The Road to Riverdance - Lime Tree Theatre

The Road to Riverdance

Presented by Limerick Literary Festival

Bill Whelan will be interviewed by Dermot Whelan and accompanied on stage by good friends fiddler Zoë Conway and her guitarist husband, John McIntyre.

The Road to Riverdance is Bill Whelan’s recently published memoir.



The Road to Riverdance

Road to Riverdance

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Bill Whelan recently released his memoir The Road to Riverdance. He is an Honorary Freeman of the City of Limerick, where he was born.

Bill is a composer for theatre, film and orchestra. His 1997 Grammy Award winning music Riverdance continues to be performed around the world. The show embarked on a 25th anniversary tour of the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom last year. To date, 22 million people have seen Riverdance The Show live.

As a producer in the studio he has worked with U2, Van Morrison, Kate Bush, Richard Harris, The Dubliners, Planxty, Andy Irvine, Davy Spillane and Bulgarian/Irish band, East Wind.

His music for film includes scores for Dancing At Lughansa starring Meryl Streep, Some Mother’s Son featuring Helen Mirren and Lamb with Liam Neeson. Bill is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music and holds two honorary doctorates and is a member of Aosdana.


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • On street parking.

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