What is an Irish Caeli?

C-E-I-L-I. Irish ceili dancing is the traditional group dancing native to Ireland, first taught by tradition and then, in 1939, put into writing by the Irish dancing commission. The dances we teach are those generations-old dances handed down through the years, as well as newly developed original choreographies. 2.

What is a Kayleigh?

Originally the word Ceilidh (kay-lee) descended from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’… However, these days when people think of a Ceilidh, they think of a fun-filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company! A ceilidh is a Scottish social event which involves traditional folk music and dancing.

What does Kayleigh mean in Scottish?

Meaning of Kayleigh – Céilidh; in Scottish Gaelic, a celebration of life!

What is a Celli band?

“A céilí (pronounced Kay-lee) band is a group of musicians organized together on an permanent, professional, or ad hoc basis in order to provide music for céilí (Irish) social dancing, and/or (today) set dancing.”

Is the Siege of Ennis a jig or a reel?

Re: Music for the Seige of Ennis – To us she said “just play a reel, any reel, not too fast”. Twenty minutes of hilarity ensued. Afterwards, we broke int a set of jigs.

What are ceilidh bands?

A Ceilidh band normally consists of two or three people, a fiddler, an accordionist and a ‘caller’ to help everyone get into the swing of things and learn the dances. But, line-ups may also include guitarists, drums, keyboards and whistles amongst other instruments.


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