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‘Riverdance: Music From The Show’ Set For 25th Anniversary Release

Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his mesmerizing and influential ‘Riverdance’ soundtrack.

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Riverdance 25th Anniversary Edition
Photo: Jack Hartin

Decca Gold have announced Riverdance 25th Anniversary: Music From the Show will be released on CD and digitally on 6 December and on vinyl on 24 January 2020.

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-favourite. 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. Riverdance will be touring the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Belgium in 2020. The US shows are as follows:

January 14-15: Portland, ME
January 17-19: Lancaster, PA
January 21-26: Philadelphia, PA
January 28-30: Madison, WI
January 31- February 2: Minneapolis, MA
February 12-13: Indianapolis, IN
February 14-16: St. Louis, MO
February 18:Wabash, IN
February 19: Lima, OH
February 21-23: Detroit, MI
March 10-15: New York, NY
March 31 – April 5: Boston, MA
April 7-12: Charlotte, NC
April 14-15: Jacksonville, FL
April 16: Augusta, GA
April 21-22: Wilmington, NC
April 24-26: Akron, OH
April 28: Springfield, IL
April 29: Peoria, IL
May 1-3: Des Moines, IA
May 5-6: Cheyenne, WY
May 12-14: Modesto, CA
May 15-17: San Jose, CA
May 19-21: Santa Barbara, CA
May 26-27: Thousand Oaks, CA
June 17: Easton, PA.

Listen to the Music from Riverdance on Apple Music and Spotify.

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