Groups

Advice to group organisers

We give you a free ticket if you organise 9 or more people to come to one of our public ceilidhs. You can only do this by ringing 0131 339 5374 – 24 hours

If you have at least 20 people who fancy a ceilidh, we may be able to organise one for you, booking the venue and a band. Try to give us at least 2 weeks notice. We then advertise to the public

Get the money first! Give your friends a deadline by which they must pay you and tell them that after that they’ll need to contact us independently.

If you want to sit together, get enough people there to reserve a row of seats about half an hour before the ceilidh starts. The later you come the more fragmented your group will be. First come, first served.

Don’t meet in a pub outside the venue first. Almost always somebody is late and this makes the whole group late. The venue is usually open half an hour before the ceilidh starts and the bar quarter an hour before. The bar is cheaper than any other one around the venue. Meet at the venue.

Try to arrive together. This makes it easier for you and our people at the door.

We start with slow easy dances and get gradually faster and more complicated. You are less likely to hurt yourself if you arrive in time and warm up with a slow dance first.

Make sure ladies in the group get this message: Please don’t wear high heels or stiletto heels. It’s dangerous for you and also for other customers. You won’t be allowed to dance in them.