Bill Whelan

Instruments: Composer

Bill Whelan’s 1997 Grammy Award winning music Riverdance is about to embark on a 25th anniversary tour of the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. To date, 22 million people have seen Riverdance live. His orchestral work, The Seville Suite was specially commissioned for Expo ’92 and The Spirit Of Mayo was first performed in 1993 at the National Concert Hall. His musical settings of the literary works of Irish writers have been performed widely at home and abroad and include the poetry of WB Yeats, Paul Muldoon and Derek Mahon. As a producer he has worked with U2, Van Morrison, Kate Bush, The Dubliners and many more. His music for film includes scores for Dancing At Lughansa, Some Mother’s Son and Lamb.

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