On Sunday, January 6, we encourage everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, to join us for a Scottish Ceilidh (pronounced KAY-lee) in the PAC as we enjoy a delicious Scottish-style lunch of Shepherd’s Pie. We will be treated to a Scottish Country Dance lesson from Tina and Dave Davies, instructors from The Woodlands, Texas. Other acts include our own Travis McGuire on accordion, the FPC choir singing “Mairi’s Wedding” and surprise contributions from our children and youth.
We encourage you to add your own flair to the event by performing a song, dance, skit, joke or poetry reading. If you would like to, please email event coordinator Beth Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to wear your kilt or plaid on January 6. If you or any of your family members are of Scottish descent, you will receive a special nametag to proudly display your heritage!
Originally, a ceilidh was a social gathering of any sort. It comes from a word meaning “companion.” On the long dark winter nights, friends would gather and share stories, tales, poems, ballads and dancing. Ceilidh dance is also defined by its accessibility, with just about everyone being able to get up and join with minimal instruction. Don’t miss this fun, food and fellowship, Scottish style!