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September 2018

Mon 3rd, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Fri 7th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. Suitable for Beginners to Experienced Dancers. Licenced Bar, Nice Dance Floor and Easy on Street Parking. No need to book tickets ~ just Pay at Door on the Night. All Welcome with free entry for under 12's. Facebook: Canongate Cadjers

Sat 8th, Terrific Trouble Ceilidh Band with caller Richie B., Lochgelly Town Hall, Bank Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9RE., 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.00, organised by West Fife Ceilidhs (.co.uk), email: Richard@WestFifeCeilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01383 730539. (Tickets £10 on the day or £8 pre-booked). Call in advance to guarantee entry or book online here: https://buynowplus.com/checkout/5b4746943d9b180004fb7c8e - West Fife Ceilidhs was set up by Richard Barriball to promote ceilidh dancing in West Fife. All dances demonstrated and called. Children must be 12 years or over and accompanied by an adult. Bar available. If you can run then you can dance. Beginner's welcome.

Sat 8th, tbc, Corn Exchange, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3DS, 7:30pm-11pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Bett Morrison, email: Kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Charity Show: Strictly Dancing Haddington with professional dancer Miss Morrision and celebrity partner etc. Great evening to watch a variety of dance styles demonstrated including Bollywood. Pleas call Bett for further information and to confirm entrance price and times.

Sat 8th, Edinburgh Contra with Alan Brunier, Edward Wallace and Friends, Life Care Centre, 2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge Edinburgh EH4, 7:45pm-10:30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh Contra, email: EdinburghContra@gmail.com. Contra dancing, Ceilidh’s American cousin, is a fun social dance that everyone can enjoy. Danced in long lines of couples, Contra dancing is known for its interesting patterns, great music and friendly atmosphere. We have live music from Alan Brunier, Edward Wallace and Friends, and Rachel Wallace teaching the dances. All are welcome, family friendly, no partner needed, no experience necessary. 15-minute welcome session for new dancers starts at 7:45pm. Come along and give it a go! £10 on the door, under 12s free. Calling will be gender-neutral ‘larks and ravens’ style.

Tue 11th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Tue 11th, Canongate Cadjers, British Legion Hall, Canonmills, 7:30pm-10pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross. CANCELLED

Fri 14th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Tue 18th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Tue 18th, Canongate Cadjers, British Legion Hall, Canonmills, 7:30pm-10pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross. CANCELLED

Fri 21st, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 7.30pm-10.00pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh in central Edinburgh. Especially suited for Overseas Holiday & Summer Visitors to the City, Students, Singles, Groups, Families and our regular ceilidh dancing friends. Informal, fun night with live band (facebook: Canongate Cadjers) and a great Caller who will explain all the dances. Suitable for all age groups. Licenced Bar. Dancing starts 7.30pm. Inexpensive night as entry only £6.00 per person with under 12's free (discount available for groups 10+ / phone for information). No need to book just come along and pay at the door. All Welcome.

Sat 22nd, Da Hooley Ceilidh band, Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP, 7.30-11pm, £12.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Ros Gasson, email: ceilidhs@ceilidhdanceband.scot. Join us for a fantastic Porty night out. Bring your granny, your neighbour, your friends who can dance, and those who can’t. Drew, our caller will keep folk right with the dances. Tickets available from Sat 25th August, from The Skylark and The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello High Street, and online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3576645 Full info at ceilidhdanceband.scot/porty-ceilidhs Doors open 7pm Raising money for Bellfield, Portobello’s community-owned venue

Thu 27th, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, Stramash, Cowgate, Edinburgh, 9.45pm-11.45pm, entrance free, organised by Steven Cosans. Electric ceilidh band, the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, integrate well-known rock riffs amongst traditional ceilidh tunes to give an energetic 'rock-ceilidh'. Full instructions given for all dances using fun-filled banter. One of the Stramash 'Weekly Ceilidh' series. Enjoy a drink or two in this beautiful venue in Edinburgh's Cowgate, Free entry.

Sat 29th, Portobello Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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 29th, Carrie on Dancing, Stockbridge House, Lifecare, 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1JB, 7pm-11pm, £15.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Sheila Dhariwal, email: dhariwal_gm@hotmail.co.uk, tel: 0131 315 2603. Come and enjoy a fun evening of dancing + dinner and raise vital funds to support education projects for South Sudanese refugees. Dinner is included with your ticket! £15 adults/£5 kids available online from Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2oyreAI or from Galerie Mirages, 46A Raeburn Pl, Edinburgh EH4 1HL Tel: 0131 315 2603 to reserve. Dinner: Curries & sides by a guest chef from Punjabi Junction Cafe and donated desserts and cakes. Tombola and Raffle (tickets £1) with prizes including designer jewellery from Galerie Mirages and donations from local people and business owners. Annual sponsorships are sought for some children. Please note, guests are under no pressure to buy tombola and raffle tickets or to sign-up to become a sponsor. All funds go to educational programmes, including solar lighting initiatives, a library project and women's project. Live music & direction from Carrie on Dancing. Come and enjoy a ceilidh & curry - all ages are welcome!

October 2018

Fri 5th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. Suitable for Beginners to Experienced Dancers. Licenced Bar, Nice Dance Floor and easy on Street Parking. No need to book tickets ~ just Pay at Door on the Night. All Welcome with free entry for under 12's. Facebook: Canongate Cadjers

Sat 6th, Edinburgh Contra with Sgàil, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace Edinburgh EH10, 7:45pm-10:30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh Contra, email: EdinburghContra@gmail.com. Contra dancing, Ceilidh’s American cousin, is a fun social dance that everyone can enjoy. Danced in long lines of couples, Contra dancing is known for its interesting patterns, great music and friendly atmosphere. We have live music from Sgàil and Rachel Wallace teaching the dances. All are welcome, family friendly, no partner needed, no experience necessary. 15-minute welcome session for new dancers starts at 7:45pm. Come along and give it a go! £10 on the door, under 12s free. Bring your own drinks. Step-free access and accessible toilets available. Calling will be gender-neutral ‘larks and ravens’ style.

Sat 13th, Paddy Bar Ceilidh Band, Templehall Community Centre, Kirkcaldy North Local Services, Beauly Place, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6EX., 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.00, organised by West Fife Ceilidhs (.co.uk), email: Richard@WestFifeCeilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01383 730539. (Tickets £10 on the day or £8 pre-booked). Call in advance to guarantee entry or book online here: https://buynowplus.com/checkout/5b474c633d9b180004fb7c96 - West Fife Ceilidhs was set up by Richard Barriball to promote ceilidh dancing in West Fife. All dances demonstrated and called. Children must be 12 years or over and accompanied by an adult. Bar available. If you can run then you can dance. Beginner's welcome.

Fri 26th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 34 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11pm, £10.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. 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

Fri 26th, Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne, Corn Exchange, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3DS, 7:30pm-11:30pm, £8.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Bett Morrison, email: Kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429 . Great fun charity ceilidh with all dances called or demonstrated by Bett Morrison. All welcome, please reserve tickets in advance if possible with organiser by phone. BYOB & nibbles if required. Charity fundraiser for Choir with India links. Family ticket two adults and 2 children £20.

Sat 27th, Bells McNab's Dance Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!

November 2018

Fri 2nd, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Great Traditional Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. Suitable for Beginners to Experienced Dancers. Licenced Bar, Nice Dance Floor and easy on Street Parking. No need to book tickets ~ just Pay at Door on the Night. All Welcome with free entry for under 12's. Facebook: Canongate Cadjers

Fri 2nd, John Carmichael and his SCD Band, PERTH Bells Sports Centre coaching Hall, Hay Street Perth PH1 5HS, by Black Watch Centre, 7:30pm-10:30pm, £10.00, organised by RSCDs Perth, tel: 0131 225 3854. Friday Night is Ceilidh Night PERTH. As part of the 2018 programme for the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society's Conference weekend, a fun and informal ceilidh is included with caller and live music. Suitable for all ages and abilities, it's a chance to get a taste of some of themost famous Scottish country dances, enjoy the energetic tones of a traditional Ceilidh band, and most of all join in one big party. [Birthday 80th Celebration for John Carmichael.] Great fun evening. Get your tickets in advance or at the door. More detail - ask John Carswell or Bernie Hewitt (Fife). Book on www.rscds.org Under 16s £5.

Sat 3rd, Edinburgh Contra with Scott Hartley and Marit Fält, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace Edinburgh EH10, 7:45pm-10:30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh Contra, email: EdinburghContra@gmail.com. Contra dancing, Ceilidh’s American cousin, is a fun social dance that everyone can enjoy. Danced in long lines of couples, Contra dancing is known for its interesting patterns, great music and friendly atmosphere. We have live music from Scott Hartley and Marit Fält, and Lisa Heywood teaching the dances. All are welcome, family friendly, no partner needed, no experience necessary. 15-minute welcome session for new dancers starts at 7:45pm. Come along and give it a go! £10 on the door, under 12s free. Bring your own drinks. Step-free access and accessible toilets available. Calling will be gender-neutral ‘larks and ravens’ style.

Sat 3rd, tbc, Edinburgh city centre - Mound - Ross Band Stand, Princess St Gardens tbc, 2pm-6pm, entrance free, organised by Mohindra Dhall. Save the Day for Edinburgh's Diwali celebration, Scottish Ceilidh dancing plus variety of other styles including Banghra, Bollywood, perhaps also Highland dancing. Times tbc. About Edinburgh Diwali: Edinburgh Diwali is an initiative by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh to bring Diwali-Festival of Lights, the most famous Indian Festival to Edinburgh so that the mainstream community can Share, Participate and Celebrate the Victory of Good over Evil. Edinburgh Diwali has successfully organized Diwali for last Three Years and is now ambitiously attempting to enhance its Visibility across United Kingdom by making it Second Most Popular Festival after Christmas in Scotland as First Winter Festival of Edinburgh. http://www.edinburghdiwali.co.uk/

Sun 4th, Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne, Kidlaw Farm Barn, near Haddington, East Lothian, 6pm-10pm, £5.00, organised by Bett Morrison, email: kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Ceilidh regulars as invited to join Bett Morrison on the farm for the Fireworks bonfire will be lit at 5pm, followed by perhaps a bite to eat (bowls of Chilli) and then the Ceilidh Dancing in the barn. Please donate £5 towards costs. Please note this is a Sunday evening.

Sat 10th, Pentlands Ceilidh Band with caller Richie B, Kingswood Hotel, Kinghorn Road, Burntisland, KY3 9LL., 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.00, organised by West Fife Ceilidhs (.co.uk), email: Richard@WestFifeCeilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01383 730539. (Tickets £10 on the day or £8 pre-booked). Call in advance to guarantee entry or book online here: https://buynowplus.com/checkout/5b474e023d9b180004fb7c97 - West Fife Ceilidhs was set up by Richard Barriball to promote ceilidh dancing in West Fife. All dances demonstrated and called. Children must be 12 years or over and accompanied by an adult. Bar available. If you can run then you can dance. Beginner's welcome.

Sat 10th, Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne, Corn Exchange, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3DS, 7:30pm-11pm, £15.00, organised by Bett Morrison, email: Kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Great fun charity ceilidh with supper included, tickets must be pre-booked. All dances called by Bett Morrison or demonstrated. Please reserve tickets for payment at the door and call for further details to Bett.

Sat 24th, Canongate Cadjers, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!

Fri 30th, St. Andrews Night Ceilidh. Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Royal British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £10.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Celebrate St. Andrews Night in Traditional Style. Highland Dance Team Demonstration. Live Ceilidh Band and Caller. No need to book (unless large group - phone for info) ~ Buffet Food included in ticket price. Just pay at the door . Everybody welcome.

Fri 30th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Fri 30th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 34 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £20.00 (£17.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal St Andrew's Night celebration in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Buffet & a dram included. All dances can be called so beginners welcome. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

December 2018

Sat 1st, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, Flaming Heather ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Sat 8th, The Occasionals, The Priory Church, South Queensferry, 7.30pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Sheila McCutcheon, email: sheila.mccutcheon@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. A lovely venue, brilliant music for dancing, terrific home baking ! (Ward and Grant's) Please join us for another great night at the Priory. Some dances called and loads of dancers to help you through them all. Please book early as tickets sell out quickly. Home baking and tea at the break but please feel free to BYOB.

Sat 15th, Robert Fish Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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 15th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 34 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £20.00 (£17.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal Christmas celebration in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Buffet & a dram included. All dances can be called so beginners welcome. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

Sat 15th, Edinburgh Contra with Edward Wallace and Tom Oakes, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace Edinburgh EH10, 7:45pm-10:30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh Contra, email: EdinburghContra@gmail.com. Contra dancing, Ceilidh’s American cousin, is a fun social dance that everyone can enjoy. Danced in long lines of couples, Contra dancing is known for its interesting patterns, great music and friendly atmosphere. We have live music from Edward Wallace and Tom Oakes, and Rhodri Davies teaching the dances. All are welcome, family friendly, no partner needed, no experience necessary. 15-minute welcome session for new dancers starts at 7:45pm. Come along and give it a go! £10 on the door, under 12s free. Bring your own drinks. Step-free access and accessible toilets available. Calling will be gender-neutral ‘larks and ravens’ style.

Fri 21st, CHRISTMAS CEILIDH ~ Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.30pm, £10.00, organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Our Annual Christmas Ceilidh with Live Band & Caller. Great fun night for all our regular dancers, office party or family Christmas celebration. Suitable for everybody (age 10+) from beginners to experienced dancers. Licenced Bar. Buffet Food Pincluded in ticket price. This event is always a sell-out so come early as limited to hall capacity with 90 tickets available. N.B Pay at door on night. Facebook: Canongate Cadjers

Sat 29th, Da Hooley ceilidh band, Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello EH15 2BP, 7.30-11pm, £12.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Ros Gasson, email: ceilidhs@ceilidhdanceband.scot. Join us for a fantastic Porty night out. Bring your granny, your neighbour, your friends who can dance, and those who can’t. Drew, our caller will keep folk right with the dances. Tickets available from The Skylark and The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello High Street, and online. More info at ceilidhdanceband.scot/porty-ceilidhs Doors open 7pm Raising money for Porty Timebank

Mon 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 7pm-9.30pm, £15.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Mon 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 10pm-12.30am, £30.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Mon 31st, Da Hooley Ceilidh Band, Assembly Roxy, 20.30-01.00, £25.00, organised by Mojo, email: mopolson@yahoo.co.uk, tel: +447515409985. This will be our 6th Mojo Hogmanay Ceilidh with the wonderful Da Hooley Ceilidh Band. Drew and the guys really know how to get a party started. Security will open the doors at 8.30pm. Over 18s are very welcome. Their is a licensed bar on site, all drinks must be purchased from the bar. Kilts and tartan definitely encouraged. Tickets purchased in advance via Edinburgh Mojo on Eventbrite £25 + booking fee.

Mon 31st, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 34 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 7pm-3am, £59.95, organised by The Pear Tree, email: info@peartreeedinburgh.co.uk, tel: 0131 667 7533. Join us at The Counting House Ballroom for our inaugural Hogmanay celebration. Newly refurbished but steeped in history we promise all our guests an evening to remember.

January 2019

Sat 19th, Da Hooley ceilidh band, Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP, 7.30pm-11.00pm, £12.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Ros Gasson, email: ceilidhs@ceilidhdanceband.scot. Join us for a fantastic Porty night out. Bring your granny, your neighbour, your friends who can dance, and those who can’t. Drew, our caller will keep folk right with the dances. Tickets available from The Skylark and The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello High Street, and online. More info at ceilidhdanceband.scot/porty-ceilidhs Doors open 7pm Raising money for Portobello's Towerbank primary school

Sat 19th, Edinburgh Contra with Edward Wallace and Friends, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace Edinburgh EH10, 7:45pm-10:30pm, £10.00, organised by Edinburgh Contra, email: EdinburghContra@gmail.com. Contra dancing, Ceilidh’s American cousin, is a fun social dance that everyone can enjoy. Danced in long lines of couples, Contra dancing is known for its interesting patterns, great music and friendly atmosphere. We have live music from Edward Wallace and Friends, and Jake Wood teaching the dances. All are welcome, family friendly, no partner needed, no experience necessary. 15-minute welcome session for new dancers starts at 7:45pm. Come along and give it a go! £10 on the door, under 12s free. Bring your own drinks. Step-free access and accessible toilets available. Calling will be gender-neutral ‘larks and ravens’ style.

Thu 24th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 34 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £22.00 (£18.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Buffet & a Famous Grouse included. All dances can be called so beginners welcome. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

Fri 25th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Fri 25th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 34 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £22.00 (£18.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Buffet & a Famous Grouse included. All dances can be called so beginners welcome. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

Sat 26th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, Flaming Heather ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, large handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast-track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK but if you intend to spend time texting, browsing the web etc. please don't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net

Sat 26th, Da Hooley Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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 26th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 34 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £22.00 (£18.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Buffet & a Famous Grouse included. All dances can be called so beginners welcome. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

February 2019

Sat 23rd, The Occasionals, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!

March 2019

Sat 30th, Matthew Maclennan Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!

April 2019

Sat 20th, Da Hooley ceilidh band, Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP, 7.30-11pm, £12.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Ros Gasson, email: ceilidhs@ceilidhdanceband.scot. Join us for a fantastic Porty night out. Bring your granny, your neighbour, your friends who can dance, and those who can’t. Drew, our caller will keep folk right with the dances. Tickets available from The Skylark and The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello High Street, and online. More info at ceilidhdanceband.scot/porty-ceilidhs Doors open 7pm Raising money for the Wash House, Portobello’s community centre

Sat 27th, Portobello Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!

May 2019

Sat 25th, Bella McNab's Dance Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!

June 2019

Sat 22nd, Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.50 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 555 7668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. 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!