Our FolkActive Schools Ceilidh package aims to support schools wanting to promote awareness of traditional British culture in active and creative ways.
Traditionally, a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) was a social gathering which could include music, dancing, song and storytelling. Originally Celtic in origin, the word ceilidh is now used regularly across the British Isles to describe lively community dances often known as barn dances.
A ceilidh helps to bring children of different ages together to dance and make music with each other. We have delivered ceilidhs bringing together children from different schools in Portsmouth, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Southampton, and have also run ceilidhs as celebratory events for a single school.