Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jim C
and Emmett M
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 July 5, 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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Smithsonian: Folklife Festival
Sponsor/Host:Smithsonian
What: Green Fields of America at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The festival itself runs June 27 - July 1 and July 4 - 8, featuring Catalonia and Armenia
Date: Friday July 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 - ?
Location:Capitol Mall, Ralph Rinzler Stage
Details:FREE admission.
Contact: Folklife Festival website and Green Fields of America

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday July 7, 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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Catskills Irish Arts Week: Irish Arts Week (7 days)
Sponsor/Host:Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: The annual Irish Arts Week festival in the "Irish Catskills."
Dates From and To: Sunday July 8, 2018 to Saturday July 14, 2018
Time: various
Location:2267 Route 145 East Durham, NY 12423.
Details:Irish concerts, dances, workshops, singing and crafts galore.
Contact: Irish Arts Week website.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jean Wi

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Robert 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 July 12, 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: Ashbrook & Oorts
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Scottish/Celtic Fiddle and Cello Duo Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts.
Date: Saturday July 14, 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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CCE: CCE Mad Week (6 days)
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week. More information TBA
Dates From and To: Sunday July 15, 2018 to Friday July 20, 2018
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location:Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD
Details:TBA
Contact: website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Maureen D

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marie G
CCE: CCE Mad Week Ceili
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week ceili. The band is made up of MAD Week faculty. Caller: Elizabeth MacDonald from Nova Scotia, with help from Shannon Dunne and Paul O'Donnell
Date: Thursday July 19, 2018
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Location:Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran's Place, Silver Spring
Details:Tickets are $10 adult; $5 children; $25 family cap, payable at the door. Free parking nearby. Musicians include Jesse Winch, Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne, Danny Flynn, and many more.
Contact: website
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Additional Event 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 July 19, 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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Adams County PA Irish Festival: Annual Festival
Sponsor/Host:Adams County PA Irish Festival
What: Adams County Irish Festival. Featuring Connla, the Kilmaine Saints, Across the Pond and many more. Craft and food vendors onsite.
Date: Saturday July 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:100 Moose Road, Gettysburg, PA 
Details:Tickets: $10. Bring lawn chairs. With a full day of Irish music, dancers, food, merchandise, and more, the 17th annual Irish Festival offers family fun while benefiting charitable community organizations in Adams County. The Festival is produced and presented by Adams County Division 1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians as a Hibernian Hunger Project to support local hunger-relief efforts.
Contact: ACIF website

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Quotidian Theatre Company: Theatrical Play (19 days)
Sponsor/Host:Quotidian Theatre Company
What: The Quotidian Theatre Company performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with a twist - the stage moves to 1820's Ireland. Live Irish music, dance, and Yeats’ poetry are mixed into the classic Shakespearean comedy.
Dates From and To: Wednesday July 25, 2018 to Sunday August 12, 2018
Time: 2pm and 8pm
Location:Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD
Details:Admission: $35 general, $25 seniors. Performances: July 25 through August 12, 2018 – Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm & Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Several RKIDs are going to the 2 pm show on Sunday, August 5. If you are going to that performance and want to join us afterward for dinner, contact Bill or Maddy.
Contact: Quotidian Theatre Company

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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 July 26, 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 Marieke G
Black Rock Center for the Arts: O’Malley’s March
Sponsor/Host:Black Rock Center for the Arts
What: Led by the former Maryland governor, O’Malley's March performs Celtic Rock and much more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, snacks and something to drink for this outdoors concert at Black Rock. Pre-show at 5pm, O’Malley’s March at 7.
Date: Saturday July 28, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:
Free admission. Martin O’Malley has brought together 6 musicians: some born and raised in the traditions of Irish music, some classically trained, some life-long students of blues, rock, jazz. Jared Denhard, Jim Eagan, Sean McComiskey, Pete Miller, Mac Walter, Jamie Wilson and Martin O’Malley are O’Malley’s March. Food trucks onsite. Warmup: Culkin School at 5 pm, then MacMillan Pipe Band.
Contact: Website

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House Concert: Celtic Rose
Sponsor/Host:House Concert
What: Celtic Rose in an outdoor concert at Something Earthy Pottery Studio
Date: Sunday July 29, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location:Something Earthy 24410 Hipsley Mill Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Details:Bring some lawn chairs and blankets. You can bring a picnic dinner or enjoy BBQ cooked on the premises.
Contact: Celtic Rose is recommended by Marilyn O.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Judy A


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