ceilidh

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cei·lidh

 (kā′lē)
n.
A social gathering with traditional Irish or Scottish music, dancing, and storytelling.

[Irish Gaelic céilidhe, from Old Irish célide, visit, from céle, companion; see kei- in Indo-European roots.]
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ceilidh

(ˈkeɪlɪ)
n
(esp in Scotland and Ireland) an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling
[C19: from Gaelic]
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ceilidh

A Scottish Gaelic word meaning a visit, used to mean a social gathering with music, singing, and often dancing .
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ceilidh - an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
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Translations

ceilidh

[ˈkeɪli] nbal m folklorique écossais (or irlandais)
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Whether you've got Scottish roots, Scottish friends or just love any excuse for a celebration, the annual homage to the life and poetry of Scotsman Robert Burns is being marked by several events in Cardiff too - including this concert and Burns Night supper and ceildh.
Instead there has been a cutthroat crush that has at times featured six or eight sides separated by two or three points with rivals switching position in complex repeated patterns at breakneck speed that suggest something from a ceildh.
In the run-up to St Patrick's Day next week, the Tyneside Irish night ceildh is being staged on Saturday at the Linskill Community Centre in North Shields by the Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project.
Acts which have been lined up include Chris Ormston, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour, Stewart Henry and George Welch, Michael Chapman, the Monster Ceildh Band, Martin Stephenson, Horizontal Sunday, Nomads, The Horse Loom, Johnny Flynn, Rory McLeod, Skylark Song, Will Pound and Watchtone.
8pm: Ceildh with Monster Ceilidh Band and Gordon Potts.
? Southport Strings, Gallimaufry Family Concert and Ceildh - Anglican Cathedral, 6-15-7.15pm.