Edinburgh’s ‘Fringe Ceilidh’ to be hosted by Bonnie & Wild 

EDINBURGH’S ‘Fringe Ceilidh’ is to be hosted by meals market, Bonnie & Wild amid plans to develop its well-known White Heather Membership.

The ceilidhs, which occur on the Edinburgh Meals Corridor within the St James Quarter on the final Thursday of each month, have been operating since final 12 months and entice tons of of dancers every time.

Nevertheless, with Bonnie & Wild’s August thirty first ceilidh scheduled for after the Fringe, organisers say they had been requested to placed on a Fringe Ceilidh, which means Edinburgh Competition-goers can nonetheless have the possibility for a whirl on the massively profitable Scottish nation dances. 

Individuals dancing at Bonnie & Wild’s ‘White Heather Membership’. Credit: Bonnie & Wild.

Colin Campbell, Communications Director at Bonnie & Wild, mentioned: “The White Heather Membership model has established itself as a partygoers’ favorite in Edinburgh’s occasions calendar.

“These ceilidhs are nice for all concerned, whether or not it’s our workers, the band or the tons of of people that come alongside for a dance or to look at.

“It’s nice to see so many individuals – locals, buyers, diners, vacationers, passers-by – all dancing away and all having fun with themselves. Nobody leaves with out a huge grin on their face.”

Mr Campbell added: “We’ve had just a few people asking about our August ceilidh, and whether or not we might change our date to tie in with the Fringe.

“Quite than reschedule, we spoke to the band and determined to placed on a particular ‘Fringe Ceilidh’ on Thursday, August seventeenth.”

Not like their common White Heather Membership ceilidhs, that are free, tickets to Bonnie & Wild’s Fringe Ceilidh will price £12, with earnings going to charity.

Mr Campbell mentioned they had been additionally planning just a few extras to maintain dancers “fuelled up and searching fabulous” through the three-hour ceilidh, which begins at 8 pm.

Final month, Bonnie & Wild teamed up with Edinburgh kilt-maker Scotland Store, revealing plans for a Bonnie & Wild tartan and asserting a collection of prizes for the “bonniest dancers”.

ScotlandShop founder Anna White mentioned: “It’s nice to see the White Heather Membership as soon as once more turning into synonymous with selling Ceilidhs and conventional Scottish nation dances, together with on the Edinburgh Fringe.

“I’m actually enthusiastic about our involvement with these sensible occasions.”

Mr Campbell added: “The Fringe’s Ceilidh is being organised at the side of St James Quarter’s wider Fringe programme, in addition to with our companions ScotlandShop.

“We’re additionally in discussions with some iconic areas on key festive dates and different collaborative alternatives to department out and produce the White Heather Membership to even greater audiences.”

With music from Charlie Kirkpatrick and his band, White Heather Membership individuals are guided by every dance, together with the likes of classics similar to Dashing White Sergeant, the Homosexual Gordons and naturally the Strip the Willow.

Revitalised final 12 months by Bonnie & Wild, the White Heather Membership was a well-liked TV present within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, broadcasting Scottish nation dancing into folks’s properties, and serving to to drive the resurgence of conventional Scottish music and Ceilidh dancing.

The following White Heather Membership takes place tomorrow at Bonniie & Wild’s Meals Corridor at 8pm. Tickets could be reserved right here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-white-heather-ceilidh-club-at-bonnie-wild-thursday-may-Twenty fifth-tickets-620760450217

Tickets to White Heather Membership’s Fringe Ceilidh will go on sale subsequent week.

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