Burns Night Ceilidh

Fri 27 January, 19:00
£22/£16 Concession

FRI 27 and SAT 28 JANUARY, 19:00


Combining music, dance, and a sprinkling of theatrics, this is ceilidh music as you’ve never seen it before.

Join us for a glorious evening as we don the tartan and tam o’shanters, get that whisky flowing and those floors shaking, all in celebration of Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns.

The Ceilidh Liberation Front will provide the soundtrack to the evening. Get ready to pay homage to ol’ Rabbie Burns in a rowdy, rebellious evening of song and dance! Drams will be raised, sporrans polished, lassies toasted, dosies do’ed, and willows stripped! Bring your squeeze, your kilt, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. The Nest Collective invites you to celebrate Scotland’s finest in style.

Open to dancers of all abilities (no experience necessary!)
A delicious haggis dinner, with a veggie alternative, will be available to buy on the night and we’ll have a full whisky bar too.

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

Time Out

“Taking the traditional ceilidh as its starting point, but ripping up the rule book, souping up the music and subverting the dance moves. No experience is necessary”


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.

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.

Open to dancers of all abilities (no experience necessary!)

All are welcome at this event – groups, pairs or solo bookings.

Our audiences say:

Lovely people, great calling and choice of dances, friendly (and good value) bar, excellent band” – 2022 attendee

Highlight was all of the dancing, but particularly stripping the willow with the lights on seeing all of those wonderful smiles! Also how much my face hurt from smiling all evening!!!” – 2022 attendee

I was so happy to be amongst so many great people enjoying life in an amazing venue with a soundtrack to match. This event has given me such a personal lift so thank you so much!” – 2022 attendee

Date: Friday 27 January and Saturday 28 January 2023

Start Time: 19:00

End Time: 22:30

Length: 3.5 hours

Bar:  Open from 19:00. We serve a selection of craft beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.


General Admission: £22

NUS/Low Income/Unemployed: £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 Policy for this event 

Please note that, due to the nature of this event, the Covid-19 policy for this event differs from other Grand Junction events. 

For the safety and enjoyment of our audiences and staff, Grand Junction will follow a number of Covid safety measures:

IMPORTANT: For this event we will be asking all attendees to provide proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test on arrival. Ticket holders will be sent more information ahead of the event.  

We invite all visitors to check in using the NHS Test and Trace app. Although no longer compulsory this will help keep everyone safe.

Hand sanitiser stations are positioned around the building.

Regular cleaning and regular ventilation of the space, to ensure a flow of clean air.

Click here to view Grand Junction’s full Covid-safety information. Please feel free to contact us at info@grandjunction.org.uk if you have any further questions.

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or are feeling unwell, and experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (in particular high temperature, cough, or sore throat), we ask you to stay at home and not travel to the event.