Latest Family Disco Ceilidh Dates


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The regular family Disco Ceilidhs proved a huge hit and so, after a break over the summer (and lots of queries as to when the next Disco Ceilidh is happening) I have arranged a monthly event between October and March. Something to keep us all happy and having fun over the dark winter months.

Thank you to those who have commented on the events: it seems people really like the friendly, informal atmosphere and the opportunity to socialise with friends and have fun with family at the same time. The fact that you can bring your own drinks and snacks so it’s a good-value night out is rather popular too

Numbers have been growing and so I have a bigger venue on the books this time to add to the favourite of Hyndland Parish Hall. St Silas Church has a great atmosphere for a ceilidh and I’m really looking forward to filling it with kids and their parents doing the Canadian Barndance to ‘Get the Party Started’ and other anthems.

I was at a ceilidh held at St Silas Church last week so here’s a couple of pictures to show a bit of the atmosphere!
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Looking forward to seeing you. No need to book for the St Silas venue as it is really big, but may be worth registering for tickets if you want a place at the Hyndland ones….. just email me on hello@discoceilidh.net

And look out for the special themed events this year:

  • Kilts and tartan for the St Andrew’s ceilidh
  • Dance some ceilidh dances to some cheesy Christmas Tunes in December
  • Get up on the stage for some Burns’ recitation for Burns’ night!

I just can’t wait – Dates in poster below (all Saturdays 630pm-930pm):
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4 Oct Hyndland Parish Hall
22 Nov Hyndland Parish Hall St Andrews Ceilidh
6 Dec St Silas Church Hall Christmas Ceilidh
24 Jan St Silas Church Hall Burns’ Ceilidh
21 Feb Hyndland Parish Hall
21 March St Silas Church Hall

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10th May – Family Disco Ceilidh with Broomhill Ceilidh Band

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The Broomhill Ceilidh Band invites you to:

A Springtime Family Ceilidh

Traditional Ceilidh set from the Broomhill Ceilidh Band

followed by Disco Ceilidh – setting traditional dances to your favourite tunes.

Saturday 10th May 630-930pm

Broomhill Church Hall, Randolf Road, G11 7JL

Doors 6:30pm Music to start 7pm.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles, bring your friends, bring your kids. We’ll provide the music and entertainment.

£5 adults £2 kids (under 5s free)
All money raised to School of Life Romania


Tickets on door or reserve by email to hello@discoceilidh.net

Green Afro Wigs and Deely-Bopper Ceilidhing to the Pogues

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I’m just back from the St Patrick’s Disco ceilidh with the songs of the Pogues still ringing in my ears.

I had the idea about doing a whole Disco Ceilidh to the music of Irish Bands but had a bit of trouble finding the right songs. By nature Disco Ceilidh is a bit cheesy, a bit camp, and doesn’t really take itself too seriously. So you can probably imagine that its hard to fit U2 into the genre. In the end the Pogues featured large in the playlist (inevitably). I had great hopes for C’est La Vie by B*witched, but it’s not quite right, and I couldn’t face Westlife.

A big hit was Sally MacLennane for the Millitary two-step and Streets of London for the Flying Scotsman. But it was YMCA, Get lucky and Gangnam Style that really got the dance floor going. The folks who came complete with green Afro wig, green deely-boppers and other St Patrick’s accoutrements really made my day.

One of the guys propping up the bar had an excuse I’d never heard before for not dancing. ‘I actually really like dancing’ he said, ‘but I went to the gym for the first time in years yesterday and now I can’t lift my arms higher than this’ he said waving his hands about at hip-level. ‘It would be pure agony for me on the dance floor’.

Steampunk Bar and Grill was a great venue for a disco ceilidh and I think we’ll definitely be back there so watch this space.

As usual I was too busy with the calling to take any photos. Next week I’ve got a 40th birthday party to do and I’ll do my best to get some photos to post on the blog.

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!

St Patrick’s Disco Ceilidh – Monday 17th March

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Come along to Steampunk Cafe to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with some serious Disco Ceilidh.

Disco Ceilidh will be getting the party started in the retro surroundings of Glasgow’s Steampunk Cafe. The usual selection of disco and pop anthems will be augmented by some of Ireland’s amazing music (just seeking some suitably upbeat tunes by Irish bands….)

Come and have a Guinness and a shoogle of yer bahookie! We’ll be kicking off the dancing at 8:30pm

Steampunk Cafe, 1 Drury Street, Glasgow, G2 5AP

£2 on the door for more info email hello@discoceilidh.net

Disco Ceilidh at St Silas International Cafe – Wednesday 12th March

Are you an international student and want to experience some ceilidh culture? Disco Ceilidh will be at the St Silas International Cafe on 12th March. This event is for international students, but any ceilidh experts are also welcome to help out the beginners!

Come and learn some traditional Scottish Ceilidh Dances with a twist.  We’ll be dancing to traditional music and Disco and pop tunes. No experience needed, Beginners welcome.

There will be tea, coffee and cake and we’ll start off at 730pm

 St Silas Church Hall, Park Road, G4 9JE

Wednesday 12 March   7.30-9.30pm

 Free entry


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Family Disco Ceilidh: Joyful Chaos

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We had so much fun last night at the family Disco Ceilidh. At times around three-quarters of the dancers were under the age of 10 which led to some added fun and unpredictability. But I was amazed at how well they all picked up the dances.

Some had learned the main ceilidh dances at school but many were new to it and there were enough adults on the dance floor to keep the kids in check in some of the more complex dances like strip the willow and dashing white sergeant.

The smallest kids were fascinated by my new disco light projector and gathered round to stare into the globe of bright coloured LEDs. And the swirling light projections helped turn the short interval between sets into a disco, with parents and kids taking to the dance floor to groove to Daddy Cool. Next time we’ll extend the time for the free disco dancing as it was so popular.

All in all, a great evening. A few comments from the feedback sheets follow and I look forward to the next Family Disco Ceilidh on 15th March

Quotes from the feedback sheets….
‘Great night – well done, children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.’

‘Make it last longer!’

‘Loved the venue and atmosphere’

Lights, Ceilidh, Action

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It’s nearly time for the Hyndland Disco Ceilidh and the new disco lights have arrived.

I have no idea why I never thought to buy any before, just to use in in the living room for a bit of a boogie.

With the table-cloths I’ve been sewing from curtains and duvet covers from the best of Dumbarton road’s charity shops, I hope we’ll transform Hyndland Community Halls into a Disco Inferno tomorrow.

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