Category Archives: Advice for Distraught Feis Moms

Excused Absence From School For The Oireachtas

Dear ZandB School is back in session (school school, not dance school) and my daughter’s school district is cracking down on “excessive absenteeism” and “unexcused absences”. The school district does however allow excused absences for “Attendance at special events of … Continue reading

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Imaginative Solo Dress Financing

Dear ZandB, At a recent Feis, an adjudicator commented that my daughter’s solo dress might be a “tad short”. The fact that she doesn’t have to bend over to see her bloomers might support his viewpoint. Well I started calling … Continue reading

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Feis-Aid Kit for Feis Moms

Every dancer’s Feis Checklist should contain personalized First-Aid items that he or she may require and let me tell you, I’ve seen some Dancer First-Aid kits with enough supplies to handle virtually every ailment and injury to include performing emergency … Continue reading

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Helping him find his inner Feis Dad – A Father’s Day Commemoration

Dear ZandB I’ve seen lots of posts on wigs, tanning lotions, hard shoes, foot injuries and where to buy used solo dresses. My question is, how do you turn an unsuspecting, run of the mill, adult male who spends the … Continue reading

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The North American Irish Dance Championship Blues

The Feis season is under way and all across North America stages are being built, medals and trophies are being ordered and parents everywhere are being cajoled, coerced and blackmailed by volunteer coordinators to help out. A sense of belonging … Continue reading

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The Number of the Beast

Dear ZandB, I need your help! When I opened my daughter’s registration packet for an upcoming Feis, I was very disturbed by the competition number assigned to her: 666. I didn’t think “that” number was used in Feiseanna. My daughter … Continue reading

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Spell it? I Can’t Even Pronounce It!

Dear Zandb, My daughter will be competing in her first Southern Region Oireachtas this year  and I have one nagging question: How do you pronounce the pesky thing? I gave up pronouncing things like “An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha” years ago … Continue reading

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