Since February 2003, the ceilidh collective has been organising events and raising unrestricted funds for social and environmental charities and grassroots organisations. Click here for links to some of the beneficiaries, and here for a list of our previous events.
We work by bringing together volunteers to manage the running of the events, from decorating the venues, to feeding the volunteers, to staffing the door and the bar, and the tidy up and recycling efforts. It is only with this voluntary support over many years, that we are able to continue. All work on the day of the event is carried out without financial remuneration for anyone bar the main band.
Usually 100% of profits from the door and bar and 100% of raffle and any auction funds go to the beneficiary (charity or grassroots organisation) that we are supporting that night.
Due to COVID-19 we are no longer able to host physical ceilidhs so we are looking to what we can online to support the organisations that we usually fundraise for and to continue to bring together people who are, through necessity, physically distancing.
Your valuable donations and raffle tickets, whatever the size, will be split between two organisations - Aid & Abet and Wiston Quakers.
Saturday 30 May's event is a ceilidh collective event in association with Portobello & Musselburgh Quaker Meeting bringing us together and raising funds for Aid & Abet and Wiston Quakers.
To watch and take part in the live Quaker Cabaret Ceilidh:
A - you can 'buy a ticket' to the ceilidh through this Crowdfunder
B - you can register as 'Going' on the Facebook event page for FREE
Either way we'll send out the Facebook Live link so you can see the whole ceilidh.
You can also buy raffle tickets on the fundraiser, with prizes drawn on the night by Gandolf.
See you on Saturday 30 May for our first virtual ceilidh!