Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

Here's the list of current and future events sponsored by the RKIDs, other area Irish social dance organizations, and cool things our members are doing or suggesting. Switch to the Wall Calendar View for viewing past, current and future events by month.

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GWCC
What: A live-streamed concert featuring Lilt (Tina Eck & Keith Carr).
Date: Sunday September 27, 2020
Time: 7 pm -
Location:
online — GWCC YouTube channel
Details:
Concert is free and available to anyone, but donations are appreciated to help support the musicians we hire and the GWCC. It will include a tune specifically for participants to dance to at home – a popular set dance figure.
Contact: GWCC

Irish Inn
What: The fabulous Irish Inn Mates — Mitch Fanning, Jesse Winch, Tina Eck and Zan McLeod — perform in a socially-distant but acoustically vibrant setting outdoors at the Irish Inn.
Date: Tuesday September 29, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:6119 Tulane Ave, Glen Echo, MD 20812
Details:
Contact: Irish Inn Events Facebook page
The Irish Inn Mates FB Page

Celtic Colours
What: Live from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, the nine-nights long annual Celtic Colours festival. This year, experience it online, with concerts usually starting at 6:30 pm EDT (7:30 pm ADT); extra show on Oct. 10.
Dates From and To: Wednesday October 7, 2020 to Saturday October 17, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Online
Details:
Free and virtual. Many performers, mostly from Nova Scotia, including J.P. Cormier (guitarist par excellence) with Dave Gunning, Joe MacMaster, Andrea Beaton, Mary Beth Carty, Buddy MacDonald and Nuala Kennedy.
Contact: Celtic Colours Festival

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Last day for members to sign up for the discussion on Black Potatoes – The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
Date: Tuesday October 13, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:
Details:
This book is about the Great Irish Famine (or Hunger, as it's now called), 1845 - 1850. Please sign up by contacting either of the people below to be part of the discussion group. This is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, and suffered from starvation, disease, and more.
Contact:
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Sonja O. and Marilyn O.

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Discussion on Black Potatoes, the story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 , by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
Date: Tuesday October 20, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The URL will be sent to those who signed up.
Details:
This book delves into the story of the Great Irish Famine (or Hunger, as it's now called), covering 1845 - 1850. A compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens.
Contact:
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Sonja O. and Marilyn O.

GWCC
What: A live-streamed concert featuring Crystal Bailey & Patrick Cavanagh.
Date: Sunday October 25, 2020
Time: 7 pm -
Location:
Online — GWCC YouTube channel
Details:
Concert is free and available to anyone, but donations are appreciated to help support the musicians we hire and the GWCC. It will include a tune specifically for participants to dance to at home – a popular set dance figure.
Contact: GWCC

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom remote conferencing.
Date: Tuesday October 27, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:Videoconference
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact:
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Kate

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Concluding discussion (if needed) on Black Potatoes, the story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 , by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
Date: Tuesday November 10, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The URL will be sent to those who signed up.
Details:
This book delves into the story of the Great Irish Famine (or Hunger, as it's now called), covering 1845 - 1850. A compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens.
Contact:
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Sonja O. and Marilyn O.

Baltimore Irish Arts Center
What: The annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will feature some of the world's finest traditional Irish traditional musicians and dancers to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Saturday night Irish Music Masters Concert. Rescheduled from April 17.
Dates From and To: Friday April 16, 2021 to Sunday April 18, 2021
Time: various
Location:various; Saturday 8pm Concert at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Details:
Visit their website to register and for details including ticket prices.
Contact: website

Celtic Cultural Alliance
What: Expect lots of music, dance, highland games (caber, stone and hammer tossing), food, drink and more in Bethlehem, PA at the festival. It historically attracts over 280,000 visitors to downtown Historic Bethlehem
Dates From and To: Friday September 24, 2021 to Sunday September 26, 2021
Time: various
Location:532 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Shuttle Address - 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA
Details:
Free admission. Festival grounds map
Contact: CCA website

CCE
What: 25th Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival
Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
Time: Noon to 6:00 pm
Location:Sherwood Center at Van Dyck Park at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030 & The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub at 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
Details:
Contact: Facebook Announcement
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