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September 2015

Fri 4th, CDs, Chalmers Hall, Linlithgow Bridge, EH49 7PW, 7:30pm-9:30pm, entrance free, organised by Norma Macleod, email: Norma.MacLeod9@gmail.com, tel: 0758 863 6419. Linlithgow Scottish Country Dance Club, OPEN - Opening Night. Meets weekly with live music once a month. Social dancing club to enjoy ourselves while learning new dances and making more friends. Other quotes from their website include: Linlithgow is a warm friendly place where strangers are welcomed. Further details www.LinlithgowSCDC.org There may be a small charge towards the hire of the hall. With many thanks to so many on the committee who continue to help and support the Linlithgow Scotch Hop each year which is much appreciated.

Tue 8th, The Jimi Shandrix Experience, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Fri 11th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £6.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. N.B (Date is correct - usual 1st Friday unavailable) 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 12th, tbc, Scotland, 7pm-late, £10.00, organised by Lorraine Kelly, email: mari.slavin@stv.tv . On 11th-12th September 2015 Lorraine Kelly will be taking to the road to fundraise for children affected by poverty. Following her “Shimmy Across Scotland”, which raised £100,000 last year, she’s putting her dancing shoes back on. Joined by her friend Maxine Jones, the ladies will be getting us all moving with a 24-hour ceilidh to raise as much money as possible for The STV Children's Appeal. From Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September, Lorraine will travel across Scotland to join as many fundraising ceilidhs as possible https://www.justgiving.com/KellysCeilidh2015 . PERHAPS Lorraine will join all the regulars at the Friday Night ceilidh in Portobello Town Hall too?

Sat 12th, Scottish Television with Lorraine Kelly in a kilt, Ross Bandstand, Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh, 2pm-4pm, entrance free, organised by Lorraine Kelly, STV Appeal, email: RSCDs Edinburgh. FREE CEILIDH DANCING - FUN FOR EVERYONE. Get Ready to Ceilidh: Dance Scottish Dance for fun fitness and friendship. www.rscdsEdinburgh.org In support of Lorraine Kelly's STV Children's Appeal 24 hour ceilidh challenge. ( Further details from Mari.Slavin@STV.tv Kelly’s Kaper - http:​//www.​stv.​tv/appeal/latest-news/articles​/1322049-lorraine-kelly-dons-h​er-kilt-for-24-hour-ceilidh-ch​allenge/ ) On the Friday there will also be a Bottle of Malt, nearest coin wins in challenge at the Portobello Town Hall Ceilidh on Friday night, organised by Alex Ross of Canongate Cadjers who will be playing for their regular monthly ceilidh on Friday. Lorraine Kelly will be taking to the dance floor in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal this September, as she dons her kilt for a 24 hour ceilidh extravaganza. From the Gay Gordons and Strip the Willow to the Pride of Erin Waltz, Lorraine will be getting Scotland moving with 24 hours of ceilidh dancing. Working alongside the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), Lorraine will be encouraging groups not only in Scotland, but also internationally, to host their own ceilidh events on the 11th-12th September to help Scotland’s young people. http://www.stv.tv/appeal/latest-news/articles/1322049-lorraine-kelly-dons-her-kilt-for-24-hour-ceilidh-challenge/

Sat 12th, tbc Cockleroy?, Masonic Hall, Linlithgow, 11:30am-1.30pm, £5.00 (concession free), organised by Seonaid Scott. STEP WE CEILIDH On We Go! Ever wanted to go to a Ceilidh, but didn't know the dances? Experienced teacher Seonaid Scott will show you have in this easy to follow workshop. No experience necessary. Learn the dances today and put them into practice at the Outdoor Ceilidh tomorrow. Children Free. Adults £5 on the door. Part of Linlithgow Folk Festival from 9th to 13th September , further details www.linlithgowFolk.com.

Sun 13th, Cockleroy, The Vennel, Linlithgow by the loch, 2;30pm-4>30pm, entrance free, organised by Linlithgow Folk Festival: Seonaid Scott. FREE open air Family Ceilidh. One of the most popular events for families and passers-by Dancing on concrete slabs, so bring comfy shoes. Refreshments available. In the event of rain, this event will take place in the Guide Hall on Dogwell Wynd, right opposite the Vennel, Linlithgow Town Centre. Part of Linlithgow Folk Festival from 9th to 13th September , further details www.linlithgowFolk.com.

Tue 15th, Heeliegoleerie, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Sat 19th, Thunderdog Ceilidh Band, Edinburgh Steiner School (60 Spylaw Road EH10 5BR), 7.30-1am, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. Our season kicks off with an exciting new collaboration - a Polish-Scottish Ceilidh with support from OJCZYZNA (The Polish Dance Ensemble) and DAVNO (Polish, Russian & Ukrainian songs). Learn/practise/observe some Polish dances as well as all the traditional Scottish burls and reels. With over three and half hours of dancing. We'll have our regular bar with local beers, organic wines, single malts, juices and our infamous Raffle (with exciting new prizes from Edinburgh and Poland). Tickets and info online (http://www.ceilidhcollective.org) or from The New Leaf Co-op (Argyle Place) (no booking fee!)

Tue 22nd, Pentlands Ceilidh Band, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Fri 25th, Flaming Heather, Lauriston Hall, 6.30pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hrs). Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Piper. No stiletto or high heel shoes please.

Sat 26th, The Matthew Maclennan Ceilidh 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!

Sat 26th, Family Ceilidh with Stan Reeves and the Minnow Band, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR, 2pm-4pm, £6.00 (£4.00 concession), organised by Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, email: reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com, tel: 0131 556 9579. A fun introduction to sociable dancing in the light and airy Storytelling Court! Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances. All the dances will be called and there will be easier circles for the littler ones. Tickets available to book online at www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk or by phone on 0131 556 9579.

Sat 26th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Dunbar Traditional Music Festival (venue Hallhill), 7.30-12.00, £10.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Dunbar Traditional Music Festival, email: (web address) www.dunbarmusicfestival.co.uk. 'Fish Supper' Ceilidh featuring the Cadjers Band (with Caller). Great full-on Ceilidh suitable for all ages at the Hallhill venue, Dunbar. Ticket Price 'includes' a Fish Supper! check D.T.M.F web site for more information.

Tue 29th, Melbourne Scottish Fiddlers, Summerhall, 8-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

October 2015

Fri 2nd, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £6.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, 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 3rd, Ceilidh Caleerie, St Brides, 7:30pm-late, £10.00. Keep the date free: All other details still to be confirmed. Fundraiser for Samaritans. With great live music from the Scots Music Group Orchestra Ceilidh Caleerie; all welcome, all dances called by Chris McIntosh.

Sat 3rd, Ceilidh Caleerie, St. Bride's Centre, Dalry, 7.30-Midnight, £10.00 (£10.00 concession), organised by Caroline Gillespie, email: admin@edinburghsamaritans.org, tel: 0131 346 1405. Fundraising Ceilidh in aid of Samaritans of Edinburgh & Lothians Ceilidh in aid of Samaritans of Edinburgh & Lothains, with Ceilidh Caleerie Band Saturday 3rd October 7.30pm till midnight Tickets £10 available from admin@edinburghsamaritans.org or the St. Brides Centre 0131 346 1405 Charity Registration SC0068778

Tue 6th, HotScotch Ceilidh Band, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Fri 9th, Flaming Heather, Lauriston Hall, 8pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hrs). with caller Ken Gourlay & piper Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 No stiletto or high heel shoes please

Sat 10th, The Occasionals, Queens Hall, 7:30pm-late, £16.50, organised by Freeland Barbour. 'Ceilidh at The Queens Hall celebrating Freeland Barbour's Book Launch for "The Music And The Land." Join Freeland Barbour, well-known to all in Scottish music circles as accordionist, band leader, record and radio producer, and composer, for a night of music and a ceilidh in celebration of the publication of The Music And The Land - The music of Freeland Barbour (Birlinn). In concert with a roster of special guests from the world of traditional music Freeland will explore his life in music - a journey of words, photography and melody through the lands that have inspired his composition. Travel with him through his legacy of musical influences and experiences with Silly Wizard, The Wallochmor Ceilidh Band, The Ghillies and The Occasionals - a wonderful tribute to Scotland's landscape and traditions. With special guests: Billy Kay (Compere), Gary West, Simon Thoumire, The Occasionals (Mairi Campbell, Kevin Macleod, Gus Millar, Alison Smith and Jane Gardner). Other guests will be announced shortly: see www.freelandbarbour.co.uk. Book Title: The Music and the Land: Celebrating the music of Freeland Barbour:. Ceilidh with brilliant music as always from The Occasionals. Booking fees for Queens Hall £1.50/£2, ticket price £15. Delighted to welcome 'extra' Occasionals Alison Smith and Neil MacMillan for the night. Other guests involved are Phil Cunningham, Simon Thoumire, Gary West, Jane Gardner, and Billy Kay, and one or two possible surprises as well. http://www.theoccasionals.com/news/

Tue 13th, The Big Shoogle, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Tue 20th, The Full Scottish, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Sat 24th, Ceilidh Caleerie, St Brides, 7:30pm-late, £10.00. Keep the date free: All other details still to be confirmed. Fundraiser for Sustrans. With great live music from the Scots Music Group Orchestra Ceilidh Caleerie; all welcome, all dances called by Chris McIntosh.

Tue 27th, Heeliegoleerie, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. 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: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. 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. Visit www.annasach.co.uk, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for further information and updates!

Sat 31st, Bella McNab's 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!

November 2015

Tue 3rd, John Carmichael ceilidh band, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.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: cadjersband@gmail.com, 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: tctceilidh@gmail.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

Sat 7th, tbc, Edinburgh Steiner School (60 Spylaw Road EH10 5BR), 7pm-1am, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: robin@boe.org.uk. Watch this space or online at www.ceilidhcollective.org

Tue 10th, Ceilidh Minogue, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Sat 14th, Wayne Robertson SDB, Linlithgow Academy, 7:30pm-late, £8.00, organised by Derek Chambers, Rotary Club Linlithgow Grange, tel: 01506 201 680. Annual Rotary Scotch Hop at the Academy. Join us for another great evening of Scottish Dancing for All in Linlithgow with caller John Carswell. Tea and short bread at the interval like the summer Scotch Hop season Tonight for this indoor event: Alcohol and soft drinks on sale in the bar. Organised by the Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange in aid of global Polio eradication program. Tickets £8 from the Line Gallery in Linlithgow, Rotary Club members or Derek Chambers T: 01506 201680 (or at the door).

Tue 17th, Deoch n' Dorus, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Sat 21st, TBC, Accra, Ghana, 7:30pm-late, £50.00 (£50.00 concession), organised by Jane Nelson. Caledonian Society Scottish Ball. more details to follow or further information and contact details Ceilidh Meetup organiser.

Tue 24th, Norman Mackay's Ceilidh Experience, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Fri 27th, The Occasionals, St Brides, 7:00pm-late, £11.50, organised by Angus McLean, email: AngusMcLean@TalkTalk.net. Fundraiser for CCUK Crohns & Colitis UK, Details tbc. KEEP THE DATE CLEAR please. Advance ticket purchase recommended as this ALWAYS sells out in advance http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-andrews-ceilidh-crohns-colitis-uk-fundraiser-tickets-18402936679?aff=es2

Sat 28th, Thunderdog Ceilidh 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!

December 2015

Tue 1st, Heeliegoleerie, Summerhall, 8pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, email: mark@edinburghceilidhclub.com. Edinburgh Ceilidh Club's weekly Tuesday night ceilidh at Summerhall. Tickets and more information: http://edinburghceilidhclub.com

Fri 4th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £6.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, 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 5th, tbc, Edinburgh Steiner School (60 Spylaw Road EH10 5BR), 7pm-1am, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. watch this space or online at www.ceilidhcollective.org

Sat 12th, Robert Fish 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!

Thu 31st, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St. Edinburgh., 2.00pm-4.00pm, entrance free, organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com. Hogmanay 'Afternoon Family Ceilidh' event. Following on from last year when we had over 1,300 people in the grand hall this ceilidh is a great Traditional way to see in the New Year. Featuring Piper / Highland Dancers & the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band. Please invite family/friends/neighbours and visitors to the City along to join in the dancing and/or just listen to the music. Suitable for all age's and dance levels (Caller will explain & demonstrate to new/novice dancers). A great family fun event! FREE ENTRY.

February 2016

Sat 13th, tbc, Edinburgh Steiner School (60 Spylaw Road EH10 5BR), 7pm-1am, organised by ceilidh collective, email: robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. Valentine's Ceilidh - watch this space or online at www.ceilidhcollective.org

March 2016

Sat 12th, tbc, Edinburgh Steiner School (60 Spylaw Road EH10 5BR), 7pm-1am, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. Spring Equinox Ceilidh - watch this space for details... or online at www.ceilidhcollective.org