Public Events

2020 Summer Challenge

This summer, our members are taking the 2020 Summer Challenge. We’re initially learning from a series of free videos available from traditional Irish dancing friends over in Ireland! We’re focusing on the dance videos between now and June 13, and we invite you to DANCE WITH US!

Here’s the link to videos teaching not only dancing, but also storytelling, singing and playing instruments. Get an education in history and background of these Irish traditions and have some fun! Dance with us now and join us for fall classes beginning Sept. 14!

There will be
Songs with Cathy Jordan
Story telling with Mikel Murfi
Music with Thomas Johnson
Dance with Edwina Guckian

Lincoln Irish Dancers 2021 Community Ceili (Social Dance) Event

Look forward to the 23rd year of this Lincoln Irish Dancers event on Sunday, March 7, 2021!  There is live music by an area band so you can dance or just listen to the great celtic music.  To help you move through each dance, we provide a “caller” who runs through each set of movements prior to actually doing them to music.  The setting is friendly and you’ll see smiling faces to attest to the fun folks are having.  Here are a few images from the 2020 Ceili.

Broom Dance
Broom Dance
Broom Dance
Enjoying the music and dance

Travel August 2021 to the 40th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest!

The 40th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest, one of the largest, was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. Watch here in early 2021 for an update on plans for a 2021 trip which would then be the 40th!

Thunder on the Plains and Excite Experiences have teamed up to bring you a festival experience you will never forget. From the amazing food and spectacular music, to the booths, shops, and cultural exhibits, the four days will fly by! Stay in a spectacular hotel downtown so you are always close to the action.

2020 Milwaukee Irish Fest

Lincoln Irish Dancers would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to those who provided goods and services for the Raffle and/or the Irish Market at the March Annual Community Irish Social Dance (Ceili)!

Raffle donations by:

  • Moran Liquor Works, 3400 A St, Lincoln, NE 68510
  • Lied Center for the Performing Arts –
  • Champions Fun Center  –  Games galore such as miniature golf, batting cages & a 3-story maze, plus pizza & finger foods.  1555 Yolande Ave, Lincoln, NE 68521
  • Wahoo Knits (Anne Marie Hart) –
  • Garden Flag Set (Edie Skelton)
  • Ceili Bear – Suzi Kruce

Irish Market donations by:

  • Sandra Stark
  • Edie Skelton
  • Marianne Woeppel

A special thanks to:

  • Sandra Stark who sewed the lovely tablecloth used at the registration table from previous Lincoln Irish Dancer costume sashes. 
  • Eddie Skelton who organized and ran the Raffle and Irish Market.
  • Marianne Woeppel who managed the Irish Market table.
  • LID members who brought snacks to share.
  • Performers who danced in the ‘half time show’
  • Laura Nettland, instructor, who choreographed the ‘half time show’
  • All members who helped:  assisting attendees with dancing, helping take fees, set-up, clean-up, publicity distribution both before and that day

If anyone was inadvertently left off since the world has been so crazy since March, please contact and we’ll note your special contribution.