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SEÁN Ó RIADA

1931 - 1971

Born in Limerick in 1931, Seán Ó Riada is best remembered for having composed the scores for the films 'Mise Éire' and 'Saoirse'. He was musical director in the Abbey for a time and was also involved with the Oícheanta Seanchais that took place in the Damer. His play, 'Spailpín a Rún', co-written with Seán Mac Réamoinn,was produced in the Damer in 1960. He also published short stories and poems in the magazine Comhar, worked as a broadcaster and as an advisor and producer for Gael-Linn and famously founded Ceoltóirí Chualann in Dublin in 1960.

PLAYWRITING CREDITS

Play Title Playwright
Spailpín, a Rúin Seán Mac Réamoinn Seán Ó Riada

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

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Oisín i dTír na n-Óg Liam Ó Ceallaigh
Athchóiriú ar sheanscéal Fiannaíochta.
Ulysses agus Penelope Eoghan Ó Tuairisc

LYRICS BY

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An Claíomh Soluis Antoine de Buitléir Eoghan Ó Tuairisc
An Sciath Draíochta Tomás Mac Anna
Luaitear freisin Tom Coffey, Edward Golden, Antoine de Buitléar agus Earnán de Blaghd mar údair.
Diarmuid agus Balor Antoine de Buitléir Eoghan Ó Tuairisc

ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

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Iomrall Aithne Gerard Victory