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Action packed festive season and a fabulous start to the New Year

December was a busy month for the band and we played for functions in Glasgow at the Army Reserve Centre, West Brewery on Glasgow Green, Earlston High School Christmas Dance, PricewaterhouseCoopers Christmas Party at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and then two magnificent evenings at Assembly Roxy on the 30th and 31st of December.

Edinburgh is famous for its Hogmanay Celebrations and the annual street party draws thousands of revellers into the city center to celebrate the new year. HotScotch played for the Old Town Ceilidh back in 2016.



This year we played for two consecutive nights of dancing in Assembly Roxy, a converted church with a massive dance floor area perfect for ceilidh dancing. The Hogmanay night itself was sold out well in advance so the organisers put on an additional night on the 30th which was also a sell-out.


A cohort of regular Edinburgh Ceilidh Club dancers came to both nights and it was wonderful to play to such an enthusiastic and energetic room of dancers with the floor full all night.

The Cumberland Square Eight Ceilidh Dance

There are so many great ceilidh dances and below is a list of all the ones our dancers enjoyed on Hogmanay and you can find ceilidh dance instructions for many of these on our website.


Dashing White Sergeant

Military Two-Step

Canadian Barn Dance

Cumberland Square Eight

Eightsome Reel

Circassian Circle

Pride of Erin Waltz

Waves of Torry

Virginia Reel

Strip the Willow

Orcadian Strip the Willow

Hooligan's Jig

Gay Gordons

St Bernards Waltz

La Rosa Waltz

Britannia Twostep

Flying Scotsman

Borrowdale Exchange

Troika



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