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House Ceilidhs - Music and story song circles

This Month's Ceilidh | Backgrounder | Ceilidhs - past 21 years

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This month's Ceilidh

is

 

 

Wednesday December 31

Singing in the NEW YEAR

 

It will be hosted by

 

Moira Cameron

at

4505 School Draw Ave

 

 

The Ceilidh begins at 8 p.m.

Bring your own snacks and drinks

 

Email

admin@celtarctic.com

 for more info or is you would like to request being added to the Ceilidh reminder email list.

 

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Backgrounder | This Month's Ceilidh | Ceilidhs - past 21 years

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BACKGROUND: Ceilidh - Scots Gaelic word for 'party'

In September of 1990, Steve Goff and Moira Cameron decided to host the first house Ceilidh.  The Yellowknife House Ceilidhs are informal music and story gatherings that are hosted in different homes every month.  Also known as kitchen parties or song circles, the Ceilidhs have a unique informal and inviting atmosphere ideal for the aspiring musician or storyteller.  But they are also a wonderful place to just go and listen. 

In general, the Ceilidhs are held the last Saturday of every month, with the notable exception of the December Ceilidh, which is traditionally held on New Year's Eve.  The Ceilidh starts at 8 p.m. and is open to everyone - you don't need an invitation.  Participants sit around in a circle and take turns sharing a story, piece of music, dance, or a joke, or they may pass if they don't feel like doing anything. 

There are three simple rules for the Yellowknife House Ceilidhs:

  • "Anything goes" - whatever the style of music, language, culture, religion.

  • They are 'listening' events - the Ceilidhs are not places to hear 'background music' while you chat with friends. 

  • "Help yourself" - food and drinks are laid out buffet style.

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    Backgrounder | This Month's Ceilidh | Ceilidhs - past 21 years

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    PAST 21 YEARS: photo gallery

     

    Bill & Carla Gilday & Steve Lacey (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1992 Ceilidh (New Yrs eve, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Cindy & Leela Gilday (photo by Steve Goff)

    1992 Ceilidh (New Yrs eve, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Group singing (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1992 Ceilidh (New Yrs eve, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Paulette Doucette, Steve McGovern, Rici Lake, Joanne Lowell (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1992 Ceilidh (New Yrs eve, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Wendy Irvine & Steve McGovern (Photo by Steve goff)

    1992 Ceilidh (New Yrs eve, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Frank Cserepy & Brenda Donnick (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1992 Ceilidh (Robbie Burns-January, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Bill Schram (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1993 Ceilidh (Halloween, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Frank Cserepy & Pearl Benyk (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1993 Ceilidh (Halloween, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Frank Cserepy (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1993 Ceilidh (Halloween, Moira & Steve hosts)

    John Murray (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1999 Ceilidh (March, Lucy host)

    Lucy Pelletier & Pam Murray (Photo by Steve Goff)

    1999 Ceilidh (March, Lucy host)

    John Murray & Bill Reid (photo by Lucy Pelletier)

    2003 Ceilidh (New Years; Moira & Steve hosts)

    Dawn Lacey (photo by Lucy Pelletier)

    2004 Ceilidh (summer; Moira & Steve hosts)

    Group (photo by Lucy Pelletier)

    2004 Ceilidh (summer; Moira & Steve hosts)

    Paul Andrew (photo by Lucy Pelletier)

    2004 Ceilidh (summer; Moira & Steve hosts)

    David & Sandra Malcolm (Photo by Moira Cameron)

    2007 Ceilidh (New Years, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Lily Allison, Pam Naylor and Ben Goit (Photo by Moira Cameron)

    2007 Ceilidh (New Years, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Marino Casebeer & Catherine Pellerin (Photo by Moira Cameron)

    2007 Ceilidh (New Years, Moira & Steve hosts)

    Steve Goff, Pam Naylor, Lily Allison (Photo by Moira Cameron)

    2007 Ceilidh (New Years, Moira & Steve hosts)

     

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    Backgrounder | This Month's Ceilidh | Ceilidhs - past 21 years

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