April, 2023 - The score for The Reckoning is now completed. A BBC drama series about Jimmy Savile as played by Steve Coogan. Look out for it on your screens later in the year.
September 1, 2022 - Thank you to Spotify and Apple Music for adding my new piano single, Afterthought to several editorial playlists.
April 12, 2022 - Currently scoring The Reckoning, a four-part drama series for the BBC about Jimmy Savile, starring Steve Coogan.
November 26, 2021 - New single, Felt Improv No. 25 has been added to several playlists by the Spotify editorial team including 'Classical New Releases' and 'Peaceful Piano'.
November 16, 2021 - New single Howthian has been added to several playlists by the Spotify editorial team.
October 8, 2021 - New single, Alma has been added to the 'Pure Calm' playlist by Apple Music.
September, 2021 - The second series of Manhunt (which I scored) will premiere on ITV for four consecutive nights from September 20.
August, 2021 - New piano single Lambay has been added to several playlists by the Spotify editorial team. Check out the new single
June, 2021 - New piano singles Cadeques and Before We Leave are are out now. Check out the new singles
February, 2021 - Scoring the second season of Manhunt for ITV. For details of the series click hereL
September 15, 2020 - Latest piano single Somewhere has been added to several playlists by the Spotify editorial team. Check out the new single
September 8, 2020 - Latest piano single Felt Improv No. 7 has been added to several playlists by the Spotify editorial team. Check out the new single here
September 8, 2020 - White House Farm has won Best New Drama Series at the TV Choice Awards in London. Score recorded here in Dublin.
June 16, 2020 - Latest piano single Felt Improv No. 3 has been added to a number of playlists by the folks at Spotify. Check out the single.
June 4, 2020 - A Confession starring Martin Freeman, and which I scored, has been nominated for Best Mini Series at the BAFTA TV Awards.
May, 2020 - Writing theme & score for Isolation Stories, a series of short films for ITV based on current lockdown living.
September, 2019 - Scoring A Christmas Letter animation. Directed by Kealan O'Rourke & narrated by Kate Winslet.
August, 2019 - Finished scoring A Confession, a new 6-part drama series for ITV. A Confession was written by Jeff Pope (Philomena, Stan and Ollie) and directed by Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton, Broadchurch). Based on the true story of how a maverick police officer caught a killer, it stars Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton and Siobhan Finneran.
March, 2019 - My music for the animation series Peek Zoo has been nominated for Best Score at the Irish Animation Awards in Dingle.
January, 2019 - Scoring White House Farm, a new 6-part drama series by New Pictures for ITV directed by Paul Whittington. Based on the infamous story of the murder of the Bamber family in an Essex farmhouse in 1985, 'White House Farm' stars Mark Addy, Stephen Graham, Cressida Bonas and Freddie Fox.
September 13, 2018 - Upright Vol. II is out today. Upright is a carefully curated selection of sheet music that brings together the best contemporary music for solo piano. All profits go to Music For Relief, a charity that provides immediate relief in the wake of humanitarian crises.
July, 2018 - Scoring 3-part drama series Manhunt for ITV. Manhunt stars Martin Clunes and is directed by Marc Evans. Based on the true story of how London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton tracked down a serial killer.
May, 2018 - New piano album Nightsongs is out now!
January, 2018 - Scored Hatton Garden, the forthcoming four-part ITV series directed by Paul Whittington and written by Oscar-nominated writer Jeff Pope.
October, 2017 - Niall Won the Venus Music Award at the Filmets Badalona Film festival in Barcelona for score to animated film The Lost Letter, narrated by Kate Winslet.
May, 2017 - Scoring the film In Darkness. See here for details.
March, 2017 - Scoring Little Boy Blue, a four-part ITV drama written by Jeff Pope and directed by Paul Whittington.
February, 2017 - Solo piano albums The Promenade and Still Life to be re-released by 1631 Recordings on March 29th.
May, 2016 - Completed scoring the animation The Lost Letter (narrated by Kate Winslet) for director Kealan O'Rourke following a successful collaboration previously on the multi award-winning The Boy in the Bubble (narrated by the late Alan Rickman).
March, 2016 - Sheet music book finished for new piano album Still Life (coming soon in 2016).
September, 2015 - Score completed for the forthcoming feature film The Truth Commissioner.
April 8, 2015 - Cilla and its lead actress, Sheridan Smith, have both been nominated for a BAFTA award
October 10, 2014 - Indie comedy Gold, with original score by Niall released in Irish cinemas. Starring James Nesbitt, Maisie Williams, David Wilmot and Kerry Condon. Director: Niall Heery.
August, 2014 - Completed composing score for Cilla, a three-part ITV drama series written by Jeff Pope (Philomena) about the singing career of Cilla Black in Liverpool in the 1960's. Producer: Kwadjo Dajan. Director: Paul Whittington. Check out a clip from the original score below:
September, 2013 - Score done for Niall Heery's feature film Gold
August, 2013 - Finished score for The Widower, a three-part drama series for ITV
July, 2013 - The Promenade, a solo piano album is now out on iTunes. The album was recorded using vintage microphones on an old upright piano.
April 14, 2013 - Niall's score for the classic Irish silent film Guests of the Nation (1935) received its UK premiere at the Barbican Centre. The score was originally commissioned by the IFI (Irish Film Archive) and premiered in September 2011 by the RTE Concert Orchestra to sold out concerts at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, followed by a US premiere in the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York. Click here to download reviews
February 10, 2013 - Niall's score for the BBC film Loving Miss Hatto has won Best Original Score at the IFTA awards. Thank you to director Aisling Walsh, producer Radford Neville, writer Victoria Wood and everyone at Left Bank Pictures. A special mention to pianist Archie Chen, who played all of the piano pieces by Joyce Hatto in the film as well as on the score, Maimie McCoy for her uncanny ability to inhabit the performer that was Joyce Hatto, and Ciarán Byrne at Cauldron Studios, who made it all sound so good. Thanks to conductor Fiachra Trench, all of the musicians who played so beautifully, and also Fergus O' Carroll, Susan Holmes, Catherine O' Flaherty, Anna Rackard , Caitríona Walsh and Lynda Mamy of United Agents.
"Set in London the plot centers on Sofia (Natalie Dormer), a blind pianist working as a studio musician scoring film - a nice in-joke for a movie that itself features some very effective music by Niall Byrne."
- New York Times Review (In Darkness)
"The minimalist approach taken by Niall Byrne for the film's score brilliantly adds to the underlying tension that exists in the movie"
- Film Ireland Review (The Truth Commissioner)
'Niall’s lyrical and emotive music was premiered at the National Concert Hall on September 11th with a live orchestral performance by RTE Concert Orchestra, and received a rapturous response from the 900-strong Dublin audience. The response in New York was no less ecstatic from an audience clearly moved by Denis Johnston’s stark but deeply emotional portrayal of Frank O’Connor’s short story, which is so enhanced by Niall’s music'
- Irish Film Institute (On Guests of the Nation)