the ceilidh


7.30pm on the 1st January in the Celtic Barn.

A ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering which involves music, song, dance and convivial company. This is certainly what happens at the ceilidh which is held after the Highland Games on New Years Day at Waipu each year.

Come along and you will hear bagpipes and Celtic music from “Twisty Willow”, that fabulous folk music group, headed by Barb and Wes, who will play for and guide you through traditional Gaelic ceilidh dances. Waipu Scottish Country dancers will perform an enthusiastic demonstration when you need a break from your own dancing.

The generous country supper starts with a traditional Haggis ceremony complete with piper, banner bearer and Ode Tae the Haggis making this an event not to be missed. Photo to left, Chief Fraser Sims slashes the haggis for the moment of truth

Tickets are $15 for an adult; school-aged free. They are available on the day of the Games from the Caledonian Society secretary's office behind the Celtic Barn (best option for this popular event) or at the Celtic Barn door on the night.