by PATRICIA MCNAMARA, Feis America Magazine contributor

Heading to Calgary this weekend for the Feis an Fhomhair or the Tampa Bay Feis in Florida? What about the Gem City Feis in Ohio or Chicago’s Pat Roche Feis? Or maybe the Torrington Feis in Connecticut?

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—inspired by songs some popular pro baseball players have used as walk up tunes when entering to bat. Best of luck to all competitors and be sure to come back and share your results with us!

“I’m Shipping Up to Boston” – Dropkick Murphys
How could this jam from one of our favorite Irish American punk bands not get you pumped?

“Lights and Sounds” – Yellowcard

Pop this on and forget about everyone else in the room. Just focus on “smiling big” and letting the lights of the stage take you in.

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“Get’cha Head in the Game” – High School Musical
This will get your head in the game!

“Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes
The beat will get your feet tapping, making you feel like nothing can hold you back.

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