The New International Encyclopædia/Feis-Ceoil
FEIS-CEOIL, fäsh'k’-yōl' (Ir., assembly for music, from feis, assembly, and ceoil, gen. sg. of ccol, music). An Irish musical society founded at Dublin in 1897 for the advancement of music, and for the purpose of giving a stimulus to musical studies in that country. It has an annual session at which prizes aggregating £800 are distributed among the successful competitors. There are competitions for bands, choirs, vocal and instrumental soloists and original compositions. It is specially designed to encourage native talent, and is a very successful institution.