Category Archives: History of Feis

The true and unexpurgated history of Feis as told by Zebadiah and Beauregard.

In the Beginning…

In the beginning the world was without Feis and void; darkness was upon the face of the land and the spirit of An Coimisiún le Rinci Gaelacha (the unpronounceable one) did move over the world. Across the land there was … Continue reading

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The Unexpurgated History of Irish Dance – Journal Entries, February-March 2010

February 2, 2010:  In an attempt to eliminate any conflict of interest resulting from an adjudicator unintentionally judging a competitor  which the adjudicator may be connected with as a result of the “Association Rule for Workshops”, An Coimisiún  Le Rinci … Continue reading

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Why are They Called Poodle Socks?

Years ago, female Irish dancers could not wear black tights with their ghillies and hard shoes as they were considered somewhat seductive. White cotton socks were preferred for their durability, sensibility, and comfort. During the “dust bowl” of the great … Continue reading

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The History of Wigs in Irish Dance

As a commentator on various terpsichorean aspects of Irish culture, one question I’m frequently asked by the uninoculated public is, “What’s with the wigs?” I myself inadvertently blurted out the same question a couple three years back during an awards … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Feis

On the morning of the second day the people of the Feis did arise to the dulcet murmuring of joy and jubilation as they made ready for the Feis which was even nigh upon them. And the dancers did adorn … Continue reading

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Great Moments in Irish Dance #8

The Apparition of Mary before the young lad, Gavin.

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