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Gigs

Live Music at The Ceilidh Place
Due to the current uncertainty, we have cancelled all live music this year.  Social Distancing measures mean that our venue space is simply not viable for the forseeable future. We will keep updating as often as possible and will be back with some great live music as soon as we possibly can.

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March 2020

All Gigs Cancelled

Saturday 21st - Ross Ainslie And Ali Hutton

Skilfully performed instrumental music deeply rooted in the Scottish tradition. Ross and Ali, two of Scotland’s most prominent musicians, bring together original compositions, ranging from high octane jigs and reels to beautifully melodic slow airs. The music is a masterful blend of the old and the new — modern Scottish folk music at its mightiest! They will be joined by one of Scotland’s finest musicians, Jenn Butterworth, winner of the Musician of the Year at the 2019 Scots Trad Awards.

Tickets £12


April 2020

All Gigs Cancelled

Friday 10th - Air Iomall - Charlie Grey And Joseph Peach

Air lomall is a film and suite of new music by Charlie Grey (fiddle) and Joseph Peach (piano), inspired by a voyage aboard the Wylde Swan to some now uninhabited islands deep in the North Atlantic: The Shiants, North Rona, The Flannans, Sula Sgeir and St Kilda. The film is centred around the first performance of this new music on St Kilda on the 88th anniversary of the evacuation.

Tickets £10


Saturday 11th - Rant

RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie join forces to create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player.

Tickets £12


Saturday 18th - Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs are legendary — a multi award-winning band with a |ine-up from the world of Scottish folk music that is approaching superstar status. Founder member Jonny Hardie (fiddIe/vocals) is joined by Aaron Jones (guitar/bouzouki/vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes) and Donald Hay (percussion). Together they create a sound that stands at the forefront of the Scottish roots music revival!

Tickets £12


Saturday 25th - Eilidh Shaw And Ross Martin

Eilidh Shaw and Ross Martin are probably best known for their work with two top traditional bands; Eilidh with The Poozies and Ross with Daimh, although some may recall the early 2003 when they made up 2 fifths of the cult folk explosion that was Harem Scarem.

Tickets £10


May 2020

All Gigs Cancelled

Saturday 16th - Jenny Sturgeon - The Living Mountain

Jenny Sturgeon — The Living Mountain This marks the release of Jenny’s new album ‘The Living Mountain’ — a collection of songs inspired by the celebrated book of Aberdonian Nan Shepherd. The 12 tracks, which make up the album, take inspiration from each chapter of Nan’s book together with Jenny’s own experience exploring the Cairngorm mountain range which is very close to where she was brought up. The performance will also include specially commissioned imagery

Tickets £10


Wednesday 20th - Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey

Two of the best musicians of their generation come together for this all too rare appearance. Tim (guitar, melodeon), is brilliant in every way. Ross (pipes, whistles, cittern) is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers with a long list of high profile awards and nominations.

Tickets £10


Saturday 23rd - Benedict Morris Trio

Fiddler Benedict won BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019. Also in the trio are fellow BBC award winners Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Pablo Lafuente (guitar). Their music stems from Irish traditional music and they produce instrumental music steeped in emotion, drive, and vivacity.

Tickets £10


Friday 29th - Westward The Light

Westward The Light are: Charlie Grey, Sally Simpson, Owen Sinclair, and Joseph Peach. They bring together an expansive knowledge of Scottish folk music and culture, creating a new expression of an age-old sound. On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano, and guitar, the quartet’s music is reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland.

Tickets £10


June 2020

All Gigs Cancelled

Friday 5th - Gnoss

Gnoss is a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (The Living Tradition). Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie, Connor Sinclair, and Craig Baxter have been tipped as ‘ones to watch’ by Songlines magazine for their lively, engaging and honest performances.

Tickets £10


Thursday 11th - Karen Marshalsay

Karen Marshalsay has mastered all three Scottish harps — the warm-sounding modern gut—strung clarsach, its wire-strung Gaelic predecessor and the distinctive Bray — and her love of pipe music gives her playing deft richness. Music and stories from her acclaimed album, The Road to Kennacraig, and beyond feature in an intimate concert.

Tickets £8


Saturday 13th - Tan Nara

Bold, creative, and original; Tannara have established themselves as one of the UK’s most interesting and unique contemporary folk groups. Since the band’s formation in 2014, they’ve covered considerable musical ground. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres, and sounds.

Tickets £10


Tuesday 16th - Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Café Orchestra — hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship. Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas, and beautiful ballads are all encountered.

Tickets £12


Thursday 18th - Tim Kliphuis Trio

Award-winning violinist Tim Kliphuis (NL) is a legend in the gypsy world. His Trio with Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (bass) re-defines the music of J.S. Bach, Django, and the Chieftains to create an intensely moving concert experience.

Tickets £10


July 2020

All Gigs Cancelled

Wednesday 8th - Hannah Rarity

Hannah Rarity’s sublime voice imbues the music she performs with a depth of emotion that is inimitable. It’s this ability that has seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers. She was the winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018. Accompanied by John Lowrie (piano).

Tickets £10


Saturday 11th - Fergus Mccreadie Trio

Pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio with bassist David Bowden and drummer Stephen Henderson is the leading group from the new, young wave of Scottish jazz. Their concerts, highlighting their thrilling virtuosity and exciting dynamism and their music’s huge emotional charge, have earned five-star reviews and wowed audiences across Northern Europe.

Tickets £10


Tuesday 14th - Alistair Mcculloch Trio

The Alistair McCulloch Trio is celebrating 20 years of touring this year and is delighted to be returning to the Ceilidh Place, the only ever-present venue! Featuring champion fiddler McCulloch, Aaron Jones (bouzouki, guitar, vocals) and Marc Duff (whistles). An evening of driving tunes, tender songs, and poignant airs.

Tickets £10


Thursday 16th - Eriska

Eriska create organic, free-range folk-fusion jams. Their debut album At the Wrong Gig documents their exploration of genres, and the title pays tribute to their joumey from emptying rooms to selling out their album launch and being live-streamed to Berlin at the European Championships.

Tickets £10


Saturday 18th - Tim Edey

Tim’ Edey’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to the audience — chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius

Tickets £10


Tuesday 21st - Rab Noakes

Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. It’s the 50th Anniversary' this year of Rab’s debut LP ‘Do You See The Lights?’ This is a celebratory show where he will do the album in sequencein one set and other 1969/70 music in the other.

Tickets £10


Saturday 25th - Adam Sutherland - Tunes ‘n’ Tales

A compelling and engaging performer and storyteller, fiddler Adam will entertain you with a 50/50 mix of tunes and tales with a selection of his own music and engaging stories of his life and work with insights into his childhood home, his myriad influences and the intriguing people who have inspired him along the way.

Tickets £10


Wednesday 29th - Amy Papiransky

Amy was a finalist for the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018. Originally from Keith in the North-East of Scotland, Amy has been gathering and writing songs over the last eight years. Her band tonight includes lnnes Watson and Graham Rorie.

Tickets £10


Friday 31st - Routes Quartet

The Routes Quartet is an exquisite blend of the folk and classical traditions, featuring evocative arrangements of folk tunes and stunning original compositions. The Routes Quartet is made up of the classic string quartet instrumentation of cello (Rufus Huggan, Scotland), viola (Emma Tomlinson, England), and two fiddles (David Lombardi (Italy) and Madeleine Stewart, USA).

Tickets £10


August 2020

All Gigs Cancelled

Thursday 6th - Project Smok

Bringing together three of Scottish music’s most exciting players — Ali Levack (pipes/whistles), Pablo Lafuente (guitar) and Ewan Baird (bodhran) — Project Smok revitalize their native West Coast traditions with a high-octane brew of funk, jazz and electronic stylings. “Sophisticated and intricate. sheer, unadulterated virtuosity” (MNPR Magazine).

Tickets £10


Wednesday 12th - Rachel Newton

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton was named the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year 2016. Her third solo album Here’s My Heart Come Take It was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award as one of Scotland’s top ten outstanding albums.

Tickets £10


Saturday 15th - Baile

Baile (Cameron Sharp, Euan McLaughlin, Callum Convoy) are an up and coming band based in the hub of the Glasgow trad scene. Border pipes, whistles, bodhran and guitar combine and weave to make an intricate, contemporary sound drawn from the traditions of Scotland and Ireland.

Tickets £10


Tuesday 18th - Savourna Stevenson And Steve Kettley

Savourna (harp) and Steve (saxophones, flute, percussion) have performed and recorded together many times in the past and have been enjoying a successful and creative reunion since 2017, performing at festivals and one-off concerts throughout the UK. A dynamic blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations — breaking stylistic barriers while maintaining Scottish roots.

Tickets £10


Saturday 22nd - Brian O Headhra And Fiona Mackenzie

Brian and Fiona are acclaimed singers/songwriters who draw upon their traditional Gaelic roots as well as from other musical genres. Their live set features soaring harmonies and exquisite arrangements of ancient and new material. Their stunning debut album TiR was nominated for album of the year at the lnternational Folk Music Awards 2018. ”Two of the finest voices in Gaelic singing today.” Celtic Music Radio

Tickets £10


Saturday 29th - Euan Mclaughlin Band

Euan McLaughlin is a young, up and coming fiddle player from Leith. Now based in Glasgow, Euan works as an in-demand musician playing in several projects (Baile, LAPWYNG, Exitman Band, Dante). His band features some of Scotland, England and Ireland’s best musicians on fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, flute & uillean pipes.

Tickets £10


September 2020

All Gigs Cancelled

Thursday 3rd - The Paul Mckenna Band

Scotland’s Paul McKenna has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice. He and his band — comprising Robbie Greig (fiddle), Conal McDonagh (pipes/whistles), Conor Markey (banjo/ bouzouki/ mandolin) and Ewan Baird (percussion) — draw on both Scottish and Irish roots, in a dynamic, full-bodied array of original and traditional material.

Tickets £10


Wednesday 9th - Moishe’s Bagel

Thrillingly original cutting—edge klezmer and world folk music from some of Scotland’s finest musicians, Moishe’s Bagel is an intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. The band will draw you in, turn you inside out and leave you smiling uncontrollably — all in the space of one tune.

Tickets £12


Saturday 12th - Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier

Part 2 of the highly successful collaborative tour featuring two of the finest singer-songwriters on the contemporary folk scene today, Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier (aka The Story Song Scientists). Artful acoustic guitar, two remarkable voices, and some killer storytelling. They are yet to write a song about pick-up trucks...or beer!

Tickets £10

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