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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!

September 2022

Fri 30th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £8.00, organised by Alex ROSS, email: alexross500@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. No need to book - Pay at the door, Group Discounts available. 8yrs-16yrs have free entry. Licenced Bar. More Info. 07815 741699 or Facebook: canongatecadjers

October 2022

Sat 1st, The Occasionals ceilidh Band with Freeland Barbour, Kevin Macleod and Malcolm Jones, Linlithgow Academy School Hall, 7:30pm-10:30pm, £10.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com. Buy your tickets now https://scotchhop.org.uk/2022-2/ on-line to avoid disappointment. All welcome, all dances called or demonstrated - dance programme list now on web. We look forward to a great get together again after missing 2 summer seasons due to the Pandemic & summer 2022 as the Palace & Low Port were closed. Scottish dancing for all. Tea and shortbread at the interval, juice/water available, BYOB. Great variety of fun dances with caller Sheila McCutcheon. Brilliant music for Scottish Dancing for All from The Occasionals featuring Freeland Barbour on accordion, Kevin Macleod on strings and Malcolm Jones of RUNRIG...

Fri 7th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £8.00, organised by Alex ROSS, email: alexross500@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. No need to book - Pay at the door, Group Discounts available. 8yrs-16yrs have free entry. Licenced Bar. More Info. 07815 741699 or Facebook: canongatecadjers

Sat 8th, Matthew Maclennan Dance Band, 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. 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 Book on-line at the SMG website or here: https://smg.yapsody.com/event/index/745353/ceilidh-with-matthew-maclennan-band

Fri 14th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £8.00, organised by Alex ROSS, email: alexross500@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. No need to book - Pay at the door, Group Discounts available. 8yrs-16yrs have free entry. Licenced Bar. More Info. 07815 741699 or Facebook: canongatecadjers

Fri 21st, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £8.00, organised by Alex ROSS, email: alexross500@gmail.com, tel: 07815741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. No need to book - Pay at the door, Group Discounts available. 8yrs-16yrs have free entry. Licenced Bar. More Info. 07815 741699 or Facebook: canongatecadjers

Sat 22nd, 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

Sat 22nd, Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band, The King’s Hall, 41a South Clerk St, EH8 9NZ, 6-11, £15.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by ceilidh collective , email: robin@boe.org.uk. The Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band will be leading us through the night as a four-piece band including fiddle, flute, banjo, and bodhran. The dances, both traditional and more exotic, will be called. We'll have a bar, run by volunteers, with local apple juices, craft ales, single malts, mulled cider.... a fabulous raffle. Hearty vegan, gluten-free food will be prepared by and fundraising for Refugee Community Kitchen. After a two year hiatus we're delighted to be waking up the ceilidh collective in association with The New Leaf Co-op, as they celebrate ten years of serving wholefoods from their grind-your-own, low-packaged, organic fruit and veg and wholefoods shop in Marchmont. See you on the dance floor with a burl and a hearty spin. www.ceilidhcollective.org

More in the diary...