CHRISTMAS in Abergele and Pensarn will have a Caledonian flavour this year.

The Abergele District Action Group (ADAG) have teamed together with the Arts Council Of Wales' Noson Allan/Night Out scheme to bring their first ever Christmas community dance to Abergele in the shape of a festive Ceilidh on Saturday, December 8.

For the uninitiated, a Ceilidh is akin to a Scottish barn dance with mixture. The music will be provided by Ceilidh band Mooncoin, who play Scottish influenced music with their line-up completed by 'caller' Emerald, who teaches the steps and ‘calls’ them out when the music starts.

Mooncoin musician Barry Dalton, of Abergele, said: "I am delighted to be a part of this project and looks forward to having a fantastic evening. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see people gathering together and enjoying our music and dances.”

The Noson Allan scheme works in partnership with local authorities to help bring the arts to the heart of the communities.

This is the second time that ADAG have put on an event through the the scheme following Shakespeare In The Park in Pentre Mawr Park in July.

Alison Pring, chair of the ADAG, said: “ I am very excited and proud to be involved in enabling this very popular band to perform in Abergele.

Our group’s aim is to break down boundaries and bring communities together and there is no better way than through the arts and, in particular, community dance.

"We are so grateful to the Arts Council Of Wales for supporting and promoting this event through their Noson Allan scheme."

The Ceilidh takes place at the Canolfan Dewi Sant, Pensarn, on Saturday, December 8 from 7pm.

Tickets are £6, with £3 child tickets available, and refreshments available. To book contact at Pentre Mawr by calling 07825 733220 or Barry on 07818 039847.