Riverdance Rocks Ballyfermot
Sunday 21 st August saw a truly extraordinary Riverdance show take place in a Community Centre in Dublin. Dreamt up by Riverdance drummer Ray Fean and spurred on by Senior Executive Producer Julian Erskine, Riverdance cast and crew and staff gave their free time to help the Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre celebrate its 4 th year.
The Dublin Gospel Choir came on board with their big sound and infectious rhythm, Riverdance musicians played their own tunes while dancers flowed with energy and Bill Whelan bopped away in the front row with Dublin’s Lord Mayor and everyone declared the night a great success.
A queue forms outside the Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre
Some of the Riverdance crew – Willie Mannion, Kevin McGing and Brendan McLoughlin
A local Irish Dance group began proceedings with some lively numbers
The Riverdance show opens with Thunderstorm
The Band in full swing (left to right) David Downes, Eoghan O Neill, Des Moore, Ray Fean (in background), John O’Brien, Robert Geraghty, Zoe Conway
Yolanda Gonzales Sobrado and the male troupe follow with Firedance
The Dublin Gospel Choir sang ‘Oh Happy Days’ and ‘Rain Down’
Padraic Moyles and Zara Curtis in Riverdance brought the 1 st half to a very exciting close
Aine Rooney in American Wake
Ian McGlynn and Fiona Wight sing Lift the Wings
Michael Samuels and the Dublin Gospel Choir sing Freedom/Heal Their Hearts
Trading Taps with Scott Porter, Lee Payne and Padraic Moyles
Zoe Conway plays Slow Air and Tunes
Ray Fean gets serious with that bodhran!
Naoise Stuart Kelly leads the Dublin Gospel Choir in Home and the Heartland
Zara Curtis and Padraic Moyles lead the troupe in Heartland
The Riverdance choir and Dublin Gospel Choir sing Let Freedom Ring, written by Bill Whelan for Riverdance On Broadway
A very happy audience on their feet applauding the performers
Riverdance singers Fiona Wight, Mark Fennell, Michael Samuels and Naoise Stuart Kelly and Dublin Gospel Choir Singers with Choir Master Cathal Synnott at RTE Radio studios to help publicise the event on RTE Radio One’s Rattlebag programme