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Nassau County Board
Ancient Order of Hibernians
44th Annual Feis & Festival

Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Nickerson Beach
880 Lido Blvd
Lido Beach, NY 11561
9AM – 6PM

Competitions
Solo Irish Dancing – Amateur and Championship
Bagpiping – Band & Solo Bagpiping and Drumming
Irish Music & Traditional Singing Irish Art Irish Soda Bread

Attractions
Massed Pipe Bands
Irish Entertainment
Irish Vendors
Mass celebrated at 11:00 AM

Member of the North American Feis Commission
Patricia Watkins, President
Sanctioned by AN CIOMISIUN, DUBLIN IRELAND

Dancing Adjudicators
(subject to change, see feis website for updates)
Kerry Broderick – NY  – John Cunniffe – MA
Rosemarie Schade Cromie – Sean Flynn – NY
Rose Kenny – MA – Breda O’Brien – MA
John O’Keefe – MA  – Helaine Sander – NY -Linda Sanfillipo – NY

2016 N.A.F.C. Championships
Held jointly January 16th, 2016
Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, Arizona
Minor
George Sweetnam Perpetual Trophy
Maggie Webber, Mulvihill-Lynch School

Junior
Robert Gabor Perpetual Trophy
Saoirse DeBoy, Teelin School

Senior
Gerry Campbell Perpetual Belt
Melanie Valdes, Doherty-Petri School

NAFC Under 15 Music Scholarship
Catskill Mt Feis August 6th 2016

NAFC 15 & Over Music Scholarship
Montreal Feis – May 21st 2016

Feis Website:
www.nassauaohfeis.com

The Nassau AOH Feis is registered, sanctioned and will be governed by the rules of:

An Coimisiun (www.clrg.ie), the North American Feis Commission (www.northamericanfeiscommission.org), and

IDTANA Mid-Atlantic Region (www.mid-atlanticregion.com ).

Please refer to the applicable websites for rules governing the Feis.

 

The Feis Committee, Nassau County AOH, Hofstra University or any other organizations affiliated with same will not be held responsible for personal injury, property loss or damage.  Destruction of Feis, School or rental property will be punishable by law.

Dancing will begin promptly at 9AM

Dancing entry inquiries may be directed to: laoh17@optonline.net

ENTRY FEES: Solos: $8.00 per dance, Preliminary Championship: $30.00; Open Championships: $32.00.  Family maximum of $80.00.

If you choose to compete as an adult, you may not compete in any ‘& over’ categories

 

Entries via postal mail

 

Competitors must answer all questions as required by the Feis Entry committee, and enclose the entry fee when mailing.  Failure to do so will result in a rejected entry. Entrants must list all information on a 3×5” index card.  Include the following:

  • Competitor’s name, Parent or Guardian name, address, phone number, competitor’s date of birth and age as of 1/1/2016, school name, teacher’s name, competition number(s) and, optionally, email address.
  • Preliminary Championships must include choice of dance: reel/jig, reel/hornpipe, slip jig/jig or slip jig/hornpipe.
  • Open Championships must include choice of hard shoe dance, soft shoe dance and set dance & tempo. Under 9 Girls and Boys Open Championships must include choice of hard shoe dance, soft shoe dance and traditional set of their choosing.
  • Entries will be limited to the first 800 valid entries.
  • Competitor Number cards will not be mailed. They will be available the morning of the Feis beginning at 8:15AM.
  • Entries postmarked after September 8th, 2016  must include a late fee of $10.00.
  • Entries postmarked after September 11th, 2016 will not be accepted.
  • Make checks payable to: O.H. Feis Committee Corp. Entry forms should be mailed to:

Nassau County A.O.H. Feis Committee Corp

  1. O. Box 185

Island Park NY  11558

Entries via  eFEIS 

 

  • Entries will be accepted on efeis.com through September 13th, 2016
  • Entries created OR paid after September 9th, 2016 will be charged a late fee of $10.
  • “MAIL PAYMENT” Option entries must remit payment postmarked no later than September 11th, 2015
  • All entries as of September 12th, 2016 must use the “PAY ONLINE” method of payment.

Competitor names for entries received after the print deadline (on or about Sept 4th) will not appear in the Feis Journal.

DANCING COMPETITIONS

 

BEGINNER: A competitor who has not taken a full year of Irish Dance lessons, thereby giving beginners a full year with such status.  A Beginner must move into Advanced Beginner the following year.  No solo dress costumes permitted; dancer must compete in a school costume or skirt & blouse.

Reel tempo: 118;  Slip Jig tempo: 118

BOYS/GIRLS

REEL LIGHT JIG SLIP JIG

Under 5

1 2 3
Under 6 4 5 6
Under 7 7 8 9
Under 8 10 11 12
Under 9 13 14 15
Under 10 16 17 18
Under 11 19 20 21
Under 12 22 23 24
Under 13 25 26 27
Under 14 28 29 30
Under 15 31 32 33
15 & Over 34 35 36

 

ADVANCED BEGINNER: Dancers who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in Advanced Beginner will advance to the Novice category in that particular dance on January 1st of the following year. No solo dress costumes permitted; dancer must compete is a school costume or skirt & blouse. Treble Jig  tempo: 92; Hornpipe tempo: 138

Reel tempo: 118;  Slip Jig tempo: 118

 BOYS/GIRLS

REEL LIGHT JIG SLIP JIG TREBLE JIG  HORNPIPE 
Under 6 101 102 103 104 105
Under 7 106 107 108 109 110
Under 8 111 112 113 114 115
Under 9 116 117 118 119 120
Under 10 121 122 123 124 125
Under 11 126 127 128 129 130
Under 12 131 132 133 134 135
Under 13 136 137 138 139 140
Under 14 141 142 143 144 145
Under 15 146 147 148 149 150
15 & Over 151 152 153 154 155

 

NOVICE:  Open to dancers who have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in Advanced Beginner grade.  A Novice who wins 1st place will advance to the Open (Prizewinner) grade in that particular dance the next year. Treble Jig tempo: 92 or 73; Hornpipe tempo: 138 or 113

BOYS/GIRLS

REEL LIGHT JIG SLIP JIG TREBLE JIG  HORNPIPE 
Under 7 201 202 203 204 205
Under 8 206 207 208 209 210
Under 9 211 212 213 214 215
Under 10 216 217 218 219 220
Under 11 221 222 223 224 225
Under 12 226 227 228 229 230
Under 13 231 232 233 234 235
Under 14 236 237 238 239 240
Under 15 241 242 243 244 245
15 & Over 246 247 248 249 250

 

 

OPEN (PRIZEWINNER):  A competitor who does not qualify as a Beginner, Advanced Beginner or as a Novice.

Treble Jig tempo: 73 or 92; Hornpipe tempo: 138 or 113

BOYS/GIRLS

REEL SLIP JIG TREBLE JIG HORNPIPE
Under 8 301 302 303 304
Under 9 305 306 307 308
Under 10 309 310 311 312
Under 11 313 314 315 316
Under 12 317 318 319 320
Under 13 321 322 323 324
Under 14 325 326 327 328
Under 15 329 330 331 332
15 & Over 333 334 335 336
PRELIMINARY CHAMPIONSHIP

**New Mid-Atlantic Regional Rule**- A dancer who wins three First Place awards in Preliminary in one calendar year will move on to Open Championship the following year, or as soon as the third win is achieved, in any age category, in the following year.

 

A dancer is required to perform a light shoe dance (reel or slip jig) and a hard shoe dance (jig or hornpipe).  Dance choices are:

  • Reel and Jig
  • Reel and Hornpipe
  • Slip Jig and Jig
  • Slip Jig and Hornpipe

 

CHOICE OF DANCES MUST BE SPECIFIED ON ENTRY CARD.

Reel and Jig – 48 bars of music; Slip Jig and Hornpipe – 40 bars of music.  All age groups dance two at a time.

Under 8 401 Under 13 406
Under 9 402 Under 14 407
Under 10 403 Under 15 408
Under 11 404 Under 16 409
Under 12 405 16 & Over 410

 

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

3 ROUNDS.  Under 9 Girls and Boys must include choice of hard shoe dance, soft shoe dance and traditional set of their choosing.  All other age groups are required to perform a hard shoe dance, a soft shoe dance, and a set dance of choice.

HARD SHOE WILL BE DANCED FIRST.   Dance choices are:

  • Reel and Jig
  • Reel and Hornpipe
  • Slip Jig and Jig
  • Slip Jig and Hornpipe

CHOICE OF DANCES MUST BE SPECIFIED ON ENTRY CARD.

GIRLS BOYS
Under 9 501 Under 9 507
Under 11 502 Under 11 508
Under 13 503 Under 13 509
Under 15 504 Under 15 510
Under 17 505 Under 17 511
Under 19 506 Under 19 512
19 & Over 515 19 & Over 516

                                                                       

EDWARD P. CALLAGHAN PERPETUAL CUP
NASSAU COUNTY A.O.H. CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Open to competitors who place FIRST in competitions 501 through 512.  Competitors must dance a set piece in contrasting tempo to the one performed in the qualifying competition.

 

 

ADULT SOLO: An adult beginner is a competitor who never took Irish dancing lessons as a juvenile and is over 18 years of age.  Treble Jig tempo: 92;  Hornpipe tempo: 138

If you choose to compete as an adult, you may not compete in any ‘& over’ categories

ADULT REEL JIG SLIP JIG HORNPIPE

BEGINNER

 450 451 452 453
NOVICE  454 455 456 457
ADVANCED 458 459 460 461
SPECIAL DANCING EVENTS
Special Child 470
Parent & Child (2, 3 or 4 hand 471

 

 

MUSIC COMPETITIONS

 

ENTRY FEE: $7.00

 

INSTRUMENTS

BEGINNER: Playing 2 years or less.  One tune of your choice.

  TIN WHISTLE FIDDLE ACCORDIAN MISC.
Under 10 601 602 603 604
Under 15 605 606 607 608
15 & Over 609 610 611 612

ADVANCED: Playing more than 2 years. Two tunes of your choice

  TIN WHISTLE FIDDLE ACCORDIAN MISC.
Under 10 650 651 652 653
Under 15 654 655 656 657
15 & Over 658 659 660 661
TRADITIONAL SINGING

Entrants will sing their choice of popular Irish song in the traditional style (no accompaniment).  Come let us hear your voice.

Boys & Girls Under 14 701
Boys & Girls Under 18 702
Ladies 18 & Over 703
Gentlemen 18 & Over 704

IRISH ART

 

NO ENTRY FEE

 

Do not mail artwork entries.  Artwork to be entered must be on display before noon on the day of the Feis.  No more than two artworks per competitor.  Competitor’s name and address must appear on the back of each piece.  All entries must be mounted but not framed.  Artwork must be collected after 5:00 PM on the day of Feis.

Under 9 Irish Scene in Watercolor or Crayon 801
9 to 11 yrs Irish Scene in Any Medium 802
12 to 14 yrs Irish Scene in Any Medium 803
15 to 18 yrs Irish Famine Scene in Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor 804
Over 18 yrs Irish Scene in Any Medium 805
Under 11 Celtic Design in Black & White 806
11 to 15 yrs Celtic Design in Color 807
Over 15 yrs Original Celtic Design in Color 808

IRISH SODA BREAD

 

Bread must be submitted to the Baking Competition Chairperson between 11 AM and noon on the day of the Feis.  Awards will be given for the top three breads in each competition.  Entries will be judged on the basis of looks, texture and taste.  Entry for this event is the donation of the Irish Soda Bread, which will become property of the Feis Committee.

 

WHITE BREAD 901
BROWN BREAD 902

IRISH LANGUAGE EVENT

In Memory of Joseph P. Halligan

Join us in our outdoor “chat room” at the Feis.  Practice your Irish Gaelic with other participants, trying to use as much Irish as you have or can remember.

This is not restricted to “speakers” only, but to interested listeners as well.  Get the feel for our spoken heritage.  The event will start at 2 pm and will go on through the afternoon.

BAGPIPE, DRUMMING and PIPE BANDS

For information on Pipe Band and Solo Bagpiping and Drumming competitions, visit our web site at :www.nassauaohfeis.com