What is a Ceilidh?

Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a Scottish Gaelic word that means “gathering” or “party,” and it’s a traditional form of social gathering that has been an integral part of Scottish culture for centuries. 

While ceilidhs originally would likely not have included any dancing, over the centuries, dancing has come to be the entire essence of what a ceilidh is! 

A caller (kind of like a dance teacher) leads you and the other guests through many traditional dances, step-by-step. Once everyone has got the idea, we then dance with music, provided by our wonderful band (often getting faster throughout the dance, til you're spinning your partner round at some speed sometimes!)! 

The dancing is often interspersed with folk tunes, drink and socialising!

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