Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday April 23, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Membership and registration details.   Classes meet every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Beginner: 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.  Class descriptions and syllabus.
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Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday April 24, 2019
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
Location:Maureen & Chuck's
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Maura

GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday April 25, 2019
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Teacher is Paul O'Donnell. $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

Celtic Society of Southern MD
What: This will be the 41st year for the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland, the Southern MD Celtic Festival. The RKIDs Performance Group will do a show, too!
Date: Saturday April 27, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location:Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, MD
Details:
The RKIDs perform from 1:45 to 2:30 pm at the Performance Dance Stage. They'll be accompanied by the Pond Scum band.
Tickets: $22.25 Adults (13 and over) in advance.
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RKIDs performance group: Maureen and Chuck
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Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Music by the Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band, calling as needed by Hugh Conway.
Date: Sunday April 28, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:Old Town Sports Bar, 8971 Center Street, Manassas VA 20110
Details:The dances will include: Haymakers, Siege of Ennis, Kilfenora, North Kerry, Merchant, Ballyvourney.
Contact:
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Hugh Conway at [email protected]. Please contact him for more information and to reply if coming.

GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday May 2, 2019
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Teacher is Paul O'Donnell. $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday May 4, 2019
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

EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. All dances will be called.
Date: Saturday May 4, 2019
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Wolf Furniture.
Details:
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members; $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share. Dances: Waltz, Siege of Ennis, Rakes of Mallow, Haymakers' Jig, Clare Plain Set, Waltz Cotillion, Moycullen Set, North Kerry Set, Antrim Square, Ballyvourney Jig Set.
Contact: EIC website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class. Note the different meeting location.
Date: Tuesday May 7, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Different place! Casey Community Ctr. Gaither Room, 810 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core/Beginners (fundamentals learning and skills polishing): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:
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Maura

Rockville Chorus
What: Concert, with Jean Woods in the chorus.
Date: Sunday May 12, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location:The Village at Rockville, 9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville MD
Details:
Contact:
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Theatre box office: 240-314-8690. Rockville Chorus

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Last class of the season! Note the different meeting location.
Date: Tuesday May 14, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Different place! Casey Community Ctr., Gaither Room, 810 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core/Beginners (fundamentals learning and skills polishing): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:
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Maura

GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday May 19, 2019
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, $15 members. Workshop Dance: Skirdagh Set
Contact: GWCC web site

Rockville Chorus
What: Spring concert, with our Jean Woods singing.
Date: Sunday May 19, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD
Details:
Contact:
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Theatre box office: 240-314-8690. Rockville Chorus

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What:

It's the RKIDs' End-of-Year Ceili!

Called by the inestimable Larry Frank, with live music by Tina Eck (flute & whistle), Joe deZarn (fiddle) and Jesse Winch (bodhran, harmonica, guitar & bouzouki).
Date: Friday May 31, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location:St. Mary’s Pavilion at 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838; Text directions (PDF)
Details:
Potluck, and bring your own non-alcoholic drinks. We supply water, coffee and tea.
Contact:
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Maura

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday June 1, 2019
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

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Take Me Out To the Ball Game! It'll be a night of action-packed baseball when the Frederick Keys play Lynchburg. Post-game fireworks.
Date: Saturday June 1, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick MD. Map
Details:
The game is at 6pm. Reserved seats are $7. Wear your RKIDs polo shirt. Sign up at class or contact Marilyn. Money is due when you sign up.
Flyer
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Marilyn or Keys website

Penn-Mar Irish Festival
What: The Penn-Mar Irish Festival is held annually on the third Saturday in June, near the Mason-Dixon Line and featuring traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance from Pennsylvania and Maryland performers, plus some special guests.
Date: Saturday June 15, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm
Location:Markets at Shrewsbury in southern York County on 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock, PA 17327
Details:
Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Pets are prohibited.
Contact:
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Penn-Mar Irish Festival

Irish Arts Center of NYC
What: IAC of NYC celebrates our 38th Bloomsday with a special nod to father-figures and longing sons. Join host Mia Dillon and a cast of actors, authors, musicians, and avid Joyceans for the annual tribute to James Joyce and his masterpiece, Ulysses.
Date: Sunday June 16, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Lincoln Center, 155 W 65th St, New York City, NY
Details:
$28
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Bloomsday on Broadway

Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: The annual Irish Arts Week festival in the "Irish Catskills."
Dates From and To: Sunday July 14, 2019 to Saturday July 20, 2019
Time: various
Location:2267 Route 145 East Durham, NY 12423.
Details:Irish concerts, dances, workshops, singing and crafts galore. Billy McComiskey, Mick Moloney, Nollaig Casey, Laura Byrne and many other notables will perform. Padraig McEneany will teach set dancing.
Contact: Irish Arts Week website.

Adams County PA Irish Festival
What: Adams County Irish Festival. Music, dancing, craft and food.
Date: Saturday July 20, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Location:100 Moose Road, Gettysburg, PA 
Details:Tickets: $10. Bring lawn chairs. With a full day of Irish music, dancers, food, merchandise, and more, the 17th annual Irish Festival offers family fun while benefiting charitable community organizations in Adams County. The Festival is produced and presented by Adams County Division 1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians as a Hibernian Hunger Project to support local hunger-relief efforts.
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CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week. More information TBA
Dates From and To: Sunday July 21, 2019 to Saturday July 27, 2019
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location:Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, MD
Details:TBA
Contact: website

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 2, 2019 to Sunday August 4, 2019
Time: various
Location:Coffman Park 5200 Emerald Parkway Dublin, Ohio 43017
Details:Tickets; advance prices range from $10 - $25
Contact: Website