Assembly Roxy is a wonderful gothic building and one of the best ceilidh venues in Edinburgh. This venue has a licensed bar. Dress code, anything you feel comfortable in, although kilts and tartan always welcomed. Don't worry about knowing the steps, dances walked through first. Tickets purchased in advance via Mojo or Eventbrite http://www.meetup.com/EdinburghMojo/
Sat 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 7pm-9.30pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: email@example.com, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hrs). Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Piper. No stiletto or high heel shoes please. edinburghceilidhs.net
Sat 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 10pm-0.30am, £30.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hrs). Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Piper. No stiletto or high heel shoes please. edinburghceilidhs.net