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A weekend of dancing! Workshops each day with tutors and live bands followed by a ceilidh each evening. Special Family Concert on Sunday afternoon with Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band.

This is our 13th Ceilidh Weekend with dancing for everyone. Music this year is provided by Robert Whitehead and the Danelaw Dance Band, Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band and Lee Paterson’s Band (playing at the Ceilidh Weekend for the first time). 2019 Dance classes are being led by Stuart and Carol Hay, Lesley Gunn, Dawn Johnston, Daisy and Neil Leask and Mabel Besant. We give you eight choices of workshops over the weekend and the family concert.

For those who come to Orkney early in the week there are extra dancing events to enjoy – Monday dancing in the St Magnus Centre, Tuesday welcome dance in the St Magnus Centre, Wednesday Birsay Community Association host an afternoon workshop, dinner and dance with music from Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band and Thursday Rendall Community Association host a dinner dance with music by Robert Whitehead and the Danelaw Dance Band. Then if you have a bit of energy left you can join us in the St Magnus Centre for the next Monday dancing.

2019 we have organised a ‘Scapa Flow’ bus tour to take dancers to Birsay in time for the afternoon workshop led by Lorna Fotheringhame. Further details on our website.

Booking: Mrs Lana Fotheringhame, Glengarth, Carters Park Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15

01856 873534 or :


Chairman/secretary: Mrs Mabel Besant, 01856 791359 or :