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Composer of Riverdance, the internationally acclaimed stage production celebrating irish dancing and Celtic music * Riverdance has played 10,000 performances and has been seen live by over 23 million people in over 350 venues worldwide * Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite was performed at the BBC Proms in 2014 and is available for orchestral performance together with The Seville Suite and The Connemara Suite * Composer, arranger and producer, Bill Whelan was born in Limerick in 1950 * Compositional work for films includes Dancing at Lughnasa, Some Mother's Son and Lamb * TV credits include music for The Seven Ages, Sean Ó Mordha's history of the Irish State * From 1989 composed music for 15 Yeats plays at Ireland's National Abbey Theatre * Production and arranging credits include U2, Van Morrison, Kate Bush, Richard Harris and Planxty * Classical compositions include flute concerto for Sir James Galway Linen and Lace and Emerald Tiger for violinist Vanessa-Mae

Works by Bill Whelan include:
The Seville Suite (1992) for ensemble
The Connemara Suite (2005) for solo voice, instruments and chamber orchestra
Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite (2012) for orchestra
Linen and Lace (2013) for flute and orchestra

Looking Ahead: 75th birthday in 2025.

Also visit the Riverdance and Bill Whelan websites

"Joyful, exciting and spectacular. Bill Whelan’s music is haunting, evocative." — New York Daily News

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