What is a Feis?
The Gaelic word "feis" (pronounced fesh) translates in English to "an assembly". Traditionally a feis was a festival involving a culmination of cultural arts. Today at a feis we focus primarily on the dancing, but there are still categories for baking, music, needlepoint, art, Irish language, and song. Dancers from many different schools come together and dance to live music. They receive comments from a certified adjudicator on how to improve their dancing, and perhaps even win a medal! It's a great way to promote the culture, showcase talent, and reward the children for their hard work.