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.
Through an open process of creativity and collaboration, Maria Minguella’s compositions explore the boundaries of sound and music.
Ernest John Moeran’s father was Irish and spent as much time in Ireland as in England after he made Kenmare his second home around 1934. In 1913 he began to study with C. V.
As a composer and performer, Ryan Molloy’s work has been performed to international audiences on four continents for over ten years, including major concert venues such as Tanglewood (U.S.A.), Luce
Peter Moran was born in Dublin. He received his music degree from University College Dublin and his MA and PhD from the University of York in England.
David Morris was born in London. After leaving school he worked in a variety of jobs ranging from rock musician to librarian before entering university.
Hilary Mullaney (Ph.D, MA, BA Music) is a composer based in Dublin, Ireland.
Eoin Mulvany was born and grew up in Kells Co. Meath, playing music and singing from a very young age.
Gráinne Mulvey’s music has been performed and broadcast across the globe. She has been the recipient of many awards, commissions and honours.
Gerry Murphy was born in Limerick. He gained a BMus degree at University College Dublin and was head of music at Dublin’s Gonzaga College, a boys’ secondary school, from 1973 to 2006.
A mixed-media composer with a particular interest in text-based music and collaborative processes, Anna’s work as a composer is informed by her interest in non-musical artforms and non-standard con
Jonathan Nangle is a composer whose work explores many diverse fields ranging from notated acoustic and electro-acoustic composition, through live and spatially distributed electronics, to video, f