by PATRICIA MCNAMARA, Feis America Magazine contributor

Heading to Pennsylvania this weekend for the Pittsburgh Winter Feis 2011? Or maybe you’re just starting to think about the feiseanna to tackle in 2012.

No matter your competitive destination this holiday weekend, we wanted to share four New Year’s 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!

“Celtic New Year” – Van Morrison

Its mellow tune will keep you relaxed on the ride to competition.

“Next Year” – Foo Fighters
Listen to this song and start envisioning your best dancing marks in 2012.

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“New Years Resoultion” – The Limousines
Put this on, then make a 2012 resolution to tackle a new set piece or jig.

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” - Katharine McPhee
Hopefully celebrating a win or starting to plan out your 2012 feiseanna route.

How are you ringing in 2012? Share in the comments below!