Irish céilí (pronounced Kay-lee) dancing is the traditional group dancing native to Ireland and is done to traditional Irish music. Most céilí dances are danced to reels or jigs and are done in groups by people of all ages. They are a way for community to come together in times of celebration! Céilí dances were first taught by tradition and passed on down through the generations. With the immigration of Irish peoples escaping the famine in the 1800s, céilí dancing spread around the world to wherever the Irish made their new homes and is still continuing to this day. Anyone can join in and no experience is necessary with our caller leading everyone through the steps. Lots of fun for everyone!
The Grand River Ceili Band has almost 30 years of playing traditional and contemporary Irish and Scottish music and other Celtic music. This seasoned and experienced band entertain dancers and
audiences alike with their engaging and lively musical repertoire of jigs, reels, hornpipes and other folk dances. Your feet will begin to tap as the fiddle, tin whistle, Celtic guitar, banjo and bodhran play,
leading you in a merry dance that you can't resist.