9th February
Riverdance – The Show, the first Irish dance show ever, opens at the Point Theatre, Dublin for a sell-out five-week run, with tickets reaching record sales of over 120,000.

7th April
Video release of Riverdance goes straight to No. 1 in the Irish charts.

8th May
Riverdance performs at the Royal Gala 50th Anniversary of VE Day celebrations at the special invitation of His Royal Highness Prince Charles. The Royal Gala is viewed by an audience of 20 million

5th June
UK video release of Riverdance goes straight to the No. 2 position in the UK charts moving to No. 1 the following week and holding the No. 1 or No. 2 positions for the next seven months, becoming the all-time best-selling music video in the UK.

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