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Born on 22 May 1950 in Limerick, Ireland, Bill Whelan is a musician and composer known for his work on films like Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) starring Meryl Streep, My Left Foot (1989), and The Mask (1994). Internationally, he is probably best known as one of the composers of the music for Riverdance, an Irish dancing show, which was featured as an... See full bio »


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My Left Foot
My Left Foot Music Department
The Mask
The Mask Music Department
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Rob Roy Music Department
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 2008 David Farrell: Elusive Moments (Documentary)
 2005 The Best of Riverdance (Video)
 2004 Riverdance in China (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Riverdance: Live à l'Arena de Genève (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Seven Ages (TV Series documentary)
 1996 Riverdance: The New Show (Video documentary)
 1995 The Life of Reilly (Short)
 1995 Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (Documentary)
 1994 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special)
 1989 Return to Paradise: The Belfast Celtic Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Dick Francis: Twice Shy (TV Movie)
 1987 Oliver St John Gogarty: Silence Would Never Do (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Sam Thompson: Voice of Many Men (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Two by Forsyth (TV Movie)
 1983 At the Cinema Palace: Liam O'Leary (Documentary)
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He composed music for the ballet, "Riverdance: The Show," at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Breandan De Gallai, Joanne Doyle, and Maria Pages in the cast. John McColgan was director.

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