This section introduces the music of Irish composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is intended as a good starting point for anyone not familiar with Irish contemporary music.
Each composer's page provides a photo, a biography, most recent works added to CMC's collection and other information. You can also purchase CDs and scores by each composer, access features about the composers, or view any upcoming events which include their music.
An Irish composer is defined as anyone who was born or is permanently resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
For any Irish composers interested in registering with CMC, please see our guidelines on how to apply.
David Collier is an Irish composer based in Amsterdam, who writes music to create captivating listening experiences.
Paul Collins was born in Dublin. He studied organ and harpsichord at the College of Music in Dublin and gained a degree in music and Irish from Trinity College Dublin.
Bernadette Comac is a digital composer/artist living in Northern Ireland. She studied music at Queens University Belfast and undertook a Masters in Computer music.
Patrick Connolly is a composer and musician from County Louth.
Brian Connolly is a composer, sound artist and researcher from Dublin. Having starting out his
Born in 1987, David Coonan is an Irish composer.
Frank Corcoran was born in Tipperary and studied in Dublin, Maynooth, Rome and Berlin (with Boris Blacher). He was the first Irish composer to have his ‘Symphony No.
David Harold Cox was born in Portsmouth, England.
Dominic Crawford Collins was born in London. He attended Harrow School and studied piano, trumpet and composition at the Royal College of Music in London.
Tom Cullivan was born in Cavan in 1939. He studied piano locally from an early age. He began composing incidental music for plays while studying at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Elis Czerniak started composing as a late teen during his piano and guitar studies and then went on to play the cello and clarinet.