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May 2017

Thu 4th, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, Teviot Debating Hall Teviot Row House Edinburgh EH8 9AJ, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £7.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Mary Gristwood, email: bassrockceilidh@gmail.com, tel: 07956250799. The Big Rock Ceilidh at TradFest! Enjoy a raucous night with the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band toe-tapping traditional tunes played on with electric instruments amongst well-known rock riffs. Full instructions are given for all the dances, so even if you've never been to a ceilidh before, they'll make sure your willows are well and truly stripped! Get your tickets at the Scottish Storytelling Centre; http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest/events/6841/the-big-rock-ceilidh

Fri 5th, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8-11, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

Sat 6th, Freeland Barbour : The Occasionals, Inverleith St Serf's Church Centre, 1a Clark Road, Edinburgh, EH5 3BD, 7pm-10.30pm, £10.00, organised by Donna Flouraud, email: donnaacameron@hotmail.com, tel: 07732 302073. Doors open at 6.45pm. Child tickets - £5 Family tickets - £25 Tickets to be bought in advance of the event. Finger buffet and tea/coffee will be provided.

Sat 13th, Gordon Clark band, Bowling Club, 28 Bog Rd South, Penicuik EH26 9BT , 7:30pm-late, £6.00. Fundraising ceilidh, Ticket price includes food.

Sat 20th, Breton Ceilidh Fest Noz, St Peter's Hall, 14 Lutton Place, Edinburgh EH8 9PE, 7:30pm-11.30pm, £11.00 (£9.00 concession), organised by Suzanne. Breton Ceilidh Fest Noz. Following the Breton Ceilidh in Newcastle attended by a couple of groups from Edinburgh - see videos on Facebook. (under 14s free) BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: 5pm –6.15pm: Breton Dancing workshop. Experience the excitement of a Breton-style ceilidh - no partners or experience required. Take hands in spirals and circles and immerse yourself in a uniquely Breton experience! Google: May 2017 Edinburgh Breton Ceilidh. Facebook: French & Breton Dancing

Thu 25th, !!!PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW CANCELLED!!! Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Cross House, Linlithgow EH49 7AH., 7.30p.m.-10.30p.m., £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Bill Baird, email: ceilidhscotland@gmail.com. Would you like to come to our raucous 'rock' ceilidh at Linlithgow Burgh Halls, where you can twirl your partner, swirl your skirts and have your waistcoats wrestled? Don't worry, we also do 'calm' dances to give you a rest in between. However, you are guaranteed an evening of laughter and high energy. Ceilidh novices need not be afraid! You'll be in safe hands - our experienced dance caller will guide you step by step through the most popular dances and a few more unusual ones too. Music by the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band who intersperse high-energy ceilidh tunes with well-known rock riffs. There will be a bar in the dancing hall. Tickets available from; https://www.ceilidhscotland.org/buy-tickets

Sat 27th, Portobello Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: admin@scotsmusic.org, tel: 01315557668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. Limited phone reservations via number above. 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 2017

Fri 2nd, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8PM-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

Sat 3rd, Ken Gourlay & his Ceilidh Band, Lauriston Hall 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh,EH3 9DJ, 20.00-23.00, £10.00, organised by lee noquet, email: leenoquet@hotmail.co.uk, tel: 01313391680. Come Ceilidh the night away with a live Ken Gourlay & his Ceilidh Band line-up who will walk and talk you through each dance. Kick up your heels, have a laugh, and immerse yourself into the best of Scottish culture. Bar available with soft & alocholic beverages being served. It promises to be a great night out to share with family & friends. TICKETS AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceilidh-tickets-32980369172 Fundraising for with Project Trust. Project Trust has almost 50 years experience of providing Gap Year opportunities for 17-19 year old school leavers. Since 1967, over 7000 Project Trust volunteers have challenged themselves, learnt about the world and discovered how to be a positive force within it… www.facebook.com/MiaInSA Project Trust Company Reg No. 170673 / Registered as a Charity in Scotland No.SCO25668

Fri 9th, Alastair Wood, Edinburgh Academy Senior School, 42 Henderson Row, Edinburgh EH3 5BL, 7pm-midnight, £25.00, organised by Julie Robertson, email: stockbridgereelers@outlook.com. Stockbridge Reelers Summer Ceilidh.... Live Ceilidh Band led by Alastair Wood will be included in this price, as well as a buffet. This is a BYOB event. Order your tickets from Julie by email: stockbridgereelers@outlook.com Our ceilidhs are enjoyed by all ages, levels or fitness and are great fun. You’ll be made very welcome whether you come on your own or with a party. Although a bit of previous knowledge of reeling is helpful, you don’t need to know what to do as we will call the dances and there are lots of friendly members to give you a hand and get everyone up dancing! www.stockbridgereelers.btck.co.uk: www.facebook.com/StockbridgeReelers

Thu 29th, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Cross House, Linlithgow EH49 7AH., 7.30p.m.-10.30p.m., £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Bill Baird, email: ceilidhscotland@gmail.com. Would you like to come to our raucous 'rock' ceilidh at Linlithgow Burgh Halls, where you can twirl your partner, swirl your skirts and have your waistcoats wrestled? Don't worry, we also do 'calm' dances to give you a rest in between. However, you are guaranteed an evening of laughter and high energy. Ceilidh novices need not be afraid! You'll be in safe hands - our experienced dance caller will guide you step by step through the most popular dances and a few more unusual ones too. Music by the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band who intersperse high-energy ceilidh tunes with well-known rock riffs. There will be a bar in the dancing hall. Tickets available from; https://www.ceilidhscotland.org/buy-tickets

July 2017

Sat 1st, Canongate Cadjers, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: admin@scotsmusic.org, tel: 01315557668. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets £9/£7 in advance, £10 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/ceilidhs. Limited phone reservations via number above. 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 7th, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8PM-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

Wed 12th, Ian Muir Sound, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All. Lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year. Alternative venue for wet weather Low Port Centre opposite Tesco; near station. Check this website for confirmation on the night by 6pm. Season tickets available for all 5 nights £26/£20. Full dance programme available months in advance. Further details from our Facebook LinlithgowScotchHop, or website http://www.scotchhop.org.uk/ or email ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com

Wed 19th, Iain MacPhail and his band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year. Season tickets £26/£20; tickets can be purchased at the door in cash.

Wed 26th, The Occasionals, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All. Lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Fabulous music for dancing from the top Scottish dance band and caller Sheila McCutcheon. 28th year.

Fri 28th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, 8pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768 563138. Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at our regular Ceilidh at The Counting House (aka The Peartree), from 8pm. All dances will be called so beginners welcome. Tickets at www.annasach.co.uk/events

August 2017

Wed 2nd, Gordon Patttullo and Friends, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All. Lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year.

Fri 4th, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8PM-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

Fri 4th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Sat 5th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Mon 7th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Tue 8th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Wed 9th, Jim Lindsay Dance Band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. Final evening of the Scotch Hop 28th summer season.

Wed 9th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Thu 10th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Fri 11th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Sat 12th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Mon 14th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Tue 15th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Wed 16th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Thu 17th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Fri 18th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Sat 19th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Mon 21st, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Tue 22nd, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Wed 23rd, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Thu 24th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Fri 25th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Sat 26th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

September 2017

Fri 1st, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

October 2017

Fri 6th, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

Fri 27th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, 8pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768 563138. Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at our regular Ceilidh at The Counting House (aka The Peartree), from 8pm. All dances will be called so beginners welcome. Tickets at www.annasach.co.uk/events

November 2017

Fri 3rd, Canongate Cadjers, The Royal British Legion, 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4DL, 8pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Alex Ross, email: aross@cccb.fsnet.co.uk, tel: 07815 741 699. Start the weekend in Reel Style with the Canongate Cadjers monthly ceilidh. All welcome, all dances called. Join the Ceilidh Meetup regulars for an energetic and friendly evening. No need to book just pay at the door. www.canongateCadjers.com Venue near CanonMills /Broughton Street /Tesco

Sat 11th, John Carmichael's Band, Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road (By LowPort) Linlithgow, 7:30pm-late, £10.00, organised by Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange. All welcome, all dances called by John Carswell of Linlithgow Scotch Hop fame. Great fun evening with Scottish Dancing for all including ceilidh, old time and Scottish Country dances. Price tbc.