Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week. More information TBA
Dates From and To: Sunday July 15, 2018 to Friday July 20, 2018
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location:Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD
Details:TBA
Contact: website

Adams County PA Irish Festival
What: Adams County Irish Festival. Featuring Connla, the Kilmaine Saints, Across the Pond and many more. Craft and food vendors onsite.
Date: Saturday July 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 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.
Contact: ACIF website

Quotidian Theatre Company
What: The Quotidian Theatre Company performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with a twist - the stage moves to 1820's Ireland. Live Irish music, dance, and Yeats’ poetry are mixed into the classic Shakespearean comedy.
Dates From and To: Wednesday July 25, 2018 to Sunday August 12, 2018
Time: 2pm and 8pm
Location:Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD
Details:Admission: $35 general, $25 seniors. Performances: July 25 through August 12, 2018 – Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm & Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Several RKIDs are going to the 2 pm show on Sunday, August 5. If you are going to that performance and want to join us afterward for dinner, contact Bill or Maddy.
Contact: Quotidian Theatre Company

GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday July 26, 2018
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, $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

Black Rock Center for the Arts
What: Led by the former Maryland governor, O’Malley's March performs Celtic Rock and much more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, snacks and something to drink for this outdoors concert at Black Rock. Pre-show at 5pm, O’Malley’s March at 7.
Date: Saturday July 28, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:
Free admission. Martin O’Malley has brought together 6 musicians: some born and raised in the traditions of Irish music, some classically trained, some life-long students of blues, rock, jazz. Jared Denhard, Jim Eagan, Sean McComiskey, Pete Miller, Mac Walter, Jamie Wilson and Martin O’Malley are O’Malley’s March. Food trucks onsite. Warmup: Culkin School at 5 pm, then MacMillan Pipe Band.
Contact:
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House Concert
What: Celtic Rose in an outdoor concert at Something Earthy Pottery Studio
Date: Sunday July 29, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:Something Earthy 24410 Hipsley Mill Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Details:Bring some lawn chairs and blankets. You can bring a picnic dinner or enjoy BBQ cooked on the premises.
Contact:
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Celtic Rose is recommended by Marilyn O.

GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday August 2, 2018
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, $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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 3, 2018 to Sunday August 5, 2018
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 4, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:Woodside Deli at 13048 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
Details:
Brunch and chat at the Woodside Deli restaurant.
Contact:
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Sonja

GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday August 9, 2018
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, $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday August 16, 2018
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, $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: "Back on the Farm" Ann Marie R and her family invite all members of the RKIDs, their families, and kids and grandkids to the second annual visit to their farm on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border and potluck.
Date: Saturday August 18, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:2807 Pumping Station Rd, Fairfield, PA 17320
Details:
Please RSVP to Marilyn O by MONDAY, AUGUST 13 and tell her what you'll bring to the potluck. Bring your own drinks. Iced Tea provided. Bring games. Eggs for sale. flyer
Contact:
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Marilyn O.

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Deborah Packard and Peter Cairney of Isla!.
Date: Saturday August 25, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Fairfax Station, VA (call for directions)
Details:
Bring a lawn chair and picnic with your beverage of choice. They provide desserts and soft drinks. The suggested donation is $20. Isla! weaves Appalachian and Scottish spells with sweet vocals, fine whistle, world class guitar, lap dulcimer and harmonica accompaniment.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: The annual end of summer ceili, now the Hickey-Kourtz’s Memorial Ceili, now in its 15th year. Live music and called dances. Bring a dessert if you wish to share, and non-alcoholic beverages. Band and dance list are TBA.
Date: Sunday August 26, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:Old St. Marys Church, Ox Road (Rte 123) and Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Details:The floor is among the best for dancing. Afterwards we join up again at Espositos Restaurant for outdoor dining.
Contact:
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Hugh Conway

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Thursday August 30, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:Kate and Dan O'C's
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact:
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Sonja

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday September 1, 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: It's the annual RKIDs Labor Day potluck party! Eat, drink and dance - you know how this goes!
Date: Monday September 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm -
Location:The O'Brien's
Details:
Bring drinks, a dish or dessert to share, and a chair(s). There will be hot dogs provided. Party Flyer - please RSVP by August 29.
Contact: Marilyn O

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs take a weekend off and go to the beach ... for the third year! There'll be happy hours, food, a walk on the boardwalk, and of course, dancing. Registration forms are due by August 17th.
Dates From and To: Friday September 14, 2018 to Sunday September 16, 2018
Time: all weekend
Location:Bethany Beach, Delaware
Details:
See Marilyn's emailed flyer.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O for a registration form.

Blackthorn
What: Annual Autumn Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Rambling House. Caller: Larry Frank. Please bring a dish to share. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors in the area!
Date: Friday October 12, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD
Details:
$15 admission. Dances: TBA.
Contact:
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Obie

GWCC
What: GWCC Fall Fling (formerly, Cape May Dance Weekend)
Dates From and To: Friday October 19, 2018 to Sunday October 21, 2018
Time: day and night
Location:Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, MD. $140/night/double occupancy if reserved by August 31. Address: 101 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Details:Non-member cost: $215/person. Includes three set dance workshops, two ceilis, and more. Lodging is extra. Paid registration for the event package must be received by Oct. 5th
Flyer
Contact: Fall Fling Weekend

Blackthorn
What: Annual Spring Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Rambling House. Caller: Larry Frank. Please bring a dish to share. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors in the area!
Date: Friday March 8, 2019
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD, on the Corner of Center St. and Chestnut Rd.
Details:
$15 admission. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. Dances: TBA
Contact: Obie