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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What: THE IRISH TUNES OF TIN PAN ALLEY, by Origin Theatre Company.
Date: Wednesday January 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm
Details:Free. An exploration of some of the iconic tunes derived from Irish traditions that influenced American popular music. With Irish folk historian, author, recording artist and NYU Professor of Irish Studies Mick Moloney and moderated by the Black 47 lead singer, host of “Celtic Crush” on Sirius, and author of the Broadway-bound musical “Paradise Square” Larry Kirwan.
Contact: Show Information

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Discussion on Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary, by Tom Chaffin.
Date: Tuesday February 16, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The URL will be sent to those who signed up.
This chronicles Douglass’s 1845-47 lecture tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. It was, however, the Emerald Isle, above all, that affected Douglass--from its wild landscape ("I have travelled almost from the hill of ‘Howth’ to the Giant’s Causeway") to the plight of its people, with which he found parallels to that of African Americans.
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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