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November Ceilidhs and countdown to Hogmanay

November has been a very busy month for the ceilidh band. We were delighted to return to play at Glenalmond College near Perth for their St Andrew's Ceilidh with two sessions back-to-back firstly for the lower half of the school, and then afterwards for the seniors. Very enthusiastic and full of energy, they are a brilliant crowd to play for.

ceilidh band of three musicians
HotScotch Ceilidh Band at Glenalmond College

We were then at the Gleddock House Hotel, near Greenock for a wedding, delighted to have fiddler Andrew Gifford back playing with us for a night too. Andrew is from Shetland but now based in Glasgow and plays with Fiddlers Bid and The Chair.

three musicians from HotScotch ceilidh band
Playing with fiddler Andrew Gifford at the Gleddock House Hotel

The very next evening we were back at Summerhall in Edinburgh to play for the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club.

Always a fun night, it was another sell-out evening and a brilliant night was had by all including the band! Thanks for Mark Neal for organising these

regular weekly ceilidhs in Edinburgh which have now been going for over 18 years.

More information is available from the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club Website. We will be back there again on Tuesday 16th April 2024.

Our Accordionist Paul, then headed down south to play a couple of classical opera concerts with London Concertante in St Mary's Church Nottingham, and Manchester Cathedral, before hot-footting it back to Edinburgh to play with HotScotch the very next afternoon in Princes Street Gardens for a St Andrew's Day Ceilidh as part of the Edinburgh's Christmas Festival. Performing on the iconic Ross Bandstand, a huge crowd turned out on a Sunday afternoon in November to dance. It was fantastic to see some regulars from the Edinburgh Ceiludh Club there also. In the middle of our set, the public were treated to a superb display of Highland Dancing by the young dancers from Dance@Studio1

The band have various upcoming performances in December, kicking off with with Paul and Michael also playing their duo repertoire as Chamberlain & Haywood for Lockerbie and District Music Society on Sunday 3rd December.

We have now heard that tickets are sold out for our Hogmanay Ceilidh in Assembly Roxy, but there are some tickets still available for the other ceilidhs leading up to Hogmanay on 29th and 3oth December. More details available from Laldie Ceilidhs.


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