“I believe Colm Ó Foghlú is one of the most talented and innovative musicians and composers working in Ireland, both eloquent and erudite about the craft of music.”

Eavan Boland

Colm Ó Foghlú

Composer, director, writer and producer, Colm Ó Foghlú has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. A former Musical Director for Riverdance, he has composed, arranged and produced numerous award-winning shows and albums.

Premieres of his operas Eoghainín na nÉan and Íosagan, based on stories by P.H. Pearse, took place at Axis, Dublin which he directed and also created the animated imagery. Colm also created the original arrangements and orchestrations for the critically acclaimed Angela’s Ashes: The Musical (Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Belfast, London and New York).

As a co-director of Ember Productions he created a range of critically acclaimed performances including Stones, Bones and Beckett in the Fourknocks Neolithic Passage Tomb in Meath, Frozen Music in St. Mary’s Medieval Abbey in Dublin and Scoring the Stone, a commission from the World Archaeological Congress, Dublin 2008. Other commissions include Irish Thunder, Celtic Fyre (Busch Gardens), Aifreann na nAingeal/Mass of the Angels (RTÉ), The Star of Bethlehem: A Christmas Oratorio (BAI/RTÉ) and Inscribed, a musical collaboration with poet Eavan Boland (Poetry Ireland).

In addition to his work as a composer/producer, he wrote and directed his award-winning first short film Suanscéal and also presented/arranged and was music producer on an eight-part TV series Pitch Perfect for TG4 and Good Company Productions. He also contributes scripts and composes music for RTÉ’s series Tír na nÓg.

Colm is also a graduate of UCD, holding an M.A. in Drama and Performance Studies and recently graduated from DCU, St. Patrick’s College with a Professional Masters in Education where he was Artist-in-Residence 2019-2021. He is currently Artist-in-Residence in Marino Institute of Education.