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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday April 2, 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 April 4, 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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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday April 6, 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 Megan Downes.
Date: Saturday April 6, 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. Bring a snack or dessert to share. Dances: Waltz, Two-Hand Single Reel, Strip the Willow, Siege of Ennis, Connemara Reel Set, North Kerry, Haymaker's Jig, Caledonian Set, Clare Lancers, Gay Gordons, Ballyvourney Jig.
Contact: EIC website

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday April 7, 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. Workshop Dance: Fox Hunters Set
Contact: GWCC web site

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Dan C
RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday April 9, 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 April 11, 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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GWCC: Spring Fling Weekend (2 days)
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: 14th Annual Spring Fling Weekend — 2019
Dates From and To: Friday April 12, 2019 to Saturday April 13, 2019
Time: Friday evening to Sunday morning
Location:Shepherdstown Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, with workshops and ceilis at the War Memorial Building.
Details:Event package: $65/person non-members, $60 members (lodging not included). Hotel registration deadline is March 12.
Ceilis: Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm; Saturday workshops: 10 - 12 am and 2 - 4 pm.
Bands: Fri: Philippe Varlet, Tina Eck, Patrick Cavanagh, and Marc Glickman
Sat: Dave Abe, Peter Fitzgerald, Andy Thurston, Martin McCann & Jesse Winch
Contact: GWCC website
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Additional Event Baltimore Irish Trad Fst
Sponsor/Host:Baltimore Irish Arts Center
What: The eighth annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will again feature some of the world's finest traditional Irish traditional musicians and dancers to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Saturday night Irish Music Masters Concert.
Dates From and To: Friday April 12, 2019 to Sunday April 14, 2019
Time: various
Location:various; Saturday 8pm Concert at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Details:Visit their website to register and for details including ticket prices. $28 for Irish Music Masters Concert.
Faculty/Performers include Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne, Myron Bretholz, Megan Downes, Michael Stribling and many more.
Contact: website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Colleen K

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marilyn W

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday April 18, 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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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday April 23, 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 April 24, 2019
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
Location:Maureen & Chuck'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 April 25, 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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Celtic Society of Southern MD: Performance and Festival
Sponsor/Host:Celtic Society of Southern MD
What: This will be the 41st year for the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland, the Southern MD Celtic Festival. The RKIDs Performance Group will do a show, too!
Date: Saturday April 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, MD
Details:
The RKIDs perform from 1:45 to 2:30 pm at the Performance Dance Stage. They'll be accompanied by the Pond Scum band.
Tickets: $22.25 Adults (13 and over) in advance.
Contact: RKIDs performance group: Maureen and Chuck
Website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jack C
Ancient Order of Hibernians: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Music by the Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band, calling as needed by Hugh Conway.
Date: Sunday April 28, 2019
Time: 3-6 pm
Location:Old Town Sports Bar, 8971 Center Street, Manassas VA 20110
Details:The dances will include: Haymakers, Siege of Ennis, Kilfenora, North Kerry, Merchant, Ballyvourney.
Contact: Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com. Please contact him for more information and to reply if coming.

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