Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural feiseanna /ˈfɛʃənə/)
An Irish or Scottish festival of music and dancing.
- The feis competitions opened on Saturday and Sunday last with Irish dancing at the Southern Hotel.
- Many of the Easter weekend visitors could be enticed to remain a few additional days, adding to the happy atmosphere provided by followers of the feiseanna.
- But it is sad that in these days of relative prosperity that the traditional Easter feiseanna are in danger of becoming extinct because of a lack of cash.
Irish feis, fess 'meeting, assembly'.
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