Helen Gannon, Director of St. Louis Irish Arts Incorporated and Chairperson of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann North America, oversaw the competition on behalf of the North American Feis Commission. Gannon explained that each competitor would play two tunes twice over with an 8-bar introduction. A dancer selected by the feis committee would dance two steps (32 bars), and begin dancing immediately following the 8-bar introduction. The candidate would continue to play until the tune had been completed twice over."
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