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Féile Houston 2018


39th Annual Féile Houston

With GRADE EXAMS  1-12

Friday Nov. 9th through Sunday, Nov. 11th

Registration will be through iFeis!

Marriott Houston Westchase

2900 Briar Park Dr., Houston, TX, 77042,

(Near Beltway 8 West and Westheimer Rd)

Minutes from The Galleria and Memorial City Malls

Ready to book your room? Book it here for the rate of $99.00/night!

Grade Exams

This year we are offering grades 1-12 on Sunday, November 11th!

Register for 1-10 by October 8th on iFeis​

(Registration will open soon!)

Register for 11-12 by  September 7th on iFeis​

(Registration will also require applications linked below)

Grade 11 Application      Grade 12 Application

Send filled applications and scanned certificates for all previous grade exams prior to grades 11-12 to maddie.hane@gmail.com before September 7th if you plan on registering for the final 2 grades.

Céilí and Party Saturday Night!


Takes Place 8pm - 12am

Come and enjoy dancing, step-abouts, and Ceilí dances. Don't worry we will teach you the Céilí!


Competitors Free with number card

$5 for non-competitors

Blindman's Treble Reel (judge is blind to dancers only judges by sound)


Costume Contest 9:00 pm


Don't forget the annual Costume Contest! Dress to impress!


Friday Night Events: 7:30 PM

Music, Musical Group, Vocal, Spoken Word


Saturday Daytime Events: Start time 8 AM

Soda Bread & Irish Baking noon (entries must be in by 10:00 am)

Art (entries must be in by 10:00am)


Dance Competitions

Beginner/Advanced Beginner, Novice/Prizewinner, Figures.               Championship competition will start after Figures are finished.

Special Prizewinner/Preliminary Championship Non-traditional       set competition (great pre Oireachtas practice!!)

Sashes awarded to top 3 places in Preliminary and Open                       Championship competitions.


Ceili & Saturday Night Party! 8 PM


Sunday: Grade Exams

Grade exams through Grade 12 will be offered at Féile Houston 2018.

Registration for the exams will be through iFeis

Feis Hotel


Marriott Houston Westchase

2900 Briar Park Dr., Houston, TX, 77042


You can book your room here for $99.00/night!

Book by November 1st 2018!

Feis Adjudicators and Musicians


Feis Musicians

(Subject to Change)

Sean Warren

Claire Shirey


Feis Adjudicators

(Subject to Change)

Maire Clerkin A.D.C.R.G. - CA

Tara Doherty A.D.C.R.G. - N. Ire

Kathleen O'Keefe A.D.C.R.G. - NY

Mary Lou Schade S.D.C.R.G. - NY

Jeannie Thornton A.D.C.R.G. -CA

Grade Examiner

Mary Lou Schade S.D.C.R.G. - CA

Music Adjudicators



Art Adjudicators



Baking Adjudicator



Fabrince Callahans: Irish Goods and Irish Dancing Gear

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Irish Peach Imports: Irish Goods and Irish Dancing Gear

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McHarp Crosses: Artisan Crosses and Gifts.

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Water Colors by Olivia Howlett: Fine Watercolor Canvases and Other Art

Syllabus and Schedule
Below are links to the Syllabus and Feis Schedule