Steve Jobs , 1955 - 2011

RIP Steve Jobs, you were a true visionary and made the world a much smaller place to get our music to thanks to iTunes and others who followed. Thanks for everything you created and made available to bands like us. Our thoughts and prayers with you, family, friends and all at Apple at this very sad time.




Originally released in 2003 on Dance To Tipperary's third studio album Life Goes On "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" has become the bands best selling download worldwide. 

Here is some more about the song and how the recording of the track happened. 

"Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" was first performed by Fire Inc. in 1984 for the rock film Streets Of Fire. Cover versions of the song have also been recorded by Japanese singer Megumi Shiina and for the musical Tanz der Vampire/Dance of the Vampires. The song was written by Jim Steinman.

"I always thought the original was musically amazing and would be a great challenge to try record as it had incredible vocals and backing vocals, so when recording our third album it seemed a great track to try have on it. Some thought we were crazy to even attempt it but I am so glad we achieved it" answers producer Donald Leahy when asked why Dance To Tipperary recorded the song.

Since the track has become available in download stores on the bands third album  Life Goes On, The Very Best Of Dance To Tipperary (Let's Party!) and more recently on their "10 Years Of Irish Music Hits" album it has topped their downloads at many stores in many countries from USA to Japan to Australia as well as being chart ranked in the stores and that's saying something when you include the bands other releases like "The Fields Of Athenry (Celtic F.C, Mix), Ole Ole Ole, Stop The Rock, Ride On, Great Moments With You and current epic Return To Me.

A visit to iTunes or Amazon and a browse through "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" will show  artists such as Adele, Lady Ga Ga, Taylor Swift, Muse, and even Guns And Roses, Journey and Aerosmith among many making "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" a very popular download.

Reviews have been made such as:

"I know nothing about Dance To Tipperary but they did wonderful things with "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" the breathtakingly epic rock ballad written by Jim Steinman"

"This track is available for a very reasonable price so you should definitely add this one to your collection"

"It's good on first listen but like all truly great recordings it gets better with each listen".

Here are some links to the stores! Means-Be-Young/dp/B0022EYDFK


As fans of Twitter we know the value and interaction of Twitter. Twitter is even better when our followers actually engage.

Recently we were introduced to Twylah. Twylah is a great new way to present all our tweets in an easy to navigate format with video, pictures and information.

Twylah is currently in Beta and we are really happy that we join the growing list of celebs, and entertainers such as Britney Spears and Bon Jovi on Twylah with our very own Twylah page.

Our Twylah page is available to everybody not just our twitter followers and we look forward to adding some Twylah features to our website in the months ahead.

On our page you will be able to naviagte all our latest tweets with ease and join us in our daily world of music, news, humour, sport (sometimes) including rallying and the WRC, current affairs and whatever else may be happening.

It will give visitors an instant summary of the topics we are trending most about. Each topic can be expanded to display more on any subject.

Quite simply for a band like us Twylah Rocks!

Here we go, Ole' Ole' Ole' Twylah.

Visit our Twylah page at



On a day of remembrance of 9/11 and the tragic events of that day in New York and the USA I think back to our day on 9/11/01 and tell a story we have NEVER told before.

9/11 2001 began as we headed to a studio in London called The Church where we had been for the previous two weeks recording tracks for our second album Email At The Cliffs Of Moher.

In January 2001 some members of The Fisher Family, Emma, Mark and Bertie Fisher, friends of ours lost their lives in a helicopter accident. We had decided to include a tribute song to them on the new album due for release November that year and we wrote a song called "Great Moments With You" during summer 2001.

At the time our lead singer Danielle was due to fly to the USA on September 12th so 9/11/2001 was the last day of recording lead vocals. As it was a tribute song to our friends we had kept Great Moments With You until the end of the recording session.

So we arrived at the studio early for final days recording. Meanwhile, Dara and members of his band were flying from Dublin to join us to record the string arrangement which Dara had kindly done for the track.

As we settled into the studio and with Danielle well into vocal takes for Great Moments With You the terrible events of the day began to unfold on the TV in the studio lounge.

We completed the vocal take we were doing and sat and watched in horror at what was happening in New York. Having previously lived in Battersea Park City, NY and memories of a few good pints in the bar by The Path to Jersey in the World Trade Centre what I was watching really horrified.

So on this day 09/11/11 ten years on we dedicate the song "Great Moments With You" which we were unbelievably recording on 09/11/2001 to all the victims and those injured, their families and friends, the emergency services, to all who helped and to all those affected by the tragic and terrible events of 9/11 2001. You are all in our thoughts and prayers today and many days.

As the chorus of the song says "Gone so fast, the memories will last, I'll never forget all those great moments, those great moments with you.

Donald and all at Dance To Tipperary.



You can order a copy on CD at now and the album is also on we7 now and available to download at iTunes, Amazon, 7digital and all good digital retailers.

Get your copy NOW!!


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