7 minute interval act is a hit at Eurovision.
Colm Connolly presents highlights from the Eurovision Song Contest held at the Point Theatre in Dublin on 30 April 1994 in this RTÉ News broadcast on the night. Ireland won for the third time in a row with the song 'Rock 'n' Roll Kids' by Brendan Graham, sung by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.
A major hit on the night was the 7-minute interval act 'Riverdance', featuring Irish dancing champions Jean Butler and Michael Flatley, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Celtic choral group Anúna with a score written by Bill Whelan. 'Riverdance' was produced and directed by husband and wife team John McColgan and Moya Doherty, who later turned it into a full-length show that has been touring the world ever since.
A 'Riverdance' dress rehearsal in April 1994 with Jean Butler and Michael Flatley