“an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling”
If you ever get the chance to go to a Ceilidh, don’t hesitate and just go! This will be the best memory of your time in Scotland! It may seem intimidating to go to a Ceilidh, but don’t worry if you don’t know the moves, somebody will help you!
How does this Ceilidh thing work? So one of the band members walks us through each dance. He explains each part of it until it seems like we understand. We try it once without music before doing it “full out”. Then, the music starts, he gives us the cue so we all start at the same time and you just hope you remember the moves! Each dance lasts between 5 and 10 minutes. The dance moves aren’t really hard, you just have to remember them!
Here’s an example:
So if you ever visit Scotland, you have to go to a Ceilidh, even if you don’t really fancy dancing. It’s the perfect opportunity to see a part of Scottish culture up close!
Ceilidhs are a lot of fun and they play a regular part in our social programme, so you will have plenty of time to practice once you’re here!
During the 18th annual Gumball 3000 rally, 120 supercars will be driving form Dublin to Bucharest. Lucky for you, they are stopping in Edinburgh on the 1st May! This free public event will start at 18:00 where you can enjoy many activities before the cars arrive at 20:00!
13:00, 15:00, 18:00 | The Scotch Malt Whisky Society|Free
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is organizing a flavour behaviour experiment where you can sample rare whiskies while participating in secret scientific research! You don’t have to know a lot about whisky to participate.
The “Celts” exposition lets you dive into the story of the different groups that were called “Celts” throughout history. Featuring more than 300 objects, it is one of the best ways to learn about this important part of European history.
For the first time ever, the Guinness PRO12 is coming to Edinburgh. Last season’s champions, the Glasgow Warriors, will take on teams from Edinburgh and many other European countries. Be sure to buy your ticket for the finals before they sell out!