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!

February 2017

Wed 22nd, Ceilidh Dance Class - FIRST LESSON FREE, St. Margaret's Parish Church, Abel Place, Touch, Dunfermline, KY11 4JJ, 7:30pm-9pm, £4.50 (£4.50 concession), organised by Richard Barriball, email: rbarriball@gmail.com, tel: 07792854088. Learn how to Ceilidh with this weekly dance class in a spacious church hall in Dunfermline. A great way to exercise and make new friends! Covering the techniques used and how to execute the footwork. Pas de basque, reel, waltz, polka, step hop polka, etc. All the usual ceilidh dances taught. Text "DANCE" with your first and last name to register - 07792 854088. Class run by Richard Barriball who has demonstrated ceilidh and Scottish Country with Edinburgh University.

Sat 25th, Da Hooley, 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!

Sat 25th, The Thunderdog Ceilidh Band, Heriot's Rugby Club, 7pm-Late, £10.00, organised by Cate Staines, email: catestaines@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 07779105845. I am raising money for the UK educational charity Project Trust with whom I am volunteering in India with next September for 12 months. At the ceilidh there will be a raffle, bar and food. All money raised goes to Project Trust. 50 tickets available, please contact me for any more information!

March 2017

Wed 1st, Ceilidh Dance Class - FIRST LESSON FREE, St. Margaret's Parish Church, Abel Place, Touch, Dunfermline, KY11 4JJ, 7:30pm-9pm, £4.50 (£4.50 concession), organised by Richard Barriball, email: rbarriball@gmail.com, tel: 077928 54088. Learn how to Ceilidh with this weekly dance class in a spacious church hall in Dunfermline. A great way to exercise and make new friends! Covering the techniques used and how to execute the footwork. Pas de basque, reel, waltz, polka, step hop polka, etc. All the usual ceilidh dances taught. Text "DANCE" with your first and last name to register - 07792 854088. Class run by Richard Barriball who has demonstrated ceilidh and Scottish Country with Edinburgh University.

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

Wed 8th, Ceilidh Dance Class - FIRST LESSON FREE, St. Margaret's Parish Church, Abel Place, Touch, Dunfermline, KY11 4JJ, 7:30pm-9pm, £4.50 (£4.50 concession), organised by Richard Barriball, email: rbarriball@gmail.com, tel: 077928 54088. Learn how to Ceilidh with this weekly dance class in a spacious church hall in Dunfermline. A great way to exercise and make new friends! Covering the techniques used and how to execute the footwork. Pas de basque, reel, waltz, polka, step hop polka, etc. All the usual ceilidh dances taught. Text "DANCE" with your first and last name to register - 07792 854088. Class run by Richard Barriball who has demonstrated ceilidh and Scottish Country with Edinburgh University.

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