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April 2019

Fri 5th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book ~ PAY AT THE DOOR. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar.

Fri 5th, The Big Shoogle, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 7.30-10.30, £15.00, organised by Alice Paterson (on behalf of Hospices of Hope), email: events@hospicesofhope.co.uk, tel: 01959 525110. Back after popular demand, this ceilidh is raising money for the charity Hospices of Hope. The Big Shoogle are the "rockiest" ceilidh band - you won't be disappointed. The dances will be called. There is NO cash bar, it is BYOB (and there are shops nearby on West Port and Tollcross). If there is a group of you I can reserve a table at the side of the room. Nibbles provided. There will be a raffle with some fabulous prizes. If there is still availability, it will be possible to buy tickets with cash on the door but to avoid disappointment, book online in advance. Tickets may be purchased via https://www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/Event/spring-fling-ceilidh and further details may be found via the facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/372376703577597 I hope you can join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening.

Sat 13th, Edinburgh Contra, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10, 8pm-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 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, 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 and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc., we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude.

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

Fri 26th, tbc, Stockbridge Lifecare Centre, Cheynes Road,, tbc-tbc, £10.00, organised by Sara. Charity ceilidh Awaiting further details and confirmation on ticket price.

Fri 26th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 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's regular Ceilidh at The Counting House. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

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!

Sat 27th, Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band, King's Hall, 7pm-midnight, £12.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. An evening of twirling dancing, soaring music and hearty companionship, with The Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band. With room for 180 dancers, our ceilidh has over three hours of dances and calling by our band. Full licensed bar with organic and fruit wines, real ales and local lagers, ethical juices, mulled cider, ten single malts, and a fundraising raffle... We can't wait to welcome you back to the lovely King's Hall of Newington. The venue is fully accessible and family friendly. Book your tickets now and see you there! www.ceilidhcollective.org

Sat 27th, The Northern Streams Ceilidh Band, Upper Hall, The Pleasance Student Union, 7.30pm-11.00pm, £12.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch, email: eltmsa@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 0795 191 8366. Northern Streams Festival Ceilidh with a preceding first half 45 minute concert from Kata (5 Singers from the Faroe Islands using mesmerising harmonies to perform old songs based on folk stories and myths) then followed by 2 or so hours of The Northern Streams Ceilidh Band (Scotland/Norway/Sweden). Created from our Festival guest musicians, the Northern Streams Ceilidh Band, will be giving you the opportunity to try out Scottish and Nordic dances - which will be called/demonstrated - during the extended second half of our concert or you can just sit and listen to the great sounds! Plus there will be one or two performances to let you catch your breath! More details at www.northernstreams.org including the rest of the Festival programme taking place 26-28 April at the Pleasance with concerts, workshops (including dance ones) and sessions. The venue is fully accessible with café/bar on hand.

May 2019

Fri 3rd, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book ~ PAY AT THE DOOR. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar.

Sat 4th, Robert Fish Band, French Institute, West Parliament Square (Royal Mile/Bridges by St Giles) EH1 1RN, 8pm-11pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by French Institute, email: info@ifecosse.org.uk, tel: 0131 285 6030 . Calta Ceilidh festuring Scottish & Breton dancing in conjunction with Scotland’s Tradfest (26 April - 6 May 2019), the Robert Fish Band is putting on a Scottish-Breton Ceilidh at the Institut français d’Ecosse. With deep ties to Scotland’s traditional music scene and after having taken part in a cultural exchange with a Breton organisation in Finisterre for many years, the Robert Fish Band is putting on a Celta Ceilidh featuring Scottish and Breton dancing. For beginners and experts alike, this night of Breton and Scottish traditional dance will get your heels moving and your hearts racing. And for a twist appropriate to the Institut français d’Ecosse, the band even can call Scottish dances in French!

Sat 4th, Robert Fish Band, Institut Francais d'Ecosse, 8pm-11pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by stan reeves, email: stan.reeves1950@gmail.com, tel: 07730268001. In conjunction with Scotland’s Tradfest, the Robert Fish Band is putting on a Scots-Breton Ceilidh at the Institut français d’Ecosse. Scots dances plus, Gavotte, Bouree, An dro,Chapeloise etc.

Sun 5th, Williamson brothers and friends, st.Peter's church,14 Lutton place,EH8 9PE, 6pm-11pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by THeresa Mazak, email: theresamazak@gmail.com, tel: 07727176967. Beloved community, we are excited to announce our Ceilidh in May! It's been a busy year so far for XR Edinburgh, the Burns Day action in January, Rig Rebellion in March and coming up in April, International Rebellion week. We're not messing around, and we need your help to continue this important mission. We need funds, and this is where you come in! Our Fundraising Ceilidh is your chance to help support XR, and have a tonne of fun doing it! All the raised money will help XR Edinburgh with - Expenses for equipment and supplies - Future actions You can look forward to a night of great live music, dancing, fun and rad company! There'll be a raffle, delicious snacks, a bar and stalls with cool arty stuff to buy. Bring instruments if you would like to join a jam when the band has a break. Join us for a right good knees-up, and help this movement to grow. That feeling when your dancin' helps mamma Earth, oh yeah. Tickets (£8 advance, £10 on the door, £12 if you want to give an additional donation): https://www.seetickets.com/event/extinction-rebellion-fundraising-ceilidh/st-peter-s/1332091

Sat 11th, Edinburgh Contra, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10, 8pm-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 Grace and Sam, 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 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

Fri 7th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book ~ PAY AT THE DOOR. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar.

Sat 8th, The Occasionals, Nelson Hall (Scout), Marina, South Queensferry, 7.30pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Sheila McCutcheon, email: sheila.mccutcheon@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. Summer Ceilidh with the fabulous Occasionals in a beautiful setting with spectacular views of the three bridges. Water and juice is provided throughout the evening along with home baking and a cuppa at the break. BYOB Tickets are £10, 12-16 year olds £5 and under 12's are free. All welcome. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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!

Sat 22nd, Edinburgh Contra, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10, 8pm-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 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.

July 2019

Fri 5th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book ~ PAY AT THE DOOR. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar.

Sat 13th, Edinburgh Contra, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10, 8pm-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 Everest Witman and Kathleen Fownes of the US band Nova, 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.

Wed 17th, Scott Band's Scottish Dance Band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-10pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. Linlithgow Scotch Hop, Scottish dancing for all. Lively friendly and fun. Great Scottish Dance Bands - unique setting in this historic palace courtyard dancing round the fountain. Five Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm, tickets for cash at the door include tea and shortbread at the interval. Under 12 years of age FREE. Alternative venue for bad weather - Low Port Centre by Linlithgow Station. Season ticket for all 5 Wednesdays to 14th August: Adults £32, Concession £25. See facebook for photos: https://www.facebook.com/events/579570335821097/ Dance in the Palace...

Wed 24th, Ian Muir Sound, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL, 7:30pm-10pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. Linlithgow Scotch Hop, Scottish dancing for all. Lively friendly and fun. Great Scottish Dance Bands - unique setting in this historic palace courtyard dancing round the fountain. Five Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm, tickets for cash at the door include tea and shortbread at the interval. Under 12 years of age FREE. Alternative venue for bad weather - Low Port Centre by Linlithgow Station. Season ticket for all 5 Wednesdays to 14th August: Adults £32, Concession £25. See facebook for photos: https://www.facebook.com/events/328677571320914/ Dance in the Palace

Fri 26th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 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's regular Ceilidh at The Counting House. Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

Wed 31st, Colin Dewar Scottish Dance Band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL, 7:30pm-10pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. Linlithgow Scotch Hop, Scottish dancing for all. Lively friendly and fun. Great Scottish Dance Bands - unique setting in this historic palace courtyard dancing round the fountain. Five Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm, tickets for cash at the door include tea and shortbread at the interval. Under 12 years of age FREE. Alternative venue for bad weather - Low Port Centre by Linlithgow Station. See facebook for photos https://www.facebook.com/events/239873856903027/ Dance in the Palace

August 2019

Fri 2nd, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar. FACEBOOK INFO: Canongate Cadjers

Fri 2nd, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Sat 3rd, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Mon 5th, Flamaing Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Tue 6th, Paddy Bar ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Wed 7th, Ian Smith and Band (from Tiree), Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL, 7:30pm-10, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. Linlithgow Scotch Hop, Scottish dancing for all. Lively friendly and fun. Great Scottish Dance Bands - unique setting in this historic palace courtyard dancing round the fountain. Five Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm, tickets for cash at the door include tea and shortbread at the interval. Under 12 years of age FREE. See Facebook for photos https://www.facebook.com/events/349403155645809/ Alternative venue for bad weather - Low Port Centre by Linlithgow Station. Dance in the Palace

Wed 7th, Borders ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Thu 8th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Fri 9th, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Sat 10th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Mon 12th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Tue 13th, Paddy Bar ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Wed 14th, Adin Graham Scottish Dance Band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL, 7:30pm-10, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. Linlithgow Scotch Hop, Scottish dancing for all. Lively friendly and fun. Great Scottish Dance Bands - unique setting in this historic palace courtyard dancing round the fountain. Last of the season of 5 Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm, tickets for cash at the door include tea and shortbread at the interval. Under 12 years of age FREE. See facebook for photos: https://www.facebook.com/events/1838912682885146/ Alternative venue for bad weather - Low Port Centre by Linlithgow Station. Dance in the Palace

Wed 14th, Borders ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Thu 15th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Fri 16th, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Sat 17th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Mon 19th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Tue 20th, Paddy Bar ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Wed 21st, Borders ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Thu 22nd, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Fri 23rd, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Sat 24th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

September 2019

Fri 6th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book ~ PAY AT THE DOOR. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar. FACEBBOK INFO: Canongate Cadjers

Sat 28th, 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!

October 2019

Fri 4th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book ~ PAY AT THE DOOR. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar. FACEBOOK: Canongate Cadjers

Sat 12th, 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 and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc., we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude.

Sat 26th, TBC, 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!

Thu 31st, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 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's regular Ceilidh at The Counting House. Fancy dress welcome! Tickets available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

November 2019

Fri 1st, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL., 8.00pm-11.00pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. No need to book ~PAY AT THE DOOR. 14yrs and under free entry. Licenced Bar. FACEBOOK: Canongate Cadjers

Sat 9th, 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 and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc., we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude.

Fri 22nd, 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, Willie Fraser ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Sat 23rd, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, HLI ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Sat 23rd, TBC, 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 30th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, Flaming Heather ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. No drink or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we'd prefer you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs 0131 339 5374 (24 hours)

Sat 30th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £20.00 (£17.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Come and dance to Annasach's St Andrews Night Ceilidh at The Counting House. Tickets price includes stovies and a dram of The Famous Grouse and are available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

December 2019

Sat 14th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £20.00 (£17.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Come and dance to Annasach's Christmas Ceilidh at The Counting House. Tickets price includes stovies and a dram of The Famous Grouse and are available from https://www.annasach.co.uk/events

Sat 14th, 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!

Fri 20th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band with Caller, Christmas Ceilidh. British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney Street, Edin. EH7 4EL, 8.00pm-11.30pm, £12.00, organised by cadjers music factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 087815 741699. Annual Christmas Ceilidh. Entry by Ticket Only. Dance & Buffet £12.00 Phone or email to reserve tickets. Licenced Bar. FACEBOOK INFO: Canongate Cadjers

Tue 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 7pm-9.30pm, £20.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, Willie Fraser ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Tue 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, 10pm-00.30am, £30.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374. with caller Ken Gourlay, Willie Fraser ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Tue 31st, HotScotch Ceilidh Band, Assembly Roxy (Roxburgh Place EH8 9SU), 8:30pm-1am, £28.90, organised by Donald MacLennan and Patrick Steuart. HOGMANAY CEILIDH, YE DANCER! Edinburgh’s best Hogmanay ceilidh: enthusiastic, relentless traditional dancing with HotScotch Ceilidh Band. A lively event with a strong core of experienced ceilidh dancers ready to keep the newbies right and a seriously competent, enthusiastic, fast-paced band. Doors open 8:30pm. Dancing from 9pm. Licensed Bar. No smartphone restrictions! Tickets: £28.90 online (including fees) from Eventbrite and Assembly Festival. No refunds. https://www.facebook.com/events/258911095013842/ @LaldieCeilidh https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hogmanay-ceilidh-ye-dancer-tickets-59266256970

January 2020

Fri 24th, 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, Willie Fraser ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend spending any time texting, browsing the web etc. we'd rather you didn't come. Musicians find this very rude. edinburghceilidhs.net facebook.com/edinburghceilidhs

Sat 25th, TBC, 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!