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* Misty in Roots Band on the Wall, Manchester
* Eurovision 2002 with historical figures in Spain
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Harte gig postponed as father dies
* Simon Casey takes Better Plan to Vicar St
* Gael Force Taps into China
* … Mickey Joe Harte, who’s representing Ireland in the…
* Ireen Sheer wants to participate again
* Simon’s star in the ascendant
* Sisters of no mercy | Weekend | Guardian Unlimited

Misty in Roots Band on the Wall, ManchesterGuardian Unlimited
Formed in Southall in 1974, the band made the album Live at the Counter Eurovision in 1979; it remains the benchmark against which British reggae is judged and is generally held as the best live reggae album of all time. But Misty’s impact spread further. Their People Unite record label put out the first single by punk band the Ruts, and their involvement in Rock Against Racism was crucial in bridging the late-1970s divides between black and white. Now, Misty gigs still feature an Anti-Nazi League stall.

Eurovision 2002 with historical figures in Spainesctoday.com
com published yesterday the list of the 50 most viewed programmes aired on one of the three national broadcasters during the last decade; 1993 till 2002. On the top of the list, with more than a million televiewers ahead of any other broadcast, lies the voting sequence of Eurovision 2002. The list of last decade’s most watched programmes in Spain is heavily influenced by international football matches. Still, three of the four programmes with the highest amount of televiewers are related to Eurovision 2002 and the national selection which preceded it. The last hour of Eurovision 2002 was followed by 14. 4 million Spaniards, which equals a share of 85.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
again UK’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the Liverpudlian duo Jemini, have to look for a new name as German website eurovisionsongcontest. An american hip hop artist holds the legal rights to the name and forbid the british duo to use it by injunction. Together with the british tabloid paper The Daily Star, Jemini are holding a poll now in search of a new name. Readers of that paper could choose between Sunrize, Jemani and Sapphire and write an e-mail to hot@dailystar.

Harte gig postponed as father diesrte.ie – RTE.ie
Mr Harte died of cancer today. His son was with him when he died. Harte is due to represent Ireland in the 2003 Eurovision in Latvia in two weeks time. Advertisement He was due to shoot his first video for the single ‘We’ve Got The World’ tomorrow in Dublin. The shoot has now been postponed, along with Harte’s Vicar Street gig on Wednesday 16 April.

Simon Casey takes Better Plan to Vicar Strte.ie – RTE.ie
Casey (23) was the runner-up in the ‘You’re A Star’ Eurovision competition. His debut single, ‘A Better Plan’, was released on 28 March and has spent three weeks at number one in the Irish charts. Advertisement This summer, Casey will play concerts throughout Ireland. Tickets for his Vicar Street gig are ?22. 00 and are available from Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide.

Gael Force Taps into Chinachina.org.cn

Lively Performance

Riverdance started as a seven-minute interval performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in late April 1994, broadcast from Dublin to more than 300 million people in Europe. The response to the short live performance was so overwhelmingly positive that plans were made to develop it into a full stage show. Bill Whelan, who composed the original music for the Eurovision Song Contest spot, decided to fulfill a long-standing ambition and incorporate music and dance from other cultures “to reflect the Irish diaspora of the great emigrations of the 19th century. ”

In February 1995, Riverdance opened as a two-hour show at the Point Theatre in Dublin, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan. From then on, it spread like wildfire all over the world, delighting people with its wonderful music and spectacular steps. Bai Zhiqun, director of the Dance World TV show, said: “Riverdance perfectly integrates traditional Irish music and contemporary tunes, choral writing, spectacular hard-shoe Irish dancing, Russian and flamenco steps in a way never dreamed of before. ”

Excited Audiences

Wherever Riverdance performed, you could hear the audience gasping for breath, even above the pounding feet and the swirling music… It flows on a meandering journey of 130 kilometers before finally flowing through Dublin city and out into the Irish Sea. Since 1994, many skilled dancers have had the privilege of being part of the show, but only a few of them have been there virtually since the beginning like Doyle and de Gallai the principal dancers of the Liffey company. Not having been able to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest, Doyle joined the show eight months later. Since then, she has danced in more than 1,500 shows all over the world. De Gallai who graduated in physics from Dublin City University, was once a teacher in an all-girls school, teaching physical education, Irish Gaelic and mathematics. As dancing is his biggest passion, de Gallai studied modern jazz, ballet and tap in addition to Irish dance at the Gus Giordano Dance Academy in the US city of Chicago. In 1994, he took part in that seven-minute number for the Eurovision Song Contest.

… Mickey Joe Harte, who’s representing Ireland in the…Irish Independent
Jim was never more proud than when he saw his son win the You’re a Star competition which he had watched with great excitement despite his grave illness. Like his son, he was an affable gentleman – definitive proof that sometimes nice guys do finish first. Mickey Joe’s participation in the Eurovision has sparked renewed Irish interest in the competition while his performance in You’re a Star helped create a broadcasting phenomenon in this country. Winners will be selected on the basis of their general success in their chosen field over time, or else for some particular and noteworthy recent achievement.

Ireen Sheer wants to participate againesctoday.com
be, Louis in ‘t Zandt News. Sheer, who comes originally from the UK, represented Germany once and Luxemburg twice in the ESC. Together with Bernhard Brink, which who she had a big hit in Germany in 1991, she wants to participate in the German national Grand Prix. According to TM3, the song is ready!

Sheer ended up 4th in 1974, when she participated in the contest with the song ‘Bye bye I love you’ for Luxembourg.

Simon’s star in the ascendantIrish Independent
The good news is that he looks the same. He is also rumoured to be playing in Vicar Street on April 16. There was a time when our Eurovision entries used to play the Point. But that was when we used host the damned thing. Meanwhile Mickey Joe is working on an album. Guess which one will come out first?.

Sisters of no mercy | Weekend | Guardian UnlimitedGuardian Unlimited
The military and emergency services found those abandoned, bereaved children attractive recruits because, though they lacked education, they knew how to iron their shirts, polish their shoes and obey orders. On the shelves around his Victorian tiled fireplace Currie displays old toy fire engines – it was his boyhood ambition to be a firefighter. On the mantelpiece there is a fading photograph of him in a grey bow tie with the queen of the Eurovision Song Contest, Katie Boyle. They’re at the annual bash of the contest’s fan club. Currie is one of the organisers. He is a fast-talking, busy man, a retired postman, “a bit of a cheeky chap, straight to the point”, he says of himself. But though he is active in progressive politics and his music club, says, “I’m also very lonely, I have to admit that.

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