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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.

Fri 7th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

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

Mon 10th, Scott Leslie ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 http://www.edinburghceilidhs.org

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

Wed 12th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Thu 13th, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Fri 14th, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Sat 15th, HLI ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Mon 17th, Scott Leslie ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Tue 18th, Scott Leslie ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Wed 19th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Fri 21st, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Sat 22nd, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

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

Wed 26th, Flaming Heather ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

Thu 27th, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

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

Sat 29th, HLI ceilidh band & caller Ken Gourlay, Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ (between Grassmarket & Tollcross), 9pm-11pm, £8.00, organised by Ken Gourlay, email: ken@edinburghceilidhs.co.uk, tel: 0131 339 5374 (24 hours). Piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3 edinburghceilidhs.org

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.

Sat 26th, The Matthew Maclennan Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. 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, Family Ceilidh with Stan Reeves and the Minnow Band, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR, 2pm-4pm, £6.00 (£4.00 concession), organised by Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, email: reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com, tel: 0131 556 9579. A fun introduction to sociable dancing in the light and airy Storytelling Court! Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances. All the dances will be called and there will be easier circles for the littler ones. Tickets available to book online at www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk or by phone on 0131 556 9579.

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. Delighted to welcome 'extra' Occasionals Alison Smith and Neil MacMillan for the night. Other guests involved are Phil Cunningham, Simon Thoumire, Gary West, Jane Gardner, and Billy Kay, and one or two possible surprises as well. http://www.theoccasionals.com/news/

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!

Sat 31st, Bella McNab's Dance Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. 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 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.

Sat 7th, The Robert Fish Band, St Brides Centre, 10 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ, 8pm-Midnight, £10.00, organised by Ceilidh in Aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust, email: tctceilidh@gmail.com. Around seven young people between the ages of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word 'cancer'. The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to making this happen. As well as the ceilidh we'll be holding a fund raising raffle with a range of excellent prizes. Doors at 7.30pm dancing from 8pm. All proceeds from the evening go to The Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets only available online at: www.goldengiving.com/event/tctceilidh

Sat 14th, Wayne Robertson SDB, Linlithgow Academy, 7:30pm-late, £8.00, organised by Derek Chambers, Rotary Club Linlithgow Grange, tel: 01506 201 680. Annual Rotary Scotch Hop at the Academy. Join us for another great evening of Scottish Dancing for All in Linlithgow with caller John Carswell. Tea and short bread at the interval like the summer Scotch Hop season Tonight for this indoor event: Alcohol and soft drinks on sale in the bar. Organised by the Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange in aid of global Polio eradication program. Tickets £8 from the Line Gallery in Linlithgow, Rotary Club members or Derek Chambers T: 01506 201680 (or at the door).

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

Sat 28th, Thunderdog Ceilidh Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. 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!

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.

Sat 12th, Robert Fish Band, St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 8pm-midnight, organised by Scots Music Group, email: info@scotsmusic.org. Monthly SMG fundraising ceilidh. Doors open at 7:30pm. 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!