2016 McGough Academy’s 2nd Annual Feis
Yonkers, NY, September 17, 2016
The McGough Academy hosted its 2nd Annual Feis on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY!
The feis was a huge success and we thank everyone who came out to participate!
Champ results and awards photos are available on Twitter @McGoughfeis
A very special Thank You to my Co-Chairs, John McGough and Ciara Sexton who worked tirelessly behind the scenes for months to ensure everyone had a nice day out!
We appreciate the Tough McGough Team of parents, dancers, teachers, Amazing Twin Brothers Kevin Edward and Sean McGough, Fairy Godmothers & Sabo Family and the World’s Best Fiance Carlos Cesar Marrero Prats, who volunteered selflessly to make sure the day was well run!
Our judges and musicians were simply incredible! It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Kerry Broderick, Paula Woodgate, Cathy Spencer Revis, Rose Shade, Joseph Seletski, Niall O’Leary, Maura Gray, Iris Gray, Maggie Ritnour, Pattie Morrissey, Annmarie Acosta Williams, Kathleen Lavin and Niall Mulligan!
Thank You to our wonderful vendors and sponsors for the McGough Feis: Fays Shoes, Head to the World, Feis Head, Dance Bling, Lu La Roe, A Little Luck, Maui Wow and Dippin’ Dots!
To the families and companies who donated to our raffles, we could not appreciate you more!
A special thanks to Riverdance, Rockin’ Road to Dublin, Studio 2 Stage and Rhythm in the Night for generously donating tickets to our school raffle!
Thank you Grace Devlin and Megan Doherty for beautifully singing the USA and Irish National Anthems to kick start our day!
We very much appreciate County Legislator David Tubiolo for kick starting our event last Saturday and generously contributing to the event for promotion of Irish culture in Westchester, NY!
A very special thanks to the Breast Cancer Resarch Foundation for generously supplying supplies and bracelets for our dancers and winners for the charity treble reel.
It was a wonderful surprise to see my grandmother, who is a two time breast cancer survivor, at the feis to witness the gorgeous dancing for the BCRF Foundation!
Lastly, we could not host an event without the 81 participating schools! Thank You to the schools, teachers and dancers, who participated in our McGough Academy Feis and provided a fantastic day of dancing and Irish culture! We look forward to welcoming everyone back next year!
Clann Na Cara
DeNogla – Ardmore
Dunleavy Boyle Connolly
Irish Arts Center NYC
Kerri Smith Academy
Lenahan – NJ
Ni Fhearraigh-O Ceallaigh
Rince Na Sonas
Rince O’ Chroi
Ryan-Kilcoyne – PA/MD
Scoil Rince Luimni
Scoil Rince Saoirse
The Lowry-Farrelly School of Irish Dance
– Meagan McGough, TCRG & Director, McGough Academy, NY & PA