"The Mise Éire Concert Suite draws on the film scores of three Irish historical documentaries: Saoirse? (Freedom) An Tine Bheo (The Living Fire) and the title work, Mise Éire (I am Ireland)"
In 1987, film producer and impressario Noel Pearson produced a week of celebration encompassing all of Seán Ó Riada's work, under the concert title of the "Ó Riada Retrospective". The event was recorded for television, and while presenting other symphonic works by Ó Riada, the main event of the evening was a new presentation of all three scores under the baton of legendary film composer Elmer Bernstein. All arrangements were by Bill Whelan.