Preliminary Champions under 10 Kyndall and Emily with Jim Mueller, ADCRG, from An Daire Academy of Irish Dance. Photo by Jennifer Abbassian.Oregon State Championship Feis hosted by the Yeates Academy was held June 4-5, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. From First Feis to Adult special competitions and the full gamut of grade and champion-levels, this event attracts Irish dancers from the Western regions from the U.S. and Canada. Expert tabulation and results by FeisWorx. The following are the results from the Preliminary and Open Championship events, as well as the adult events. Congratulations to all the dancers!Preliminary Championship under 101 Bridget McMahon - Comerford Washington2 Kyndall Thompson - An Daire3 Morgan Game - Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy (NPIDA)4 Aiofe Dogherty - Scoil Rince Slieveloughane (SRS)Preliminary Championship under 111 Emily Abbassian - An Daire2 Sydney Maurer - Sionnaine3 Kelly Sandoval - Yeates4 Shonley Wallace - StewartPreliminary Championship under 121 Anna Markus - NPIDA2 Olivia Armstrong - NPIDA3 Calleigh McLoughlin - Steel4 Abby Cossart - Murray5 Emma Jorssen - Penk O'DonnellPreliminary Championship under 131 Cara Jacobsen - NPIDA2 Kendal Bjerke - Yeates3 Mackenzie Case - SRS4 Gemma Ketchen - NPIDAPreliminary Championship under 141 Natalie Davies - Yeates2 Emily Rose Krajewski - SRS3 Meagan Sandoval - Yeates4 Maiti Hunter - SRSPreliminary Championship under 151 Nicole McKay - Penk O'Donnell2 Hannah Nicklos - Yeates3 Jared Malone - YeatesPreliminary Championship under 161 Shannon Sullivan - Oliver2 Ellie Hoppes - Comerford Oregon3 Kelley Farrell - YeatesPreliminary Championship 16 & Over1 Brian Parry - Murray2 Julie Marmion - Yeates3 Anya Daring - Tara4 Ashley Van Hoose - Yeates5 Brianne Kelly - O'Connor O'BrienOpen Championship under 121 Shannon Game - NPIDA2 Cameron Lambert - Comerford Washington3 Lauren McKay - Penk O'Donnell4 Kari Barile - SRSOpen Championship under 141 Ian Mannenbach - Yeates2 Marina Cocco - Penk O'Donnell3 Jordan Carlson - YeatesOpen Championship under 151 Brendan Herridge - Tara2 Ashley VanHandel - Yeates3 Lucy O'Sullivan - Yeates4 Catalina Gillies - NPIDA5 Taylor Mauer - SionnaineOpen Championship under 171 Gabrielle Corrigan - Penk O'Donnell2 Hayley McLennan - Penk O'Donnell3 Camille Gix - Tara4 Erica Cocco - Penk O'Donnell5 Victoria White - YeatesOpen Championship 17 & Over1 Kayleigh Jeffers - Penk O'Donnell2 Julia Gats - Tara3 Christina White - Yeates4 Meaghan Feeback - Yeates5 Mikayla Gray Hubbard - Penk O'DonnellAdult Beginner WinnersReel Linda Wordeman - SRSLight Jig, Single Jig, Hornpipe, St. Patrick's Day Michael Wagenbach - SRSSlip Jig, Treble Jig Lynn Gear - Comerford OlympiaAdult Novice/Prizewinner WinnersReel Karen Bramwell - Comerford OlympiaLight Jig, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig Joanna Flores - YeatesHornpipe, St. Patrick's Day Karin Williams - Celtic GoldFor more Feis Follow-Ups from all across North America, subscribe to Feis America, North America's favorite Irish dancing magazine!
<p>Still Fiddlin' Away<p>Music - By Ian Worpole <p>From his days with The Bothy Band, some thirty years ago now, to the present, Kevin Burke, who was born in London to Irish parents, has been one of the most widely admired fiddlers on the Irish traditional and contemporary music scene. As an individual performer and as a member of acclaimed bands such as Patrick Street and Celtic Fiddle Festival, Burke, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, continues to delight audiences around the world. I caught up with him at East Durham, New York, Irish Arts week this past July.