Grand May Day Ceilidh

The Grand May Day Ceilidh, incorporating the Beltane Fire Festival after-party at the Caves with a 5 hour Drum Till Dawn Session.

Once upon a time the Edinburgh Beltane was free and people drummed till dawn…and beyond. To re-kindle this element of the night, the 25th Beltane afterparty is proviing a very special space within the club for all night drumming. Drum crews include the Edinburgh Drum Soc, Counter Point, Wha Sylla and a mix of anyone still able.

The Caves is an exciting truly unique, atmospheric wedding venue situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Its huge arches, that support Edinburgh’s South Bridge, form a multitude of unique and diverse function rooms.From the main vault whose stage is overlooked by a spacious balcony, to vaulted rooms that still contain the remains of buildings that predate the South Bridge itself, this atmospheric venue speaks for itself.

Performers include New Urban Frontier, Reel Time Ceilidh Band, RURA, Anonymi, Borocco Dancer, Riddim Tuffa, Bass Alliance, No Globe, AYE Margaret Bennet and Company, Edinburgh Drum Society, Waa Sylla, Covalent, Lou Angel and Benji Banton with visuals by Repsychognomics, delicious food from Chocolate Treet and highlights from the Beltane Fire Society 25 year anniversary exhibition.

The venue opens at 9pm for people to have a look at the exhibition before the ceilidh dances begin at 10pm. It is advisable to arrive at the club as early as you can to avoid long queues. Tickets will be on sale only a few days in advance and due to the popularity of the event, be fast to ensure no disapointment. Tickets will be available at ripping records, the Hub and at the Calton hill ticket office. Any surplus tickets will be available on the door!

Ticket Price: £10, plus booking fee.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

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