"CEILIDH" ("KAY-LEE"): SCOTS GAELIC FOR A COMMUNITY GATHERING
The Science Ceilidh is an award-winning educational project bringing people together through science and traditional arts.
As a band, we've had over 12,000 dancers up and moving at festivals, events and conferences all around the world - from simulating your immune system with the Dashing White Blood Cell to swinging your partner DNA base-pairs in the Orcadian-Strip-the-Helix or learning about light in the Fluorescence Fling - partnering with researchers to communicate their work in creative & accessible ways.
Our community programmes empowers a wider range of groups, from rural communities across Scotland, New Scots in Edinburgh, young people with additional support needs along with a long-term science residency in Leith, to participate and share arts, science and culture together.
Finally, our education programme has inspired over 8000 pupils in both primary and high schools, along with supporting teachers, to explore the cutting-edge interdisciplinary science behind music, creativity and learning and actively breaking stereotypes about Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths alongside Arts careers.