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Informal Meeting

posted 4 Oct 2013, 06:39 by Celtic Society

Hàllo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

Just a quick note to let you know that our next meeting will be next Tuesday (the 8th) in Athenaeum! We will be having an informal meet and greet session where you will get to chat with the committee and other members.  There will also be a chance to get a taste for the Gaelic language if you fancy.

So come along for some good banter and a couple of drinks!

See you there!

Final Events of 2012-13 Session

posted 25 Apr 2013, 13:38 by Celtic Society

Hi folks,

So we're coming up to the end of this academic year and as such, we only have a couple of weeks left as the current committee!

We've decided to have a relaxing evening in The Bobbin on Friday 3rd May (Week 11) for our final event to just take a breather from university!

If you'd like to join us, we'll be in a reserved area in The Bobbin from around 8pm (look out for the Celtic Society reserved sign!).

Hope to see you there!

New Committee - 2013-14

posted 20 Apr 2013, 02:03 by Celtic Society

Hi all!

The music session was really fantastic last night with so many different musicians showing up! The music was great :D

We also have 'the results' of the AGM held yesterday afternoon. We are pleased to announce that there will be a committee next year and that the society will continue on. The committee is as follows:

Seònaid Cochrane - former Secretary, now President of the society
James Cleves - former and current Treasurer
Jenny Tyrrell - former Celtic Officer, now Secretary.

We wish them the best of luck with the new academic year and a big thanks to everyone from the former committee for their hard work over the past year. We also thank everyone who came along to our events over the year as without you, they wouldn't have been the successes that they were!

There will most likely be an EGM in September/October for anyone interested in joining the committee at a later point.

Cheers, guys :)

This Week with Celtic Society!

posted 17 Apr 2013, 09:12 by Celtic Society

Hi all!

Apologies for the delay in posting this update! I thought I'd already done it!

This Friday, 19th April marks the date of our Annual General Meeting (AGM). It's at this meeting that the new committee for the next academic year is decided on! This is your opportunity to become a member of the Celtic Society committee for 2013-14. Check out the AGM link under "The Committee" for a list of available positions on the committee. We don't expect all of them to be filled but it allows you to see what you might be interested in doing! We'll be holding the meeting between 4-6pm in Meeting Room 2 in the Butchart Centre on campus. For other details, check out the Facebook event:

On the same evening, Friday 19th, we'll be hosting another Music Session! They've been quite popular this term and are always enjoyable so I hope you come along and enjoy the music too! If you have an instrument, feel free to bring it along! We'll be upstairs in The Blue Lamp from 8pm. In addition to the usual musicians jamming, there's also the opportunity for you to have a 'taster session' with some of the instruments. Some of the musicians have kindly agreed to allow people to give their instruments a go! More details will be available on the night as to which ones you'll be able to use :) If you would like to try something out, it'll cost £3 although the event is otherwise free! Facebook event:

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

posted 14 Feb 2013, 10:46 by Celtic Society

Evening :-)

Following our Music Session tomorrow evening in Ma Cameron's, we will return to our fortnightly sessions. As such, we have two events remaining on this side of the holidays:

On Friday 1st March we will be hosting our next Celtic Themed evening, this time focusing on Wales! As usual, the cost of the event is £2 for members and £3 for non-members and will be held in the Blue Lamp, starting around 8pm. This is your opportunity to learn about the Welsh culture, try some Welsh food, listen to some Welsh music and you might even be lucky to get a comedian too!

On Friday 15th March we are planning to have another pub crawl, similar to our Hallowe'en one. This event falls two days before St. Patrick's Day so we'll be jumping from pub to pub in honour of the Irish! Further details about meeting points and pub lists will be available nearer the time.

We're excited for the Music Session tomorrow, hope you are too!

See you guys soon!

February Events - Celtic night & Music Session

posted 4 Feb 2013, 07:02 by Celtic Society

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update to let you know about our next two events coming up this month.

The first of these events is our Breton & Cornish Themed Night this Friday, 8th February, upstairs in The Blue Lamp. Come along and join us in celebrating the cultures of these two Celtic nations with some banter, music and food! The event costs £3 for non-members and £2 for members. Check out the Facebook event here:

Following this, we're hosting another Music Session since everyone seemed to enjoy the one in November so much! We'll be hanging out in the Snug Bar of Ma Cameron's listening to music from our fantastic Music Officer, Natalie, along with some of her friends. If you play an instrument, feel free to take it with you and join in - you're more than welcome! Here's the link for the Facebook event:

Lastly, if you haven't already, join the Celtic Society page on Facebook for information on our upcoming events as well -

After the Music Session, we'll be going back to our regular schedule of fortnightly events.

Hopefully see you at one of our events soon!

"Brave" film night

posted 22 Jan 2013, 02:40 by Celtic Society

Hi everybody!

Happy New Year to you all!! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and that exams are going well.

We're very excited to announce our first event of the New Year and new semester - a screening of the film "Brave" - welcoming back old members and encouraging new members to come along.

The event costs £1 for members and £2 for non-members so don't forget your membership cards! Some snacks and drinks will be provided in this cost.

We aim to start the film at 7.30pm in the MacRobert Building, MR051.

Hope to see you there!


posted 20 Nov 2012, 06:20 by Celtic Society

Afternoon all!
This Friday, the Celtic Society will be hosting the first of its Celtic Themed nights of the academic year. This evening will be focused on SCOTLAND to kick everything off. We'll be meeting at 7:30pm in O' Neill's (9-10 Back Wynd, AB10 1JN).
Come along and find out more about Scottish culture, listen to some traditional Scottish music and enjoy some Scottish comedy. And of course there will be some Scottish nibbles!
The evening will cost £2 for members and £3 for non-members. So remember to bring your membership card! You’ll also be able to sign up on the night and you can collect your membership card if you haven’t had a chance to get it yet.
Chì sinn sibh ann!
See you there!

Upcoming Events This Semester!

posted 5 Nov 2012, 03:10 by Celtic Society

Morning all!


As of now, we will have fortnightly meetings so we just wanted to let you all know about the events we have coming up for the rest of the semester:


Fri 9th Nov - Our next event will be a Music session. Our Music Officer, Natalie is looking for anyone with an interest in music who plays an instrument and/or can sing to participate for that evening so if it sounds like something you might be interested in, come along with your instruments!


Fri 23rd Nov - This will be the beginning of our "Celtic Themed Evenings" that will be held throughout the academic year. The first of which will be a "Scottish Themed Night". There will be a speaker there to tell us about Scotland, Scottish Gaelic and anything else related and will be available for questions after. In addition to this, we will have Scottish music provided for us by our musicians and potentially a comedian, some Scottish food and the chance to learn a little Scottish Gaelic too!


Week 11 (beginning Mon 3rd Dec) - We are looking into the possibility of having a mid-week Christmas Meal which is open to all members. At the moment we are looking for feedback as to whether this would be of interest to anyone so please let us know if you would be keen for this. We will update as soon as possible with the price range and any other details. Also, if you have any dietary requirements, it would be great if you could let us know that too.

On another note, other Celtic and related societies throughout the Scottish universities will be meeting up for a Pan Celtic Pub Crawl in Edinburgh on Monday 12th November. For most Aberdeen students, this falls on Reading Week at the university so if any of you are interested in going and meeting some members of these other societies, please do! If you are struggling with accommodation, just post on the Facebook event as they are all very friendly and are sure to be able to help you out. Check out the event here:

I hope we'll see some of you at these events! We will update you all with venues, times, costs etc as soon as we can, through the Facebook page, by email and here so keep your eyes peeled!

Quick update

posted 11 Oct 2012, 12:37 by Celtic Society

A big welcome to Natalie Brown who has now joined the Celtic Society committee as Music Officer (Shannachie)!!

Our next meeting will be held in The Bobbin on Friday 19th October at 6pm. We hope to see you all there!

Look out for news of our Halloween night out towards the end of the month.

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