July 01, 2016
Rónán Johnston is a composer and producer who has almost 30 years experience in writing music for film, TV and Theatre, having started his career on Irish TV, RTE in the mid 1980s. He is also known for his work as musical director on Popstars, an Irish’s version of the X Factor. He has worked for UK channels ITV, Channel 4, MTV as well as RTE, PBS in the US and beyond. He has twice been nominated for IFTA’s (the Irish Oscars) for his soundtrack writing, The show he wrote soundtrack for “Moone Boy” received an international EMMY in 2013. He has scored more than 33 platinum discs over the past decades, and been responsible for over 15 number 1’s in the Irish territory. He composed the soundtrack for “Over Ireland” a PBS TV special with an hour’s worth of music put to footage of Ireland’s great sights and landmarks, all shot from the air.