Edinburgh Celtic Events in February and March

One of the highlights of the Celtic annual calendar is the Edinburgh Society Annual Ball, held at Teviot Row on Saturday 26th February. It claims to hold the largest Ceilidh in the Scotland, Ceilidh historically facilitated courting and prospects of marriage for young people and, although discos and nightclubs have displaced ceilidhs to a considerable extent, they are still important popular social outlet in rural parts of Scotland and Ireland. Music at Ceilidhs is provided by an assortment of fiddle, flute, tin whistle, accordion, bodhran and in more recent times also drums and electric bass guitar. The music is cheerful andf lively, and the basic music steps can be learned easily; a short instructional session is often provided for new dancers before the start of the dance itself. About half of the dances in the modern Scottish Ceilidh are couple dances performed in a ring. These can be performed by fixed couples or in a more social progressive manner, with the lady moving to the next gentleman in the ring at or near the end of each repetition of steps. Step dancing is another form of dancing performed at Ceiledhs, the form that was popularised in the 1990’s by Riverdance ensenble. Many Scottish ceiledhs intersperse dancing with DJ playing disco music in order to broaden the appeal of the evenings entertainment.Serviced City Pads supply Corporate Accommodation in Edinburgh.
The Royal Scots Club have another Edinburgh popular event on St Patricks day 17th March, Patrick is known to have been born in Roman Britain in the 4th century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father and grandfather were deacons in the Church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive in Ireland as a Slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Serviced City Pads supply Leisure accommodation throughout Edinburgh, you can contact the reservations team on 0844 335 8866.
Upon returning he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest. Patrick was called back to Ireland as a Bishop to Christianise the Irish, he used the symbol of a Shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish and after 30 years of evangelism, he diead in March 17 461, Patrick is seen as the principle champion of Irish Christianity. Serviced City Pads supply serviced apartment accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre.Many Irish settlers moved to Scotland and continued to celebrate St Patricks day in their new land, St Patricks day feast was placed universally calendar and thus Saint Patricks became a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics in Ireland. Serviced City Pads supply short and long stay serviced apartments throughout Edinburgh, apartments can either be booked online or through the reservations team.