Composer / Sound Designer

Alma Kelliher

Selected credits

  • RIOT THISISPOPBABY/Ireland/Australia/Canada/NYC
  • The MisfitsCorn Exchange/Dublin Theatre Festival
  • The ElephantomRoyal National Theatre/West End
  • RiverrunWorldwide Tour / Emergency Room
  • The Casement ProjectChoreographer: Fearghus Conchúir
  • I’m Roger CasementShort Film directed by Dearbhla Walsh


Alma is a composer, sound designer and musician based in Dublin. She works across a range of media fusing composition and sound design to create a free flowing sonic environment for theatre, dance, live art, film, festivals and everything in between.

She is an Associate of THISISPOPBABY and the musical force behind their smash hit shows WAKE  (co-produced with Dublin Fringe Festival in association with Irish Arts Centre New York), and RIOT , winner of Best Production at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2016 which has also toured to Sydney, Melbourne, NYC and Toronto.    Her sound design for Olwen Fouére’s brilliant one woman show  Riverrun  was winner of the 2013 Irish Times Theatre Award.

She designed sound for the spectacular annual Macnas Parade in 2018 and was Composer/Sound Designer for The Misfits  bringing Arthur Miller’s iconic film to the stage for the first time in a new reimagining directed by Annie Ryan with Corn Exchange for the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Featured work



THISISPOPBABY/ Irish Arts Centre, NYC/ Dublin Fringe Festival
Created & Directed by Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
With text from Dylan Coburn Gray
Composed By Alma Kelliher
Choreographed by Philip Connaughton
Set & Graphic Design by Niall Sweeney
Lighting Design by Mark Galione
Costume Design by Julian Smith

“Wake is the best show in town” The Arts Review *****

The Irish Times *****



RIOT, the extraordinary mash-up of theatre, variety, dance, music and performance art, wowed audiences and won best production at last year’s Fringe Festival… Audiences were transported.
The Irish Times

This acclaimed Irish variety show melds high art and trash culture in a disorderly cocktail of partying and politics. With an all-star cast including famed drag queen Panti Bliss, RIOT is a dazzling blend of dance, drag, circus, comedy and powerful spoken word.
Sydney Festival 2018


WINNER Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama at the 31st Galway Film Fleadh

Writer / Director Jack Hickey
Producer Lara Hickey
Company Copper Alley Productions
Cast includes: Clare Dunne, Moe Dunford, Peter Campion, Valerie O’Connor and Caoimhe O’Malley
Director of Photography Phillip Blake
1st AD Stephen Rigney
Costume Design Saileóg O’Halloran
Production Design Muireann Howley
Editor Julian Ulrichs

Interview - The Elephantom

By Ross Power
Adapted by Ben Power

Director: Finn Caldwell and Tobie Olie
Composition: Adam Pleeth
Set Design: Samuel Wyer
Lighting Design: Matt Daw


Based on Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
Adapted, Performed, Directed by Olwen Fouére
Co-Director: Kellie Hughes
Lighting Designer: Stephen Dodd

“Her voice is underpinned by Alma Kelliher’s composition and sound design, humming, modulating, constantly in the background, supporting and carrying the performer. Until the sound disappears altogether, that is, and all we are left with words floating into the space: “Not a sound, falling. Lispn! No wind no word. Only a leaf, just a leaf and then leaves.”
The Guardian

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