A Celebration of Bill Whelan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Friday 27 August, 8pm
National Concert Hall
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Ellen Cranitch presenter
Bill Whelan piano
Julie Feeney & Morgan Crowley vocalists
Zoë Conway fiddle
Declan Masterson uilleann pipes
Rodrigo Romani Galician harp
Xaquín Xesteira Losada Galician pipes and whistle
Mel Mercier bodhrán
Éilís Egan accordion
Mia Cooper violin
Mick Donegan Irish dancer
Yolanda Gonzalez Flamenco dancer
David Brophy conductor
Bill Whelan, Grammy-winning composer of Riverdance, is the very special guest for this celebration of his music. An exciting line-up of the best Irish and international singers, dancers and instrumentalists joins the orchestra and its Principal Conductor David Brophy to pay tribute to one of Ireland's musical treasures.
At the 1994 Eurovision, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra gave the electrifying first performance of the original Riverdance music, the genesis of what went on to become an entire show and a worldwide phenomenon. Experience the thrill live again this evening as the orchestra builds to the irresistible, unforgettable climax of that famous piece - as breathtaking a musical experience as ever.
With a programme also including Inishlacken, Dan do Lara, Timedance, The Seville Suite and more, this evening will be a fitting celebration of Bill Whelan's powerful, moving and exhilarating music.
Bill Whelan photo credit: Jim McCann
Tickets: €11, €22, €27, €33, €38 (concessions €35, €30, €25, €20, €10 )
Booking: 01 417 0000 or here