The New Haven Feis at the Connecticut Irish Festival
This year the National Anthems will be sung by: TBD
This is an old fashion outdoor Feis where the dancers compete on stages under opened tents. The Irish dancers will compete in light jig, reel and slip jig dance competitions wearing their soft shoes (called Gillies) as well as in hard shoe competitions dancing a treble jig, hornpipe and/or traditional set.
Competitors come from all over Connecticut as well as NY, NJ, MA, MD, RI, PA, NH, VT, ME, and VA. There has been competitors from as far as California and Alaska and repeatedly every year from Quebec and Ontario, Canada.
The cultural building at the festival will feature Irish soda bread competitions.
There are 3 different Irish Soda Bread competitions: Brown, Raisin and Fancy Bread. If interested in entering in the Irish bread competition please bring your bread to the cultural building by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the Feis. No registration is required. Your bread is your entry fee.
Please click on the Feis syllabus below for details on how to register for competitions.