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“A great evening of music and dance”

Skipinnish Ceilidh House
Ranked #1 of 2 Concerts & Shows in Oban
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Owner description: Skipinnish Ceilidh House in Oban not only offers live Scottish music shows throughout the summer, but is also a club night venue on Saturday nights and throughout the winter for locals and visitors to the area. Visit our Facebook page to see the up-to-date listings of what is on - Skipinnish Ceilidh House.
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Great band, we bought the CD. Audience participation hilarious, plenty of opportunity to join in, well, at least for us, as we'd been up Ben Nevis on the day we went.............. Would be even better if they served food, although they do allow you to get takeaways. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Visited a few times for celidhs and other events and the heat can be stiffiling , needs more ventalation or air conditioning fitted.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

FantasticSkipinnish band...bought the cd. Overwhelmed by the patriotism and good behaviour of the young Scots in the audience. Not enough room to dance comfortably, but great for a listen or some light bruising if you get on your feet. Well recommended.

Thank Tricia W
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We booked a ceilidh night here in advance for out visit to Oban, really looking forward to a proper night of ceilidh dancing, as was advertised. That's not what we got though. We got a band who would play a couple of songs, then give us the opportunity to dance. There were, in all, 5 or 6 actual dances, 2 of which were repeated. Further, we specifically asked the band to do the Gay Gordons, which they promised to do, then succeeded in breaking that promise, preferring instead to repeat ne of the dances already done earlier.

Overall the night was gimmicky and disappointing, and while the band themselves were good, I didn't pay to see a gig and have the occasional dance, I paid to dance at a ceilidh.

So, if you're a tourist or someone who's never danced at a ceilidh before, this should be a bit of fun; a chance to learn a (very) few dances and hear some vaguely traditional-ish Scottish music and meet some people. However, if you expect an actual ceilidh, prepare to be very disappointed.

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We didnt actually go inside this place, my partner is disabled so we could not ceilidh dance, but we were sitting on the waterfront outside, and were able to enjoy the music, and here the dances being called.

Thank scottishlassie64
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