What happens at the Ceilidh Club?
Come to the Ceilidh Club at Cecil Sharp House – it’s 3 hours of the best fun in London. There’s a live band with a caller to guide you through the steps so no experience is necessary. It is perfect for the absolute beginner or the experienced ceilidh dancer. We got some of the best bands around to keep you moving and the callers will let you know what to do. Each dance is talked through before we do it so you’ll become familiar with it. Then the band kick in and you’ll be reeling and laughing all the way. Nobody is looking at your feet and the emphasis is on having fun rather than getting the steps correct.
There’s a lovely cafe selling light meals, snacks and scrummy cakes. A traditional bar has a decent range of drinks at reasonable prices and the cloakroom is staffed by the nicest cloakroom staff you’ll find anywhere.
The doors open at 7PM and dancing is from 8-11 with a break halfway to catch your breath. The dance floor is sprung and perfect for dancing. There is no dress code but tartan is always appreciated. Wear something comfy for dancing.
Children are welcome at the club, however it can get a bit rowdy on the dance floor. If the children are under 16 they get in for free.
We advise buying tickets in advance as the events frequently sell out, however we will have some tickets on the door.
How much are tickets for the Ceilidh Club?
Tickets are £16.50 and £10 concession. Concession tickets are only available on the door from 7PM. Concessions are students, unemployed and retired.
What happens at the end of the Ceilidh Club?
We all join hands and sing Robert Burns’ Auld Lang Syne. You can find the words here. We do the first and last verse and then jump around a lot. Remember to cross hands on the second verse.
We hope you have a great night with us. Please remember that it’s a residential neighbourhood and leave quietly and quickly. There are lots of places in Camden to go on to if you fancy partying on.