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IMC Ceilidh

5 July 2018. Thursday at the IMC, University of Leeds.

Performed by The Assumption Ceilidh Band

When: Thursday 04 July, 20.00-22.00
Where: Leeds University Union: Riley Smith Hall
This event is free of charge.

Pronunciation: ‘kay-lee’

Forms: Also ceilidhe.

Etymology: < Irish céilidhe, Scottish Gaelic cēilidh, < Old Irish céile companion

In Scotland and Ireland:
a. An evening visit, a friendly social call
b. A session of traditional music, storytelling, or dancing


To bring IMC 2024 to a festive close, the Assumption Ceilidh Band will return for a performance in the Refectory. No prior experience is required as all dances will be taught beforehand, so please come to kick up your heels. The Assumption Ceilidh Band primarily plays for local charities and schools, but they also perform for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. They play a mixture of traditional instrumental Irish music, folk songs, old tyme waltzes, and Irish set dances such as the ‘Bridge of Athlone’ and the ‘Walls of Limerick’. The band ranges from seven to nine people (including a caller). Members of the band (who are very good friends and thoroughly enjoy each other’s company) are a mixture of younger as well as more mature members.