Calendar of Events
Our list of what's going on in the Maryland Irish set and ceili dance scene, plus a little more.
No class on January 21. We'll take it up again on the 28th.
- Next Say Nothing book discussion is Wednesday January 29. More info
Dances for the Winter-Spring 2020 Semester
|Beginners' Class||Experienced Class|
| Sweets of May video || High Cauled Cap video|
| Clare Lancers video || Caledonian video|
| Six-Hand Fairy Reel video || Corofin video|
| Gates of Derry video|
| Connemara Reel video|
Demo of the Connemara Step
indicates a completed dance lesson, but may be periodically reviewed. First class will warm up with simple ceili dances, e.g., Siege of Carrick.
This lesson plan may change.
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Annual Christmas Party
57 RKIDs and friends packed the heavily decorated O'Brien house for the annual food, fellowship, singing and just all around fun Christmas party. Our photo album tells the tale. If that's not enough, here's a brief video:
Autumn Blackthorn Ceili
Billy McComiskey said it best, "This was magical," after a rollicking evening of Irish set and ceili dancing at McCathran Hall on a recent Saturday evening in October. The Fall Blackthorn Ceili, organized and managed by Obie, featured three great musicians, Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion, including his classic Paolo Soprani instrument), Matt Mulqueen (keyboard), and the renowned caller, Marilyn Moore. Ceili Photos.
Tour of Guinness
A goodly bunch of us toured the Guinness Open Gate Brewery near Baltimore. 'Twas a splendid time - a detailed tour of the operations, chance to taste some experimental brews and good eats in the restaurant. View our photo album.
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.