Celebrate the Dance

History

The Columbus Feis Through the Years

Honorees

Over the years The Columbus Feis has acknowledged these very special folks who have made an extraordinary contribution to the feis or the Central Ohio Irish Dance community as a whole. They are recognized during the opening ceremonies at the feis, their names are inscribed on the perpetual trophy and they are presented with a piece of Irish crystal.

  • Lori Quinn – 1981
  • James Connolly – 1985
  • John R. Maloney – 1988
  • Larry J. Crawford – 1989
  • James P. Moriarty – 1991
  • Larry McMichael – 1994
  • Jim Kaylor – 1995
  • Pete and Joan Shanahan – 1996
  • John Garrett – 1997
  • George O’Donnel – 1998
  • Erin Feeney – 1999
  • Joe and Betty Regan
  • John Hickey – 2001
  • Jane Schrieck – 2002
  • Ann and Jack Richens – 2003
  • Dick and Maureen Haney – 2004
  • 25th Anniversary – Past Chairpersons and
  • Sandra Puskarcik from The Dublin Irish Festival – 2005
  • Jed Korthals – 2006
  • Peggy Shanahan and Katie Regan – 2007
  • Bill O’Reilly, Bob O’Shaughnessy and Marge Kelly – 2008
  • Suzie McMichael and Barb Crawford – 2009
  • Charlie Hicks – 2010
  • Nora Dorrian – 2011
  • Ann Richens – 2012
  • Tony Nother – 2013
  • John O’Brien – 2014
 Honorees

 

 

 

Ann Richens Memorial Trophy

Competition in honor of the memory of Ann Richens, a legend in the Central Ohio Irish Dance community. Dance-off for 1st and 2nd place winners of Open Championship. Competitors perform a set dance of contrasting tempo to their Championship set. This will take place at the end of the Championship competitions. The competition is judged by 5 judges not on the championship stage.

  • 2012 – Michael Holland of Richens-Timm
  • 2013 – Drew Lovejoy of McGing Dancers
  • 2014 – Michael Fleck of Richens-Timm
  • 2015 – Brandon Asazawa of Leneghan
 Ann Richens Trophy

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