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Address: 13 Middle Street, Fort William PH33 6DP, Scotland
Phone Number: 01397 700666
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Description: This venue can accommodate 200 people with a large bar in the centre of...
This venue can accommodate 200 people with a large bar in the centre of the premises. Our cosy intimate atmosphere is ideal for enjoying our music. From late June until September we will be running our Ceilidh Show seven nights a week, especially designed to give you a true insight into our fascinating music and culture.
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talented musicians but still feels a bit like a tourist folklore show

It seems to be rather difficult to find a place in Scotland where you can listen to good folk music. Having said that, this show definitely hosted talented musicians (and dancer... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2012
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Included in the Holiday I had in Oban this year with Highland Heritage The MD Ian Cleaver put on a matinee show with the Skipinnish band for all the holiday makes in that week from all the group hotels which I thought how good of him to do this I did not know what it would be like but what... More 

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Fresno, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The website states, "From June to September, we run our spectacular Scottish Ceilidh Show seven nights a week," and in a second place on the website, "8PM – 10PM (Doors open 7.30PM). Open every night from June to September," but we showed up on a Friday night to find the place dark. Upon inquiry at the restaurant next door, we... More 

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England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not sure why this is still listed as being in Fort William because it isn't. Although it should be. The actual venue is in Oban about 40 miles or so away. Apparantly there used to be a venue in Fort William but not now. Found this out when I tried to book tickets. Was disappointed as was really looking forward... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Skipinnish Ceilidh House is run by professional musicians & record company owners Andrew Stevenson & Angus MacPhail of the well- known Celtic Music band Skipinnish. When we are in Scotland we like to really get into the swing of things and we like to listen to Scottish music whenever possible. On the night we went to Skipinnish there were three... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

was disappointed as it is just a pub/nightclub and times of entertainment are very limited would have given it amiss if l had realised.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

tourist themed ,no locals apart from band would be better to find local pub with folk music.by the time you reach this far north you ll probably seen better.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

People here are just mad, good to enjoy but not be overjoyed and overexcited. It disturbs other who are a bit calm and enjoyable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It seems to be rather difficult to find a place in Scotland where you can listen to good folk music. Having said that, this show definitely hosted talented musicians (and dancer) but the whole setting still felt like some kind of folklore show for the tourists (no Scot was present apart from the artists). Well, Fort William probably isn't the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The show cannot help but seem touristy as Fort William in summer would have both hillwalkers and Steam Engine tourists around. However, the musicians were exceptionally talented -- playing multiple instruments and singing both fast-paced footstomping songs to throaty Gaelic sings about life and living in the Highlands. We had a marvellous time just listening to good live music and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I am Scottish but had never been to a Ceilidh! Although this place is not well advertised, the locals seemed to know about it. The music was brilliant ranging from laemnts to good old fashioned jigs with a young lass playing everything from bagpipes to the harp and singing. The other band members were also excellent. The show didnt last... More 

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Address: 13 Middle Street, Fort William PH33 6DP, Scotland
Phone Number: 01397 700666
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William

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