Etymology: < Irish céilidhe, Scottish Gaelic cēilidh, < Old Irish céile companion.In Scotland and Ireland:
a. An evening visit, a friendly social call.
b. A session of traditional music, storytelling, or dancing. Also attrib. and fig. (OED)
"Nearby, on the premises of the Army & Navy Club, Scotland was running what the Glasgow Herald had deemed a 'macschmoozathon.' It was a blur of whiskey tastings and ceilidhs."
- Lauren Collins, "Olympics postcard: Globe-trotter", 13 & 20 August 2012 The New Yorker