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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, SOLD OUT - 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. - SOLD OUT

Sat 8th, Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band, Edinburgh Ukrainian Club, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, 6pm-Late, £12.00, organised by Scottish-Finnish Society, email: sihteeri@scottish-finnish-society.org.uk. Join us for a special ceilidh to celebrate Finnish Independence Day! Absolutely all welcome - you don't have to be Finnish or Scottish, or a member! Children welcome too (free entry under the age of 15, though a ticket must still be obtained). Doors from 6pm and dancing will start at around 7pm. Music and caller provided by Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band. Bar at the venue (takes cash and card), and the event will include a raffle and whisky roll. Welcome drink included in the price. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/scottish-finnish-society-12137611673

Sun 9th, Edinburgh Uni Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 11am-3pm, entrance free, organised by Brooke Williams, email:  brooke@triventurefilms.com. Experienced ceilidh dancers required please as filming extras. Ceilidh scene for a Christmas TV film. Movie about a New York sales manager, who is sent to the remote Scottish Highlands at Christmas to acquire a limited edition perfume from a dashing Earl preparing for his annual ball and falls in love instead. Here is a link to our last trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS89ElC-ehE&t=37s Extras to dance in the scene with lead talent (including Dan Jeannotte, Nicholas Farrell and Geraldine Somerville). It would involve being filmed dancing to music and then some times without music to record dialogue. It should be a lot of fun. Please email Brooke Williams in advance or let Sue A know if you can join us, thank you. Tartan outfits, 11am please.

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.

Thu 20th, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, Stramash, Cowgate, Edinburgh, 21.30-23.30, entrance free, organised by Steven Cosan. Start your Christmas weekend early with a 'Rock-Ceilidh' from the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band in beautiful venue, Stramash. We mix traditional ceilidh tunes with well-known rock riffs, all played on electric instruments. Full instructions given for all dances using fun-filled banter. Free Entry. Licenced Bar. See you there!

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

Fri 28th, Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne, Kidlaw Farm Barn, near Haddington, East Lothian, 7pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Bett Morrison, email: Kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Bett Morrison's farm ceilidh in the barn with possible left over chilli / turkey curry at the interval. Entry by donation.

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

Sat 29th, The Occaisionals with Sheila McCutcheon Expertly Calling, The Grange Cricket Club, Portgower Place, Stockbridge., 7.30-11.30, £10.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Ian Mclean, email: ijmclean@hotmail.com, tel: 01313320153. Stockbridge Colonies Ceilidh. Community Ceilidh in a lovely venue overlooking Inverleith Park with a great band and a wonderful caller. Children aged 5 and Under free. Concession for a child aged 6-16.

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.

Mon 31st, Calum Marwick and Eric Wood, St.Michael's Church Hall, 21A Dalrymple Loan, Musselburgh, EH21 7DH, 8pm-Midnight, £12.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Ian Wood, email: aiwood@sky.com. 19th year of this popular, local, family event in Musselburgh. Child concessions £6 under 5s free. Please bring your own drinks, nibbles and supper. Parking available at the rear of the hall, through the front gates. Advance bookings by email essential.

Mon 31st, Canongate Cadjers, Church Hall, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9PE, 9pm-1am, £25.00 (£25.00 concession), organised by Sue Anderson, email: Sue@DIYScotland.co.uk. Ceilidh Regulars Private Hogmanay Ceilidh, Entry by ticket only. Booking essential, doors open 8:30pm, dancing 9pm until 1am. Soft drinks and nibbles provided, BYOB. Join the ceilidh regulars for the 17th annual Hogmanay Ceilidh. Tickets £25 in advance. Bookings M: 0771 593 2176, tickets for cash at Ceilidhs (Cadjers 21st) . Bookings and tickets for cash at ceilidhs. On-line payments via PayPal to Ceilidh Meetup including administration fee £28.00

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!