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 2017

Wed 26th, The Occasionals, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All. Lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Fabulous music for dancing from the top Scottish dance band and caller Sheila McCutcheon. 28th year.

Fri 28th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, 8pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768 563138. Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at our regular Ceilidh at The Counting House (aka The Peartree), from 8pm. All dances will be called so beginners welcome. Tickets at www.annasach.co.uk/events

Sat 29th, Ceilidh Caleerie, The Royal Over-Seas League, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 7.30pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Marianne Stevenson, email: marianne.stevenson@mwhglobal.com, tel: 07711172481. One-off charity Ceilidh to raise money for WaterAid, to help fund their projects in Nicaragua. There is a cash bar at the central venue, and there will be a raffle with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Come along and dance to some great music whether it's your first Ceilidh or not it will be great. Give me a call or email to reserve a ticket, or show up and hopefully get a ticket on the night; all tickets to be paid in cash on the night (£10 adults, £7 children). Hope to see you there!

August 2017

Wed 2nd, Gordon Patttullo and Friends, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All. Lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year.

Fri 4th, 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

Fri 4th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Sat 5th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Mon 7th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Tue 8th, Borders/Flaming Heather/HLI/Paddy Bar/Scott Leslie/Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 01313395374. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.net No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Wed 9th, Jim Lindsay Dance Band, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. Final evening of the Scotch Hop 28th summer season.

More in the diary...