Daragh Dukes

I’m a Composer, Songwriter and Music / Audio Producer based in Ireland’s Midwest.
Screen work to date includes the multi-award winning [Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Movie] and the Reel Art film [Photo City], the documentary films [Fallout], [Outsiders], [Sam Barry: Behind The Baseline] and [Exhibitionists: Road to the RHA]. I’ve also put music to many TV series’ including [GAA USA], [The Pet Surgeons] and [The History of Irish Comedy on TV].
Obair as Gaeilge do TG4 lena n-áirítear [Poc na nGael], [Anseo I Lár an Ghleanna], [Nancy Corrigan - Spéirbhean Acla], [Bailte], [An Mar a Chéile Muid?], [Spiorad Iorrais] agus [Gael UK].
I’ve written the music for kids shows including [Wildkids] and [Out and About] for RTE Jr. I’ve also soundtracked radio and podcasts including [Afterlife] for the wonderful director John Boorman, [Digging for Fire] RTE Radio and [City of Books] Dublin Unesco city of Literature and MOLI.

Scroll down the [Work] page for examples from completed projects.
If you’d like to hear more specific work, do give me a call.

Under the moniker ‘Headgear’, I’ve written and produced a mini-album [Where This Good Life Goes], and two albums [Headgear] and [Flight Cases].

“Will swim around in your head forever”
(The Irish Times)

“Creations of real beauty”
(Hot Press Magazine)

A new Headgear album “Omphalos” is out May 20th 2022. As well as the moniker ‘Headgear’ I sometimes use the name ‘Asylum Speakers’. Listen here and follow for updates.

I was also singer and songwriter with The WYOs (The Wasted Youth Orchestra). Our song [A Letter from Saint Jude] featured on the Spiderman 3 original soundtrack album.

“Sexy, sassy and armed with killer singles”

As well as my own work I’ve produced albums for Ailie Blunnie and Sons of Southern Ulster and welcome all kinds of audio projects into my studio.

Headgear on Apple Music available on iTunes

A Letter from St. Jude by the WYOs available on iTunes