Bill was composer to the W.B. Yeats International Theatre Festival at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre in 1989. His adaptation of HMS Pinafore received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. His compositional work in film includes Dancing At Lughnasa, Some Mother’s Son and Lamb.
The Seville Suite was commissioned for Expo ’92 in Seville and The Spirit Of Mayo followed in 1993. The Connemara Suite, a trilogy of pieces written for chamber orchestra, premiered in Carnegie Hall in March 2005.
Bill’s production and arranging credits include U2, Van Morrison, Kate Bush, Richard Harris, Planxty and The Dubliners. He was honoured with the 1997 Grammy Award for ‘Best Musical Show Album’ for his Riverdance record.
Bill is on the boards of Berklee School of Music in Boston, University of Limerick and the recently established music education body Music Generation. He is currently working on a new theatre work which has been commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Centre.