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  2017 - PROGRAMME .  8.00pm to 10.30pm All Welcome - Adults £3, Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

 Date                Venue                          Musicians

22 June        Royal British Legion      Elgin Strath and Reel

29 June        Commercial Hotel         Andy McCormack and friends

6 July           Royal British Legion      Alison Gillies & Band

13 July          Commercial Hotel        Matthew Paterson

20 July          Royal British Legion     Jim Forbes

27 July          Memorial Hall              McBain Band   (Entry £5.00)

3 August        Royal British Legion     Elgin Strathspey and Reel

10 August      Commercial Hotel        Sandy Ross and Friends

17 August      Royal British Legion     Monty Esselmont & Friends

24 August      Commercial Hotel        Jimmy Ingram & Friends

31 August      Royal British Legion     Footrtin' Aboot

7 September  Commercial Hotel        Andy McCormack and friends


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