Fiona Linnane

(b. 1978)
Claire O'Rorke Photography


Fiona Linnane is a composer, based in Ireland, specialising in Opera and vocal music. In 2020 she was recipient of the Art Council of Ireland Music Bursary Award.

Current projects include No.2 Pery Square, a site responsive opera, in collaboration with Limerick based production company Opera Workshop (funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Opera Commissions Award 2020). She was awarded the Limerick City and County Council Individual Arts Bursary 2018 and 2019, for work in opera and art song. Works include short operas Off Tuskar and Bay of Fundy; comic arias Songs of the Meteorologist and Art Songs Songs from Kate O’Brien (in collaboration with poet Mary Coll).

Fiona is very active in community music and is widely sought after for commissions and to lead projects. In 2013 Fiona was appointed composer in residence for Bells Across The Burren, an Arts Council of Ireland Artist in the Community project, during which she constructed an outdoor music trail incorporating recycled materials. The project also involved a series of commissions, including Flutter Fossil Fox (published by Cailíno Music Publishers)– a set of pieces for children’s choir, inspired by the creatures of the Burren – and short opera Hag of Loughrask.