Brigid (Feld) Robine was born in New Jersey to an Irish mother. She began Irish step dancing lessons at age 14 and she advanced in her dance career progressed to top 5 regional and top 15 national status, also performing at Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall.
At age 12 Brigid began piano accordion lessons with fleadh champion and Co. Kerry native Denis Galvin. Brigid went on to win her regional fleadh in the piano and piano accordion in the youth division and came back many years later to win the 018 title in the adult division in piano accordion. She has represented the US at the fleadh in Ireland twice.
After retiring from competitive Irish dance at 18, Brigid began playing at local feisanna, eventually traveling regularly all over the US and Canada for over 22 years as a musician for feisanna, festivals, and dance school performances. She retired from this profession in February of 2019 to spend more time with her family.
Brigid received her TCRG (dance teachers certification) and ADCRG (adjudicator certification) through Rince Tuatha Nua, where she also held two board positions. She ran the Kenny Cavanaugh School of Irish dance in Northeast Pennsylvania for 7 years until she moved to western Kentucky in June 2019. She had success with two national championships, two Mid Atlantic championships, and many top five New England, national, and Mid Atlantic titles and two national team titles. She also ran her own feisanna during her tenure as a dance instructor. Brigid brings a lifetime of knowledge as a parent, a dancer, a teacher, an adjudicator, and a musician to the subject of playing Irish music for step dancers, and with there being an increasing shortage of feis musicians, she hopes to instruct and pass on her knowledge to those who are interested in playing for feisanna.