Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

  
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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Gerry M
RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class. Note the different meeting location.
Date: Tuesday October 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Different place! Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core/Beginners (fundamentals learning and skills polishing): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact: Maura

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday October 4, 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: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 October 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. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Caller: Megan Downes
Date: Saturday October 6, 2018
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Bowman Restaurant at 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
Pappas Restaurant at 1725 Taylor Ave, Baltimore, 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. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact: EIC website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Carl W

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Ann R
and Christine M
RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class. Note the different meeting location.. This class prepares us for the Oct. 12 Blackthorn Ceili
Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Different place! Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core/Beginners (fundamentals learning and skills polishing): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact: Maura

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday October 11, 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: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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Additional Event Lilt and Culkin Dancers
Sponsor/Host:Limerick Pub
What: Irish traditional music duo Lilt (Tina Eck and Keith Carr) perform with the Culkin LIVE dancers. The show will be streamed live from here.
Date: Thursday October 11, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:The Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton, MD 20902
Details:
Show Flyer
Lilt's Website
Contact: Limerick Pub

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Blackthorn: Blackthorn Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Blackthorn
What: Annual Autumn Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Joe DeZarn, Tina Eck, Matt Mulqueen, and Billy McComiskey. 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
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD
Details:
$15 admission. Dances: Bonfire, Siege of Ennis, Merchant Set, Waltz/Waltz Cotillion, Walls of Limerick, Connemara Set, Haymakers’ Jig or, Ballyvourney Jig Set, Gay Gordons, Caledonian Set, Clare Lancers Set.
Flyer
Contact: Obie

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Limerick Pub: Brendan Pelan/Chick Hall
Sponsor/Host:Limerick Pub
What: Pop and Irish troubadour Brendan Pelan performs with rockin' guitarist Chick Hall.
Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm -
Location:The Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton, MD 20902
Details:
Brendan Pelan's FB page 
Chick Hall
Contact: Limerick Pub. Recommended by several RKIDs.

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday October 14, 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. Workshop Set Dance: Barnane Set - Bridget Curran
Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class.
Date: Tuesday October 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact: Maura

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 10
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: At these sessions we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. This session will be facilitated by Dan O'C.
Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Sonja and Tom's
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Topics are Michael Collins, the War of Independence, and the Irish Civil War.
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website

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GWCC: Fall Fling (3 days)
Sponsor/Host: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

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kate M
RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class. Note the different meeting location.
Date: Tuesday October 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Different place! Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core/Beginners (fundamentals learning and skills polishing): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact: Maura

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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday October 25, 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 suggested donation for the band.
Contact: GWCC web site
MORE EVENTS + 
Additional Event GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday October 25, 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: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: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Mini-Ceili and Halloween Party
Date: Tuesday October 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact: Maura

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