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The Big Ask with Jason O'Neill: 'The streets of Belfast became my stage when pandemic hit'

In this week's interview we talk to Riverdance lead Jason O'Neill (35) who hails from Greenisland. When the globally acclaimed show was put on hold due to the pandemic, Jason began captivating audiences online with his dance videos captured in Belfast city centre

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Right step: Irish dancer Jason O’Neill

Right step: Irish dancer Jason O’Neill

Right step: Irish dancer Jason O’Neill

Q Tell us about your childhood

A I grew up in Greenisland, close to Carrickfergus. I come from a family of nine - there was my dad, my mum and six sisters. I was the second youngest and the only boy.

My sisters were all dancers, so by the time it got to me it was expected that I would join Irish dancing too. I fell in love with it, I had such passion for it and pursued it. At one point all six of danced - our house was full of music and Irish culture.


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