of Dances and Balls
Scotland is land of many proud and slightly quirky traditions. One of these is the céilidh (pronounced "kay-lee"), which is the name given to a party that involves Scottish country dancing. Usually takes place at weddings but can happen at other social functions. Music's usually provided by a band with accordions, fiddles and drums. If there are a lot of newbies present, someone from the band will usually call out instructions.
Céilidhs are still popular in Real Life
, with most Scottish kids being taught the dances at school from the age of about six or seven onwards, usually at Christmas time.