Hugh Drumm has been working as a composer for the past twenty years. He has composed many TV scores including the Fair City Waltz theme and, as a co-composer with Stephen Rennicks, he has scored numerous feature films including Man About dog, Boy Eats Girl, The Pipe, The Hardy Bucks Movie, Little White Lie, Pride and Joy, The Stag and Eden. Most recently he co-scored the music for the award winning ’A Date for Mad Mary’ and is currently working on the forthcoming documentary ‘Notorious’ about the UFC fighter Conor McGregor
Rocstrong is Congo-born Dublin musician Andre Bangala whose unique sound covers multi genres ranging from Rock/Funk, to Indie/Rock and Alternative Electro Pop. Rocstrong began writing music from a very young age and spent many years honing his unique style and sound, citing great musicians like Prince, James Brown, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson as his main influences.
His first single ‘Go ‘Head’, described as “a multi-faceted effervescent spark that is simply not present in much of Irish Music” (Nialler9) received lots of praises at home and abroad. The song became the lead soundtrack for the Coen Brothers' blockbuster “Hail Caesar”. It also became the soundtrack to high profile Lidl campaign supporting women's gaelic games.
He released his first ep in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim and continues to grow his fanbase with an electric live performance
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From Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Music by Bono and The Edge - Rori Coleman Additional Arrangements and Vocal Arrangements
Intro and Beach Cue
From 'Coming Home' A film by Viko Nikci 2013 Music by Rori Coleman & Dawn Kenny
Rori Coleman is a composer, arranger and producer. He studied music at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has scored award winning films including 'The Suffering Kind' - winner of The Spirit of IndieCork Award at the IndieCork Film Festival October 2014, 'Coming Home' - winner of the Best Feature Documentary at The Galway Film Fleadh 2013 and 'Sugarstick' a winner at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival 2009. Amongst others he has produced music for Bono & Stevie Wonder and arranged music for Spider-Man The Musical on Broadway.
John Walsh’s work encompasses Film and Television. As well as composing, John has worked for many years as a studio producer and is a classically trained guitarist having trained at the Royal Irish Academy of Music
He has also toured with a number of successful bands. His television drama work includes ‘Proof’ - the gripping 4 x 1 hr crime drama series which to date has broadcast in more than one hundred countries worldwide, ‘Rebellion’- the 3 x 1 hr series which tells the story of the 1798 Irish Rebellion and the BAFTA award winning BBC TV series ‘Custer’s Last Standup’.
He has scored Short Films including the awarding winning ‘Prey Alone’ and ‘Venom’. His music has featured in a number of high profile commercials. In 2008 he provided the score for the official worldwide advertising campaign promoting the 2008 Olympic Games.
Other campaigns include the Jameson International Film Festival commercial and global campaigns for Guinness, Baileys, Vodafone and the Spanish Lottery. His work for the national Irish broadcaster (RTE) includes title music for The Premiership, The Six Nations and The World Cup.
Recent drama work includes the the score for the feature film 'Cherry Tree' for Fantastic Films. He has also provided the soundtrack for Failte Ireland's campaign for 'The Wild Atlantic Way'. He also completed the feature film 'The Drummer and the Keeper' directed by Nick Kelly
Donal Lunny Music
Dónal Lunny has been at the cutting edge of the evolution of Irish Music for thirty years and is generally regarded by musicians and those involved with music, to have been central to this movement. He was a member of seminal Irish bands, Moving Hearts, Planxty and the Bothy band.
He has also written scores for several films including ‘This is My Father’, a major international production starring Aidan Quinn and James Caan.
He has also composed music for theatre (notably The Abbey Theatre and Field Day) as well as TV dramas and documentaries for RTE, BBC and Channel 4.
He is a sought after producer, producing albums for Kate Bush, Paul Brady, Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, Rod Stewart, Marxman, Zoe, Indigo Girls, Clannad, Loreena Mckennit, Gary Kemp, Maire Brennan, Sinead O’Connor and Baaba Maal. He was also commissioned to write, produce, perform and direct the music for the opening ceremony of golf’s Ryder C'up, held in Sept. 07.
Most recently he was musical director of the concert in the Albert Hall to mark the President of Irelands ( Michael D. Higgins) first ever state visit to the UK. Artists performing on the night included Imelda May, Elvis Costello and many more
Michael is based in Dublin and works mainly in film, TV & media. Over the last few years he has scored numerous award-winning films including 'Nuala', 'Voices from the Grave', 'Deep End Dance', 'Here to Fall' and 'Downpour', and his work has been showcased both nationally and internationally.
He works in many styles including orchestral, electronic, rock, folk, and experimental, and has recorded with many ensembles such as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dublin Guitar Quartet, and New Dublin Voices.
Production companies he has collaborated with include: RTÉ, Accidental Pictures, Wildfire Films, Animo TV, Fastnet Films, Zucca Films, vStream Digital Media, and Black North Animation/Visual FX Studio. He has also worked with independent artists and dance companies such as CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Legitimate Bodies.
Most recent work has included the score for the documentary 'The Queen of Ireland' for Blinder Films, Mattress Men for El Zorrero and music supervsion on the documentary 'An Irish State of Mind'
For a number of years he also played guitar, banjo, and bouzouki with Dublin-based rock band, The Jimmy Cake.
For more examples of Michael's work please visit http://www.michaelflemingmusic.com
For over sixteen years, award-winning Irish composer, Stephen Rennicks, has been crafting inimitable soundtracks for the best of independent cinema and television in Ireland, the UK, Europe and America. 2015 saw Rennicks' work gracing Academy award nominated film, 'Room', based on Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel of the same name and starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy. It marks Rennicks' fifth collaboration with celebrated Irish director, Lenny Abrahamson, whose 2014 cult hit, Frank, starring Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, earned Rennicks several awards for his score and songwriting, including a British Independent Film Award and the Best Music Award at Les Arcs European Film Festival.
Rennicks' work with Abrahamson has been one of contemporary cinema's most extraordinary film partnerships. Their first feature film collaboration, Adam and Paul, won Best Film at the 2004 Irish Film and Television Awards. They collaborated again in 2007 on Garage (Best Film at the Torino Film Festival, CICAE Art Cinema Award at Cannes) and What Richard Did in 2012, a film praised by the international press and awarded the Golden Tulip for Best Film at the 32nd Istanbul International Film Festival. Frank, released in 2014, saw the Rennicks-Abrahamson collaboration hit a new high. A film with music at its heart, Rennicks' songwriting, score and musical direction were unanimously praised, and the film's soundtrack, released on Silva Screen Records, was named number three in Mojo's top albums of 2014.
Outside of his partnership with Abrahamson, Rennicks has written acclaimed scores for Richie O'Donnell's celebrated 2010 documentary, The Pipe, Paddy Breathnach's 2004 comedy Man About Dog, Stephen Bradley's 2005 horror comedy Boy Eats Girl, and John Butler's 2013 hit, The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag). His recent television work includes Channel 4's 2015 hit drama, Not Safe for Work, written by playwright DC Moore and starring Zawe Ashton.
Rennicks' scores appeared on Paddy Breathnach's Irish-Cuban feature, Viva, which was short listed as Best Foreign Language Feature Film at the 88th Academy Awards, and Maya Zinshtein's Forever Pure, the extraordinary feature-length documentary on the transfer of two Chechen Muslim soccer players to Israel's Beitar Jerusalem F.C. which looks set to replicate the success of earlier films by Passion Pictures like One Day in September and Searching for Sugar Man.
Richie Buckley, a self-taught saxophone player, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. Musicians with whom he has collaborated include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McKenna, Harry Allen, Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Jon Hendricks, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, and Elvis Costello. Recording credits include Van Morrison, James Williams, Barry Manilow, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Elmer Bernstein.
He has also recorded and performed with major Irish artists including The Cranberries, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sinead O’Connor, Paul Brady and Bill Whelan. His critically acclaimed album 'Your Love is Here', featuring his own compositions and guest artists Lew Soloff and the Robin Aspland Trio, was recorded in September 2000. Richie has scored three documentary films – 'Luke' (Luke Kelly, directed by Sinead O’Brien), 'Friel' (Brian Friel), 'Lee Marvin' (directed by John Boorman) and the film 'The General' (directed by John Boorman).
Leon O'Neill started his career in the music industry in 1998 as a studio and live engineer. As his career developed he began working as a producer, tour manager and more recently he has turned his attention towards writing and composing.
During his career he has worked with artists such as Donal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Andy Irvine, Damien Dempsey, Mundy, Shane MacGowan, Elvis Costello, to name but a few. He is currently touring with Glen Hansard.
Most recent scoring projects have been the award-winning feature film 'The Runway' (2012), Paul Duane's Documentary 'Barbaric Genius' (2011), and Screenworks' 4-part drama series 'Amber', (2012) for RTE, which has been broadcast internationally and was hugely commerically and critically successful
Roisin Elsafty Music
Roisin grew up in a musical family and began singing ‘Sean- Nos’ or "old-style singing" from an early age. This is the age-old art of Irish traditional singing, of an acapella-style and sung singularly. Sean-nós songs can be as much as 600 years old, and have been handed down through the generations, and from district to district. There are a great many themes, as with many songs, but Róisín sings mostly love songs! She has released her own album on the Vertical label and has collaborated and performed with Mary Black, Cara Dillon, Máirtín Ó Connor, Donal Lunny and many more.
Administers catalogue for the Monks of Glenstal and Noirin Ni Riain who between them have released 4 albums.
Fiachra Trench is a composer, arranger, producer, keyboardist and musical director. His scores for film and television include: A Love Divided, The Boys and Girl from County Clare (IFTA Nomination 2006), Dear Sarah and People’s Century, and he collaborated on Pearl Harbor, Die Hard and Into the West. Arrangement credits include: Altan, Paul Brady, The Boomtown Rats, The Chieftains, The Corrs, Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy (including brass and strings on the original ‘Old Town’), Paul McCartney/Wings, Van Morrison, The Pogues and Wet Wet Wet.