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Denis has been creating music for film, television and theatre for more than 20 years including some of Ireland’s most memorable film and stage productions from the last two decades.

After completing his degree in composition he initially worked with the band The Prayerboat arranging strings for their internationally critically acclaimed album Polichinelle. He also performed keyboards for the band as a guest musician for two years.

While working with the band he began composing music for film projects. Some of his most notable work to date includes His and Hers (Venom films), Older Than Ireland and Under The Clock (Snackbox Films), The Irish Pub (Atom Films) and the recent Covid lockdown hit Abbeyfeale Good (Atom Films). He has also composed for a multitude of television productions including the Limits of Liberty (South Wind Blows) performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Click this link to IMDB to see a comprehensive list of Denis' film and television credits.

Denis Clohessy Irish Film Composer


Over the last two decades Denis has become established as one of the leading composers in Irish Theatre and Dance having worked with many of the country’s leading companies including The Abbey, The Gate, Rough Magic, Fishamble, Junk Ensemble, The Corn Exchange and many others.

His theatre work has been performed throughout Europe and the United States as well as Australia and China.

His awards include honours from the Irish Times Theatre Awards, The European Short film Biennale and The Underground Film Awards.

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