Getting together with music + dance = feeling great!
LUTON Irish Forum (LIF) members and other local people celebrated the return of LIF’s regular socials in The Celtic Club in the town on Wednesday 6th October.
More than 130 members and friends enjoyed a buffet lunch, live music from traditional Irish musicians Brian Burke, Danny Considine and Kevin Naughton plus dancing to top tunes from LIF volunteer DJ Dave Crean. Raffle prizes included bottles of Irish Whiskey, a leather handbag, a beautiful fruit basket, original paintings and other generous donations from LIF supporters.
The event was sponsored by BLCF (Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation) a leading local grantmaker which aims to improve the lives of people in Bedfordshire and Luton, known for its investment in supporting local charities and deep relationships with grassroots groups such as LIF
Regular attendee to LIF socials, Janet Maugham commented: “It was wonderful to see everybody after Covid lockdown. There was great laughter, singing and dancing.”
By contrast, it was the first time Philomena had been to a LIF social, she said: “Turned up at the Celtic Club not knowing anyone, was on my own, and ended up chatting to everyone like I’d known them for years!”
Betty Donlon declared: “Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day from start to finish, everything was perfect.”
Georgia added: “...made to feel so welcome by everyone.”
- LIF's Christmas social is on 9th December 2021. Tickets available at £5 to members from 25th October and to non-members at £7.50 from 15th November.