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December 2014

Sat 6th, Sott Leslie ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 8pm-11pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper, soft drinks £1, alcohol £3, edinburghceilidhs.co.uk

Sat 6th, Carrie on Dancing, Edinburgh Steiner School, 7pm-1am, £10.00 (£6.50 concession), organised by ceilidh collective, email: Robin@boe.org.uk, tel: 07590116750. Garvald Masked Ceilidh. With support from The Pearls. Bring, make, wear a mask. Dance with all. Dances called. Local and organic bar. Raffle. Auction and more. Dance away the night... www.ceilidhcollective.org

Sat 6th, ClamJamFry Ceilidh Band, The Institute, Shore Road, Aberdour, 7.30pm-11.30pm, £8.00 (£7.00 concession), email: LDove@redcross.org.uk. Christmas charity ceilidh to raise money for the British Red Cross! Come along and dance the night away with ClamJamFry, enjoy nibbles at half time and get in a Christmassy mood. The British Red Cross have lots of projects on going, both locally and internationally. Your support means we can continue to respond immediately to major emergencies both at home in the local community and overseas. From fires and floods in the UK to earthquakes and conflict around the world, we help people cope in crisis situations.

Sat 13th, Robert Fish Ceilidh Band, St Brides Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-12:00, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Scots Music Group. Monthly fund raiser in aid of the Scots Music Group, run by volunteers. EVENT Organisers for ceilidhs are requested to please avoid clashing with these dates as the regular ceilidh dancers support the Scots Music Group. More information to follow. Doors open 7:30pm advance booking recommended, tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door, book at venue or : www.ScotsMusic.org

Sat 13th, Disco Tunes from CD, Debating Hall, Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, 7:30pm-midnight, £5.00 (£3.00 concession), organised by New Scotland Country Dance Society, email: nscds@ed.ac.uk. Come on down to Teviot on 13th december to join your favourite university scottish country dancing society for a jolly good ceilidh - but not just any ceilidh, a ceilidh to your favourite DISCO music!! Dress to impress in your finest DISCO attire (interpret as you wish) and let's celebrate the upcoming holidays in style and good cheer!

Fri 19th, The Lomond Ceilidh Band, Mitchell Hall Resource Centre Kinglassie Fife, 7.30 pm-11.30 pm, £8.00, organised by Elizabeth Mitchell, email: gmitchell232@btinternet.com, tel: 01592 882913. There will be soup, clootie dumpling and trifle served in the interval. Please bring own refreshments.

Fri 19th, Nor'loch Ceilidh Band, Old St Paul's Church, 63 Jeffrey St, 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 playing for open ceilidhs, weddings, and other major functions. We specialise in coaching beginners, in a relaxed atmosphere, with a dance caller to instruct - so it's guaranteed EVERYONE will be able to learn the dances! The venue is BYOB, we also sell bottled water and soft drinks.

Sat 20th, CHRISTMAS PARTY CEILIDH NIGHT - Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band , Merlin Function Suite, Morningside Road, Edinburgh, 8.00-11.30, £10.00, organised by Merlin Events, email: merlin.edinburgh@belhavenpubs.net, tel:  0131 447 4329. Organising a Works Christmas Night Out??? - how about a full-on Traditional Ceilidh? The 'Cadjers' band will play all the popular dances and any requests from the floor. Our Caller will provide all the dance instructions so even novice dancers can join in the fun. This event is always popular - so please book your tickets early, or pay at the door on the night (subject to availability). Ticket price includes a glass of Mulled Wine & Christmas Pies.........MeRrY ChRiStMaS everyone.

Sat 20th, Canongate Cadjers, Merlin (CEILIDH REGULAR Dancers - you are on the door list), 8pm-late, £10.00, organised by Alex Ross / Sue Anderson. There is a block booking for all the Ceilidh Regulars that have supported the ceilidhs at the Merlin over the last 2 years; this includes Allan and Annette K and their family for Saturday. If you have been a regular at their monthly ceilidhs, your name will be on Sue's list at the door. Please note the Merlin are now charging £10 to include a glass of wine and mince pie.

Wed 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 10pm-12.30am, £25.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Hogmanay ceilidh. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Piper. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk

Wed 31st, Wilie Fraser ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 7pm-9.30pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Hogmanay ceilidh, Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Piper. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk

Wed 31st, Afternoon Hogmanay 'FAMILY CEILIDH' Event, National Museum of Scotland, 2.00pm-4.00pm, entrance free, organised by Nat. Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Hosted by The Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band- our 9th Year. Come along and end 2014 (and welcome in the New Year) with the Cadjers Ceilidh Band, Piper & Highland Dancers and a cast of over a 1000+ enthusiastic locals / visitors all wanting to join in the fun. Dancing is divided into 3 huge sets - Children, Beginners & Experienced Dancers so everyone can be involved. All the dances will have instructions and there are volunteers on hand to assist from the floor so if you have ever wanted to give Ceilidh Dancing a go now is the time. For non-dancers you can sit in the main hall, have a coffee while listening to the music or just view the dancers in the Grand Gallery from the various balcony's - Singing Participation & Kilts / Tartan purely optional! Suitable for ALL AGE'S this Afternoon Event is FREE ENTRY. For more information check out http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/whats-on/hogmanay-family-ceilidh/

Wed 31st, Hogmanay Celebrations, CocoaBean Factory, Ashland,Twynholm,Dumfries & Galloway, 7pm-1am, £45.00, organised by Avive, email: sales@thecocoabeancompany.com, tel: 01557 860 608 . Come celebrate Hogmanay with us in style Wednesday 31st December from 7pm Evening includes three course meal with coffee/tea and chocolates, spectacular fireworks display. piper at midnight and fantastic ceilidh. Tickets are £45 each and booing is essential. Group rates available. For more information or to buy tickets call 01557 860 608

Wed 31st, The Thunderdogs, Usual venue, Newington area, Edinburgh, 9pm-1am, £20.00, organised by Sue Anderson & other regular volunteers. Private Hogmanay Ceilidh, always sells out in advance, no tickets available at the door. Ceilidh regulars and friends annual Hogmanay ceilidh which has been run with the Thunderdogs for more than 10 years. No bar: soft drinks and water available. Final 8 tickets - see Sue at the Merlin on Saturday 20th December or contact me through the Ceilidh Meetup website.

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!

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, 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!!

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, 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!!

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!

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, 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!!

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 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...

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.

August 2015

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.

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.