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“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 in March of 1997. Now we have a variety of activities such as holding Irish Social Dance classes from fall through spring of the following year in 5-week sessions; Performing locally and regionally throughout the year; Hosting a public ceili and workshops.Facilitating periodic trips, e.g., to Ireland; and a number of member-only social events.


Let’s Put the Annual Lincoln Irish Dancers Ceili “In the Black”

The annual March Lincoln Irish Dancers Ceili has long-enjoyed great participation by members, alumni and the community, but it has never paid for itself. In an effort to minimize costs, Lincoln Irish Dancers has changed venues for the first time. St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Havelock is the site for Ceili 2019, with a caller to talk you through dances and a live band.

The aim is to keep the ceili authentic, accessible and sustainable. In addition to cutting expenses and cultivating new partnerships, we are asking for a financial investment from friends and alumni who enjoy Irish music and especially those who have participated in Irish dance classes and/or the Annual Community Ceili in the past. The goal is to raise $1,200 to cover the expenses of Ceili 2019 and have seed money for 2020. All money generated by admission will provide funds dedicated to future ceili expenses. This will give LID a monetary advantage the group has never enjoyed before.

You know how authentic our ceili feels if you have ever attended. There is no one else in Lincoln providing this cultural experience. Together, we can do this! If just 48 people contribute $25 – the goal will be met. Know that your donation of any size will dance us closer to Ceili in the Black. Join me in demonstrating your support for LID’s contribution to quality of Celtic life in Lincoln by pitching in today.

Now you can make your gift online: https://www.gofundme.com/ceili-in-the-black
We are grateful for your consideration of support to put LIDs Ceili in the Black. Where else can you jump into the joy of jigs and reels to live music, even if you’ve never danced before? We’ve long been told by Ireland natives how authentic our ceili feels. There is no one else in Lincoln providing this cultural experience.

Please let us know if you want your donation to remain anonymous. If you would like a separate email acknowledgement of your gift for tax purposes, contact lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com with your name, donation amount and through what avenue you donated: GoFundMe, Facebook birthday fundraiser, or direct donation sent to the

Lincoln Irish Dancers, P.O. Box 83975, Lincoln, NE 68501-3975.

Visit the LID website for information on our classes and all things “LID”.

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SHARE the “Ceili in the Black” Posting on Facebook

One quick way to help this Lincoln Irish Dancers fundraiser is to visit the Lincoln Irish Dancers Facebook page, scroll down to the POST about “Ceili In The Black” and SHARE please far and wide with your family, friends, co-workers on Facebook. When you SHARE on your own page, you can let folks know if they prefer. they can donate directly by sending a check to

Lincoln Irish Dancers, P.O. Box 83975, Lincoln, NE 68501-3975


How about a “Ceili in the Black” Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook?

One easy way to help this Lincoln Irish Dancers fundraiser is to use your Facebook connections to help put the 2020 “Ceili in the Black.” Here are some ‘words’ you can use, selecting Lincoln Irish Dancers as the recipient of ‘birthday’ donations:

Won’t you join me to put the Lincoln Irish Dancers’ Community Ceili in the Black for 2019? Where else can you jump into the joy of jigs and reels to live music, even if you’ve never danced before? We’ve long been told by Ireland natives how authentic our ceili feels. There is no one else in Lincoln providing this cultural experience. Know that your donation of any size will dance us closer to Ceili in the Black. Join me in demonstrating your support for LID’s contribution to quality of Celtic life in Lincoln by pitching in today! And if you’re in Lincoln on Sunday, March 10, 2019 – come dance with us!

If you have questions contact lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com or Elizabeth at 402-580-4566.


Lincoln Irish Dancers now on smile.amazon.com

You can send a “smile” to Lincoln Irish Dancers every time you shop at Amazon.  Start your shopping at “smile.amazon.com” and select our organization from the list of non-profits.  If you forget, you can still select Lincoln Irish Dancers as the non-profit to get donations, at no cost to you, when you go to amazon.com.