Monday, August 18, 2008

Can't get a ticket for Thursday night at the Cinema? Don't despair, go to the Ceilidh!

For 25 years the Nairn Ceilidh Group has been keeping traditional music and dance alive in Nairn at the same time raising thousands of pounds for charity.
The group organises cielidhs at the Royal British Legion's Highland Hall in Cawdor Street every Thursday from 8-11pm between June and September.
"They're great fun," said Ceildh group member Donald Wilson who acts as MC and sings at the ceilidh.
"We give everyone a warm welcome and there are locals on hand to teach visitors the various dances and reels so they feel very much part of what's happening.
"At our last ceilidh we had visitors from Russia, New Zealand, Italy, Germany, and the USA and some competitors in town for the Bowling Week came along to join in the fun. It was virtually a full house and the hall was really bouncing.
"We have a big pool of local talent to call on including singers, pipers, Highland dancers, musicians and the Nairn Gaelic Choir and one of our committee Jean Laurenson has a rich fund of stories and recitations which go down well with the audiences.
"The ceilidh's are family orientated and it's great to see youngsters coming in with their mums and dads and enjoying themselves."
If you are in Nairn on holiday, pop along to the British Legion on Thursday evenings. Ticket prices are only £2.50 and there is a raffle at the door.

3 comments:

State of Ceilidh said...

Yes but will they accept the new alternative arts currency for Nairn - a tray of home bakes?

Anonymous said...

time hard working Jean Laurenson
was awarded an MBE for all her
work for the town of Nairn,
as I know your Maj at Buck House
never misses the Gurn, would you
please consider this.

Second the motion said...

Maybe oor Liz (in chains) could do something about that?