With our unique combination of English, Irish, Scottish, American and Jewish music, coupled with both home grown and well known dances, the Green Kite Ceilidh Band offer a dance experience like no other.
Born at an impromptu barn-dance at the Climate Camp in the City in April 2009, the band continues to follow its vision of using the power of music and fun to bring people together for good causes.
In keeping with this principle, we operate as a collective. No two Green Kite ceilidhs are the same, but every one will carry our quirky signature blend of the traditional and the radical. Instruments which could appear on the night include include: bodhran, fiddle, mandolin, flute, guitar, piano, banjo or bass. Don’t worry about the steps, we’ll take you through them on the night. ... read more
Hackney Cycling Campaign requests the pleasure of your company at its annual Burns Night fundraising supper and dance. Burns Night is always lot of fun — a great opportunity for London Cycling Campaign members, supporters and friends to meet each other and have a good time in the dark days of winter.
Doors open at 6.30pm, with beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks available at the bar. At 7pm, the traditional fare of haggis, neeps, tatties and whisky is served. Vegetarians and vegans are welcomed and well catered for. Recitations and party pieces will accompany supper. (If you’d like to give us a bit of Burns poetry, or if you can play a tune or sing a song with a more or less Scottish theme, you’re very welcome to do so).
After supper, at around 8.30pm, Scottish country dancing will be led by the fabulous Green Kite ceilidh band whose caller will walk you through the steps, so no experience is necessary!
You can also try your luck in our Burns Night raffle for a chance to win some great prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between deserving cycling-related causes.
The dancing will continue until 11ish.
Tickets in advance only. No sales on the door, sorry!
Venue location in E9, Hackney confirmed after ticket purchase.
Secure and covered cycle parking provided.
We very much look forward to welcoming you once again to toast with us the immortal memory of Robert Burns.
Come dance the night away in support of Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth! We're raising money to support our campaigning in the local area - we're currently working on campaigns around bees, fracking and air quality.
Tickets are £10, and there's a 75p booking fee; we hope that's OK :). If you can make it, please buy a ticket here: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/fundraising-ceilidh-for-hackney-and-tower-hamlets-friends-of-the-earth
Hackney Green Party fundraising ceilidh on Friday 17th April at the Rose Lipman Building on De Beauvoir Road.
Tickets cost £10 plus £1.14 service/booking fee (reductions for low waged) at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1332688.
We expect/hope that this event will sell out in advance; any remaining tickets on the night will be sold for £12.