Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What:

It's the RKIDs' End-of-Year Ceili!

All dances called by Marilyn Moore. Music by J. Patrick's All-Stars, consisting of Dave Abe, violin; Andy Thurston, guitar, mandola; Peter FitzGerald, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and vocals.
Date: Saturday June 2, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location:St. Mary’s Pavilion at 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838; Text directions (PDF)
Details:
$15 donation suggested. Potluck, and bring your own non-alcoholic drinks. We supply water, coffee and tea. Dances: Every Man’s Chance, North Kerry, Duke Reel, Merchant, Siege of Ennis, Clare Plain, Four-Hand Reel, Ballyvourney Jig Set, Paris Set, Haymakers’ Jig, Caledonian. 50/50 raffle, silent auction and door prize. Ceili Flyer
Contact:
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Sonja

Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: Hugh Conway calls the familiar dances that everyone has done before.
Date: Sunday June 3, 2018
Time: 3 - 6 pm
Location:Browns Chapel, 1575 Browns Chapel Road, (off Baron Cameron Avenue) in Reston VA
Details:
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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 June 7, 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

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting IONA. Experience the full spectrum of Celtic music, song and dance from this seminal band.
Date: Saturday June 9, 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. Barbara Tresidder Ryan (lead vocals bouzouki, bodhrán, pieds), Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, vocals, percussion), Chuck Lawhorn (bass guitars, vocals), Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo, vocals) with Marsha Searle (dancing) They'll be performing sets from their latest CD.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

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 June 14, 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

St. Andrew’s Society of mid-Maryland
What: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, featuring concerts by Rathkeltair, Kilmaine Saints, Martin Family Band, and more. Dance performances by Tir na nOg Irish Dance Troupe, Hurley, and Teelin Schools, and others.
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Time: 9am – 6pm
Location:Mt. Airy Fire Department Carnival Grounds on 1003 Twin Arch Road in Mt. Airy, MD.
Details:Tickets in advance $15, $20 at the gate. Bring your own chairs and blankets, but no coolers.
Contact: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival

Penn-Mar Irish Festival
What: The Penn-Mar Irish Festival is held annually on the third Saturday in June, near the Mason-Dixon Line and featuring traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance from Pennsylvania and Maryland performers, plus some special guests.
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm
Location:Markets at Shrewsbury in southern York County on 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock, PA 17327
Details:
Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Contact:
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Penn-Mar Irish Festival

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Take Me Out To the Ball Game! We are going to see the Frederick Keys for a night of action-packed baseball against the Down East Wood Ducks. Invite your families and friends! Pay Marilyn O at class or send her a check for receipt by June 2.
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location:Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick MD. Map
Details:
The game is at 6pm. Reserved seats are $7. Wear your RKIDs polo shirt. Sign up at class or contact Marilyn. Money is due when you sign up.
There will be a pre-game meal at a nearby Mexican restaurant for those interested, details TBA.
Contact: Marilyn or Keys website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Tuesday June 19, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Tom and Sonja's
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 10th of 11 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. Facilitator is TBA.
Date: Wednesday June 20, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:TBA
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. This session: 1) The 1916 Easter Rising – perhaps the definitive moment that led to Ireland as it exists today, but the event itself was something of a debacle; 2) Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist – review some of the most important scenes in the first half of the book.
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website

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 June 21, 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 June 28, 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

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Lilly Neil, uber harper, fresh from a UK tour and only briefly in the US will delight us with her amazing playing.
Date: Saturday June 30, 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.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

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 5, 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: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday July 7, 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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Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: The annual Irish Arts Week festival in the "Irish Catskills."
Dates From and To: Sunday July 8, 2018 to Saturday July 14, 2018
Time: various
Location:2267 Route 145 East Durham, NY 12423.
Details:Irish concerts, dances, workshops, singing and crafts galore.
Contact: Irish Arts Week website.

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 12, 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

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Scottish/Celtic Fiddle and Cello Duo Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts.
Date: Saturday July 14, 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.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

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

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: The last of 11 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. Facilitator is TBA.
Date: Wednesday July 18, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:TBA
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. This session: 1) Joyce’s Portrait as Modernist Narrative – how the English language presents a great tension for Irish writers, and see how Joyce’s solution was to conquer the language of the conquerors; 2) Yeats as the Great 20th Century Poet – reflect on the Protestant Ascendancy world from which Yeats emerged.
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website

CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week ceili. The band is made up of MAD Week faculty.
Date: Thursday July 19, 2018
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran's Place, Silver Spring
Details:
Contact:
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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 19, 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 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

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

 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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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

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

 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.
Dates From and To: Friday September 14, 2018 to Sunday September 16, 2018
Time: all weekend
Location:Bethany Beach, Delaware
Details:
Watch this space for details
Contact: Marilyn O.

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