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.
Patrick Zuk was born in 1968. His mother is Irish and his father is Polish. After early studies at the piano he studied composition with the late Professor Aloys Fleischmann.
Amanda Feery is an Irish composer currently based in the U.S., where she is completing a PhD in Composition at Princeton University.
Described as a “Genre-Jumping Genius” (Tradreview.com) Dave Flynn is an award-winning composer/guitarist and founder of the unique Irish Memory Orchestra.
Roger Doyle was born in Dublin and studied composition on scholarships at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Institute of Sonology at the University of Utrecht and the Finnish Radio Experimental
Seán was introduced to music through the Irish fiddle tradition of his hometown of Derry.
Emma O’Halloran is an Irish composer who writes for acoustic and electronic instruments.
Seóirse Bodley was born in Dublin in 1933. Studies in Ireland and Germany led to a teaching appointment at University College Dublin, where he was awarded the degree of D. Mus.