||ceilidh (pron. "kay-lee") noun
origin Scottish and Irish (Gaelic)
informal gathering for music, song and dance etc
We have played several lively ceilidhs at the Riverhead Hall. Te Radar was living in the area whilst filming a TV series and came along with a film crew to experience a ceilidh - dressed as a leprechaun.
The fun of Ceilidh dancing is an important part of Twisty Willow's repertoire. Called dances are used by the band as a way of mixing and involving audiences while enjoying the Celtic experience. Also called a ceili (Irish), a barn dance or a bush dance.
We quickly have everyone happily participating. Wes or Barb talk the dancers through the moves and Wes continues to call while we play the music. You don't need to know what to do as we expertly guide you through.
Check out the Gallery page for more ceilidh videos.
Try a Celtic theme for your special occasion. Along with songs and tunes, ceilidh dancing breaks the ice and helps with mixing and mingling - great for audiences with a variety of ages and backgrounds. We quickly have everyone happily participating.