Daragh Black Hynes

(b. 1983)
Ciarán Hynes


Daragh Black Hynes is a Dublin born composer and guitarist. His instrumental works have been performed by ConTempo Quartet, Concorde Ensemble, Elaine Clarke, The Doolan Quartet, Kazuhito and Koyumi Yamashita, and others, and his electronic music output includes the 2020 release ‘Relative States Volume I’, an album of works which has received extensive play by Bernard Clarke on RTE Lyric fm The Blue of the Night.

His recent work includes a microtonal guitar piece for Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai, which was chosen for the ‘Bloomsday in Budapest 2021’ project, the score to the award-winning animated short ‘The Dead Hands of Dublin’, and string quartet ‘Procession’ which was chosen as a winning piece in the 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition.

He studied composition at DIT Conservatory with Jane O’Leary and subsequently relocated to Beijing where he completed a masters in composition with Jia Guoping at the Central Conservatory of Music. On returning to Dublin, he undertook PhD studies with Gráinne Mulvey at TU Dublin Conservatoire.