I went to a Ceilidh last night for no other reason than to dance! Usually my attendance at such events are because they are part of a wedding, charity do or other community activity but last night it was just because it was there! Its funny that we know its our traditional gathering but apart for those special occasions we think its what tourists do to get some "Scottish culture" and not for us locals. However, friends had asked my wife and I to go one held by the Ceilidh club just for a different night out, we though why not, and it was excellent. The band were called Teannaich. they were outstanding; offering a amazing mixture of soul, funk, swing and Jimmy Shand!
The dance floor was with at least 200 plus sweaty dancers although the many overseas students present meant some of the more complex dances ending up looking like a fight scene from a Jackie Chang movie! I ache all over this morning but we had a great laugh. Next night out planned is a salsa class with food included. I will keep you posted on the quality of the moves and the meal.
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