Riverdance releases 25th anniversary music in ahead of its Newcastle show

Foot stomping favourite Riverdance takes another step nearer to its big birthday celebration tour with the release of music from the world famous show.

The Irish dance sensation which was first introduced to the public by Michael Flatley 25 years ago has been developed into a spectacular showpiece which has been preformed to sell-out international  audiences.

Having stood the test of time for quarter of a century, it clearly has lots to celebrate and its 25th Anniversary Tour in 2020 – which comes to Newcastle in April – will be the focal point of the celebrations and is set to prove a special occasion for fans.

And now, in the run-up to the tour, it is releasing the Riverdance music.

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Bill Whelan’s Riverdance 25th Anniversary: Music From the Show is out now in Decca Gold and it showcases the Riverdance Grammy-Award winning score which sets the scene for that extraordinary dancing.

The new album sees composer Whelan reinterpret his soundtrack with the help of the original team and it features many of the world’s finest young musicians, from drummers and fiddlers, and singers.

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Re-recording it 25 years on, Whelan said that a lot of the musicians taking part had not been born when he first wrote the score and the result is familiar music with both a “familiarity and an energetic freshness.”

The album came out on Friday just in time for Christmas.

The new Riverdance 25th anniversary show will be at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle from April 21-23. For tickets see Arena website or see here .

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