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 2015 - Spring 2016

New message from EIC President Bill Zittle. Read Letter.

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Fall Irish Dance Classes
Irish Social Dance Classes (ceili, sets and two- and three-hand dances) meet on Monday nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at 1st and St. Stephen's Church on York Road just north of Regester. Beginners and experienced welcome! No partner necessary. Taught by Marilyn Moore. Information: Marcia Ferguson e-mail

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

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

Liam Flynn's Ale House
22 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD
Every Wednesday 7:30pm-Midnight
Traditional Irish Music Drop-In

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
Every Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm - Traditional Irish Music Drop-In
600 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD

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

We Remember Joe Patrick Byrne –
We remember our dear friend Joe Byrne. We will deeply miss Joe and all he did for those in the TRAD Irish Music Community for many years. Proprietor of J.Patrick's Pub in Locust Pt,. Baltimore, MD

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 - Saturday, May 7, 2016
See Full Ceili Schedule and Event Details

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.

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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.


Next Emerald Isle Club Ceili:
Fall 2016

June 26 - July 1, 2016
& July 3 - 8, 2016

Common Ground on the Hill
Traditions Week
Workshops in Celtic song, dance, &
traditional instruments. All ages, all
skill levels.
McDaniel College,
Westminster, MD

July 9-10, 2016
Common Ground on the Hill
Roots Music & Arts Festival
Carroll County Farm Museum
500 S Center Street,
Westminster, MD

July 9, 2016, 11:30am
Author and Educator Bill Barry will present on "The Molly Maguires"
Irish Railroad Workers Museum
918-920 Lemmon Street
Baltimore, MD 21223

More Events to come...


July 10 - 16, 2016
Catskills Irish Arts Week
22nd Annual Festival featuring workshops, concerts and sessions. Over 100 events and 60 world class performers!
East Durham, NY

July and August, 2016
(various weeks)

The Swannanoa Gathering
A series of week-long workshops in various folk arts held in July and August 2016, including:
- Traditional Song Week
- Celtic Week
- Old-Time Week
- Guitar Week
- Contemporary Folk Week
- Mando & Banjo Week
- Fiddle Week
Warren Wilson College
Asheville, NC

More Events to come...

September 10, 2016 - 7:00-11:00pm
Emerald Isle Club Ceili - Special 60th Anniversary Celebration! - Music by Peter Fitzgerald and J.Patrick's All Star Ceili Band
Heritage Parkville Gardens
Parkville Shopping Center
7631 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21234

October 14-16, 2016
GWCC's Cape May Dance Weekend Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center Rehoboth Beach, DE
Events Package $195/person
Registration deadline: September 26, 2016
Individual event tickets also available at the door
Details (PDF Flyer)


More Events to come...




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