Inverness is gearing up to host the largest Hogmanay ceilidh on the planet! This legendary New Year’s celebration promises an authentic experience where tradition, music, and dance come together to usher in the coming year. Join the lively procession led by Pyro Celtica and Harbinger Drumming Group, relish in the enchanting melodies of Scotland’s finest musicians and singers, and culminate the night in style at the Northern Meeting Park.
A Return to Traditional Ceilidh
Embracing the essence of Hogmanay, Inverness is reviving the traditional ceilidh, a joyful gathering where dances mingle with captivating guest singers and talented musicians. This is a chance for the community to come together, reminisce about the past year, and embrace the anticipation of the year ahead.
Musical Extravaganza With Highland Fire
Highland Fire, one of Scotland’s finest ceilidh bands, will ignite the dance floor with their lively tunes. This extraordinary ensemble includes local talents Calum MacPhail and Sean Cousins from the renowned band Horo. Prepare to let loose and revel in the traditional melodies that have long been ingrained in Scottish culture.
The Melodic Charms of Norrie MacIver
Norrie MacIver, a treasured member of Skipinnish, will grace the stage with his mesmerizing voice, effortlessly switching between English and Gaelic songs. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Scottish music as Norrie MacIver serenades the audience.
Siobhan Miller: A Melody Woven with Gold
Siobhan Miller, a three-time winner of the Scots Trad Music Award and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, will lead the audience on a captivating musical journey. Her soul-stirring vocals will transport you to the heart of Scotland’s traditional music scene, filling the air with vibrant melodies.
Instrumental Fireworks with Ali Hutton, Ross Ainslie, and Ewan Robertson
Prepare to be awestruck as Ali Hutton, Ross Ainslie, and Ewan Robertson take centre stage, captivating the crowd with their mesmerising instrumental fireworks. These multi-award-winning musicians, known for their contributions to The Treacherous Orchestra and the renowned band Breabach, will infuse the night with their exceptional talents.
Tickets and Admission
To join in the Ceilidh at Northern Meeting Park, a general admission ticket must be purchased. Holders of plus one cards will also be granted entry, but they must present these cards upon arrival. However, the Parade element of the evening is open to all, and no ticket is required to participate.
Age Restrictions and Accompaniment
For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, all attendees below 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Each adult may accompany a maximum of two under 18’s. Please ensure that you adhere to these guidelines when planning your visit.
Kindly note that tickets for the event are non-refundable. Make your plans carefully, and rest assured that your ticket will grant you access to an unforgettable evening of music and revelry.
Book Your Inverness Hogmanay Taxi
Hogmanay is always a big event in Inverness and across Scotland! Prebook your Inverness Taxi so you don’t miss a minute of the festivities this New Year. You can book your local taxi through our convenient platforms:
Call Inverness Taxis on 01463222222
Download our partner app SafeKab to book your Inverness taxi at the touch of a button – 10% off all Journeys through November 2023.
You can also get a brilliant 10% off your taxi journey this November if get your taxi from our city centre Inverness Taxi office on Church Street, plus you’ll be entered into a draw to win a £100 voucher for Jimmy Badger’s!
1. Will there be seating available at the event?
As this is an outdoor event, there will be no specified seating. Please keep in mind that the nature of a ceilidh involves a lot of movement and dancing.
2. Can I bring my own alcohol to the event?
Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions, attendees are not allowed to bring their own alcohol. However, there will be a bar available for you to enjoy.
3. Can I join the parade for free?
Yes, the parade element is free for everyone to join.
4. Do infants require a ticket to enter the event?
Infants under the age of 12 months in a baby carrier will not require a ticket. However, any child over the age of one or an infant in a pram will require a ticket due to capacity restrictions.
5. Are there any age restrictions for attending the event?
All attendees below 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Each adult may accompany a maximum of two under 18’s.
6. How should I dress for the event?
We strongly advise dressing appropriately for the weather as the event is held outdoors. Stay warm and comfortable to fully enjoy the festivities.