Bill Whelan

Composer

Bill Whelan’s Grammy Award winning score for Riverdance has been performed around the world and is currently celebrating its 25th year. To mark this occasion, Bill completed a new studio recording of the music from Riverdance with the RTECO. Bill has also composed the soundtrack to the film “Riverdance – The Animated Adventure”  with a host of stars including Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson, and Aisling Bea. It is due for imminent release.

His orchestral works include: The Seville Suite, The Connemara Suite and Linen & Lace for Sir James Galway. He has written music for the works of Paul Muldoon, Derek Mahon, Frank McGuinness and Paul Durcan. His film work includes “Dancing At Lughnasa” with Meryl Streep, “Some Mother’s Son” featuring Helen Mirren and “Lamb” with Liam Neeson.

Bill is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music,  holds two honorary doctorates and is a member of Áosdána.

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