Go Feis - The Irish Dance Blogby Kathleen O’Reilly-Wild
- Songs for the 1st – 2nd September Irish Dancing Competitions - VIDEOS
- Songs for the 25th – 26th August Irish Dancing Competitions – VIDEOS
- Songs for the 18th – 19th August Irish Dancing Competitions – VIDEOS
- Songs for the 11th – 12th August Irish Dancing Competitions – VIDEOS
- Championship training for Irish dancers - tips from teachers on Oireachtas Part 1
Photo courtesy Clark Academy of Irish Dance
Fifteen talented Irish dancers from The Clark Academy of Irish Dance competed as a group on the Tuesday, May 28th edition of America's Got Talent Season 7. The dancers - Carlee Miller, Brooke Reimann, Francine and Katie Jane Lawler, Abby and Jake Sieve, Briley Mastis, Ellie and Maggie Gannon, Olivia Smugala, Colleen Crutsinger, Julie Brennan, Erin Tilley, Isabel Kaiser and Kate Hermann - delighted the audience and the judges with their big smiles, gorgeous costumes and lively hard-shoe dancing.
Irish summer dance camp-themed days
by PATRICIA MCNAMARAWest Coast Irish Dance Championships or Illinois for the Chicago Feis? Ohio for the Akron AOH Feis or Cleveland Feis? How about California for the California Spring Feis or Maryland for the Comhaltas Irish Dance Festival? Or perhaps Tennessee for the Memphis Feis.
Photo courtesy Paul Seale
Seven team competitions involving hundreds of skilled Irish dancers kept audiences enthralled this weekend at An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha's Irish National Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin. Irish dancing schools from every region of Ireland competed for the top spot on the podium, and seven winners, including three teams from Ui She in the Leicester Region, were the delight of Irish dance enthusiasts in attendance at CityWest.
Photo courtesy Annette Foley Slemon
Sean Slemon, the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion for Boys 9-10, claimed the Irish National Irish Dancing Championship title Saturday in Dublin. Slemon, who dances with Rinceoiri na Riochta in the Munster Region of Ireland, was followed by his friendly rival Jack Lynch from Ui She. Lynch placed 2nd at the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships.
shown here as 2011 World Irish Dancing Champion
Photo courtesy Sylvan-Kelly
Two-time World Irish Dancing Champion and All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion Ronan Kelly has won the Irish National Irish Dancing Championship for Boys 11-12.
The 2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Championships, hosted at CityWest in Dublin by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, is taking place this weekend. In the Girls 11-12 and 12-13 events, two-time World Irish Dancing Champions Keeva Corry and Brogan McCay topped the podium as well.
Photo courtesy Camelia Rose
Keeva Corry, the two-time 2011 and 2012 World Irish Dancing Champion and 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion from Croghan-Greene in the Munster Region of Ireland has clinched the Irish National Irish Dancing Championship for Girls 11-12.
Photo courtesy McCay Family
The 2011 and 2012 World Irish Dancing Champion Brogan McCay, whose claims to fame include a starring role in Jig! The Film, is the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion for Girls 12-13. McCay dances with McConomy Bradley in the Ulster Region of Ireland.
by PATRICIA MCNAMARA
No matter your competitive destination this weekend, we want to share four tunes you should add to your own playlist before lacing up, taking the stage and honoring our favorite Feis Moms. Best of luck to all competitors. And be sure to come back here and share your results!
by PATRICIA MCNAMARA
Heading to Atlanta this weekend for the Peach State Feis or Edison for the Shea-Jennings School Feis? Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Spring Feis or Connecticut for the Lynn Academy Spring Feis? Or maybe you’re traveling to Canada for the Victoria Feis or Forest City Feis.