The Riverdance troupe, led by Padraic Moyles and Melissa Convery donned their seafaring legs to mark Riverdance’s return to Dublin this June on the tall ship the Jeanie Johnston down at Dublin’s Docklands.
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The Jameson Distillery Visitor Center in Dublin’s Smithfield recently marked its refurbishment and reopening on St Patrick’s Day with a marathon radio broadcast by international radio crews to all corners of the world.
Recent tourists to the Great Wall of China must have been amazed to see a long line of girls and boys dressed in glittering Broadway costumes performing extracts from Riverdance along this ancient wall.
The Riverdance Flying Squad’s latest appearance was in New York this July to perform in Radio City Music Hall, as part of the ‘One World Jam’ Concert, a new initiative by 7-Eleven. It was a particularly exciting event as Colin Dunne made his first appearance with Riverdance since leaving the show in 1998.
Members of the cast of Riverdance-On Broadway were invited to perform at the opening of the United Nations’ exhibit commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster on Thursday, April 26 2001 at the U.N.
Politics and show business are never too far apart. Recently some Shannon cast members have been seen in political company, but as far as we know there are no potential candidates about to be announced, it’s just that some politicians are great at choosing the right entertainment.