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January 2015

Sat 3rd, Canongate Cadjers, Heriot's Rugby Club, Goldenacre, Edinburgh, 7pm-12:30pm, £10.00, organised by Lois Steuart, Chris Yemm, Matt Balmer, email: Loissteuart@hotmail.co.uk, tel: 07546 934 023. Ceilidh with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band and their caller Marina Sharp at Heriots Rugby Club, Goldenacre (Bangholm Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5QN. Organised by Lois Steuart, Chris Yemm and Matt Balmer as a fundraiser for Action Against Hunger. With a Licensed Bar. Snacks and nibbles will be provided during the band’s half-time break. Everyone welcome - For tickets (£10 each) or other enquiries contact Lois on 07546 934023 or loissteuart@hotmail.co.u­k Round off your Christmas holiday at our ceilidh on this first Saturday of January. The band will walk us through every dance and call the moves too, so inexperience is no impediment – in fact it makes it more fun. Bring your family before you all disperse again - and get them to pay for your ticket and drinks!

Fri 16th, Matthew Maclennan Scottish Dance Band, Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, 10pm-late, £5.00 (£30.00 concession), organised by Ghillie Dhu , tel: 0131 222 9930. Please join some of the Ceilidh Regulars and Ceilidh Meetup dancers to hear the award winning Matthew Maclennan with his Scottish Dance Band for this late evening ceilidh. Optional 3 course dinner £30 booking required via Ghillie Dhu. Ceilidh only £5 at the door.

Sat 17th, Cosmic Ceilidh Band, Richmond Craigmillar Church Hall, 227 Niddrie Mains Road , Edinburgh EH16 4PA, 7pm-midnight, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. BIG Ceilidh in the Little Hall. Raising funds for Bridgend Inspiring Growth. With support acts, local bar, raffle and all dances called. A truly cosmic experience...

Fri 23rd, HLI ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 8pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Burns ceilidh, Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Piper. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk

Fri 23rd, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 8pm-late, £18.00 (£16.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invite you to come and celebrate The Bard's birthday at The Counting House (1 of 3), a venue where Robert Burns himself was once entertained! a buffet supper of haggis, neeps & tatties is included and will be served during the evening (vegetarian option available). Our ceilidhs in 2013 and 2014 SOLD OUT so get your tickets early!! Further info and tickets at www.annasach.co.uk

Sat 24th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 8pm-11pm, £10.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Burns ceilidh, Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Piper. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk

Sat 24th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 8pm-late, £18.00 (£16.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invite you to come and celebrate The Bard's birthday at The Counting House (2 of 3), a venue where Robert Burns himself was once entertained! a buffet supper of haggis, neeps & tatties is included and will be served during the evening (vegetarian option available). Our ceilidhs in 2013 and 2014 SOLD OUT so get your tickets early!! Further info and tickets at www.annasach.co.uk

Sat 24th, Canned Haggis Ceilidh Band, St Brides Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 7pm-11.45 pm, £10.00, organised by Mojo, email: mopolson@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 07515409985. All over 18s welcome. Kilts and tartan encouraged but feel free to wear anything smart casual. Licensed Bar on site. No food at this venue, so please eat before you come. Canned Haggis will walk you through the dances first, so no need to know the steps. All profits go to MacMillan Cancer Support. Tickets can be purchased via Mojo on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burns-ceilidh-tickets-13777634275?aff=es2&rank=1 So if you fancy a fling, join us!

Sat 24th, The Minnows with Stan Reeves (Robert Fish) with Rise and Andy, St John's Church Hall, Princess Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ, 7:30pm-11pm, £5.00, organised by Stan Reeves, email: stan.reeves1@btinternet.com, tel: 0131 229 7565. Burns Night Saturday 24th Come and join The Minnow Ceilidh Band with Rise & Andy for an evening of traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing with an international twist: live Scottish and African music! Clear instructions for those new to ceilidh dancing. There will be food and drink available on the night (suggested donations). Funds raised will go towards supporting The Welcoming (charity no: SC041952) and St. John’s Development (charity no: SC012836). For more information go to www.thewelcoming.org or www.stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk/development (Please note MOJO's St Brides ceilidh is sold out; Celtic Connections at Partick Burgh Halls also sold out - so if you haven't already got a ticket this is another opportunity to get up from the TV and dance off the Xmas meal). Tickets on the door or in advance from the church office (open Mon – Fri) 0131 2297565

Sun 25th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 8pm-late, £18.00 (£16.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invite you to come and celebrate The Bard's birthday at The Counting House (3 of 3), a venue where Robert Burns himself was once entertained! a buffet supper of haggis, neeps & tatties is included and will be served during the evening (vegetarian option available). Our ceilidhs in 2013 and 2014 SOLD OUT so get your tickets early!! Further info and tickets at www.annasach.co.uk

Fri 30th, 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!

Sat 31st, Bella McNab's Dance 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.

February 2015

Fri 6th, Canongate Cadjers, Portobello Town Hall, EH15 1AF, 8pm-10:30pm, £6.00, organised by Alex Ross, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 0131 661 3836. First of the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band new Monthly Ceilidhs in Portobello Town Hall, 147-149 High Street, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AF. Pay at the door £6; all welcome, all dances called or demonstrated. Bus stop opposite Nos 26 / 21 /40/ 42 / 49/ 69 / 15 / 45. www.canongatecadjers.com The regular ceilidhs, previously at the Merlin in Morningside are moving to Portobello to continue the regular first Friday of the month.

Sat 7th, The Occasionals, The Priory Church, South Queensferry, 7.30pm-11pm, £9.00, organised by Sheila McCutcheon, tel: 0131 331 1528. Come and join us for another night of great dancing to Freeland Barbour and Kevin MacLeod, with Sheila McCutcheon calling the dances. The famous tea and cakes are served at the break to help pick up your feet for the second half. Juice and water available but please feel free to BYOB. This Ceilidh typically sells out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sat 14th, Belle Star Band, Edinburgh Steiner School, 7pm-1am, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: Robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. Valentine Ceilidh for Friends of the Earth Scotland. Three sets of called dances, and support acts, a wacky raffle and organic and local bar. Hold this date, dear dancers, and bring your loved ones...

Sat 14th, Jimmy Wilson and band with caller Bett Morrison, Haddington Corn Exchange, 7:30pm-late, £10.00, organised by Bett Morrison, email: Kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Valentines day ceilidh at the Corn Exchange in Haddington in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Great venue, fun dances, all welcome, all dances called or demonstrated. You are welcome to BYOB and picnic. Tickets available at the door.

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

Sat 28th, Thunderdog 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.

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 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...

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 Wilso of Cruithne Ceilidh Band with caller Bett Morrison, Haddington Corn Exchange , 7:30pm-late, £10.00, 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. BYOB and picnic if you wish. Tickets available at the door.

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.

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.

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 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. Tea and shortbread available at the interval included in the ticket. scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com. Further details and dance programme www.ScotchHop.org.uk

Wed 22nd, 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. 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. Tea and shortbread available 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. Full details www.ScotchHop.org.uk scotchhopcommittee@gmail.com.

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. 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. 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.

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.