Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

preserving the cultural tradition of Irish ceili and set dancing since 1991


Blarney Notice

This issue: Jack's brother interviews James Galway; gardening; dogs going for a float; goatees; more.

Calendar of EventsCalendar Notice

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

Gerry M, Jean Wd

  • Live - online - from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, the nine-days annual Celtic Colours festival, nine evenings, from October 9 - 17 generally starting at 6:30 pm EDT. Features a huge number of musicians, many from Nova Scotia. No charge.

Quick Steps

Fall 2020 Book Discussion Group

Just because we can't hold dance classes doesn't mean we can't be active in other ways. A book discussion club has been formed. On its agenda are three stories of Irish interest:

Every member who is interested in participating must sign up. Contact Sonja via her email. Discussion sessions will be done via Zoom on designated Tuesdays; see our events calendar. Twenty-one have signed up so far. Participants will get an email from Tom O. with connection instructions a week before the discussion date. There will also be an outline of ideas for discussion. You have to acquire the books on your own. Good readings!

Hurry - the signup deadline for Black Potatoes is October 13 and the first discussion is October 20!

Dance Class Announcement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our need to protect our members, the RKIDs Board of Directors regretfully has cancelled the Fall 2020 dance class semester.

Rundown of Recent Major Club Events

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.