In the September Edition: Annual Labor Day party, socializing with IONA, Big Lots, extensive travel, and one video.
Calendar of Events
Our list of what's going on in the Maryland Irish set and ceili dance scene, plus a little more.
Birthdays A Week Around Today
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- RKIDs dance classes are underway! Come and register for an exciting new season, led by Larry Frank.
Also, now is the time to renew your annual membership, even if you don't want to enroll. If you won't be at class, please download the membership form, complete and mail it with your $20 payment. Thank you!
- The October 12 tour of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery is full, but members can sign up for the waiting list.
- Our Fourth Membership Annual Meeting and triennial election of Board of Directors will be on Tuesday, September 24. Class will follow.
Yes, the Fall semester has begun! Most classes will be at Ridgeview Middle School, on the usual Tuesday nights. Your Board of Directors, particularly Treasurer Diane, has come up with a new registration payment system that takes major credit cards. Very convenient! And the fees have not changed. If you just want to renew your annual membership and not enroll, click here.
Dances for the Semester
|Beginners' Class||Experienced Class|
| North Kerry video ||Moycullen video|
| Merchant video || Antrim Square video|
| Clare Plain Set video || Paris video|
indicates completed dance lesson, may be periodically reviewed
This lesson plan may change.
Tap or Hover Here for Our At-A-Glance Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Class Schedule. To print it, you must allow popups on this page.
Ever-astute member Kathryn G. recommends this course, presented by the Bernard Osher Lifelong Learning Institute:
|Course Name:||Irish Fiction and Films|
|Dates and Times:||Fridays, Sept 20 - Dec 13, 2019 (no class 11/29), 1 - 3 pm|
|Location:||Ingleside, 701 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850|
|Taught By:||George Clack|
|Fee:||$135 (for Non-Ingleside Residents) This fee includes a membership in the Ingleside Osher program. As a member you are also eligible (for no additional fee) to take a second class, The Caravaggio Revolution, which will be held Friday mornings at the same location and the same dates.|
|Websites:||Course Summary, Osher Institute Info|
For a small country with a long, sad history of oppression and repression, Ireland has produced an astonishing number of great writers. In this 12-week course we’ll read and discuss six works of fiction. Four are recent, critically acclaimed novels, but first we’ll consider two classics that are central to the modern Irish tradition - James Joyce’s 1914 short story collection Dubliners and Edna O’Brien’s 1960 novel The Country Girls. The other works for this course are: Love and Summer by William Trevor (2000), Nora Webster by Colm Toibin(2015), The Green Road by Anne Enright (2015), A novel to be selected from works by John Banville, Molly Keane, John McGahern, or Sally Rooney. During class sessions between book discussions, we’ll watch a classic Irish film, drawn from the likes of Man of Aran, The Quiet Man, Young Cassidy, The Commitments, The Dead, Bloody Sunday, Michael Collins, and The Magdalene Sisters.
Images of Our St. Patrick's Month Activities
Four shows by the Performance Group including the Irish Arts Celebration at the Kentlands Mansion ... Blackthorn Ceili ... Parade at the Washingtonian Center ... Party at the O'Briens' ... St. Patrick's Day brunch at Lahinch ... it was an awesome month of Irish fun. Check out our photo album and special edition of Blarney.
The dances we practice are selected from popular MD-DC-VA ceili and set dance group lists as well as other sources. Learn more about us.