The Ceilidh Clan are a Brisbane-based collective of musicians who are passionate about traditional Scottish music and dancing. Coming together over ten years ago, The Ceilidh Clan specialise in running authentic Scottish ceilidhs, both within the community and for weddings and other special events. The Ceilidh Clan particularly love the inclusivity that a ceilidh can offer – it is suitable for all ages and allows for a beautiful connection between guests, along with a huge amount of fun!
Current members of the Clan include:
- Emma Nixon: Lead fiddle
- Donald McKay: Dance caller, bodhran
- Nicole Murray: Dance caller, fiddle, flute
- Rebecca Wright: Cello
- Davydd McDonald: Guitar
Similar to an Aussie bush dance, a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a Scottish gathering where dances are taught, walked through, and then ‘called’ to live music. No previous experience is necessary to participate.
Performances at Anywhere Festival
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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.