We would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to all who participated in Riverdance - The Gathering the Longest Line. The world record of 652 dancers held by Nashville, Tennessee was smashed by 1,693 dancers from 44 countries on the banks of the River Liffey on Sunday, 21st July. Take a look...
Celebrate Riverdance – The Gathering in Dublin this July
Riverdance - On Screen, Merrion Square Dublin
On Saturday 20 July, in the intimate setting of one of Dublin’s finest Georgian squares, Dublin City will come to life for a very special one-off open-air concert. Gates open at 7pm for this two-part outdoor event kicking off at 8pm with performances from Brian Kennedy (soloist of Riverdance on Broadway) and his band. At 9:15pm the sounds of a live orchestra accompanying a screening of highlights from the 19-year history of Riverdance will echo through the streets of Dublin. Special guest appearances will include singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy performing to the original inspirational score as well as the cream of Irish musicians, and Riverdance’s original leading lady, Jean Butler.
Riverdance – The Longest Line Record Breaking Attempt
Join us on Sunday 21st July where over 2000 people from near and far will gather along the banks of The River Liffey with the stars of Riverdance in this exciting event between Sean O'Casey Bridge and Beckett Bridge. Be there to witness Riverdance – The Gathering, breaking the current world record for Riverdance The Longest Line held by Nashville, Tennessee, USA, bringing it home to Dublin. Feet will be tapping, the music will be pumping, and crowds will be cheering, all to the sound of Riverdance. Due to overwhelming demand, registration to participate in the Longest Line is now closed but why not come down to see this fantastic event between the Beckett and O’Casey bridges from 11.45am.
Adding to the excitement of the world record attempt, Riverdance - The Gathering in partnership with the Dublin Port Company will host a spectacular water display from 11am - 3pm. Thundercat Displays, River Monsters, Dragon Boats as well as Shanty Singers will bring the river to life throughout the day. So even if you're not participating in the world record attempt, be sure to come to the banks of the Liffey to be part of the full programme of events
and witness this once in a lifetime record breaking event.
Riverdance at the Park & The Gathering Céilí
On Saturday 20 July between 2pm and 4:30pm, Riverdance will take over Merrion Square West in Dublin for a free fun-filled day of music and dance. Street will become stage for anyone who wants to kick up their dancing legs and get their feet tapping. A final practice session for the Longest Line Record Attempt will commence at 2pm followed by a super-sized street céilí led by professional Riverdance dancers and musicians jumping into action at 3pm. Get practising and get out there! Meanwhile, in the park, throughout the day there’ll be face-painting, arts & crafts, Irish dance and music workshops with food and refreshments and lots of other activities for families.
Riverdance - The Gathering at the Gaiety
Riverdance – The Gathering will come to an end with two special performances at the Gaiety Theatre on 21 July to celebrate 10 seasons of the world-renowned production. There will be many special guests including Jean Butler and Riverdance co-founder Moya Doherty, so it will no doubt be a show to remember, and the show is particularly thrilled to have acclaimed singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy perform the updated version of Bill Whelan’s iconic song from Riverdance, “Lift the Wings”. Tickets are limited and available through Ticketmaster.