The Riverdance troupe will be throwing seriously skilful shapes by the banks of the Boyne on Virgin Media TV on Friday, 28th August as part of the Concert4Cancer in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation.
The international music and dance phenomenon is celebrating 25 years since its first performance but due to the COVID pandemic, their international tours have come to an abrupt halt and they have not been able to perform together since early March.
This special performance outside the iconic, Slane Castle, rock venue, will be one of the flagship pieces of the concert and is the first time in the history of the show that the original choreography will have been re-worked to ensure social distancing.
The show airs at 9pm and Riverdance will join a host of names including the late Marie Keating’s son, Ronan, Gary Barlow, Nathan Carter, Brian Kennedy, Lisa Lambe, Aimee, HotHouse Flowers, and Paddy Casey.
The Marie Keating Foundation’s income has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, down an estimated 35-40 per cent This comes at a time when the demand for their services has increased dramatically and the Foundation has had to mobilise and move services on-line to ensure it continues to support cancer patients and survivors at every step of their journey, especially at a time when they need it most