O'Riada, Seán [ Reidy, John] (b Cork, 1931; d London, 1971). Irish composer. Ass. mus. dir. Radio Éireann 1954–5, mus. dir. Abbey Th., Dublin, 1955–62. Lect., Univ. Coll., Cork, 1963–71. Works incl. 2 ballets; The Banks of Sullane, sym. essay (1956); Nomos No.4, pf., orch. (1957–8); Requiem for a Soldier, sop., ten., bar., ch., org. (1968).
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