Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to John N
 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday February 2, 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
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Called by Casey O’Connor.
Date: Saturday February 2, 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 Gardiner-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, An Rince Mor, Harvest Time Jig, North Kerry Set, Haymakers/Ballyvourney Jigs, Siege of Ennis, Clare Plain, Clare Mazurka, Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers.
Contact: EIC website

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Ancient Order of Hibernians: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Music by the Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band, calling by Hugh Conway.
Date: Sunday February 3, 2019
Time: 3-6 pm
Location:Sherwood Community Center, located at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030
Details:$12 fee. Bring a dessert to share if you wish. Program includes: the Siege of Ennis, Haymakers Jig, North Kerry Set, Plain Set, Cashel, Waltz Cotillion, Ballyvourney Jig and Lancers. All dances will be called. Program subject to changes.
Contact: Hugh Conway at [email protected]
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Additional Event Concert - Charlie Zahm
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2019, presents Charlie Zahm.
Date: Sunday February 3, 2019
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12). $10 per person food/beverage minimum.
With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Charlie Zahm's website

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday February 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 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.
Contact:

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GWCC: Patrick O'Dea Workshop
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Special class: Set dance workshop with renowned teacher Patrick O'Dea. Patrick carries hundreds of steps and sets in his head and knows the rich history behind the dances.
Date: Thursday February 7, 2019
Time: 7 - 9:30 pm
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Admission: $12. For 20 years, Patrick has partnered exclusively with GWCC for set dancing workshops when his travels bring him to our area, and he's stopping for a short visit. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Concert - Ayreheart
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents Ayreheart. They reflect musical elements from Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass to early Renaissance.
Date: Sunday February 10, 2019
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12); series tickets available at a discount.
The three members of Ayreheart - Ronn McFarlane on lute, Will Morris on fretless bass, violin and colascione, and Mattias Rucht on percussion - all have backgrounds in rock and jazz, which comes through in their energetic performances.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
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Additional Event Parade Fundraiser
Sponsor/Host:DC Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee
What: DC St. Pat's Parade Sunday Fundraiser, to support the 50th anniversary of the parade in March 2020. There will be no parade in 2019, due to sharply rising parade security costs.
Date: Sunday February 10, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 7:30 pm
Location:Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Details:
$5 donation
Contact: Parade website

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday February 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 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.
Contact:

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday February 14, 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

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Concert - Reid-VanSante
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents Alan Reid & Rob van Sante
Date: Sunday February 17, 2019
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12); series tickets available at a discount.
Alan Reid was a vital member of Scotland's legendary Battlefield Band for 40 years. Rob van Sante adds subtle guitar accompaniments and fine harmony singing.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
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Additional Event Parade Fundraiser
Sponsor/Host:St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.
What: Fundraiser for the Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade. All of the funds raised at the event will go to support the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Baltimore.
Date: Sunday February 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
Location:Looney's Pub 8706 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236
Details:
Flyer
$5 donation at the door. There will be silent and live auctions, 50/50 and basket of cheer raffles. Live music will be provided by the J. Patrick's All Stars.
Contact: Parade website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Alison J
RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday February 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 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.
Contact:
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Additional Event Cherish the Ladies
Sponsor/Host:Wolf Trap
What: Cherish the Ladies performs at the Barns at Wolf Trap.
Date: Tuesday February 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:The Barns at Wolftrap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Details:
Tickets are $25 - $30
Contact: Wolf Trap

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Wolf Trap: Cherish the Ladies
Sponsor/Host:Wolf Trap
What: Cherish the Ladies performs at the Barns at Wolf Trap.
Date: Wednesday February 20, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:The Barns at Wolftrap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Details:
Tickets are $25 - $30
Contact: Wolf Trap

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday February 21, 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

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to David M

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday February 24, 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. Music by Marty Frye & Friends.
Dances: Moycullen Set, Clare Plain Set, Rakes of Mallow, Antrim Square Set, Connemara Reel Set, Bridge of Athlone, Paris Set, Cashel Set, Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers Set .
Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site
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Additional Event Concert - IONA
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2019, presents IONA. Barbara Tresidder Ryan, Bernard Argent, Chuck Lawhorn, and Jim Queen.
Date: Sunday February 24, 2019
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Together for 30 years, local Celtic mainstay IONA transports its audience to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Mann, Brittany, Asturias and Galicia, and explores those cultures transplanted in the New World.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday February 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 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.
Contact:

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
Location:Maddy and Bill's
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Maura

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday February 28, 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
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Additional Event DC Irish Film Festival
Sponsor/Host:AFI Silver Theatre
What: Capital Irish Film festival, sponsored by Solas Nua and the AFI Theater.. 14 feature films plus a set of short films. Directors straight from Ireland talk and answer questions.
Dates From and To: Thursday February 28, 2019 to Sunday March 3, 2019
Time: various
Location:AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Details:Download the flyer
Individual film tickets are $8 - $13.
Contact: Solas Nua


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