"the original halloween feis"


OCTOBER 27, 2012

The MAX-McCook Facility



The Mullane Healy Godley Academy of Irish Dance will be hosting the annual Halloween Feis, 2012 on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the McCook Athletic and Exposition Center, located in McCook, IL.

The Feis is open for registration and entries will be accepted through October 15, 2012 via http://www.feisworx.com. There is a cap of 800 entries for all First Feis through Open Prizewinner dancers. For Preliminary and Open Championship competitions there is a cap of 300 dancers. In preparation of the Oireachtas 2012 all Preliminary and Open Championship dancers will dance all three rounds and be adjudicated by a total of nine adjudicators, the same adjudicating format employed by the Oireachtas.

In memory of the late Ann Richens, who is sadly missed by so many in our region, we will be hosting the second annual Ann Richen's Memorial Treble Reel Competition at the Halloween Feis. The competition will combine all Feis treble reel competitions into ONE, which will be held during the lunch break, and adjudicated by nine adjudicators. All dancers must wear a Halloween costume in order to partake, and the first place winner will be awarded $500. Please note all treble reel proceeds will be donated in Ann Richen’s name to the American Cancer Society.

The host hotel is the Holiday Inn, Countryside. For the Feis rate of $119.00 please call 708-354-4200 and quote Irish Dance. Reservations open 9/1/2012.

Once again we have employed a very distinguished and varied panel of adjudicators and musicians:

Barbara Blakey - Calgary, Canada
Ann Byrne Gibbons - Galway, Ireland 
Bernadette Chaney Farrell - Dublin, Ireland
Bernadette Downey Lanigan - Meath, Ireland
Marie Connell - Coventry, England
Allison Weber Erickson – Ohio, USA
Russell Beaton - Maryland, USA
Myra Watters - Florida, USA
Kristin Butke – Virginia, USA
Catherine Leneghan – Ohio, USA
Edward Murphy - New York, USA
Philip Owens - Connecticut, USA
Julie Showalter – Illinois, USA
Marie Clerkin – California, USA
Mary Bryan – Ontario, Canada

Brian Joyce - Pennsylvania
Chris McLoughlin - New York
Sandy Jones - Ohio
Nick Shizas - Illinois
Pat Finnegan - Illinois
Teresa Shine - Illinois
Sean Cleland - Illinois
Rebecca Moore – Illinois

We would like to thank our Gold Corporate Sponsors- Clune Construction Company and Heneghan Wrecking.  The MHG Academy and the dancers attending the Feis appreciate the generosity of our sponsors.


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 QUESTIONS: email Gary Healy   or   Mike Mullane