Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

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Here's the calendar of events sponsored by the RKIDs, other area Irish social dance organizations, and cool things our members are doing or suggesting. Deadline for submittals: give changes to the website coordinator by Saturday for posting by the next Tuesday. All content must meet RKIDs' editorial acceptability rules. Hairy Eyeball

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring semester class
Date: Tuesday March 1, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location:Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend. Face masks are required. Must be a member ($20 fee) to enroll. Class Details.
Contact: Kate

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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 20 to May 15, 2022. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on the third Thursdays per month ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 3, 2022
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Pinecrest Local Park, 301 St Lawrence Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 16 classes. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Masks must be worn.
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website
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Additional Event DC Irish Film Festival
Sponsor/Host:AFI Silver Theatre
What: 16th annual Capital Irish Film festival, sponsored by Solas Nua and the AFI Silver Theater. Several feature films plus a set of short films.
Dates From and To: Thursday March 3, 2022 to Sunday March 6, 2022
Time: various
Location:AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Details:
More Details
Individual film tickets are $13. All-access Festival Pass is $110.
Contact: Solas Nua

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Uptown Concerts: TÉADA in concert
Sponsor/Host:Uptown Concerts
What: An Irish traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals.
Date: Friday March 4, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:Cellar Stage™ Timonium, Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road • Timonium, MD 21093
Details:
Tickets are $30. The church requires that all audience members must be fully vaccinated. Proof is required. For everyone’s safety, we suggest that you wear a mask, except when eating.
Contact: Tickets call: 443-540-0226 or visit Uptown Concerts
Teada website

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
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: Emerald Isle Club ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Caller: Megan Downes. Due to having children attend our event and a fair number of older members, attendees must show proof of COVID vaccination.
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
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:
All dancers wear face masks while they are dancing.
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, discount for adult members; $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Dances: Waltz, Rince Fada, Walls of Limerick, North Kerry, Connemara Set, Siege of Ennis, Ballyvourney Jig, Waltz.
Contact: EIC website
Additional Event Teelin Irish Dance
Sponsor/Host:Weinberg Arts Center
What: Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Celtic Journey celebrates the graceful beauty and thundering beats of Irish dance and music. Come experience the brilliant energy of Irish dance with cutting edge choreography of the Teelin Irish Dance Company.
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Details:
Admission: $30 - $35
Contact: Teelin Irish Dance website
Weinberg Center Tickets

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Concert at Old Brogue
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts.
Date: Sunday March 6, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm seatings
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Admission: $21. All patrons must present a vaccination certificate that includes boosters for a minimum of 2 weeks, or a negative covid test within 48 hours. Doors open 10 minutes before the show. Full dinner menu and full bar available.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring semester class
Date: Tuesday March 8, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location:Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend. Face masks are required. Must be a member ($20 fee) to enroll. Class Details.
Contact: Kate

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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 20 to May 15, 2022. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on the third Thursdays per month ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 10, 2022
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Pinecrest Local Park, 301 St Lawrence Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 16 classes. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Masks must be worn.
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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RKIDs: St. Patrick's Day Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: It's the RKIDS' annual St. Patrick's Day party, postponed from yesterday. For current members of the RKIDs. All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Date: Sunday March 13, 2022
Time: 3 pm - ?
Location:the O'Brien's (see your directory)
Details:
$10 per adult. Late lunch featuring corned beef (yum), ham, cole slaw, egg/tuna/other salads, fruit, dessert, sodas, juice and water. Please bring your own beer and wine. Dancing (masks are optional) & singing. Performances by Willie, Kevin, Toni and David D, Kathy and David M, Barb, Colleen (something about unicorns), Brian, Chuck and Friends. Irish Coffee by Roger.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. or Obie. Please email Marilyn O. as soon as possible if
1) you previously signed up but now are NOT planning to attend OR
2) you previously did not sign up and now would like to attend.
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Additional Event Concert-Vent Du Nord
Sponsor/Host:Institute of Musical Traditions
What: IMT presents the Quebecois group, Le Vent du Nord, a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.
Date: Sunday March 13, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm -
Location:Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD
Details:
$32 in advance, $35 at the door. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. N95 or KN95 ONLY, (no fabric masks admitted).
Contact: Tickets
Le Vent du Nord
Additional Event Balt.St.Pat's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.
What: The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade has been marching for over 60 years. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 13, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:Baltimore, MD - starts at the Washington Monument, and will proceed south on Charles Street to Pratt Street, and then east on Pratt to Market Place.
Details:
Contact: Parade website
Additional Event Concert at Old Brogue
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: IONA in concert: The East Coast’s premier pan Celtic group offers the full spectrum of Celtic music, song and dance.
Date: Sunday March 13, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm seatings
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Admission: $21. All patrons must present a vaccination certificate that includes boosters for a minimum of 2 weeks, or a negative covid test within 48 hours. Doors open 10 minutes before the show. Full dinner menu and full bar available.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
IONA

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring semester class.
Date: Tuesday March 15, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location:Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend. Use of face masks is optional. Must be a member ($20 fee) to enroll. Class Details.
Contact: Kate

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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 20 to May 15, 2022.
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Pinecrest Local Park, 301 St Lawrence Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 16 classes. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Masks must be worn.
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website
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Additional Event SPD Entertainment
Sponsor/Host:Limerick Pub
What: St. Patrick's Day celebration at Wheaton's Limerick Pub. Live music starts 11:00 am with Bedlam, followed by C.B. Heinemann and Charlie MacVicar at 2:30 and the Bag O'Vaughans at 5:30. RKIDs gather there starting at 11 am.
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 am -
Location:The Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton, MD 20902
Details:
$5 cover. Wear your 2021 button and don't pay the cover. Age 21+ all day.
Contact: Limerick Pub
Event Details. Recommended by several RKIDs. Who will be there.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Carol G
 Social Group: Brunch at the Green
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Lunch at the Village Green. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location:Village Green Restaurant, 120 N. Frederick Ave (Rt. 255), Gaithersburg MD 20877, just north of the Fr. Cuddy Bridge (which goes over the railroad tracks in Gaithersburg).
Details:
Meet other RKIDs at this local restaurant. There is parking in front (2 spaces), along the side, and in the rear. For easier in and out, park at the nearby IHOP and walk a few steps to the restaurant. No RSVP is necessary. Note: the Village Green closes at 2:45 pm.
Contact: Jack C or Marilyn O (see your membership directory)
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Additional Event Steps of Freedom - TV
Sponsor/Host:misc
What: Steps Of Freedom - how Irish dance became a Global Phenomenon is a documentary on how Irish dance, both ceili and step, evolved over the past two centuries or so, becoming a world-wide fascination.
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Time: 3 - 4:30 pm
Location:WHUT TV (channel 532 on Verizon, 802 on Comcast)
Details:
The show spans folk dance origins in Ireland, tie-ins of Irish dance with African-American dance (including tap) and similar cultural struggles in the U.S., styles, competitive dance, culminating in the smash hits RiverDance and Lord of the Dance in the 1990's. Includes commentary by Dr. Mick Moloney. Highly recommended.
Contact: WHUT
Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:City of Gaithersburg
What: Gaithersburg's 20th annual parade steps through the Washingtonian Center/Rio and the RKIDs are in it. Come out support the RKIDs!
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Time: 10 am -11 am
Location:Washingtonian Center/Rio, Gaithersburg, MD
Maps
Details:
We asssemble in space 19 in the White Zone. Marchers: wear a green shirt or jacket (RKIDs logo is preferred) with black pants. Put on your Irish-themed head wear and face paint if you'd like. Please be at the assembly point not later than 9 am for set up and practice. Park behind Kohl's. When you arrive, ask any parade representative if you need specific directions.
Contact: Contact Tom if interested in joining the RKIDs contingent.
Gaithersburg Parade Website

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Weinberg Arts Center: Cherish the Ladies
Sponsor/Host:Weinberg Arts Center
What: An evening of timeless Irish music with a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. A favorite of the RKIDs.
Date: Sunday March 20, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Details:
Admission: $25-$35
Contact: Cherish the Ladies
Weinberg Center Tickets

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Bobbie M
and Marilyn M

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring semester class.
Date: Tuesday March 22, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location:Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend. Use of face masks is optional. Must be a member ($20 fee) to enroll. Class Details.
Contact: Kate

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 Social Group: Book Discussion Club
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: title: Reader's Choice by: You Pick
Date: Wednesday March 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom - Online
Details:
We will have a Book Chat - an open book discussion. Instead of us reading the same book, this will be a chance for you to read a book of your own choice and report to the group about it. It may or may not have an Irish theme. You will have about 3 minutes to share. Here is some information you could consider sharing with the group.
  1. Title
  2. Author and bio information
  3. Date published
  4. Type of book-novel, history, biography, etc.
  5. Main theme/plot
  6. Style-which person, narrative, point of view, etc.
  7. Time and place
  8. Why you liked/didn't like it
  9. Other books by the author
  10. Is there a movie based on it?
  11. Recommended for men, women, adults, children?
  12. Photos, illustrations
Contact: Sonja

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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 20 to May 15, 2022. Special mini-ceili (8-10 pm) tonight; open to all in lieu of advanced class. $5 donation suggested for the musicians.
Date: Thursday March 24, 2022
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Pinecrest Local Park, 301 St Lawrence Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 16 classes. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Masks must be worn.
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC ceili with New Century Ceili Band. All attendees must provide proof of full vaccination, and the proof MUST INCLUDE THE BOOSTER. In addition, all attendees must wear a mask (N95 or KN95 recommended) at all times except when eating or drinking.
Date: Sunday March 27, 2022
Time: 4 - 8 pm
Location:
The Lyceum, 17801 Meeting House Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Details:
Flyer
You may email the vax proof to irishgwcc@aol.com before the ceili. Admission: $15 members, $20 non-members, less for kids. Must wear masks, except while eating/drinking. Potluck supper at the first break, please bring a ready to eat dish to share. Dances include: Lancers, Haymakers, Paris, Corofin, Ballyvourney.
Contact: GWCC

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 Social Group: Dinner Out at Lahinch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' dinner social. To sit at the reserved RKIDs table, members must be fully vaccinated against Covid per RKIDs policy.
Date: Monday March 28, 2022
Time: 6 pm -
Location:Lahinch Tavern and Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854
Details:
Reservations are necessary. Contact Marie V at her email address or call her, as listed in your copy of the members directory, by Friday, March 25 to reserve your spot. We will be in the main dining room. Entertainment by Wolf's Blues Show is at 7 pm.
Contact: Marie V. for reservations
Lahinch Tavern and Grill  
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Additional Event Tannahill Weavers
Sponsor/Host:Institute of Musical Traditions
What: IMT presents The Tannahill Weavers. Now in their 53rd year, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
Date: Monday March 28, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm -
Location:Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD
Details:
$24 in advance, $27 at the door. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant and humorous performances. There will be bagpiping. This is a live performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. N95 or KN95 ONLY, (no fabric masks admitted).
Contact: Tannahill Weavers Tickets
Tannahill Weavers

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring semester class.
Date: Tuesday March 29, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location:Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend. Use of face masks is optional. Must be a member ($20 fee) to enroll. Class Details.
Contact: Kate

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Board of Directors meeting. To be held via Zoom remote conferencing.
Date: Wednesday March 30, 2022
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Videoconference
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Topics include the April 23 anniversary event.
Contact: Kate (meeting agenda) or Bill (meeting URL)

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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 20 to May 15, 2022. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on the third Thursdays per month ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 31, 2022
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Pinecrest Local Park, 301 St Lawrence Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:
Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $50/season for 16 classes. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Masks must be worn.
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website


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