HomeCalendar of EventsBoard of DirectorsLinksContactClub HistoryMid-America Feisana

Book Your Hotel for the Tessie Burke Feis Weekend Now

Hyatt Hotel (click here)

The West Virginia Feis would like to congratulate Sarah Degnan for receiving the Pittsburgh Feis Meritorious Service Award and Anna Mitterer for receiving the Martin McHugh Scholarship Award.  Both young ladies are Open Championship dancers at the Bell School of Irish Dance and are planning careers in health care.  They will both attend four-year colleges following their graduation from North Allegheny Senior High School in June.


West Virginia Feis - March 25, 2023

Bell Feis - March 26, 2023

Tessie Burke Reel Feis - July 22, 2023

Tessie Burke Jig Feis - July 23, 2023

Pittsburgh Feis - September 23, 2023

Pittsburgh Fall Feis - September 24, 2023

Pittsburgh Winter Feis - December 30 and 31, 2023

Dutch Country Feis - Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 in Lancaster PA hosted by the Paloma School of Irish Dance

Registration on FeisWeb

On March 25 2023, the Martin McHugh Scholarship Award will presented.
This scholarship was established in 2006 by Jim Graven as Chairman of the West Virginia Feis.  It is awarded each year to an Irish step dancer from the Pittsburgh Area.  It was created in honor of Martin McHugh, a dedicated father of a step dancer and tireless feis volunteer.  Marty passed away in January 2006 at the age of 47.

One of the earliest known settlements in County Offaly is at Boora Bog which dates to the Mesolithic era. Excavations there provide evidence of a temporary settlement. Stone axes, arrowheads and blades were discovered which date to between 6,800 – 6,000 BCE.

Republic of Ireland 1998-2019

Thursdays 7:30 - 9pm – April 6, 13, 20, 27

After seventy years of disappointing economic performance the Republic became one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The Celtic Tiger started in the mid-1990s and boomed until 2001. It slowed down, only to pick up again in 2003. It slowed again in 2007 with recessions in 2009 and 2013 followed by comparative prosperity. The scandal of bank "bail-outs' saw Irelands debt rating go from AAA status to junk status.  Government brought in austerity budgets to repay debt.

To enroll, email seanmurphy630@gmail.com  Course fee: $90