Meaning of feis in English:


Pronunciation /fɛʃ/

nounplural noun 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.’
    • ‘They don't even have to pay for uniforms and transport is provided for all classes and feiseanna.’
    • ‘Plaques were given to dancers who gained most points at feiseanna during the year.’


Irish feis, fess ‘meeting, assembly’.