The Scratcher

‘A special shoutout has to be given to sound designer HK Ní Shioradáin, whose choices perfectly added to the chaos in a story where everything that could go wrong did.’ – Paste Magazine As part of Dublin Fringe Festival, Kelly Shatter stars in a sold out run of The Scratcher, a dark comedy about scratch… Continue reading The Scratcher


As part of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fionntán Larney writes and stars in ‘endings.’ in The Cube in Project Arts Centre from 8 – 16th September 2023. Nominated Best Sound Design Winner Fishamble New Writing Award Director – Joy NesbittProducer – Signe LuryComposition & Sound Design – Morgan Beausang and Ethan Forbes-RoeSound Design – HK Ní… Continue reading endings.


Telling the story of the flirtations, trials and tribulations of four LGBTQ+ gals in Dublin City today, Fruit brings fabulous new writing, emerging talent and some of Ireland’s biggest gay icons directly into your AirPods. Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Creative Team Created by Ultan Pringle and Lisa Nally Written by Ultan Pringle, Hiram… Continue reading Fruit


“There’s a lot brought to this production by the sound (HK Ní Shioradáin); clever sound effects mirror Hartin’s spiralling descriptions of the inner workings of her brain…the sound elevates it all” – The Reviews Hub, 4.5 stars “HK Ní Shioradáin’s excellently, neurotically nefarious sound design both set Mercy in the ambiguous, unnerving space of self-perception… Continue reading Piglet

Artist in the Community with AsIAm

As part of the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Award, HK has been collaborating with AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, to explore musical storytelling with the Autistic community over the past 6 weeks. This was delivered online to ensure accessibility, with each participant mailed a box of instruments (HK pictured packing these boxes). The… Continue reading Artist in the Community with AsIAm

DIFF 2023

HK had two scores at the Dublin International Film Festival. Good Chips premiered as one of the winners of the Virgin Media Discovers Competition, and Baths was screened in the Shorts Programme. Good Chips will be televised on Virgin Media 1 at 11pm on Thursday 02 March 2023.

RTÉ Radio Junior

St Brigid’s Cloak is a two part show for children about the story of St Brigid which was played on RTÉ Radio Junior for St Brigid’s Day. HK wrote and scored the show. Listen back to part one here and part two here. CreditsHK Ní Shioradáin: Composer/WriterEmily Bradley: Producer/BrigidUltan Pringle: ColmcilleLuke Dalton: King of Leinster

Rough Magic SEEDS

HK was selected for Rough Magic SEEDS 2023/2024 in Sound Design. They were chosen alongside director, Joy Nesbitt, and costume designer, Toni Bailey. Since 2001 Rough Magic has been the pioneer of artist development in Irish theatre, through its SEEDS programme for emerging artists – based on mentoring, research and creative engagement. SEEDS has been… Continue reading Rough Magic SEEDS