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.
Tue 13th, The Big Shoogle, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com
Sun 18th, Edinburgh University Folk Society Ceilidh Band, St Peter's Church Hall, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE, 1600-1800, £5.00, organised by Ruth Salter, email: email@example.com. This ceilidh is the farewell event for the first Scottish Universities Folk Festival. Open to everyone, there's no need to have attended other festival events! Come cheer up a Sunday afternoon with some Strip the Willow and Dashing White Sergeants. Tickets can be bought on the door. Up-to-date information can be found on the Facebook event, https://www.facebook.com/events/781530715303597/. Full details of the SUFF weekend of folk music and song can be found on the website, http://www.fuzzyhaggis.org.uk/eufolksoc_wp/suff/.
Tue 20th, The Full Scottish, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com
Sat 24th, Ceilidh Caleerie, St Brides, 7:45pm-late, £10.00, organised by Sustrans: Nicola McNeill, email: email@example.com. Ceilidh to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sustrans’ National Cycle Network. Doors open 7.30, dancing 8-11.30pm. Tickets £10 book early to avoid disappointment - online at http://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/ceilidh-edinburgh or by phone from St. Bride’s, 0131 346 1405. If there are any left they will sell early at the door. Great raffle prizes. Great live music from the Scots Music Group community band: Ceilidh Caleerie; all welcome, dances called by Christine McIntosh. For more information contact, Nicola McNeill, Nicola@longniddry.net To find out more about the National Cycle Network in Scotland, see http://www.sustrans.org.uk/scotland/national-cycle-network.
Tue 27th, Heeliegoleerie, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com
Fri 30th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 8pm-late, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: email@example.com, tel: 07768563138. Halloween Ceilidh! Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at our regular Ceilidh at The Counting House. All dances will be called so beginners welcome :) Tickets can be purchased on our website or at the door. For group bookings of 10 or more please email us to get a quote/discount. Fancy dress welcome and there will be a prize for best costume. Visit www.annasach.co.uk, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for further information and updates!
Sat 31st, Canongate Cadjers, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £9.00 (£7.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: firstname.lastname@example.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! (Please note change of band).
Tue 3rd, John Carmichael ceilidh band, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: email@example.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com
Fri 6th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Steet, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £6.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07815 741699. Great Venue for Dancing, Music by Edinburgh's own Cadjers Band with Caller. All the usual popular Ceilidh Dance's (and also specific requests - so if you want to dance it, we will play it!) Suitable for Everybody from Beginner to Experienced Dancers. Why not bring the whole family along for a fun night out! * NEW FAMILY TICKET only £12.00 ~ (admits 2 ADULTS & 2 UNDER 16's). No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.
Sat 7th, The Robert Fish Band, St Brides Centre, 10 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ, 8pm-Midnight, £10.00, organised by Ceilidh in Aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust, email: email@example.com. Around seven young people between the ages of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word 'cancer'. The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to making this happen. As well as the ceilidh we'll be holding a fund raising raffle with a range of excellent prizes. Doors at 7.30pm dancing from 8pm. All proceeds from the evening go to The Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets only available online at: www.goldengiving.com/event/tctceilidh Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ceilidh-in-Aid-of-The-Teenage-Cancer-Trust/1597222423894524?pnref=story