Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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RKIDs: Year-End Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What:

It's the RKIDs' End-of-Year Ceili!

All dances called by Marilyn Moore. Music by J. Patrick's All-Stars, consisting of Dave Abe, violin; Andy Thurston, guitar, mandola; Peter FitzGerald, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and vocals.
Date: Saturday June 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location:St. Mary’s Pavilion at 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838; Text directions (PDF)
Details:
$15 donation suggested. Potluck, and bring your own non-alcoholic drinks. We supply water, coffee and tea. Dances: Every Man’s Chance, North Kerry, Duke Reel, Merchant, Siege of Ennis, Clare Plain, Four-Hand Reel, Ballyvourney Jig Set, Paris Set, Haymakers’ Jig, Caledonian. 50/50 raffle, silent auction and door prize. Ceili Flyer
Contact: Sonja
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Additional Event Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday June 2, 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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Tuesday Night Ceili Club: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: Hugh Conway calls the familiar dances that everyone has done before.
Date: Sunday June 3, 2018
Time: 3 - 6 pm
Location:Browns Chapel, 1575 Browns Chapel Road, (off Baron Cameron Avenue) in Reston VA
Details:$12 admission. Free for children accompanied by adults. Music by Shepherds Pie Ceili Band. The program will be a mixture of ceili and set dances. Dances will be called. Bring a dessert to share if you wish.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Mary Ann B

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GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday June 7, 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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kathleen O

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: IONA
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting IONA. Experience the full spectrum of Celtic music, song and dance from this seminal band.
Date: Saturday June 9, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Fairfax Station, VA (call for directions)
Details:
Bring a lawn chair and picnic with your beverage of choice. They provide desserts and soft drinks. The suggested donation is $20. Barbara Tresidder Ryan (lead vocals bouzouki, bodhrán, pieds), Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, vocals, percussion), Chuck Lawhorn (bass guitars, vocals), Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo, vocals) with Marsha Searle (dancing) They'll be performing sets from their latest CD.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Patricia G

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Karen M

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GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday June 14, 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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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 Social Group: Frederick Keys Game
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Take Me Out To the Ball Game! We are going to see the Frederick Keys for a night of action-packed baseball against the Down East Wood Ducks. Invite your families and friends! Pay Marilyn O at class or send her a check for receipt by June 2.
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location:Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick MD. Map
Details:
The game is at 6pm. Reserved seats are $7. Wear your RKIDs polo shirt. Sign up at class or contact Marilyn. Money is due when you sign up.
There will be a pre-game meal at a nearby Mexican restaurant, contact Bill by June 9 if you are want to be added to the reservation.
Contact: Marilyn or Keys website
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Additional Event Mid-Maryland Celtic Fest
Sponsor/Host:St. Andrew’s Society of mid-Maryland
What: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, featuring concerts by Rathkeltair, Kilmaine Saints, Martin Family Band, and more. Dance performances by Tir na nOg Irish Dance Troupe, Hurley, and Teelin Schools, and others.
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Time: 9am – 6pm
Location:Mt. Airy Fire Department Carnival Grounds on 1003 Twin Arch Road in Mt. Airy, MD.
Details:Tickets in advance $15, $20 at the gate. Bring your own chairs and blankets, but no coolers.
Contact: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival
Additional Event Mid-Maryland Celtic Fest
Sponsor/Host:Penn-Mar Irish Festival
What: The Penn-Mar Irish Festival is held annually on the third Saturday in June, near the Mason-Dixon Line and featuring traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance from Pennsylvania and Maryland performers, plus some special guests.
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 9 pm
Location:Markets at Shrewsbury in southern York County on 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock, PA 17327
Details:
Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Contact: Penn-Mar Irish Festival

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Tuesday June 19, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Tom and Sonja's
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 10
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 10th session, where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. Facilitator is Sonja.
Date: Wednesday June 20, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Sonja and Tom's place
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. This session: 19. The 1916 Easter Rising – perhaps the definitive moment that led to Ireland as it exists today, but the event itself was something of a debacle; 20. JOYCE’S Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website

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GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday June 21, 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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday June 28, 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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Lilly Neil
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Lilly Neil, uber harper, fresh from a UK tour and only briefly in the US will delight us with her amazing playing.
Date: Saturday June 30, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Fairfax Station, VA (call for directions)
Details:
Bring a lawn chair and picnic with your beverage of choice. They provide desserts and soft drinks. The suggested donation is $20.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts


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