News

Sun 18th July, 2010. I've added another ceilidh chart, comparing the number of ceilidhs per month this year to last year. This chart updates dynamically as ceilidhs are added to the diary.

Mon 5th July, 2010. Ceilidh Charts I've added a new ceilidh charts page that shows interesting insights into ceilidhs over the years. I'll be adding more charts very soon, but the first one is up. They all update automatically as time goes on. There's a permanent link to the charts page on the diary page. You can also click on the little chart image to get to it, such as the one on the right.

Fri 18th June, 2010. I found some nice pictures and videos online from a recent Assembly Rooms ceilidh with the Thunderdog Ceilidh Band. Euan & Stefan are looking good in the first video, doing the Dashing White Sergeant as a four ;-) Note: you can view the videos in high definition by clicking on "HD" at the bottom right of the video player.

Fri 18th June, 2010. Whatever happened to the Cutting Edge? The Cutting Edge Band is one of my favourites. I've not heard of them playing at any public ceilidhs since the Caledonian Brewery decided they'd rather store beer than run ceilidhs. However, they have been spotted as recently as Jan 2009, as this YouTube video shows. For me they represent the best of modern, up-to-date ceilidh sound. Have a listen - they really are good! It starts as the familiar traditional Dashing White Sergeant but keep listening as they progressively become more and more samba. Absolutely fantastic to dance to! I just wish they'd be booked for public events. For any ceilidh organisers reading this: please book this band!

Thu 10th June, 2010. Added an RSS feed to the ceilidh diary. Now you can be notified in your newsreader when a new ceilidh is added. You'll need a news feed aggregator but there are so many to choose from these days. Most browsers can display news, or you can use an online reader such as Google Reader or, my personal favourite, FeedDemon.

Sun 6th June, 2010. MikesCommunity 2.0 is now live! Testing was very successful so the old site was retired and replaced by this one on Sunday 6th June 2010. Please send your comments about the new site and your suggestions on what you'd like to see here, etc., to Mike by clicking on contact above.

Upcoming Ceilidhs

The following ceilidhs are coming up in the next few weeks. Have a look at the diary to see all future events. And remember, anyone can submit ceilidhs to the diary!

December 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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