Bill Whelan

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And There Was Music

The Ohio State University Marching Band-New E…

Dancing At Lughnasa: Original Motion Picture …


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Genres: Cast Recordings/Cabaret, Classical/Opera, New Age, Pop, Soundtracks, World

Bill Whelan, (born May 22, 1950 in Limerick, Ireland) is the Irish composer who was asked to compose a piece for the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The end 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. 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.

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