Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

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 RKIDs Social Group 
What: It's an open discussion, where Book Club members can take up to three minutes and talk about a book they've read. Entice us with your thoughts about it!
Date: Tuesday April 20, 2021
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:
See Marilyn O.'s email on the topic suggestions. Examples include: Title; Author and biographical information; Date published; Type of book - novel, history, biography, sci-fi, non-fiction, etc.; Main theme/plot of the book; Style - which person, narrative, from whose point of view, etc.; Setting - time and place; Reasons why you liked/didn't like it; Other books by the same author.
Contact:
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Sonja O.

GWCC
What: A live-streamed concert featuring Laura Byrne (flute) & Billy McComiskey (accordion) online live on GWCC's Facebook and YouTube sites, in lieu of GWCC's monthly ceili. Modified figures 3 & 4 of the Caledonian Set will be called by Ann Marie Breheny.
Date: Sunday April 25, 2021
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Online — GWCC YouTube channel
Details:
Concert is free and available to anyone, but donations are appreciated to help support the musicians GWCC hires and the GWCC.
Laura is based in Baltimore and is a two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council grant in solo performance. Billy McComiskey is a world-renowned accordion player and composer of Irish traditional music. His East Galway style is slower and steadier than others.
Contact:
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GWCC

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social is online, and you are your own waitstaff and cooks. Let's talk!
Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:Zoom (online)
Details:
A Zoom invitation will be sent out by Tom to all RKIDs prior to the gathering; no sign up is necessary; please have your bagels, Eggs Benedict, or whatever ready and join us for a chat.
Contact:
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Sonja

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy is the book of the month.
Date: Tuesday May 4, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The URL will be sent to those who signed up.
Details:
The novel tells the tale of a group of friends in college in Dublin. All the ups and downs of university life are explored by this prolific writer. Later this month, we'll show the movie.
Questions to think about while you read it.
Contact: Sonja O.

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom remote conferencing.
Date: Thursday May 6, 2021
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Videoconference
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Kate (meeting agenda) or Bill (meeting URL)

GWCC
What: A live-streamed concert featuring is Samantha Suplee & Peter Brice.
Date: Sunday May 23, 2021
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Online — GWCC YouTube channel
Details:
Concert is free and available to anyone, but donations are appreciated to help support the musicians GWCC hires and the GWCC.
Contact:
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 RKIDs Social Group 
What: We're showing the movie based on the book Circle of Friends, by Maeve Binchy.
Date: Tuesday May 25, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The URL will be sent to those who signed up.
Details:
Contact: Sonja O.

Montgomery College
What: Take a deep dive into the soulful, lyrical, and sometimes funny genre of Irish short stories in the Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE) course of 4 classes. Text is The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story.
Dates From and To: Thursday June 10, 2021 to Thursday July 1, 2021
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 am, Thursdays
Location:Online. Course: LLI640 8 Hours; CRN#: 46812
Details:$59 + $79 fee = $138. Read, analyze, and discuss the work of 20th century and contemporary Irish writers, such as William Trevor, Seán Ó Faoláin, Mary Lavin, Edna O’Brien, and Colm Tóbin.
WD&CE Brochure
Contact: Montgomery College WD&CE program.

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: We'll review The Star and the Shamrock by Jean Grainger.
Date: Tuesday June 15, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The URL will be sent to those who signed up.
Details:
The novel explores an unusual dimension of the Holocaust: Jewish children from Europe living in a small town in Northern Ireland to protect them from the Nazis.
Contact: Sonja O.

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
What: Goderich Celtic Roots festival. A two-day outdoor festival with 5 stages showcasing the best of Celtic music, dance, and art, all in the beautiful setting of Goderich, Ontario.
Dates From and To: Friday August 6, 2021 to Saturday August 7, 2021
Time: various
Location:Goderich, Ontario
Details: Musicians include RUNA and Cherish the Ladies.
Contact: Website

Ligonier Highland Games
What: 62nd annual highland games
Date: Tuesday September 14, 2021
Time: various
Location:At IDLEWILD PARK, Ligonier, PA 18018
Details:
$20, $18 seniors.
Contact: Games 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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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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