Ceilidh [Party Week]
If you’re planning on ever coming to Scotland, as a tourist, student or what not, you will undoubtably come across the concept of a cèilidh. A ceilidh is, according to Wikipedia:
…a traditional Gaelic social dance originating in Ireland and Scotland… extremely common in Scotland, where bands are hired, usually for evening entertainment for a wedding, birthday party or other celebratory event [and] public ceilids are also held…
This particular shot of a ceilidh is from a joint Amnesty International – British Red Cross – STAR (STudent Action for Refugees) Ceilidh which took place last March in the QMU’s Qudos to raise funds and awareness. The band, if I remember right, was the Glasgow University Celtic Music Group.
I know the photo (click on it for a larger version) doesn’t really show what the ceilidh is all about, so I’ll let someone on WikiAnswers.com provide the answer to what it’s like:
Probably the best party you could ever have.
I haven’t personally tried it yet, so I can’t say, although I can tell you it sure looks like a lot of fun!
This post is a part of Party Week (July 6th – 12th)
[Poll #2: What is your connection to Glasgow University?] Click on the photo above for a larger version. © 2009 GlasgowUniPhoto.com