Feis Information

28th Annual Governor Thomas Dongan Feis
Date: Saturday July 15, 2017
Location: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY

Pertinent Day-of Information

  • Admission for non-dancers is $10 per adult over 12
  • Gates open at 8 am
  • Dancing will begin promptly at 9 am.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in competition rooms – there is an area with tables where you can sit and eat. Food/drink will also be available for purchase
  • There is plenty of seating in all the dancing rooms, so no chairs please!
  • Preliminary and Open championship begin with softshoe rounds
  • Competitors may pick up their number cards on site or print them at home
  • Parking
    • Visitors entering the Visitors Lot (V-Lot) are required to show a photo identification and their vehicle is subject to a search.
    • Please be advised there will be a $5 parking fee.
    • Complete visitor parking information for the Plaza area is available from http://www.ogs.state.ny.us the agency that operates these lots.
    • Directions can be found under the “Directions” tab.
  • Per the rules from the Irish Dancing Commision: Any form of unauthorized photography which has the capability to capture a dancer’s image whilst in motion, using electronic or manual means (i.e. mobile phone, standard camera, video camcorder, cine recorder, commercial film with or without flash enhancement) is expressly forbidden.

Judges
Sheila Stevens, CT
Cathy Spencer Revis, NY
Sean Flynn, NY
Michael Meehan, IRE
Marcus Maloney, IRE
Lisa Chaplin McAllister, MA
Irene Horgan, CT
Eileen McDonagh Morr, NY
John O’Keefe, CT
Siobhan Moore, NY

Musicians
Karen Early Conway, TCRG, NJ
Andrew Furlong, NY
Billy Furlong, NY
Linda Rutherford, NY
Kevin Forde, TCRG, NJ
Niall Mulligan, NY
Tony Rutherford, NY