Hollywood Records will release the official soundtrack album for Martin McDonagh’s comedy drama The Banshees of Inisherin. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award nominee Carter Burwell (Carol, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Fargo, Twilight, In Bruges, True Grit). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, October 21 and will be available to stream/download here, where you can also check out audio samples. The Banshees of Inisherin is written and directed by McDonagh and stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan. The movie is set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland and follows two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when one of them unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. The dramedy premiered and is being released in select theaters this weekend by Searchlight Pictures.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Walking Home Alone (1:18)
2. Night Falls on Inisherin (0:45)
3. Marking the Calendar (1:09)
4. The Island Comes to Church (1:10)
5. Doesn’t Time Be Flying (1:00)
6. Standing Prayer (1:30)
7. Delivering Milk But No News (1:03)
8. Colm Takes the Reins (2:10)
9. Padraic Wakes – Driving Into the Rain (1:10)
10. The First Finger (1:14)
11. Padraic and Jenny (0:48)
12. Padraic Keeps Quiet (2:15)
13. Colm Throws the Balance (1:50)
14. Jenny and the Fourth (1:53)
15. Dark Padraic (1:30)
16. Siobhan Leaves (1:46)
17. The Slow Passing of Time (1:46)
18. Padraic Leaves the Church (1:02)
19. My Life Is on Inisherin (3:47)
20. A Smoldering New Day (1:56)
21. The Mystery of Inisherin (2:31)

  1. Ann says:

    Any idea what the female vocal piece is called at the beginning of the film?

  2. Pavel says:

    This is Bulgarian traditional folklore song “Polegnala e Todora“.

    • Mara says:

      I loved the movie and most of the musical selections, but found it very disconcerting to hear “Polegnala e Todora“ with the opening scene of the movie. I felt that it should have been Irish music that we heard, not Bulgarian. What was the music director thinking, I wonder.

      • Bob Vernon. says:

        It was Martin MacD who wanted this Bulgarian piece. He first wrote the script for the stage as part of his West Coast island trilogy, but was not happy with it then.

    • Ed Zentera says:

      Listen to the track “Sladka Pitka” on the Don Ellis album “Soaring” to hear a jazz/big band version of this tune. I recognized it immediately and wondered about which came first. So glad someone posted here about the Bulgarian folk tune!

  3. John kirke says:

    Who is singing the German pieces towards the end of the film…?

  4. Leticia says:

    Anyone know the name of the songs that play in the trailer?

  5. Mara says:

    Is there a list available of the classical pieces used in the movie?

  6. Mara Alverson says:

    Here’s the playlist from Spotify:


    • Mimi says:

      Thank you for this playlist! This was a depressing movie….but, the stark beauty of the Aran Islands more than made up for it! God, I love Ireland! 💚

  7. Patricia Willoughby says:

    I agree with Mara that it was disconcerting to hear Bulgarian folk music at the start of the film, however haunting. Surely a more appropriate match would be music by an Irish group such as The Gloaming?

  8. claudia says:

    bulgarian folksong; german lied; irish song, for me that fits together. no comercial music.