Cinematic Music And Sound Made In Ireland

Original Music for All Media.
Film, TV, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Art… and sometimes just Music.

Works

Music for "GAA USA" TV Series

I made the music for this excellent four-part documentary series, which explores the history of the GAA in the United States, from the 1800s to the present day. Impressively presented by Dara O’Cinnéide, and edited by the talented Mr. John Murphy [http://johnmurphyeditor.com/] with generous use of music, it tells the story of the gaelic games in America, and reveals a unique insight into the Irish emigrant experience. Above is a very short snip from Episode 1 about the Irish and Baseball.

Agency: Sónta Teo

Music for "Spiorad Iorrais", 6 Part TV Series

This six-part series tells the stories of the people who live and work in the Erris Gaeltacht in County Mayo. It takes an insightful look at the social fabric of this stunning natural environment, and follows a wealth of very different individuals to get a rare glimpse into what life is like in this part of the world. I wrote a series of pieces for specific scenes like this one, as well as some atmospheric beds and an opening theme.

Agency: Gmtv Productions Ltd

The Spirits of Erris

Written for the “Spiorad Iorrais” TV series, this is an atmosphere piece that aims to reflect this tranquil and spiritually rich, coastal area in Ireland’s northwest.

Agency: Gmtv Productions Ltd

Music for "An Gobán Saor"

I had a lot of fun making the music for this new TV series “An Gobán Saor”. I got to mix jawsharp, bones and konnakol along with various guitars, synths and drums to make a series of links, and I also made some music for the opening sequence, which is above.
Here is how TG4 lists the show – ‘In the fine tradition of Irish humour, Irishmen of a certain vintage and from all walks of life tell their favourite funny stories. From a generation of Irish people who love to tell them, we hear stories from all aspects of Irish life, from births, death, marriages and affairs, to politicans, priests, farmers, churchgoers, workmen and doctors. No topic and no one is spared when it comes to the stories heard in Gobán Saor.’ It airs on Sunday nights at 21.15 on TG4 from January 11th.

Agency: Mordán Films

"An mar a chéile muid" opening title music

Music for “An mar a chéile muid”, a fascinating documentary by Seán Ó’Cualáin about the Irish Conemara Gaeltacht civil rights movement in the late 60′s and early 70′s. It questions where the people of the Gaeltacht are now in 2015 having benefited from the work of these activists.

Agency: Sónta Films

Music for "Spéirbhean Acla" documentary

From the soundtrack to the TV documentary ‘Spéirbhean Acla’ about Mayo Woman Nancy Corrigan, the pioneer aviator. It first aired on TG4 on January 6th 2015, Oíche Nollag na mBan (Women’s Christmas) at 21.30.

Agency: Gmtv Productions Ltd

"Outsiders" Opening Sequence

Music composed for TV documentary “Outsiders”. Outsiders is a journey through the fascinating and intimate worlds of Eddie Cahill and Frank “Lucas” Quigley, exploring in depth what made them turn their backs on crime and discover a new world in which art became their saviour. Outsiders was screened on RTE1 and achieved very high audience ratings. It was selected as programme of the week in the Sunday Times, Sunday Independent and Irish Mail.

Agency: Bang Bang Teo

Brian Maguire Theme

This is the musical theme for the Brian Maguire character in “Outsiders”.
His character and attitude were such that Eddie and Lucas both felt at ease with him, and attended his art classes, which
ultimately led them into their future lives as working artists.

Agency: Bang Bang Teo

Soundtrack for "Far Out Isn't Far Enough" Movie

Music produced in collaboration with Eoin Coughlan for the inspiring movie “Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story”. One man’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art.
We were thrilled to get to score the Irish scenes for the Film, which won ; Best Documentary at the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Best Documentary and the Documentary Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Durban International Film Festival in South Africa, won the Documentary competition at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Florida Film Festival, along with a bunch more awards. If you haven’t seen it yet – DO IT!

Link: www.tomiungerer.com/news/

Agency: Corner Of The Cave Media

Cherish All The Children

Theme Music for “Cherish All The Children” documentary. This won Bronze at the New York Festivals – World’s best radio programmes 2014.

Link: Cherish All The Children, NY Festivals

Soundtrack for John Boorman's "Afterlife".

Music track written for Afterlife sequences in John Boorman’s play for RTE, starring Brendan Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan.

Link: "Afterlife"

Agency: R T E

Title Music for "The History of Irish Comedy on Television"

Title theme composed for TV show “The History of Irish Comedy on TV” first screened on TV3 in Ireland.
The music was made with a bunch of children’s toys and a guitar.

Agency: Gem Productions

Title Music For "Inside The Crystal Ball"

Title theme for the RTE comedy “Inside The Crystal Ball” starring Pat Shortt.

Agency: Gem Productions

Theme for JK Ensemble radio show

This is one of a series of stings I was asked to compose for the JK Ensemble radio show.
The shows host, John Kelly has a fabulous ability to weave together wonderful streams of radio, while
constantly introducing listeners to new artists. I was delighted to play a part in the show.

Link: J K Ensemble Radio Show

Agency: R T E

What do you get when you cross a zebra with a piano?

Very few things are black & white anymore…

Agency: Dukes Productions

"Phones" for Soundexchange Radio Series

This is a piece I made for a radio series called SOUNDEXCHANGE. It was a six part series looking at the sounds of everyday objects familiar to all of us, such as kettles, clocks, cars, hoovers, typewriters and telephones. It featured inventors, composers, collectors and sociologists as well as everyday users, about the role of these items in our lives.
Produced by Aoife Nic Cormaic for RTÉ Radio 1.

Agency: Rte