Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

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Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' holiday party is virtual this year. Enjoy a festive holiday party in the safety and comfort of your own home.
Date: Saturday December 5, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:via Zoom
This year: Funny Holiday Apparel Contest, Musical Performances, Story of an Irish Christmas, Holiday Decorations Slide Show, “The Night Before Christmas,” Singing, and a Video. The Zoom link will be sent out to all members a couple days before the party. The flyer about the party already was emailed, contact the people below if you didn't get it.
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Marilyn and Sonja

Irish Arts Center of NYC
What: Annual gala fundraiser, featuring performances by Sting, Elvis Costello, Loah, Camille O'Sullivan, Declan O'Rourke, Joanie Madden & Cherish the Ladies and, Arturo O'Farrill Quartet.
Date: Thursday December 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm -
Location:Online, registration with donation required
Must donate to register in order to receive link to event. Recommended by Kathryn.
Contact: Event Registration
Irish Arts Center

What: GWCC virtual Holiday concert. This will be instead of the usual New Year's Day ceili. Donations to go to the musicians are greatly appreciated.
Date: Sunday December 13, 2020
Time: 7 - pm
Location:Online - GWCC on YouTube, also on their Facebook page.
Contact: GWCC web site

Institute of Musical Traditions
What: IMT presents Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker in a virtual concert.
Date: Monday December 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm -
Location:IMT Folk website
Admission: $12. Robin celebrates the many moods of the Yuletide season in gorgeous guitar interpretations, combining familiar favorites such as What Child is This, The First Noel, and his show-stopping solo guitar arrangement of Carol of the Bells. Ken Kolodner and National Scottish Fiddle Champion Elke Baker’s effortlessly combine tremendous precision and musicality.
Contact: Tickets
IMT Folk

What: Join We Banjo 3 (WB3) for a festive holiday livestream! Dubbed “A Winter Wonderful,” the evening will feature a special WB3 performance, plus musical sets by Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Skerryvore, The Whileaways, BackWest & Ajeet.
Date: Friday December 18, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm
Details:$20. Airs on December 18, 2020, and is available on-demand until December 26th.
Contact: Tickets
We Banjo home page

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom remote conferencing.
Date: Tuesday January 12, 2021
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Kate

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Discussion on 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, by Jane Ziegelman
Date: Tuesday January 19, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The URL will be sent to those who signed up.
The delicious saga of how immigrant food became American food, following European immigrants on a remarkable journey from the Ellis Island dining hall to tiny tenement kitchens, from Lower East Side pushcart markets and delicatessens out into the wider world of American cuisine.
Contact: 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
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
Free admission. Festival grounds map
Contact: CCA website

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
Contact: Facebook Announcement
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