What is a Ceilidh? Pronounced “Kay-Lee,” it is an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and storytelling. But that short definition does not tell the whole story. Really, it is good friends coming together to share things they all love which builds and binds their friendships even more. It is homemade chili and warm corn bread smothered in honey. It is families working together before hand to have something to give to the others. It is smiles and encouragement as we all try to share something. It is laughter and fun as we all marvel at our good fortune in having such great friends.
I have been privileged to attend two Ceilidhs where I heard wonderful music, ate delicious food and remembered again and again that some of the best things in life are shared moments with family and good friends.