Party like it’s 1799! Celebrate the roots of ceilidh dancing in tunes and dances from 18th-century Scotland.
So many Scots are familiar with ceilidh dancing, but never get to find out about its roots. We're delighted to be putting on ceilidh nights with dances and music from the first wave of Scottish country dancing in the late 1700s.
‘Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band: Ceilidh Nights’ reinvent the 18th-century ceilidh. The band performs completely acoustically, with high-energy dances including reels, strathspeys, quadrilles and quicksteps. We work in the format of a modern Scottish ceilidh, with a team of callers including Mairi Campbell and Steve Player, who also joins the ensemble as guitarist and dancer. The band brings together early music group Concerto Caledonia with some of the leading lights in Scottish traditional music, including fiddlers Lauren MacColl, Marie Fielding and Shona Mooney, all performing on gut-strung fiddles in 18th-century set up.
Not to be missed: bring your dancing shoes and join us for a wonderful night of music and dancing!
For more info see: www.concal.org/ceilidh
Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.