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COMPETITOR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN  FEIS COMMISSION MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

1. Age will be determined as of January 1

 

2. ELIGIBILITY

a. Musicians under the age of 21who can play traditional Irish music are eligible to          compete.

b. Musicians who have received compensation to play at a feis are not eligible.

c. Competitors who have previously won a first-place music scholarship ON TWO OCCASSIONS are ineligible to compete in the same age category.

 

3. Competitor must supply their own instrument and metronome and be capable of playingthe melody of tunes specified in the syllabus to the proper metronomic speeds. Competitors must choose to play an instrument from the following list: Button or Piano Accordion, Concertina, Melodian, Piano or Keyboard, Violin, Flute, Tin Whistle, Banjo Uilleann Pipes, or Harp.

 

4. Competitor must report to the assigned stage, ready to compete, when the scholarship competition is announced. Under no circumstances will the competition be delayed because a competitor is not present.

 

5. The prompting or coaching of competitors during the competition is prohibited

 

6. There will be no third places awarded in the music competition

 

 

JAMES BRENNAN SCHOLARSHIP

COMPETITION #625A

15 YEARS AND UNDER 21 YEARS AGE CATEGORY

1st PLACE - $500 Scholarship Award

2nd Place - $250 Scholarship Award*

*2nd Place will only be awarded where there are five or more entries in the competition

 

Competitors must be prepared to play one soft shoe dance (Slip Jig or Reel) and one hard shoe dance (Hornpipe, Treble Jig or Set dance) from the list below

 

Dance Metronomic Speed
Slip Jig (soft shoe) 8 bars intro plus 40 bars  113
Reel (soft shoe) 8 bars intro plus 48 bars 113
Treble Jig (hard shoe) 8 bars intro plus 48 bars 73
Hornpipe (hard shoe) 8 bars intro plus 40 bars 113
Set Dance (hard shoe) St Patrick's Day 84
                                       Blackbird 144
                                       Job of Journeywork 138
                                       Garden of Daisies 138


A dancer selected by the feis committee will begin dancing immediately following the 8-bar introduction

 

 

 

 

Edward Callaghan Scholarship

COMPETITION #625B

15 YEARS AND UNDER 21 YEARS AGE CATEGORY

1st PLACE - $500 Scholarship Award

2nd Place - $250 Scholarship Award*

*2nd Place will only be awarded where there are five or more entries in the competition

Competitors must be prepared to play one soft shoe dance (Slip Jig or Reel) and one hard shoe dance (Hornpipe, Treble Jig) from the list below

Dance Metronomic Speed
Slip Jig (soft shoe) 8 bars intro plus 40 bars  113
Reel (soft shoe) 8 bars intro plus 40 bars 113
Treble Jig (hard shoe) 8 bars intro plus 40 bars 73
Hornpipe (hard shoe) 8 bars intro plus 40 bars 113

A dancer selected by the feis committee will begin dancing immediately following the 8-bar introduction

 

 

 


 

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