So, what is a “Ceilidh”?
In medieval times, a Scottish Ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) was a traditional social gathering of friends and family with lots of great food, music and dance!! Some were quickly organised in the kitchen of individual homes while others were hosted in small rural community halls across Scotland.
With its massive medieval façade, Perth-Andover’s prestigious Castle Inn will welcome visitors to this year’s 15th celebration of the Gathering of the Scots “Castle Ceilidh” on Friday, June 3rd.
This year’s “Castle Ceilidh” in Perth-Andover will include a Massed Bagpipe and Drum Show-Case performed by our very own Southern Victoria Pipe Band joining forces with our long-time festival supporters the Fredericton District Pipes & Drums. Returning to our roots in 2016, an evening of “Traditional Ceilidh Entertainment” will follow hosted by our very own Dan Vallance, Steve Braun and Gerald Girvan. Several other coveted local entertainers will take center stage at the Castle throughout the evening in 2016, performing an array of musical arrangements! With a good core of Maritime & Celtic music, innovation and humour, we are again creating an old-time atmosphere of pure fun!!
Over 5 days (June 1st – 5th) visitors from across the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario as well as our neighbours to the south from the Aroostook County will again converge of this little village nestled along the upper Saint John River to experience “the true Scottish Experience”!
Don’t miss the Ceilidh in 2016!! Call the Castle to reserve your rooms now at http://www.castleinn.ca/.