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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.

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  • بيل ويلان (بالإنجليزية: Bill Whelan)‏ هو عازف بيانو وملحن أيرلندي، ولد في 22 مايو 1950 في ليمريك في جمهورية أيرلندا. (ar)
  • Bill Whelan (* 22. Mai 1950 in Limerick) ist ein irischer Musiker und Musikproduzent. Bekannt ist er vor allem für Riverdance, das von einem irischen Zwischenspiel zu einer internationalen Tanzshow wurde. (de)
  • 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. (en)
  • Bill Whelan est un compositeur irlandais né le 22 mai 1950 à Limerick (Irlande). Il est connu pour avoir composé Riverdance en 1994. Il a également produit la 6e chanson de l'album War de U2 intitulée The Refugee en 1983. (fr)
  • Bill Whelan (Limerick, 22 mei 1950), is een Ierse musicus en componist. (nl)
  • Bill Whelan, född 22 maj 1950 i Limerick, är en irländsk kompositör. Han är mest känd för dansshowen Riverdance. Whelan blev inför Eurovision Song Contest 1994 i Dublin ombedd att komponera pausnumret i tävlingen. Resultatet, Riverdance, ett sju minuter långt framförande av traditionell Irish dance, blev en stor succé. Året efter hade den första fullängdsföreställningen premiär i Dublin. Denna artikel om en musiker från Irland saknar väsentlig information. Du kan hjälpa till genom att lägga till den. (sv)
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  • بيل ويلان (بالإنجليزية: Bill Whelan)‏ هو عازف بيانو وملحن أيرلندي، ولد في 22 مايو 1950 في ليمريك في جمهورية أيرلندا. (ar)
  • Bill Whelan (* 22. Mai 1950 in Limerick) ist ein irischer Musiker und Musikproduzent. Bekannt ist er vor allem für Riverdance, das von einem irischen Zwischenspiel zu einer internationalen Tanzshow wurde. (de)
  • Bill Whelan est un compositeur irlandais né le 22 mai 1950 à Limerick (Irlande). Il est connu pour avoir composé Riverdance en 1994. Il a également produit la 6e chanson de l'album War de U2 intitulée The Refugee en 1983. (fr)
  • Bill Whelan (Limerick, 22 mei 1950), is een Ierse musicus en componist. (nl)
  • Bill Whelan, född 22 maj 1950 i Limerick, är en irländsk kompositör. Han är mest känd för dansshowen Riverdance. Whelan blev inför Eurovision Song Contest 1994 i Dublin ombedd att komponera pausnumret i tävlingen. Resultatet, Riverdance, ett sju minuter långt framförande av traditionell Irish dance, blev en stor succé. Året efter hade den första fullängdsföreställningen premiär i Dublin. Denna artikel om en musiker från Irland saknar väsentlig information. Du kan hjälpa till genom att lägga till den. (sv)
  • 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. (en)
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