Day 13 of 17 days of Irish!
Pronounced “fesh” a feis is a festival of Gaelic arts. For an Irish dancer, it’s a dance competition where they get a chance to perfect specific steps of their dances to be judged – there’s a lot more to is than that, if you’re interested – here is the WIKI page on it.
Miss A attended her first feis last year, and to help soothe her nerves (not that the girl gets a great deal of stage fright), I let one of her best friends accompany her:
It was interesting to walk around and see all the various competition areas set up – there was dancing and music going on all over the place!
I loved the fact that many families brought items to sell – from brand new class costumes and wigs and hair accessories to gently used dresses and SHOES! (I got a great deal on her current pair of Ghillies). It was a great place to look for bargains on all the stuff a dancer needs. All they needed was someone selling stuff for Miss A’s American Girl doll.
Actually, there are quite a few Irish costumes for AG dolls – we’ll cover that as part of day 14, which is full of ideas for the little people in your home!