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.
Jenn Kirby is a composer, based in Dublin. She composes both acoustic and electronic contemporary works.
Trevor Knight was born in England and moved to Ireland in the late 1950s. He began his early musical education studying piano.
Garth Knox is one of today’s leading performers of contemporary music, and his formative experience as a member of Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble InterContemporain and then as violist of the Arditti Quar
Tom Lane studied composition at the University of Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music and the Berlin University of
Mick Langan studied composition with Don Ray, Bob Drasnin and orchestration with Conrad Pope of UCLA. and Screen Training Ireland.
John F. Larchet was born in Dublin. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where his teachers included Michele Esposito.
Victor Lazzarini was born in Londrina, southern Brazil. He is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the NUI Maynooth, and a composer.
Brian Ledwidge Flynn (1977) is a Dublin born composer based in Berlin where he lectures in Composition and runs 'Magnetic State' an indie cassette label specialising in lo-fi Debut releas
Conor Linehan studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with
Thérèse Fahy and, after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a
Originally from Cratloe in County Clare, Fiona Linnane has been based in County Limerick for ten years.
Frank Lyons was born in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and studied electric guitar in his early teens.
Ruaidhri Mannion is an Irish composer and sonic artist living in London. He is a Royal College of Music Scholar, completing his doctorate under the supervision of Dr.