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The Road to Riverdance

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Description for The Road to Riverdance Paperback.
Riverdance exploded across the stage at Dublin's Point Theatre one spring evening in 1994 during a seven-minute interval of the Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Ireland. It was a watershed moment in the cultural history of a country embracing the future, a confident leap into world music grounded in the footfall of the choreographed kick-line. It was a moment forty-five years in the making for its composer. In this tenderly unfurled memoir Bill Whelan rehearses a lifetime of unconscious preparation as step by step he revisits his past, from with his Barrington Street ... Read more

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The Lilliput Press Ltd
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Dublin, Ireland
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About Bill Whelan
Bill Whelan's production and arranging credits include, among others, U2, Van Morrison and Kate Bush. He has also worked extensively in theatre. His adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore had successful runs at London's Old Vic, Melbourne and Sydney and received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. In 1989, he was appointed composer to the W.B. Yeats International Theatre Festival ... Read more

Reviews for The Road to Riverdance
HOT PRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Bill Whelan's memoir is an entertaining account of the seismic changes in Irish society during the second half of the 20th century and a colourful testament to an extraordinary life that helped shape and soundtrack it.' Eamon Sweeney, Irish Times 'Tells the story of a life in music and the path that led to ... Read more

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