Revellers in Wanaka and beyond are gearing up to once again paint the town tartan at 2nd Annual Ceilidh Dance Wanaka, a feast of music, dancing and conviviality celebrating all things Caledonian.

The dress code is easy at the colourful event which will take place on 27th October at the beautiful lakeside winery venue of Rippon Hall. It will be in aid of both Te Kakano and Kahu Youth.

The Ceilidh (pron. kay-lee) is a cornerstone of Scottish culture, originating from the Gaelic word for a Gathering or Party. It’s a fun filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company which will resonate with New Zealanders of Scots heritage as well as holding out a welcoming hand to everyone.

Up to 200 people are expected to take part in dances such as The Dashing White Sergeant, the Eightsome Reel, The Gay Gordons and Strip the Willow to the music of one of South Island’s top celtic bands, Hair of the Dog.

Kilts and tartan will be welcome at the Ceilidh Dance Wanaka, but are not compulsory.

Cash bar with Rippon Wines (and of course Scottish whiskies) and delicious catering by Morsel – the Honest Food Co. Bring your family, bring your kids, bring your Grandma. Please don’t bring your own food or your own alcohol – we will have plenty of food, fun and refreshments for all. Cash & Eftpos.

Tickets are $30 and will be limited to ensure plenty of space for dancing – get yours early so you don’t miss out. Tickets are available at Cork Bar (Mon-Sun 3pm–late) or the Rippon Cellar Door (11 am – 5 pm daily) or online via Under The Radar.

Doors 5:30 pm, Music starts at 7

Official After Party at Cork to follow from 10:00 pm til late