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Bill Whelan

Bill Whelan, (born May 22 1950) is the Irish composer who was asked to compose a piece for the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest.

The end 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.

It was released as in 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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