What is a céilí?

Ceilis (kay-lee) are evenings of traditional Irish social dance. Great fun for all - novices and experienced dancers, young and old alike. And if you don’t feel like stepping it out, enjoy a glass from the bar, listen to the music and watch the fun on the floor!


A short instructional session is provided at the start of each Ceili to help welcome new dancers.  Our callerBill White will guide you through a varied program of traditional dances, from easy “come-all-ye” circle dances to more challenging “sets” (quadrilles), favourites such as the Gay Gordons and of course a couple of waltzes.  You are sure to have a great time!


Bring your dancing shoes (leather soles are great), especially in winter to keep the dance floor dry and safe.

no boots     shoes plus




Live music is provided by the hardest working céilí band in Montreal: the Siamsa Montreal Céilí Band.

Guest performers

Half-time performances by local artists and groups are a frequent and popular feature of the ceilis.




We rely on a strong team of volunteers to help keep the ceilis running smoothly. If you would like to lend a hand, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!