The Ceilidh



CeilidhThe Official Brigadoon Ceilidh

The official Brigadoon Ceilidh is held at Bundanoon in the evening each year after the Highland Gathering.

Dress is informal - Highland dress is always welcome!

Throughout the evening revellers make merry to a lively band and a mix of modern and traditional dancing, interspersed with other entertainment - singers, dancers.

Later in the evening the haggis is piped in and is featured in the traditional Robbie Burns "Ode to the Haggis", followed by tasting.

A light supper is served (BYO grog, water, soft drinks, glasses & opener).

There are lucky door prizes to be won, and raffles for charities (as a non-profit organisation, all moneys raised is donated to local charities).

Enjoy your whole experience of a true Scottish gathering!"

Join the Chieftain of the Day.

Enjoy a live band playing traditional and modern music

Hear the Address to the HAGGIS - then taste what it is all about!

Light supper provided - BYOG

Live entertainment by guest singer/ and/or poets.               Ceilidh

Evening Saturday 11th April 2015 - at Bundanoon Hall, Railway Avenue, 7.30pm to 12.30am. (Entertainment commences at 8.00pm, concludes around 12.30am.)

Ceilidh tickets?

Bookings for the Ceilidh are available NOW (from December 2014) on a pre-paid basis only

COST $50pp

Acceptable options for payment -EFT, CHEQUE or POSTAL ORDER.

NOTE: Tickets will NOT be supplied until payment has been cleared.

For cheque or postal order payments (please endorse to Bundanoon Highland Gathering) and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return delivery of your tickets. Haggis

Post to : Helene Jessep,

PO Box 3169 Exeter 2579

For more information.

Phone 02 4883 6033

Mobile 0409712826

or   Email:


Sponsored Organisation

This year the volunteers that assist in our hospitality tent will be donating their earnings to a specified charity:

Maggie's Rescue

About the CeilidhThe Ceilidh

A céilidh is the traditional Gaelic social dance in Ireland, Scotland and Atlantic Canada. Before discos and nightclubs, there were Céilidhs in most town and village halls on Friday or Saturday nights; they are still common today.

Originally céilidhs facilitated courting and prospects of marriage for young people and, although discos and nightclubs have displaced céilidhs to a considerable extent, they are still an important and popular social outlet in rural parts of Ireland and Scotland, especially in the Gaelic-speaking west coast regions.

Knowledge and use of the basic dance steps is not always strictly necessary, and dances often alternate with songs, poetry recitals, story telling and other types of "party pieces". Source - Wikipedia

Information on typical dances at a Ceilidh, and how to perform them, can be found here:

More information about the history and tradition of the Ceildh can be found at

"The Moonshiners"

For many years, the Moonshiners have been performing Australian and Irish music at venues throughout Sydney and country NSW including the Ceildh at Brigadoon.

With their mixture of Greg Newton's smooth Aussie brogue and Steve Preston's fast and furious Irish fiddling, complimented by Max Burgess on the cípìn, (an old Irish word meaning Kindling, or stick), the band has the ability to involve audiences of all ages from kids to senior citizens.

The musicians play guitars, fiddle, mandolin, cípìn, banjo, and keyboard and in Greg Newton they have probably the best bush dance caller in the business. Their normal line-up is guitar (dance caller), fiddle and cípìn but can provide various combinations to suit the occasion

During their careers, these musicians have recorded music for film, radio and television documentaries and have appeared in folk clubs and pubs throughout England, Scotland and Ireland also performing extensively in European venues.

They have also been involved in recording material with many other artists.

For more information Contact

Greg Newton                                                                                                                                 Steve Preston
Ph: (02)46833773                                                                                                                         Ph: (02)4421 7332
Mob: 0419 771379                                                                                                                        Mob: 0414 469548

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