Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

                            
GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 8 to Aug 17, 2017.
Date: Thursday June 8, 2017
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:Flyer. Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $40/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 6/15 and 8/17 ($5 donation requested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email
Washington Revels
What: The Washington Revels Maritime Voices group sings at a Big Train baseball game. They perform lively songs, instrumental music, dances, folk dramas, and other traditions of the 19th Century. Sea chanteys and more are sung.
Date: Saturday June 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location:10600 Westlake Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
Details:Admission: $5. The Bethesda Big Train, named for Washington Senators pitching great Walter Johnson, is a summer collegiate wooden-bat team playing in the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League.
Contact: Maritime Voices event Details and Tickets. Recommended by Kathryn.
 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday July 1, 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
House Concert
What: House concert featuring Damien Connolly with Colman Connolly and Sally Connolly.
Date: Sunday July 2, 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. Fiddler and accordion player Damien Connolly comes from a rich Irish musical heritage. His father is Martin Connolly, accordion player and maker in Ennis, County Clare. His uncle is the National Heritage Fellowship winning fiddler Seamus Connolly. Colman Connolly at twelve years old is the current Under-15 Champion in Accompaniment in the Mid-Atlantic CCE region.
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.
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.
 RKIDs Social Group 
What: This is the third of 18 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. It covers Irish political and cultural events of the 1800s - 1900s.
Date: Wednesday July 12, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:TBA
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website
CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week, including 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. Two public faculty concerts:
Sunday, 7/16, 7:30 p.m. @ Cedar Lane Unitarian Church
Wednesday, 7/19, 7:30 p.m., also @ Cedar Lane Unitarian
Contact: website
CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week ceili. The band is made up of MAD Week faculty.
Date: Thursday July 20, 2017
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Location:Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring
Details:Tickets are $10 adult; $5 children; $25 per family cap, payable at the door
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 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
 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday August 5, 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
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
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday September 2, 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
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: It's the annual Labor Day potluck party!
Date: Monday September 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location:The O'Brien's
Details:Bring a side dish or dessert dish to share. - please RSVP.
Contact: Marilyn O
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Fall semester class. Please bring your annual membership and (if enrolling) Fall class registration payment.
Date: Tuesday September 12, 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:
 RKIDs Social Group 
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:Members: sign up using the Flyer. Registration deadline is August 16, 2017. It's always time to REELax.
Contact: Marilyn O.
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' annual membership meeting. There will be no class tonight.
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:Members are those RKIDs who are current through September. Please read the bylaws and membership meeting rules before the event. More about our organization is here.
Contact: Sonja
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday October 7, 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
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
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday November 4, 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
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Saturday November 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday December 2, 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
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: 2016 RKIDs' Christmas Party. Singing — Eating — Gift Exchanging.
Date: Friday December 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - ?
Location:O'Briens'
Details:
Sign up at class or call Marilyn and Obie. Bring a dish to share, also BYOB and bring a wrapped $5 or so gift for sharing.
Contact: Marilyn and Obie
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday January 6, 2018
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
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Winter-Spring 2017 class. Please bring your $50 per person enrollment fee. New members: also bring your $20 annual dues (not applicable if you're already a member).
Date: Tuesday January 9, 2018
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:
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday February 3, 2018
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
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday February 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja