The interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 'Riverdance' wows the audience.
- Title Eurovision Song Contest and Riverdance
- 1st Broadcast 30/04/1994
- Clip Duration 00:01:22
- Material Type Video
- Clip title Riverdance Unveiled
- Extended description
In 1994, Paul Harrington and Paul McGettigan won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with 'Rock and Roll Kids'. However, it was the seven-minute interval act 'Riverdance' that stole the show.
'Riverdance', with music and lyrics written by Bill Whelan, mixed traditional and modern music, choral singing and Irish dancing, and presented them in a totally new way. Over 300 million European viewers were watching and from this interval act came 'Riverdance' the show.
In February 1995, the world premiere of 'Riverdance' the show was held at the Point Theatre, Dublin.'Riverdance' went on to become an international commercial success around the world.
Riverdance was first performed during the 7-minute interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre, Dublin on 30 April 1994.This performance featured 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 is produced and directed by husband and wife team John McColgan and Moya Doherty.
- Local keywords RTE, Broadcasting, Eurovision Song Contest, Riverdance, 1990s, Bill Whelan, Michael Flatley,
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1994
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier DLX/00732
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Stereo
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
Broadcast - 30/04/1994
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