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Best wishes for the festive season!


Scots Music Group Board and staff wish all SMG members, students, volunteers, fundraisers, friends and tutors a very happy holiday and good wishes for 2015!

The SMG office closes on 18th December and re-opens 6th January 2015.

The office elves will do their best to reply to your emails over the hols!

2015 Ceilidhs


Ceilidh dates for your diary:

Jan 31st with Bella McNab’s Dance Band
Feb 28th with Thunderdog Ceilidh Band
Mar 28th with Da Hooley
May 2nd with Canongate Cadjers
May 30th with Portobello Ceilidh Band
Jun 20th with The Occasionals

Book tickets here

Last ceilidh for 2014


Saturday 13th December at 8pm.

Dance your Christmas socks off at our last fundraising ceilidh of the year with the fabulous Robert Fish Band. Tickets still available through the website and from St Brides.

Tickets here!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift?


Buy your loved one a term of classes in Fiddle 1a or Guitar 1. Both are taking 'new’ students in their Term 2 intake.

Need to buy a guitar too? We have teamed up with Scayles Music to bring you the following special deals. All offers are available in-store only and expire on Friday 23rd January 2015:

Offer 1
Cort AD810NS Dreadnought Acoustic guitar including gigbag. Details here

Full Price £119.99 Offer Price £99.00 plus get a free headstock tuner!

This offer is only available to those signing up for the class.

Offer 2
20% off all strings and accessories until Fri 23 Jan for SMG members.

Offer 3
Headstock tuner – was £14.99, offer price £10.00 until Fri 23 Jan for SMG members.

You may be asked for proof of membership or enrolment status – as we no longer issue membership cards we can email you a confirmation letter to print off.

Midwinter Magic :: Scots Song Workshop


Join SMG tutor Mary McCann for Midwinter Magic – Scots Songs for Christmas & New Year

Saturday 6th December from 10am till 1.30pm
At Christ Church Centre, Holy Corner, 6a Morningside Road
£12/£6 conc

Learn less well-known Scots songs for Christmas and New Year, including a traditional ballad, a guising song, children’s songs, rounds, traditional carols and new songs. Learning is by ear, no need to read music.

For further details and to reserve a place please email

Big Barnardo's Ceilidh


Ceilidh Caleerie are playing on Friday 21st November at Colinton Church Hall in celebration of Universal Children’s Day & in aid of Barnardo’s Scotland.

Tickets are available on the door and include a light supper. Starts at 7pm.

Early Bird Discount


Take advantage of the early bird discount for term 2 and enrol by Tuesday 16th December.

Classes start back Tuesday 13th January 2015.

Ceilidh Caleerie Buskers at Culross Abbey


Ceilidh Caleerie Buskers and guests 'Sandwood’ – mostly from SMG classes – invite you to join them for an evening of traditional music and song in Culross Abbey at 7.30pm on Friday 7th November. Proceeds will go to church funds.

Tickets, available at the door, are £10/£8 concs and include tea and buns at the interval.