Seán Ó Riada (1 August 1931 – 3 October 1971), was a composer and perhaps the single most influential figure in the revival of Irish traditional music during the 1960s. He became a household figure in Ireland through his participation in Ceoltóirí Chualann, compositions, writings and broadcasts on the topic.
Born John Reidy in Cork City, he was educated at St Finbarr's College, Farranferris. He then transferred to St Munchin's College in Limerick where he completed his Leaving Certificate in 1948. He played the violin, piano and organ and studied the Greek and Latin classics at University College Cork, studying with Aloys Fleischmann and graduating in 1952. While at College, Ó Riada was the auditor of the UCC Philosophical Society. In the same year he became assistant director for Radio Éireann. He married Ruth Coughlan in 1953; his daughter Liadh Ní Riada is a prominent Sinn Féin member who was elected toЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Mise Eire (I Am Ireland) [саундтрек]
- Ó Riada sa Gaiety [1970, альбом]
- Ceol an Aifrinn and Aifreann 2 [2005, альбом]
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