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Sean O'Riada (1931–1971)

Sean O'Riada was born on August 1, 1931 in Cork, Ireland as John Reidy. He was a composer, known for Barry Lyndon (1975), Young Cassidy (1965) and Robin Hood (2010). He was married to Ruth Coughlan. He died on October 3, 1971 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 40) in London, England, UK

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Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon Soundtrack
Young Cassidy
Young Cassidy Composer
Robin Hood
Robin Hood Soundtrack
Mise Éire
Mise Éire Composer


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 1989 Mary de Cork (TV Movie)
 1966 An Tine Bheo (Documentary)
 1965 Young Cassidy
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Saoirse? (Documentary)
 1959 Mise Éire (Documentary) (as Sean Ó Riada)
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 2015 Coming to Terms (Short) (writer: "Mná na hÉireann" - uncredited)
 2010 Robin Hood (writer: "Women of Ireland - Mná na h-Éireann" - as Seán Ó Riada, uncredited)
 1980 Stormy (writer: "Women Of Ireland" - uncredited)
 1978 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Adiós, señorita Ruth (1978) ... (writer: "Women In Ireland")
 1975 Barry Lyndon (writer: "TIN WHISTLES", "WOMEN OF IRELAND", "Women of Ireland")
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 1959 Mise Éire (Documentary) (conductor - as Sean Ó Riada)
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 2012 Lorg na gCos: Súil Siar ar Mise Éire (Documentary)

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(1967-1968 season) He was composer for John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World," at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Siobhan McKenna was director. John Conklin was set designer. Alec Sutherland was costume designer. Therald Todd was lighting designer.

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Sean Ó Riada

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Irish composer who worked in radio and at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, then taught music (1963-1971). He made many arrangements of Irish folk music as well as original compositions like his series "Nomos".

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