Bill Whelan

Born 22 May 1950
Bill Whelan
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1950-05-22
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Bill Whelan

Bill Whelan Biography (Wikipedia)

Bill Whelan, (born 22 May 1950 in Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish composer and musician. He is best known for composing a piece for the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The result, Riverdance, was a seven-minute display of traditional Irish dancing that became a full-length stage production and spawned a worldwide craze for Irish dancing and Celtic music and also won him a Grammy. It was released as a single in the UK in 1994, credited to "Bill Whelan and Anúna featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra". It reached number 9 and stayed in the charts for 16 weeks. The album of the same title reached number 31 in the album charts in 1995.

Whelan has also composed a symphonic suite version of Riverdance, with its premiere performed by the Ulster Orchestra on BBC Radio 3 in August 2014.

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Riverdance
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Riverdance
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Highlights from Riverdance
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Highlights from Riverdance

Highlights from Riverdance

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Barcelona Symphony Brass Band
Music Arranger
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Bill Whelan
Linen and Lace: iii) Two Cities
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Linen and Lace: iii) Two Cities
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Riverdance (feat. Anuna and The Rte Concert Orchestra)
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Riverdance (feat. Anuna and The Rte Concert Orchestra)

Riverdance (feat. Anuna and The Rte Concert Orchestra)

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Anuna and The Rte Concert Orchestra
Bill Whelan
Cloud Song
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Cloud Song
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Reel Around The Sun
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Reel Around The Sun
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Riverdance (Radio Edit) (feat. Anuna Amd Tjhe Rte Concert Orchestra)
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Riverdance (Radio Edit) (feat. Anuna Amd Tjhe Rte Concert Orchestra)

Riverdance (Radio Edit) (feat. Anuna Amd Tjhe Rte Concert Orchestra)

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Anuna Amd Tjhe Rte Concert Orchestra
Bill Whelan
Riverdance
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Riverdance

Riverdance

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Eikhanger-Bjorsvik Band Conductor Ray Farr
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Bill Whelan
Slip Into Spring
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Slip Into Spring
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Riverdance (edit)
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Riverdance (edit)
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Lift The Wings
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Lift The Wings
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The Story Of Ike Dupree
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The Story Of Ike Dupree
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Andalucia
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Andalucia
Arkè String Quartet
Riverdance
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Riverdance
John Francis Wade
O Come All Ye Faithful
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O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful

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John Francis Wade
John Francis Wade
Andrew Jones
Paul Leddington Wright
Simon Lenton
Christopher Parkes
Kevin Pitt
Leslie Neish
Ulster Orchestra
Riverdance Symphonic Suite
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Riverdance Symphonic Suite
Bill Whelan
Riverdance - suite for orchestra
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Riverdance - suite for orchestra
Bill Whelan
Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite (UK premiere)
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Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite (UK premiere)
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Bill Whelan's Riverdance
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