Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

Denotes a Social Group Event

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
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
Brunch and chat at the Woodside Deli restaurant.
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.

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