There is a lot to love about back-to-back feiseanna. I just love the idea of two feis, one weekend, and one location, all wrapped up in a nice neat package. As I was putting together the 2016 schedule for North America, I paid special attention to where the back-to-back feis were being held this year. Without further ado, here’s the list:

  • February 13 & 14, 2016: St. Louis Irish Arts Feis and St. Louis Winter Feis, St. Louis, MO
  • February 13 & 14, 2016: New Mexico State Championships and Feis and Feis an Chroi, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
  • February 20 & 21, 2016: Heart of the Rockies Feis and Rocky Mountain Feis, Longmont, CO
  • May 7 & 8, 2016: Feile Rince Tucson and Arizona Roadrunner Feis, Tucson, AZ
  • May 7 & 8, 2016: Wisconsin Spring Feis and Celtic Spirit Feis, Milwaukee, WI
  • June 11 & 12, 2016: Texas Capital Championships and Live Music Feis, Austin, TX
  • July 9 & 10, 2016: Colorado Irish Festival Feis and Mile High City Feis, Littleton, CO
  • July 16 & 17, 2016: Badger State Feis and Cream City Feis, Milwaukee, WI
  • July 16 & 17, 2016: Tessie Burke Reel Feis and Tessie Burke Jig Feis, Pittsburgh, PA
  • July 23 & 24, 2016: St. Louis an Samhra Feis and O’Faolain Academy Friendship Feis, St. Louis, MO
  • August 13 & 14, 2016: Milwaukee Feis and McMenamin Academy Feis, Milwaukee, WI
  • August 27 & 28, 2016: Missouri State Championships and Greater St. Louis Feis, St. Louis, MO
  • September 3 & 4, 2016: Irish Rose of Texas Feis and Maguire Bayou City Feis, Houston, TX
  • September 3 & 4, 2016: Wisconsin Scottish Feis ad Wisconsin Highland Games and Celtic Fling Feis, Waukesha, WI
  • September 24 & 25, 2016: Minnesota Feis and St. Paul Autumn Feis, St. Paul, MN
  • October 8 & 9, 2016: Florida Suncoast Feis and Tampay Bay Feis, Palm Harbor, FL
  • October 8 & 9, 2016: Chicago Pat Roche Feis and Windy City Feis, Rosemont, IL
  • October 8 & 9, 2016: Portland Feis Saturday and Portland Feis Sunday, Tualatin, OR
  • October 15 & 16, 2016: Celtic Rose Feis and Celtic Cross Feis, Atlanta, GA
  • October 29 & 30, 2016: Halloween Feis and Dubh Agus Ban Feis, McCook, IL
  • November 19 & 20, 2016: Feis ATL and Hotlanta Feis, Atlanta, GA

As a dance parent, I would personally like to encourage more back-to-back feis. Unfortunately, there aren’t any near me, but I love them so much that I may plan to travel farther than normal for these feis, if for no other reason than just to encourage more of them!