Burns Night Ceilidh

Sat 29 January, 19:00
£16/£13 Concession

A night of music, dancing and haggis with the Ceilidh Liberation Front.

Taking the traditional ceilidh as its starting point, but ripping up the rule book & subverting the dance moves. No experience necessary.

On Friday 28th or Saturday 29th January, join the Nest Collective at Grand Junction for a night bedecked in tartan and tam o’shanters, where whisky flows and floorboards shake, all in celebration of Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns.

Their very own Ceilidh Liberation Front band will provide the soundtrack to the evening. The Ceilidh Liberation Front is London’s most radical & colourful live band, subverting the lore of Ceilidh with their energetic folk dance regime. They breathe vigour and vitality into the traditional ceilidh, whilst honouring its roots and traditions.


“Sweat-busting abandon, subverted dances and party tunes”

Time Out

“The event was full of high energy, great fun, and good spirit from start to finish…we would love to have them back again!”

Southbank Centre

Drams will be raised, sporrans polished, lassies toasted, dosies do’ed, willows stripped, and homage paid to Rabbie Burns in the most unruly fashion!

Bring your squeeze, bring your kilt, bring your granny, and don’t forget your dancing shoes.

The Nest Collective invites you to celebrate Scotland’s finest in style.


Dress code: There is no dress code for this event, kilted and un-kilted are all welcome. Come as splendid as you like! Grand Junction has a strict no-heels policy for this event.


A delicious haggis dinner (with vegan alternative) will be available to buy on the night and we’ll have a full whisky bar too.

Date: 28 and 29 January 2022

Start Time: 19:00

Length: 3.5 hours


Concession: £13

General Admission: £16

Venue: Grand Junction is a new mult-arts venue and community hub based at St Mary Magdalene Church. Our mission is to create and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families and adults. We also have a café serving delicious food overlooking the canal.

Covid-19 Update 

Grand Junction advise visitors to wear masks while moving around the building. We ask all ticket-holders not to travel to Grand Junction for an event if they have either Covid-19 symptoms or a positive Covid-19 test.

We will update our Covid safety information as government guidance changes. Click here to view further Covid-safety information.