Honors Classical Composition Major Studies Abroad, Describes Ceilidh

a ceilidh, a big room full of people dancing and eating

Belmont Honors student and classical guitar major Cameron Welke recently published a post about his semester abroad at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. In the post, Welke reflects on the meanings of traditions and community through his first experience at a Scottish ceilidh (kay-lee), a social event featuring Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing and storytelling.

He described it as “particularly striking…to see an entire culture rally around and find joy in a part of their heritage that they can share with one another, to watch the rhythms of the past flow into a present as the people of Scotland celebrated who they were and who they are and who they are becoming.”

To read the post in its entirety, click here.