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Riverdance in bid to break world record for longest Irish dancing line to mark The Gathering - Photo by: Google Images

Riverdance in bid to break world record for longest Irish dancing line to mark The Gathering - VIDEO

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Riverdance in bid to break world record for longest Irish dancing line to mark The Gathering - Photo by: Google Images

Riverdance-The Gathering is asking for help from attendees who want to be apart of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Irish dancing line. 

Volunteers will have to learn a few quick steps and will then be ready to take part in potential history.

The current record was set at 652 dancers via a group in Nashville, Tennessee and Riverdance -The Gathering is aiming to top that on July 21st. 

The attempt will be a small element of what should be a grand week of events put on by Riverside-The Gathering in July. 

Irish step amateurs will join Niamh O’Connor and her husband Padraic Moyles, two of Riverdance’s prominent dancers, in Dublin.

Niamh O’Connor spoke about this summer’s event and the buzz around the upcoming record breaking attempt. 

“Riverdance have never done this before, so it’s an opportunity for other dancers to come and learn what we’ve learnt over the years and hopefully someday they will get to dance in Riverdance.  So, that’s what I’m most excited about,” O’Connor said. 

She went on to explain, “Of course it’s going to be great craic at the weekend in Merrion Square. And if we break the record with the line, I haven’t been part of one of those before, so that’s another tick on my checklist as well.”

O’Connor has performed all over the world in places like the  US, Canada, Europe, South America and most recently, China.

She explained,  “Every tour, every night, it’s a different audience.  It changes like that, so it’s not the same show. Maybe physically it is, but there are so many other elements that come into it.”

O’Connor also talked about how special this opportunity is for her husband, whose family emigrated from Ireland. 

“To be part of The Gathering, and especially Riverdance having this week, it’s very close to me and Padraic,” she explains.“They emigrated when he was eight to New York. All of his family are coming home to take part in these events, as with a lot of families that we know that are coming. So, we’re very glad to be part of it – to teach people about Riverdance, to show them, and just to give them that knowledge that you might never, ever get again. I’m glad that I’m part of that.”
 

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