Riverdance – Music From The Show
This release accompanies the Riverdance stage presentation, which has now been seen by over 28 million people across the world. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty, and directed by John McColgan, Riverdance The Show highlights the excitement of Irish dance and music and has been captivating audiences all over the globe.
Bill Whelan won a coveted Grammy Award in 1997 for his album, RIVERDANCE – MUSIC FROM THE SHOW which also held the #1 position on the Billboard World Music Chart for over 6 months and is certified double platinum in Ireland and Australia, gold twice in the UK, and gold in Norway, the U.S. and Canada and platinum in the US.
Bill was also named Billboard Magazine’s Top World Music Artist for 1996 & 1997 and the RIVERDANCE album was the Top World Music Album for 1997 for the second consecutive year. The soundtrack features 15 of Whelan’s compositions, and captures the traditional beauty of Celtic music with new melodies that evoke sounds from Russian, Spanish, Eastern European, and American music.