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March 2015

Fri 6th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF., 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.

Sat 7th, Canned Haggis, Lauriston Hall, 10 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ, 7.15 pm-11 pm, £10.00, organised by Mojo, email: mopolson@yahoo.co.uk. All over 18s very welcome. Dances called so no need to know the steps. Dress Smart casual although kilts and tartan very welcome. Licensed Bar. Soup & Stovies for sale on the night also. Last 10 ceilidh's sold out, please purchase your ticket in advance via Eventbrite (Mojo) All profits go to the BIG dinner (500 miles charity)

Sat 7th, The New Ceilidh Band , St Columba’s Hall , Upper Gray Street, Newington, 19:30-11:00, £6.00, organised by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – EDINBURGH SOUTH GROUP. Tickets are available on the door.

Sat 14th, Robert Fish, St Brides Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2DZ, 7:30pm-late, £10.00, organised by Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Fundraising ceilidh in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Please book tickets through St Brides Centre: box office open weekdays until 2pm, or tel 0131 346 1405

Thu 19th, Thunderdogs / CDs, Harry Younger Hall, Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8BN, 7pm-10pm, £6.00, organised by Colin MacLennan, email: ColinMacLennan45@Googlemail.com. Contra-dance class with Colin MacLennan, caller from the Thunderdogs Ceilidh Band. Check for details and prices.

Sat 21st, Hud Yer Wheesht, Edinburgh Steiner School, 7pm-1am, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: Robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. Equinox Ceilidh. Hold this date, fellow dancers...

Sat 21st, Dance Callers – Host and Guide Workshop, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 10.30am-1.30pm, £18.00 (£15.00 concession), organised by Scottish Storytelling Centre, email: reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com, tel: 0131 556 9579. The Dance Caller is a vital ingredient for a successful dance event. What are the skills and background knowledge required? What should be the style and tone used and how can people vary their approach to suit different groups and situations? Skilled caller, Pia Walker, takes you through the basics, onto a developing journey of discovery and experience.

Fri 27th, Nor'loch Ceilidh Band, Old St Paul's Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH, 7.30pm-11.30pm, £6.00 (£5.00 concession), organised by Mike Slessor, email: slessormike@gmail.com, tel: 07722667355. Nor'loch are a well-established band with over 20 years experience, who have performed at a huge variety of functions including weddings, anniversaries, private parties and public ceilidhs - from Wick to Weymouth! We specialise in coaching beginners, with great success in attracting students and visitors of all nationalities. Come and learn a dance with Nor'loch! edit

Fri 27th, Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne Ceilidh Band with caller Bett Morrison, Haddington Corn Exchange , 7:30pm-late, £8.00, organised by Bett Morrison, email: Kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Fundraising ceilidh in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care. All welcome, all dances called or demonstrated. Great venue, lively music and fun calling. You are welcome to bring a picnic. Family ticket 2 adults and 2 children £20. Pay at the door tickets available for all those who have booked through the Ceilidh Meetup: www.meetup.com/ceilidh-meetup/ or booked by phone with Bett.

Sat 28th, Da Hooley, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Advance booking recommended. Tickets £8/£6 in advance, £10/£8 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/dance or contact venue box office on 0131 346 1405.

Sat 28th, The Occasionals, Students Union Debating Hall, 8pm-midnight, £10.00, organised by Lorna McCalman. Trip the Light Fantastic Astronomers Ceilidh For tickets go to http://www.wegottickets.com/event/308423 Or buy on the door for £10

Sat 28th, French/Scottish ceilidh with Philippe Plard & Saxofolk, St Peter's Church Hall, 14 Lutton Place, Edinburgh EH8 9PE, 7.30pm-11.30pm, £11.00 (£9.00 concession), organised by EdinBal, email: dance@edinbal.org.uk. Philipe Plard is a French melodeon player that a lot of us at EdinBal absolutely love: his music is simply great, full of energy and sensibility, and make you want to dance straight away. He also plays for a wide range of dances and is a great guy, with a distinctive feeling during his bal: you simply have to come to understand what I'm talking about! He is the founder member of legendary band VAG, and the composer of many of nowadays "standard" French folk tunes. We are incredibly happy to have him to come to Edinburgh and we look forward for you to discovering him! He will play from about 9.15pm until the end of the night. We are also very excited to start the night by Scottish ceilidh, from 7.30 to 9pm with the local ceilidh band Saxofolk. They add a jazzy twist to the regular Scottish ceilidh bands and will start the evning in great style: https://saxofolk.wordpress.com/ Bal folk is like a French/Western European version of a ceilidh, and is open to everybody. Informal and fun atmosphere guaranteed! You can simply come to listen to the great music, or move your body on the dance floor – there are basic steps for each of the dances, but these can be learnt very quickly during the bal, so a will to have some fun dancing on French folk music is everything which is required!

April 2015

Fri 3rd, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.

Sat 11th, Robert Fish Band, St Brides Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ, 19:30-Midnight, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by David McBean, email: davidmcbean@hotmail.com, tel: 0131 346 1405. Fundraiser in support of the 98th Pentland Scouts. Tickets can be purchased in advance £8 (full) or £6 (concession) from the St Brides Box Office (tel 0131 346 1405) or on the night at £10 (full) or £8 (concession) Four hours of Kilt Spinning Fun With the Fishes!

Fri 24th, 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!

May 2015

Fri 1st, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF. , 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just Pay At The Door On The Night.

Sat 2nd, Canongate Cadjers, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Advance booking recommended. Tickets £8/£6 in advance, £10/£8 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/dance or contact venue box office on 0131 346 1405.

Sat 30th, Portobello Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Advance booking recommended. Tickets £8/£6 in advance, £10/£8 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/dance or contact venue box office on 0131 346 1405.

June 2015

Fri 5th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the Night.

Sat 13th, Bett Morrison with Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne, Haddington Corn Exchange, 6:30pm-late, £25.00, organised by Bett Morrison, email: Kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. STRICTLY COME DANCING Fund Raiser for Marie Curie, with Rugby personalities (previous presentation by Gavin Hastings) Tables of 8. Doors open 6:30pm for 7:30pm start for meal with vegetarian options, all locally produced seafood/salad. Bar/food served by Rugby Team members. Memorial Trophy presented. Hall decorated as Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Professional dancers demonstration. Vote. Voting open to all. Opportunity to dance for all. Bookings open in April. Speak to Bett for more information.

Sat 20th, The Occasionals, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. Advance booking recommended. Tickets £8/£6 in advance, £10/£8 on the door. Book on-line at www.scotsmusic.org/dance or contact venue box office on 0131 346 1405.

July 2015

Fri 3rd, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the Night.

Wed 15th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Scotch Hop Committee, email: scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com. LINLITHGOW SCOTCH HOP Scottish Dancing for all, 26th year. Lively friendly and fun with great Scottish Dance Bands in a unique setting. First of 5 Wednesday evenings; season tickets £26/£20. Alternative venue in wet weather is Low Port Centre (opposite Tesco). All welcome, all dances called. Free juice and water; Tea and shortbread available at the interval included in the ticket. Great live music from a different band each week. scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com. Further details and dance programme www.ScotchHop.org.uk

Wed 22nd, The Occasionals, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by SCOTCH HOP COMMITTEE, email: ScotchHopCommittee@gmail.com. LINLITHGOW SCOTCH HOP Scottish Dancing for all, 26th year. Lively friendly and fun with great Scottish Dance Bands in a unique setting. Second of 5 Wednesday evenings. Season tickets £26/£20. Alternative venue in wet weather is Low Port Centre (opposite Tesco). All welcome, all dances called. Free Juice and Water available, plus Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket. Full details www.ScotchHop.org.uk scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com.

Wed 29th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Scotch Hop Committee. LINLITHGOW SCOTCH HOP Scottish Dancing for all, 26th year. Lively friendly and fun with great Scottish Dance Bands in a unique setting. Held on 5 Wednesday evenings. Alternative venue in wet weather is Low Port Centre (opposite Tesco). All welcome, all dances called. Tea and shortbread available at the interval included in the ticket; free juice and water. Full details www.ScotchHop.org.uk scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com.

Fri 31st, 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!

August 2015

Wed 5th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Scotch Hop Committee. LINLITHGOW SCOTCH HOP Scottish Dancing for all, 26th year. Lively friendly and fun with great Scottish Dance Bands in a unique setting. Held on 5 Wednesday evenings. Alternative venue in wet weather is Low Port Centre (opposite Tesco). All welcome, all dances called. Tea and shortbread available at the interval included in the ticket; free juice and water also available. Full details www.ScotchHop.org.uk scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com.

Fri 7th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.

Wed 12th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Scotch Hop Committee. LINLITHGOW SCOTCH HOP Scottish Dancing for all, 26th year. Lively friendly and fun with great Scottish Dance Bands in a unique setting. Final of 5 Wednesday evenings. Alternative venue in wet weather is Low Port Centre (opposite Tesco). All welcome, all dances called. Tea and shortbread available at the interval included in the ticket; juice and water also free. Full details www.ScotchHop.org.uk scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com.

September 2015

Fri 11th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.

October 2015

Fri 2nd, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.

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!

November 2015

Fri 6th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Steet, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.

December 2015

Fri 4th, The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Portobello Town Hall, High Street, Portobello EH15 1AF, 8.00pm-10.30pm, £6.00, 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! For non-dancers, who just want to listen to the music you can have a grandstand seat in the auditorium. No need to book, Just 'Pay at the Door' on the night.