2022 Music Competitions



The Rose & Shamrock competition has historically been one of the largest music competitions on the East Coast and last year we expanded to online competitions to accommodate COVID restrictions.  Due to the overwhelming success of holding a virtual competition, in 2022 we will be holding a hybrid in-person/ virtual competition.

2022 Judge - Lexie Boatright














Lexie Boatright is an award winning multi-instrumentalist specializing on the concertina, harp, and fiddle. She has taught and performed across the US at many top festivals including the Catskills Irish Arts Week, O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, and CCÉ MAD Week and travels to adjudicate Fleadhanna and other music competitions. Lexie is the Executive Director of the Baltimore-Washington Academy of Irish Culture.




Previous judges:

  • Dan Foster

  • Cushla Srour

  • Patrick Mangan


  • In-Person competitions will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Limerock Room at the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Conference Center.

  • Virtual competitors MUST turn in videos by midnight on Sunday, February 6. See below for guidelines for video recording and submission. 

  • All competitors should play 2 tunes of CONTRASTING rhythms, for example jig, reel, polka, hornpipe, march, etc…  Duets:  Any traditional instruments.  Note:  Both competitors must play melody, no harmony.

  • Competitors may pick up their awards and results at grade awards after 3:45pm. Virtual competitors will be emailed their results and mailed their awards. Results will also be announced on our Facebook page.

  • One musician will be awarded “Most Promising Musician” and be awarded a perpetual plaque.

  • A monetary award will be given to the overall top three placements in the three age categories.

  • Only Traditional Irish music and traditional Irish instruments will be accepted in all competitions.

  • A satisfactory standard is necessary for awarding first or any other prize.

  • Competitors who do not present themselves during competition hours may be disqualified. Every effort will be made to accommodate time conflicts for dancing competitors. Please let music room judges know of any conflicts.



  • Videos must be turned in by midnight Sunday, February 6.

  • Video must be recorded in landscape mode.

  • Audio must be clear.

  • Your entire instrument must be visible.

  • You must have your competitor number visible in the entire video.

  • Create a separate video for each tune.

  • No editing allowed.

  • Videos must be uploaded privately to YouTube. You must have your competition number and competitor number on the title of the video. Send the link of your videos to admin@roseandshamrock.org with your competition number and competitor number on the subject line.

  • The feis reserves the right to refuse any video for any technical or rules reason.

  • Turning in your video means that we have permission to share it on our social media to highlight different placements.

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Sign up!
Even though the feis is at it's cap, you can still sign up for the music competition. Email us at admin@roseandshamrock.org.

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