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Classic FM’s High Score video game music series returns, presented by Eímear Noone

June 15, 2022, 08:30 | Updated: June 15, 2022, 08:35

Eímear Noone presents the sixth series of High Score on Classic FM.

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Award-winning composer and bandleader Eímear Noone returns to Classic FM, to host six new shows dedicated to video game soundtracks.

A sixth series of High Score arrives on Classic FM, marking the return of the UK’s first radio show dedicated to video game music on Classic FM’s 30th anniversary.

Hosted by game score composer Eímear Noone, High Score returns for six Sunday night episodes, starting this Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m.

Each hour-long program will focus on a different theme, starting with a look back at the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards, featuring musical highlights from this year’s winners and nominees. The first show will include music from the soundtracks of Infinite Halo, TOEM, The forgotten city and more, with other episodes of the series focusing on themes ranging from heroes and heroines to romance.

There will be music associated with your favorite characters, including Princess Zelda and Lara Croft and hit games from Unexplored at Red Dead Redemption. The final episode of the series, on Sunday, July 24, will be a show dedicated to listener requests.

Eímear, who also presented the fifth series of High Score in November 2019, is one of the industry’s leading video game composers and conductors, having been described by the Irish Independent as “Irish queen of games music”.

She is best known for her award-winning scores for World of Warcraft and Warlords of Draenorand has recorded most scores for gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment over the past 12 years, including Surveillance, Foyer, Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft II.

Eímear has also recorded for Nintendo and Sony Interactive, and in February 2020 she made history as the first woman to lead the Oscars and as the first woman to take the podium at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

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Speaking to Classic FM ahead of the series, Eímear said, “In this first year the Grammy Awards will recognize game music as its own genre, Classic FM proves once again that it is ahead of the I am beyond thrilled to return to Classic FM to share with their radio audience, this music that I have had the pleasure of championing around the world.

Philip Noyce, Editor of Classic FM, said: “Classic FM has been supporting video game music for many years and we are proud to hold the distinction of being the first UK radio station to broadcast a series dedicated solely to gender.

“It’s great to be working with Eímear again as we announce the return of High Score and I look forward to welcoming fans of video game music to Classic FM as we showcase this exciting and diverse genre.”

High Score begins Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. on Classic FM. Listen live and catch up later Global player.