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Thread #162314 Message #3863102
Posted By: GUEST,Julia L
27-Jun-17 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: Oldtime Musical Gatherings: What Were They Called?
Subject: RE: Oldtime Musical Gatherings: What Were They Called?
The names for these gatherings seem to be regional Ceilidh, Hooley, Sing-song, seisiun, seem to be more "Celtic" related
Kitchen party in the Maritimes
Hoe-down, Hootenany(Hoot), jamboree (jam?) seem to be American
There are also differences in nomenclature according to the activities
dancing, singing, stories, food, tunes
There's a local joke about a poster advertising a pot-luck meal followed by a gospel singing group
"Bean supper! Followed by "Rushing Winds"