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Burns Night Ceilidhs

Burns Night Supper was first held in 1802 by the poetโ€™s friends, five years after his death. Little did they know that night that they set in motion a global phenomenon, with one of the main ingredients โ€“ dancing! 222 years on, here is our Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland curatorial selection of over 22 Burns Night Ceilidhs and events across Scotland and beyond for you to choose from. Luve trad dance? Try our FREE membership: https://www.tdfs.org/join/
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19 Jan
Burns Night Supper โ€“ traditional Burns Night Supper and highlight of Edinburgh’s own Royal Scots Club event calendar. Further details here
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19 Jan
Burns Supper London – three hours of ceilidh dancing and more hosted by the Ceilidh Club at St. Mary’s Marylebone, London. Further details here
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20 Jan
Auld Lang Syne โ€“ Mairi Campbell’s adventures with Scotland’s most famous song and dance at Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse: Further details hereย 
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20 Jan
Polish-Scottish Ceilidh โ€“ with Danse McCabre Ceilidh Band who will play both Scottish and Polish songs and dances at Aberdeen Football Club as part of the 7th Polish Scottish Mini Festival 2024. Further details here
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23 Jan
Cafe Ceilidh – FREE afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Scotlandโ€™s national poet Robert Burns with the Scots Music Group at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Further details here
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24 Jan
Burns Supper – hosted by Edinburgh Folk Club, featuring folk singer Tich Frier, at the Ukrainian Community Centre, Edinburgh. Further details here
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25 Jan
Burns Supper โ€“ a traditional evening of Scottish food, music and dancing at the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, Edinburgh. Further details here
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25 Jan
Celtic Connections Burns Supper โ€“ a gourmet musical menu with Burns Song exponents Fiona Hunter and Sean Gray amongst other special guests at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.ย  Further details here
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25 Jan, 26 Jan and 27 Jan
Annasach’s Burns Night Ceilidh โ€“ informal celebration of the Bard with Annasach’s Ceilidh Band at The Counting House, Edinburgh. Further details here
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26 Jan
Auld Lang Syne โ€“ Mairi Campbell’s adventures with Scotland’s most famous song and dance at Theatre Royal, Dumfries. Further details hereย 
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26 Jan
Museum Late: Big Burns Ceilidh โ€“ as part of Burns and Beyond Festival 2024 โ€“ traditional ceilidh dancing and more at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Further detailsย 
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26 Jan
Burns Night Ceilidh with Cannongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band and caller Marina at British Legion Hall, Edinburgh.ย  Further details here
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26 & 27 Jan
Burns Family Ceilidh hosted by the Nest Collective with in-house Ceilidh Liberation Front Band at Grand Junction, London. Further details here

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27 Jan

Family Burns Supper โ€“ with Bruce McKenzie’s Shore Road Ceilidh Band at Laggan, Castle Douglas. Further details hereย 

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27 Jan

Burns’ Night Family Ceilidh โ€“ hosted by Fรจis Phร islig at the Prince of Wales Social Club, Renfrew. Featuring music from Scotia Ceilidh Band who will call all of the dances. Further details here

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27 Jan
Auld Lang Syne โ€“ Mairi Campbell’s adventures with Scotland’s most famous song and dance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh: Further details hereย 
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27 Jan
Ceilidh in the Charteris with caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh band. All dances walked through and called at Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Edinburgh. Further details here
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27 Jan
Blazing Burns Night Spectacular โ€“ a family-friendly ceilidh dances called by McHart Celidh Band and fire show at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway. Further details here.

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28 Jan

Family Ceilidh for Burns โ€“ two afternoon ceilidhs led by Ceilidhkids at Corstorphine Old Parish Church, Edinburgh aimed at families with 3-9 year olds but all welcome. Further details here.
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28 Jan
Burns Night โ€“ an afternoon of live music, fun dances and a raffle hosted by Bo’ness Dance at Bridgeness Club, Bo’ness. Further details here
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3 Feb
Family Ceilidh โ€“ FREE afternoon ceilidh with Celine Donoghue Music and Friends at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections. Further details here
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3 Feb
Celtic Connections Ceilidh โ€“ hosted by the RSCDS Dance Scottish with the Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band at Maryhill Community Central Halls, Glasgow. Further details here
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Images: Bairns Burns Supper courtesy of Edinburgh’s Burns & Beyond Festival 2024 and Aberdeen’s Polish Scottish Mini Festival 2024