Shaun Davey was born in Belfast and lives in Dublin. His concert music includes the widely performed The Brendan Voyage, The Deers' Cry (St Patricks' prayer) and Suite for the Dublin Special Olympics. His work can be heard on seven albums on the Tara label, the most recent being Voices from the Merry Cemetery.
International credits include the music for the BBCs’s Ballykissangel (BAFTA nomination) and The Hanging Gale (Ivor Novello Award and BAFTA nomination) and scores for feature films including Waking Ned, The Tailor of Panama, Twelfth Night (Ivor Novello nomination) and Hallmarks' David Copperfield. In theatre he has worked both on and off Broadway on the musical The Dead (Tony nomination for score). In the UK he has worked with the RSC on productions including A Winters Tale, King Lear, The Tempest, Pericles, Fair Maid of the West and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and on Skellig at the Young Vic. In Ireland he has worked with The Abbey on The Silver Tassie, Well of the Saints, Angels from America, The Crucible and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme.
Credits 2011-12 include The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Tempest and As you like it (Old Globe, San Diego), Gulliver (National Theatre Sibiu and Edinburgh Festival), the choral suite Songs from the High Seas, and concerts at the Ateneul Roman, Bucharest and the National Concert Hall, Dublin.