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October 2016

Fri 14th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Monthly Ceilidh Event. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All dances explained (band has Caller). Come along and join in the fun. Great Dance Floor, Modern Club with Licenced Bar, Large Private Car Park. The Edinburgh Masonic Club is located top of Leith Walk (Shrub Place Lane - opposite Magnet Kitchens) L.R Bus Service Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, & 49 (Shrub Place Stop).See our Facebook 'Canongate Cadjers'. Doors open 7.15pm (Dancing 8.00pm-11.00pm) No need to book ~ pay at the door on night.

Fri 21st, The Occasionals, Nelson (Scout ) Hall, Port Edgar, South Queensferry, 7.30-11pm, £9.00, organised by Sheila McCutcheon, email: sheila.mccutcheon@gmail.com, tel: 0131 331 1528. We're back at the Marina for another fabulous evening of dance with Freeland Barbour and Kevin McLeod. More home baking from Betty and Grant ! at the break with a cuppa. Please feel free to BYOB although water and juice will be available throughout the evening. Our last few ceilidhs have sold out so please buy your tickets early. Children under 12 go free. If you require more information please contact me via email or the number above.

Fri 28th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 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 their regular ceilidh in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. The Halloween ceilidh will kick off at 8pm and their dance caller, Tricia, will be there as usual to explain the dances so all beginners welcome :) Fancy dress is welcomed (but not compulsory) and there will be a prize for best costume! Tickets can be purchased on their website or at the door. For group bookings of 10 or more please email 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 29th, 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 2016

Fri 4th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Monthly Ceilidh Event. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All dances explained (band has Caller). Come along and join in the fun. Great Dance Floor, Modern Club with Licenced Bar, Large Private Car Park. The Edinburgh Masonic Club is located top of Leith Walk (Shrub Place Lane - opposite Magnet Kitchens) L.R Bus Service Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, & 49 (Shrub Place Stop).See our Facebook 'Canongate Cadjers'. Doors open 7.15pm (Dancing 8.00pm-11.00pm) No need to book ~ pay at the door on night.

Fri 11th, Jimmy Wilson of Cruithne with caller Bett Morrison, Corn Exchange, Haddington, 7:30pm-11:30pm, £8.00, organised by Ramblers Walking Group. Another great Haddington ceilidh with caller Bett Morrison, email: kidlaw64@gmail.com, tel: 01620 810 429. Fundraising ceilidh for Ramblers Walking Group. Join the regulars again in this lovely large dance venue for another fun ceilidh with loads of energetic dances all called by Bett. Those joining the Meetup group, please respond by the day before in order for tickets to be reserved and pay in cash at the door.

Sat 12th, Several, Ross Theatre, Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh, 3pm-7pm, entrance free, organised by Mohindra Dhall. Parade followed by dance demonstrations, music and ceilidh dancing. The Right Honourable Donald Wilson Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Chief Patron of Edinburgh Diwali. Diwali Winter Festival.

Sat 19th, Gordon Shand's Band, Queen Margaret's Hall, Blackness Road, Linlithgow EH49 7JA, 7:30pm-late, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange, tel: 01506 845 698. Rotary SCOTCH HOP with dances called by John Carswell. In aid of Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Program. Tickets from the Line Gallery, Linlithgow or any club member or Roy Redwood (01506 843 960). Children under 12 free. Cash bar provided and shortbread available at the interval.

Fri 25th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £18.00 (£16.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal St Andrew's Night celebration in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. The ceilidh will kick off at 8pm and their dance caller, Tricia, will be there to explain the dances so all beginners welcome :) A buffet of stovies and a complimentary wee dram of The Famous Grouse will be served at 9.30pm. Tickets can be purchased on their website or at the door. Visit www.annasach.co.uk, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for further information and updates!

Fri 25th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £8.00, 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. edinburghceilidhs.net

Sat 26th, Portobello 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, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-11.30pm, £18.00 (£16.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal St Andrew's Night celebration in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. The ceilidh will kick off at 8pm and their dance caller, Tricia, will be there to explain the dances so all beginners welcome :) A buffet of stovies and a complimentary wee dram of The Famous Grouse will be served at 9.30pm. Tickets can be purchased on their website or at the door. Visit www.annasach.co.uk, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for further information and updates!

Sat 26th, Local band, Accra, Ghana, 7pm-late, £100.00, organised by Jane Nelson. Ghana Caledonian Society annual Chieftain's Ball with Scottish ceilidh dancing called by Sheila McCutcheon. Introduction with Scottish Piper Rachel Grey.

Sat 26th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £8.00, 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. edinburghceilidhs.net

December 2016

Fri 9th, Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band, The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB, 8.00pm-11.00pm, £8.00 (£6.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Monthly Ceilidh Event. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All dances explained (band has Caller). Come along and join in the fun. Great Dance Floor, Modern Club with Licenced Bar, Large Private Car Park. The Edinburgh Masonic Club is located top of Leith Walk (Shrub Place Lane - opposite Magnet Kitchens) L.R Bus Service Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, & 49 (Shrub Place Stop).See our Facebook 'Canongate Cadjers'. Doors open 7.15pm (Dancing 8.00pm-11.00pm) No need to book ~ pay at the door on night.

Sat 10th, 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!

Sat 17th, Annasach Ceilidh Band, The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, £25.00 (£22.00 concession), organised by Annasach Ceilidh Band, email: info@annasach.co.uk, tel: 07768563138. Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to their first informal Christmas Ceilidh in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Doors will open at 7.30pm so you can grab a drink, then the ceilidh will kick off at 8pm with a break for a festive buffet supper around 9.30pm.  Then it's back to the dancing through to midnight! Their dance caller, Tricia, will be there to explain the dances so all beginners welcome :) Tickets must be purchased in advance from their website. Visit www.annasach.co.uk, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for further information and updates!

Wed 21st, Christmas Ceilidh 'Party Night' with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band , The Edinburgh Masonic Club, EH7 4PB , 8.00-11.30, £10.00 (£8.00 concession), organised by Cadjers Music Factory, email: cadjersband@gmail.com, tel: 07815 741699. Our annual 'Christmas Ceilidh'. Come along and join in the festive fun. Food Available, Great Dance Floor, Modern Club with Licenced Bar, Large Private Car Park. The Edinburgh Masonic Club is located top of Leith Walk (Shrub Place Lane - opposite Magnet Kitchens) L.R Bus Service Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, & 49 (Shrub Place Stop).See our Facebook 'Canongate Cadjers'. Doors open 7.15pm (Dancing 8.00pm-11.30pm) Tickets can be purchased for this event ~ limited pay at the door on night.

Sat 31st, Da Hooley Ceilidh Band, Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU, 8.30 pm-01.00 am, £25.00, organised by Mojo, email: Mopolson@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 07515409985. We would love you to join us, in the warm and dry at our 5th Mojo Hogmanay Ceilidh. This is our party of the year! The fabulous Da Hooley Ceilidh Band really know how to get the party started. Assembly Roxy is a wonderful gothic building and one of the best ceilidh venues in Edinburgh. This venue has a licensed bar. Dress code, anything you feel comfortable in, although kilts and tartan always welcomed. Don't worry about knowing the steps, dances walked through first. Tickets purchased in advance via Mojo or Eventbrite http://www.meetup.com/EdinburghMojo/

Sat 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 7pm-9.30pm, £8.00, 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. edinburghceilidhs.net

Sat 31st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 10pm-0.30am, £30.00, 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. edinburghceilidhs.net

January 2017

Fri 20th, HLI ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £8.00, 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. edinburghceilidhs.net

Sat 21st, Flaming Heather ceilidh band, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, EH3 9DJ, 8pm-11pm, £8.00, 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. edinburghceilidhs.net

July 2017

Wed 12th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year. Season tickets available for all 5 nights £26/£20.

Wed 19th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-10:30pm, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year.

Wed 26th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year.

August 2017

Wed 2nd, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. 28th year.

Wed 9th, tbc, Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, EH49 7AL , 7:30pm-dark, £8.50 (£6.50 concession), organised by Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO, email: ScotchHopCommittee@Gmail.com. Scottish Dancing for All, lively, friendly and fun in the unique Palace courtyard open air. Brilliant fun, all dances called or demonstrated. Tea and shortbread at the interval included in the ticket price; all tickets to be paid cash at the door. Different top Scottish dance band each week. Final evening of the Scotch Hop 28th summer season.