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BILL WHELAN PRESENTS: RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MUSIC FROM THE SHOW OUT DECEMBER 6

 

08 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, Decca Gold/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company announces the forthcoming release of Riverdance 25th Anniversary: Music From the Show on December 6. Celebrated around the world for its Grammy-Award winning score, thrilling energy, and passion of its Irish and international dance, this release is a powerful and stirring reinvention of a cultural fan-favorite. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage, and costume designs.

 

Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan, and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world premiere run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London, the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America.

 

Since its inception, Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europa, South Africa, and South America. See tracklist and Canadian tour dates below.

 

TRACKLIST:

  1. Reel Around The Sun
  2. The Heart’s Cry
  3. The Countess Cathleen/Woman of the Sidhe
  4. Caoineadhe Cú Chulainn
  5. Shivna
  6. Firedance
  7. Slip Into Spring/The Harvest
  8. Riverdance
  9. American Wake (The Nova Scotia Set)
  10. Lift the Wings
  11. Trading Taps
  12. Macedonian Morning
  13. Marta’s Dance/The Russian Dervish
  14. Andalucía
  15. Traditional Set
  16. Heartland
  17. Home and the Heartland

 

 

CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

January 10-12 – Montreal, QC

February 25-March 1 – Toronto, ON

 

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