Seán Ó Riada &
Ceoltóirí Cualann

Seán Ó Riada & Ceoltóirí Cualann
Mise Éire (Elmer Bernstein)

  • Mise Éire (Elmer Bernstein)
    • 1987 - Gael-Linn CEF 134 LP
  • Side One
    1. Saoirse
    2. An Tine Bheo
  • Side Two
    1. An Tine Bheo
    2. Mise Éire

  • Musicians
    • Performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra
    • Elmer Bernstein: Conductor
  • Credits
    • Compiled and Orchestrated as a Concert Suite by Bill Whelan
    • Recorded in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on 24th April 1987, during the first of the Ó Riada retrospective concerts.

"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.