Peadar O Riada

Instruments: Piano

Composer, musician and choir director, Peadar lives in Cúil Aodha on the Cork-Kerry border. He has been the director of Cór Cúil Aodha since 1971 and has accumulated a large body of liturgical and secular works for Male Voiced Choir in the Irish traditional idiom. He is a founding member of Triúr with Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and The Drôle with John Kelly and Eamon McGivney and Emerging Traditions with Wajahat Khan. Awards include TG4 Composer of the year 2008. He has published books, articles and lectures including Amhránnaíocht Dúchas na nGael on Irish indigenous singing.

Arts Council - funding traditional arts
Cork County Council
Pure Cork