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It’s Céilidh Time

It's Céilidh Time

The Edinburgh International Film Festival celebrated “Homecoming Scotland” this weekend in the form of a Céilidh, a traditional Gaelic social dance. Apparently, before nightclubs, there were céilidhs in most town and village halls on Friday or Saturday nights. The festival’s official “patron” Sean Connery attended the festivities – at the ridiculously gorgeous Assembly Hall in New Town Edinburgh – as did fest juror Frank Langella. My jetlag didn’t exactly put me in the mood for dancing, but I did proceed to do the two things I’ve basically been doing nonstop since I got to Scotland: eat food that’s really, really bad for me and get drunk. My camera died pretty quick into the night, but I still have some weak photographic evidence

Connery arrives with wife and plastic surgery lover Micheline Roquebrune:

Here’s a poorly realized shot of Connery and Langella:

And, though you probably can’t tell, Langella and his wife are among those dancing below (he’s the blurred out man in the center of the first one)

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