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Elegy suite for 1916

At the Mayo International Choral Festival, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will perform an elegy suite for 1916 written by Patrick.

More information is available on this page of the festival website.


Patrick Cassidy composes score for ‘1916 The Irish Rebellion’


Renowned film composer Patrick Cassidy has recently completed the score for ‘1916 The Irish Rebellion’. This project will be presented in two formats; three one-hour documentaries and a feature film version, both narrated by Liam Neeson. The score was  recorded by the RTE Concert Orchestra.
This landmark production tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles 
throughout the world – from Ireland to India. The production is an initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Home from Los Angeles in Limerick recently, Cassidy was honoured with the Richard Harris International Film Festival Outstanding Talent Award which was presented to him by Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Jared Harris.
1916 The Irish Rebellion is produced by COCO Television and directed by Ruán Magan and Pat Collins.

Patrick awarded the 'Outstanding Talent Award' at The Richard Harris International Film Festival

Congratulations to Air-Edel's Patrick Cassidy (composer), who has been awarded the 'Outstanding Talent Award' at The Richard Harris International Film Festival!

The film festival was started to celebrate the actor/director Richard Harris' unique talent in the city where he was born and raised. 'The Richard Harris Creative Talent Award' acknowledges individuals of Irish extraction - both emerging and established - making a significant contribution to the world of film.

Patrick with Jared Harris and Minister Frances Fitzgerald

He was presented the award by Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald.


An Interview with Final Note Magazine

Final Note Magazine published an interview with Patrick in their 2015 April Features.



ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards -- Voting Page

The ASCAP voting page for the 2015 Composers' Choice Awards is at