Welcome to The Emerald Isle Club Website.

Over the past 60+ years the Club has become well-known in the Maryland Irish Community for its members' dedication and support of traditional Irish music and dance, Irish charities, Irish ancestry and language, and for its strong monthly ceili program.

We extend an invitation to all people who are strongly committed to these same ideals to join our organization and work to strengthen the awareness of Irish heritage in the Baltimore and Maryland communities. Read More.

Please join us at our Monthly Ceili.
Updated Schedule
: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

EIC President Rick Herbig. Read Letter.

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The Emerald Isle Club Needs YOU!
Monthly EIC Ceilis
- October through May
Helping at the Ceilis can include setting up and putting away the refreshment tables, meeting the dancers who will be performing during the break, or helping with admissions and more. More Info.

EIC In The News
Baltimore Sun March 2014
Emerald Isle Club's Irish ceili a celebration of music and dance Read Article

ONGOING EVENTS:

James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
Every Tuesday, 8:00-10:00pm Trivia Night
616 S. President St.
Baltimore, Maryland
thejamesjoycepub.com

Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant
Every Tuesday 8:00pm-10:00pm - Traditional Irish Music Drop-In
1700 Thames St.
Baltimore, Maryland
slaintepub.com

Dance Lessons - Zen West
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
5916 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland
Anne Marie Russell instructing

Ryan's Daughter: Music Sessions and Dance Lessons
Every Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm - Traditional Irish Music Drop-In
Every Tuesday 7:00pm-9:00pm - Dance Lessons
600 E. Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland
rdirishpub.com

O'Flynn’s Crab and Cask House: Music Session
Sundays 12:00-3:00pm
Traditional Irish Music Drop-In
Each session is hosted by area musicians
3432 S. Hanover St.
Baltimore, Maryland

 

The Emerald Isle Club Ceili

Irish music and dance held each month in Parkville, Maryland. Details.

Music provided by Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick's All Stars. Read More.

Next Ceili Dance - October 7, 2017
See Full Ceili Schedule and Event Details


GIFT CARDS!
Looking for a nice gift idea? Purchase EIC Ceili Gift Card. See Member Desk at Ceili or Contact EIC.


Our Past Ceili Dances have FEATURED Billy McComiskey and Other Special Guests as Musicians:
Billy was just named NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOW 2016 -
We appreciate all that Billy has contributed to Traditional Irish Music to Baltmore and the world. Congratulations Billy! He was also named the TRADITIONAL ARTIST OF 2011 by Irish Echo, the largest circulating Irish American weekly newspaper.

UPCOMING EVENT DATES: (NOTE)

September 10, 2017 - 3:00-7:00pm
Outdoor Irish Music and Dance Festival
Irish Inn at Glen Echo
6119 Tulane Ave.
Glen Echo, Maryland
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September 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Lilt and Friends
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall
351 DuBois Rd.
Annapolis, Marylalnd
$12, $10 senior and FSGW members.
liltirishmusic.com

September 17, 2017
- 4:00pm
Ceili at Ireland's Four Courts
2051 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington Virginia
(across from the Metro Court House Station)

September 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
GWCC Mini-Ceili
Argyle Park Recreation Center,
1030 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland
Open to everyone, you don’t have to be attending the class to attend the mini-ceili.
$5 donation for the band.
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

September 22-24, 2017 - Friday 4:00pm to Sunday 7:00pm
The Celtic Classic
A free celtic festival
532 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
celticfest.org

September 23, 2017 - 7:00-8:0pm
Fall Into Goucher Dance Event
EIC members are invited to join in ceili dancing as we share our love of Irish dance with students and the community. The event is from 4-9pm that day and will feature many forms of dancing, food performances, prizes. Come early to enjoy the full event and then join us for an hour of ceili dancing 7-8on.
Fall into Goucher Dance

September 23, 2017 - 12:00n-7:30pm
22nd Annual CCE Washington Area Irish Folk Festival
CCE is hosting its Irish Folk Festival on Saturday, September 23. It is held at two locations in VA, This is a really nice festival with lots of great music and musicians and dancers. Featuring: National Heritage Fellow Billy McComiskey, Kieran O’Hare, Liz Knowles & Pat Broaders: “Open the Door for Three”, Sean Clohessy, Sean McComiskey, Matt Mulqueen, Josh Dukes & Kieran Jordan: “Cover the Buckle”, Aoife Scott & Band
Sherwood Center at Van Dyke Park
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia
and at the
Auld Shebeen Pub
3971 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, Virginia
Cost $10, $20 max family
Website
See Flyer

September 24, 2017 - 3:00pm-8:00pm
GWCC Monthly Ceili
NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER ONLY
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Anastasia Room
5020 Battery Lane
Bethesda, Maryland
Set workshop at 3 PM. Live music & Potluck supper
$15 members, $20 non, age 11-20 half price.
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

September 24, 2017 - 3:00pm-7:00pm
Lahinch Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Festival Outdoor festival with trad music and the 19th St. Band
Lahinch Tavern
7747 Tuckerman Lane
Potomac, Maryland
lahinchtavernandgrill.com

September 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aoife Scott, Irish language singer and member of the Black family
The House of Musical Traditions
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd.
Rockville, Maryland
Admission: $20 adv., $25 at the door
(Note: Aoife will also be singing at the CCE Festival on 9/23 in Fairfax, see above)
imtfolk.org

September 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Young Dubliners
AMP by Strathmore
11810 Grand Park Ave.
North Bethesda, Maryland
Admission: $35
ampbystrathmore.com

October 1, 2017 - 12:00n-6:00pm
Baltimore Folk Music Society Dance and Music Fest at Patterson Park
Various bands including: Tanzania Ceili Band at 5:00pm
Admission: FREE!
You can bring a picnic and a blanket or you can buy tasty treats from the food vendors. Crafts will be for sale. Lots of other fun activities will be part of this event.
E. Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland
410-276-3676
friends@pattersonpark.com
pattersonpark.com
bfms.org

October 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Barns of Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, Virginia
Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
(children under 12 free with adult)
barnsofrosehill.org

October 7, 2017 - 7:00-11:00pm
Emerald Isle Club Ceili - w/Peter Fitzgerald and J.Patrick's All Star Ceili Band
Atlantic Ballroom
8819 Orchard Tree Lane
Towson, MD 21286

Details

October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ceili at Ireland's Four Courts
2051 Wilson Blvd.
(across from the Metro Court House Station)
Arlington, Virginia

More Events to come...

 

October 8, 2017 - 3:00pm-8:00pm
GWCC Ceili at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
4880 Elmer Derr Rd.
Frederick, Maryland
3:00-4:00pm Beginners' Workshop
4:00pm-8:00pm Ceili, Potluck Dinner. Ann Marie Breheny Pitner calling. Music by Sean McComiskey and Matt Mulqueen
Cost is $15 per person at the door, under 12: free (child care available 4:00-7:00pm)
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

October 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
Ireland Poets
A concert based on the writings of 12 of Ireland’s great poets and patriots set to original crossover and Irish Traditional music – a musical history. Celebrate Ireland in Concert! Original classical crossover and Irish traditional tunes bring to life the words of Ireland’s great Poets and Patriots as they illuminate 140 years of Ireland's history in the grand setting of the National Cathedral. Virtuosic Soloists from Ireland and DC. 60 musicians and narrators. Includes Billy McComiskey, Martin O'Malley, Chris Matthew
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
Admission: $40-$175
irelandspoetpatriots.com

October 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
GWCC Mini-Ceili
Argyle Park Recreation Center
1030 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland
$5 donation for the band. Open to everyone, you don’t have to be attending the class to attend the mini-ceili.
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

October 20-22, 2017
GWCC Cape May Dance Weekend
Rehoboth Beach, Deleware
capemaydanceweekend.org

October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Julie Fowlis, a multi-award winning Gaelic singer
Blackrock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Dr.
Germantown, Maryland
Admission: $29-43, with discounts for seniors and others.
blackrockcenter.org


October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
Blackthorn Ceili Dancers Ceili
McCathran Hall
300 Grove Ave.
Washington Grove, Maryland
Admission: $15, bring dish to share for potluck.
ringofkerrydancers.org

October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm–8:00pm
GWCC Monthly Ceili
NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER ONLY
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad
Anastasia Room
5020 Battery Lane
Bethesda, Maryland
Set workshop at 3:00pm
Live music & potluck supper
$15 members, $20 non-members, ages 11-20 half price
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

November 4, 2017 - 7:00-11:00pm
Emerald Isle Club Ceili - w/Peter Fitzgerald and J.Patrick's All Star Ceili Band
Atlantic Ballroom
8819 Orchard Tree Lane
Towson, MD 21286
Details

November 5, 2017
- 4:30pm and 6:00pm
Lilt
Old Brogue Pub
760 Walker Rd. C
Great Falls, Virgina
2 shows
liltirishmusic.com

November 10, 11, 12, 2017
Baltimore/Maryland Irish Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd.
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland
Admission: $15-$20, seniors $10-$15
irishfestival.com

November 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Cassie and Maggie McDonald with Shannon Dunne
The Seekers' Church
276 Carroll St. NW
(known as Carroll Ave in MD)
Washington, DC
(across from the Tacoma Park Metro Station)
Admission: $20, $10 FSGW members
fsgw.org

Nov 12, 2017 - 4:30 and 6:00pm
Charlie Zahm, Scotch & Irish singer
Old Brogue Pub
760 Walker Rd. C
Great Falls, Virginia
2 shows (may be 5:00pm and 7:00pm)
charliezahm.com

November 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
GWCC Mini-Ceili
Argyle Park Recreation Center
1030 Forest Glen Road,
Silver Spring, Maryland
$5 donation for the band. Open to everyone, you don't have to be attending the class to attend the mini-ceili.
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

November 19, 2017
- 4:30pm and 6:00pm
Burning Bridget Cleary
Old Brogue Pub
760 Walker Rd. C
Great Falls, Virginia
Admission: $17 - 2 shows
burningbridgetcleary.com

November 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
Gaelic Storm
Rams Head on Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, Maryland
Admission: $40
ramsheadonstage.com


More Events to come...


November 26, 2017 - 3:00 – 9:00
GWCC Monthly Ceili
Cherry Hill Park Convention Center
9800 Cherry Hill Rd,
College Park, Maryland
NOTE: BACK TO OUR REGULAR LOCATION.
$15 members, $20 non, age 11-20 half price.
Set workshop starts at 3:00pm. Live music & potluck supper
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

November 26, 2017 - 4:30pm and 6:00pm
IONA
Old Brogue Pub
760 Walker Rd. C
Great Falls, Virginia
2 shows

December 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Eileen Ivers
The Barns of Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Rd.
Vienna, Virgina
Admission: $27-$32
wolftrap.org

December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Cherrish the Ladies
Blackrock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Dr.
Germantown, Maryland
2 shows
Admission: $29-$51 with discounts for seniors and others.
blackrockcenter.org

December 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Irish & Celtic Christmas Celebration with Maggie Sansone, Laura Byrne, and Jim Egan
Baldwin Station
7618 Main St.
Sykesville, Maryland
Admission: $22
uptownconcerts.com

December 9 , 2017 - 7:00-11:00pm
Emerald Isle Club Ceili - w/Peter Fitzgerald and J.Patrick's All Star Ceili Band
Atlantic Ballroom
8819 Orchard Tree Lane
Towson, MD 21286

Details

December 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
GWCC Mini-Ceili
Argyle Park Recreation Center
1030 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland
$5 donation for the band. Open to everyone, you don't have to be attending the class to attend the mini-ceili. Last beginners' class at 7:00pm, end of fall/winter session.
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

December 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
A Celtic Chrismas with IONA,
George Washington Masonic Memorial,
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, Virginia
Admission: $15

focusmusic.org

2018


January 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY!!!
GWCC New Year’s Ceili
Cherry Hill Park Convention Center
9800 Cherry Hill Rd.
College Park, Maryland
Live music & potluck supper
301-649-5419
gwcc-online.org

January 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Maggie’s Celtic Celebration for New Year with Maggie Sansone, Robin Bullock, Laura Byrne, and Jim Egan
Rams Head on Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, Maryland
Admission: $25
ramsheadonstage.com

February 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Seamus Egan Project
The Barns of Wolf Trap
636 Trap Rd.
Vienna, Virginia
Admission: $20-$22
wolftrap.org

February 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Teelin School presents Celtic Storm
Weinberg Center for the Arts
20 West Patrick St.,
Frederick, Maryland
Admission: $25-$35, discounts for seniors.
teelin.com

February 28 and March 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Cherish the Ladies
The Barns of Wolf Trap
1636 Trap Rd.
Vienna, Virginia
Admission: $25-$30
wolftrap.org

March 9, 2017 - 7:00-10:00pm
Blackthorn Ceili Dancers Ceili,
McCathran Hall
300 Grove Ave.
Washington Grove, Maryland
Admission: $15, bring dish to share for potluck.
ringofkerrydancers.org

March 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Dervish
Blackrock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Dr.
Germantown, Maryland
Admission: $25-$35, with discounts for seniors and others.
blackrockcenter.org

March 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
Altan
The Barns of Wolf Trap
1636 Trap Rd.
Vienna, Virginia
Admission: $25-$27
wolftrap.org

April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Alt with John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O’Leary
The Barns of Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Court
Berryville, Virginia
Admission: $20 adv., $25 at the door.
barnsofrosehill.org

 

More Events to come...

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