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Discover 100 Favourite Ceilidh Dances
Tue 18 October 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
Join author and musician Andy Greig to celebrate his new book 100 Favourite Ceilidh Dances and the history of ceilidh dancing in the UK.
With a talk, a Q&A with the audience and a book signing; the evening will be brimming with Ceilidh music and stimulating conversation, as well as performances from Itchy Fingers aka Dr Fiona Watson (BBC historian and fiddle player) Prof Nick Hanley (environmental economics and guitar) Dr Catriona Scott (Scottish dance and flute) Dr Maggie Dewar (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate and pipes)
‘A ceilidh is a traditional Celtic gathering, where music and dance take place in an atmosphere lubricated by copious quantities of alcohol’, claims Greig in 100 Favourite Ceilidh Dances. The book explains how to become a ‘caller’ for a ceilidh; to pick the dances, the tunes and set the tone of an entire evening.
For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org