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. 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.
Fri 14th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Fri 21st, The Occasionals, Nelson (Scout ) Hall, Port Edgar, South Queensferry, 7.30-11pm, £9.00, organised by Sheila McCutcheon, email: email@example.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. We're back at the Marina for another fabulous evening of dance with Freeland Barbour and Kevin McLeod. More home baking from Betty and Grant ! at the break with a cuppa. Please feel free to BYOB although water and juice will be available throughout the evening. Our last few ceilidhs have sold out so please buy your tickets early. Children under 12 go free. If you require more information please contact me via email or the number above.
Fri 28th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-late, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07768563138. Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at their regular ceilidh in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. The Halloween ceilidh will kick off at 8pm and their dance caller, Tricia, will be there as usual to explain the dances so all beginners welcome :) Fancy dress is welcomed (but not compulsory) and there will be a prize for best costume! Tickets can be purchased on their website or at the door. For group bookings of 10 or more please email to get a quote/discount. Visit www.annasach.co.uk, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for further information and updates!