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Outdoor ceilidh at Kelvingrove is star turn

Organisers say the next dance is in September

You know summer’s here when the concourse at Kelvingrove gallery and museum is jumping with dancers.

An estimated 1,000 people joined musicians for the annual outdoor shindig and hoolie at the weekend.

This year, The Kelvingrove Outdoor Ceilidh was part of Halo Arts ‘Summer in the West End’ programme.

The event first started in 2015 under the banner of Glasgow’s West End Festival.

'Popular'

Since then the event has gone on to be a popular, well attended event that people look forward to every year.

Dancers enjoy a reel in the sun. Photo: Kevin Mitchell
Dancers enjoy a reel in the sun. Photo: Kevin Mitchell

Director Brendon Mcilroy said: “We were absolutely delighted with the turnout for the Kelvingrove Ceilidh.

“It’s our first ceilidh since Covid restrictions lifted and I think it’s safe to say that our audience and participants had a blast.

“We’ve had over 100 emails, messages and social media comments asking when our next outdoor ceilidh will be.

We were absolutely delighted with the turnout for the Kelvingrove Ceilidh.

Brendon Mcilroy

“The good news is you won’t have to wait that long as we’ll be having a Glasgow Folk Music workshop outdoor Ceilidh on Sunday September 4 at 2pm as part of our Big Weekend event.

“This time the ceildh will be happening on Kelvin Way outside the bandstand."

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