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St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 1 December 2017

We bring you an up-to-date information about our St. Andrew's Ceilidh on 1st December 2017, organised by the Caledonian Club, Czech Republic.

The dance hall Na Marjánce will open its door for guests at 7.00 pm and the programme will be launched by the Bohemian Pipe Band at 7.30 pm. We will dance almost until midnight to the tunes played by the Alastair band led by Alastair Edwards from Shetland. The dance programme, including the cribs, will be issued and sent out. We will select dances that, we hope, will be enjoyed by regular dancers as well as those less experienced. Anyway, most dances are going to be re-capped.

During the evening, we will be able to enjoy performance of the Bohemian Pipe Band.

Please note that all premises are non-smoking.

We hope that as many guests as possible will arrive dressed in a Scottish fashion but, of course, any convenient party dress is welcome. The main thing is that you will feel good and enjoy the evening.

The tickets for 250,- CZK you can order and purchase on info@caledonianclub.eu until 24. 11. 2017, after this date the price will be 290,- CZK.
We very much look forward to seeing you at Na Marjánce on 1st December 2017.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík



St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 25 November 2016 - SOLD OUT

We bring you an up-to-date information about our St. Andrew's Ceilidh on 25th November 2016, organised by the Caledonian Club, Czech Republic.

The dance hall Na Marjánce will open its door for guests at 7.00 pm and the programme will be launched by the Bohemian Pipe Band at 7.30 pm. We will dance almost until midnight to the tunes played by the Alastair band led by Alastair Edwards from Shetland. The dance programme, including the cribs, will be issued and sent out. We will select dances that, we hope, will be enjoyed by regular dancers as well as those less experienced. Anyway, most dances are going to be re-capped.

During the evening, we will be able to enjoy performance of the Bohemian Pipe Band.

Please note that all premises are non-smoking.

We hope that as many guests as possible will arrive dressed in a Scottish fashion but, of course, any convenient party dress is welcome. The main thing is that you will feel good and enjoy the evening.

The tickets for 250,- CZK you can order and purchase on info@caledonianclub.eu until 18. 11. 2016, after this date the price will be 290,- CZK.
We very much look forward to seeing you at Na Marjánce on 25th November 2016.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík



Midnight Ceilidh - 25 May 2015

We would like to invite you for the Midnïght Ceilidh which we run as a part of the Prague Fringe Festival programme. From midnight until wee small hours of Monday 25th May members of the Caledonian Club shall call, teach and display scottish ceilidh, country and other dances in the hall of Malostranská beseda in Praha. It will be one of the regular Fringe Festival club nights where it's actors, musicians, organisers and visitors meet and relax after the whole-day programme.
We hope that many of scottish dancing fans will join us for this extraordinary opportunity. Pipers and drummers from the Bohemian Pipe Band will be playing their instruments during the dancing break. We still negotiate with other musicians to play some celtic tunes for listening as well.

The entry is free.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík

St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 27 November 2015

We bring you an up-to-date information about our St. Andrew's Ceilidh on 27th November 2015, organised by the Caledonian Club, Czech Republic.

The dance hall Na Marjánce will open its door for guests at 7.00 pm and the programme will be launched by the Bohemian Pipe Band at 7.30 pm. We will dance almost until midnight to the tunes played by the Ambiam band led by Mark Johnston. The dance programme, including the cribs, will be issued and sent out. We will select dances that, we hope, will be enjoyed by regular dancers as well as those less experienced. Anyway, most dances are going to be re-capped.

During the evening, we will be able to enjoy performance of the Bohemian Pipe Band.

Please note that all premises are non-smoking.

We hope that as many guests as possible will arrive dressed in a Scottish fashion but, of course, any convenient party dress is welcome. The main thing is that you will feel good and enjoy the evening.

The tickets for 250,- CZK you can order and purchase on info@caledonianclub.eu until 21. 11. 2015, after this date the price will be 290,- CZK.
We very much look forward to seeing you at Na Marjánce on 27th November 2015.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík


St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 28 November 2014

We bring you an up-to-date information about our St. Andrew's Ceilidh on 28th November 2014, organised by the Caledonian Club, Czech Republic.

The dance hall Na Marjánce will open its door for guests at 7.00 pm and the programme will be launched by the Bohemian Pipe Band at 7.30 pm. We will dance almost until midnight to the tunes played by the Ambiam band and also the An Tealach, both led by Mark Johnston. The dance programme, including the cribs, will be issued and sent out. We will select dances that, we hope, will be enjoyed by regular dancers as well as those less experienced. Anyway, most dances are going to be re-capped.

During the evening, we will be able to enjoy performance of the Bohemian Pipe Band an also of the renowned piper Václav Rout. And all trough the evening (or until the stocks last) you will be able to taste a range of scottish whiskies from Whisky&Kilt Club , and buy t-shirts with the Caledonian Club logo.

Please note that all premises are non-smoking.

We hope that as many guests as possible will arrive dressed in a Scottish fashion but, of course, any convenient party dress is welcome. The main thing is that you will feel good and enjoy the evening.

The tickets for 250,- CZK you can order and purchase on info@caledonianclub.eu until 21. 11. 2014, after this date the price will be 290,- CZK.
We very much look forward to seeing you at Na Marjánce on 28th November 2014.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík



Spring Ceilidh - 25 April 2014

We bring you an up-to-date information about the Spring Ceilidh on 25th April 2014, organised by the Caledonian Club, Czech Republic.

The dance hall of Všebaráčnická rychta will open its door for guests at 7.00 pm and the programme will begin at 7.30 pm. In the beginning we will listen and dance to the tunes played by the Ambiam band. As the musicians later join us on the dancing floor we shall continue dancing to music played from the mp3 player for the rest of the evening, almost until midnight. (You can enjoy the music played by the Ambiam band already during their ceilidh run on 12th April in ZUŠ Roudnice nad Labem.) For more information please scroll down under the pciture.



The dance programme, including the cribs, will be issued and sent out. We will select dances that, we hope, will be enjoyed by regular dancers as well as those less experienced. Anyway, all dances are going to be re-capped.

We hope that as many guests as possible will arrive dressed in a Scottish fashion but, of course, any convenient party dress is welcome. The main thing is that you will feel good and enjoy the evening. Please note that all premises (except for the bar) are non-smoking.

The tickets for 100,- CZK you can order on info@caledonianclub.eu.

We very much look forward to seeing you at Všebaráčnická Rychta on 25th April 2014.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík


Spring Ceilidh - 25 April 2014, from 7.30 pm, Všebaráčnická rychta

If the St. Andrew's Ceilidh seems to be too far, you might want to join us for the Spring Ceilidh which will take place in the hall of famous Všebaráčnická rychta. We decided to run it without live music, using only mp3 player, for reduced price of 100,- CZK per person. But we can not rule out a surprise - new band. 


St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 28 November 2014, from 7.30 pm, Praha

We can not miss the opportunity to celebrate St. Andrew by a formal ceilidh with live music. The venue and band will be confirmed. Currenty have been trying to book a larger hall  to provide more space and accommodate more dancers. We set the date on Friday in order to enable you (and us) to go for another ceilidh organised by Skotský pes on Saturday in Brno. 


St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 30 November 2013

We bring you an up-to-date information about our St. Andrew's Ceilidh on 30th November 2013, organised by the Caledonian Club, Czech Republic.

The dance hall of Všebaráčnická rychta will open its door for guests at 7.00 pm and the programme will begin at 7.30 pm. We will dance almost until midnight to the tunes played by the Czeltic band. The dance programme, including the cribs, will be issued and sent out. We will select dances that, we hope, will be enjoyed by regular dancers as well as those less experienced. Anyway, most dances are going to be re-capped.

During the evening, we will be able to enjoy performance of renowned piper Václav Rout. And all trough the evening (or until the stocks last) you will be able to taste a range of scottish whiskies from Whisky&Kilt Club , and buy t-shirts with the Caledonian Club logo.

Please note that all premises (except for the bar) are non-smoking.

We hope that as many guests as possible will arrive dressed in a Scottish fashion but, of course, any convenient party dress is welcome. The main thing is that you will feel good and enjoy the evening.

And just to remind you, should you wish to improve or brush up your Scottish dancing, you can attend our weekend course for beginners and near-beginners, which takes place in Prague over the weekend 12 - 13 October 2013.

The tickets for 220,- CZK you can order on info@caledonianclub.eu.

We very much look forward to seeing you at Všebaráčnická Rychta on 30th November 2013.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík




Anniversary Ceilidh - info October 2011

We bring you an up-to-date information about our Anniversary Ceilidh on 15th October 2011, celebrating the 10th anniversary of founding the Caledonian Club, and 15 years of Scottish country dancing in Prague.

The dance hall of Všebaráčnická rychta will open its door for guests at 7.30 pm. The programme will begin at 8 pm with a display of The 1st Czech Pipes and Drums band. The dancing that will follow, will be divided into three blocks. We will dance until midnight to the tunes played by the Czeltic band. The dance programme, including the cribs, is attached. We have selected dances that, we hope, will be enjoyed by regular dancers as well as those less experienced. Anyway, most dances are going to be re-capped.

During the evening, we will be able to enjoy another appearance of The 1st Czech Pipes and Drums, as well as the master performance of the renowned pipers Václav Rout and William Chip Doehring. And all trough the evening (or until the stocks last) you will be able to taste a range of single malt whiskies, and buy t-shirts with the Caledonian Club logo.

The expected number of invited guests will probably necessitate - like in the olden days - removal of most of the tables from the dance hall, with only chairs ranged along the walls. Should you intend to have a meal before or during the evening, please, let us know, so that we can reserve for you seats at the tables in the Rychta's upper room, from where you will have a good view of the dance hall. But we can reserve the tables only for those who order a meal! Please note that all premises (except for the bar) are non-smoking.

We hope that as many guests as possible will arrive dressed in a Scottish fashion but, of course, any convenient party dress is welcome. The main thing is that you will feel good and enjoy the evening.

And just to remind you, should you wish to improve or brush up your Scottish dancing, you can attend our weekend course for beginners and near-beginners, which takes place in Prague over the preceding weekend, i.e 8 - 9 October 2011.

We very much look forward to seeing you at Všebaráčnická Rychta on 15th October.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík

Anniversary Ceilidh - info September 2011

The Anniversary Ceilidh to celebrate the 10th anniversary of founding the Caledonian Club, and 15 years of Scottish country dancing in Prague, is now less then a month away, and the tickets are now being sold. Up till the end of September, you can get them at the reduced price of CZK 250.

As was announced earlier, we are going to dance to a live band - the Czeltic. With a great joy I can now disclose another piece of information: The 1st Czech Pipes and Drums band have accepted our invitation and they are going to entertain us during the evening. After all, what whould be a true Scottish evening without resounding tones of bagpipes and drums?

Those who would like to remind themselves of the old times of Scottish country dancing in Prague, are welcome to visit our photogallery . We have now added several new pictures from the archives of Lucie Čermáková (many thanks!). There are more pictures, both from dancing events (mostly from Caledonian Society balls, taken by Ivan Malý ) as well as non-dancing occasions (documenting the first "Scottish" games at Líšnice Golf Club).

So we are now counting the days till 15th OCtober, and looking forward to meeting you, and dancing with you, at Všebaráčnická Rychta in Prague,

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík

Anniversary Ceilidh - info August 2011

Here is further information on the Anniversary Ceilidh on 15th October 2011, which is organised to celebrate the 10 years since the foundation of the Caledonian Club, and 15 years of Scottish country dancing in Prague.

First of all, we should like to thank all those people who helped us trace many of the former Scottish dancers in Prague. We have managed to get in touch with most of them though, sadly, some of them won’t be able to come.

We have already informed you that the ceilidh would take place at the Všebaráčnická Rychta. Today we can announce the name of the band that shall play to our dancing – the Czeltic.  This was the first Czech band specialising in Scottish country dance music. This year, they have got again together, in virtually the original set-up: Petr Vašek (guitar), Marcel Pindel  (percussion), Jaroslav Krasničan (accordion) and, of course, Vašek Rout (vocal and bagpipes). Another important guest of the evening will be the piper William Chip Doehring.

The programme is currently being finalised. The door will open at 7.30 p.m. for the start at 8 p.m., and the ceilidh will go on until midnight. The dance programme will consist of some old favourites, chosen from simpler Scottish country dances, as well as traditional ceilidh numbers. The dance order with cribs will be sent to you in advance. If you would like to refresh your dancing skills you can apply to participate in our Weekend Course for beginners and less advanced “dancing apprentices”. It will take place in Prague on the preceding weekend, i.e. 8th-9th October 2011. Some of the dances on the Ceilidh programme will be taught during the Weekend Course.

The Ceilidh tickets are now on sale. For those who purchase them before 30th September, the price is Kč 250. After that date the price increases to Kč 300. The tickets can be booked via e-mail, as a reply to this message, i.e. on info@caledonianclub.eu . The tickets will be sent by e-mail after confirmation of money transfer into our account.  For those who have already booked their tickets, but have not yet received our instructions for payment, please, contact us to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you, and dancing with you, at Všebaráčnická Rychta in Prague, on Saturday 15th October 2011.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,
Jan Drastík

Anniversary Ceilidh - info May 2011

Dear members and friends, past and present, of the Prague Caledonian Club,

Not long ago you received from us information about the forthcoming Anniversary Ceilidh, which we are preparing to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Club’s foundation. It will also mark the 15 years since Scottish country dancing started its organised existence in Prague. Your response was very encouraging, so I would now like to let you know how the preparations progress.

 First of all, I am very pleased that it has been possible to book for the occasion the “historical” premises, where it all started those fifteen years ago – the Všebaráčnická Rychta . If you’d like to remind yourselves what the beginnings of the Scottish dancing in Prague looked like, you are invited to visit  the photo gallery on our web site (photos from  the period 1996 – 2000).  If you have kept some of your own pictures from those years, and would like to share them, we would be pleased to receive them (in *.jpg format, if possible) and add them to the photo gallery.

 We would also very much appreciate, if you are still in touch with some participants from the period 1996-2000, to let us know their whereabouts. We have a list of several people that we have not managed to contact. They are:

Mike Baum, Táňa Brázdová, Jim Cook, Mary Crocco, Martin Cullen, Stephen Fox, Biff Frederikson, Steve Gray, Charles Hay, Štĕpán Holub, Moira Leith, Vladimír Mašek, Bernadette McFadyen, Robert Petterson, Rolf Schwarz, K and M Wilson,J and N Procházkovi.  

 Any information on how to contact the above people (preferably their e-mail address) would be much appreciated.

 The Ceilidh tickets will go on sale during the month of June. We shall, of course, keep tickets for those who have already booked. The size of the hall makes us to restrict the number of tickets for sale – so do not dither and let us know as soon as possible if you intend to come and celebrate with us!

 We very much look forward to seeing you and dancing with you again on 15th October 2011 in Prague at Všebaráčnická rychta.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club

Jan Drastík


Anniversary Ceilidh - invitation

Dear dancers and friends of Scottish dancing,

It is hardly believable that it has been the whole fifteen years since the Caledonian Society started Scottish country dancing in Prague. Five years later, the Caledonian Club was founded and has successfully carried the Scottish dancing tradition in the Czech capital till this day.

During all those years we have met many nice and interesting people, and found many new friends, thanks to Scottish dancing.  Some of them we still meet regularly, others only occasionally. To mark this year’s 10th and 15th anniversaries, we have decided to organise an Anniversary Ceilidh and invite everybody we have met during the past fifteen years.

Allow me thus to invite you to join us on this special occasion, which will take place on 15th October 2011. I am sure you will not want to miss an opportunity to meet again your old friends. In order to make sure that we hire a big enough hall for dancing, eating, drinking and socialising, we should be grateful if you would let us know – without obligation – whether you intend to come and celebrate with us. We would like to provide the best optimal environment for our meeting, so please do not fail to let us know.

And I also have another request: I am afraid our list of contacts is far from complete and probably in some cases not up-to-date. If you know of people who came to dance with us in Prague in the past fifteen years, and have their postal or e-mail address, or phone number, please, let us know! Your information could be very helpful to us. We would not like to miss anybody!

I sincerely hope that you will be able to come to Prague and celebrate with us on 15th October 2011.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club,

Jan Drastík

Večerník Praha 13.9.1996