Burns Family Ceilidh 24 January 2015

It’s peak ceilidh season and we’ll be celebrating the Bard with a stoating night of ceilidh dancing.

Sooooooo…… Don your tartan, bring your weans, pack the Haggis flavour crisps and a hip flask and get into the Burns Night groove.

Hosted by Disco Ceilidh and with special guests The Broomhill Ceilidh Band, we’ll be starting out with all the traditional jugs and reels and finish up with a Disco Ceilidh Inferno.
Bring your own drinks and fav snacks. We’ll have home baking, and some snacks and soft drinks on sale.

All money raised to RSPB Scotland
Tickets in advance from ticketsource £7 adults £3 kids or on the door (£7.50/£3.50) Under 5s Free.

Yay! Burns Night! And if you have a Burns poems or song you want to share, we’ll have an open mic at half time.

Bring your friends too – here’s the link to the Facebook event if you want to share it!

Saturday 24 January 2014
St Silas Church, 69 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9LE

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


Lights, Ceilidh, Action



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.



Wiggling at WEST

gay gordons cropped

Friday night we were at the amazing venue of WEST brewery for a Disco Ceilidh. It was great to see loads of folk turn out in their tartan to shoogle their bahookies.

There was a great atmosphere and extra folk kept piling onto the dance floor even as each dance was on the go. This made for a happy bedlam with sets of dancers growing as the song progressed which made for an interesting Flying Scotsman which started with the usual four carriages and ended with nine.

There seemed to be an awful lot of WEST’s famous 2-pint beer glasses around which presumably was why, towards the end of the night, there was some rather groovy ad-libbing on the dance floor as disco-ceilidh went freestyle.

The audience was great and weren’t the type to want a sit-down between dances so at the end of the night we did a back-to-back medley of Strip the Willow to ‘Born Slippy’, Circassian Circle to ‘Get Lucky’, Military Two-Step to ‘Born this Way’ and then, in a departure from my planned set, a rather experimental Gay Gordons to YMCA.

I’d had a hunch that the Village People and the Gay Gordons would be a good mix, though I hadn’t tried it before, and with such a fantastic group of dancers and the heroic quantities of WEST’s beer that was being consumed, I felt it was the right time to try.

disco ceilidh west circassian circle cr

It worked a treat with dancers breaking out at intervals for the actions. It was brilliant fun, hugely cheesy and my only regret is that the various phones and cameras had all run out of battery/memory so I couldn’t record it on video for posterity.

Watch out for it at the next Disco ceilidh.

A few comments from the feedback forms:

‘Do it more, for longer and more often!’

‘Come and do Disco Ceilidh at our wedding!’

‘Unique, energetic, fun selection of music’

‘More Abba!’

What did you like best?

Was there anything you didn’t enjoy?
‘When there was a break/the end’