Our Christmas Ceilidh at the Beach Ballroom has sold out and it's still November. We are looking forward to a great night.
Our Christmas Ceilidh tickets are now on sale for the 23rd of December.
There is an early bird offer on the first 20 Adult tickets sold. Just look for the early bird adult ticket at the check out. Also a family four ticket and discounts for OAP and children.
It will be at the Star Ballroom, upstairs at the Beach Ballroom with their chef's own Stovies or Macaroni included.
Largest Strip the Willow - World Record Attempt
(taken from the NTS event page)
Do you want to be a Guinness World Record Breaker? On Saturday 9th of September we will be attempting the Largest Strip the Willow at Castle Fraser and we need YOU.
In the year 2000 Edinburgh broke the record with 1,914 people during their Hogmany. We are ready to bring the record to Aberdeenshire.
The event would not be possible without the hard work and contribution of the following people;
- Iron Broo; who are performing the lovely ceilidh music that will help us strip that willow
- STV's Andrea Brymer; who will be hosting the event
- Deeside Caledonia will be performing before we kick off the attempt
- Gordon School of Dancing will be showing us all how it's done before the attempt
- A-line will be providing all AV and Tech support to make this event possible
- Mike Gall Transport for providing the staging required
- Fennel Media who will be filming the amazing attempt
So save the date and get your dancing shoes at the ready!
By signing up for a ticket you are signing to take part in our attempt. You will still have to register on the day to collect your band. Tickets are free to attend however, there is a £2 parking fee.
Due to the nature of this record attempt participants must be 10 years and over.
If you are a business or group and would like to register a team to take part please get in contact with email@example.com.
Registration: Opens at 12:00pm and closes at 1:30pm for a 2:00pm record breaking kick off.
There will be catering vans and activities to help you to warm up and stay limber. Please keep in mind that we do live in Scotland so dress for the weather. We will be going ahead with our attempt regardless of the weather, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear as you will be dancing on grass. Ponchos will be available to buy on the day if you do require one.
Tickets are limited, booking essential.
Let’s do this Aberdeenshire!
Organiser Paula Swan said: “I can’t wait to see it. It was a little idea we had last year and only last week we got confirmation from Guinness World Records to say we could do it.
“Now it’s a reality and we’re really excited about pulling it together, and the responses we’ve had so far have been fantastic.”
She added: “The great thing about Castle Fraser is you can stand on the tower, so we’re planning on filming it.
“We’re also going to fly drones across the field to really capture all the people having fun.”
Sat 09-09-17 @ 12:00
We had a very exiting ceilidh recently at the Teviot Debating Hall in Edinburgh. We played for an international conference of scientists through Edinburgh University. The band were treated as guests and invited to sit down to a fantastic four course meal before the ceilidh. #howtofeedyourband
Thanks to Barbara Mellone and Christine for inviting us. We can’t wait until next time…
It was the first of May 2017. I had not long finished building the Pizza Oven. A dream on my bucket list. It’s an authentic Pompeii design built from bricks and mortar. It cooks amazing food and not just pizza. It was decided we’d have a wee party to celebrate the anniversary of the Liberation of Italy, a few days earlier and the completion of the oven works. While the oven was getting up to temperature we decided to have a wee tune…
You can see the videos on our ceilidh video page.
We are based in Aberdeen, Scotland. It might look like we are in Italy but it was pretty cold when we filmed these. It was supposed to be spring but it was only 8c. Luckily the oven put out enough heat to keep us warm and stop the fingers freezing up completely.
We tried an improv version of a tune i wrote that i thought came out pretty well. here it is.. See the others in the above link.
Hi Folks, A great fundraising ceilidh for the ARCHIE FOUNDATION coming at the Beach Ballroom on 25th March with Iron Broo. An iconic Aberdeen venue with masses of space for dancing. Stovies included, freshly made by the wonderful Chef at the ballroom.
OPEN TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
Contact Caroline.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This lovely waltz was written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. We were asked to play it for a first dance for a wedding in 2016. It stuck with us. Here we played it just before a ceilidh during the sound check so it's a wee bit rough in places but we hope it does the tune some justice.
Iron Broo will be hosting the Christmas ceilidh this year at the wonderful Carmelite Hotel in the centre of Aberdeen on mad Friday 23rd December.
Please come along and get away from the wrong kind of madness and help us raise funds to help local people who are down on their luck this Christmas. Our target is to raise £500 to help the Cyrenians in their good work to provide for the homeless and hungry in Aberdeen this Christmas. It is an outrage that in the oil rich city of Aberdeen, so many people have been left stranded, dry and hungry… it’s not just this Christmas. This is a problem that is growing and is reaching through our society and it knows no boundaries of class. In this time of austerity when good charities like the Cyrenians are facing their biggest challenge, their funding is being cut. This is the wrong kind of madness.
Please come along and push us over our target and help dance the madness away…for a while.
Tickets are £20 including a Stovie or Macaroni dinner at half time. Doors open from 7.30, ceilidh will kick off at 8pm till midnight, bar will be open later.
Please buy your tickets in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org (07802 861390) it saves us having to find extra people to man the doors and take money when we need to be playing. We also need numbers for the chef!
We will have a raffle so if you can bring any donations it would be most welcome.
Aberdeen Cyrenians began in 1968 as a soup kitchen run in the city’s Castlegate. Organised by students from Aberdeen University, this service provided basic food to a growing number of people. It became increasingly obvious that there was a high demand for further support services and eventually a night shelter was opened.
Over the next four decades Aberdeen Cyrenians opened the first ever wet hostel in Britain, the first Women’s hostel in Aberdeen, day centres, emergency accommodation for young people, medium-term accommodation for young and old, community & housing support services and an employment and education service. An estimated 50,000 homeless people or people at risk of homelessness have been supported by Aberdeen Cyrenians over the past 48 years.
Cyrenians support comes in many forms and in 2015 included:
As you begin to plan your Christmas with family and friends please take a moment to think about those in our community who have no home to go to this festive season, those who will not see their family and friends, and those who will spend their Christmas Day with Aberdeen Cyrenians.