Feis Culkin 2015 News!

Feis Culkin 2015

Hello Everyone! Feis Culkin is up and running! This year the feis will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Maryland Soccerplex & Discovery Center in Boyds, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC.

The feis is an indoor event held in the spacious Discovery Center! There is plenty of parking and outdoor space for those ‘non’ Irish dancers, who would like a chance to run before the trip home.

The Syllabus has been published and *REGISTRATION WILL OPEN* on Saturday, September 19. We will post the opening registration times later in the week-it will be early!

*URGENT NOTE*: if you are heading to the Baltimore Feis this Saturday, we urge you to get up early and register your dancer first thing! Feis Culkin has been known to fill up in record time and we don’t want you to miss your opportunity to register. Please don’t miss it!

FeisWeb will be handling the registrations–click here to get to Feisweb.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who attended Feis Culkin.  We’ve got full coverage and results on our social media channels today and will be adding them to this site later this week.

See you next year!

It’s Feis Culkin day!

Good morning from Boyds, Maryland.

Feis Culkin gets underway in about half an hour and we’ll be providing updates throughout the day here on our website and on our social media channels.  Photos, results and more from Feis Culkin will be shared via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and posted on Flickr after the feis.

You can also watch our Twitter feed (in the column to the right) from our homepage.

Best of luck to everyone dancing today!

Safe travels!

Wishing safe travels to all of those hitting the road for Feis Culkin 2014.

As a reminder…. turn your clocks back to standard time tonight when you go to bed.

Doors to the competition site open at 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Figures competitions get underway at 8:30 a.m., followed by championship stages and the Beginner/Adv. Beginner grade levels.

Download the 2014 Feis Culkin Stage Schedule here.

And follow us online or on your phone on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for day-of photos, results and more.

Photography at Feis Culkin

Feis Culkin 2013

A reminder to all feis-goers that per the Feis Culkin and standard Irish dance competition rules, photography or video recording of a dancer competing is prohibited except in the beginner and advanced beginner categories unless specifically authorized by the feis committee. This includes the use of cameras on phones.

At Feis Culkin 2014, two photographers have been authorized to take pictures:  the official Feis Culkin photographer and the Washington Post.

The Washington Post will have a reporter and photographer on site at the feis.   They have received permission from the feis committee to interview and photograph dancers during the feis. The photographer will be asking for names and contact information for individuals photographed.  If the Post uses images of a dancer in their article, scheduled for publishing on November 30, the parents of those dancers under the age of 18 will be contacted for permission.

Official photos from Feis Culkin will be shared via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and posted on Flickr.

Stage schedule and competition information

Select a link below to download the Feis Culkin stage schedule and list of split/combined competitions:

Please be sure to check the list of combined and split competitions as you look at the stage schedule. Thirteen grade level dances have been combined and seven have been split.

It is possible that smaller championship competitions will run concurrently to allow dancers time to rest/change shoes between rounds. Also, the younger championship competitions – up to and including U15 – should expect to dance 3 at a time in hard shoe competitions, as is the practice at major competitions.

Please check back for any further updates before Sunday!

Updates on Feis Culkin

UPDATED – 10/29:

….it’s almost ready….

As of Wednesday night, the stage schedule for Feis Culkin is undergoing its final review by the feis committee. As soon as it’s approved, we will be posting it here on the website.

Stay tuned….

A few more updates for you as we await the final Feis Culkin schedule:

  • Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Remember that Feis Culkin falls on Daylight Saving day…turn your clocks back when you go to sleep Saturday night so you don’t show up too early!
  • Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for “live from the feis” updates on Sunday.

Feis Culkin musicians announced

The following musicians will be playing for dancers at Feis Culkin 2014:

  • Mark Arrington
  • Oliver Browne
  • Joe Dezarn
  • Sandy Jones
  • Brigid Robine
  • Nick Shizas
  • Richard Moore

Keep an eye on this website and on our social media pages for additional updates in the coming days.

Daylight Saving: Ends on Feis Culkin day

A big note for all attendees of Feis Culkin: Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2.  That’s Feis Culkin day.

So remember to “fall back” and take that hour to pack your bags and make sure your feis gear is ready to go.  Feis Culkin begins at 8:30 a.m. — don’t be late, but don’t get there TOO early because the clocks changed.