Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – This Is Ceilidh by PW Productions and Eleanor Lloyd Productions

Photography Shona Wass from Fest Magazine ©DuVassFoto
Photography Shona Wass from Fest Magazine ©DuVassFoto
Photography Shona Wass from Fest Magazine ©DuVassFoto
Photography Shona Wass from Fest Magazine ©DuVassFoto
Photography Shona Wass from Fest Magazine ©DuVassFoto

Scotland’s most famous shindig as you’ve never seen it before: a riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, it’s the essential Edinburgh experience.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Assembly George Square Gardens – August 2014
The Southbank’s London Wonderground – September 2014

Produced by Iain Gillie (PW Productions) and Eleanor Lloyd (Eleanor Lloyd productions) the show came to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 and cemented its place as one of the nights out of the festival.

Coverage

The show received great coverage including BBC TV, BBC Radio, ITV & STV, national newspapers Metro, Guardian, The Scotsman, The Herald, Sunday Post and also brilliant support from specialist Fringe publications including Fest Magazine and The List.

The Ceilidh band featured live on:

  • BBC Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman, hosted by Anneka Rice
  • BBC Radio Scotland Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth
  • BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland
  • BBC Radio 4 The Today Show
  • online only radio Fubar Radio
  • online TV station London Live

Reviews

BBC2 Edinburgh Nights with Sue Perkins lauded This is Ceilidh as one of the ‘hits of the fringe’

The Arts Desk
★★★★★
‘…This show was being lauded across Edinburgh during the Fringe, but I was too busy to see it before the final weekend. I could kick myself as it was the most fun I had all month…’ Veronica Lee

Metro
★★★★
‘…choreographed carnage is complemented by foot-stomping live music from an excellent band…’ Damon Smith

The Scotsman
★★★★
‘the whole shindig is soundtracked by a top-drawer ceilidh band…
‘…the overall success of proceedings is entirely dependent on the audience getting involved, which they do heartily and in gleefully chaotic combinations, including an encouraging smattering of heterosexual male couples dancing like no one is watching.’
Fiona Sheppard

TV Bomb
★★★★
‘…As it ended there were still people reeling and setting across the dancing floor, and the sound of bagpipes and fiddles stayed with me as I walked across the meadows.’

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh!

The ceilidh for kids Ready, Steady, Ceilidh! was featured on STV and ITV News ‘interactive Kids shows take over the fringe’ and was a pick of the fringe in I-On Edinburgh, whattodowiththekids.co.uk, The List, Edinburgh Reporter and Visit Scotland blog.

Broadway Baby
★★★★
‘A must for little movers and shakers!’ Lyndsay Bakewell

The List
★★★
‘the banter and format of this make it a great start for those whose primary school doesn’t teach them the steps.’ Thom Dibden