Saturday 23rd September: Euro Ceilidh and Bal Folk with Emily & The Simons.
7.30pm, Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4RT

EdinBal is starting the new dance season with style with a night in the company of a distinctive and fame-rising Belgian/English band, Emily & the Simons. We promise you a magical European Ceilidh/bal folk to fight the September blues in good company.

Emily & The Simons is a collaboration between three outstanding folk musicians: Emily Bowden (fiddle), Simon Dumpleton (accordion) and Simon Laffineur (guitar). They perform beautiful original music centred around Emily’s compositions, drawing inspiration from life’s encounters and the energy of the dance-floor. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit.

Come join us to dance the night away! To get you in the mood, there will be a Belgian dances workshop in the afternoon at 5pm.

Tickets: £11 (full price) / £9 (students, unemployed, 60+, 18-), free for children under 14. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available online until 9th September, with a 15% discount.

Tickets available on the door or in advance online:


20th May: Fest-Noz (Breton Ceilidh), part of Fête de la Bretagne 2017.

29th April: European Ceilidh with Philippe Plard, part of TradFest.

11th February 2016: European Ceilidh/Bal with Duo Pilartz/Gielen. Facebook event

21st May 2016 : Fest-Noz(Breton Ceilidh) with Le Bour/Bodros and Boulas/Rio. Facebook event

Part of Fête de la Bretagne / Gouel Breizh.

A selection of videos from the event can be found on EdinBal’s youtube channel.

30/04/2016: TradFest: French and Scottish Ceilidh with Benoit Guerbigny and Gillespie & Wolfe

01/03/2016: French Ceilidh/Bal folk with Les Zéoles

16/01/2016: French and Scottish Ceilidh/Bal Folk with Jo Veal & Andrew Swaine and Auld Alliance

13/12/2015: End of year and Christmas Bal Folk

03/10/2015: Italian/French dancing night with duo Furin-Baldan (bal folk) and the Badwills

13/06/2015: Fest-Noz (Breton Ceilidh) with Teir and Duo Bigot/Breton

04/06/2015: Balfolk Ceilidh with The Silly Endings (Belgium)

02/05/2015: Bal Folk and Ceilidh with Duo Shepherd/Gielen and Auld Alliance

28/03/2015: Scottish and French-style Ceilidh/Bal folk with Philippe Plard and Saxofolk

30/11/2014: Breton Dance Workshop

28/11/2014: Autumn Ceilidh and Bal, with Dancing Feet

30/09/2014: Le Grand Bal de l’Eid, with: Tristan Driessens & Isabelle de Spoelberch + Waar is Boris? + Auld Alliance!

10/05/2014: Grand Spring Bal Folk with Duo Besson/Rio, Dancing Feet and Auld Alliance