Following on from the success of ‘Riverdance’, there were a number of Irish dance shows touring through Europe and UK. One of the most successful of these was ‘Spirit of the Dance’ in which Janet placed another of her touring groups ‘The Irish National Harp Ensemble’ – made up of 7 members:
Barry Kerr (Armagh) on uilleann pipes, flute and whistle, Michael Rooney (Monaghan) on harp and flute and Maeve McGuinness (Derry), Una McGuinness (Derry), Dearbhail Finnegan (Meath), Grainne Hambly (Mayo) and Suzanne McAlindon (Antrim) on harps.
Produced and directed by Janet, the group extensively toured through the great theatre venues of Great Britain for 6 months from September 1996.
A commercial video was made of the tour but is no longer in print.