The Taynuilt Ceilidh is open to the general public on Thursday night in the village hall that can probably only hold 50 -75 people. We might persuade them to add Wednesday and maybe even Friday nights to fill the demand by MacIntyres. Don’t count on being able to attend it due to the limited numbers.
The original Gaelic meaning of ‘ceilidh’ was a visit. This came to mean a house party, with guests providing the entertainment: singing, instrumental playing, and storytelling. Now it means any event with Gaelic entertainment. Here is something I found in the newsletter from www.electricscotland.com
By The Rev. Canon R. C. MacLeod of MacLeod (1920's). Here is how Chapter X starts...
”I should imagine that no country in the world is richer in folk-lore than the West Highlands. The ceilidh was an institution, and our people loved to gather together on a winter's evening, and to tell each other again and again the old stories which they had received from their forbears.”