Ceilidh under the Castle

31 December 2018, 8.30pm

Experience the best of Scotland at the Ceilidh under the Castle.

Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night.

This year’s jigs and reels will be brought to you by three smashing ceilidh bands: Jimi Shandrix Experience, Hugh MacDermid’s Hair and Ceilidhdonia.

At midnight, welcome in 2019 with a breathtaking fireworks display, amidst the historic setting of the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

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Important Information

  • Enter via Lothian Road onto King’s Stables Road and through the grounds of St Cuthbert’s Parish Church.
  • Arena open from 7.30pm.
  • Re-entry is not permitted.
  • No entry to the arena after 10.30pm. So please come early!
  • Tickets to Ceilidh Under the Castle do not permit access to the Street Party. 
  • Whilst there are no age restrictions and children are welcome, we do not recommend this event for very young children and strictly no buggies permitted. Not recommended for babes in arms.
  • A Premium Ticket gives access to a dedicated premium area with a bar, street food offering local Scottish produce, toilet facilities and extra callers to talk you through the dances.
  • Bars, food concessions and toilet facilities will be available for those with a full price ticket. 
  • No alcohol can be brought into the Ceilidh under the Castle arena.
  • The Event Organiser reserves the right to search Ticket Holder's bags and clothing for security reasons. 
  • Avoid bringing any bags larger than a sheet of A3 paper (297mm x 420mm)
  • The Ceilidh under the Castle has a strict NO DRONE policy.  

Experience the best of Scotland at the Ceilidh under the Castle.

Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night.

This year’s jigs and reels will be brought to you by three smashing ceilidh bands: Jimi Shandrix Experience, Hugh MacDermid’s Hair and Ceilidhdonia.

At midnight, welcome in 2019 with a breathtaking fireworks display, amidst the historic setting of the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

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