Thursday, January 30, 2020

2020 Feis Notes

Doors open at 7:00, comps start promptly at 8:00****THIS IS EARLIER THAN IN PAST YEARS

Stage 1-2-3 for grades and a few other comps will be in the RED theatre. It is behind the RED wall 
Champs are in the  upper lobby stage.
Hard Shoe FIRST Prelim and Champs

2 concessions areas with quite an impressive menu of healthy items. Breakfast and lunch. And don't miss out on our delicious soda bread, it sells fast. We'll be offering lots of breakfast options from bagels and donuts to fruit and yogurt. There will be a lunch special that includes sandwich, chips and a drink. We'll also be providing gluten-free and nut-free snacks as well! CASH ONLY please!

Medals rounds for Open Champs
Sashes for top 5 in Prelim and Open Champs
FeisWeb deluxe tabulation service
Large parking lot right outside PAC, Lot W-1 AND W-2 …No parking in red lined spaces.

Supervised dress shop, $5 per dress. The dress shop closes at 5
Vendors are listed on our blog
Feeling lucky? Be sure to visit our raffle table and get in on our 50/50 Super Bowl Pool.
Elevator (handicap access) to second floor is across from main entrance. Volunteers and PAC staff will show you the way.
Handicap bathroom on the second floor
Campus is monitored by State Police and the speed limit is 30mph.
Judges and musicians list is on our blog

NO FOOD OR DRINKS allowed in the theatres *** WATER ONLY
NO MAKE UP APPLICATION IN THEATRES *** Please us the bathroom for putting on make-up
THERE IS PLENTY OF MIRROR/COUNTER SPACE***and 30 stalls in the women's room
SUNY is a smoke free campus.

Soda bread entries please drop off you entry at the Registration table by 12pm. If you are unable to drop off by then, email us at  to make other arrangements.

Results will be posted on Facebook and announcements during the day will be posted via Twitter @orourkefeis. Be sure to tag us in your pics on Instagram @orourkefeis #orourkefeis2020

Red theatre has a handicapped section, this space is for handicapped only. Those seated in this area who are not handicapped will be asked to relocate. Anyone who does not comply with the rules of our event, the NAFC or with SUNY will be asked to leave the premises.

ATTENTION feis organizers. Please drop off/pick up any perpetuals at our awards area. NOT our entry table.

Please email questions and concerns to

Safe travels and see you all Saturday

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Comps running concurrently

412 and 609 run concurrently

612/613/614/615/616 run concurrently

601/602/603 run concurrently

610/501/502/503 run concurrently

2020 Schedule

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Thank you for all your emails regarding our feis. We have reached our cap.

We cannot open it up to anymore than we have, as we had to eliminate a theater from our contract due to low registration. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Planning, organizing and financing a feis as big as the O'Rourke feis is quite complex and we had to make this decision to ensure a cultural and financial success, which is the goal of every feiseanna.

We look forward to seeing you all at our 10th Annual on February 1st, and hope to be strong enough to see you again in the future.

The schedule will not be posted any earlier than Tuesday, January 28th.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Late fees

Late fees begin 1/19. No entries will be accepted after 1/25.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hotel block

Event Summary:
O'Rourke Irish Dance Foundation Room Block
Start Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
End Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Last Day to Book: Friday, January 24, 2020
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
  • Westchester Marriott for 109 USD - 119 USD per night

Friday, November 22, 2019

2020 Adjudicators and Musicians

Cheryl Scariff, IRE; 
Joseph Manning, MO; 
Megan Hickey, NY; 
Kerry Broderick, Ny; 
John O’Keefe, CT; 
Patricia Gilchrist-Kelso, CAN, 

Patty Morrissey, 
Niall Mulligan, 
Billy Furlong, 
Krista Charles