Northern Ireland musician Hannah Peel has been nominated for an Emmy award.

Northern Ireland musician Hannah Peel has been nominated for an Emmy award.

Peel described the nomination as “a fantastic honour”
However, she stressed that others who worked on the composition also deserved credit.

‘Beautiful team effort’

“It’s not a sole job,” she said.

“I’m scoring to the dream of the director. It’s her story that I’m trying to tell and express, and then you’ve got sound and mixing and everything else that goes on top of it.
“It’s a beautiful team effort.”
Peel has previously won a Royal Television Society award for her title music to the Channel 4 drama, Dates.
As well as releasing solo albums, she has written music for television, film and theatre productions

HBO said its documentary, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, “delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields and car parks of Northern Ireland”.

Peel explained that the music involved “finding a balance between telling the story of behind-the-scenes [filming], the weather, the emotional journeys, the challenges that people go through when they’re doing 60-odd night shoots in a row in the wind and the rain of Northern Ireland… finding a balance between that and the fantasy world”.

Although born in Northern Ireland, Peel spent much of her early life in Yorkshire as her family moved to Barnsley when she was a child.

Share this post