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Ceilidh - A Scottish Dance

  • Student Center Ballroom A (map)

Join us for SSU’s very first Ceilidh! A ceilidh is an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and even story telling. A Ceilidh (pronounced "Kay-lay", emphasis on 1st syllable) is many things to many people. It derives from the Gaelic word meaning a 'visit' and originally meant just that. It can also mean a 'house party', a 'concert' or more usually an evening of 'informal Scottish traditional dancing to informal music'If you've never been to a ceilidh before, just remember that the dances at ceilidhs are for everyone to dance. Whether you're an expert or a novice, it doesn't matter. You could have two left feet, or even three. You could be from Cowcaddens or Katmandu. Believe us, culture, experience, nationality or ability don't enter into the proceedings. Yes, everybody is welcome at a ceilidh. It's socially inclusive and breaks down barriers and builds bridges between participants. Try out the ceilidh experience if you haven't done so - and you'll be astonished how hard it is not to end up permanently on the dance floor.

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