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Warner Theater: Riverdance (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Warner Theater
What: Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. This production features new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe n
Dates From and To: Friday February 2, 2018 to Sunday February 4, 2018
Time: 3 pm matinees, 8:00 pm evenings
Location:Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20004
Details:$45 - $85 online: Tickets.
Contact: Show Description. Recommended by Maura.

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday February 3, 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. Note the new location: the Atlantic Ballroom, which has hardwood floors. Called by Don Kaliher.
Date: Saturday February 3, 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); $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share. Dances: Waltz, Everyman's Chance,Siege of Ennis, Merchant Set, Walls of Limerick, North Kerry Set, Stack of Barley, Haymakers’ Jig/Ballyvourney Jig, Clare Plain Set (workshop dance), Six-Hand Reel, Waltz Cotillion, Cashel Set.
Contact: EIC website. Dance location
Additional Event FSGW mini-fest
Sponsor/Host:Folklore Society of Gtr. Washington
What: FSGW Mini Fest – chanteys and shape note singing, doo wop and duets, English dance and Irish laments, banjos and bodhrans and ballads, Morris and more.
Date: Saturday February 3, 2018
Time: noon - 10:30 pm
Location:Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road
Details:See the website; adult admission ranges from $10 to $23
Contact: Festival website

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: John Byrne Band
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2018, presents The John Byrne Band. Led by Dublin native John Byrne, the band combines Irish and American folk styles.
Date: Sunday February 4, 2018
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.
The band is as much at home in a traditional session at a corner bar as it is in larger venues/festivals.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
John Byrne Band website

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 Social Group: Planning an Ireland Trip
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Members, come attend a session to plan a group trip to Ireland.
Date: Monday February 5, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
1. When do we want to go?
2. Where do we want to go?
3. Who do we want to hire as our tour guide/tour company? 
In order to be able to make some decisions, please bring:
1. Your 2018 and 2019 calendars
2. A list of places you would like to visit (including general things, like ceilis, islands, etc.).
3. Please check out possible tour guides
Contact: Marilyn O

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RKIDs: Class and Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class and mini-ceili, called by Marilyn Moore. Dances: Bonfire, Ballyvourney Jig, Walls of Limerick, Sixteen-Hand Reel, Clare Lancers Set, Four-Hand Reel. Please bring finger food-type snacks.
Date: Tuesday February 6, 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 February 6, 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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Fairfax City Parks & Rec: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Fairfax City Parks & Rec
What: Monthly Ceili
Date: Saturday February 10, 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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Additional Event Brendan Pelan
Sponsor/Host:Limerick Pub
What: Pop and Irish troubadour Brendan Pelan performs with rockin' guitarist Chick Hall.
Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm -
Location:The Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton, MD 20902
Details:
Brendan Pelan's FB page 
Chick Hall
Contact: Check with Obie by Feb. 8 if you want to be part of the RKIDs dinner reservation for the show. Otherwise, Limerick Pub. Recommended by Bill and Maddy.

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Beth Patterson
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2018, presents Beth Patterson
Date: Sunday February 11, 2018
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.
Come meet an award-winning musical misfit who crawled out of a Louisiana bayou and embarked on a journey paved by progressive rock. She headed for Istanbul and took a wrong turn somewhere around Ireland, creating delicious mayhem along the way.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Beth Patterson website

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday February 13, 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 February 13, 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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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday February 15, 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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World Folk Music Association: David Buskin
Sponsor/Host:World Folk Music Association
What: Singer-songwriter David Buskin's made about fifteen albums, most as half of the duo Buskin & Batteau or in his “geezer band” Modern Man. His songs and jingles have been recorded by many great artists including Judy Collins and Peter, Paul & Mary
Date: Sunday February 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:Positano Ristorante Italiano's Plaza Room at 4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Details:$15 - $20, online admission, general admission Reservations
Contact: Concert information. Recommended by Kathryn.
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Additional Event Moch Pryderi
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2018, presents Moch Pryderi, one of Virginia's oldest pan-Celtic bands.
Date: Sunday February 18, 2018
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.
Together for 20 years, the band performs traditional reels, jigs, and ballads from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Galicia with occasional forays into traditional Appalachian American music.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Moch Pryderi website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Connie C
and Alison J

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday February 20, 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 February 20, 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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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 8
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 7th of 18 sessions where we show two half-hour videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. This is a make-up class for the one cancelled in January due to inclement weather.
Date: Wednesday February 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. This session: 1) Joyce’s short stories “Araby,” “Ivy Day in the Committee Room,” and “The Dead,” each of which reveals the dreariness and what Joyce perceived as the paralysis of Dublin; 2) the founding of the national Irish Abbey Theater in 1897.
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to David M

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Teelin School: Dance Performance
Sponsor/Host:Teelin School
What: The Teelin School presents "Celtic Storm." Tickets go fast for this show.
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Details:
Admission: $25 - $35 per person; senior discounts available. Preview
Contact: Teelin School
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Additional Event Contra/Ceili Dance
Sponsor/Host:Baltimore Folk Music Society
What: A festive, fun afternoon and evening of Music and Dance, jointly sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society and the Emerald Isle Club.
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location:St. Mark’s on the Hill 1620 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
Details:$20 admission non-members, $15 for EIC and BFMS and WFMA members.
3:30 PM- 5:30 PM Irish Music Session - Open to all musicians
5:30 - 6:30 Pot Luck Dinner - Bring a Dish or Dessert to Share
6:30 - 7:00 Intro-workshop on Dance Steps
7:00 - 11:00 Dance - Enjoy a mix of Contra and Ceili Dances
All dances will be called.
Contact: Emerald Isle Club website or BFMS website

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday February 25, 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: Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members. Featured set: Moate Set.
Contact: GWCC web site
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Additional Event Richards & Bullock
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2018, presents Sue Richards & Robin Bullock.
Date: Sunday February 25, 2018
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.
Four-time National Scottish Harp Champion Sue Richards and INDIE-winning "Celtic guitar god" Robin Bullock blend the ancient and magical tones of the Celtic harp with the powerful resonance of the steel-string guitar, drawing on Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton traditions.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
websites: Robin Bullock and Sue Richards

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday February 27, 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:
MORE EVENTS + 
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 February 27, 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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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Maddy & Bill's House
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja
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Additional Event Cherish the Ladies
Sponsor/Host:Wolf Trap
What: Cherish the Ladies performs at the Barns at Wolf Trap. While they have a hot show, bring a coat since the weather could be chilly in the Barns.
Dates From and To: Wednesday February 28, 2018 to Thursday March 1, 2018
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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