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Montgomery College: MD Band Directors Band
Sponsor/Host:Montgomery College
What: Our own David will be in concert with the Maryland Band Directors Band. The Maryland Band Directors Band comprises about 60 musicians, many of whom are instrumental music teachers in the public and private schools.
Date: Thursday March 1, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:Robert Parilla Auditorium on the Rockville campus of Montgomery College at 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850
Details:Free Admission!
Contact: David M for more info

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EIC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music. Note the new location: the Atlantic Ballroom, which has hardwood floors.
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
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 non-member adults ($15 for adult members); $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring another snack or dessert to share. Dances: Waltz, Walls of Limerick, Siege of Carrick, North Kerry Set, Waves of Tory, Stack of Barley, Merchant Set, Haymakers’ Jig/Ballyvourney Jig, Six-Hand Reel, Clare Plain, Harvest Jig, Cashel Set.
Contact: EIC website. Dance location
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Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:Ballyshaners
What: Sorry, but due to the high winds, the city of Alexandria has Canceled Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade.
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Time: Parade has been canceled
Location:
Details:
Contact: Roger or Emmett for the RKIDs parade info
Ballyshaners for general info

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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 March 4, 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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Additional Event IONA
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2018, presents IONA.
Date: Sunday March 4, 2018
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
CD RELEASE CONCERT for "Signature"! Experience the full spectrum of Celtic music, song and dance from this seminal band. High energy arrangements, featuring strong vocals, fiddle, flute, banjo, bass, bouzouki, percussion and dance: a tour of ALL the Celtic nations!
Contact: Purchase Tickets
IONA website

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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. Dances: Bonfire, Moate Set, Merchant Set, High Cauled Cap, Siege of Carrick, Four-Hand Reel. Please bring finger food-type snacks and a non-alcoholic refreshment.
Date: Tuesday March 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 March 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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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to John D

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Blackthorn: Blackthorn Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Blackthorn
What: Spring Blackthorn Ceili and potluck. Larry Frank will call the dances. Music by Rambling House: Joe DeZarn, Tina Eck, Marc Glickman and Patrick Cavanaugh. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors around!
Date: Friday March 9, 2018
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD, on the Corner of Center St. and Chestnut Rd.
Details:
$15 admission. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. Dances: Bonfire, Siege of Ennis, Haymakers Jig or Ballyvourney Jig Sets, Merchant Set, Walls of Limerick, Waltz/Waltz Cotillion, Moate Set, 4 Hand Reel, Siege of Carrick, 16 Hand Reel, Clare Lancers, High Cauled Cap. Flyer
Contact: Obie

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 Social Group: St. Patrick's Day Party
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Obie and Marilyn are hosting the RKIDs and their friends for their annual pre-St. Patrick's Day party. Party begins after the St. Patrick's Day parade at the Washingtonian Center.
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Time: starts at 11 am
Location:the O'Brien's
Details:
$10 per adult is the donation cost, BYOB; kids are free.   Party flyer  Entertainment: Danny Boy and other favorites; MacNamara’s Band --- with instruments!
Dancing by the RKIDS
Performance by Willie Cisin
Contact: Sign up or contact Marilyn O or Obie
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Fairfax City Parks & Rec
What: Monthly Ceili
Date: Saturday March 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
Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:City of Gaithersburg
What: The annual parade steps through the Washingtonian Center with RKIDs in it. Brunch and party at the O'Brien's afterward.
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Time: 10 am -11 am
Location:209 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Details:
RKIDs practice at 9 am; Parade 10 am. Wear: black t-neck, black pants, black shoes; green RKID sweatshirt (see Sonja for sweatshirt). We are lineup #22, and will be in the yellow zone. If you are in the RKIDs unit, park by Kohl's. See the flyer for rules, regulations and the yellow zone map.
Contact: Tom

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DC Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:DC Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee
What: 47th annual Washington DC National Capital St. Patrick's Day Parade. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 11, 2018
Time: 12 noon - ?
Location:Parade route is from Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W.
Transportation: the parade route is easily accessible from the Federal Triangle, Archives-Navy Memorial and Smithsonian metro stations.
Details:
The grandstands are located between 15th and 16th streets next to the judges reviewing stand.
Contact: Parade website
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Additional Event Balt.St.Pat's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.
What: The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade has been marching for over 50 years. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - ?
Location:Baltimore, MD
Details:
Contact: Parade website
Additional Event Al Petteway & Amy White
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2018, presents Al Petteway & Amy White.
Date: Sunday March 11, 2018
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Al Petteway and Amy White, the Grammy-Winning Guitarist, Indie-Award Winning Duo, as heard on Ken Burns documentaries! This spectacularly talented duo and their orchestra of instruments sparkle in their Celtic & Appalachian acoustic groove.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Al and Amy’s website

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Friends House Retirement Community: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Friends House Retirement Community
What: RKIDs charitable performance for the residents of Friends House.
Date: Monday March 12, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 8:15 pm
Location:Friends House Retirement Community 17340 Quaker Ln, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Details:
Contact: Chuck and Maureen.   Friends House of Sandy Spring
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Additional Event Bog Band
Sponsor/Host:Institute of Musical Traditions
What: Bog Band CD Release concert. The Bog Band is a group of young musicians with a passion for traditional Irish music and dance. The group began some fifteen years ago at the Washington Waldorf School, where director Mitch Fanning taught violin.
Date: Monday March 12, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852
Details:Tickets: prices TBA
Contact: Bog Band concert page.

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday March 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 March 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 March 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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 Social Group: St. Patrick's Day Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: What better way to start off St. Patrick's Day than at an old fashioned, traditional Irish breakfast! Reservations are necessary.
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Time: 10 am -
Location:Lahinch Tavern and Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854
Details:
Breakfast Buffet: Scrambled eggs, rashers (bacon), bangers (sausage), beans, tomatoes, blood pudding, scones, water, juice, coffee, tea.
Cost: $20 + tax and tip $5/6 = $26; separate checks are available; alcohol is extra.
Please be prompt. While the brunch buffet table will be cleared around 11 am, stay afterwards to listen to traditional music starting at noon.
Contact: Marilyn O. for reservations
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Additional Event CELTIC WOMAN
Sponsor/Host:France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
What: Celtic Woman consists of classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage with them on their homecoming tour.
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:Hippodrome Theatre 12 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Details:Tickets
Contact: France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
Additional Event St. Pat's Day Showcase
Sponsor/Host:Focus Music
What: Featuring Siobhan O'Brien, Cletus Kennelly, Sean McGhee, and Know1Else, with MC Jay Keating
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location:Positano Ristorante Italiano at 4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Details:$18, general admission. Purchase tickets
Contact: Focus Music support folk & acoustic music in the Washington, DC Area

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday March 18, 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. Potluck, bring a dish to share.
Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday March 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 March 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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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Bobbie M

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RKIDs: No Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: No class tonight
Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018
Time: none
Location:
Details:
Class is NOT in session. We're taking a night off.
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 March 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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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 8
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: 4th Makeup Attempt! 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.
Date: Wednesday March 28, 2018
Time:
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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Little Falls Library: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Little Falls Library
What: RKIDs charitable performance at the Little Falls library.
Date: Saturday March 31, 2018
Time: 2 pm - 2:45 pm
Location:Little Falls Library  5501 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816
Details:
Contact: Chuck and Maureen.   Little Falls Library


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