Lord Of The Dance, Ronan Hardiman, arr Phillip Tait for Brass Band.
For 25 years, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has dazzled audiences around the world with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality.
Riverdance was first performed during the seven-minute interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre in Dublin on 30 April 1994. The performance was transmitted to an estimated 300 million viewers worldwide and earned a standing ovation from the packed theatre of 4,000 people. The performance is often considered the most well known interval act in Eurovision Song Contest history. Riverdance was later performed as an interval act at both the Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest (2005) and Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits (2015) events.
In this arrangement Phil has retained the intense energy from the dancing troupe and suggested a choreography to all the players in the band so the perception from the foot-tapping, clapping audience is a real show-time performance.
Integral to this version of the tune is the beat and rhythms from the 4 part percussion team meaning this piece is going to be heard, seen and felt as an experience. Ideal in a concert.
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