Scots Music Group runs traditional music and song classes for adults, informal sessions, monthly ceilidhs and other social events.
We are a community-based charity in Edinburgh.


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Dates & Tickets

Our ceilidh tickets are sold via Yapsody


Saturday 25th May


Canongate Cadjers


St Bride’s Centre

doors 7pm

dancing 7.30-11pm


Buy Tickets

Sell tickets online with Yapsody


Saturday 29th June


Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band


St Bride’s Centre

doors 7pm

dancing 7.30-11pm


Buy Tickets

Sell tickets online with Yapsody



Our Summer & Autumn ceilidh dates:

25th May

29th June

28th September

26th October

30th November

21st December

Ceilidh FAQs

How much are the tickets?

Online in advance tickets are £12 full and £8 concession. On the door they are £15 full and £10 concession.


I don’t have a partner to dance with…can I come along on my own?

Yes! There is no need to bring a partner. All our ceilidhs are relaxed and welcoming, so whether you come alone or with friends, we’ll soon have you birling on the dance floor!


I’ve never been to a ceilidh before….how will I know what to do?

At Scots Music Group ceilidhs, our bands have experienced callers who will walk you through each dance before you start.

What should I wear?

Our ceilidhs are informal, so wear clothing you are comfortable in. Layers are good idea as it can get very warm with all the dancing. Oh yeah…and sensible shoes. Heels are not recommended!

Can I bring children or teenagers?

Since the venue is a community centre, children are welcome, though they should not in the bar area unsupervised. Bear in mind that ceilidhs can get quite energetic, so they may be less suitable for younger children. Children aged 5 to 16 are charged at the concession price and under 5s get in free, but need to be allocated a ticket. Please click on the Buy Tickets Here link at your preferred ceilidh for all children’s tickets.


Could I reserve a table?

For groups of 10 or more people we can reserve tables for you until 8pm. Please email the SMG office at least 7 days before the ceilidh you are attending with your details.

Who is eligible to buy a concession ticket?

Concession rate applies to students, pensioners, people receiving benefits, jobseekers/unemployed, unwaged (e.g. carer, stay at home parent), and children aged 5 to 16.

What payment method can I use to purchase tickets?

For online tickets you can pay by credit card, debit card or using a PayPal account. On the door tickets can purchased by cash or card. The closest cashpoint to St Bride’s is at the Co-op on Dalry Road.

Do I need to print bring a printed ticket with me?

No, you don’t need to bring a printed ticket to gain entry to the ceilidh. If you have purchased a ticket online we will have a note of your name which you need to give to the box office volunteers. However you may be asked for id and/or to show proof of purchase.


Can I bring my own alcohol?

Please note that your own alcohol cannot be brought into St Bride’s as this contravenes the licence. Water is available free of charge.


What does ‘Online Sale Ended’ mean?

If you are trying to buy a ticket online before 4pm on the day of a ceilidh and you see this message, then our online tickets are sold out. There may be returns available at the venue from 7pm.

On the day of a ceilidh what time do the ticket sales stop on your website?

You can purchase tickets through the SMG website until 4pm on the day of a ceilidh. Any unsold tickets will be available to buy in person when doors open at St Bride’s at 7pm, on a first come first served basis.  Please purchase in advance to avoid disappointment as our ceilidhs often sell out!
If online sales have ended before 4pm we have sold out of our online allocation. There may be returns available at the venue from 7pm.

How can I buy a ticket after 4pm on the day of a ceilidh?

If we have any unsold tickets they will available to buy on a first come first served basis so come along to St Bride’s at 7pm when doors open. We try and update the SMG Facebook page with ticket availability so check our page to see if we’re sold out or not.
At a sold out ceilidh there may be returns available at the venue from 7pm.

Can I get a refund for my ceilidh ticket?

Unfortunately not. Similar to most concert venues and other regular Edinburgh ceilidhs, our tickets are not refundable or exchangeable for another event – not least as these ceilidhs are also fundraising events for SMG. At a sold out ceilidh we’re happy for you to resell your excess tickets yourself or you can donate them to SMG. Our ceilidh volunteers are unable to resell tickets on your behalf.

Our ceilidhs are lively, friendly, informal and fun for all ages. You’ll be made welcome whether you come on your own or with a party. You don’t need to know what to do – a caller will explain the dances and there are lots of friendly folk to give you a hand and get everyone up dancing.

Ceilidhs Location

St Bride’s Centre
10 Orwell Terrace
EH11 2DZ

Venue is accessible. Centre staff will open café door for wheelchair access.