Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Thursday August 22, 2019
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
Location:Sonja and Tom's
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Maura

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Deborah Packard and Peter Cairney of Isla!
Date: Saturday August 24, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:Fairfax Station, VA (call for directions)
Details:
Bring a lawn chair and picnic with your beverage of choice. They provide desserts and soft drinks. The suggested donation is $20. Isla! weaves Appalachian and Scottish spells with sweet vocals, fine whistle, world class guitar, lap dulcimer and harmonica accompaniment.
Contact:
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Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: It's the annual RKIDs Labor Day potluck party! Eat, drink and dance - you know how this goes!
Date: Monday September 2, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm -
Location:The O'Brien's
Details:
Bring drinks, a dish or dessert to share, and a chair(s). There will be hot dogs provided. Party Flyer - please RSVP by August 28.
Contact: Marilyn O

City of Gaithersburg
What: The ever-popular Pan-Celtic band IONA performs for the Evenings in Olde Towne series.
Date: Thursday September 5, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD
Details:
Free admission. The show's in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy the music before dining in Olde Towne afterwards. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating.
Contact:
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More info at IONA music

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
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

Philadelphia Ceili Group
What: The Philadelphia Ceili Group’s 45th Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival includes a night of Irish song featuring local favorites and hosted by hosted by Terry Kane; a special Ceili dance with live music by the McGillians & Friends and more.
Dates From and To: Thursday September 12, 2019 to Saturday September 14, 2019
Time: various
Location: Commodore Barry Club 6815 Emlen St, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
Details:Tickets in advance range from $15 - $50 for non-members.
Contact: website

Ligonier Highland Games
What: 60th annual highland games
Dates From and To: Saturday September 14, 2019 to Sunday September 15, 2019
Time: various
Location:At IDLEWILD PARK, Ligonier, PA 18018
Details:
$18 - $25 in advance, Saturday ceili is extra. From the website: SATURDAY WILL BE OUR TRADITIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES EVENT WHILE SUNDAY WILL BE OUR CELTIC MUSIC AND AMATEUR ATHLETIC EVENT! WE ARE FEATURING AN EXTENDED LINE UP OF PERFORMERS, AND COMPETITIVE TUG OF WAR EVENTS FOR GROUPS AND TEAMS TOO"
Contact: Games website

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Time for the RKIDs' annual journey to the beach. Happy hours, food, a walk on the boardwalk, a historical tour, dancing and more. All rooms are now filled, but you could still join us and stay at a hotel nearby, see flyer (link is below) for details.
Dates From and To: Friday September 20, 2019 to Sunday September 22, 2019
Time: various
Location:Bethany Beach, Delaware
Details:
Registration forms were due by August 23. Registration Form and Flyer
Contact: Marilyn O

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' 4th annual membership meeting with election of Directors. Class follows the meeting. Bylaw amendment proposals must be submitted to the secretary not later than twenty days prior to the meeting, i.e., by September 4.
Date: Tuesday September 24, 2019
Times (Eastern U.S.): from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School Cafeteria
Details:
Members are those RKIDs who are current through August 2019. Please read the bylaws. More about our organization is here.
Contact:
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Maura and Bill

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 2019 festival.
Dates From and To: Friday September 27, 2019 to Sunday September 29, 2019
Time: various
Location:532 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Shuttle Address - 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA
Details:
Free admission. Festival grounds map Musicians include Blackwater, Coig, Emish and the Glengarry Bhoys.
Contact: CCA website

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 October 5, 2019
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

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: Save the date for signing up for the tour of the new Guinness Brewery and Barrel House. Only 20 slots are available.
Date: Saturday October 12, 2019
Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
Location:Halethorpe, MD
Details:
Tour, Tasting, and Dinner at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Tour is free, optional beer tasting is $15, dinner is extra (menu).
Flyer
Contact: Obie, wait until on or after September 1

GWCC
What: GWCC Fall Fling (formerly, Cape May Dance Weekend)
Dates From and To: Friday October 18, 2019 to Sunday October 20, 2019
Time: day and night
Location:Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, MD. $140/night/double occupancy if reserved by August 31. Address: 101 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Details:
Non-member cost: $215/person. Includes three set dance workshops, two ceilis, and more. Lodging is extra. Discounted paid registration for the event package must be received by Sept. 20th
Contact: Fall Fling Weekend
Flyer

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 November 2, 2019
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 Fall 2019, presents Sue Richards & Robin Bullock.
Date: Sunday November 3, 2019
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
$10 per person food/beverage minimum.
Four-time National Scottish Harp Champion Sue Richards and INDIE-winning "Celtic guitar god" Robin Bullock blend the ancient and magical tones of the Celtic harp with the powerful resonance of the steel-string guitar, drawing on Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton traditions.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
websites: Robin Bullock and Sue Richards

Irish Charities of Maryland
What: 2019 Maryland Irish Festival. Lots of great entertainment, vendors, and exhibits.
Dates From and To: Friday November 8, 2019 to Sunday November 10, 2019
Time: varies, see the web link
Location:Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium
Details:Schedule and Entertainment
Contact: tickets

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Fall 2019, presents Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California.
Date: Sunday November 10, 2019
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
$10 per person food/beverage minimum.
They were last at the Old Brogue over 20 years ago! They perform Traditional & Original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 World instruments, including a Krumhorn.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
websites: Band

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Fall 2019, presents Jesse Winch, Mitch Fanning,Tina Eck and Zan McLeod, who will be joined by special guest Agi Kovacs.
Date: Sunday November 17, 2019
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
$10 per person food/beverage minimum.
Local favorites with immense talent! Could there be dancing?
Contact: Purchase Tickets

IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Fall 2019, presents IONA. Barbara Tresidder Ryan, Bernard Argent, Chuck Lawhorn, and Jim Queen plus dancer extraordinaire, Joe Duffey.
Date: Sunday November 24, 2019
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:

Together for over 30 years, local Celtic mainstay IONA transports its audience to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Mann, Brittany, Asturias and Galicia, and explores those cultures transplanted in the New World.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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 December 7, 2019
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 Fall 2019, presents Jody Marshall's Annual Holiday Concert.
Date: Sunday December 8, 2019
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 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

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 January 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

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 February 1, 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

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 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

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

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