Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ceilidhs start again next Thursday night - everyone welcome

Next week the Nairn Ceilidh Group gets another summer season under way and an appeal to locals to turn up in larger numbers is being made.

The group have been great ambassadors for the tourist industry and at the same time providing great family entertainment to scores of people every Thursday 7.30pm at the Royal British Legion’s Highland Hall.

Tables can be reserved for group bookings by calling 01667 453270 (evenings).

“We can’t believe another season is upon us already,” said Chairman Donald Wilson.

“Last year we disbursed £2,350 to local charities and deserving causes.

“At the height of the summer we are often playing to near packed houses but in the early weeks of June and July it would be great to get more local people filling up some of the empty seats and that will mean more money going to local organisations and worthy causes.

“The key purpose of the group is to provide live traditional Scottish entertainment for visitors and locals and we get great feedback from people who attend and enjoy their evenings spent with us.

“Last year we had a German Pipe Band who turned up unexpectedly and they brought the house down.

“Members of the group have been busy rehearsing over the winter learning new material.

“We are also looking forward to the return this year of the Firthsiders and Dave Godden who performed last year with us for the first time.

“Colin Ross has also been booked along with several top class ceilidh bands so the dance floor will be very busy.”

The legion hall has been refurbished and anyone wishing to attend can just pay at the door. Ticket prices have gone up to £3 from £2.50 but kids are half price and young families are very welcome.
Beneficiaries in 2012 were: Royal British Legion Nairn Branch (£700), Nairn St. Ninian FC (£300), Crossroads Care, Feis Inbhir Narainn, Nairn Academy Special Needs Base, Nairn County Under 15 Team (£200 each), Nairn Highland Games (£150), Highland AD/HD Support Group, Highland TAG, Rosebank Brownies, Sandown Community Garden (£100 each). A total of £2,350.

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