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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This year instead of doing a Christmas ceilidh Ellon Academy decided to have a Burns ceilidh on the 25th of January.
On February 14th, over 50 students from within the Gosforth Academy participated in a Ceilidh hosted by Gosforth East Middle School.
Spectators were wowed by incredible cultural offerings, ending with a ceilidh at St George's Hall and an after-party at Kazimier Garden.
Day of Dance offers a series of workshops followed by an evening ceilidh interrupted by pop-up dance performances.
A video of the couple dancing the traditional ceilidh dance as been shared and liked hundreds of times on Facebook.
>> Water charity A concert and ceilidh will take place at the United Reformed Church, Rhos on Sea on Saturday, May 11.
MY CULTURAL fix this week included David Greig's entertaining musical of the "Local Hero" movie at the Edinburgh Lyceum, pictured, and the delivery of "Uptown Fank", the debut album by croft-punk ceilidh band, Peat and Diesel.
Kind-heated Airdrie siblings Margaret Elliott (nee Burns), Jacqueline Bell and Marian Burns rallied round their extended family for a special Burns night ceilidh to raise funds for St Andrew's Hospice and Airdrie's Maggie's Centre.
The Paisley Highlanders Association will be holding their monthly ceilidh this Saturday at Elderslie Village Hall.