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!

July 2016

Fri 1st, The Occasionals, Falkland Community Hall, 8pm-11.30pm, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Falkland Traditional Music Festival, email: falklandtradfest@outlook.com, tel: 01337840450. A real traditional ceilidh as part of Falkland Traditional Music Festival with The Occasionals and festival guests including Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson. Children under 16 are free! We have a raffle and BYOB so come along for some great music and dancing. Parking is in the car park next to the community hall. More details and tickets are available from our website www.falklandtradfest.org.uk See you there!

Sat 2nd, Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org, tel: 0131 346 1405. 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 or contact St Bride's box office on the 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 8th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB, 8.00-11.00, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Monthly Ceilidh Event. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All dances explained (band has Caller). Come along and join in the fun. Great Dance Floor, Modern Club with Licenced Bar, Large Private Car Park. The Edinburgh Masonic Club is located top of Leith Walk (Shrub Place Lane - opposite Magnet Kitchens) L.R Bus Service Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, & 49 (Shrub Place Stop).See our Facebook 'Canongate Cadjers'. Doors open 7.15pm (Dancing 8.00pm-11.00pm) No need to book ~ pay at the door on night.

Sat 9th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 8pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hrs). in aid of Support in Mind charity, raffle Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 No stiletto or high heel shoes please edinburghceilidhs.org

Sun 10th, Piano Music, Murrayfield Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ, 2pm-4:30pm, £7.00, organised by Andrew Nolan, email: info@edinburghScottishDancers.co.uk, tel: 07482 055220. RSCDs (Royal Scottish Country Dance ) Edinburgh Scottish Dancers Summer Sessions support emerging and inspiring teachers by coming along to our new Summer Sessions. Each workshop costs £7 (£5 students) which includes refreshments. For more information www.EdinburghScottishDancers.co.uk This is for experienced RSCDs dancers to support the new teachers and learn more complicated dances. Student dance teachers: Fiona Mackie and Andrew Nolan

Sun 10th, Piano Music, Murrayfield Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ, 2pm-4:30pm, £7.00, organised by Andrew Nolan, email: info@edinburghScottishDancers.co.uk, tel: 07482 055220. RSCDs (Royal Scottish Country Dance ) Edinburgh Scottish Dancers Summer Sessions support emerging and inspiring teachers by coming along to our new Summer Sessions. Each workshop costs £7 (£5 students) which includes refreshments. For more information www.EdinburghScottishDancers.co.uk This is for experienced RSCDs dancers to support the new teachers and learn more complicated dances. Student dance teachers: Fiona Mackie and Andrew Nolan

Wed 13th, Ian Muir Sound SDB, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL, 7:30pm-10:15, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO SCO46165, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com. Unique open air Palace Courtyard, dancing round the fountain. Wonderfully friendly atmosphere with tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price. All welcome, all dances called. First of 5 Wednesday evenings with a different top Scottish Dance Band each evening, great programme of Scottish Dancing For ALL including ceilidh, old time and Country dances, all called or demonstrated. Alternative venue for wet weather is Low Port Centre near the train station. Pay at the door, Season tickets £26/£20 for all 5 evenings. (Groups must book at least 24 hours in advance).

Wed 20th, John Carmichael Scottish Dance Band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL, 7:30pm-10:15pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO SCO46165, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com. Unique open air Palace Courtyard, dancing round the fountain. Wonderfully friendly atmosphere with tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price. All welcome, all dances called. 5 Wednesday evenings with a different top Scottish Dance Band each evening, great programme of Scottish Dancing For ALL including ceilidh, old time and Country dances, all called or demonstrated. Alternative venue for wet weather is Low Port Centre near the train station. Season tickets £26/£20. Pay at the door, (groups must book at least 24 hours in advance).

Wed 27th, Glencraig Scottish Dance Band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL, 7:30pm-10:15pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO SCO46165, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Unique open air Palace Courtyard, dancing round the fountain. Wonderfully friendly atmosphere with tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price. All welcome, all dances called. 5 Wednesday evenings with a different top Scottish Dance Band each evening, great programme of Scottish Dancing For ALL including ceilidh, old time and Country dances, all called or demonstrated. Alternative venue for wet weather is Low Port Centre near the train station. Pay at the door, (groups must book at least 24 hours in advance).

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