Feisbase is an online system to host Irish dancing competition registrations.
It is with some ambivalence that I have decided to cease operation of Feisbase on February 28th. Feisbase was founded some 16 years ago, with great support from many RTME teachers - some of whom have been using the system ever since. Feisbases objective was simple: make online Feis registration easy and from the feedback that I got over all this time, I think it has served that purpose!
Unfortunately times have changed, as we all feel the effects of Covid daily, both in work and private. More than a year has gone by since a Feis was hosted using the platform, which in itself is not without its cost. At the same time, many alternatives to Feisbase have - and shall be - introduced, meaning that with the current feature set, Feisbase has become more and more obsolete. This has also been a deliberate choice on my part, as I have stopped adding new features for many years now.
I therefor think it is time to say goodbye to Feisbase, looking back at a great time that I have shared with all dancers and customers of Feisbase. As some of you may know, there was a time that I did the result management at the feises themselves and I always enjoyed the warm family that is the family of Irish dancing!
For pracitcal purposes there are two things that I will try to arrange:
If you would like to have an export of all you registered dancers in Feisbase for your bookkeeping, please drop me an e-mail and I will make sure you get this!
I will try to find a new host for the Feisbase results archive so that they remain downloadable.
I want to thank all of you who have supported Feisbase during its journey and I hope we will all be able to enjoy dance, music and culture in a safe and healthy way soon!