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Bill Whelan (born May 22, 1950) is the Irish composer who was asked to compose a piece for the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest. The end result, Riverdance, was a ten-minute display of traditional Irish dancing that became a full-length stage production and spawned a worldwide craze for Irish dancing and celtic music.

Whelan is a native of Limerick, and was educated at Crescent College, University College Dublin and the King's Inns. He worked as a pianist for The… read more

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    This is the guy who got the whole world dancing, while not moving from the waist up! (-:
  • Avatar for MetalPyro876
    Brilliant! I love Celtic music I wish I lived in Southern Ireland, so much Inspiration in writing music
  • Avatar for Waldfrau2008
    Riverdance is magic .... and I love all songs absolutely.
  • Avatar for losena
    Good days from spanish my son .kises for immortelle of this mother
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    Good days from españa my son .besos for immortelle of this mother
  • Avatar for hannahcran
    riverdance makes me happy! especially the russian dervish
  • Avatar for Immortal1349
    Nice tunes!
  • Avatar for vmdxdoom
    great composer, great show!
  • Avatar for AkelaX
    Reel Around the Sun, The Harvest and the Caoineadh Cú Chulainn (Lament) are absolutely epic songs. They always hypnotize me. :)

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