Tyneside Irish Festival

Stars from Riverdance have taken to the river to launch the 27th Tyneside Irish Festival. Craig Maison and Shane Cummins have recently completed a world-wide tour with Michael Flatley's Riverdance show.

VIDEO: Dancers launch 27th Tyneside Irish Festival

Stars from Riverdance have taken to the river to launch the 27th Tyneside Irish Festival.

Craig Maison and Shane Cummins have recently completed a world-wide tour with Michael Flatley's Riverdance show.

They joined traditional Irish performers to entertain passengers on the Shields Ferry this morning, September 27.

The festival, which starts next month, will see more than 40 artists perform in venues across the region.

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