Our céilidhean are rooted in the traditional Highland céilidh as an intimate, informal gathering where stories, poems, songs, news, and more are shared; good food and drink are partaken of; and the craic is always good.
We usually hold our céilidhean in private homes, but this céilidh on the 20th of August is being held at O’Flynn’s at 3432 S. Hanover Street in Baltimore to make use of Liam’s kitchen for a Cooking in the Kitchen Gaelic Immersion Session. Also, so folks can attend the Irish Traditional Music Session at O’Flynn’s before the ceilidh gets underway.
Usually the céilidh is pot luck, but this time we’ll have the benefit of O’Flynn’s great menu.
So, the order of the day will be:
2:00 pm – Irish Traditional Music Session
Come early to play or just listen.
3:00 pm – Còcaireachd anns a’ Chidsin: Cooking in the Kitchen Gaelic Immersion Session
Our céilidhean always include an immersion session before we get down to the sharing. After the successful hiking immersion session in June where we tied the language to the land, Liam Flynn suggested doing the same in the kitchen.
We’ll be making oatcakes together!
4:00 pm – Cultural Presentation and Sharing
We’ll be learning and singing some wauking songs, but come with song, stories, poems, or anything else you want to share. If they are in Gaelic all the better. But they don’t have to be.
Feel free to eat and drink during the sharing.
6:00 pm – Officially the céilidh will be over, but please stay and eat, drink, and talk.