What a night!

October 7, 2007

Last night i joined a Scottish Ceilidh party for International Students.

From Wikipedia :

A Céilidh or céilí (pronounced “kay-lee”) is a social event or disco, typically with Celtic music and dancing. The word céilidh is Scottish Gaelic for ‘visit’, denoting the event’s origin as an informal, home gathering.

The music is provided by any assortment of fiddle, flute, tin whistle, accordion, bodhrán (pronounced /ˈboːrɑːn/ or /ˈbaurɑːn/) (a hand drum, traditionally with a wooden frame covered with stretched goat hide), and in more recent times also drums and electric bass guitar. The music is cheerful and lively, and the basic steps can be learned easily; a short instructional session is often provided for new dancers before the start of the dance itself.

The general format of céilidh dancing is the “Set”. A Set consists of four couples, with each pair facing another in a square or rectangular formation. Each couple exchanges position with the facing couple, and also facing couples exchange partners, while all the time keeping in step with the beat of the music.

It kinda reminded me of my old highschool days. Scouts and Girl Guides used to gather in campfires and we would have games and music such as paper dance and tunnel of love. The guys would then take this opportunity to ask the girls they fancied out to play.

The Celeidh was followed by the after party downstairs at level 2. There was a club/bar in the same building with vodka mixes going at 80p. It was a crazy night of dancing and socializing among the international students and scottish students as well.

The after party was followed by the after-after party at my place with lots of Stella Artois and Carlsberg and “na zdravi-lah”. Hehe try guessing what that means.

Overall the night was almost perfect with me KO-ing on my clean laundry after a quick shower at 4am. Cheers!


One comment

  1. in that case, nazdrawi laa

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