by PATRICIA MCNAMARA, Feis America Magazine contributor

Heading to the Finger Lakes Feis in New York this weekend, or the Chicago Autumn Feis or Prairie State Feis, both in Illinois? What about Feile Houston in Texas, or Maryland’s Feis Culkin? How about the Colorado Fall Feis, or the Southern Connecticut State Feis?

No matter your competitive destination this weekend, we want to share four tunes you should add to your own playlist before lacing up and taking the stage. Best of luck to all competitors and be sure to come back and share your results with us!

“Take Me Out” – Franz Ferdinand
The fast—then slow—beat will make you want to pound out your rhythm on stage…even if your legs hurt.

“Move On Up” – Curtis Mayfield
Looking to move up a level? Listen to this and your dancing might help ya get there this weekend.

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“Clocks” – Coldplay
The clock’s ticking down until you must get out on stage. Play this beforehand to help mellow out your nerves.

“Feel Alive” – Benassi Bros
The techno beat will get your adrenaline going.

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