Originally a ceilidh was a traditional Scottish social gathering, where guests performed music and song, told stories and recited poetry.

In more recent times dancing has become an essential part of many ceilidhs. Ceilidh dance music is often lively and played on fiddle, accordion, tin whistle, bodhran and drums.

Dufftown Ceilidh Nights

An evening of traditional Scottish music, singing and dancing,  featuring local musicians. The dance steps are easily learned and a short practise session is often provided for new dancers before the start of each dance.

Everyone is welcome so why not come along to either the Commercial Hotel or the British Legion for a great evening.

Every Thursday evening from 20:00 during the summer.

DUFFTOWN CEILIDHS  2018 - PROGRAMME .  8.00pm to 10.30pm All Welcome - Adults £3, Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

 Date                  Venue                            Musicians

28 June          Royal British Legion        Mathew Patterson and Friends

5 July             Commercial Hotel           Alison Gillies & Band

12 July            Royal British Legion        Sandy Ross and Friends

19 July           Commercial Hotel           Andy McCormack and Friends

26 July           Memorial Hall                 McBain Band   (Entry £5.00)

2 August        Royal British Legion        Andy McCormack and Friends

9 August        Commercial Hotel            Jimmy Ingram and Friends

16 August      Royal British Legion        Jim Forbes and Friends

23 August      Commercial Hotel           Elgin Strathspey and Reel

30 August      Royal British Legion        Alison Gillies

6 September  Commercial Hotel           Surprise Band


An evening of traditional Scottish Music and Song for all. Bring your musical instruments along or simply join us as a spectator and enjoy the music.

Every Monday in the Royal British Legion Lounge at 19:30