Barry & Brady back on IRC trail

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Irish Crew Daniel Barry and Martin Brady return to the IRC series to complete their 2010 campaign in the Scottish Highlands. The pairing have tackled a programme of selected rounds of this years IRC championship in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 but this will be their first foray onto gravel in the series. However loose surfaces are not unfamiliar to them as Daniel was the 2009 UK National series Group N Champion and the one make Mitsubishi series champion in 2009 and Junior champion of the hotly contested Evo Challenge in 2008. Meanwhile Martin too has had success as Evo Challenge UK champion in 2008 and 2009 while also partnering 2008 Irish Forestry champion Ray Breen to the Irish title.

With such experience under their belt they are cautiously optimistic of a solid result in Scotland but given the tough nature of the stages and the long trail of leg two with only one short remote service between 45km loops it is certain that a steady and controlled drive is the way to approach this rally. Martin commented “I experienced this rally last year with Icelandic rally driver Daniel Siggurdarson and it is an excellent rally and superbly organised but the stages are ultra challenging. Long arduous with changing grip and plenty to catch you out so I know we need to approach with caution, but rallying by its very nature means you nearly always throw caution to the wind! But I know for certain it will be enjoyable both competing in Scotland and back on the IRC campaign”

Daniel and Martin will use the exciting new DMACK tyres and will be giving them their debut in IRC competition and on a 4wd Group N car. Daniel commented “I’m looking forward to using the new DMG2 tyres they are a new product but they have an impressive catalogue of serious testing and development to date so I am confident in how well they will perform on the tricky Scottish stages.


Meet Chilli



Chilli Gold on joining DANCE TO TIPPERARY as new lead singer

It’s funny how things work out…

There were 2 things that caught my eye on the advert..

The first were the words ‘Irish connection’.

The second ‘Faith Hill’..


So Dance To Tipperary were looking for a new singer.

There was a new album and a new look with a successful decade already under their belts.

This certainly sounded like something I would love to be part of. This sounded like a challenge. I had been singing and writing in a contemporary country style for a while but was keen to get my teeth into something a bit more gutsy.


I emailed Donald Leahy, the founder of Tipp and we exchanged quite a few emails. I think at this stage Donald had been looking for a while and hadn’t found anyone suitable. He was looking for commitment and a desire to really push things forward with Tipp, so…

I directed Donald to my show reel on You Tube. He wrote back saying he thought it could work but what about the Irish connection?

This part was easy…my family are from Waterford. That kind of sealed the deal.

Donald emailed me some of the material that had been written for the album and it quite literally gave me Shivers!

The title track ‘Return To Me’ is a huge ballad which Donald had been writing with Taryn Murphy in Nashville and Chris Landon in LA. The first time I heard it I knew it was something really special. These songs don’t come around very often. So these great tracks just kept coming and I especially loved the feel of the Dianne Warren-penned track. ‘What kind Of World Would This World Be’ an honour to sing a song by such an incredible songwriter.

’Never let It Go’ is my stand out favourite and the one I am most looking forward to performing live. Believe me this song is going to rock. The next single ‘I’m Sorry’ has a great feel, it’s catchy and really radio friendly.

Ok, so I could keep going on about how good these songs are but I will leave you to judge…


All the vocals were recorded at the StrongRoom in London and it was a really great atmosphere as people started to realise how strong the material was on this record.

So now I am really in this thing for the long haul. I feel proud to be fronting such an exceptionally talented bunch of people.

The funny thing is you just never know what the future holds…

But I’m pretty certain I’ve got this one covered for now.

Here’s to the next 10 years Tipp.

Now where’s my ‘Drink Drink Drink!’


DANCE TO TIPPERARY supporting Circuit Of Munster Rally
The Circuit Of Munster Rally organised by Limerick Motor Club takes place Sunday June 6th.
A round of The Dunlop National Rally Championship 2010 DANCE TO TIPPERARY are delighted to be sponsoring The Ramhorn Line Stage which is located outside Ballingarry in the west of Co. Limerick.
With no fewer than five Subaru World Rally Cars at the front of the field this years Circuit Of Munster Rally looks set to be an exciting days rallying for both competitors and rally fans.
Members of Dance To Tipperary are heading to spectate and enjoy their association with this great event and look forward to meeting friend new and old there.
"Special thanks to Limerick Motor Club and Ger Cusack for helping arrange and organise our association and to Brain and Liz Patterson at RallyNews." Donald Leahy, Producer, DANCE TO TIPPERARY.

Dance To Tipperary "Return" to  motor rally sport to promote their new album "Return To Me" by announcing today that Dance To Tipperary will sponsor top Irish rally driver Daniel Barry and his Barry Motorsport Team. 
Daniel and co-driver Martin Brady are contesting this years Intercontinental Rally Challenge. (IRC) in their Barry Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9. 
They already competed in Monte Carlo In January this year and are due to contest IRC events in Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Scotland and Cyprus which are apart of the IRC 2010 season and championship. 
Daniel Barry is age 25 and from Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, Ireland. 
Daniel Barry is the reigning Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Champion in the UK where he won five of the championships six rounds. Co-Driver Martin Brady continues in the hot seat with Daniel for the 2010 IRC season. 
Eurosport- Europe's largest TV channel- will broadcast extensive coverage from every IRC round, including live shows that will reach 115 million homes and 240 million viewers across the world. 
In addition the events attract considerable national and Internet media publicity for competing drivers and their sponsors. 
" When looking for a suitable sponsorship return property to promote Dance To Tipperary and new album Return To Me we thought and looked at length which Driver and team best reflected some of our brand and musical values on the International stage namely Irish, Youth, Ambition, Quality together with good social network maintenance and development. 
Daniel Barry meets all those criteria as well as bringing attractive opportunities for Dance To Tipperary to increase its global brand footprint, and promote download and music awareness of Dance To Tipperary's new album Return To Me through his participation in the International Rally Challenge. 
Our Sponsorship of Daniel Barry, Co-driver Martin Brady  and the Barry Motorsport Team is a new stage of dynamic increased development of Dance To Tipperary both as a brand and music internationally." 
DANCE TO TIPPERARY are a London/Irish, Celtic, Rock, Pop, Trance group who have released 4 studio albums to date and have had 11 Top 30 singles. (Infectious tunes , Stadium Rock, Party energy and ballads too.) 
Dance To Tipperary music is now available to download at all good download stores worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, emusc, 7 Digital, 02, Verizon Mobile and Vodafone. 

DANCE TO TIPPERARY support Rally Of The Lakes 2010

The Rally Of The Lakes 2010 launch took place this evening.

Dance To Tipperary are sponsoring Stage 1 and Stage 4.

Dance To Tipperary are delighted to be supporting such a great and prestigious event on the calendar.

"It's nice to return to a great sport, great people, and fans who we treasure so much and owe allot of our success to their support during the past 11 years."

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