ceilidh ceilidh

Definition(s):

  • (n) an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling

Usage(s):

  1. After a few drams, learning the ceilidh moves of the Eightsome Reel or the Gay Gordons will seem that much easier.
  2. After a few drams, learning the ceilidh moves of the Eightsome Reel or the Gay Gordons will seem that much easier.
  3. The concerts have offered bluegrass, Australian bush music, Irish ceilidh music, and a klezmer band.

News

  • Catch ‘Tempest’ in the park Sunday

    The lineup of free events in Choate Park celebrating the town’s 300th birthday continues this weekend, with the Gazebo Players of Medfield staging a production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at 5 p.m. Sunday. Next on the schedule is the Celtic music group Songs for Ceilidh, which will perform at the park Thursday at 7 p.m. The summer series at Choate Park wraps up on Aug. 10, starting at ...
    on July 28, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "The great thing is that we heavily re-arrange the songs, so often people don't know what they are until we're 30 seconds or so into the song," says Ade. "We entice people in with punk, and give them folk and they light up! A ceilidh goes up...
    on May 13, 2010 By: Adrian Edmondson Source: WalesOnline

  2. "I was very surprised that he'd never had a piece written for him that was inspired by Scottish music because that's the tradition he grew up in," Beamish says. "A lot of the traditional ceilidh bands and other Scottish bands have accordion...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Sally Beamish Source: The Australian

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