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30th Anniversary


6 July 2018 World's Largest Ceilidh Band Attempt


30th Anniversary
17:00 - 18:00


Want to play in the what we hope will be the World's Largest Ceilidh Band?

To celebrate the 30th Festival we thought we'd attempt to get ourselves into the Guinness record books

We managed to get 80 musicians together for the Aqua Ceilidh in 2014 but we think we can do a lot better this year, we're looking for over 200 musicians.

There is no upper or lower age limit but we do ask that people under 16 should have a responsible adult if needed

At the moment we don't have spectator tickets as we plan to fill the hall with musicians and the obligatory expert witnesses and stewards etc. Once we get nearer the day we may release some spectator spaces.

You can register your place in the ceilidh band by CLICKING ON THIS LINK

Once registered we will start up a newsletter to keep you all up to date.

You will need to be able to play at dance speed, but we will use standard session tunes such as the Mucking O' Geordies Byre and Off to California, music will be provided beforehand, but you should aim to play without it on the day. Tunes will be in G or D. No formal audition required, but we will arrange a couple of practice get togethers before the event. 

Note, as a rule musicians will have to stand, if you have access issues let us know when you register.

There will be three dances and dancers will be provided by the Scottish Culture and Traditions ceilidh dance class and friends.

We have the following instruments officially recognised - if you have something out of the ordinary let us know!

Guitar, Fiddle, Cello, Whistle, Flute, Mandolin family, Banjo, Bodhran, Mouthie, Free Reed Instruments, Accordion, Clarsach, Keyboard (but we may have limited space and power sockets!), clarinet, Saxophone (?), Ukulele - we hope we've covered everything, let us know if you have something you think we should add.

For general enquiries about this event please email events@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk

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