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Posted By: GUEST,jim bainbridge
29-Apr-18 - 06:09 AM
Thread Name: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
A ceilidh (Scottish) is a gathering which may or may not include song & dance-
A ceili obviously has a similar meaning in Ireland, although here it seems to imply a much stronger message that the main interest is in music & dancing.

There is a tradition of the 'rambling house' in Ireland which still
exists and which may be nearer to the meaning of the Scottish ceilidh?

The Scottish spelling in 'English ceilidh' is more common in England than the Irish one, but it probably doesn't matter anyway- the English language has taken words from all over the world- am sure Malcolm's YFDW will be good fun whatever it's called!