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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 2nd, Freeland Barbour and Sheila McCutcheon, WHALE Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA, 7.30pm-11pm, £6.00, organised by WHALE Arts Centre, email: info@whalearts.co.uk, tel: 0131 458 3267. This is a fundraising Ceilidh for the Let's DANCE! group at WHALE. Bar is provided. Small venue so booking in advance is essential at whalespringceilidh.eventbrite.co.uk

Sat 2nd, Duo Shepherd/Gielen & Auld Alliance, 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. Come to a great night of Scottish, English, French and Belgian dancing with two acclaimed bands: the legendary Duo Shepherd/Gielen (with Dave Shepherd, from French-English super-band Blowzabella, and Simon Gielen, virtuoso melodeon player from Belgium); and the fantastic energetic ceilidh band Auld Alliance. No prior dance knowledge needed; Informal and fun atmosphere guaranteed! www.edinbal.org.uk Tickets on the door or online: http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest/events/2719/european-ceilidh-with-duo-shepherdgielen-auld-alliance

Sat 2nd, The Occasionals = Freeland Barbour, Wester Hailes see above WHALE centre, 7:30pm-11pm, £6.00. SEE ENTRY ABOVE for details - Freeland Barbour is The OCCASIONALS.

Fri 8th, Corra , Leith Theatre (Thomas Morton Hall), 8-11, organised by Jayne seawright, email: Jayne@redshoemusic.com, tel: 07920002848. Corra are one of the countries most successful function bands. This yeah marks their 10th year together. To help mark it and help raise money for maggies the band are hosting a ceilidh and covers evening. This is their first ever public event so one my to be missed. The ceilidh part of the evening will be from 8 till 10pm & is free if you quote this code at the door: maggies456.

Fri 22nd, 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: 07722 667355. Nor'loch are a well-established band with over 20 years experience, who have performed at a wide 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 23rd, Robert Fish Ceilidh Band with Stan Reeves, St Brides, 8pm-late, £10.00. Keep the date free for more Kilt Spinning fun from the Fishes. All other details to be confirmed. Fundraiser for the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Tickets from St Brides Booking office, Amanda 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, Iain Anderson SDB, 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, Wayne Robertson SDB, 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. Held on 5 Wednesday evenings in July and August. 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. Further details www.ScotchHop.org.uk

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, Matthew MacLennan SDB, 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. Held on 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August. 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

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, John Carmichael SDB, 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. 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. Further details www.ScotchHop.org.uk

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Fri 27th, The Occasionals, St Brides, 7:30pm-late, organised by Angus McLean. Fundraiser for CCUK, Details tbc. KEEP THE DATE CLEAR please.

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.