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: At these sessions we'll discuss the book Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe. Session Four (final): Discussion of Part 3, pages 224 - 348.
Date: Wednesday February 26, 2020
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Marilyn and Obie's
Details:
The author of This non-fiction book describes many people who have played a huge role in the unfolding of events starting in 1969. The Washington Post has declared it one of the top ten books of 2019. For anyone interested in Irish affairs, this is a must read.
Contact: Marilyn O.

Wolf Trap
What: Cherish the Ladies performs at the Barns at Wolf Trap.
Date: Wednesday February 26, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:The Barns at Wolftrap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Details:
Tickets are $29 - $34
Contact: Wolf Trap

AFI Silver Theatre
What: Capital Irish Film festival, sponsored by Solas Nua and the AFI Theater. Several feature films plus a set of short films. Directors straight from Ireland talk and answer questions.
Dates From and To: Thursday February 27, 2020 to Sunday March 1, 2020
Time: various
Location:AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Details:
See the website for ticket prices. Several RKIDs are going.
Contact: Solas Nua
Tickets

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday February 27, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: We Banjo 3 hail from Galway and play a lively blend of traditional Irish and bluegrass music - what they call "Celtic Grass." The RKIDs social group will purchase a discounted block of tickets for its members.
Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
Time: Dinner 3:30 pm, Show at 8 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Details:
A potluck dinner hosted by Mo and John precedes the concert; gather at their place at 3:30 pm if you opted for it. Show admission for RKIDs is $18.70 each, with a $3 surcharge for sponsored non-members. Money to be collected in advance at class. Details on parking, car pooling, the pre-show dinner, show ticket refund policy and payment deadlines are forthcoming via emails to those who signed up.
Contact: Sign up in class or contact Marilyn O. We Banjo 3 website

Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Ceili, with calling as needed by Hugh Conway. Music by Shepherds Pie.
Date: Sunday March 1, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:Stacey Sherwood Center at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA
Details:
Contact:
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Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2020, presents Al Petteway & Amy White.
Date: Sunday March 1, 2020
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7:15-8:45 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Individual tickets for $20 (Adult), $15 (Children under 12). $10 per person food/beverage minimum. Al & Amy have long been a favorite, with their eclectic repertoire that includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to Blues, New Age, and Jazz.
Contact: Purchase Tickets


Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday March 3, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 5, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

Blackthorn
What: Annual Spring Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Rambling House: Joe DeZarn, Marc Glickman and Tina Eck. Caller: Larry Frank. Please bring a dish to share.
Reviving the tradition of a Blackthorn Stick door prize!
Date: Friday March 6, 2020
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. Dances: SET 1: Bonfire, Siege of Ennis, Haymakers’ Jig or Ballyvourney Jig Set, Clare Plain Set, SET 2: Walls of Limerick, Waltz/Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers Set, Four Hand Reel, SET 3: Siege of Carrick, North Kerry Set, High Cauled Cap
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Contact: Obie

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
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

Ballyshaners
What: Ba!lyshaners and Alexandria's annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Time: 12:30 -
Location:The parade starts at King St. and Alfred St. then goes east on King St., finishing at the corner of King and Lee Streets. Closest Metro is the blue line, King St/Old Town stop.
Details:
Contact: Ballyshaners

EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Calling by Casey O'Connor from the O'Connor School of Dance.
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
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; $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact: EIC website

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue, Winter 2020, presents the pan-Celtic favorite, IONA. Barbara Tresidder Ryan (vocals, bouzouki, bodhran), Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, more), Chuck Lawhorn (bass), Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo) and dancer Joe Duffey.
Date: Sunday March 8, 2020
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7:15-8:45 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Individual tickets for $20 (Adult), $15 (Children under 12). $10 per person food/beverage minimum. IONA's music is a unique, acoustic weave of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, the Isle of Man, Asturias and Galicia, as well as their transplants in America.
Contact: Purchase Tickets


Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

GWCC
What: Téada in concert. Admission: $20 plus ticketing fee.
Recipients of GWCC's Frankie Kennedy Memorial Scholarship will open for Teada.
Date: Wednesday March 11, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Georgia Ave. and East West Highway in Silver Spring
Details:
Tickets
Contact: GWCC
Flyer

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 12, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

City of Gaithersburg
What: The 20th annual parade steps through the Rio/Washingtonian Center and the RKIDs are in it! Brunch and party at the O'Brien's afterward.
Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
Time: 10 am -11 am
Location:209 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Parade Map
Details:
Sign up at class or send a message to Tom if you want to participate.
RKIDs practice at 9 am; Parade 10 am. If you are in the RKIDs unit, park by Kohl's and wear a black t-neck, black pants, black shoes; green RKID jacket. Lineup information to follow.
Contact: Tom
Gaithersburg Parade Website

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Obie and Marilyn are hosting the RKIDs and their families and friends for their annual pre-St. Patrick's Day party. The party begins after the St. Patrick's Day parade at the Washingtonian Center.
Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Location:the O'Brien's
Details:
$10 per adult is the suggested donation; $13 for non-members; kids are free. Corned beef, Sloppy Joes, potato salad, cole slaw, egg salad, fruit, dessert, soda, water. Please bring your own beer and wine. Dancing, Singing, Entertainment. Performance by Willie Cisin.
Party flyer
Contact: Sign up at class or contact Marilyn O or Obie

St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.
What: The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade has been marching for over 50 years. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm -
Location:Baltimore, MD
Details:
Contact: Parade website

DC St Patricks Parade Committee
What: 50th annual Washington D.C. St. Patrick's Day parade
Date: Sunday March 15, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:National Mall, 7th St to 17th St on Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Details:
The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, D.C., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the District of Columbia, founded for the sole and express purpose of organizing and producing the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C.
Contact:
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DC St. Patrick's Parade

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Mini-ceili on St. Patrick's Day! All are invited, there's no charge. Please bring a non-alcoholic beverage and a snack. Larry Frank will call.
Date: Tuesday March 17, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School cafeteria, at 16600 Raven Rock Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Details:
Flyer
Contact:
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GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 19, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili and potluck, please bring a dish to share.
Date: Sunday March 22, 2020
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 9 pm
Location:Cherry Hill Ballroom, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740
Details:
Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members.
Contact: GWCC web site


Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday March 24, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 26, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

GWCC
What: 15th Annual Spring Fling Weekend — 2020
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Dates From and To: Friday March 27, 2020 to Saturday March 28, 2020
Time: Friday evening to Sunday morning
Location:Shepherdstown Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, with workshops and ceilis at the War Memorial Building.
Details:
Event package: $65/person non-members, $60 members (lodging not included). Hotel registration deadline is February 27.
Ceilis: Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm; Saturday workshops: 10 - 12 am and 2 - 4 pm. Instructor is Ann Marie Breheny.
Contact: Spring Fling website or email

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday March 31, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday April 2, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday April 4, 2020
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
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. All dances will be called.
Date: Saturday April 4, 2020
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; $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact: EIC website

Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Ceili, with calling as needed by Hugh Conway. Music by Shepherds Pie.
Date: Sunday April 5, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:Stacey Sherwood Center at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA
Details:
Contact:
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Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Tuesday April 7, 2020
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
Location:Asbury Methodist Village at 201 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, in the Wallace Building Community Room.
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Kate or Jean W.

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday April 9, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday April 14, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact:
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GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday April 16, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

Baltimore Irish Arts Center
What: The annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will again 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.
Dates From and To: Friday April 17, 2020 to Sunday April 19, 2020
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. $28 for Irish Music Masters Concert.
Faculty/Performers include Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne, Myron Bretholz, Peter Fitzgerald and many more.
Contact: website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday April 23, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

Celtic Society of Southern MD
What: This will be the 42nd year for the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland, the Southern MD Celtic Festival.
Date: Saturday April 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, MD
Details:
Contact: Website

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday April 30, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday May 2, 2020
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
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. All dances will be called.
Date: Saturday May 2, 2020
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; $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share.
Contact: EIC website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday May 5, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Different meeting location: Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact:
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GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday May 7, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday May 12, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact:
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GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday May 14, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: LAST Winter/Spring semester class.
Date: Tuesday May 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact: Our Website

GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday May 21, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 18 classes.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What:

It's the RKIDs' End-of-Year Ceili!

Called by Larry Frank, with live music by The Cadillacs: Joe Dezarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute & whistle), and Jesse Winch (bodhran, harmonica, guitar & bouzouki).
Date: Saturday May 30, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location:St. Mary’s Pavilion at 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838; Text directions (PDF)
Details:
$15 for members, $20 non-members. Potluck. Bring your own non-alcoholic drinks. We supply water, coffee, tea.
Contact:
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Highland Festival of Garrett County
What: Garrett County, MD, Celtic Festival. 5 stages & 3 fields of all-day entertainment: Highland games, music, country dance, crafts, birds of prey.
Date: Saturday June 6, 2020
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location:Community Park in Friendsville, MD; just off I-68 at exit 4.
Details:
The 2020 Irish Festival will include the Teelin School and bands such as Shanty Irish, Aurora Celtic and the Sean Heely Trio. Adults over 18: $20 ($12 in advance online) Youth 11 - 18: $5. Free parking.
Contact:
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Garrett County Celtic Festival

Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: It's the annual Irish Arts Week festival of music, song, dance, language and crafts. A week-long celebration set amidst a genuine Irish Village in East Durham, NY, the "Irish Catskills." Many workshops are available.
Dates From and To: Sunday July 12, 2020 to Saturday July 18, 2020
Time: various
Location:2267 Route 145 East Durham, NY 12423.
Details:
Irish concerts, dances, workshops, singing and crafts galore. Billy McComiskey, Mick Moloney, Nollaig Casey, Joanie Madden and many other notables will perform. Padraig McEneany will teach set dancing. Barn Dance on the evening of July 15. Workshop registration packages vary from $200 - $450.
Contact: Irish Arts Week website.

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
What: Goderich Celtic Roots festival. A three-day outdoor festival with multiple stages showcasing the best of Celtic music, dance, and art, all in the beautiful setting of Goderich, Ontario.
Dates From and To: Friday August 7, 2020 to Sunday August 9, 2020
Time: various
Location:Goderich, Ontario
Details:
Ticket prices range from $25 - $35/day to $65 - $75 for a weekend pass. Music runs from 12 noon to midnight; 10:30 pm Sunday. Musicians include Andrea Beaton and Cherish the Ladies.
Contact: Festival Website

Ballyshaners
What: The 2020 Irish Festival will be held on August 22, 2020 at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park.
Date: Saturday August 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location:Waterfront Park in Alexandria VA (near the Torpedo Factory)
Details:The 2020 Irish Festival will be held on August 22, 2020 at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park. The family friendly event is held to promote and preserve Irish heritage. Come join us and enjoy Irish entertainment with live music and dance performances, craft vendors, food and beverages. Attendance is free and all are welcome.
Contact: Ballyshaners Irish Festival


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