Welcome to the ceilidh collective emerging from the pandemic!
Lets keep the ceilidh alive in us... 💚
Lets keep the ceilidh alive in us... 💚
Sat 9 October 2022 - CHE 50th Anniversary Ceilidh @ The Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow, 6-10pm
Come join us at our ceilidh, organised by the ceilidh collective and hosted by Tara O'Leary (CHE Fellow) as we burl into our next chapter.
We have a wonderful band in Hud Yer Wheesht, a light supper and snacks, a few festive words and lots of chance to connect and discover old and new friends and colleagues from across the decades.
There will be a licensed bar with a range of local and organic wines, beers, soft drinks, and single malts.
Please choose the price point according to what you can afford; the higher price helps subside our concession rates.
CHE is an independent educational charity and co-operative committed to transformative education and action for social and ecological justice. It seeks to advance radical and transdisciplinary human ecology as a field and in practice to tackle the root causes of the social, cultural and ecological emergency of our times.
Sat 22 October 2022 - New Leaf Ceilidh 6-11pm
The Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band will be leading us through the night. The four-piece band includes fiddle, flute, banjo, and bodhran, with the dances expertly called.
We're set for a healthy broth of Irish, Scottish, American and English jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes, polkas and more. The band have a great respect for the tradition and its bearers as well as the continuing inspiration and creativity that keep the tradition alive. They play ancient tunes alongside contemporary and self-penned music with delight. The sets also features a fair few songs, from fast paced Gaelic mouth music to soulful waltzes and foot stomping bluegrass tunes.
Yes, the Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band bring you all the well-known steps but also less familiar dances from old books and passed-down memories. They've got easy ones for the kids and newcomers, and proper fast ones for the enthusiastic, and might even throw in a game or two if the mood is right. The Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band also looks out to the music and dance of other places, and are keen to incorporate more Breton, Swedish and other European dances.
Why are we having this ceilidh? This event is a celebration of ten years of Edinburgh's own wholefood co-operative just over the way in Marchmont: The New Leaf Co-op. A decade of supplying a huge ethical range of goodness to locals and visitors.
The New Leaf Co-op opened its doors on October 10th 2012. There had been a pre-existing wholefood shop called The New Leaf on Argyle place for many years already, but this sold mainly pre-packaged goods and was only in one room. They were all interested in worker-run, non-hierarchical structures, and so a co-operative seemed like a natural choice.
To help celebrate their ten years, Co-op members are inviting all at the ceilidh to add good wishes to their bough under which we'll be dancing to the wild tunes. And they are donating all profits from the event to the charity, Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK).
Refugee Community Kitchen will be preparing a simple hearty meal for all early birds at £5 per head. You can pre-pay with your ticket now (to help with plannings) or pay on the night. RCK support displaced people in Northern France and homeless people in London and Edinburgh. They give people more than a hot meal, they also give them a place to gather and connect. Somewhere to recreate a community - providing spaces for medical and legal services, safeguarding groups and other support organisation and people in need to meet.
The ceilidh collective has been organising ceilidhs and fundraising for grassroots organisations and charities since 2003. We're delighted to be working with The New Leaf Co-op on this event (they have been our physical box office for most of our events since they opened their doors ten years ago...). We'll have our local, organic bar. run by volunteers for you to enjoy a craft ale, mulled cider, fruit wine, local apple juice or more...
We really hope you can join us all on Saturday 22 October 2022.
Book your tickets now - we only have 150 places. To the music, the dance, the blether, the toast, to our community.
This event is fundraising for Refugee Community Kitchen with 100% of profits from bar, door, raffle, and food, going to their work.
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Share of ceilidh proceeds to beneficiaries the past few ceilidhs were as follows:
See details of our our recent events here.
If you'd like to volunteer to make sure they all happen head here and help us make it so! Four hours work on the night in exchange for hot food, a drink and free entry to the ceilidh. Best ceilidh deal in town!
As soon as tickets are made available you can buy tickets for the next ceilidh collective events from Brown Paper Tickets.
Alternatively, and avoiding booking fees, you can pop along to the wonderful people at New Leaf Co-op on Argyle Place, Edinburgh. They provide an amazing box office service in exchange for five tickets per ceilidh from us. In their words they are "Edinburgh's local, unpackaged, scoop your own, nut-grinding, organic, worker-run co-operative putting affordable local, ethical food first". They are more than well worth supporting and using. You can't get more right-on and what a treat to speak to people who really know a lot about food, their suppliers and the local area!