Riverdance Blog

Riverdance performing on the stage.
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January 16, 2012on

Photos NYE Dublin

NYE Dublin is Dublin’s first official New Year’s festival. This inaugural event was celebrated over the course of 3 days from 30 December 2011 to 1 January 2012 in Dublin’s City Centre. Headliners included the iconic Riverdance, newcomer Bressie, renowned singers Paul Brady and Damien Dempsey and The Coronas.

Here are some photos from the event!

Pictured are concert hosts Aidan Power and Michele McGrath with members of the Riverdance troupe

Pictured are concert hosts Aidan Power and Michele McGrath with members of the Riverdance troupe

Pictured is Zoe Browne from Bui Blog Productions and members of the Riverdance troupe

Pictured is Bressie with members of the Riverdance troupe

Riverdance performing on the stage

Riverdance was first performed during the 7-minute interval of the Eurovision Song Contest on 30 April 1994.

It received a standing ovation. Later that year, the BBC commissioned a repeat performance of the act for the 1994 Royal Variety Show, when it was introduced on stage by Sir Terry Wogan. At Congratulations : 50 Years of Eurovision,  it was named as one of the most popular interval acts in the history of the contest.

Almost two decades later and Riverdance has grown from strength to strength. Now one of Ireland’s most internationally renowned acts , Riverdance has promoted our green isle with their traditional style of dance adapted to a new modern audience.  Bill Whelan’s Riverdance has become a global success, reaching homes and stadia from New York to Beijing and Paris to Australia.

4 comments
melissa olson
January 31, 2012

Riverdance is the most amazing show I’ve ever seen. It has the ability to bring grown men to tears, and children stare in astonishment. I will always cherish the show, and I’ve seen it in neighboring states and will continue to do so. Keep up the good work!

Eleshia
February 6, 2012

Its was fantastic night and a terrific programme of events. I had a wonderful evening and night the last time and look forward to the same again. Congratulations and well done.

Joselin John
January 23, 2013

I was there in Dublin city on NYE and enjoyed the NYE Dublin Concert, featuring Imelda May and Bell X1. Super liked the concert and the Italian dishes in Toscana restaurant, we went for dinner party Loved this NYE and still in mood.

Joselin John
January 23, 2013

Forgot to mention, I liked the Riverdance too much. Superb activity and congrats for the successful show

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