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Nassau County Board

of the

Ancient Order of Hibernians

47th Annual Feis and



Nickerson Beach Park

880 Lido Boulevard

Lido Beach, NY  11561

September 15, 2019 – 9:00am

Cead Mile Failte to All

Mike Byrne, Chairman


* Solo Irish Dancing – Amateur and Championship * Irish Music * Adult Dancing * Solo Piping and Drumming * Pipe Bands * Irish Traditional Singing * Irish Soda Bread

Dancing and Bagpipe Competitions conducted under NAFC and EUSPBA Rules


* Massed Pipe Bands * Irish Entertainment * Irish Storytelling and Language * Irish Vendors *

* Children’s Games *

Catholic Mass celebrated @ 11:00am

Piping and Drumming

Competitions are run under rules adopted by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.

Jim Burke, Piping Chairman


Entry Rules

Complete all questions on entry card, including EUSPBA Number.  Checks should be made out to:  Nassau County Feis Committee Corp.  Mail entries, including a stamped self-addressed legal-size envelope to:

Feis Entries

Maureen Caffrey

178 Hawthorn Street

Massapequa Park, NY  11762

Entry Fees

Individual Piping and Drumming

$20.00 per competitor (includes gate entry and 2 competitions.  Additional competitions at $5.00 each.)

Pipe Bands

                $100.00 per band

Bands must submit a roster of COMPETING members.  Special gate passes will be issued for registered band members.

All piping and drumming entries must be postmarked by September 3, 2019.

NO Field Entries will be accepted.

***The Feis Committee reserves the right to cancel any event that does not have sufficient entries.  The number of prizes awarded in any event with less than 4 competitors will be 1 less than the number of participating competitors.***


Individual Piping and Drumming

(will begin at 9:00am)

**The Nassau County Feis Committee reserves the right to limit entries in any event based on available time to complete the event. Any competitor that is disallowed shall be notified no later than 1 week before the event or at the earliest opportunity.**


Amateur Piping

(1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals for each event)

Grade 1

Piobaireachd                                                            301

M/S/R                                                                     302

Hornpipe/Jig                                                           303

Grade 2

Piobaireachd                                                            304

2/4 March                                                                305

S/R                                                                          306

Hornpipe/Jig                                                           307

Grade 3

Piobaireachd                                                            308

2/4 March                                                                309

Strathspey and Reel                                                                310

6/8 March                                                                311

Grade 4

Grade 4 competition will be divided into two groups:

                (A)  17 & Under as of March 1, 2019

                (B)  18 & Over as of March 1, 2019

Please include full birthday on Entry.

*Grade 4 competitors are to enter only one Piobaireachd competition.*

17 & under

Slow March                                                            312

2/4 March                                                                313

6/8 March                                                                314

*Piobaireachd (Ground Only)                                315

*Piobaireachd (Full Tune)                                      316

18 & older

Slow March                                                            317

2/4 March                                                                318

6/8 March                                                                319

*Piobaireachd (Ground Only)                                320

*Piobaireachd (Full Tune)                                      321

Grade 5

March                                                                      322

(2 parts of march music in 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time)

Piobaireachd (Ground Only)                                  323








Amateur Drumming

(1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals for each event)

Grade 1

March/Strathspey/Reel                                            324

Hornpipe/Jig                                                           325

Grade 2

March/Strathspey/Reel                                            326

Hornpipe/Jig                                                           327

Grade 3

2/4 March                                                                328

Strathspey and Reel                                                                329

6/8 March                                                                330

Grade 4

Grade 4 competition will be divided into two groups:

                (A)  17 & Under as of March 1, 2019

                (B)  18 & Over as of March 1, 2019

Please include full birthday on Entry.   Drum stand is permitted.

17 & under

                        March (4 parts, any time signature)        331

18 & older

                        March (4 parts, any time signature)        332

Grade 5

          March                                                                    333

                 (2 parts of march music in 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time)















Patricia E. Doyle Memorial Pipe Bands   Competition #300

  1. The draw for order of play will take place at approximately 11:00am at the Piping Committee Area.

  1. Prizes:

                                First                Second            Third

Grade 3          $600 & trophy          $400                $300

Grade 4         $500 & trophy          $300                $200

Grade 5          $400 & trophy         $200                $150

  1. Pipe Bands traveling from outside the Long Island/New York City area will receive travel expenses based on the radial distance from Lido Beach, NY.

                75-150 miles…………$100

                over 150 miles………$200

  1. All Bands are required to participate in “massed bands”, in proper uniform, in order to receive awards and/or travel expenses.

Entry Form

(Please print neatly)







(Required for Grade IV Piping & Drumming)

Name of Pipe Band:________________________




(Please enter the competition number in the space provided below.)


Piping:                  Grade    __________

Piobaireachd                        __________

March (2/4 or 6/8)               __________

S/R                                         __________

Hornpipe/Jig                         __________

Slow March                          __________


M/S/R                                    __________


Snare Drumming:              __________


Pipe Bands:         Grade    __________



Nickerson Beach Park





To reach Nickerson Beach Park from the North Shore, take Meadowbrook Parkway South to Loop Parkway (Exit M10) to Point Lookout. Turn right onto Lido Boulevard. Nickerson Beach Park is about half-mile on your left-hand side.

From the South Shore, take Southern State Parkway (East) to Meadowbrook Parkway (South) toward Jones Beach. Just before the Jones Beach Toll, go off onto the Loop Parkway (exit M10) toward Point Lookout. Take Loop Parkway all the way to the end. Turn right: Nickerson Beach Park is on the left hand side about ½ a mile away






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