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January 2019

Fri 18th, The Canongate Cadjers, Royal British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney St, Canonmills, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8pm-11pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: CadjersBand@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Monthly Friday ceilidh (usually first Friday of the month). No need to book, just pay at the door. 14 years and under free. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regular dancers to start the weekend with a good reel.

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.

Sat 19th, AdinGraham Band, Maryhill Community Central Halls, 292-316 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 7YE, 8pm-late, £12.00 (£12.00 concession), organised by Celtic Connections & RSCDs Dance Scottish, tel: 0141 353 8000. with caller John Carswell of Linlithgow Scotch Hop fame. Lively, friendly and fun. All welcome, all dances called or demonstrated. Great evening for joining in, come along to experience what fun it is to join in on the dance floor. Brilliant enjoyable range of dances to suit all. Advance purchase recommended: Tickets: https://www.celticconnections.com/events/Pages/event.aspx?event=1/celtic-connections-ceilidh-dances-rscds-ceilidh-with-adin-graham-band

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

Fri 1st, The Canongate Cadjers, Royal British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney St, Canonmills, Edinburgh EH7 4EL, 8pm-11pm, £9.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: CadjersBand@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Monthly Friday ceilidh (usually first Friday of the month). No need to book, just pay at the door. 14 years and under free. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regular dancers for a good reel to start the weekend.

Sun 3rd, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, Whitburn Juniors Football Club, 7.00pm-9.30pm, £5.00, organised by David, email: david@whitburncdt.org.uk, tel: 01501 748708 . 'Rock-ceilidh' organised by Whitburn Community Development Trust with full instructions given for all dances using fun-filled banter. Family-friendly ceilidh suitable for all ages. Food will be provided and we will be joined by the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band. Tickets can be purchased from david@whitburncdt.org.uk, call 01501 748708 or pop in to the office at 61 West Main Street Whitburn. Limited Tickets available. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat 9th, Sam and Grace; Jo Veal and Andrew Swaine, Columcille Hall, Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10, 7:15pm-11pm, £20.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Edinburgh Contra and EdinBal, email: EdinburghContra@gmail.com. Edinburgh Contra and EdinBal present an evening of contra and Balfolk dancing! 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. Balfolk brings social and couple dances from around Europe together in a mixed programme. We have live music from Grace and Sam for the contra, with Jo Veal and Andrew Swaine for the Bal. All dances will be taught. All are welcome, family friendly, no partner needed, no experience necessary! £10-20 pay-what-you-can on the door, under 12s free. Bring your own drinks and a snack to share in the break. Step-free access and accessible toilets available. Calling will be gender-neutral ‘larks and ravens’ style.

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

Fri 1st, Pont Five and Monkey Box, The Jam House, 7pm-12.30am, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by IVFDF 2019, email: ivfdfedinburgh2019@gmail.com. Scottish Ceilidh followed by an English Ceilidh, as part of IVFDF 2019, the UK's longest running folk dance festival. Back in Edinburgh for 2019, for a weekend packed with ceilidh dances, workshops and other events. More information on http://ivfdf2019.org.uk/

Fri 1st, Canongate Cadjers Band with Caller, British Legion Hall, 33 Rodney St. 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 2nd, An Conasg and Hekety, South Hall, 7pm-midnight, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by IVFDF 2019, email: ivfdfedinburgh2019@gmail.com. Scottish Ceilidh followed by an English Ceilidh, as part of IVFDF 2019, the UK's longest running folk dance festival. Back in Edinburgh for 2019, for a weekend packed with ceilidh dances, workshops and other events. More information on http://ivfdf2019.org.uk/

Sun 3rd, Scratch Band, Southside Community Centre, 2pm-5pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by IVFDF 2019, email: ivfdfedinburgh2019@gmail.com. Survivor's Ceilidh : Scottish, English and American ceilidhs led by a scratch band, as part of IVFDF 2019, the UK's longest running folk dance festival. Back in Edinburgh for 2019, for a weekend packed with ceilidh dances, workshops and other events. More information on http://ivfdf2019.org.uk/

Fri 8th, Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne with caller Bett Morrison, Knox Academy School Hall, Haddington, East Lothian, 7:30pm-late, £8.00, organised by Bett Morrison, email: kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Charity Ceilidh, all welcome, all dances called. [In local school hall as Corn Exchange closed for 9 months for refurbishment]

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

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 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 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

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 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 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, tbc, 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. Dance in the Palace...

Wed 24th, tbc, 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. Dance in the Palace

Wed 31st, tbc, 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. 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, tbc, 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. 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

Wed 14th, tbc, 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. Alternative venue for bad weather - Low Port Centre by Linlithgow Station. Dance in the Palace

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

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

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

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

December 2019

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

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