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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Brian M
RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class
Date: Tuesday December 3, 2019
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. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

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GWCC: Fall Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from September 12 to December 19, 2019.
Date: Thursday December 5, 2019
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. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 9/19, 10/24, 11/21 and 12/19 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
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Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website
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Additional Event DC Irish Film Festival
Sponsor/Host:Uptown Concerts
What: An Irish Christmas with The Hedge Band, who are Laura Byrne (Irish Flute), Pat Egan (vocals & guitar), Donna Long (Irish fiddle & piano) & Billy McComiskey (button accordion), four of Maryland’s pre-eminent Irish traditional musicians.
Date: Thursday December 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location: Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St, Sykesville, Maryland 21784
Details:Tickets are $25. Recommended by David D.
Contact: Tickets call: 410-795-1041 or visit Concert Site

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Ireland's Four Provinces: Gerry Timlin (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Ireland's Four Provinces
What: Gerry Timlin, singer/songwriter/troubadour, performs in the dining room. And he takes requests. Santa Brunch with Gerry on Sunday, Dec. 8
Dates From and To: Friday December 6, 2019 to Sunday December 8, 2019
Time: 7:00
Location:105 W.Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Details:
Gerry is a Delaware-based singer who has enjoyed success all over the world. He was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where from the beginning, he displayed a musical talent, winning several singing competitions when he was still in his teens. He moved to the USA in the early seventies, and has been delighting audiences with his smooth baritone voice and irreverent humor.
Contact: 4 P's website
Gerry Timlin's website

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday December 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
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Christmas 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.
Dances: Waltz, Waves of Tory, Haymakers’ Jig, Connemara Reel Set, Siege of Ennis, Gay Gordons, North Kerry Set, Ballyvourney Jig Set, Clare Lancers.
Flyer
Contact: EIC website

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Ancient Order of Hibernians: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Ceili, with calling as needed by Hugh Conway. Music by Shepherds Pie.
Date: Sunday December 8, 2019
Time: 3-6 pm
Location:Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030
Details:Admission is $13. $6 for children 12 or under with an adult. Bring a dessert to share if you wish.
The dances will include: Moycullen, Black Valley Square Jig Set, Plain Set, and Ballyvourney Jig.
Contact: Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com. Please contact him for more information.
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Additional Event Lúnasa Concert
Sponsor/Host:BlackRock Center for the Arts
What: Lúnasa Christmas Show - they'll perform traditional holiday fare and Irish Christmas classics.
Date: Sunday December 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:
Admission: $30-$45
Contact: BlackRock Arts Center website or call 301-528-2260 during business hours.
Additional Event Jody Marshall
Sponsor/Host: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

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Institute of Musical Traditions: Robin Bullock Concert
Sponsor/Host:Institute of Musical Traditions
What: Robin Bullock returns for IMT's annual Celtic holiday concert, with Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer) and fiddler Elke Baker.
Date: Monday December 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852
Details:
Tickets: $20 adv, $25 door, Children & Students w ID: $15 adv, $20 door $2 box office fee added to all advance purchases. Presented by the Institute for Musical Traditions, IMT. The music of Christmas, perfectly suited to the ageless tones of the acoustic guitar, comes to life in Robin Bullock's concert of carols and hymns spanning over 600 years, drawn from his bestselling holiday recordings.
Contact: IMT website; Robin Bullock's website.

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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: LAST Fall semester class and mini-ceili. Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Date: Tuesday December 10, 2019
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

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GWCC: Fall Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from September 12 to December 19, 2019.
Date: Thursday December 12, 2019
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. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 9/19, 10/24, 11/21 and 12/19 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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AMP by Strathmore: Concert
Sponsor/Host:AMP by Strathmore
What: A CELTIC CHRISTMAS WITH SEÁN HEELY TRIO. Join award-winning Irish fiddler Seán Heely and a cast of nationally-acclaimed Celtic performers on a magical journey through Scotland and Ireland during the holidays.
Date: Friday December 13, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm -
Location:AMP 11810 Grand Park Avenue, suite 400, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Details:Tickets: $20 - $30. The show travels through ancient Gaelic carols and songs, with lively Irish tunes and familiar Christmas melodies with a Celtic twist. Heely is a DC-based US National Scottish Fiddle Champion. He’ll be joined by singer Kevin Elam, border and highland piper Tracy Jenkins, percussionist Matt Bell, and dancers Agi Kovacs and Marsha Searle.
Contact: Web site

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RKIDs: Christmas Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Christmas party. Singing, Eating and Gift Exchanging!
Date: Saturday December 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
Sign up at class or call Marilyn and Obie. Bring a dish to share and a wrapped $10 or so gift for sharing. BYOB
Party flyer
Contact: Marilyn and Obie

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Institute of Musical Traditions: Scandinavian Christmas
Sponsor/Host:Institute of Musical Traditions
What: Scandinavian Holiday show! Andrea Hoag & Melissa Running with Loretta Kelley and Charlie Pilzer.
Date: Monday December 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852
Details:Tickets: $20 adv, $25 door, Children & Students w ID: $15 adv, $20 door $2 box office fee added to all advance purchases. Presented by the Institute for Musical Traditions, IMT. A performance of energetic Swedish and Norwegian string instruments.
Contact: IMT website; Musicians' website.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Nancy M

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Mary B
GWCC: Fall Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from September 12 to December 19, 2019.
Date: Thursday December 19, 2019
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. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 9/19, 10/24, 11/21 and 12/19 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kevin W

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marilyn O

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Tom O


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