Inverness Hogmanay 2023/24 Promises the Largest Ceilidh on Earth

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Join the Highland City’s Spectacular Hogmanay Procession and Ceilidh for a Night of Traditional Music and Dance

Inverness, the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is gearing up to host what is anticipated to be the world’s most significant Hogmanay ceilidh. The city will echo with the sounds of Scotland’s top traditional musicians and singers, creating an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration.

This year, Inverness Hogmanay 2023/24 encourages active participation in the celebration, with a procession led by Pyro Celtica and Harbinger Drumming Group, renowned for leading Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. The procession will culminate at the Northern Meeting Park, setting the stage for an epic night of revelry.

Leader of Inverness and Area Councillor Ian Brown emphasized the interactive nature of this year’s event. “We want people to truly engage with the essence of Hogmanay. Scotland’s Finest Ceilidh band, Highland Fire, featuring local talents Calum MacPhail and Sean Cousins, will keep the dance floor alive. Moments of rest will be filled with the finest tunes from Scotland’s traditional music scene.”

The star-studded lineup includes Skipinnish’s Norrie MacIver, Scots Trad Music Award winner Siobhan Miller, and instrumental fireworks by Ali Hutton and Ross Ainslie, joined by Ewan Robertson from the award-winning Breabach.

The Provost of Inverness, Cllr Glynis Campbell Sinclair, highlighted the significance of tradition and unity during Hogmanay. “Inverness Hogmanay 2023/24 is a return to the roots of Hogmanay, where the spirit of the traditional ceilidh reigns supreme. Dances intertwined with guest performances will bring people together to reflect on the past year and embrace the promise of the next.”

Secure your spot in this historic celebration by grabbing tickets online for £12 + booking fee for Inverness Hogmanay 2023/24. Tickets on sale now.

You can keep track of other things on in Inverness at Hogmanay via our Facebook page.

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Chris Lemon
Chris Lemon
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