July 15, 2009
Name: Brioni Gallagher
At what age did you start singing?
Since I can remember!
When and what made you decide you wanted to be in Riverdance?
I always wanted a career in music and when I finished college I decided to send a CD to Riverdance just in case there were some auditions coming up. Fortunately there was and the rest is history! I have always loved the music in Riverdance and thought it would be a fantastic show to be part of.
Where did you audition for Riverdance & what was that like?
I auditioned in Walton´s School of Music in Dublin and I was very nervous. But I was put at ease and actually ended up enjoying it.
How did you feel when you heard you had got into the show?
Delighted! I really wanted the part and just couldn´t wait to get started.
What is your favourite part of the show?
Well I´m going to be bias and pick a scene that I´m in which is Cloudsong at the beginning of Riverdance. As a singer you´re quite exposed on your own for those few minutes which is exciting and its just a beautiful melody. The music and choreography in Countess Cathleen and Firedance are stunning too.
Best Riverdance moment?
Performing in Mao-Li Arena in Taiwan. It was the biggest venue I had ever performed in. After that performance I knew I was completely hooked.
What´s the question you´re asked the most when people find out you perform with Riverdance?
They usually presume that I´m a dancer and ask me do my legs get tired!
What are you listening to on your iPod at the moment?
Raphael Saadiq, Bat for Lashes and The Kills.
Interview with Riverdance Lead Melissa Convery
Riverdance Flying Squad Gig in China