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The Ceilidh Club Blog is here to bring you interesting things to do in London as well as highlighting small Scottish companies and the odd poem as well as other stuff you might find interesting. All you need do is stop by from time to time to find out what’s new. 

London is a great city and we love the multi cultural feeling. We’re lucky at the Ceilidh Club to have access to so many wonderful people from all over the world, they bring their energy and their culture to our night and put their own spin to our dances. We remember well the Lithuanian Folk Dance group that came along and demonstrated their stuff at half time. So we like to highlight in this Blog some of the wonderful things to do in London – cultural highlights, sporting events etc.

There’s lots of Scottish things to do in London too – from Gaelic choirs to Shinty, from whisky tasting to haggis eating.  If you want to know where to hire a kilt then check out our blog post on it. Are you interested in organising an Office Night Out or a Charity Ceilidh then you’ll find posts about that as well. We try to answer as many of your regular questions as we can via our blog posts or through the usual array of social media. 

We like to bring small Scottish companies to your attention – there is a wealth of high quality businesses in Scotland and we like to show case them here. Scotland produces 70% of the UK’s gin. That’s a lot of G and T’s. Scotland has also joined in the UK (worldwide?) boom in craft beer production and there are now over 30 beer producers in and around Edinburgh alone, with new ones popping up all the time.  

So please feel free to delve into the Ceilidh Club blog when you have the time. If there is anything that you would like us to cover then let me know and we’ll see what we can do. We try to keep it short, snappy and sweet. Because let’s face – you’re worth it.

Whisky Glasses

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: food and drink, Uncategorized|

A Guide to the Whisky Glass Oaky. Scented. Sweet. Whisky comes in many shapes and sizes; from a pure single malt to a smokey American bourbon, there’s something for everyone. It’s not just the type of whiskey that matters; it’s also how you drink it that dictates what kind of whisky glass you need.  Neat, [...]

Scottish Country Dancing London

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Dancing, London Scots|Tags: , , |

Scottish Country Dancing London We’ve bundled up Royal Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS), Reeling and Ceilidh into 1 handy page of contacts for Scottish Country Dancing London. What’s the difference between them all? The RSCDS and its affiliates are at the more refined end of the spectrum and ceilidh is at the rumbustious end. Reeling lies [...]

London Scots

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: food and drink, London Scots, restaurants, Robert Burns, Scottish business|Tags: , , , , , |

London Scots are everywhere Golf Club, Charities, Restaurants, Monuments and Ceilidhs (!) - we review some of the more prominent sites, organisations and businesses that concern London Scots. London Scots - Charities There are two charities specifically in London to help out Scots: Borderline and Scots Care. Borderline's goal is to help first and second [...]

STOVIES

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: food and drink|Tags: |

Stovies - a gift from the Gods I was once in Sainsbury's at the meat counter and asked what I thought was an innocent question. 'What meat do you recommend for stovies'.  'Lamb' replied the butcher without a second thought. 'Yes, I began that what.....' 'Och, you must be joking' said an elderly woman to [...]

ロンドンの観光名所 – The Ceilidh Club

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Office night out, Robert Burns|Tags: , , , , , |

ケーリークラブへようこそ! 当クラブは、ロンドンに居ながらにしてスコットランドを感じることができる、ケーリー(ceilidh)ダンスのクラブです。スコットランドを訪れたことのある人なら、一度は踊ったことがあるかもしれませんが、全くの初心者でも大丈夫。各ダンスの前にまず説明がありますし、上手に踊れる人が周りに大勢いますから! 当クラブはとてもフレンドリー。世界中から参加者が集まります。毎回様々な国から約250人がイベントに参加。ライブバンドが演奏し、コーラー(指示役)がダンスの動きを説明します。開場は午後7時でダンスは8時から11時まで。バー、カフェ、荷物預り所も完備しています。前売券の購入をお勧めしますが、定例イベント(バーンズナイトを除く)では当日券もご用意しています。年齢制限はありません。参加者の大半は22~38歳ですが、その気があれば何歳でも大歓迎! 1月から2月上旬にかけては『バーンズナイト』と呼ばれる特別なイベントを開催します。これはスコットランドの国民的詩人、ロバート・バーンズを祝うイベント。3時間のダンス、そして伝統的スコットランド料理(ハギス、ジャガイモ、カブ)をお楽しみいただきます。通常のハギスの他にベジタリアンハギスもご用意しています。バグパイプの演奏や詩の朗読など、最高に楽しいイベントです。バーンズナイトに関する詳しい説明はこちらをご覧ください。 ケーリークラブにはドレス・コードはありません。動きやすい服装でお越しください。タータンチェックの洋服や小物があればぜひご着用ください! 当クラブの様子はユーチューブ、ツィッター、フェースブック、インスタグラム、リンクトインなどのソーシャルメディアでもご覧いただけます。写真や動画に是非「いいね!」「シェア」をお願いします。 お一人でのご参加も大歓迎(踊る相手は大勢います!)。パートナーと、スポーツや趣味などの仲間と、またミートアップイベントとしてもご利用ください。 イベントチケットのご購入はこちらから。 ケーリークラブでお会いできるのを楽しみにしています。