CéilíQuerque in the North Valley


céilidh (Irish pronunciation: [/ˈceːlʲiː/], English pronunciation kā’lē) (in modern usage) is a traditional Gaelic social dance originating in Ireland andScotland, but now common throughout the Celtic diaspora. Other spellings encountered are ceilidhcéilí (Irish reformed spelling) and cèilidh(Scottish Gaelic reformed spelling). Before discos and nightclubs, there were Céilidhs in most town and village halls on Friday or Saturday nights; they are still common today.

In synchronicity with the Celtic Diaspora, we have a céilí in the North Valley about once a month, usually on a Saturday evening toward the end of the month.  Shoot me an email if you want particulars or would like to be added to the email list for a reminder with location.

Who should come? Folks who like music, can be informal, enjoy people for the most part.

What do we do? We enjoy food, conversation, a little music – whether listening or singing.  It is kind of old fashioned.  Folks sitting around the living room with a few instruments singing historical folks songs, songs of our youth (70’s, 60’s, 50’s etc), some instrumental tunes, maybe a conversation in the kitchen, an occasional reading or story, and a joke or two.  Even some folks who enjoy listening more than producing music.  Not so much dancing.