Meagan Humphrey clinches second First Place title
in Preliminary Championship at Harvest Time Feis
photo by Kathleen Connelly for Feis America LLC

The Harvest Time Feis hosted by the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dance took place Sunday at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. A big irish dancing competition weekend for New Englanders, Harvest Time follows the Neponset Valley Feis hosted by the Harney Academy of Irish Dance held on Saturday. Many dancers travel to Massachusetts for both events and enjoy the fall foliage and beautiful weather at the same time. This double-header weekend of Irish dancing is an important event leading up to the regional Irish dancing championships held in November and champion-level Irish dancers in particular seek out constructive criticism from adjudicators while practicing new choreography in a competitive setting. Ceili teams received performance on stage practice as well to the delight of many teachers who will bring 4-hand and 8-hand teams to the regional Irish dancing championships next month.

The experts at FeisWeb tabulated results, and we share some of the Top 3 results here. For full championship level results, visit FeisWeb. Special congratulations to those dancers who achieved perfect scores of 300 - Clare Murray Macritchie, Samuel Miller, Siobhan O'Neil, Jacob Parkman, Simone Rodriguez, Brianna Sheehan, and Maeve White.

Preliminary Championship under 8
1 Fiona Kelly (Forbes)
2 Ronan Kelly (Brady)
3 Nora Gallagher (Clifden)

Preliminary Championship under 10
1 Erin O'Kane (Murray)
2 Emma Bucey (Forbes)
3 Norah Garvey (McInerney)

Kathleen Gallagher, Preliminary Champion under 11
with 3rd place Kaitlin Henry at Harvest Time Feis
photo by Kathleen Connelly for Feis America LLC

Preliminary Championship under 12
1 Olivia Long (McInerney)
2 Payton Sawyer (Boland)
3 Gabrielle DeSisto (Murray)

Preliminary Championship under 14
1 Clara Hannigan (Murray)
2 Kylie Maida (Hansen-Keohane)
3 Kathleen McGauley (O'Dwyer)

Preliminary Championship under 16
1 Kiera Duggan (Inishfree)
2 Bailey Sawyer (Boland)
3 Molly Fallon (Heavey-Quinn)

Preliminary Championship 17 & Over
1 Samantha Stanford (Stanford)
2 Katie Gulycz (Short)
3 Ashlyn Rockwell (McGonagle)

Open Championship Girls under 9
1 Maeve White (Brady) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Riley Sullivan (Woods)
3 Sarah Canniff (Dunleavy Shaffer)

Open Championship Girls under 11
1 Julianna Bremer (Bremer)
2 Nicoletta Bremer (Bremer)
3 Olivia Hanselman (Inishfree)

Open Championship Boys under 12 combined with Boys under 14
1 Samuel Miller (Goulding) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Billy Petrocelli (Bremer)
3 Nathaniel Parkman (Harney)

Open Championship Girls under 13
1 Mary Rose McKenna (Woods)
2 Kate Babcock (Murray)
3 Kaela Gray Milewski (Gray)

Open Championship Girls under 15
1 Siobhan ONeill (Bremer) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Margaret Garvey (Brady)
3 Kelsey Parry (Pender-Keady)

Open Championship Girls under 17
1 Brianna Sheehan (O'Shea-Chaplin) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Caroline Mega (Murray)
3 Kimberly Dargin (Woods)

Open Championship Ladies 18 & Over
1 Jillian Galofaro (O'Dwyer)
2 Madeline Muench (Murray)
3 Claire O'Brien (O'Shea-Chaplin)

Emma Canning, Jayne Rathbone and Celia Fitzgerald
from Hansen-Keohane Irish Dance

Gabby Smith from Smith-Houlihan.

Kiera Bulger and Anne-Marie Miscioscia from Nevin Academy.

Emma Bucey from Forbes School shows off her 2nd place trophy
with friend Ronan Mulkerrin.

Dancers waiting to reel.

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