Peadar O Riada

  • Name:Peadar O Riada

  • Biography:
    The son of influential Irish musician, composer, choirmaster, and bandleader, Sean Riada, Peadar Riada has continued to follow in his father's footsteps. While his roots remain in the musical traditions of Ireland, Riada has incorporated classical, Eastern, and European avant-garde influences. In addition to recording as a soloist, Riada has directed the Chor Cuil Aodha since his father's death in 1971. His production company, Dord, is preparing a 12-part series, Ceol Na D'Talun (Song of the Earth), focusing on the evolution of Irish music. Riada has produced recordings by Iarla O'Lionaid and Anuna. According to Irish poet Thomas Kinsella, It is not often that a single person, however gifted, can alter the character of a nation's culture. Riada has managed to do this. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide Written by Craig Harris

  • Albums:
    Winds-Gentle Whisper
    Amidst These Hills

  • Official Site:not available
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