“Failte” (“Welcome”) from the Lincoln Irish Dancers! Our mission is “to heighten awareness and appreciation of traditional Irish dance, and to celebrate Irish culture” here in Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas. Our group began performing in March of 1997. Now we perform locally and regionally several times each year, sponsor a public ceili, dance classes, workshops, and our own social events.
We originated as a ceili (KAY-lee) dance group, but also include other styles of Irish dancing. Ceili dancing is group social dancing, reminiscent of the folk dancing enjoyed over the years in Ireland. We enjoy performing publicly, and just dancing together for the fun of it! We love having the public join us in simple dances as well.
Lincoln Irish Dancers (often abbreviated “LID”) comprise people of all ages and backgrounds. Take a look around our site for more information, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions about our organization.
A ceili is a traditional Irish dance party. Lincoln Irish Dancers has hosted a public ceili annually since 1998. Our ceilis are family-friendly, fun for all ages, and presented in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment, with LIVE Irish music! What a great way to experience the music and folk dancing of Ireland! Our spring ceili for 2015 is already history; here’s a picture from our March 8 event. If you attended, you know how much fun it was. If not, check back for details on our 2016 event.