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NSO: THE MUSIC OF BILL WHELAN

National Concert Hall5th July 2024 Lead by conductor Gavin Maloney, the National Symphony Orchestra joined by superb soloists Julieanne Forrest, Athena Tergis, Tara Howley will perform a rich array of orchestral works by Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Whelan.  The thrilling Riverdance Symphonic Suite will be featured along with Inishlacken, Hymn To A Broken Marriage and

LISTOWEL WRITERS’ WEEK

29th May – 2nd June 2024 Listowel Writers’ Week is Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival.  At 8pm on Saturday 1st June, Bill will be in conversation with Philip King discussing The Road To Riverdance and later will be joined for a live musical performance by Zoë Conway & John McIntyre.  Booking for this event

The Irish Concertina Orchestra at GLOR, Ennis

Music Generation Clare present The Irish Concertina Orchestra featuring NOTIFY, Cormac McCarthy and the MGCD Concert Orchestra in concert on May 11th @ 8.00pm. Under the guidance of Pádraig Rynne, Cormac McCarthy and the MGCE tutor team, the Irish Concertina Orchestra will perform a number of pieces which they have been working on over the past

Aspects Festival 2023

Bill Whelan spent Sunday evening talking to Neil Martin about his memoir The Road To Riverdance at the spectacular Bangor Castle as part of the Aspects Festival.  He was later joined on stage by his friends, the musicians Zoë Conway and John McIntyre. The Festival continues until Saturday 7th October.   For more information and

Seamus Heaney Homeplace

On Saturday 2nd December, Bill Whelan will be in conversation with John Toal at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace in Bellaghy. In his memoir, The Road To Riverdance, Bill chronicles a lifetime of fascinating experiences in his early life and onwards through the beginnings of his musical career leading to Riverdance. Zoë Conway and John McIntyre

46th Clifden Arts Festival

Stolen Hearts by Bill Whelan  Christchurch Clifden 21 September 2023 @ 1pm The ConTempo Quartet will perform the Connemara Premiere of ’Stolen Hearts’ by Bill Whelan along with Séamus Ó Flatharta (voice and whistle), Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta (voice and fiddle) as part of the 46th Clifden Arts Festival on 21 September @ 1pm in Clifden’s Christchurch. Deirdre

Riverdance at EXPO 2020

4th – 27th November 2021 Riverdance will perform at Expo 2020 Dubai from 4th – 27th November. Taking to the stage at Jubilee Park and Al Wasl Plaza, Riverdance takes the unique 25th Anniversary Show and adds a special Middle Eastern twist for the Expo audiences. Watch here and get more information on tickets to

The Heart of Saturday Night

Saturday 14th August 2021. RTE ONE @ 9.55pm Presented by Una Healy and Loah, this RTE series continues to welcome viewers each week to an evening of music in the company of some of Ireland’s finest performers. This week’s episode features performances by Villagers, Una Healy, Soda Blonde, Niamh Reagan and Loah, as well as