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Franco-Scottish Ceilidh / Un Bal Franco-Ecossais

Monday 17 June 2019 20:00-23:00

Come and celebrate the Auld Alliance between France and Scotland in a beautiful building in the heart of Edinburgh. This is a unique event, jointly organised by the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Scots Music Group, to honour the visit by musicians and dancers, Les Etournias, from the La Rochelle area of France.

Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band will warm the evening up in the traditional Scottish way. Expert callers from both countries will show the way, making it a great opportunity to learn new dances and make new friends.

About the Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band
The Ceilidh Caleerie Dance Band grew out of the Scots Music Group’s ‘Playing for Dancing’ class and now plays regularly for community and charity ceilidhs around Edinburgh. The Band’s policy is to play at events for good causes which couldn’t otherwise hold a ceilidh. The band is a group of enthusiastic traditional Scottish music players who enjoy playing music for dancing.

About the Etournias Association
Based near La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime (France), Les Etournias was created 40 years ago. It is composed of dancers and musicians regularly playing in folk dance events. Music played by the orchestra of "Les Etournias : les Toqués du Tempo" reflects the wealth and variety of the French traditional repertoire, ranging from local to national (and sometimes international) tunes.

Their travel to Scotland involves 28 people, including 15 members of the Toqués du Tempo who will play accordion, violin, guitar, saxophone and flute while being accompanied by dancers.

Event Details

Franco-Scottish Ceilidh / Un Bal Franco-Ecossais
Monday, 17 June 2019 | 8.00 - 11.00 pm
£10 (£8 concession)
This event is now sold out. More tickets may be released on the door.

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

This event is now sold out and no more online bookings can be made at this time. More tickets may be released on the door. For more information, contact us at 0131 285 6030 or info ifecosse.org.uk.

IFE Membership and Discount Rates
To take advantage of discounted member rates on events like this one and others throughout the year, we invite you to become a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

Photo Credit: Les Etournias in Saint-Jean-d’Angély

Institut Français Écosse 2020