By Moya O’Donnell
It is almost 50 years since Dana stole the hearts of Europe and sang her way to victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Now a BBC/RTE documentary will celebrate that event and her subsequent career.
Dana was just 18 on January 21 March 1970, and still at school in Thornhill College, when she delivered Ireland’s first Eurovision win.
She returned to Derry to be met by a huge crowd and taken to the Guildhall where she sang her winning song All Kinds of Everything.
Dana returned to the Guildhall on Wednesday to recreate that event, helped by local singers and choirs.
Afterwards she said she was delighted to be back in Derry and visiting some old familiar haunts.
She also revealed that she is due to release a new album for the first time in 20 years, featuring collaborations with other artists including Blondie, Oasis and Tears for Fears.
The documentary is due to be broadcast in the New Year.
Watch below Dana’s Eurovision winning performance in Amsterdam in 1970