The theme tune to Father Ted was written by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy. It was later given lyrics and became Songs of Love on their album Casanova. Songs of Love (theme from Father Ted). Neil Hannon. Add "Neil Hannon - Songs of Love (theme from Father Ted)" to My MusicAdd "Neil Hannon || Songs of. This incredible video show a band play the Father Ted Theme Tune outside the house that was used during the show, Watch it here. In , the writers asked alternative rock band Pulp to compose the theme music for Father Ted, requesting a parody of a typical sitcom. This Irish traditional band were on their way to a festival and were passing the Father Ted house. So, they decided to hop out and play the theme tune.