The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162314 Message #3862873
Posted By: JMB
25-Jun-17 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Oldtime Musical Gatherings: What Were They Called?
Subject: RE: Oldtime Musicals . . . What Were They Called?
We often use the term ceilidh in the Gaelic communities. We do have other names for music sessions, though. There are often milling frolics for example, where we sing the traditional milling songs (commonly referred to as waulking songs in Scotland).
I noticed in the non-Gaelic communities, there are other names such as sing-songs or jam sessions etc. I prefer the terms that are used by the Gaels.