Drinking Under the Moon

"Poetry and hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. All you can do is go where they can find you" – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Conservative Society Ceilidh 2014 (Scottish Dancing)

So this weekend I dragged my friends to a Conservative Society Ceilidh. For those like me, who see this word and wonder what on earth I am talking about, a Ceilidh is a form of scottish dancing much like reeling or barn dancing. With a free bar all night and a professional band, the prospect of getting on our gladrags and descending upon the dancefloor seemed the perfect way to spend a saturday night –  if a novel one.

The evening itself was one of the best I have had in a long time. What was very refreshing was the fact that a Ceilidh retains the idea of a dance as a “social” event. We were really able to just let loose while being socially lubricated by copious amounts of wine. With a professional band taking the helm of the dancing it meant that for those (in fact almost all) of us unable to scottish dance were warmly introduced to simple dances that were very inclusive and easy to retain.

I would honestly recommend to anyone thinking of hosting a black tie charity event, birthday or general good old knees up that a Ceilidh is one of the most ideal party ideas for everyone. I certainly will be RSVP’ing to any offers for another go.

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