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December 2014

The Christmas Ceilidh

December 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
St. John’s at Hackney church, Lower Clapton road
London, E5 0PD United Kingdom
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$12.50

Fight your way free of the ripped wrapping paper and ITV re-runs and join us at St. John's at Hackney church on Saturday 27th December for the Christmas re-tox ceilidh. Join Santa in letting off some steam, toasting a job well done for another year and shaking off the festive lethargy with a high-tempo raucous ceilidh with London's finest purveyors of ceilidh vibrancy, The Ceilidh Liberation Front. The Christmas Ceilidh: Retox after boxing day and continue the festivities with The…

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January 2015

New Year’s start up

January 1, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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free

Dance your way into the New Year with The Ceilidh Liberation Front. Kick off 2015 in style, purge the extravagances of the night before and join London revellers one and all for a joyous celebration of life on The Clore Ballroom floor. Join The Ceilidh Liberation Front and special guests for a three-hour session of timeless fun, ancient antics and communal raucousness. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall Free This show is presented by The Nest Collective in association…

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Burns Night

January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s at Hackney, Lower Clapton Road
London, United Kingdom
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But we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit… From the heart of the most hip borough in all the world comes the most happening Burns spectacular ever to grace our Londonian shores. Brought to you from the capital's most innovative folk club, The Nest Collective, and immersive experts Adamotions, we present two soirees in passionate celebration of the late great orator, poet, songster and break dancing free radical Robert Burns. Set in the spectacular…

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Burns night

January 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - January 25, 2015 @ 1:00 am
St. John’s at Hackney, Lower Clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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$35

But we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit… From the heart of the most hip borough in all the world comes the most happening Burns spectacular ever to grace our Londonian shores. Brought to you from the capital’s most innovative folk club, The Nest Collective, and immersive experts Adamotions, we present two soirees in passionate celebration of the late great orator, poet, songster and break dancing free radical Robert Burns. Set in the spectacular…

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Burns night

January 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
St. John’s at Hackney church, Lower clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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But we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit… From the heart of the most hip borough in all the world comes the most happening Burns spectacular ever to grace our Londonian shores. Brought to you from the capital’s most innovative folk club, The Nest Collective, and immersive experts Adamotions, we present two soirees in passionate celebration of the late great orator, poet, songster and break dancing free radical Robert Burns. Set in the spectacular…

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February 2015

The Vaults festival

February 6, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - February 7, 2015 @ 1:00 am
The Old Vic Tunnels, Waterloo
London, United Kingdom
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$15

At VAULT festival the CLF will be taking on one of the late evening slots to bring a raucous party vibe to proceedings. Partners will be swung, thighs a-slapped, and the tunnels will come alive with the joyous ceilidh tunes and lively dancing of 500 pairs of feet. Get your tickets HERE

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May 2015

Wiltons Music Hall

May 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Grace's Alley
London, E1 8JB United Kingdom
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£15

The CLF will be playing Wilton's music hall as part of the Brooklyn Brewery mash festival.  

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How the light gets in

May 25, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
How the light gets in festival, Hay-on-Wye + Google Map

We will be playing a ceilidh at the legendary philosophy and music festival in Hay-on-Wye

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June 2015

Private party in Hampshire

June 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kids Sunday folk series

June 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Blackheath Conservatoire, 19-21 Lee Road
London, SE3 9RQ
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George and Gwennie will be leading an introductory session for children, giving an insight into the world of folk music through songs, storytelling and dancing. This is designed as a pilot session and will return as a full series in the autumn.

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Camp Wildfire festival

June 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Camp Wildfire, Sevenoaks + Google Map
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Turks head Wapping

June 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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July 2015

Private party in Gloucestershire

July 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
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August 2015

Port Elliot festival

August 1, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - August 2, 2015 @ 12:30 am
Port Elliot, Cornwall PL12 5ND United Kingdom + Google Map
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September 2015

Festival No.6

September 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Merion,

We will be playing on the iconic piazza stage in the middle of kooky Port Merion on the Sunday afternoon of Festival No.6.....

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Spiegeltent Canary Wharf

September 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Canary Wharf, London, + Google Map
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Kings Place festival

September 11, 2015 @ 10:30 pm - 11:50 pm
Kingsplace, Kings Cross, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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December 2015

CLF @ Port Elliot festival 2016

December 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Port Elliot, Cornwall PL12 5ND United Kingdom + Google Map
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The Nest Collective Yuletide Shindig

December 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Kings Place, London, + Google Map
£14.5

We will be on the bill alongside The Ben Somers String band and Hackney Harmony to celebrate Christmas in style at Kings Place.

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January 2016

New year ceilidh start-up

January 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX United Kingdom + Google Map

For the second year running the CLF will be playing an epic three hour ceilidh in the Clore Ballroom of the festival hall to ease you into the new year.... and its FREE! Come join us for a dance to dust them new year cobwebs away and start 2016 in the most joyous manner!

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Burns Baby Burns

January 22, 2016 @ 7:00 am - January 23, 2016 @ 1:00 am
St. John’s at Hackney church, Lower clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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As in 2015 we will be  providing the ceilidh for London's biggest Burns night spectacular, Burns Baby Burns.

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Burns Baby Burns

January 23, 2016 @ 7:00 am - January 24, 2016 @ 1:00 am
St. John’s at Hackney, Lower Clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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As in 2015 we will be  providing the ceilidh for London's biggest Burns night spectacular, Burns Baby Burns.

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Burns Baby Burns

January 24, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
St. John’s at Hackney church, Lower clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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As in 2015 we will be  providing the ceilidh for London's biggest Burns night spectacular, Burns Baby Burns.

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February 2016

Vault festival 2016

February 26, 2016 @ 10:30 pm - February 27, 2016 @ 1:00 am
The Old Vic Tunnels, Waterloo
London, United Kingdom
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£12

Join the CLF in the Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo for a mega ceilidh smasher as part of the fabulous Vault festival. As last year we will be playing the late slot at 10.30. Tickets available from the Nest Collective website, http://thenestcollective.co.uk/

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June 2016

Epic Solstice Ceilidh

June 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - June 18, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Epic Dalston, 3 Stoke Newington Rd
London, N16 8BH United Kingdom
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£12

Think Midsummer Nights dream meets Mad Max, where inhibitions are shed in a masked rampage of the ancient rites, reaching towards the heavens and howling at the moon in an exultant dancing celebration of the longest day. Free your inner fawn in three hours of masked ceilidh jubilation with the Ceilidh Liberation Front, London's most exciting ceilidh band. Combining virtuoso musicianship with wild exultant moves and a repertoire of the most exciting tunes, there is no greater arena to join…

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Glastonbury Festival @ Greenpeace Stage

June 22, 2016
Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
Glatonbury, United Kingdom
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Glastonbury Festival @ Greenpeace Stage

June 25, 2016
Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
Glatonbury, United Kingdom
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Glastonbury Festival @ Greenpeace Stage

June 26, 2016
Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
Glatonbury, United Kingdom
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July 2016

Private Event @Wales

July 2, 2016
Secret Garden Party, Cambridgshire, United Kingdom + Google Map
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Ace of Clubs 21st Birthday Celebration

July 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Mary’s Church Garden, 8 Clapham Park Road
London, United Kingdom
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£10

Join the ACE of clubs team for an afternoon garden party to celebrate 21 years of helping the homeless and vulnerable. Live music with the Ceilidh Liberation Front, bar, raffle, kids entertainers, tours of the club. Featuring… Tir Eolas Eclectic alternative-folk group Tir Eolas draw on their Celtic and English folk roots to create their unique combination of traditional folk and original material. Think virtuosic instrumentals, 5-part singing, guaranteed foot-stomping, and time-honoured folk ballads telling stories of love, loss and…

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Private Event @ Kent

July 16, 2016
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Port Elliot Festival @ Bowling Green stage

July 30, 2016
Port Elliot, Cornwall PL12 5ND United Kingdom + Google Map
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Cambridge Folk Festival @ The Den

July 31, 2016
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September 2016

Festival No.6

September 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

details TBA

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Cutty Sark Shanty Festival

September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

details TBA

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January 2017

New Year’s Day Celebrations @ Southbank Centre

January 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Need to dance away your NYE hangover? Or continue the party into 2017 proper? Join the CLF for a free Ceilidh at the Southbank Centre from 2pm on New Year's Day!

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Burns Night at Cutty Sark

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cutty Sark, King William Walk
London, SE10 9HT United Kingdom
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£25

Celebrate Burns Night with a rip-roaring ceilidh on Cutty Sark, named for Burns’ much-loved Tam O’Shanter.

Join us for a night of celebrations and dancing: hear from ‘Nannie’, the ship’s figurehead; explore the ship; drink whisky and strip the willow beneath the iconic ship, built in Scotland.

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Burns Baby Burns – Thursday 26.1.17

January 26 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St. John’s at Hackney church, Lower clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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CLF bring our thundersome ceilidh back to St John's Hackney for Burns Baby Burns 2017 - head to burnsbabyburns.com for more details. Expect all the lights, colours, sounds and smells of a Scottish Hooley in a 19th century highland castle, with an East London twist! Complete with roaring pipes, twirling fire, the stag’s head with ridiculous expression, the giant haggis (to be seen and believed), toasts from across the balcony to lads, lassies and everyone in between, and a healthy…

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Burns Baby Burns – Friday 27.1.17

January 27 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St. John’s at Hackney church, Lower clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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CLF bring our thundersome ceilidh back to St John's Hackney for Burns Baby Burns 2017 - head to burnsbabyburns.com for more details. Expect all the lights, colours, sounds and smells of a Scottish Hooley in a 19th century highland castle, with an East London twist! Complete with roaring pipes, twirling fire, the stag’s head with ridiculous expression, the giant haggis (to be seen and believed), toasts from across the balcony to lads, lassies and everyone in between, and a healthy…

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Burns Baby Burns – Saturday 28.1.17

January 28 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
St. John’s at Hackney church, Lower clapton road
London, United Kingdom
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CLF bring our thundersome ceilidh back to St John’s Hackney for Burns Baby Burns 2017 – head to burnsbabyburns.com for more details. Expect all the lights, colours, sounds and smells of a Scottish Hooley in a 19th century highland castle, with an East London twist! Complete with roaring pipes, twirling fire, the stag’s head with ridiculous expression, the giant haggis (to be seen and believed), toasts from across the balcony to lads, lassies and everyone in between, and a healthy…

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February 2017

Small World Theatre – Cardigan

February 11 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Small World Theatre, Bath House Road
Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 1JY United Kingdom
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£10
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April 2017

Grinagog Festival

April 8
Grinagog Festival, Torquay, Devon TQ1 United Kingdom + Google Map
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