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GWCC: New Year's Day Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: New Year's Day ceili. Live music by Ellis Island, featuring Dave Abe, Myron Bretholz, Peter Fitzgerald & Andy Thurston.
Date: Monday January 1, 2018
Time: 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: $25 for non-members.
Dances: Clare Plain Set, Siege of Ennis, Merchant Set, Sixteen-Hand Reel, Antrim Square Set, Clare Mazurka Set, Ballyvourney Jig Set, Caledonian Set, Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers Set
Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Daniel M

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Chuck K

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday January 6, 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
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music.
Date: Saturday January 6, 2018
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
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 non-member adults, $15 for adult members. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a snack or dessert to share. Dances: Waltz, Strip the Willow, Harvest Time Jig, North Kerry Set, Break: Tir na Nog, Haymakers’ Jig/Ballyvourney Jig, Waltz, Four Hand Reel, Connemara Set, Siege of Ennis, Stack of Barley, Clare Lancers Set, Waltz.
Contact: EIC website.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Evelyn R
Tuesday Night Ceili Club: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: The Shepherds Pie Ceili Band and the Tuesday Night Ceili Club will host a Ceili. Hugh Conway calls the familiar dances that everyone has done before.
Date: Sunday January 7, 2018
Time: 4 - 6 pm
Location:Ireland's Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22201. It's across from the Arlington Metro station. If you drive, there's plenty of street parking on Sundays.
Details:Dinner afterward. No admission charge.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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RKIDs: Dance Classes Begin
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Winter-Spring 2018 class. Please bring your $50 per person enrollment fee. New members: also bring your $20 annual dues (not applicable if you're already a member).
Date: Tuesday January 9, 2018
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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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Sandy D

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Fairfax City Parks & Rec: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Fairfax City Parks & Rec
What: Monthly Ceili
Date: Saturday January 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Green Acres Center: 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Details:Ceilis are on the second Saturday of the month.
Contact: Parks & Rec Course Catalog - flip page to Irish Social Dance

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Obie O
RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday January 16, 2018
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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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 7
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: CANCELLED due to inclement weather
Date: Wednesday January 17, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
Contact: For those who have reservations, let Marilyn know if you can't attend. More Great Courses website-->

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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday January 18, 2018
Time: 8 - 10 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Limerick Pub at 11301 Elkin St, Wheaton, MD 20902
Argyle Park Activities Blg., 1030 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:Admission: $5 donation for the band. Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site

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 Social Group: Trad Irish Music Concert
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Come watch Skylark (Sean Healy, Elise Kress, and Zan McCloud) perform at LaHinch
Date: Friday January 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:LaHinch Lahinch Tavern and Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854
Details:
Contact: Lahinch Tavern and Grill

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018
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: Directors Meeting. Please arrive by 7:15 so we can start on time. Director's should bring copies of the agenda and prior meeting notes.
Date: Wednesday January 24, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Sonja and Tom's
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

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CCE: CCE Ceili
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: "Halfway to MAD Week" family ceili
Date: Sunday January 28, 2018
Time: 2 - 5 pm
Location:McGinty's Public House, 911 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20910
Details:Session to follow in the upper dining room from 5 - 6:30 pm
Contact: website
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday January 28, 2018
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:Ceili flyer.  Admission: $20 for non-members. Live music by Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band. Some dances are called. Dances: South Sligo Lancers Set (called), Cashel Set, Four-Hand Reel, Termonfechin Lancers Set (called), Haymaker’s Jig, West Kerry Set, Corofin Plain Set, Waltz, Clare Mazurka Set.
Contact: GWCC web site

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Institute of Musical Traditions: Lilt 'N' Dance
Sponsor/Host:Institute of Musical Traditions
What: Lilt w Culkin LIVE
Date: Monday January 29, 2018
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Lilt is the Irish traditional music duo of Tina Eck on flute and tin whistle and Keith Carr on bouzouki and banjo. Their new show, Lilt 'n' Dance, was created in collaboration with dance champion Kate Bole and her superb team of Culkin LIVE dancers.
Contact: IMT

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday January 30, 2018
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 Irish Social Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Fairfax City Parks & Rec
What: Irish social dance class for ages 18+. Discover simple social and set dances, such as the Haymakers Jig, North Kerry and Lancers set. No experience necessary.
Date: Tuesday January 30, 2018
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Location:Green Acres Center: 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Details:Admission: $35, &8 drop-in. Taught by Hugh Conway. First five-week session runs from Jan 30 - Feb 27, 2018.
Contact: Parks & Rec Course Catalog - flip page to Irish Social Dance, or email ceiliset@yahoo.com

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