Music for Feiseanna
Dan was introduced to the global world of competitive Irish Dance through his wife, Courtney Jay TCRG after attending a feis for the first time in Ennis, County Clare. As a feis musician, he has a growing reputation in the Irish dance world of North America due to his consistent tempo and stylish fiddle playing of the countless reels, jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes as well as all the Open setdances and ceili dance tunes.
He has regularly been called to play for Irish dance across the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions and has even jetted to Vancouver, BC, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver and beyond to provide his fiddle music.
Dan played alongside Regan Wick and Mairead Early at his second Oireachtas (Regional Championships) for the mid-Atlantic Region in November 2018. He looks forward to seeing you at your next Irish Dance competition, wherever this may be!
Selected feis playing jobs past and future include:~
- The Cairdeas Feis (Friendship Feis) is hosted by the Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy, Vancouver, BC
- The Pikes Peak Feis hosted by Celtic Steps, Denver, CO
- Chesapeake Feis and Maryland Winter Feis as a back-to-back playing job for Coinnigh Rince in Ellicot City, MD
- The Bob Gabor Feis, Syracuse NY after being highly recommended by none other than Jimmy Early himself!
- McCloughlin Feis hosted by McCloughlin School of Irish Dance Suffern, NY
- The 10th Annual Lynn Academy Feis hosted by The Lynn Academy, Stamford, CT
- The Hartford Feis hosted by Irish American Home Society, Glastonbury, CT
- North Haven Feis hosted by CT Irish Festival, New Haven CT
- The O'Rourke Feis hosted by O'Rourke Irish Dance Foundation at SUNY Purchase College Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY
- Chicago Feis hosted by Mullane Godley Irish Dance Academy, Chicago IL
- The 2-day Cape Cod Feis hosted by Greater Boston Irish Dance Teachers Association in Hyannis, MA
- Bracken School Feis hosted by Bracken School of Irish Dance, Byfield, MA
- The Holly Feis hosted by Greater Boston Irish Dance Teachers, Randolph, MA
- Hansen-Keohane Feis hosted by Hansen Keohane School of Irish Dance, Dedham, MA
- Fathers' Day Feis hosted by Greater Boston Irish Dance Teachers, Randolph, MA
- The New England Regional Feis, Saugus, MA
- Harvest Time Feis for The Heavey-Quinn Academy in Burlington, MA