IRELAND ON TRACK TO SET WORLD RECORD FOR LONGEST LINE OF IRISH DANCERS
Wednesday, 17th July 2013: Ireland is on track to take a new world record this coming Sunday the 21st of July when over 2,300 people line the banks of the Liffey to participate in the Gathering Longest Line. Organisers are now urging the public to turn out this Sunday at Sir John Rogersons Quay to show their support for all those participating.
Led by Jean Butler and the cast of Riverdance, the Gathering Longest Line will be the longest line of Irish dancing in the world. The event promises to be a spectacular affair, with the Liffey Quays coming alive with music, boats and performers.
Aine Kavanagh, Spokesperson for The Gathering Ireland said " The current record is held in Nashville and this Sunday, Ireland, with the help of Irish dance fans from around the world, will bring the record to its rightful home . Gathering by the banks of the Liffey, we will blow that record out of the water.
Everyone is welcome to come down to the Sean O’Casey Bridge on Sunday to witness history in the making. It is sure to be a great day out for all the family”
Hundreds of the participants in the Riverdance -The Gathering Longest Line have come from overseas to take part, including Chilean Clairsa Roka who said " My passion for Irish Dance has determined and changed my life. I think this is really a fantastic way to reignite the passion for Irish Dance," .
The world record attempt will be the grand finale of Riverdance- the Gathering weekend that offers something for people of all ages. On Saturday, a Family Day will begin at 2pm in Merrion Square. Riverdancers will be on hand to provide some tips and advice for aspiring dancers of any age or ability. There will be face-painting, bouncing castles and costume make-and-do, as well as a series of fun events taking place in the square during the day. At 3pm, Merrion Square West, which is located just outside the Square’s park on the doorstep of the National Gallery, will play host to ‘Riverdance - The Gathering Céilí.’ The Céilí will be led by the dancers and musicians of Riverdance, with the public encouraged to take part. Both of these events are free of charge.
On Saturday night, Merrion Square West will become the venue for ‘Riverdance: On Screen,’ which will feature a giant HD video screen and the live Riverdance band. The audience on the night will be the first ever to experience the curated highlights of Riverdance through the years on screen. When the event starts at 8pm, Brian Kennedy will perform in person and then a live performance of Bill Whelan’s Grammy winning score will accompany the video reel of unforgettable moments. Tickets for ‘Riverdance: On Screen’ are €10 including booking fee from Ticketmaster and are on sale now.
For more information about ‘Riverdance – The Gathering’, please visit: www.riverdance.com/the-gathering/