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30 Year anniversary of Riverdance debut at Eurovision

Bill talks to Newstalk’s Kieiran Cuddihy on The Hard Shoulder about the 1994 performance of Riverdance on the Eurovision stage.   Listen here


Kilmore Quay Literary Festival 22-24 September 2023 Bill Whelan is joined by music writer Jackie Hayden and musicians Zoë Conway and John McIntyre for an incredible evening of music, story and song in St Peter’s Church, Co. Wexford. More details and tickets to the event here

Stolen Hearts by Bill Whelan World Premiere

St Nicholas Church, Lombard Street, Galway City Wednesday 19th July 2023 @ 6pm Grammy award-winning composer Bill Whelan treats classical and traditional worlds as equals in his world premiere composition performed by ConTempo Quartet and rising stars of Irish traditional arts, siblings Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta.  Alongside this premiere, this atmospheric concert weaves a rich tapestry


Festival of Literature and Arts – Kells The Hinterland Festival takes place from 22nd – 25th June in the spiritual home of the Book of Kells in Co. Meath. This annual multi-disciplinary arts festival will welcome an array of stellar guests including Irish Fiction writers, Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Liz Nugent and Marion


The 11th edition of the Borris House Festival takes place from 16th – 18th June 2023 and will host 75 speakers in 60 events in a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse.  Guests taking to the stage this year include, Ruby Wax, Adam Clayton, Claire Keegan, David Baddiel, Elaine Feeney and Richard Ford. On Friday

Celebrating Eurovision

Dermot O’Leary on his BBC Podcast celebrating the golden age of Ireland’s Eurovision wins from 1980-1996.  He talks to all the winners, Johnny Logan, Eimear Quinn, Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan, Linda Martin and Niamh Kavanagh plus other involved over the years such as Louis Walsh and Bill Whelan. Listen on BBC

Cloch le Carn:  Shay Healy

An intimate portrait of Shay Healy – one of Ireland’s most beloved entertainers.  A man of many talents and contradictions, his friends, colleagues and immediate family share his story with humour, love and searing honesty. Watch on RTÉ Player

The Road to Riverdance

A Memoir by Bill Whelan  Published by The Lilliput Press Order Hardback – Paperback The Road to Riverdance by Bill Whelan is a skilfully attuned record of one of Ireland’s most famous and influential composers. Riverdance exploded across the stage at Dublin’s Point Theatre one spring evening in 1994 during a seven-minute interval of the Eurovision Song

Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta’s Debut EP – out Feb 17th 2023.

Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, the sibling singing sensation from Connemara will release their first EP on Friday Feb 17th 2023. Produced by Brian Whelan and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan it was recorded at the Whelan studio at The Fort, Roundstone, Connemara. Featuring six tracks and presenting their unique arrangements in the sean nos style, it

The Road To Riverdance – Now on AUDIBLE

The Road to Riverdance as it’s meant to be heard, narrated by Bill Whelan.