Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

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 RKIDs Social Group 
Monthly Brunch
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday December 4, 2021
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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
Members' Holiday Party
What: The O'Briens' present the first RKIDs post-pandemic (mostly) holiday party. To attend you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. It's an evening of singing, eating, gifting, and entertainment by David M, Kathy, Willie, David D, and Toni.
Date: Saturday December 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 11ish pm
Location:O'Brien's house
Details:
$5 Admission. BYOB; no dinner, no potluck. A dessert bar of individually-wrapped goodies and Irish coffee will be provided. Bring a wrapped gift worth $10 for the gift exchange.
RSVP BY Wednesday December 8 to Marilyn O.
Contact: Marilyn O.
Flyer

IONA-Barnaby Productions
Jody Marshall
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue, Fall 2021, presents Jody Marshall's Annual Holiday Concert. Note: everyone present must have either a Vaccination Certificate or a Clear Covid test within the prior 48 hours. Maximum seats available is 48.
Date: Sunday December 12, 2021
Time: Seatings: 4:30-6:00 & 6:30-8:00 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Jody Marshall, Carey Creed (lead vocals), Paul Nahay (piano) and Jim Queen (fiddle) will fill the Snuggery with mirth, merriment, and plenty of good cheer with their popular holiday show. The show spans funny Christmas parodies to lovely holiday ballads to intricately arranged instrumentals.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

 RKIDs Social Group 
Dinner Out
What: RKIDs' dinner social. To sit at the reserved RKIDs table, members must be fully vaccinated against Covid per RKIDs policy, masks may be required per County mandate.
Date: Wednesday December 15, 2021
Time: 6 pm -
Location:Lahinch Tavern and Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854
Details:
Reservations are necessary. Contact Marie V at her email address or call her, as listed in your copy of the members directory, by Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 to reserve your spot. We will be in the main dining room; entertainment by GrooveQuest in the bar at 7pm.
Contact: Marie V. for reservations
Lahinch Tavern and Grill  

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Ceili
What: Hugh Conway and the Shepherds Pie Celli Band host this dance.
Date: Sunday December 19, 2021
Time: 3 - 6 pm
Location:Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax 22030
Details:$12, half-price if under 18 years old.
Contact: Hugh Conway

 RKIDs Social Group 
Movie
What: RKIDs shows the movie Fisherman’s Friends. Per IMDB: A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty-singing fishermen.
Date: Wednesday December 22, 2021
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The link will be emailed to all members. Sign in at 7:15 pm so we can iron out connection wrinkles. The movie starts at 7:30.
Details:
This movie has no Irish connection, but it’s delightful — in the spirit of the holidays. For fans of Doc Martin, this movie was filmed in the same town.
Contact: Sonja O. Movie's website

 RKIDs Social Group 
Monthly Brunch
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday January 8, 2022
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

EIC
Ceili
What: Tentative - Special Emerald Isle Club ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Caller: TBD.
Date: Saturday January 8, 2022
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Wolf Furniture.
Details:
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members; $6 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact:
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EIC website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
Dance Class
What: Winter-Spring semester class. Note the new meeting location.. Please bring your $50 registration fee.
Date: Tuesday January 11, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location:Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend. Face masks are required. Up to 15 classes will be held this semester, depending on the weather and school-system.
Contact: Kate

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
Directors Meeting
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom remote conferencing.
Date: Wednesday January 12, 2022
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Videoconference
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Kate (meeting agenda) or Bill (meeting URL)

Weinberg Arts Center
Concert - We Banjo 3
What: We Banjo 3 hail from Galway and play a lively blend of traditional Irish and bluegrass music - what they call "Celtic Grass."
Date: Saturday January 15, 2022
Time: 8 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Details:
Admission: $25. The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet – comprising two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley – seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft.
Contact: We Banjo 3 website
Weinberg Center Tickets

 RKIDs Social Group 
Book Discussion Club
What: title: In the Woods by: Tana French
Date: Wednesday January 26, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom-Online
Details:
The plot of the novel circles around the murder of a twelve-year-old girl, Katy Devlin, whose case Rob and his partner Cassie Maddox are assigned to investigate. The body is found in the same woods where Rob's friends disappeared, at an archaeological dig site; and the coincidence is enough to make Rob nervous, though he insists to his partner that he is fine. (Wikipedia) The is a long book (464 pages), but comes highly recommended by several members of the Book Club. It is the first in a series known as the Dublin Murder Squad.
Contact: Sonja or Marilyn O.

 RKIDs Social Group 
Monthly Brunch
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday February 5, 2022
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

EIC
Ceili
What: Tentative - Emerald Isle Club ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Caller: TBD.
Date: Saturday February 5, 2022
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Wolf Furniture.
Details:
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members; $6 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact:
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EIC website

 RKIDs Social Group 
Book Discussion Club
What: title: A Star Called Henry by: Roddy Doyle
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom-Online
Details:
This book describes the early years of Henry Smart's adventure-filled life in early 20th century Ireland. Readers will get caught up in the fight for a free Ireland as did Henry at the age of 14. (Must-Read Books of 2021)
Contact: Sonja

 RKIDs Social Group 
Monthly Brunch
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
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

EIC
Ceili
What: Tentative - Emerald Isle Club ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Caller: TBD.
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Wolf Furniture.
Details:
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members; $6 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact: EIC website

Blackthorn
Blackthorn Ceili
What: Annual Spring Blackthorn ceili. Music: Joe DeZarn and his bandmates. Caller: Larry Frank. Because of Covid, there will be no potluck, but separate dessert items will be provided. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors in the area!
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD, on the Corner of Center St. and Chestnut Rd.
Details:
$15 admission. The ceili will be only for fully vaccinated people. All who enter will be asked to sign an individual note stating that they have been vaccinated. A flyer will be distributed at a later date. Hope to see all who are vaccinated on Saturday, March 5.
Contact: Obie

Weinberg Arts Center
Teelin Irish Dance
What: Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Celtic Journey celebrates the graceful beauty and thundering beats of Irish dance and music. Come experience the brilliant energy of Irish dance with cutting edge choreography of the Teelin Irish Dance Company.
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Details:
Admission: $30 - $35
Contact: Teelin Irish Dance website
Weinberg Center Tickets

Weinberg Arts Center
Cherish the Ladies
What: An evening of timeless Irish music with a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. A favorite of the RKIDs.
Date: Sunday March 20, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Details:
Admission: $25-$35
Contact: Cherish the Ladies
Weinberg Center Tickets

 RKIDs Social Group 
Book Discussion Club
What: title: Reader's Choice by: You Pick
Date: Wednesday March 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom-Online
Details:
We will have a Book Chat - an open book discussion. Instead of us reading the same book, this will be a chance for you to read a book of your own choice and report to the group about it. It may or may not have an Irish theme. You will have about 3 minutes to share. Here is some information you could consider sharing with the group.
  1. Title
  2. Author and bio information
  3. Date published
  4. Type of book-novel, history, biography, etc.
  5. Main theme/plot
  6. Style-which person, narrative, point of view, etc.
  7. Time and place
  8. Why you liked/didn't like it
  9. Other books by the author
  10. Is there a movie based on it?
  11. Recommended for men, women, adults, children?
  12. Photos, illustrations

Pick what you want from the above list and feel free to add to the list. Zoom link will be sent out by Tom.
Contact: Sonja

 RKIDs Social Group 
Monthly Brunch
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday April 2, 2022
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

EIC
Ceili
What: Tentative - Emerald Isle Club ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Caller: TBD.
Date: Saturday April 2, 2022
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Wolf Furniture.
Details:
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members; $6 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact: EIC website

 RKIDs Social Group 
Book Discussion Club
What: title: The Pull of the Stars by: Emma Donoghue
Date: Wednesday April 27, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom-Online
Details:
In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented 1918 world step two outsiders, Doctor Kathleen Lynn, a rumored Rebel on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. (Goodreads)
Contact: Sonja

EIC
Ceili
What: Tentative - Emerald Isle Club ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Caller: TBD.
Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Wolf Furniture.
Details:
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members; $6 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact: EIC website

 RKIDs Social Group 
Monthly Brunch
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
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

 RKIDs Social Group 
Monthly Brunch
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday June 4, 2022
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

Penn-Mar Irish Festival
Penn-Mar Irish Festival
What: The Penn-Mar Irish Festival is held annually on the third Saturday in June, near the Mason-Dixon Line and featuring traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance from Pennsylvania and Maryland performers, plus some special guests.
Date: Saturday June 18, 2022
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm
Location:Markets at Shrewsbury in southern York County on 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock, PA 17327
Details:
Ticket prices are TBD. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Pets are prohibited.
Contact:
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Penn-Mar Irish Festival


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