Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

preserving the cultural tradition of Irish ceili and set dancing since 1991

Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Performance group practice/rehearsal
Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Chuck and Maureen's place
Details:
for the April 26 Southern MD Celtic Festival show
Contact: Chuck and Maureen
Sponsor/Host:House Concert
What: House concert featuring Open the Door for Three, a road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians: Kieran O’Hare (uilleann pipes), Liz Knowles (fiddle) and Pat Broaders (vocals and bouzouki).
Date: Thursday April 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:Merrifield VA, near the intersection of Arlington Blvd (Rt 50) and the Capital Beltway (I-495). The contact for specific directions is listed below .
Details:ADMISSION: $20 at the door. Band's website. The trio's members are veterans and mainstays of the Irish music scene around the world, having played with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, Secret Garden, Anúna, Liz Carroll, and The New York Pops, as well as with artists like Don Henley, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt, and Josh Groban.
Contact: Space is limited to a maximum of 30 attendees. For reservations and directions, contact John Kerr at johnvkerr@cox.net or 703-849-8714. Recommended by Kathryn.
Sponsor/Host:Celtic Society of Southern MD
What: Southern MD Celtic Festival
Date: Saturday April 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, MD
Details:
The RKIDs will perform from 1:45 to 2:30 pm at the Performance Dance Stage.
Contact: Maureen and Chuck
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday April 30, 2017
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Azteca at 9505 Baltimore Ave (Rt. 1, south of Beltway) College Park, MD 20740
Cherry Hill Park conference center ballroom, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd in College Park, MD
Details:Admission: $20 for non-members. Some dances are called. Dances generally occur on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Contact: GWCC web site
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday May 6, 2017
Time: 10 am - noon
Location:Woodside Deli at 13048 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
Details:
Brunch and chat at the Woodside Deli restaurant.
Contact: Sonja
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili. This is the final ceili that Marilyn Moore will call for the EIC, at least regularly. She's retiring!
Date: Saturday May 6, 2017
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Bowman Restaurant at 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
Pappas Restaurant at 1725 Taylor Ave, Baltimore, MD 21234
Heritage Parkville Gardens Parkville Shopping Center, 7631 Harford Rd Parkville, MD 21234
[1.5 mi south, I-695 exit 31]. Look for the "Ceili" sign in the center of the shopping center.
Details:Admission: $18 non-members, non-member senior (65+): $13. Admission includes Soda, Beer, and Snacks.
Contact: 410-821-1568 (Judy) or EIC website
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday May 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: We are showing two half-hour Great Courses documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series. We're showing the entire series in a set of 18 sessions.
Date: Wednesday May 10, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:Marilyn and Obie's
Details:
These are two of the 36 lectures in the series. The series focuses on political and cultural events occurring in Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries. Bring paper and pen for notes and questions. Discussion leader is Maura. No admission cost, but BYOB.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make reservation. More information at the Great Courses website
Sponsor/Host:City of Fairfax, VA
What: Second Saturday ceili. Sets are called by Marilyn Moore. Music by Shepherd's Pie
Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Details:Adults $15. Free coffee, tea and Irish soda bread. Flyer
Contact: Fairfax Cultural Arts or call Mike Torrey 571-332-4739
Sponsor/Host:St. Andrew’s Society of mid-Maryland
What: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, featuring concerts by The American Rogues, Kilmaine Saints, and more. Dance performances by Tir na nOg Irish Dance Troupe, Hurley, and Teelin Schools, and others. This formerly was the Frederick Celtic Festival
Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
Time: 9am – 6pm
Location:Mt. Airy Fire Department Carnival Grounds on 1003 Twin Arch Road in Mt. Airy, MD.
Details:Tickets in advance $15. Bring your own chairs and blankets, but no coolers.
Contact: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Last Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday May 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What:

RKIDs' End of Year Friday Night Ceili!

Marilyn Moore calls for us for the last time! Music by Philippe Varlet, Tina Eck and Marc Glickman.
Date: Friday May 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location:St. Mary’s Pavilion at 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838; Text directions (PDF)
Details:
$15 donation suggested. It's a potluck, so please bring your own non-alcoholic drinks, we'll have water, coffee and tea. Dances: Every Man’s Chance, Antrim Square, Walls Of Limerick, 7:45 - 8:15 pm Potluck Break; Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers Set, Sweets Of May, Four-Hand Reel, 9:15 - 9:30 pm Second Break; Cashel Set, Kilfenora, Waltz. Flyer
Contact: Sonja
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday May 21, 2017
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Azteca at 9505 Baltimore Ave (Rt. 1, south of Beltway) College Park, MD 20740
Cherry Hill Park conference center ballroom, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd in College Park, MD
Details:Admission: $20 for non-members. Some dances are called. Dances generally occur on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Contact: GWCC web site
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Jean and Joe's home
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Jean or Joe W
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: This will be a showing of "The Irish Catskills: Dancing at the Crossroads," a documentary.
Date: Saturday June 3, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:Bill and Madelyn's house (see the RKIDs directory for the address)
Details:
WETA described this documentary as "Delve into the history and legacy of the Irish Catskills, an enclave of inns, hotels, and bungalows in New York’s famed vacation spot that was a summer getaway for many Irish Americans. Using archival photos, home movies, dozens of interviews and contemporary videography, the film tells the story of the Irish Catskills on a personal and anecdotal scale."
Contact: Marilyn for reservations - we have a limit of the number who can be accommodated.
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday June 3, 2017
Time: 10 am - noon
Location:Woodside Deli at 13048 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
Details:
Brunch and chat at the Woodside Deli restaurant.
Contact: Sonja
Sponsor/Host:Folklore Society of Gtr. Washington
What: The 37th Annual Washington Folk Festival showcases the diversity of traditional music in the Washington area. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine.
Dates From and To: Saturday June 3, 2017 to Sunday June 4, 2017
Time: noon - 7:00 pm
Location:Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD
Details:Admission is free.
Contact: Festival website
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Let's go out to the ballgame - the Frederick Keys vs. Lynchburg! We need 25 baseball fans. Reserved seats (with arms and backs) are behind the screen. We will all be sitting together.
Date: Saturday June 17, 2017
Time: 6 pm
Location:Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick MD. Map
Details:
Tickets are $7 each. Wear your RKIDs polo shirt. Sign up at class or contact Marilyn. Money is due when you sign up.
Contact: Marilyn
Sponsor/Host:Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: The 23rd annual Irish Arts Week festival in the "Irish Catskills."
Dates From and To: Sunday July 9, 2017 to Sunday July 16, 2017
Time: various
Location:2267 Route 145 East Durham, NY 12423.
Details:Irish concerts, dances, workshops, singing and crafts galore. Our local Billy McComiskey and family will perform, among many other notable people. Trad Fest finale on July 16.
Contact: Register. More information is at the Irish Arts Week website.
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week includes a Thursday night ceili.
Dates From and To: Sunday July 16, 2017 to Friday July 21, 2017
Time: 9 am - 4 pm each day
Location:Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda MD
Details:YouTube Teaser. Donations accepted.
Contact: website
Sponsor/Host:Dublin Ohio Irish Festival
What: Annual Dublin Ohio Irish festival. Said to be the largest three-day Irish festival on Earth.
Dates From and To: Friday August 4, 2017 to Sunday August 6, 2017
Time: various
Location:Coffman Park 5200 Emerald Parkway Dublin, Ohio 43017
Details:Tickets; advance prices range from $10 - $25
Contact: Website
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday August 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:TBA
Details:This meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs take a weekend off and go to the beach ... again! This is our 2nd annual trip. There'll be happy hours, food, videos, a walk on the boardwalk, and of course, dancing.
Dates From and To: Friday September 15, 2017 to Sunday September 17, 2017
Time: all weekend
Location:Bethany Beach, Delaware
Details:Sign up using the Flyer. Registration deadline is August 16, 2017.
Contact: Marilyn O.
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC Cape May Dance Weekend
Dates From and To: Friday October 20, 2017 to Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: day and night
Location:Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, MD. $135/night/double occupancy if reserved by August 31. Address: 101 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Details:Non-member cost: $195/person. Includes three set dance workshops, Saturday afternoon social hour and session with the Band, two ceilis (Friday & Saturday evenings), two breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday mornings) and a gift item selected for the weekend. Lodging is extra. Paid registration for the event package must be received by Oct. 5th
Contact: Cape May Dance Weekend