Ceilidhs are a great way to bring family and friends together with live music and dance. No-one needs to be an expert ceilidh dancer, in fact lots of the fun is learning the dances (and making mistakes).
A ceilidh is a Scottish evening (can be daytime too) of music and dance. Dances are interspersed with tunes. Our patient caller talks everyone through each dance before the music starts and then calls the moves throughout the dance to keep everyone moving in the right direction.
Typically food is included.
So timings for a ceilidh might be:
7.30pm Background music (guests arrive)
7.45pm Dancing starts
8.45/9pm Food (time needed depends on numbers eating)
It is customary to keep your musicians and caller fed and watered : )
We recommend ensuring there is enough space in the hall for dancing and any tables are furthest from the band and not along the sides of the hall, give us a call to discuss or see some of our photos for space requirements. Alternatively arrange to move tables after eating to create some space.
Sometimes, for ceilidhs, we invite musicians we know well to join us if a member of the band is unavailable, so the line up for ceilidhs may be slightly different from our usual line up of Keith, Sarah, Mike & Clare.