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Subject: Ridiculous


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DM
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Date Posted: 09:29:25 10/23/18 Tue

I think Voy should change it’s name to the bash board... do you think the Odwyer school intentionally wanted this to happen?? It was their very First Feis and obviously have some things to work out.. it was nice to see a different style Feis rather than being crammed in a highschool Gymnasium with bumpy slippery floor taped right over the gym floor.. look at some of the positives and give them a chance to work on the negatives...

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[> Subject: However, they have been to and worked many others--so saying this was 'all new' doesn't quite cut it.


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just sayin'
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Date Posted: 09:43:37 10/23/18 Tue


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[> [> Subject: Going to a Feis for a couple of hours and putting a Feis on are two totally different things


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Just Sayin
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Date Posted: 09:59:29 10/23/18 Tue


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[> Subject: We arrived at 7:45 and left at 5:30.. I loved the venue and the big space. Besides not hearing the Music, ceili in the middle of the day and the loud practice floor (which I’m sure they will tweak all valid complaints for next year) I liked the feis. Oh and don’t forget they had a bar and the Pats game on which was a plus!!


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Just sayin
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Date Posted: 10:32:26 10/23/18 Tue


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[> Subject: AND THIS IS WHY WE RETIRED FROM ID a lot of DRAMA and $$ for nothing for a future of success yes maybe a few will succed in the future but the sacrifice for many is not worth it!


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AA
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Date Posted: 11:34:04 10/23/18 Tue


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[> [> Subject: You retired but still post on an ID message board to complain about others??


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Date Posted: 07:25:46 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: Was thinking same!


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Move on!
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Date Posted: 11:12:51 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> Subject: If you retired from ID, why are you on here ranting in all caps? Also if youd retired due to drama as you claim, you were probably at a bad school and a transfer might have been a less dire solution.


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old mom
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Date Posted: 07:45:03 10/28/18 Sun


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[> Subject: In response: let's just get it out there: (more inside)


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kim
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Date Posted: 12:12:29 10/23/18 Tue

to the school and the volunteers: thank you for the work you put into this: the SCHEDULE was a problem and you've now addressed it, explained it, owned it and apologized on Social Media...so THANK YOU! I've been to many feis that ran hours behind and never seen an apology and such a commitment to improve! So we'll be going back next year and here's why: Raised wood stages covered in Marley: Safe and convenient Venue: Good food (which you also said you'd have the venue add more staff to serve next year - so thanks!) Sashes and Crystal for champs and second chance, great medals for younger dancers - so many judges that I've never even heard of. Very friendly volunteers trying to solve any and all issues which is my biggest point: I went to a volunteer and said I saw a suspicious man and the woman I told had 2 men at his side escorting him out quietly and notified the policy ASAP who then spoke with me. While that happened my 80 year old mother had an issue and a volunteer got her a bottle of water and sat with her until I got back. That I will never forget and I will be back - and thank you for your efforts! we wish you luck next year! So those of you wanting to tar and feather this TC, I'm sure you'll move on to the next one within the week...

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[> Subject: I agree, while there were some issues, and some easy enough to address next time (additional speakers on stages 3 and 6) we will be back. We too were there from 7:40 through 5:30 and found all of the volunteers very friendly and helpful. They ran the feis differently to try to get dancers different judges. We will be back too. Thanks for another great area feis.


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Date Posted: 12:18:02 10/23/18 Tue


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[> Subject: Not ridiculous


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Lostirish
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Date Posted: 13:10:28 10/23/18 Tue

I’m sorry but if you take people’s time and money the least you can do is put on a decent feis. It doesn’t have to be perfect. No feis is perfect and I’m sure you can complain about all of them but this one was not run well.

People shouldn’t pay so that others can practice running a feis. The school obviously attends other feisanna so they should know if a stage is too small or if one musician for four stages is sufficient.

I find it hard to believe that the organizers can look back and say I hope my son or daughter experiences a feis like this every time he or she competes. People sacrifice a lot so to ignore that because they tried their best just doesn’t cut it.

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[> [> Subject: Just so the people in the back of the room can hear it: "ONE musician for FOUR stages." And they were surprised about negative feedback. Enough said


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Seriously
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Date Posted: 19:39:01 10/23/18 Tue


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[> [> [> Subject: Been to plenty of feisanna with one musician for four stages. Albany comes immediately to mind. Harvest Time just had one for six in the large gym


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Not necessarily a problem
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Date Posted: 04:16:12 10/31/18 Wed


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[> Subject: I don't think they intentionally wanted this to happen, but they had to have a clue with that crazy schedule!


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It's not rocket science, how many feisanna are in the area to based off of?
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Date Posted: 13:11:04 10/23/18 Tue


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[> Subject: I think that everything that went wrong is entirely fixable. Maybe focus on that.


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Peace out
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Date Posted: 15:17:31 10/23/18 Tue


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[> Subject: Trying to be more positive here too! We will probably go again next year. My daughter danced and won beautiful medals. She thought it was great being there all day with her friends too. Volunteers were helpful! I really appreciated their help/schedule table in the stage room. I also appreciated the police and fire presence. Thank you volunteers!


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It wasnt that bad!
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Date Posted: 18:06:08 10/23/18 Tue


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[> Subject: TC has experience staffing other feises, chairing Oireachtas etc. I think people had expectations the feis would be smoother and it’s not like they’re being unforgiving of small kinks. Consumers with many feis choices letting off steam.


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This is all fair IMO
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Date Posted: 03:22:28 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> Subject: Please name the feiseanna this TC has previously run.


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that's pure fiction
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Date Posted: 06:04:03 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: Hansen keohane, oireachtas... Need more?


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smh
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Date Posted: 14:43:39 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> [> [> Subject: No, sorry, I do not believe that the O'Dwyer TC runs the Hansen-Keohane feis.


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ridiculous statement
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Date Posted: 16:05:33 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: The post did not say she RAN the Hansen Keohane feis. It said she had experience STAFFING others. That statement is correct. That is where she was a TC before opening her school. Also she is an adjudicator and has co-chaired the NEO multiple times. I think she believed she has a better scheduling idea than all these established well-run feisanna and it did not work out.


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Not ridiculous
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Date Posted: 06:05:09 10/25/18 Thu


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[> Subject: Schedule was ridiculous


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Date Posted: 13:44:59 10/24/18 Wed

Feedback is feedback. I think the feis committee should learn a lot and hopefully will fix these very significant and avoidable mistakes. The schedule was flawed from the get go and that is basic feis 101. How did they think sharing musicians would work out in such a large venue and for the schedule to run on time? The break in between grades hard shoe and soft shoe was much too long. Many people left causing the comp. numbers to drop. We were one of the crazy families that stayed and were there from 8am until 6:30. That is completely unreasonable. Also as a reminder, we are paying customers here!!! We should be able to provide feedback about the services we paid for. I, too, will give this feis another chance, but they absolutely MUST get it right the next time.

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[> Subject: She’s judged enough to know better!


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Annoyed
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Date Posted: 15:31:28 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> Subject: She’s not a judge - get your facts straight!


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Know better
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Date Posted: 15:33:05 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: Oh yes she is!I've


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Get YOUR facts straight!
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Date Posted: 15:41:32 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Since 2010.FYI


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Eyeroll
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Date Posted: 15:44:57 10/24/18 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: Sad when someone posts a lie and says "get your facts straight". Clearly YOU need to get YOUR facts straight. She is in fact a judge.


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and you signed it "know better"! lol
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Date Posted: 19:21:53 10/26/18 Fri


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Reminds me of some else. Think orange.


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Hahaha
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Date Posted: 04:48:42 10/27/18 Sat


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[> Subject: 1st. feis: Provide feedback in respectful tones, please


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Former Feis Organizer
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Date Posted: 15:50:34 10/24/18 Wed

We ran a feis for 14 years. The first one is always tough. While we read many kind and constructive comments on this board all those years, we also endured some very nasty ones. If you wouldn't say it to the face of the organizer in a nasty way, don't be a coward and say it here that way. There are human beings - yes, with faults - who make mistakes - who have unplanned complications - who didn't think things all the way through - reading these boards. If for no other reason, think of what you're modeling to the kids.

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