Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

Denotes a Social Group Event

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
Brunch and chat at the Woodside Deli restaurant.
Contact: Sonja
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)
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: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
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 6/22 and 8/18 ($5 donation requested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: This is the second 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 June 14, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:Marilyn and Obie's
There will be a discussion afterward, led by Kate and Dan. No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Session Topics: 1) Penal Laws and Protestant Ascendancy and the role of writers such as Jonathan Swift, 2) Ireland at the Turn of the 19th Century, including how figures such as Wolfe Tone founded the quest for Irish republicanism.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

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