Events Across Scotland



Looking for a weekly dance class to get involved with or just fancy an evening of storytelling or music? Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland’s networks in story, song and dance are hosting events and sessions the length and breadth of Scotland – have a look below for traditional arts events in your area.

Ceilidh Dance for Fitness, Fun and Friendship Workshop

Storytelling Centre, High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
Sunday 2nd February 2020

This workshop will help you to run informal ceilidh dance sessions to enhance health and wellbeing. The effects of moderate physical activity, social interaction and teamwork, all contributing to “fun” will be examined. Two left feet is no excuse for not joining this workshop; one of them will be cured!

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Mairi Campbell & The Pendulum Band

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Saturday 15th February

Mairi Campbell, ever questing for new musical experiences, brings together some of the country’s finest musicians to make up the Pendulum Band. For the past few years Mairi has been working with producer Dave Gray on conjuring up sounds that pulse between the ancient and shamanic, drawn from Scotland’s rock, soil and water, and the … Continued

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RSCDS Winter School in Pitlochry

Atholl Place Hotel, Pitlochry, PH16 5LY
Sunday 16th February

Calling keen Scottish country dancers! Winter School is our most prestigious annual event and is enjoyed by avid Scottish country dancers. This year will mark the 21st birthday of Winter School in Pitlochry. Taking place over five days in the beautiful town of Pitlochry, we welcome around 150 dancers from the UK, continental Europe, North … Continued

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FluteFling February Workshop

The Wash House, 3 Adelphi Grove, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AP
Saturday 22nd February

Join Gordon and put some snap and swing into your strathspeys, hornpipes and reels on flute (simple system, keyed or unkeyed in D, Boehm system), D whistle or low whistle. Teaching is by ear, but recorded and sheet music will be available. Places limited to 10. Not suitable for complete beginners. There is also a … Continued

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Martin Hayes Solo

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Friday 6th March

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most significant talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create a formidable artistic intelligence. He … Continued

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April Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 4th April

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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May Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 2nd May

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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End of May Ceilidh

Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, EH10 4RT
Saturday 30th May

With caller Ken Gourlay, ST ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks, etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians … Continued

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June Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Friday 5th June

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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July Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 11th July

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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RSCDS Summer School in St Andrews

College Gate, St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Sunday 19th July

Enjoy learning Scottish country dancing at our Summer School in St Andrews! It is perfect for learning more about Scottish dance and music. Book one or two weeks of Summer School and enjoy dancing in the historic university town of St Andrews. We welcome all abilities and ages. Join some 700 dancers from as far … Continued

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Fringe Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 8th August

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Friday 27th November

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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Hogmanay Ceilidh – 7pm

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Thursday 31st December

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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Hogmanay Ceilidh – 10pm

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Thursday 31st December

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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Burns Ceilidh

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St., Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Saturday 23rd January

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees with no handbags, bags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video are OK but if you intend to text, browse the web etc. we’d prefer you didn’t come. Musicians find … Continued

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