Massive global ceilidh event

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Get your dancing feet on this weekend as Blackpool takes part in a massive global ceilidh organised by the charity WaterAid.

Local ceilidh and folk band Liquidamber will be hosting a Dance For WaterAid evening at St Kentigern’s Parish Centre, on Newton Drive, tomorrow at 7.30pm.

WaterAid’s Big National Ceilidh sees events taking place across the UK and around the world on the same night, with proceeds donated to the charity that works in 26 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region, helping some of the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. To date, WaterAid has helped more than 21 million people.

To unify all the ceilidhs across the world, at 10pm tomorrow everyone will dance the Circassian Circle – one of the simplest, best-loved and most inclusive of dances – to the tune of Jamie Allen.

Barry Parker, of Liquidamber and organiser of the Blackpool Ceilidh event, said: “Ceilidhs are a great social occasion that anyone can join in with so we hope we will see a great turn out in Blackpool. We have a fantastic evening of superb live music and we are delighted and proud to be Blackpool’s global ambassadors for such a prestigious and ambitious event.”

Liquidamber are a seven-piece ceilidh and folk band which plays a wide range of authentic music from around the British Isles and Ireland.

All ages, couples and families are welcome to the event. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and include a hot-pot. There is also a raffle being held during the evening. All proceeds will go to WaterAid.

For further information and to book tickets in advance, contact Barry Parker on (01253) 395251 or Veronica Slete on (01253) 312405. Tickets can also be purchased on the door at St Kentigern’s Parish Centre on the evening.

To find out more about the Water Aids Great Big Ceilidh visit www.wateraid.org/ceilidh.