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GUEST,Wolfhound person Does 'barn dance' = 'ceilidh' (33) RE: Does 'barn dance' = 'ceilidh' 07 Aug 08


In Northumberland (particularly the north half of the county), ceilidh = dance + caller (and is considered non-traditional by a decreasing number of locals). Dance means same local dances, but without caller - you're expected to know the dances.
Barn dance is used rarely, but interchangeably with either (more or less confusingly).

Country dance means the RSCDS variety, usually to records, and occurs in clubs.
There are one or two places where this could mean EFDSS country dancing - the polite variety I remember from my childhood - but not Playford. I don't think I've encountered Playford in Northumberland.

Paws


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